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Courteous speech, no value

“You can fool all the people some of the time and some people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln.

When you start writing any article, you first start with the main idea of the article because the idea is the cornerstone. After that you can complete the rest of the article smoothly. Ideas sometimes come from the writer himself, and other times, events shape up the ideas one after the other. I prefer selecting an event within events because I try my level best to abstain from controversial topics. Even if I get close to them, I just hint at them and trust the readers to read between the lines based on their intelligence.

The Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri had visited Kuwait a few days ago. He is a respectable person who enjoys international appreciation. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering he is following the principles of his father Rafik Al-Hariri who had built the modern Lebanon. His father was assassinated by the dark hands of treachery and betrayal in response to his pioneering developmental policies which represented a nightmare for destruction propagandists and owners of ideologies that were contradicting the development process.

The main purpose of Saad Al-Hariri’s visit was to explore and become acquainted with the case of the moment in Kuwait — “The Abdali Cell” case in which a final court verdict was issued. Even though the Iranian Embassy and Lebanese Hezbollah had denied their involvement in supporting and encouraging this cell that has been convicted of targeting Kuwait’s national security, there were evidences to prove otherwise.

The parties that support this cell have tried in vain to shoot down the issue and deal with it using different phrases and beautiful words and expressions, last of which was the speech of Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, in which he said he respects and loves Kuwait and His Highness the Amir.

However, the Kuwait judiciary proved the clear involvement and responsibility of the party that Hassan Nasrallah leads, thereby making his speech valueless and insignificant. In other words, it is just a courteous speech without value.

As for the Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, I really do not know what he is aspiring for. Is his visit aimed to know the truth even though the truth has already been published in the official media before others?

Whether or not Al-Hariri is working on deterring something, we do not know, but everybody knows that neither he nor his government can impose pressure on Hezbollah. They do not have any influence and impact on Hezbollah’s decisions because the authority of Hezbollah in Lebanon is much bigger than that of Al-Hariri and his government. This is because Hezbollah enjoys huge support of Iran, which to some extent has become the decision maker and the real government in Lebanon.

I respect Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri. I consider him as the real official head of the Lebanese government. He is well respected and appreciated in Kuwait. But in my point of view, I am not convinced that he will bring anything convincing to the table. Perhaps his visit to Kuwait is aimed to explain his real stance, which is condemnation and disapproval of the actions of Hezbollah. In this case, I believe him. He is such a respected personality and a man who seeks peace. He might be the mediator between Hezbollah and Kuwait.

In the world of politics, anything and everything is possible, so I will not be surprised if this happens. The coming days will tell.


By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi


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