Tomorrow is the Labor Day, but is it really the Lebanese
workers day? As a gift, they have a 40,000 LBP fuel tank and a lighter bread bundle
resulting from the reduction of the standard bundle of bread loaves by 100 grams.
On the eve of the Labor Day, social security patients are standing outside
hospital doors; they will become the scapegoat in the conflict between the
Social Security Fund and private hospitals with no solution looming on the
Politics are no better than livelihood issues
as the Baabda - Rabiyeh rivalry is ongoing. Following his bloc’s weekly meeting
held today instead of tomorrow, General Michel Aoun announced that the
president is now morally bound to sign the $8.9 trillion decree, adding that
the failure to sign it disrupts the administration.
MP Walid Jumblatt said Aoun’s positions on
President Sleiman are “daily bidding fairs that do not spare the president and taxes him with having reached his position by
consensus.” In his weekly statement to Al Anbaa newspaper, Jumblatt rejected
proportionality categorically, adding that it emanates from a strong desire to
exclude the other.
In light of this debate, U.S.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called President Michel Sleiman expressing
her desire to send her assistant Jeffrey Feltman to Lebanon. Lebanon had
visited Lebanon on December 8 and voiced his desire to visit the president. When
the latter did not give him an appointment, he left before having the chance to
meet with him.
Before moving to the Syrian
issue, Lebanese skiers were shot at by Syrians while skiing in Jabal el-Sheikh,
on the Lebanese side. The incident occurred after Syrians mistaken the skiers for
As for Syria, it seems that the
Iraqi situation started to rock Syria with blasts.