Geagea: Dialogue is a ” cover up” trap by Hezbollah

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in an interview with Al-Makarkaziya ( Central) news agency that he is against national dialogue if it was not serious.

“A March 14 delegation will visit President Michel Suleiman within two days. Based on the results of the visit, [we] will decide [if we will attend the national dialogue],” Geagea said.

“If [the participants] and the president cannot provide the least [amounts of] elements [required to hold] serious dialogue, then [there is no use] to waste time and efforts and sit on a table for dialogue just for the sake of doing so.”

Geagea also voiced the need for a “serious dialogue” that would put an end to the “continuous drain” in the country.

“No one can be against dialogue, especially the March 14 parties, unless when we feel that dialogue is being held to cover up for [certain] events, like the Tripoli [violence],” he added.

“What is weird is that some parties consider dialogue to be inevitable [amid] such events. If a serious dialogue had been proposed, we would have been the first people to call for [holding] it, but what is being suggested is a trap by Hezbollah to cover up what is happening and prolong it.”

Geagea’s remarks came a few days after President Suleiman had invited rival Lebanese political leaders to convene for National Dialogue talks on June 11 in an attempt to prevent the country from sliding into sectarian strife as a result of the turmoil in neighboring Syria.

March 14 coalition is demanding the formation of a neutral “salvation” government to oversee next year’s parliamentary elections as a precondition to convening the National Dialogue talks.

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  • dateam

    seems m14 are split on this..jumblatt and gmayell want the dialogue but gagea and mustaqbal dont…seems certain parties want the government now in order to control the elections next year? do they want the current system or the proportianlity system i wonder??? will hariri attend via video link?

    • yusif haway

      WELL M14 dont really know what they want they are just good to accuse other seat and what they forgot is that when they point a finget at someone they are pointing 3 fingers at their selves and about hariri attending via video link i dought it because he is busy kissing the asses of saudia arabia and the americans and also busy typeing rubbish on twitter i sent him a message yesterday on twitter asking him when he said that he is the leader of the sunnis why he is not in lebanon trying to sort out the problem in the north he reply to my message saying he is doing it on the phone what a leader

      • dateam

        there you go….

  • dateam

    seems m14 are split on this..jumblatt and gmayell want the dialogue but gagea and mustaqbal dont…seems certain parties want the government now in order to control the elections next year? do they want the current system or the proportianlity system i wonder??? will hariri attend via video link?

    • lenanon30

      WELL M14 dont really know what they want they are just good to accuse other seat and what they forgot is that when they point a finget at someone they are pointing 3 fingers at their selves and about hariri attending via video link i dought it because he is busy kissing the asses of saudia arabia and the americans and also busy typeing rubbish on twitter i sent him a message yesterday on twitter asking him when he said that he is the leader of the sunnis why he is not in lebanon trying to sort out the problem in the north he reply to my message saying he is doing it on the phone what a leader

      • dateam

        there you go….

  • dateam

    whats the trap? id love to know?

    • 5thDrawer

      The ‘Trap’ is having the endless ‘Theoretical Dialogues’ that go no-where and will never produce any resolutions to actual problems. If the only practical thing the theory produces is gun-fire and burned tyres, but they are always ‘willing to discuss’ the same failed theories ad infinitum, then the whole exercise is boringly and expensively useless – especially after so many years of it.
      Let the ‘Theological Theoreticians’ expound their barely-enlightening theories in a small room somewhere … but HAVE a government that can make a practical WORKING move to fix what’s wrong.
      HAVE an army that can move to defend Lebanon AND all it’s people without endless debate on moon phases.
      HAVE an electrical department that doesn’t need permission to put up a ladder to fix a wire. (Safety first too.)
      HAVE a Water and Waste crew who can find where red dye is being pumped into a river, and can report it.
      HAVE a policy … Do something … besides debate.

  • dateam

    whats the trap? id love to know?

    • 5thDrawer

      The ‘Trap’ is having the endless ‘Theoretical Dialogues’ that go no-where and will never produce any resolutions to actual problems. If the only practical thing the theory produces is gun-fire and burned tyres, but they are always ‘willing to discuss’ the same failed theories ad infinitum, then the whole exercise is boringly and expensively useless – especially after so many years of it.
      Let the ‘Theological Theoreticians’ expound their barely-enlightening theories in a small room somewhere … but HAVE a government that can make a practical WORKING move to fix what’s wrong.
      HAVE an army that can move to defend Lebanon AND all it’s people without endless debate on moon phases.
      HAVE an electrical department that doesn’t need permission to put up a ladder to fix a wire. (Safety first too.)
      HAVE a Water and Waste crew who can find where red dye is being pumped into a river, and can report it.
      HAVE a policy … Do something … besides debate.