Would you believe me if I told you that the Daily Star has written an article on former PM Mikati mother’s death, and who went to give him condolences? The title of the article is no less important: “Leaders mourn late mother of ex-PM Mikati”. Wait, maybe his mother was kind of an important figure in Lebanese or Arab history. Nope. She’s just the mother of Mikati. I mean, isn’t this important enough to write an article about it and list all the officials that went there? And so I would like to do the same here, I want people to realize how fucked up this is. Just try to read the whole list:
Political leaders paid their condolences on Thursday to the family of Souad Ghandour, who passed away on Thursday morning. Ghandour was the mother of former Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Mikati received phone calls from Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Speaker Nabih Berri and President Emile Lahoud.
Former President Amin Gemayel, former Prime Minister Salim Hoss, Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani and Higher Shiite Council vice president Sheikh Abdel-Amir Qabalan also called Mikati, in addition to Saudi Ambassador Abdel-Aziz Khoja, Egyptian Ambassador Hussein Darrar and US Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman.
UN special coordinator for Lebanon Geir Pedersen, former Minister Suleiman Franjieh and Lebanese Army Commander General Michel Suleiman were also among the mourners.
Interior Minister Hassan Sabaa, Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammad Raad and MPs Butros Harb, Ali Hassan Khalil and Samir Jisr all visited Mikati in Beirut.