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Facing “acute and multiple challenges” in Lebanon must include naming the terrorist villains

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The little orange area in the bottom right corner is Lebanon, which relies on international assistance. The European Union, in green, is Lebanon’s leading donor. (Wikipedia)

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I always thought that the E.U.’s bizarre approach to and policy concerning the Palestinian –Israeli conflict is caused by partisanship based on self-interest coated with a fair dose of antisemitism cum genetic hostility to Israel.

By now, I am beginning to think that the E.U.’s approach and policy to political problems originating in the Middle-East is caused by self-induced politically genetic blindness.

On September 28th inst. the E.U. published  the following statement of Josep Borrell Fontelles, the High Representative of the European Union (“HREU”) titled : “Lebanon: Statement by the High Representative on the resignation of the Prime Minister-designate.” It reads:

“The European Union notes with disappointment and concern the resignation of Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib and the circumstances that led to his decision.

Lebanon’s leaders must unite and do their utmost for the timely formation of a Government that must be able to meet the legitimate needs and demands of the Lebanese people and will be committed to address Lebanon’s acute and multiple challenges – notably its humanitarian, socio economic and financial crises, the coronavirus pandemic and the reconstruction of Beirut.”

Fontelles continued, “The swift formation of a government would be also crucial to reach an urgently needed agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

The European Union reaffirms its continuous strong support for Lebanon and its people, for its stability, security, territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence.

The E.U’s  identification  of the notable acute and multiple challenges facing Lebanon and  its affirmation  of providing  continuous strong support for Lebanon and its people, for its stability, security, territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence”.

Not a word about the identity of the entities causing these “acute and multiple challenges”, or for that matter, even more grievously, about the political entities whose actions and omissions are causing havoc in matters with respect to which the  E.U. offers its strong support.

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I suggest that any person of average intelligence and common sense who regularly reads a newspaper, watches and listens to the news would have no difficulty in identifying the terrorist organization Hezbollah and its primary backer, the terrorist state of Iran as the villains who are causing Lebanon’s quasi- fatal existential problems.

Why then is it, that the high and mighty HREU and the leaders of the member countries of the E.U. whom he must have consulted prior to issuing his statement – who keep asserting their commitment to fight terrorism and enact laws in this regard – fail to identify these villains in their public pronouncements?

The only answer has got to be that their blindness is a politically genetic one.

What then is the point of offering “strong support” when they are unable to name the villains, and consequently to take strong measures such as putting them out of business? What a pity for the rest of the world, including Canada that has to put up with this pretence of blindness and suffer the adverse consequences of it? What a pity for world peace.

Doğan Akman is a retired Senior Counsel with the Department of Justice and has taught sociology-criminology and social welfare policy at university. Dogan has been published in Times of Israel, Sephardic Horizons and e-Sefarad as well as in an anthology titled “This is My New Homeland”, published in Istanbul.

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