Diplomatic Damascus Drones

April 27, 2011

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Dear Reader,

Greetings and Good day,

“Whenever governance will turn to be prohibiting the populace expression, black is the color of the nation”.

While we are all mourning innocent martyrs killed by the ruthless rulers of Damascus and their outrageous violence, paraphrasing the words of the White House, one must ask the right questions.

Where are we today and how we can move forward in Syria?

What is the vision?

Contrary to the views expressed by many analysts, I consider the genuine part of the enacted popular movement as the core of the change demand.

Therefore I expect it not to relent on all the legitimate demands.

Legitimacy is the key for the ongoing movement/revolution.

The strategy of the international community in Syria should be advanced and pointing on legalizing the process of modernity, beyond the conflict between the actual ruling dictatorship and the movement in all its components, while looking to establish a new and democratic Syria.

Whenever we agree on the basic reforms then we have the key to new Syria, whoever is the command of the state.

We know that late yesterday U.N. Security Council nations discussed a statement proposed by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal who want to condemn the violence against the protesters.

It seems that the draft statement backs a call made by Secretary General for an independent investigation into the killings where U.N. rights chief was invited to travel to Damascus.

The Security Council is set to resume discussions today to condemn the violence applied by Bashar Al Assad and his regime, call for restraint and support the investigation, where possible sanctions might be looked at and the indication for specific required reforms will be a great mix in the wording.

Whenever sanctions will be examined and discussed further at a meeting of ambassadors from EU member states in Brussels Friday, it is necessary that a parallel panel will gather to identify the road map for modernizing the Syrian sate avoiding clashes and violence.

Syria needs a constitutional reform with referenda, political law for new parties, election law with a federal concept and direct elections of governors.

It needs to decentralize the state and to transfer funds to the regions, reform the institutions and combat corruption & nepotism.

Syria needs to achieve peace while adhering to the just claim of liberating occupied Golan.

It is also beneficial to examine the shape of a modern army to be inserted in the regional security mechanism.

How we can get there? What are the steps to be taken? Who are the powers entitled to exert guidance?

If it is true that the US is absorbed by the budget debate, where necessary concrete measures should be taken to move the Medicare eligibility to 67, to advance ages for early and full social security benefits, in order to cut expenses; it is also true that simultaneous measures to increase revenue are needed such as slightly increase the federal gasoline tax and introduce a VAT Tax for luxurious items.

The FED itself is also considerably required to transit the QE 2 from being a Cold Turkey to becoming a Drinkable Tea, and this is by extending a gradually decreasing ( 100 million per month) QE until December.

While keeping interest rates untouched, as a weak dollar for now plays well to the interests of the recovery.

We don’t need to forget also that the US is also bogged in 4 theaters Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Libya, and has almost no leverage on Syria, therefore it is not the nation that will prime act. Although it can convene the UN Human rights council to debate the crimes and condemn the perpetrators.

China by contrast is bogged in its inflation cure, in the investments worldwide and in the Caribbean, in the energy bill and the inflation tiger.

It is also looking deep into the replacement to the Deng legacy, and reassessing its national policy for the coming two decades.

Hence it is not a prime actor.

BRICS nations are powerful but not enough to project an international design to indicate to the Arab Spring, although South Africa has a significant back ground from where inspire reconciliation and a common good.

We need to look then at a Quartet that will have the lead in Syria.

These are Germany , France, Qatar and Turkey.

We know that a Turkish envoy will arrive to Syria as soon as Thursday, and in my opinion he better becomes a stable envoy until the end of the crisis where daily consultations with both parties involved, the regime and the protesters will be necessary.

And it is important that European nations on Friday delegate a German and a French envoy to join the Turkish colleague and establish a permanent delegation acting for crisis management.

A Qatari envoy will complete the display.

The Quartet strong of a first UNSCR, will lead at the moment diplomatic efforts and a vision process to reestablish order and secure just rights for the citizenry.

The Turkish role will be pivotal as it has great influence and leverage with Syria and Iran and it will represent a modern role considered to be an extension of Europe in the healing East.

It will reinforce the chances of the APK in the June elections to have a net majority instead of sharing power.

Germany from its side has great links with Turkey in terms of immigration and labor communities, and has an excellent role to play in the European leadership to balance the growing debt and inflation.

Merkel is heard as a voice in the world.

France has historic responsibility in the Levant and there are personal relations between the two presidents and their wives.

Qatari Prince is a prime investor in Syria and has a villa in Plamyra, he has the ear of the ruler of Damascus.

The steps to be negotiated are to support a peaceful transition in Syria and to help the declared intentions of reforms to be implemented and not to be effaced by internal struggles or by vested powers.

Can this by itself succeed? Will it be sufficient?

It is definitely a scenario, where positioning diplomatic drones in Syria will help focus on the crisis and give it a major resonance and exposure.

It will diminish the aggressive tenure of the military and give breath to the citizenry.

This will need to be eventually supported by a large meeting where several personalities will gather to express free opinions and trace the way for Syria to extract itself from the actual stalemate.

An economic forum can follow also on the UN investigation for killings.

Intelligent behavior of Western circles will add difficulty to the Iranian regime facing a triple threat, internal problems in Iran and Syria and a new worm on its nuclear devices.

From above we can expect the cabinet dilemma in Lebanon to have either a long agony or to settle on the clear solution indicated in my previous mail : Made In Lebanon.

The Syrian dictator has a simple option to extricate himself by giving-in in Lebanon and on reforms.

March 14 and Hariri Family could never imagine a day when the STL findings could produce a genuine liberal movement in Syria, from here they need to accommodate and support Mikati’s efforts to form a new unity cabinet.

What remains is to form a commission for truth and peace.

Hezbollah should better realize that the day of reckoning is close if it will not insert a resistance Division in the LAF, and be part of an enforced national defense strategy.

Israel should perfect the Israeli Peace Initiative and make it a national state policy, to prepare for the September international recognition of Palestine.

We will still need to approach the Iranian regime’s expansion; however this is a matter of time, where it will necessarily implode from within, especially in view of the upcoming general elections, presidential elections and the ailing longevity of the supreme leader.

Iran is pouring power outside, yet losing human and brain power inside.

Therefore its model lacking economic vitality is destined to dissolve sooner rather than later.

As for the nuclear threat it was debated in Washington with the Emirati Crown Prince on behalf of Gulf nations, I have a recommendation to give to Saudi Arabia, which is to reach out through the Arab Gulf Council to all Arab nations and interact with Europe, China, Russia, India and the US of course.

King Abdullah and Crown Prince should better both resign and follow the path of the Lebanese patriarch, where Prince Nayef from Interior will become King, and the son of Abdullah will go to Interior.

As for Prince Bandar he is the good choice to become a Crown Prince, and work to reform the Kingdom and open it for the coming decades.

“Again and again Lebanon has an opportunity, and it needs to take it now”

Thank You,


Made In Lebanon

April 14, 2011

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Dear Reader,

Greetings and Good Day,

Lebanon will unite around itself and young generations will defend their peaceful coexistence, their knowledge and the interests of peace will eventually prevail”

I ended my last appeal for Lebanese unity with the above opening, where I relayed on young energy to extract Lebanon from its actual stalemate.

While navigated, seasoned and expert politicians are appealing to exoteric measures and voodoo practices to come along with a cabinet to exert governance, it is our duty to express statesmanship and stewardship in laying a route map for the coming period.

If it is true that there is a strategic breach enacted by the frail security situation in both Gaza and Lebanon, it is also true that the interests of the Lebanese collectivity and of peace in the Middle East will gather to reinstate stability, justice, democracy and liberal rights.

Trying to define an objective essay for the Lebanese future in the upcoming period, one should start by understanding what will a new cabinet achieve and what are the tasks expected from it.

Only then pacifists can press and lobby for a process to be put in place and to pursue it.

Whenever we agree that the next cabinet should align with global governance, international resolutions and universal rights, its prospected action should be enacted within a range of wide acceptance by the majority of other nations.

Lebanon needs to agree on a defensive strategy to end all breaches against its sovereignty, it needs to define its relation with the state of Israel, it needs to put through an economic policy to strengthen prosperity and generate job opportunities, tackle its debt by controlling spending without affecting growth and increase its revenues by boosting tourism and investing on oil and gas production offshore.

Lebanon needs to render the civil society more cohesive and create a “commission for truth and peace” that will follow up on the STL findings whenever circumstances will permit.

Above all, the nation needs a creative outlook into the dynamics of the Middle East and transit itself from a static, erratic draw, into a fulcrum of expansion and wellness.

The constant must be to operate in governance to tutor all the citizens and revive the spirit and the soul of the citizenry and the civil society in a national togetherness based on a mechanism of tolerance and acceptance.

Any finding is pivotal for forgiveness and for righting the historic memory of the state.

The objective of awareness is to build the exchange based on transparency.

So how can a national Cupola start up and protect Lebanon?

Whenever Lebanese notables and politicians failed their mission in these delicate circumstances, the intellectual elite should be different.

Lebanon missed current opportunity to stabilize, become an “Orbi” parliament for world democracies, an investment platform for foreign funds and a pole for conventions specialized in liquids, finance, fashion and Jewelry.

The drama will be costly if it will miss all future opportunities; from here it becomes necessary to advance an argumented tentative plan.

It is a fact that the new parliamentary majority formed contrary to the past elections annunciations, is incapable to form a one sided cabinet and therefore as a first step the PM designate Mr Najib Mikati, should step down.

Secondly new consultations will take place and Mr Mikati will be named by all parliamentary blocs, to form a new unity cabinet based on a formula of 10 – 10 – 10. All ministers will be reconfirmed with the exception of Mr Safadi (to be replaced by a Mikati trusted), Mr Hariri ( by Mr Mikati), Mr Salam(by Mr Saniora), 

The mission of this cabinet will be to introduce few constitutional reforms, the referenda and the revision of some presidential powers; it will put also some positive restrictions on the speaker election, and proact possible laic reforms.

It will nominate all state vacancies, approve a new electoral law (3 electoral tickets, South, Beirut and all the rest), and finalize a modern defense strategy that will put all non state arms and depots under the state aegis and control.

Then submit it for national approval in referenda that will be conducted in concomitance with general elections in 2013.

Two wrongs don’t make one right and therefore, the resignation of ministers should not be summed up with a one sided cabinet that will bring havoc on Lebanon.

The right thing to do is to follow the process indicated above.

This is the recommendation that I introduce in the hands of the newly elected Patriarch in the upcoming event in Bkirki next Tuesday and to all the Lebanese collectivity.

Our duty is to form our own government with full autonomy and pave the way for the best environment in which hold the next general elections.

 The issue of the STL and the non state arms are of great concern, yet we need to put these in the correct framework.

Lebanon needs to define its relation with Israel to eliminate any requirement for popular resistance; hence the government must embark on direct talks with the state of Israel setting the metrics for a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.

Following, Hizbullah must take its destiny in its Lebanese hands, cut its financial ties to Iran, and clarify the truth about the past era involving it in a policy of regional opposing camps.

The party of God should seize the unique option and the tended hand by other Lebanese to exit the stalemate and go on true coexistence to save itself and save Lebanon.

Israel will be put under strain and will be asked to honor the floated Israeli Peace Initiative as a follow up on the Arab Peace Initiative.

This is an unrepeatable chance to achieve peace, and to obtain Shebaa farms and to draw the sea line for common projects of oil and gas extraction.

There is immediate need to detach Lebanon from any other theater and to get together to save the collectivity and create a national cupola, that will defend the state from any threat and danger. 

Lebanon is the country of tolerance and peace, acceptance and love, therefore no one community can erase or efface any other, and our destiny is to live our memory of civil strife, and do all possible to offer future generations better chances to enforce the common good and the shared entirety of the population.      

The ultimate purpose is to save Lebanon, the state and the civil society.

Unfolding events in Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cote D’Ivoire will not affect the Lebanese theater as far as the Lebanese are willing to implement their own national pact of acceptance.

Failure to do so will have an unbearable cost.

Lebanese sage guidance will reveal to be fundamental for the interests of all players stretching from Qatar, Turkey, Brazil, Armenia, KSA, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Russia, Estonia, China, USA, France, GB, Germany, India and South Africa.

I call on the PM designate to decline the job, and on the Lebanese president to call on new consultations, and on all Lebanese groups to agree on the future process leading to a new unified Lebanon, where Hizbullah will become integrated in the strategic Lebanese interests.

The new Lebanese cabinet should be announced urgently, as Lebanon can not afford to succumb to a destiny of divisiveness and violence, which will threaten its status of being the homeland for tolerance, acceptance, openness and progress.

All Lebanese players must revise their positions, and get back to sanity, or else they will lose themselves and the constituency.

Vision is now in place, and there are no more excuses.  

 “Time again is offering Lebanon an opportunity, and failed politicians need to grasp it immediately”

Thank You,


Unity, Unity,Unity

April 9, 2011

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Dear Reader,

Greetings and Good Day,

“The modern demise is to fail the institutions and surrender to the vacuum”.

Few days ago I sounded the alarm for the strategic breach enacted by the frail security situation in both Gaza and Lebanon.

I also asked for a Lebanese cabinet to be formed by April 10 and to represent the interests of the Lebanese collectivity and guarantee the best chances for Peace in the Middle East.

It is unfortunate that the International Cupola I am longing for to contain the regional strategic breach and kick start governance in the Cedar nation is not being activated.

Lebanese notables and politicians are retained responsible in this mediocrity and poor spectacle where the interests of the country and of the population are put in strain due to their opacity and incapability.

The Lebanese elite failed once more to profit from unique circumstances where it could stabilize Lebanon and transform it into an Orbi parliament for world democracies, an investment platform for foreign funds and a pole for conventions, a tourism hub for multinational corporate looking for new destinations to hold major events specialized in liquids, finance, fashion and Jewelry.

While the regional environment is offering observers an ongoing panorama of refreshing pictures of mobs asking for rights and freedom, the Lebanese arena is once again hostage of failed politicians capable only to filter a possible compromise on the Interior ministry, an ambassador at the Vatican, who played a very bad role and surrendered the army in the infamous episodes of Mar Mikhael.

These politicians sold to foreign powers and following agendas disconnected with the Lebanese interests, are determining an absolute erratic phase in the Lebanese history.

From one side the stupid act of the ministers that caused by their resignation the actual stalemate and from another the stubborn decision by the caretaker prime minister not to deal with the new reality, are both bringing our dear Lebanon close to the abyss.

Simply put, we can not stay idle as Lebanese. Our duty is to form our own government with full autonomy and pave the way for the best environment in which hold the next general elections.

It is largely known that spinning issues are the STL and the arms of Hizballah used as a tool to model internal/foreign affairs, yet these aspects although very important should not put in danger the big picture of the state interests.

In fact those who are asking for the state to be tutored from non state actors, in this critical juncture, are making a big mistake by distancing themselves from the upcoming options in governance.

For Lebanon allowing one part to form a one sided cabinet, is a very bad political mistake, even if the trap can be to stage public demonstrations to bring the cabinet down once formed and gain international sympathy.

Considering the floated Israeli Peace Initiative as a follow up on the Arab Peace Initiative, our duty as Lebanese, in this particular momentum, is to form a consensus and to form a cabinet of unity, based on a 10 – 10 – 10 formula, that will guarantee to the nation the best chances to face any threat, and these threats will not disappear in such a volatile area such as the Middle East, where we will embark on daily basis on conjunctures and imperils.

There is immediate need to detach Lebanon from any other theater and to get together to save the collectivity and create a national cupola, that will defend the state from any danger.

Those who are claiming resistance to Israel are weakening the state to the maximum, by creating havoc, and diffusing the spirit of divisiveness. Mr Hassan Nasrallah should better create an internal commission in his party and revise all his policies adopted so far, and rethink his options.

Lebanon needs a “commission for truth and peace”.

Lebanon is the country of tolerance and peace, acceptance and love, therefore no one community can erase or efface any other and our destiny is to live our memory of civil strife and do all possible to offer future generations better chances to enforce the common good and the shared entirety of the population.

Until yesterday it seemed that the Tecno / politicians cabinet of 20 had better chances, but seemingly this is not the case.

In an ever effervescent and dynamic stage, actors are mobilized to cover their nudity to perform a piece of governance that will transit Lebanon into calm shores and prosperous finances.

Therefore I stress again, again and again, that there is no excuse for the politicians to project whatsoever different than a cabinet of unity that will supervise the general elections.

I herewith declare a National Lebanese Truce, and ask Hizballah to lower the ante as much as Mr Saad Hariri to make the ultimate sacrifice.

All leaders must play by national rules and form a cabinet of unity based on the principle of 10 ministers for each group, and 10 ministers for the president, the prime minister designated and the PSP.

All other options will fail or lead Lebanon to civil strife, which will endanger the fate of the resistance, of the state and of all the society.

The purpose is to save Lebanon, the state, the good resistance to any occupier and arrogant power trying to impede freedom in the south villages and sovereignty within the Lebanese boundaries.

In unity we grow, elsewhere we will be on our knees.

Beside it is only with a strong Lebanon that peace in the Middle East will move forward, and only with a strong Lebanon that a trusted deal to share off shore gas and oil in the Mediterranean can be achieved, for the best interest of both Israel and Lebanon.

This is my last call as I sense that we need to form the cabinet at the earliest.

Any wasted time will play against all political players and bickering at the end will be paid by the collectivity at a very high cost.

Unfolding events in Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain Algeria, Morocco, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cote D’Ivoire will not affect the Lebanese theater as afar as the Lebanese are cautious to implement their own national pact of acceptance.

The historic heart of the nation is calling, unity, unity, unity.

Only Lebanese unity will tutor the interests of all players stretching from Qatar, Turkey, Brazil, Armenia, KSA, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Russia, Estonia, China, USA, France, GB, Germany, India and ending with Iran and Syria.

While I congratulate the US for the last minute agreement on the budget, my hope is high that the Lebanese also will take good example and agree on the state and the true resistance salvation.

Building a national “Cupola” around Lebanon represents the interest of the wide array of the Lebanese collectivity, the international community and of peace in the Middle East.

I call on the Lebanese President and the PM designate to try a last tour of consultations, a refreshing start and form the cabinet of unity with full autonomy and independence and submit it to the parliament.

The new Lebanese cabinet should be announced urgently and follow the guidelines of global governance.

The Lebanese Cupola/unity will prevail and it will press for dialogue and national consensus, maintaining in place the interests of peace, justice, resistance to the arrogance, stability and liberty.

Lebanon can not afford to succumb to a destiny of divisiveness and violence, which will threaten its status of being the homeland for tolerance, acceptance, openness and progress.

All Lebanese players must revise their positions and get back to sanity or else they will lose themselves and the constituency.

Power and influence are the expression of policy, and policy is made by the art of the possible.

“Lebanon will unite around itself and young generations will defend their peaceful coexistence, their knowledge and the interests of peace will eventually prevail”

 Thank You,


La Cupola

April 4, 2011

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Dear Reader,

Greetings and Good Day,

“ Wise decisions are the ingredients for potentates to express vision, and there is no better horizon than peace ”

Above opening was written at the end of my open letter to Mr Najib Mikati, where I was trying to figure out how best serve the interests of the Lebanese collectivity and peace in the Middle East.

Successively I mentioned that the correct assessment of unprecedented ME popular demands and the forecast of their evolution will immensely affect the geopolitics of the world in the coming decade.

Staying idle for the Lebanese is not an option while the entire region is moving ahead in a disturbance that will eventually bring positive changes and hope for all citizens consisting in a better governance and an appropriate distribution of richness.

Formulating action necessitates an accurate set of analysis that will be translated into a coordinated and consequential line of action.

Whenever one agrees, that in the geopolitics of the area, comprised between China and Portugal, at the moment, there are two theaters that rivet the most intricate status ever, ( Gaza and Lebanon) , it is obvious that building a salvation cupola on at least one of these two theaters will improve the overall stability and democratic environment in the area.

In truth countries with unfolding events, such as, Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain Algeria, Moroccan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cote D’Ivoire do witness internal divergence which by no means can extend beyond national boundaries.

By contrast the difficulty in Gaza or Lebanon may well expand and have regional ramifications of unknown and unpredictable extension.

Therefore the main interest of the international community currently is to have control on at least one of the most vulnerable theaters and this happens to be Lebanon for many practical reasons.

The key in extending a Cupola on Lebanon, is to form a new government and to interact with the STL.

In order to fulfill the first task the requirement is to find a formula that will be a delicate balance of interests for many players stretching from Qatar, Turkey, Brazil, Armenia, KSA, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Russia, Estonia, China, USA, France, GB, Germany, India and ending with Iran and Syria.

The easiest formula could be to float the actual government if there was not a second task to implement, from here a new cabinet of unity based on a 10-10-10 formula was proposed, and as already filtered by many observers and commentators also proposed was a cabinet of 20 techno/politicians.

Today the option of 20 techno/politicians is taking the lead and represents the fulcrum of converging interests of a wide spider being the multiple economic hubs US, China, India, Germany, Japan, S Korea, Brazil, Vietnam, Philippines, Turkey, Indonesia, Poland and Russia.

The US Modern Grand Strategy that already led the transition from mono-polar governance to multi-hub governance will project an achievement by brokering the new Lebanese cabinet.

It is obvious that there will still be need to interact with the STL and in my opinion the sound and reasonable path is for Mr Saad Hariri, to publicly ask the tribunal hierarchy to observe a two years moratorium until the post Lebanese elections of 2013.

The bravery of Hariri will pay out soon, as he will regain the political initiative and will conserve a large advantage in terms of moral ground.

Building a “Cupola” around Lebanon becomes the interest of the wide array of the international community and of the distanced Lebanese factions.

But even if the STL will exert a moratorium, we will still need to have the cabinet of techno/politicians in place.

Twenty ministers of different communities and confessions will be 4 sunni, 4 shia, 2 druze, 3 maronite, 2 orthodox, 2 catholics, 2 armenians and 1 minorities. Valuable names are Najib Mikati prime minister, actual ministers Kassar, Salam, Baroud, Murr, Aridi, Mitri, Basil, Nahhas, actual finance, foreign affairs and health ministers, and the rest to be picked from the professional experts.

The Lebanese President and PM are required to form the cabinet with full autonomy and independence and introduce it, so that it can submit to the parliament the vote of confidence.

The consequential approach in foreign affairs, will secure the peaceful conduit for soft and eased international relations, with pillars consisting in US full partnership with Russia, strategic cooperation with India, economic concert with China and empowerment of emerging powers.

The new Lebanese cabinet should be announced not later than April 10 and it will follow the guidelines of global governance that will focus on widening international trade, strengthening education exchange, monitoring immigration fluxes, achieving global security and securing food provisions. It will put in place a crisis management, ensure aid delivery, protect energy routes, decrease currency fluctuations, introduce finance regulations, suggest reforms and gradually reduce debt, while allowing growth, exports and pouring spending.

The regimes in Syria and Iran will face a choice, either to escalate and push the region into war, or to accept the logic of the Lebanese Cupola that will ensure an extended truce for two years.

My assessment is that the Lebanese Cupola will prevail, and that it will press for dialogue and national consensus, maintaining in place the interests of peace, justice, stability and liberty.

The strategic equilibrium will be reinstated to its ordinary non belligerence, and the risk factor will be again within control. The breach will cease.

The Cupola in Lebanon will inevitably lead to a defusing of tension in Gaza and impede a conflagration of high intensity, although low clashes will persist.

Peace will have better chances in an area with logic rather than in a surrounding of anarchy.

Advancing the interests of peace today means to form a cabinet by April 10, otherwise Lebanon will succumb to a destiny of divisiveness and violence, which will threaten the status of being the homeland for tolerance, acceptance, openness and progress.

Hizbullah with its entire arsenal and all the maneuvering will not be capable to form its own cabinet and the only compromise possible will be to postpone the issue of the STL and the arms for two years, until better times are at the horizon.

Power and influence can walk in tandem only with winning arguments, reaching out to all components of the civil society and of the political/economic spectrum.

Beirut will be the place for a world parliament to convene and for a regional hub of tourism to kick start a model of fraternity in a world of shortage in raw materials and food provisions.

“Lebanon will not be blinded, as the young generations will conquer knowledge and because love and peace will prevail”

Thank You,