A plane in the sky

Illustration by Ivan Debs
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You can no longer live in denial, just clicking on what interests you in this fake voyeur world. Stop looking the other way, reality is now upon us. Swiping left is no longer an option.

The drums of war have been resonating closer and stronger from the Persian Gulf, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria adding to an already charged atmosphere. 

Everyone has been discerning from this chatter very loud and clear messages. Everyone that is, apart from our politicians. I wonder why they have opted not to listen and carry on irresponsibly as if their ears were stuffed with wax. 

The Lebanese citizen has never been so alone. Be it their neighbors, their government—the whole world is watching us as we are being unwillingly dragged into this isolation. What is even more troubling is that our warlords thrive in such an environment; they know it gives them impunity over their socioeconomic responsibilities. Now they can blame all Lebanon’s ills on geopolitics. 

The targeting of Jammal Trust Bank cannot be removed from this bigger picture. The only thing that we are worried about—and this is how war happens—is that you never hear the bomb when it is released, you only hear it when it explodes. 

But as much as some might think that there is no hope, we still believe that resilience, commitment, and perseverance in working for what is right, what is just, what is worth living for, will bring about the Lebanon we all want to see. And we will continue to do so, come what may. 

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