As much as I admire Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as a person and respect the achievements that he has led the Lebanese resistance to achieve over the years, I find myself quite displeased with the situation that he and his allies have created in Lebanon during the past few weeks.
Hizbollah have accepted to become a part of the government. No one prevented them from that, and no one forced them into it. They have a demand (a national unity government), and they have the right to put it on the table to be discussed. If consensus is reached via dialogue that’s good, if not there should be a vote to resolve the issue. Whatever result the vote yields, everyone should adhere to it.
When the majority refused to answer Hizbollah’s calls, the latter have decided to withdraw from the government. After withdrawing they said the government is not constitutional because it doesn’t represent all the Lebanese people. This is ridiculous because they have withdrawn at their own will; it is not as if someone has kicked them out of the government.
They have the right to demonstrate, and it is the government’s duty to protect their right to demonstrate. However, accusing everyone else of disloyalty and treason is unacceptable, and it won’t get them anywhere.
I could talk endlessly about the situation in Lebanon and how wrong and absurd it is. And the words above are no political analysis as I’m not an expert on this topic, and I could be mistaken but at least this is how I see it. Now let me come how I feel about it: I feel bad, really bad. Because I have always looked up to Lebanon as a role model for other Arab countries when it comes to freedom, democracy and diversity. Today all I can see is a country sinking in a deep dark sea of wars, conflicts and selfish interests.
I know for sure that Lebanese people would rise this country from the ashes, as they always do, but let us not forget how many souls were lost and how much time has gone and will never comeback.