ArDO: Yes we want Lebanon to be the Switzerland of the East and Beirut the Paris of the East

Syria should close the illegal roads at the border and not the official gates

By: Aramean Democratic Organization in Sweden 


Syria keeps closing the international border with Lebanon every time Lebanon dares to act as a responsible state. The reason is always the same, the security situation.

This would be understandable if the Syrians didn’t have an open border with Lebanon with many miles of uncontrolled land for the Lebanese and used as smuggling gates by the Syrians.

It is ridicules to close one official gate and let more than 10 gates in the border being open for smuggling of weapons and terrorists, to not mention the many goods that invade the Lebanese market and hurt the local produced goods.

We in the Aramaic Democratic Organization dare to encourage the Lebanese government to act on these attempts by this Arab regime. We urge the Lebanese government to open the border with the state of Israel after making a peace accord that will lead to a better future for Lebanon and the Middle East.

We should not be afraid of talking peace with anyone. The myth that Lebanon will be the last country to sign a peace deal with Israel is unacceptable. Lebanon should have been the first country to do so and show the way for the rest of the region that peace is better than war.

We in ArDO want peace with all people and countries. If Syria start to respect Lebanon we will be respecting Syria in every way possible.

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