The current economic problems of Lebanon are entirely a reflection of the West in decline. When the US-led world order was established, the West was economically far more dominant than it is today, so they invested in Lebanon, allowing for some growth, however, much of this was consumption heavy, serving wealthy elites.
By Jay Tharappel Syrian religious leaders representing the republic’s three largest churches (Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, and Syrian Orthodox) recently issued a statement calling for an end to the economic sanctions on Syria, which they blamed for impoverishing the Syrian people. That the west predictably ignored these calls is symptomatic of their abject refusal to … Continue reading Break the Sieges? What about the Economic Siege on Syria?