• Georges Haddad (@Georges_Haddad1) sur Twitter analyse la #confessionalisation de la crise au Liban

    1/ Yesterday’s events were the most violent. Hezbollah-Amal scored points. They’re trying to turn the crisis into a sectarian one: some protesters adopted an anti/pro Shia/Sunni narrative. The intervention of the Lebanese Forces with Bachir Gemayel slogans did not help either.

    2/ For info, political parties (Future, LF, Kataeb or PSP) penetrated the movement and are now polarizing the crisis. On one hand, they exploit the protests and infuse it with their ideas, on the other, parties like the FPM, Hezbollah and Amal use it to discredit the movement.

    3/ This penetration allows the parties in power to shout “foreign interference”. Recently, several people from the US, France or China, released statements or were interviewed on Lebanon which shows that the more the crisis sets in, the more foreign interferences will be seen.

    4/ Hezbollah-Amal’s victory on the military: yesterday the army was there but delayed its intervention to protect the protesters from the militias’ clashes (HB, Amal and Lebanese Forces). At the beginning of the crisis, the army charged the demonstrators without any valid reason.

    5/ A few days ago, the Hezbollah-Amal tandem accused the army of not doing its job by allowing demonstrators to block roads and thus prevent MPs from gaining access to the Parliament to vote a crucial law which could have only benefited Nabih Berry and Hezbollah.

    • « La rue » (du moins une des rues que je fréquente) : bataille rangée entre les deux parties ; les citoyens contre les deux parties (la majorité des manifestants) rentrent à la maison ; au nom de « l’intérêt suprême de la nation » les deux parties arrêtent leur bastonnade et reprennent les tractations pour former un nouveau gouvernement, composé de leurs membres bien entendu.