This week marked the anniversary of the explosion, which destroyed large parts of Beirut in August 2020. The subsequent demonstrations estimatetly brought up to 1,6 million people on the streets, about one quarter of the country´s population. Much violence wasn´t seen during the protests, the sorrow, pain and resignation overwhelmed.
One off the many deficits in Lebanon is the all-embracing corruption. But why is the country so attached to it? One of the main reasons is certainly the system of government. After the devastating civil war, people were looking for a different way to stabilise the country. The pure number of different confessions gave path… Continue reading Corruption in Lebanon
In Lebanon, the country itself has never been the highest reason. The confessions, foreign powers, money, family, everything is more important than the existence of the state. The country is an illusion, and it takes creative people to keep this alive. A country is being created „I was searching for Algeria in History, but I… Continue reading An Illusion of a Country
Lebanon can hardly be seen as a full-scale state. To powerful are several militias, too little interest is there from the political and economical elites. Foreign countries taken more and more responsabilities of the state, NGO´s, United Nations and Western nations, neighbors from Arabia, Turkey and Iran. Where will this destruction of the state leads… Continue reading A Colonie – but for whom?