The Failed State that is Lebanon: A Failed Economy, Political Crises, Corruption, The Beirut Port Blast, Hezbollah and the Recent Street Violence
Lebanon is a failed state in every way imaginable. The country is led by corrupt leaders who are affiliated, and some would say, controlled by groups such as Hezbollah that exercise a sort of deep-state hold over them.
Lebanon is a country in shambles with the latest sign of its failed nature a violent street battle between Hezbollah and the Amal Movement, two of the groups fighting over control of the state’s affairs. Seven people lost their lives when tensions burst leading to a deadly street battle characterized by gunfire and rocket launchers. The scuffle started when snipers on rooftops targeted protesters, shooting them in their heads. The protests were a result of recent investigations into what caused the Beirut Port Blast and those who were responsible.
Even more, the judge tasked with the investigations, Judge Tarek Bitar, has come under a lot of criticism owing to his standing up against impunity and corruption. Some protesters protested against his role in the investigations while others protested in support of his role and efforts to bring those responsible to book. Judge Bitar is seen as one of the only uncorrupt judges in the country, leading to tough criticisms from groups such as Hezbollah that have dominated the political landscape in Lebanon. Their involvement and influence are majorly to blame for the woes leading to the failed state that is Lebanon.
A Completely Failed State
Lebanon is a failed state in every way imaginable. The country is led by corrupt leaders who are affiliated, and some would say, controlled by groups such as Hezbollah that exercise a sort of deep-state hold over them. There is mounting impunity and corruption that recently culminated in the Beirut Port Blast on 4th August 2020, one of the worst explosions in a city globally.