Is it intelligence, shrewdness or dependence? It doesn't matter how stances are analyzed. What matters is the disastrous results our foreign minister Adnan Mansour almost “achieved” for Lebanon and for the cabinet that theoretically adopted the policy of “dissociation” from the ongoing conflict in Syria. We support the cabinet in implementing this policy and adhering to it because Lebanon cannot face sliding into the Syrian swamp and must not pay the price for becoming embroiled in Syrian affairs, as it did during the tutelage phase. During that phase, there was a complete cancellation of our foreign policy due to the “inseparable paths,” and our domestic sovereignty was stepped upon amid the presence of the Aanjar rule. We also paid dearly after the tutelage phase ended as the most hideous of crimes were committed against independent figures in Lebanon, either directly or through a mediator. We do not want to pay further price during the phase of the thunderous fall of Assad's regime.
A painful reality
Adnan Mansour’s divergent view
Adnan Mansour is a different story. He is so carried away by the Syrian-Iranian axis that he effectively became Syria’s foreign minister in LebanonNayla Tueni