Interview about Lebanon's future. Published in the August edition of FEMME MAGAZINE. (Translated from French)
Lebanon's stability is not in danger
These visions are for more or less the next 12 to 16 months. Their order is by topic or region, not by time plan.
The general development of the country is in a very good direction. The stability the country has seen in the past 12 month will remain. The political fractions well remain the direction they are having right now. I see an important post in the ministry being changed; a new person will take over one of the ministries. One of the very important figures on the political stage will step down or disappear.
The situation with Israel will stay the way it has been this last 12 months, I don see a direct aggression or open war from Israel against Lebanon. Even between Hezbollah and Israel will remain a stable situation.
I see the country making a very important alliance with a new partner. This strategic alliance will help the country to gain influence in an international group or organization.
The tribunal concerning the assassinating of Rafic Hariri will not take any spectacular direction. Backstage agreements will keep it very quiet and to everybody‚ satisfaction. The Hezbollah will get involved in negotiations with Israel to work out a difficult situation.
In the international media Hezbollah will be able to make important statement or important news on their favor. I can see appear the face of a new person who will take an important roll in the movement. Regarding the weapons the movement is holding, I can see that there will be an agreement between the parties. This agreement will be a balanced result between the different opinions. I don‚ see a full integration of the militia to the regular army.
The Palestinian peace process will open an unexpected door and bringing up new talks. I can see new political tensions coming up between Syria and Israel. They wont lead to an open conflict.