It looks like every time a Nasrallah is caricaturized on Basmet Watan, some Lebanese get upset. Last time it was Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and now it’s the previous Maronite Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.
Funnily enough, I didn’t see anyone blocking roads when a Saudi paper mocked the current Patriarch.
One thing I have to tell those blocking roads and causing traffic over a pointless matter: Stop this nonsense and focus on more important matters, or as the Lebanese proverb says “3melo chi byenfa3″.
I recommend we rent another power ship (Let’s call it “Mohannad Sultan”) to supply Fatmagul with electricity and in turn power up the Zouk Power Plant. That way we will have double the cost and pollution.
BEIRUT: The Turkish operator of the power ship hired by Lebanon has cut its electricity production because of poor quality diesel, Electricite Du Liban and Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim sources told The Daily Star denying any failure on the vessel’s generators.
An EDL spokesperson told The Daily Star that the capacity of the Fatmagül Sultan dropped because of concerns by the operator over the quality of the fuel supplied “as well as other issues”.
Under the $360 million three-year contract signed by the Energy Ministry in 2012, the Lebanese government is responsible for supplying the fuel needed to run the ship. [Link]
In case you are wondering why we don’t celebrate Earth Day in Lebanon, it’s because we have so many forests and green areas and no pollution whatsoever. To be honest, I am not expecting anything from the government but it’s weird to have a Green Party in Lebanon that has no activities online or offline on that day.
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