Patriarch Rai sticking to his previous stance on hezbollah, Syria

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai reiterated his previous positions on Hezbollah’s arms and Syria during the Christian-Muslim summit in Dar al-Fatwa, MTV reported on Tuesday.

“I did not justify the presence of Hezbollah’s arms, but I reiterated Hezbollah’s justification for the existence of its arms,” the station quoted him as saying.

The Patriarch also addressed the situation in Syria, saying that he does not want a civil war to break out in the unrest-hit country, the report added.

“If a civil war takes place in Syria it will happen between Sunnis and Alawites, and Lebanon will be affected since it is organically tied to Syria,” the station also quoted him as saying.

MTV reported that the Maronite Patriarch expressed his fears over the rise of extremist rule in Syria that would lead the Alawites to call for their own state, adding that “this will result in Christian emigration.”

Meanwhile, LBC television reported that Rai said during the meeting that he called on France to work on fixing ties between Prime Minister Najib Mikati and former PM Saad Hariri.

The Patriarch also called on Paris to encourage Hariri to return to Beirut, following his six-month absence from Lebanon.

Rai came under fire earlier this month from the opposition March 14 parties but won praise from March 8 politicians for indirectly defending Hezbollah’s arms and linking the party’s arsenal to the termination of Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory and the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland . Even MP Walid Jumblatt who defected from March 14 alliance was very critical of Rai’s statements.

Rai emphasized during a trip to Paris that “only when the international community exerts pressure on Israel to vacate the occupied Lebanese territory ( the Shebaa Farms, Kfar Shouba hills and the Lebanese part of the disputed border village of Ghajar ) and Israel allows Palestinians in Lebanon to return to their homes, can Hezbollah be asked to hand over its arms because they will no longer be needed.”

Rai added that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “open-minded” and should be given more chances to implement the reforms he already announced.

The patriarch claimed after returning to Lebanon that the remarks he made while in Paris “were taken out of context and have nothing to do” with his personal opinion.

Assad’s regime has cracked down on a string of unprecedented protests across his country, killing more than 2,700 civilian protesters since the uprising began in March, according to the United Nations.

  • shankarees

    The man has gone completely crazy or is he schizophrenic?  The Synod of Maronite Bishops should say something about his position.

  • Anonymous

    The man has gone completely crazy or is he schizophrenic?  The Synod of Maronite Bishops should say something about his position.

  • Patience2

    ‘Organically tied…’, in a pig’s eye! … Lebanon IS NOT Syria’s ‘front lawn’ as, apparently this man would have you believe!  Yes, this man, in as important a position as he would like to be, may need reconsideration by his leadership. This man is unsettlingly different than Sfeir.

    • 5thDrawer

      Maybe he means the cockroaches … does not understand ‘organic’ and used the wrong word.  … unless, he really meant garbage … yes, yes … must be it. Shared Garbage … and rot is organic.

      • LEBANON101

        you see what libnan1 just said. hizballah cant hand over there weapons becuase the lebanese army dosnt know how to use them. thats the greatest excuses i have heard so far

        • 5thDrawer

          Yah … mostly we ignored it because it was so stupid.

        • libnan1

          LEBANON101 it is not a great excuse it is a fact.The Lebanese army does not know how to use the missiles HA acquired. Who is going to train them?  

        • libnan1

          LEBANON101 it is not a great excuse it is a fact.The Lebanese army does not know how to use the missiles HA acquired. Who is going to train them?  

        • 5thDrawer

          I guess libnan1 actually means that the army would not be pointing them in the ‘right’ direction … I am sure the Persian instruction-book can be interpreted …

    • Fadi81

      he knows that the same defenders of oppression and ideology exist in Lebanon too. These savages wont go without taking out as many people in the process as they can. Lets pray that Lebanon is spared the bloodshed, but I doubt Lebanons criminals will bow down before justice.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Organically tied…’, in a pig’s eye! … Lebanon IS NOT Syria’s ‘front lawn’ as, apparently this man would have you believe!  Yes, this man, in as important a position as he would like to be, may need reconsideration by his leadership. This man is unsettlingly different than Sfeir.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he means the cockroaches … does not understand ‘organic’ and used the wrong word.  … unless, he really meant garbage … yes, yes … must be it. Shared Garbage … and rot is organic.

      • Anonymous

        you see what libnan1 just said. hizballah cant hand over there weapons becuase the lebanese army dosnt know how to use them. thats the greatest excuses i have heard so far

        • Anonymous

          Yah … mostly we ignored it because it was so stupid.

        • Anonymous

          Yah … mostly we ignored it because it was so stupid.

        • Anonymous

          LEBANON101 it is not a great excuse it is a fact.The Lebanese army does not know how to use the missiles HA acquired. Who is going to train them?  

        • Anonymous

          I guess libnan1 actually means that the army would not be pointing them in the ‘right’ direction … I am sure the Persian instruction-book can be interpreted …

    • Anonymous

      he knows that the same defenders of oppression and ideology exist in Lebanon too. These savages wont go without taking out as many people in the process as they can. Lets pray that Lebanon is spared the bloodshed, but I doubt Lebanons criminals will bow down before justice.

  • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

      it is irresponsible of him to state  publicly his political views unless he holds a position in a  political office!

    as a spiritual leader his opinion should allways be based on a christian view derived from scriptures and not that of his personal opinion.
    i applaude his visit to the south as i would all lebanese vistiting one another with no political pretense but warming up their feelings towards each other as neighbors should .

    jesus said” if you love me,, feed my sheep” not politics but spiritual food and guidance.

    • libnan1

      With great respect Geo I disagree with you. Cardinal O’Connor may God bless his sole interfered many time on behalf of the Christians in Lebanon. He was instrumental in stopping the Syrian bombardments of East Beirut and the siege of Zahleh. Religious leaders have every reason to state their political views when the well being of their constituents are at stake. 

      • 5thDrawer

        My opinion on that is that the ‘man’ standing in front of his people to try to protect them from killers in a time of war is not quite the same thing as a ‘leader’ almost apologizing politically for the ones who tear his country apart.

        • libnan1

          I assume you are talking about his support of the resistance and their weapons. I happen to be personally a supporter of the resistance and proud of their accomplishments not just because I support Aoun. For the sake of discussion take my views out and let me put couple of scenarios in front of all. 
          1. Suppose the Batrack, all Lebanese leaders say they want the weapons out and HA concurs, who are they going to surrender their weapons, they worked very hard to acquire, to? The Lebanese army not trained to use these weapons, Lebanon is defendless. Do you seriously expect the warlords to defend Lebanon?  2. Suppose all want the weapons out and HA does NOT concur. Then you put a powerful army in the corner that will have to defend itself, war will break out and no telling what will happen. It’s like when a cat is cornered it will scratch everyone around it. 

          I don’t really know what the batrach knows but I’m willing to bet that he knows more than we all do and he working to protect all Lebanese not only Christians. Think about it…..

        • 5thDrawer

          I think about it libnan1 … and I agree there’s probably allot we will never know … and I hope all Lebanese can feel supported … and I do mean ALL …
          Frankly, I don’t know what army is actually threatening to attack in 2011 or 2012 … except maybe the Syrians, who seem to have their hands full at the moment …
          Although the Turks seem to want to make waves ….

        • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

          libnan1 thinks it’s perfectly ok that they are considered a terrorist organization that’s responsible for thousands of deaths throughout the world, billions and billions in damages and destruction from causing a war, overthrows a diplomatically elected government, then holds said government hostage to it’s masters in Tehran. (All while living in a bunker/command center/SOMEBODY’S mommy’s basement:))
          Until Syria and Iran fall along with all the little lackeys Hamas, Hezbollah, the PRC, Islamic Jihad, until ALL of them are all destroyed, there will never be true peace in the Middle East.

      • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

        greetings libnan1, there is nothing wrong with anyone in a religious position reaching out and resolving disputes or ending a bombardment as you mentioned as long as he does not compromise the integrity of his faith to meet his needs

         there is a major discrepency between manly solutions and godly ones, specificaly  for those in the christian faith,  jesus pointed to gods kingdom as the only solution for mankinds problems .

         he layed down his life and gave specific hopes and instructions  how christians should conduct themselves when it comes to politics and the use of weapons  when jesus was being arrested peter reached for a sword to cut the ear of on of the mobsters in an attempt to deffend him , jesus immediatly healed the mans ear and lectured peter  by saying   all those who take the sword will perish by the sword, or do you   think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions of angels?  mathew 26.52 

        Jesus’ reaction is hardly surprising. Two years earlier, he had said: “You heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you; that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:43-45) Is it reasonable to think that a Christian could love and pray for his enemies while waging war against them?
        History reveals that Christians had many enemies. For example, the Romans sentenced and executed Jesus Christ. Soon thereafter, merely professing to be a Christian became a capital offense. Jesus anticipated that Christians might be tempted to bear arms and revolt against Roman oppression, as some of the Jews had done. Hence, he said of his followers: “They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.” (John 17:16) Christians chose to remain politically neutral. No injustice or threat to them or the country in which they lived justified taking part in military action.

        Genuine Christians upheld Jesus’ wishes and stayed neutral. Consider what happened in Iconium, an ancient city in Asia Minor. “When a violent attempt took place on the part of both people of the nations and Jews with their rulers, to treat [Paul and Barnabas] insolently and pelt them with stones, they, on being informed of it, fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe and the country round about; and there they went on declaring the good news.” (Acts 14:5-7) Note that when faced with violent opposition, Christians did not take up arms in defense, nor did they retaliate. Instead, they continued to preach “the good news.” What good news did they have to share?
        the weapons issue is a political matter,,, a thorn among some christians and an honor among  other christians, i simply can not imagine jesus having two views on this matter and i am  convinced that if jesus was here today he would not  take pride in arms belonging to anyone, or a lebanese flag or any other flag for that matter…….sorry if i burned a hole through your head but i am not pushing my personal views but only biblical views as rai should  also be doing.

         

         

        • libnan1

          Geo, great enlightenment. Rai never approved of the weapons to be used against innocent people no matter what religion they belong to. What Rai implied was that these weapons are needed for self defense if Lebanon gets attacked. What he is trying to convey is we don’t have a way keep security in a country full of little militias if there in no powerful deterrent and I strongly agree with him. Everyone is critical of the resistance as non Lebanese, Rai is trying to Lebenonise the resistance by supporting it. At that point it will be part of Lebanon and there will be no excuse for it to use its weapons internally. BTW Rai is no Jesus …:), God bless you my friend.  

      • nagy_michael2

        well ya libnan1 why was it the HA and M8 criticized Sfeir when he spoke about politics and HA arms. They told him to mind his business and stick to religion. But Rhai spoke in their favor suddenly they’re calling freedom of speech.
        How convenient? since when HA and Iran and Syria really cared about Christians? Syria killed more christians than anybody else in the world. They destroyed Lebanon infastructure more than Israel did in all wars. So defending HA and SYria. The regime will fall and there is no going back. Hitler, Stallin, Saddam and all dictators will fall and your time is coming soon. The Christians in Syria were rejoicing Bashir death you idiot. After he himself was looking after having the grandiose goal of bringing christians from different arab countries to Lebanon. stop your insanity and stupidity of protecting such idiots like HA who is full or israeli spies.

        • libnan1

          I was always a defender of Sfeir speaking his mind even though I disagreed with his politics. Read my other comments where I specifically praised Sfeir for criticizing Syria and Hariri during the nineties. I was anti Syria when they were occupying Lebanon, now they are not occupiers any more. They are a neighbor country and we should NOT interfere in their own business, that is all what I said. I defend Rai because he knows what happened to the Christians in Iraq after Saddam. I have some Iraqi friends that prefer Saddam over the current situation, I did not like Saddam or any of the bastards dictators. So, by defending the resistance, as long as it does not violate innocent Lebanese human rights, I’m defending Lebanon from outside forces . 
          I defend the only two parties that fought hard to free Lebanon, Aoun and the resistance. The Lebanese army under the command of Aoun fought the Syrians, he was not successful because the Lebanese did not support the army back then. The resistance fought Israel and won because they did not have to watch their back. That is why I support the parties that work for Lebanon.

      • LEBANON101

        they dont need to know how to use them they are unguided missles used to fire randomly into israel no need for them in the lebanese army. i dont think we need them anywhere in lebanon,

  • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

      it is irresponsible of him to state  publicly his political views unless he holds a position in a  political office!

    as a spiritual leader his opinion should allways be based on a christian view derived from scriptures and not that of his personal opinion.
    i applaude his visit to the south as i would all lebanese vistiting one another with no political pretense but warming up their feelings towards each other as neighbors should .

    jesus said” if you love me,, feed my sheep” not politics but spiritual food and guidance.

    • Anonymous

      With great respect Geo I disagree with you. Cardinal O’Connor may God bless his sole interfered many time on behalf of the Christians in Lebanon. He was instrumental in stopping the Syrian bombardments of East Beirut and the siege of Zahleh. Religious leaders have every reason to state their political views when the well being of their constituents are at stake. 

      • Anonymous

        My opinion on that is that the ‘man’ standing in front of his people to try to protect them from killers in a time of war is not quite the same thing as a ‘leader’ almost apologizing politically for the ones who tear his country apart.

        • Anonymous

          I assume you are talking about his support of the resistance and their weapons. I happen to be personally a supporter of the resistance and proud of their accomplishments not just because I support Aoun. For the sake of discussion take my views out and let me put couple of scenarios in front of all. 
          1. Suppose the Batrack, all Lebanese leaders say they want the weapons out and HA concurs, who are they going to surrender their weapons, they worked very hard to acquire, to? The Lebanese army not trained to use these weapons, Lebanon is defendless. Do you seriously expect the warlords to defend Lebanon?  2. Suppose all want the weapons out and HA does NOT concur. Then you put a powerful army in the corner that will have to defend itself, war will break out and no telling what will happen. It’s like when a cat is cornered it will everyone around it. 

          I don’t really know what the batrach knows but I’m willing to bet that he knows more than we all do and he working to protect all Lebanese not only Christians. Think about it…..

        • Anonymous

          I think about it libnan1 … and I agree there’s probably allot we will never know … and I hope all Lebanese can feel supported … and I do mean ALL …
          Frankly, I don’t know what army is actually threatening to attack in 2011 or 2012 … except maybe the Syrians, who seem to have their hands full at the moment …

        • http://iranaware.blogspot.com/ Iran Aware

          libnan1 thinks it’s perfectly ok that they are considered a terrorist organization that’s responsible for thousands of deaths throughout the world, billions and billions in damages and destruction from causing a war, overthrows a diplomatically elected government, then holds said government hostage to it’s masters in Tehran. (All while living in a bunker/command center/SOMEBODY’S mommy’s basement:))
          Until Syria and Iran fall along with all the little lackeys Hamas, Hezbollah, the PRC, Islamic Jihad, until ALL of them are all destroyed, there will never be true peace in the Middle East.

      • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

        greetings libnan1, there is nothing wrong with anyone in a religious position reaching out and resolving disputes or ending a bombardment as you mentioned as long as he does not compromise the integrity of his faith to meet his needs

         there is a major discrepency between manly solutions and godly ones, specificaly  for those in the christian faith,  jesus pointed to gods kingdom as the only solution for mankinds problems .

         he layed down his life and gave specific hopes and instructions  how christians should conduct themselves when it comes to politics and the use of weapons  when jesus was being arrested peter reached for a sword to cut the ear of on of the mobsters in an attempt to deffend him , jesus immediatly healed the mans ear and lectured peter  by saying   all those who take the sword will perish by the sword, or do you   think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions of angels?  mathew 26.52 

        Jesus’ reaction is hardly surprising. Two years earlier, he had said: “You heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you; that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:43-45) Is it reasonable to think that a Christian could love and pray for his enemies while waging war against them?
        History reveals that Christians had many enemies. For example, the Romans sentenced and executed Jesus Christ. Soon thereafter, merely professing to be a Christian became a capital offense. Jesus anticipated that Christians might be tempted to bear arms and revolt against Roman oppression, as some of the Jews had done. Hence, he said of his followers: “They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.” (John 17:16) Christians chose to remain politically neutral. No injustice or threat to them or the country in which they lived justified taking part in military action.

        Genuine Christians upheld Jesus’ wishes and stayed neutral. Consider what happened in Iconium, an ancient city in Asia Minor. “When a violent attempt took place on the part of both people of the nations and Jews with their rulers, to treat [Paul and Barnabas] insolently and pelt them with stones, they, on being informed of it, fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe and the country round about; and there they went on declaring the good news.” (Acts 14:5-7) Note that when faced with violent opposition, Christians did not take up arms in defense, nor did they retaliate. Instead, they continued to preach “the good news.” What good news did they have to share?
        the weapons issue is a political matter,,, a thorn among some christians and an honor among  other christians, i simply can not imagine jesus having two views on this matter and i am  convinced that if jesus was here today he would not  take pride in arms belonging to anyone, or a lebanese flag or any other flag for that matter…….sorry if i burned a hole through your head but i am not pushing my personal views but only biblical views as rai should  also be doing.

         

         

        • Anonymous

          Geo, great enlightenment. Rai never approved of the weapons to be used against innocent people no matter what religion they belong to. What Rai implied was that these weapons are needed for self defense if Lebanon gets attacked. What he is trying to convey is we don’t have a way keep security in a country full of little militias if there in no powerful deterrent and I strongly agree with him. Everyone is critical of the resistance as non Lebanese, Rai is trying to Lebenonise the resistance by supporting it. At that point it will be part of Lebanon and there will be no excuse for it to use its weapons internally. BTW Rai is no Jesus …:), God bless you my friend.  

      • Anonymous

        well ya libnan1 why was it the HA and M8 criticized Sfeir when he spoke about politics and HA arms. They told him to mind his business and stick to religion. But Rhai spoke in their favor suddenly they’re calling freedom of speech.
        How convenient? since when HA and Iran and Syria really cared about Christians? Syria killed more christians than anybody else in the world. They destroyed Lebanon infastructure more than Israel did in all wars. So defending HA and SYria. The regime will fall and there is no going back. Hitler, Stallin, Saddam and all dictators will fall and your time is coming soon. The Christians in Syria were rejoicing Bashir death you idiot. After he himself was looking after having the grandiose goal of bringing christians from different arab countries to Lebanon. stop your insanity and stupidity of protecting such idiots like HA who is full or israeli spies.

        • Anonymous

          I was always a defender of Sfeir speaking his mind even though I disagreed with his politics. Read my other comments where I specifically praised Sfeir for criticizing Syria and Hariri during the nineties. I was anti Syria when they were occupying Lebanon, now they are not occupiers any more. They are a neighbor country and we should NOT interfere in their own business, that is all what I said. I defend Rai because he knows what happened to the Christians in Iraq after Saddam. I have some Iraqi friends that prefer Saddam over the current situation, I did not like Saddam or any of the bastards dictators. So, by defending the resistance, as long as it does not violate innocent Lebanese human rights, I’m defending Lebanon from outside forces . 
          I defend the only two parties that fought hard to free Lebanon, Aoun and the resistance. The Lebanese army under the command of Aoun fought the Syrians, he was not successful because the Lebanese did not support the army back then. The resistance fought Israel and won because they did not have to watch their back. That is why I support the parties that work for Lebanon.

      • Anonymous

        they dont need to know how to use them they are unguided missles used to fire randomly into israel no need for them in the lebanese army. i dont think we need them anywhere in lebanon,

  • antar2011

    i hate to say it to you guys but apparently the Vatican has everything to do with it.
    as shokingly as it sounds, in an article in aljomhouriya newspaper [you can read it online if you want, titled “this is what Rai told Geagea”] Rai has sent an envoy to Geaga after his speech last saturday telling him he has been given instructions to take the stance he has shown because of the Arab spring… when Geagea heard this, to my astonishment he replied that he understands Rai’s stance but he cannot backtrack on his speech suddenly because it won’t look good infront of his muslim allies in march 14. he will do so gradually….hence the position taken by Kataeb party already.

    reading the article i was astonished and i remembered some views here that politics should not mingle with religion. i now agree 100 % of that.

    in my opinion, the above example is a perfect example of the ills of lebanese society.

    even if we should wait for a confirmation/denial for what the article has mentioned and if it doesn’t come then we only need to monitor the stance geagea will take in this issue in the near future….

    in the meantime i feel depressed and quite cheated that one day i believed that lebanon can be united. that the ills and fears of the civil war was all behind us to realise that it really is not. Rafeeq Harriri is turning in his grave hearing this…
    i am shocked and arfaan.

    • libnan1

      Yes Antar, this pope is different than the old pope. Patriarch Sfeir followed the old popes orders back in 1990 when he signed on to the Taif and the Syrian take over of the presidential palace. I’m glad that this pope is an activist instead of  being passive. Just remember he is the only one in Lebanon that is looking after the little guy in the Christian community. People were critical of Sfeir in the nineties including Aoun, to my dismay, but he was the only Christian leader to look after his community. He criticized Hariri back then for allowing the Syrians to control the Lebanese government and marginalize the Christians. Hariri did not care about Sfeir because he was too busy using the Syrians to take away more power from the Christians.
      You are right Hariri is turning in his grave hearing what his son Jr. is doing to the powers he worked hard to grab.
          

  • Anonymous

    i hate to say it to you guys but apparently the Vatican has everything to do with it.
    as shokingly as it sounds, in an article in aljomhouriya newspaper [you can read it online if you want, titled this is what Rai told Geagea] Rai has sent an envoy to Geaga after his speech last saturday telling him he has been given instructions from the vatican himself to raise the roof on the existence of the christians in the east while there the Arab spring is happening… when Geagea heard this, to my astonishment he replies that the views then to be understood and that he cannot backtrack on his speech yet suddenly because it won’t look good infront of his muslim allies in march 14. he will do so gradually….hence the position taken by Kataeb party already.

    reading the article i was astonished and i remembered some views here that politics should not mingle with religion. i now agree 100 % of that.

    in my opinion, the above example is a perfect example of the ills of lebanese society.

    even if we should wait for a confirmation/denial for what the article has mentioned which won’t come, then we only need to monitor the stance geagea will take in this issue in the near future….in the meantime i feel depressed and quite cheated that one day i believed that lebanon can be united. that the ills and fears of the civil war was all behind us to realise that it really is not. Rafeeq Harriri is turning in his grave hearing this…
    i am shocked and arfaan.

    • Anonymous

      Yes Antar, this pope is different than the old pope. Patriarch Sfeir followed the old popes orders back in 1990 when he signed on to the Taif and the Syrian take over of the presidential palace. I’m glad that this pope is an activist instead of  being passive. Just remember he is the only one in Lebanon that is looking after the little guy in the Christian community. People were critical of Sfeir in the nineties including Aoun, to my dismay, but he was the only Christian leader to look after his community. He criticized Hariri back then for allowing the Syrians to control the Lebanese government and marginalize the Christians. Hariri did not care about Sfeir because he was too busy using the Syrians to take away more power from the Christians.
      You are right Hariri is turning in his grave hearing what his son Jr. is doing to the powers he worked hard to grab.
          

    • Anonymous

      Yes Antar, this pope is different than the old pope. Patriarch Sfeir followed the old popes orders back in 1990 when he signed on to the Taif and the Syrian take over of the presidential palace. I’m glad that this pope is an activist instead of  being passive. Just remember he is the only one in Lebanon that is looking after the little guy in the Christian community. People were critical of Sfeir in the nineties including Aoun, to my dismay, but he was the only Christian leader to look after his community. He criticized Hariri back then for allowing the Syrians to control the Lebanese government and marginalize the Christians. Hariri did not care about Sfeir because he was too busy using the Syrians to take away more power from the Christians.
      You are right Hariri is turning in his grave hearing what his son Jr. is doing to the powers he worked hard to grab.
          

  • antar2011

    the syrians were controling the political scenes  NOT harriri. he was opposed and stopped in every way possible by the syrian regime when he was in office Allah yer7amou. to believe otherwise is to deny the existence of syrian regime control and brutality in lebanon in the last 30 years….but of course i don’t expect a sunni-hater scaremongrer Aounist believe that.
    is it because he had gained the love of lebanese from every sect that Aoun is so jealous of him? or is it that he worked for the good of this country but he is not under Aoun’s commands that Aounist cannot digest?
     
    Harriri never had the absolute power that you and many of the Aounist mistakenly describe, if he was, lebanese poeple, christians before muslims would not have showed their  strong grieve when he was assasinated in 2005…
     
     Harriri never discriminated between muslims and christians that’s a fact Aounist choose to ignore and wish they could erase it  from lebanese history as if it never happened.

    i like Harriri, not ecause he is a sunni. ilke him because he had the good of this country in his plan, he loved this country and believed in lebanese unity and coexistence for the betterment of lebanon…something many of lebanese politicians today lack because they are happy to play victim when they are in fact the peptrators.

    anyway, if this news about Geagea turns out to be true then i give up the thought from anything to do with lebanon.

  • Anonymous

    the syrians were controling the political scenes  NOT harriri. he was opposed and stopped in every way possible by the syrian regime when he was in office Allah yer7amou. to believe otherwise is to deny the existence of syrian regime control and brutality in lebanon in the last 30 years….but of course i don’t expect a sunni-hater scaremongrer Aounist believe that.
    is it because he had gained the love of lebanese from every sect that Aoun is so jealous of him? or is it that he worked for the good of this country but he is not under Aoun’s commands that Aounist cannot digest?
     
    Harriri never had the absolute power that you and many of the Aounist mistakenly describe, if he was, lebanese poeple, christians before muslims would not have showed their  strong grieve when he was assasinated in 2005…
     
     Harriri never discriminated between muslims and christians that’s a fact Aounist choose to ignore and wish they could erase it  from lebanese history as if it never happened.

    i like Harriri, not ecause he is a sunni. ilke him because he had the good of this country in his plan, he loved this country and believed in lebanese unity and coexistence for the betterment of lebanon…something many of lebanese politicians today lack because they are happy to play victim when they are in fact the peptrators.

    anyway, if this news about Geagea turns out to be true then i give up the thought from anything to do with lebanon.