Mikati: My nomination by Hezbollah is only to protect the Resistance

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate Najib Mikati told AFP on Tuesday : “My nomination by Hezbollah does not make me committed to any political stance other than protecting the Resistance.”

This is a possible reference to Hezbollah’s five point plan.

Mikati was nominated by Hezbollah on Sunday following his meeting with Syrian president Bashar al Assad in Damascus Syria.

According to reports the Hezbollah led opposition received Mikati’s assurance that he will implement a five-point plan before agreeing to Syria’s decision to name him as their premiership candidate.

The five point plan calls for:

1- Withdrawing the cooperation protocol between Lebanon and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon STL) .

2- Withdrawing the Lebanese judges from the STL

3- Halting the funding of the tribunal

4- Referring the false witnesses file to the Lebanese judiciary council

5- Bolstering Lebanese-Syrian ties

Mikati was a staunch ally of Hariri during the 2009 parliamentary elections. His change of position has puzzled some Sunnis.

“In this time of crisis and amid political struggles occurring on the ground, I decided that there must be a project to save the country,” Mikati said at a news conference on Monday.

Mikati dodged a question on the 5-point plan issue on Monday, but observers believe that Hezbollah would not have supported Mikati’s election without a guarantee that he would discredit the tribunal.

  • BigSami

    Is this a blunt slap on the face to the country & it’s people? “is ONLY to protect the Resistance”……what happened to protecting the people you scumbag? He basically is saying I am here to serve HA by the order of HA. Coward/traitor…you should be ashamed to call yourself a PM let alone a Lebanese! Hope they get tired of you and send you to the same place they did with all the others they murdered!

    • Mosetsfire

      Even worse. He is a Sunni from the proud city of Trablous. Bahdal Ahel Trablous with his treachery Allah Bahedlo. tfeh 3lek ya Mikati. You had the respect of your people and you sold it to the hezbollah supporting Shia filth and Syria.

      I editted this because MPs like Okab Sakr do not deserve to be called filth. My apologies to any Shia who actually care and love Libnan. Not the ones occupied with this “false resistance.” If we want to resist Israel we do it by living in a democratic, violence free, transparent state. Not a proxy to some one elses war (e.g. iran, syria)

      • Hannibal

        Mohamad
        Please refrain insulting the Shia. You can say what you want about Hezballah but please refrain from insulting other sects. I myself am areligious (God believing) but I draw my limit at religious name calling.

        • Mosetsfire

          Fine…Replace “Shia filth” with “Hezbollah Supporting Shia filth”

        • PROPHET.T

          Good day to introduce my prophecy. Lebanese are rip for something new to help them heal their souls.lol
          Not much for Lebanese to be proud of .

      • Hannibal

        Mohamad
        Please refrain insulting the Shia. You can say what you want about Hezballah but please refrain from insulting other sects. I myself am areligious (God believing) but I draw my limit at religious name calling.

      • soulmates11

        Masri you are disgracing all our Sunni brothers when you call Shia scum . What makes you any better when you are all cousins . But that’s what happens when the west is able to get to small minded people like you…

        • Mosetsfire

          hbb the Lebanese have a matal we say “en ken habeebak 3asal ma tilhaso killo.” All we have seen over the last 5-6 years since Hariri’s assassination (Allah Yirhamo) is concessions to the Shia and Hezbollah. They dragged us into war in 2006 and afterwards we gave them veto power in the cabinet. Kholsna ba2a. No one puts anything in my mind. I have seen them abuse the system over and over. Go into the Dahiye, or down the Weeze3a. Look at how they steal electricity. Ask the shops on the Weeze3ah how many of them have paid taxes to the state. They do not abide by any laws except their own…My cousins? They are not my cousins. Messeheyeh Libnan are my cousins, and my brothers and my sisters, because out of civil war we came together and said we want a better Lebanon, a unified Lebanon. The Shia do not care for their watan or their countrymen. Their agenda is set by their Shaytan Hassan Nassrallah and his agenda is set by his Shaytan Ayatollah Khamanei

        • marc

          Soulmates, Mohammad as a right to share is opinion on HA… He as a right to express is view, your view is to impose and obey the all mighty Hassan is view to is lets enlarge the scope and include all lebanese in building our nation. I share is view mohammad is my cousin and brother because we are together in wanted to destroy injustice and build our nation institutions…

        • This is the exact problem. Nobody in Lebanon can ever judge or criticize someone based on their true intentions or agenda. It always has to be about religion. The day when Lebanese can overlook religion and refer to each other as Lebanese is the day the political situation will be solved. Anyone can speculate and try to predict the future of Lebanon but I believe only time can be the judge if Mikati will do good for Lebanon. God Bless Lebanon

      • PROPHET.T

        Sectarianism at its worst.

      • Joe

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      • Joe

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    • soulmates11

      A solution made Lebanon you don’t want . But I bet you would have loved it if he said he is here to protect Israel . Sami it is apparent that your knowledge is limited to that of a street sweeper .Please stay of the board and keep you mouth shut and that goes to the rest of you like minded morons…

      • kareemthehippy

        Get over yourself. It’s not SYRIA or ISRAEL. It can be just for the Lebanese PEOPLE. ever thought of that? Come on man, you’re a smart guy; you know it’s not this simple.

  • BigSami

    Is this a blunt slap on the face to the country & it’s people? “is ONLY to protect the Resistance”……what happened to protecting the people you scumbag? He basically is saying I am here to serve HA by the order of HA. Coward/traitor…you should be ashamed to call yourself a PM let alone a Lebanese! Hope they get tired of you and send you to the same place they did with all the others they murdered!

  • Anonymous

    Is this a blunt slap on the face to the country & it’s people? He basically is saying I am here to serve HA by the order of HA and the threat of HA! Coward/traitor…you should be ashamed to call yourself a PM let alone a Lebanese! Hope they get tired of you and send you to the same place they did with all the others they murdered!

    • Even worse. He is a Sunni from the proud city of Trablous. Bahdal Ahel Trablous with his treachery Allah Bahedlo. tfeh 3lek ya Mikati. You had the respect of your people and you sold it to the Shia filth and Syria

      • Mohamad
        Please refrain insulting the Shia. You can say what you want about Hezballah but please refrain from insulting other sects. I myself am areligious (God believing) but I draw my limit at religious name calling.

        • Fine…Replace “Shia filth” with “Hezbollah Supporting Shia filth”

        • PROPHET.T

          Good day to introduce my prophecy. Lebanese are rip for something new to help them heal their souls.lol
          Not much for Lebanese to be proud of .

      • Mohamad
        Please refrain insulting the Shia. You can say what you want about Hezballah but please refrain from insulting other sects. I myself am areligious (God believing) but I draw my limit at religious name calling.

      • Anonymous

        Masri you are disgracing all our Sunni brothers when you call Shia scum . What makes you any better when you are all cousins . But that’s what happens when the west is able to get to small minded people like you…

        • hbb the Lebanese have a matal we say “en ken habeebak 3asal ma tilhaso killo.” All we have seen over the last 5-6 years since Hariri’s assassination (Allah Yirhamo) is concessions to the Shia and Hezbollah. They dragged us into war in 2006 and afterwards we gave them veto power in the cabinet. Kholsna ba2a. No one puts anything in my mind. I have seem them abuse the system over and over. Go into the Dahiye, or down the Weeze3a. Look at how the steal electricity. Ask the shops on the Weeze3ah how many of them have paid taxes to the state. They do not abide by any laws except their own…My cousins? They are not my cousins. Messeheyeh Libnan are my cousins, and my brothers and my sisters, because out of civil war we came together and said we want a better Lebanon, a unified Lebanon. The Shia do not care for their watan or their countrymen. Their agenda is set by their Shaytan Hassan Nassrallah and his agenda is set by his Shaytan Ayatollah Khamanei

        • marc

          Soulmates, Mohammad as a right to share is opinion on HA… He as a right to express is view, your view is to impose and obey the all mighty Hassan is view to is lets enlarge the scope and include all lebanese in building our nation. I share is view mohammad is my cousin and brother because we are together in wanted to destroy injustice and build our nation institutions…

        • This is the exact problem. Nobody in Lebanon can ever judge or criticize someone based on their true intentions or agenda. It always has to be about religion. The day when Lebanese can overlook religion and refer to each other as Lebanese is the day the political situation will be solved. Anyone can speculate and try to predict the future of Lebanon but I believe only time can be the judge if Mikati will do good for Lebanon. God Bless Lebanon

      • Anonymous

        Masri you are disgracing all our Sunni brothers when you call Shia scum . What makes you any better when you are all cousins . But that’s what happens when the west is able to get to small minded people like you…

      • PROPHET.T

        Sectarianism at its worst.

      • Joe

        memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/2702.htm

    • Anonymous

      A solution made Lebanon you don’t want . But I bet you would have loved it if he said he is here to protect Israel . Sami it is apparent that your knowledge is limited to that of a street sweeper .Please stay of the board and keep you mouth shut and that goes to the rest of you like minded morons…

      • Anonymous

        Get over yourself. It’s not SYRIA or ISRAEL. It can be just for the Lebanese PEOPLE. ever thought of that? Come on man, you’re a smart guy; you know it’s not this simple.

  • Hannibal

    Kojak is protecting his head from the resistance… lol

    • PROPHET.T

      With all them money He has, you’d think He could afford to do hair implant.
      I have more hair on my head than I need, I can sell him some,lol

  • Kojak is protecting his head from the resistance… lol

    • PROPHET.T

      With all them money He has, you’d think He could afford to do hair implant.
      I have more hair on my head than I need, I can sell him some,lol

  • Constantin7

    I had a lot of respect for the guy, but for him to come and say his agenda is to protect the resistance! who will protect the free will of the Lebanese Mr. Mikati? who will protect our freedom, sovereignty and dignity ? Who will protect us from the arms of Hizbullah ? These arms that are intimidating people like Jumblatt and Aoun in order to side with them. If the guy has a minimum sense of dignity he would refuse the nomination since it came after his meeting with Bashar. This nomination is embarrasingly MADE IN SYRIA. Syria wants to control Lebanon one way or another. The Syrians cannot get over the fact that they left.

    • soulmates11

      Did you all forget we pegged the Syrians to come in to stop us from killing each other. Small minds with short memories …

      • nabilabuzaid

        And who did the Syrians turn their guns on? I guess you’re the one with short memory. One thing I remember the Syrians didn’t spare any Lebanese area or sect from their bombings. When it came to protecting Lebanon from Israeli bombing, their troops were hiding and did nothing to stop them. Syria is occupying more Lebanese territory than Israel have. Syria cuts the border to its brotherly nation every time it wants to deliver a message? Syria harbors terrorists and killers away from Lebanese gov’t. Are you telling me that Syria behaved any differently than Israel. And just because we invited them to help us stop the civil war that don’t give them the right to kill everyone in the process and rob everything in it including freaking charcoals.

      • JoeLeb

        and they came in and killed us all instead….what saviors they are! syria (with a small “s”) is Lebanons’ worst enemy…..short memories you say….syria violated and continues to violate Lebanon more than Israel ever did….before you start commending syria, remember what they did and continue to do to us….and by the way, if you like syria so much, why don’t you go live there and leave us the heck alone….

  • Anonymous

    I had a lot of respect for the guy, but for him to come and say his agenda is to protect the resistance! who will protect the free will of the Lebanese Mr. Mikati? who will protect our freedom, sovereignty and dignity ? Who will protect us from the arms of Hizbullah ? These arms that are intimidating people like Jumblatt and Aoun in order to side with them. If the guy has a minimum sense of dignity he would refuse the nomination since it came after his meeting with Bashar. This nomination is embarrasingly MADE IN SYRIA. Syria wants to control Lebanon one way or another. The Syrians cannot get over the fact that they left.

    • Anonymous

      Did you all forget we pegged the Syrians to come in to stop us from killing each other. Small minds with short memories …

      • Anonymous

        And who did the Syrians turn their guns on? I guess you’re the one with short memory. One thing I remember the Syrians didn’t spare any Lebanese area or sect from their bombings. When it came to protecting Lebanon from Israeli bombing, their troops were hiding and did nothing to stop them. Syria is occupying more Lebanese territory than Israel have. Syria cuts the border to its brotherly nation every time it wants to deliver a message? Syria harbors terrorists and killers away from Lebanese gov’t. Are you telling me that Syria behaved any differently than Israel. And just because we invited them to help us stop the civil war that don’t give them the right to kill everyone in the process and rob everything in it including freaking charcoals.

      • Anonymous

        And who did the Syrians turn their guns on? I guess you’re the one with short memory. One thing I remember the Syrians didn’t spare any Lebanese area or sect from their bombings. When it came to protecting Lebanon from Israeli bombing, their troops were hiding and did nothing to stop them. Syria is occupying more Lebanese territory than Israel have. Syria cuts the border to its brotherly nation every time it wants to deliver a message? Syria harbors terrorists and killers away from Lebanese gov’t. Are you telling me that Syria behaved any differently than Israel. And just because we invited them to help us stop the civil war that don’t give them the right to kill everyone in the process and rob everything in it including freaking charcoals.

      • Anonymous

        And who did the Syrians turn their guns on? I guess you’re the one with short memory. One thing I remember the Syrians didn’t spare any Lebanese area or sect from their bombings. When it came to protecting Lebanon from Israeli bombing, their troops were hiding and did nothing to stop them. Syria is occupying more Lebanese territory than Israel have. Syria cuts the border to its brotherly nation every time it wants to deliver a message? Syria harbors terrorists and killers away from Lebanese gov’t. Are you telling me that Syria behaved any differently than Israel. And just because we invited them to help us stop the civil war that don’t give them the right to kill everyone in the process and rob everything in it including freaking charcoals.

      • Anonymous

        and they came in and killed us all instead….what saviors they are! syria (with a small “s”) is Lebanons’ worst enemy…..short memories you say….syria violated and continues to violate Lebanon more than Israel ever did….before you start commending syria, remember what they did and continue to do to us….and by the way, if you like syria so much, why don’t you go live there and leave us the heck alone….

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  • alik78

    it was the syrians who stopped the lebanese civil war that went on for more then 10 years. we were all killing eachother in lebanon, coz we couldnt tolerate eachothers religons. if it wasnt for the syrians lebanon would probably still be a war zone. and it was hezbollah that kicked israel out of south lebanon, after they had occupied it for such a long time and refused to give it back to us. hariri spent most of his life out of lebanon. and when he was prime minister he more time out of the country then in the country. name me one good thing hariri has done for lebanon when he was prime minister?

    • Leborigine

      Pigs can fly and unicorns really do exist!

  • Anonymous

    it was the syrians who stopped the lebanese civil war that went on for more then 10 years. we were all killing eachother in lebanon, coz we couldnt tolerate eachothers religons. if it wasnt for the syrians lebanon would probably still be a war zone. and it was hezbollah that kicked israel out of south lebanon, after they had occupied it for such a long time and refused to give it back to us. hariri spent most of his life out of lebanon. and when he was prime minister he more time out of the country then in the country. name me one good thing hariri has done for lebanon when he was prime minister?

    • Anonymous

      Pigs can fly and unicorns really do exist!

    • You want me to name a thing hariri did that helped Lebanon? I will tell you. Remember the war zone you were talking about? Ya, well he fixed that place up real good. If you actually knew anything, you would know that Syria pointed their guns back at Lebanon after the civil war. Oh, and hezbollah, who is he pointing the gun to? The citizens of Lebanon. He not only cheated at the elections by using threats, he is working with Syria. Who’s the good guy now? Hezbollah? After so many years of fighting to get independence, Hezbollah is just going to simply hand back the country to Syria. What will happen then? Read the comments to find out. Please get some facts before you write anything.

  • Georgeabuali

    This a follow up from an old post just to see my prediction, I will keep updating this as things changes hope I am wrong

    A sticky situation, indeed!
    Here is possible scenario may come, duration 6-9 months
    1. HA will take control of gov. ( It did)
    2. No violence will take place at 1st, but few will die ( some violence…no one killed so far not bad..)
    3. West ask HA and Syria to surrender the accused killers of Rafic Hariri, and restore leg. gov. ( Mikati is the play card…will see whether he say no STL … to continued
    They would refuse.
    4. Leb, gov. can’t act or change the situation ( Can’t act ….will see what Miakati will do…)
    5. The West will issue warning through UN that US and NATO would hit hard militarily. Turkey can be a key since they are NATO too! ( Egypt is on verge of change to Turkey style Gov. as US want all to be as well, it looks Turkey is IN…)
    6. Then a military strike happens, but no avail. ( still ifee?)
    7. Another warning would be issued that suggest international troops would enter Lebanon to remove HA and supporter and restore leg. gov.
    8. Syria and Iran would be outraged, Arab will keep silence
    9. Troops will enter country from the North- and start the removal of HA
    10.HA would start shelling Israel for retaliation. US tell Syria to stay out or help, if want to survive.
    +++++BEST SCENARIO! any one adds to it or contrary….

    • I agree up to part 5. I don’t believe they would hit Lebanon militarily. They would never start a war in this region over the arrest of individuals who took part in an assassination over five years ago.They may cut off aid and further sanction Hezbollah at the max but the US doesn’t care enough to use its military for something of this matter.

    • I agree up to part 5. I don’t believe they would hit Lebanon militarily. They would never start a war in this region over the arrest of individuals who took part in an assassination over five years ago.They may cut off aid and further sanction Hezbollah at the max but the US doesn’t care enough to use its military for something of this matter.

    • I agree with rrr rrrr, the U.S. wouldn’t care enough to waste their weapons and supplies on Lebanon. They wouldn’t want to start a war with Syria for sure. What I think is that Israel will now have a reason to bomb Lebanon. Because of the war by Hezbollah against Israel, Israel will try to kill Hezbollah and his followers. Simply put, they will start bombing.

    • I agree with rrr rrrr, the U.S. wouldn’t care enough to waste their weapons and supplies on Lebanon. They wouldn’t want to start a war with Syria for sure. What I think is that Israel will now have a reason to bomb Lebanon. Because of the war by Hezbollah against Israel, Israel will try to kill Hezbollah and his followers. Simply put, they will start bombing.

  • Anonymous

    A sticky situation, indeed!
    Here is possible scenario may come, duration 6-9 months
    HA will take control of gov.
    No violence will take place at 1st, but few will die
    West ask HA and Syria to surrender the accused killers of Rafic Hariri, and restore leg. gov.
    They would refuse.
    Leb, gov. can’t act or change the situation
    The West will issue warning through UN that US and NATO would hit hard militarily. Turkey can be a key since they are NATO too!
    Then a military strike happens, but no avail.
    Another warning would be issued that suggest international troops would enter Lebanon to remove HA and supporter and restore leg. gov.
    Syria and Iran would be outraged, Arab will keep silence
    Troops will enter country from the North- and start the removal of HA
    HA would start shelling Israel for retaliation. US tell Syria to stay out or help, if want to survive.
    BEST SCENARIO! any one adds to it or contrary….

    • I agree up to part 5. I don’t believe they would hit Lebanon militarily. They would never start a war in this region over the arrest of individuals who took part in an assassination over five years ago.They may cut off aid and further sanction Hezbollah at the max but the US doesn’t care enough to use its military for something of this matter.

    • I agree up to part 5. I don’t believe they would hit Lebanon militarily. They would never start a war in this region over the arrest of individuals who took part in an assassination over five years ago.They may cut off aid and further sanction Hezbollah at the max but the US doesn’t care enough to use its military for something of this matter.

    • I agree with rrr rrrr, the U.S. wouldn’t care enough to waste their weapons and supplies on Lebanon. They wouldn’t want to start a war with Syria for sure. What I think is that Israel will now have a reason to bomb Lebanon. Because of the war by Hezbollah against Israel, Israel will try to kill Hezbollah and his followers. Simply put, they will start bombing.

  • josephphdman

    this choice for a pm is placing lebanon under a great danger now the governement under controle of ha it will automaticallt make lebanon an iranian state on israel border this is the country who,s ruled by ahmadinijidad who called to wipe israel out of the map now they have a military base next door to israel so when they have there nuclear weapons it will be very easy to nuke israel and wipe it out of the map
    so this new changes in lebanon governement will put israel at a great danger also
    my calculations i predict that israel is waiting t,ill feb 7 when the stl announce the indictment and if that did,nt ignite a revolution to overthrow ha governement israel will have no choice but to strike ha and syria this time in an overwealming strike and possible invasion of lebanon to remove the ha installed governement by force

  • josephphdman

    this choice for a pm is placing lebanon under a great danger now the governement under controle of ha it will automaticallt make lebanon an iranian state on israel border this is the country who,s ruled by ahmadinijidad who called to wipe israel out of the map now they have a military base next door to israel so when they have there nuclear weapons it will be very easy to nuke israel and wipe it out of the map
    so this new changes in lebanon governement will put israel at a great danger also
    my calculations i predict that israel is waiting t,ill feb 7 when the stl announce the indictment and if that did,nt ignite a revolution to overthrow ha governement israel will have no choice but to strike ha and syria this time in an overwealming strike and possible invasion of lebanon to remove the ha installed governement by force

  • Anonymous

    this choice for a pm is placing lebanon under a great danger now the governement under controle of ha it will automaticallt make lebanon an iranian state on israel border this is the country who,s ruled by ahmadinijidad who called to wipe israel out of the map now they have a military base next door to israel so when they have there nuclear weapons it will be very easy to nuke israel and wipe it out of the map
    so this new changes in lebanon governement will put israel at a great danger also
    my calculations i predict that israel is waiting t,ill feb 7 when the stl announce the indictment and if that did,nt ignite a revolution to overthrow ha governement israel will have no choice but to strike ha and syria this time in an overwealming strike and possible invasion of lebanon to remove the ha installed governement by force