Lebanese political activist Farouk Yaacoub said in a November 11, 2022 show on Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia) that Lebanon has a failed government and that it cannot provide its citizens with even the bare minimum, like running water and electricity. He said that Lebanon's members of parliament should "be ashamed of themselves" for setting the "worst example," and he said that they are following the example of Pablo Escobar. He added that half of Lebanon’s MPs are wanted by Interpol.
Farouk Yaacoub: "We are engaged in civil and democratic resistance. This is our resistance. We cannot refrain from waging resistance against this failing governing system. It has failed in the full sense of the word. You cannot imagine the extent of the failure in Lebanon.
"The failure is outrageous. There is no electricity, no water. The bare minimum required by any state is gone. The parliament members should be ashamed of themselves, because they give the worst example of how to run a country.
"Some MPs are wanted by the law. They need to be interrogated. Some were slapped with international sanctions. They are following the example of Pablo Escobar. You don't feel as if this is an actual parliament. It's frightening. There are 128 MPs in the parliament. Half of them are wanted by the Interpol."