Nabih Berri speaks with Gebran Bassil in Baabda, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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For weeks now and in numerous speeches, frequently more than one per day, Bassil has dabbled in the most sensitive and provocative issues – some of his rhetoric coming worryingly close to the venom that was in great part a catalyst for Lebanon's disastrous 1975-1990 Civil War.Bassil's speech attacking Speaker Nabih Berri in the most explicit, derogatory manner during an election gathering Monday took that rhetoric to the height of insolence, prompting a nationwide outcry by politicians, religious institutions and popular supporters.Yet Bassil and a few of his supporters remain intent on reviving an atmosphere of apprehension and danger in the name of electioneering.
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