Opinion: Lebanon’s worst enemy is its own government

Article Link: https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-lebanons-worst-enemy-is-its-own-government/a-54499161

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

No one could imagine the deadly incompetence of the corrupt government in Beirut — until now. The causes of the recent catastrophe need investigation, but not by Lebanon, by an outside body, says DW’s Diana Hodali. Lebanon has been through a lot: war, crises and catastrophes. But what happened this week in the port of Beirut went beyond anything the Lebanese could have imagined. The explosion reduced large parts of the capital to rubble, made 300,000 people homeless and took away their hopes for a better life — hopes cherished particularly by young Lebanese. Despite everything this small country has experienced up to now, the deadly, gross failures on the part of the incompetent Lebanese government have exceeded the population’s worst nightmares.