What Lebanon got in Paris-2 Is not for free
The Important thing is how we benefit from it.
Asked in his weekly seminar about the
results of the Paris-2 meeting, and if it were a surprise to him, the
Religious Authority H.E Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fudlullah said:
I was not surprised by the results of
Paris-2. I have repeated several times that its aim is not to get
out of its economic crisis, or send it to the recovery room. It only
gives the country some tranquilizers in view of the nature of the
developments the region is passing through. There is an agreement
between international and regional parties that
should not be allowed to disrupt the execution of the plan that has
been drawn for the region at the highest levels.
Moreover, the results have affirmed
what I have always thought that they have planned for
: Total collapse is forbidden. Not because they care for
, but because it would create a state of chaos that will destabilize
the security of
and hence have a negative impact on the interests of the international
powers, since it will be almost certainly be reflected on the Lebanese
borders with the Zionist enemy.
Therefore, we believe that what
got in this meeting is a doze of temporary support that comes packed
with conditions and suggestions. The countries that allowed this
demonstration to succeed without giving
any money, especially the
and the European countries that fall under its hegemony, tried to
suggest that more aid could be offered but with many further economic
and political strings attached. They want concrete evidence that this
small country will not harass
. For it will be then subjected to economic sanctions and not only
Therefore, it is probable that the
IMF will enter from the window, to make sure that all the conditions
of the countries that support it are met.
And this will make everybody realize
got from Paris-2 was not for free.
should at least send the proper security and political signals, to
maintain the drop by drop support at the same slow pace.
We do not want to lessen the
importance of some of the results of the meeting, but we believe that
the issue lies in the way the government will invest these results in
initiating internal reform. In this respect, we warn against letting
the deprived and poor classes pay the price. On the other hand, we
have to stay vigilant to prevent any move towards circumscribing the
Lebanese vanguard movement that fought the occupier, and give Lebanese
independence its true meaning.
Therefore, we need to join hands in
one big political and economic workshop to benefit of the current
circumstances and of what was achieved in Paris-2 and to invest all
this in preserving our internal entity, whether politically,
economically, or at the level of sovereignty as well.