In politics, goodwill is not enough to achieve the expected results and objectives. Weighing the success of a strategy is done through the results it achieves.
The Lebanese are now facing two samples.
1. The model of Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi who succeeded in keeping his country in the Arab and international legitimacy at the economic conference that was held over the weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh, which was attended by 122 states and 2,500 businessmen. The conference netted Gulf assistance to Egypt worth 14 billion dollars and $110 billion in investments.
This was an experience modeled on former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's experience with the Paris conferences to support the Lebanese economy.
2. As Egypt's president claimed broad support from the international community, 70 Lebanese families were leaving the United Arab Emirates after it took a decision to expel them. Their numbers rose to 90 and then to 120 according to news reports at the start of the week.
The reason behind the deportations lies in the insistence of a faction of Lebanese to become part of the resistance axis led by Iran against Arab and international legitimacy.
The Lebanese should now settle on the choice of adopting a policy that carries with it huge political, security and economic prices or commit to their obligations under Arab and international legitimacy to regain their development and peace path.
It is time to make choices to see what policies to adopt next.
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