Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi noted on Wednesday that the powers carrying out assassinations in Lebanon enjoy political cover. He said before reporters at his Diman summer residence: “The spread of arms in Lebanon outside the authority of the state is to blame for the return of assassinations.” “The absence of the state and lack of loyalty to it have led to the current reality. Arms are spread everywhere among the Palestinians, Hizbullah, parties and the people,” he said.


“Who is responsible for the country?” he wondered. [Link]