Former Lebanese minister Mohammad Chatah preceded many others when he decided to address a letter directly to the Iranian president Hassan Rowhani, describing the bad role of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, through supporting Hezbollah, in involving Lebanon in Syria’s war. Chatah was clear and firm, and wasn’t a moderate, as some now pretend to justify his assassination. He was firm and solid like a stone, yet very wise and calm, calling things by their names.
By assassinating Mohamad Chatah, his murderers wanted to intimidate the Lebanese but they will not succeed, as the Lebanese have become addicted to death.Nayla Tueni
However, they still lack the knowledge that the times have changed and that systemic displacement will only achieve limited and small goals. This is because the wealth of the nation is in the brains of its people, and maybe in their global deployment and universal role, a place where these people can better serve their country than in the limited political calculations in a limited geographic space, or a seat in local council or a municipality.