Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama said in a May 25, 2020 interview on MTV [Lebanon] that the only solution for Lebanon is for the Lebanese Army to take control of the country by force, establish a military regime, arrest the corrupt officials who have plundered and stolen from the Lebanese, and interrogate them live on TV. He said that no one is more transparent and moral than the Lebanese Army and that he supports the establishment of such a regime as long as there is a mechanism that would prevent it from doing as it pleases. When asked where the people arrested by the army should be put, Alama answered: "The Lebanese Army [knows] very well how to do its job."
Ragheb Alama: "It seems to me that the only solution for Lebanon is for the Lebanese Army to take power and hold accountable all the corrupt [officials] who have stolen and plundered..."
Host: "A military government? A military regime?"
Alama: "Yes, I support it, but with oversight. There should be a mechanism to prevent it from doing whatever it wants, but what was taken from the Lebanese people by force will only be restored by force, and I believe that no one is more transparent and moral than the Lebanese Army. There is no dispute over the Lebanese army. It should take control of the country by force and transparently, interrogate people on live TV. This should not be used to settle political scores."
Host: "Where would we put all those people?"
Alama: "If the Lebanese Army takes over, it will know very well how to do its job."