Geagea: No to non-state arms, yes to state building

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, a key member of the March 14 alliance reiterated on Saturday his calls to end the presence of non-state weapons in Lebanon and voiced his support for state-building.

“We are saying ‘no to non-state arms in Lebanon’ but ‘yes to state-building,’” Geagea said in a speech during an event commemorating the 1994 ban placed on his party.

“These ( non-state) weapons are exposing Lebanon to Israel,” the LF leader added, in a reference to Hezbollah’s use of arms.

He also said that “there is no serious resistance without the support of half of the Lebanese people.”In reference to the march 14 alliance which is opposed to non-sate arms.

“[We] will keep on confronting the mandate of [non-state] arms.”

He also said that the LF will hold a “general conference” in a few weeks to approve the party’s internal system.

“The LF’s internal system is the outcome of a five-year project,” he said, adding that the LF will turn into “the first real democratic party.” he added that the party will elect a leader every 4 years

In March 1994, the LF was outlawed and Geagea was sent to jail after being found guilty of the 1987 murder of Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami and the 1991 attempted murder of then-Defense Minister Michel Murr.

In 2005,  following  the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon, Geagea was released by official pardon.

This year, like 2005 more than one million Lebanese of all faiths demanded that Hezbollah be disarmed as they rallied Sunday March 13, to mark the sixth anniversary the Cedar Revolution, the uprising which inspired the recent revolts in the Middle East, International news agencies reported.

Following the March 13 peaceful rally the PSP website referred to it as half of Lebanon.

“The Half of Lebanon that was in the rally could not be ignored or allowed to be unnoticed despite the slogans and some of the provocative remarks that were made”. The website stated

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  • Fadi81

    He has a long and difficult road ahead of him…I hope all his hard work and all he has endured for our great nation doesn’t go to waste.Thankyou Dr Samir Geagea for not giving up and keeping the fight alive. God Bless Lebanon

    • Mazen_M

      Why do you keep calling him Dr!!!! He did not graduate!!! That is an insult to all the Doctors that sacrificed and worked hard to finish their degree. It doesn’t matter that maybe circumstances did not allow him to finish (mainly politics), but the bottom line is that he did not finish the degree, so please stop calling him Dr. Thanks.

      • nabilabuzaid

        He’s as much of a Doctor as Assad. So why don’t pick on that dictator first..Or someone calling Nassrallah a religious icon. who decided that a messenger of death is an icon.. yah he’s an icon for terrorists allright.

      • NAGDELLA

        He is a Dr… Dr Evil.. Same qualifications as the bald clown from Austin Powers!

        • nagy_michael2000

          I don’t know since the civil war ended all we see the killings is done by Nassrallah and Hezbollah. So who’s the evil here..

        • Fadi81

          Dr evil huh sweetie? lol, go live in your arab slums under your sharia islamic dictarship…the rest of us prefer a modern free society.

        • Fadi81

          Dr evil huh sweetie? lol, go live in your arab slums under your sharia islamic dictarship…the rest of us prefer a modern free society.

      • Beiruti

        Why does it bother you that much? He’s smarter than your Nasrallah and other march 8 animals that you live up to.

        • Mazen_M

          Beiruti…it bothers me because I worked so hard in my life to become a Doctor, and they call him Dr even though he did not finish!! You think it’s fair? I’m not bothered by him but I hate how other people that follow him call him Dr, that’s all. By the way, I am a Druze that has been living all my life in the U.S so I don’t live up to Nasrallah. I have no idea how you came up with this conclusion…..

      • Beiruti

        Why does it bother you that much? He’s smarter than your Nasrallah and other march 8 animals that you live up to.

      • Fadi81

        God Bless DR Samir Geagea and the true Patriotic Lebanese!

        IF any of you think we will ever succumb or bow before your false leaders you are dearly mistaken. the foreign arab invaders and occupiers of our land will soon be sent packing to thier “homeland”.

        • Mazen_M

          What the hell are you talking about? “the foreign arab invaders and occupiers of our land will soon be sent packing to thier “homeland”???????. What? I was just saying don’t call him Dr because he is not. He may be a good person I don’t know, but he is not a Dr.

      • Fadi81

        God Bless DR Samir Geagea and the true Patriotic Lebanese!

        IF any of you think we will ever succumb or bow before your false leaders you are dearly mistaken. the foreign arab invaders and occupiers of our land will soon be sent packing to thier “homeland”.

      • Fadi81

        so a man walks a mile but doesnt finish the last few steps, does this mean we discredit all his hard work? due to the circumstances not allowing him to finish i think he has earned a right to be called Dr. He has earned and been awarded a Doctrate in Loyalty and protection of our homeland. if you cant accept this then then feel free to skip my comments.

        • Mazen_M

          Fadi…you are still missing the point. I am not discrediting his hard work, but I’m sorry the bottom line is that he did not finish. It took me 6 long hard years to finish my degree but he did not. So it’s not fair that we are at the same level (educationally speaking). Also, no I don’t agree that he should be called Dr just because you like him so much and think that he earned it because of his loyalty and protection of our homeland. This is just an opinion and I’m not talking about his political accomplishments. I’m talking about education. I have nothing against him and as a matter of fact I do agree with most of what he says.

          By the way, it’s not a big deal and I don’t want to keep talking about this, but I just wanted to make a point that in Lebanon, they quickly start putting titles in front of the names of leaders that they follow but I think it wrong if it’s not true. That’s all. Thanks.

      • Fadi81

        so a man walks a mile but doesnt finish the last few steps, does this mean we discredit all his hard work? due to the circumstances not allowing him to finish i think he has earned a right to be called Dr. He has earned and been awarded a Doctrate in Loyalty and protection of our homeland. if you cant accept this then then feel free to skip my comments.

        • Mazen_M

          Fadi…you are still missing the point. I am not discrediting his hard work, but I’m sorry the bottom line is that he did not finish. It took me 6 long hard years to finish my degree but he did not. So it’s not fair that we are at the same level (educationally speaking). Also, no I don’t agree that he should be called Dr just because you like him so much and think that he earned it because of his loyalty and protection of our homeland. This is just an opinion and I’m not talking about his political accomplishments. I’m talking about education. I have nothing against him and as a matter of fact I do agree with most of what he says.

          By the way, it’s not a big deal and I don’t want to keep talking about this, but I just wanted to make a point that in Lebanon, they quickly start putting titles in front of the names of leaders that they follow but I think it wrong if it’s not true. That’s all. Thanks.

      • Fadi81

        fair enough you made it clear you worked hard to become a doctor, and for that you should be proud. although im not missing the point, its not because I like him so much that I call him Dr. Its because he sacrificed his studies and future for our nation at the time when it could have been easier to flee the country and continue/complete his studies. I will continue to refer to him as doctor regardless of what others may say. (infact its the message that I cherish and not the man). if you would like to debate or comment on his message or his mission, I would be happy to do so.

        Please dont allow the fact that we refer to him as Dr take away any pride from your hard work and accomplishments. My cousin is a Doctor as well and I seen first hand how hard he worked at achieving it, I am an Engineer and I also spent many years in school achieving my goals- so therefor my intentions are out of respect for the man and not intended to discredit those who have completed their goals.

        Good day Dr Mazen ; )

        • Mazen_M

          Thanks Fadi. I understand your point now and your intention. I know that there are smart people that could not finish their education because of circumstances (and I give him credit for that). I also don’t have anything wrong with his message because he speaks with logic and like I said before, I agree with his points although I don’t follow his party and I’m not Christian. But he makes sense more than the other politicians in Lebanon.

          Anyway, good luck and hopefully Lebanon will be better in the future. Take care.

      • Fadi81

        fair enough you made it clear you worked hard to become a doctor, and for that you should be proud. although im not missing the point, its not because I like him so much that I call him Dr. Its because he sacrificed his studies and future for our nation at the time when it could have been easier to flee the country and continue/complete his studies. I will continue to refer to him as doctor regardless of what others may say. (infact its the message that I cherish and not the man). if you would like to debate or comment on his message or his mission, I would be happy to do so.

        Please dont allow the fact that we refer to him as Dr take away any pride from your hard work and accomplishments. My cousin is a Doctor as well and I seen first hand how hard he worked at achieving it, I am an Engineer and I also spent many years in school achieving my goals- so therefor my intentions are out of respect for the man and not intended to discredit those who have completed their goals.

        Good day Dr Mazen ; )

  • Fadi81

    He has a long and difficult road ahead of him…I hope all his hard work and all he has endured for our great nation doesn’t go to waste.Thankyou Dr Samir Geagea for not giving up and keeping the fight alive. God Bless Lebanon

  • Anonymous

    He has a long and difficult road ahead of him…I hope all his hard work and all he has endured for our great nation doesn’t go to waste.Thankyou Dr Samir Geagea for not giving up and keeping the fight alive. God Bless Lebanon

    • Anonymous

      Why do you keep calling him Dr!!!! He did not graduate!!! That is an insult to all the Doctors that sacrificed and worked hard to finish their degree. It doesn’t matter that maybe circumstances did not allow him to finish (mainly politics), but the bottom line is that he did not finish the degree, so please stop calling him Dr. Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        Mazen yes he is a Doctor and he graduated from the school of Terrorism and Death Along with his brother and brother-in-law. Yah he is the doctor of death allright and he’s master at it. He doesn’t know reforms so he chooses death over it.
        Its amazing how many of these dictators if they’ve applied reforms how long they can stay. But greed and bigotery and utter arrogance and stupidity will leads him only to his self-destruction and unfortunately his own Alwiite sects. I am sure the Sunnis will have it for everyone who’s not siding with them during these hard times. Syria will definitely enter a Civil war by next year around.

      • Anonymous

        He is a Dr… Dr Evil.. Same qualifications as the bald clown from Austin Powers!

        • Anonymous

          I don’t know since the civil war ended all we see the killings is done by Nassrallah and Hezbollah. So who’s the evil here..

        • Anonymous

          Dr evil huh sweetie? lol, go live in your arab slums under your sharia islamic dictarship…the rest of us prefer a modern free society.

      • Anonymous

        Why does it bother you that much? He’s smarter than your Nasrallah and other march 8 animals that you live up to.

        • Anonymous

          Beiruti…it bothers me because I worked so hard in my life to become a Doctor, and they call him Dr even though he did not finish!! You think it’s fair? I’m not bothered by him but I hate how other people that follow him call him Dr, that’s all. By the way, I am a Druze that has been living all my life in the U.S so I don’t live up to Nasrallah. I have no idea how you came up with this conclusion…..

      • Anonymous

        God Bless DR Samir Geagea and the true Patriotic Lebanese!

        IF any of you think we will ever succumb or bow before your false leaders you are dearly mistaken. the foreign arab invaders and occupiers of our land will soon be sent packing to thier “homeland”.

        • Anonymous

          What the hell are you talking about? “the foreign arab invaders and occupiers of our land will soon be sent packing to thier “homeland”???????. What? I was just saying don’t call him Dr because he is not. He may be a good person I don’t know, but he is not a Dr.

      • Anonymous

        so a man walks a mile but doesnt finish the last few steps, does this mean we discredit all his hard work? due to the circumstances not allowing him to finish i think he has earned a right to be called Dr. He has earned and been awarded a Doctrate in Loyalty and protection of our homeland. if you cant accept this then then feel free to skip my comments.

        • Anonymous

          Fadi…you are still missing the point. I am not discrediting his hard work, but I’m sorry the bottom line is that he did not finish. It took me 6 long hard years to finish my degree but he did not. So it’s not fair that we are at the same level (educationally speaking). Also, no I don’t agree that he should be called Dr just because you like him so much and think that he earned it because of his loyalty and protection of our homeland. This is just an opinion and I’m not talking about his political accomplishments. I’m talking about education. I have nothing against him and as a matter of fact I do agree with most of what he says.

          By the way, it’s not a big deal and I don’t want to keep talking about this, but I just wanted to make a point that in Lebanon, they quickly start putting titles in front of the names of leaders that they follow but I think it wrong if it’s not true. That’s all. Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        fair enough you made it clear you worked hard to become a doctor, and for that you should be proud. although im not missing the point, its not because I like him so much that I call him Dr. Its because he sacrificed his studies and future for our nation at the time when it could have been easier to flee the country and continue/complete his studies. I will continue to refer to him as doctor regardless of what others may say. (infact its the message that I cherish and not the man). if you would like to debate or comment on his message or his mission, I would be happy to do so.

        Please dont allow the fact that we refer to him as Dr take away any pride from your hard work and accomplishments. My cousin is a Doctor as well and I seen first hand how hard he worked at achieving it, I am an Engineer and I also spent many years in school achieving my goals- so therefor my intentions are out of respect for the man and not intended to discredit those who have completed their goals.

        Good day Dr Mazen ; )

        • Anonymous

          Thanks Fadi. I understand your point now and your intention. I know that there are smart people that could not finish their education because of circumstances (and I give him credit for that). I also don’t have anything wrong with his message because he speaks with logic and like I said before, I agree with his points although I don’t follow his party and I’m not Christian. But he makes sense more than the other politicians in Lebanon.

          Anyway, good luck and hopefully Lebanon will be better in the future. Take care.

  • FadiAbboud

    no matter how much truth there is behind your words.. those who hate you will hate you because your the messenger and they don’t care about the message.

  • Anonymous

    no matter how much truth there is behind your words.. those who hate you will hate you because your the messenger and they don’t care about the message.

  • Anonymous

    no matter how much truth there is behind your words.. those who hate you will hate you because your the messenger and they don’t care about the message.

  • Mazen,

    If geagea makes that much sense to you brother,i have to question if u really have the mind capacity to
    be a doctor…just an observation…what makes sense to u that fact that he told the US that he has 10,000 fighters
    ready to fight HA,all we need is your weapons,or was it him assisting Israel in fighting your fellow lebanese in the 2006 war,
    or was it him burning a church and blamining it on muslims,or was it him killing over 20,000 lebanese with his weapons and
    his army….im just curious “DR.” Mazen which part of “DR” geagea messages make sense to you…Thanks “Dr”

    • Mazen_M

      Michael,

      I don’t know much about the facts about what happened in the civil war, but I was saying that he makes sense now when he speaks. I don’t appreciate you insulting my intelligence however. This was uncalled for. Don’t use DR in quotations because I am a Dr and I don’t have to prove it to you. You’re not worth my time….

      • Mazen,

        Listen your right i came off a bit rude,and insulting your hard work and accomplishments was not
        acceptable,after i sent that messge i kinda felt bad bout it,cuz i took out of the context of poltics and
        made it personel….I guess how anyone sees any good out of geagea is mind boggeling to me,all the problems
        in lebanon have started as of late as soon as he got out of jail,and than i read the wikli leaks coming out on
        this man,and in any sain country he would be at least put on trial for treason…once again my emotions got the best
        of me,as i can tell your a good man mazen by the way you speak…Please accept my apoligies brother…

        Michael

        • Mazen_M

          Thanks Michael. I really appreciate your response…..it also takes a big man to admit that he made a mistake and I can also tell that you are a good man and I know how emotional we get when it comes to politics and Lebanon. This only shows how much we care about our country and I know that you truly do, so no hard feelings:)

          As for Geagea, I don’t know!! Some say he’s good, some say he’s bad. I guess maybe both sides have some good points. But Allah will judge. I hope that in the end Lebanon will be ok, because that’s the most important thing.

          Take care and good luck!!

      • Mazen,

        Listen your right i came off a bit rude,and insulting your hard work and accomplishments was not
        acceptable,after i sent that messge i kinda felt bad bout it,cuz i took out of the context of poltics and
        made it personel….I guess how anyone sees any good out of geagea is mind boggeling to me,all the problems
        in lebanon have started as of late as soon as he got out of jail,and than i read the wikli leaks coming out on
        this man,and in any sain country he would be at least put on trial for treason…once again my emotions got the best
        of me,as i can tell your a good man mazen by the way you speak…Please accept my apoligies brother…

        Michael

        • Mazen_M

          Thanks Michael. I really appreciate your response…..it also takes a big man to admit that he made a mistake and I can also tell that you are a good man and I know how emotional we get when it comes to politics and Lebanon. This only shows how much we care about our country and I know that you truly do, so no hard feelings:)

          As for Geagea, I don’t know!! Some say he’s good, some say he’s bad. I guess maybe both sides have some good points. But Allah will judge. I hope that in the end Lebanon will be ok, because that’s the most important thing.

          Take care and good luck!!

  • Mazen,

    If geagea makes that much sense to you brother,i have to question if u really have the mind capacity to
    be a doctor…just an observation…what makes sense to u that fact that he told the US that he has 10,000 fighters
    ready to fight HA,all we need is your weapons,or was it him assisting Israel in fighting your fellow lebanese in the 2006 war,
    or was it him burning a church and blamining it on muslims,or was it him killing over 20,000 lebanese with his weapons and
    his army….im just curious “DR.” Mazen which part of “DR” geagea messages make sense to you…Thanks “Dr”

    • Anonymous

      Michael,

      I don’t know much about the facts about what happened in the civil war, but I was saying that he makes sense now when he speaks. I don’t appreciate you insulting my intelligence however. This was uncalled for. Don’t use DR in quotations because I am a Dr and I don’t have to prove it to you. You’re not worth my time….

      • Mazen,

        Listen your right i came off a bit rude,and insulting your hard work and accomplishments was not
        acceptable,after i sent that messge i kinda felt bad bout it,cuz i took out of the context of poltics and
        made it personel….I guess how anyone sees any good out of geagea is mind boggeling to me,all the problems
        in lebanon have started as of late as soon as he got out of jail,and than i read the wikli leaks coming out on
        this man,and in any sain country he would be at least put on trial for treason…once again my emotions got the best
        of me,as i can tell your a good man mazen by the way you speak…Please accept my apoligies brother…

        Michael

        • Anonymous

          Thanks Michael. I really appreciate your response…..it also takes a big man to admit that he made a mistake and I can also tell that you are a good man and I know how emotional we get when it comes to politics and Lebanon. This only shows how much we care about our country and I know that you truly do, so no hard feelings:)

          As for Geagea, I don’t know!! Some say he’s good, some say he’s bad. I guess maybe both sides have some good points. But Allah will judge. I hope that in the end Lebanon will be ok, because that’s the most important thing.

          Take care and good luck!!

      • Mazen,

        Listen your right i came off a bit rude,and insulting your hard work and accomplishments was not
        acceptable,after i sent that messge i kinda felt bad bout it,cuz i took out of the context of poltics and
        made it personel….I guess how anyone sees any good out of geagea is mind boggeling to me,all the problems
        in lebanon have started as of late as soon as he got out of jail,and than i read the wikli leaks coming out on
        this man,and in any sain country he would be at least put on trial for treason…once again my emotions got the best
        of me,as i can tell your a good man mazen by the way you speak…Please accept my apoligies brother…

        Michael

      • Mazen,

        Listen your right i came off a bit rude,and insulting your hard work and accomplishments was not
        acceptable,after i sent that messge i kinda felt bad bout it,cuz i took out of the context of poltics and
        made it personel….I guess how anyone sees any good out of geagea is mind boggeling to me,all the problems
        in lebanon have started as of late as soon as he got out of jail,and than i read the wikli leaks coming out on
        this man,and in any sain country he would be at least put on trial for treason…once again my emotions got the best
        of me,as i can tell your a good man mazen by the way you speak…Please accept my apoligies brother…

        Michael