This week, we are going to take a look at the formerly beautiful Bride of the Middle East, but one without a lot to offer if you want to marry her today. Yes I mean Lebanon, once the jewel of the region, but I think its true to say the country has seen better days.
If you go to Beirut right now, you will see some quite disturbing scenes across the country. Acute shortages are hitting Lebanon hard these days. Theres almost no fuel, no electricity, no water, and theres also a shortage of Saad Hariri which, for those not familiar with Lebanon, is a former Prime Minister, not a kebab. Now, heres the problem. Lebanese Prime Ministers tend to be either blown up by the Israeli regime (Rafic Hariri) or kidnapped by their Saudi brothers (Saad Hariri).
So now, no one is willing to take the helm as Prime Minister and form a new government. Just as Elon Musk is working on full self-driving cars without a driver, Lebanese politicians are working on a full self-driving country without a government! Against such a backdrop, the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that it will send its fuel tankers to Lebanon. Whos happy about that? Well, have a guess who isn't! As its being arranged by Hezbollah, Washington and Tel Aviv went crazy when they heard about it.