Macron Hits a Familiar Wall in Lebanon, and Puts the Blame on Hezbollah

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at Beirut’s port, Lebanon, Aug. 6, 2020 (AP photo by Thibault Camus).
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at Beirut’s port, Lebanon, Aug. 6, 2020 (AP photo by Thibault Camus).

Did anyone really believe that the catastrophic explosion at Beirut’s port in August that devastated large sections of the city would compel Lebanon’s politicians to end their disastrous political stalemate? French President Emmanuel Macron apparently did, as he made it his personal project to help pull Lebanon out of its tragedy. He has now come face to face with the intrigue and venality that brought Lebanon to its knees. On Sunday, Macron lashed out with barely contained anger at Lebanon’s ruling class. But he reserved his most scathing attack for Hezbollah, the Iran-allied militant group and political party. “Hezbollah can’t […]

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