Geagea urges the Christians to be themselves

The Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged the Lebanese on Saturday to differentiate between the Syrian regime and the Syrian people  and  reiterated his party’s support for the Syrian people in their uprising  against the regime of president Bashar al Assad.

During the annual “Memorial Mass for the Martyrs of the Lebanese Resistance” Geagea pointed out that   that the bilateral relations between Lebanon and Syria should be based on the interests of the two countries and called for abolishing all  the security agreements between Lebanon and Syria and the suspension of the Higher Lebanese-Syrian Council, “which were held during the tutelage stage as they were held during compelling circumstances.”

He also urged the Christians to be themselves by holding onto their values  and not to be scared about the changes taking place in Syria, stressing that the Christians in the Middle East are part of its history.

“We, the Christians, can only be ourselves: revolutionaries, free people, pioneers of democracy and human rights, advocates of justice, equality, openness, progress and development,” he said and added

“The dictator regimes are the sources behind  the questioning of the existence of Christians in the Middle East after their collapse.”

Geagea  described the Syrian regime as “the regime of detentions and graves, and the real axis of evil ”  and urged the Lebanese people to “ show sympathy  for the Syrian people’s pain and suffering.”

“The truth  about the Syrian regime  has been revealed. In Syria they are killing innocent men, elderly people, women and children. They are destroying cities and villages the same way they did in Lebanon,” Geagea said.

Geagea added:  “The regime in Syria is not facing a foreign plot, as it has been claiming all along but it is facing    facing a national popular revolution in  all sense of the word. For this reason despite the use of the biggest killing machine in the Arab spring uprising the regime failed in crushing the uprising .  In the  peaceful stage of the revolution   the millions of Syrians that took to the street  nearly overthrew the regime through popular tide.  Despite the weakness and internal division of the opposition the revolution continues  and is achieving progress day after  day . The battle of Aleppo which the regime has dubbed  “mother of all battles” and which has been going on for five weeks clearly  illustrates to the skeptics the strength of the revolution which has been able to hold onto  a big bite of the city”

Turning to the situation in Lebanon, Geagea denounced  the cabinet’s performance and “silence over Syrian troops incursions in Lebanon .”

He also blamed the “dreadful” economic situation on the cabinet, and   called on the Lebanese citizens to vote against the  Hezbollah led March 8 alliance  in the upcoming 2013 parliamentary elections.

Commenting on the recent  release of one of the longest serving Lebanese prisoners in Syria after 27 years in jail, Yaaqoub Chamoun,  Geagea  said:

“The Syrian regime has claimed that it no longer had Lebanese detainees in its jails except for those charged with criminal offenses. Chamoun’s release proves  that the Syrian regime is lying… and confirms that we still have Lebanese people detained in Syria who are still alive,” Geagea said.

He also called on the cabinet to “form a crisis cell to follow up on the cause of the Lebanese detainees in Syria.”

 

 

  • hannihabal

    look at zis salafi wahhabi mercenary; by which right does he adress ze christian community in Lebanon after being ze criminal and ze maffiosi who killed most christians in ze civil war in Lebanon; isnt he ashamed to speak for christians; obviously ze crowd zere is a paid one by kharakiri and many come from basta al tahta, khyryit tahta

  • hannihabal

    look at zis salafi wahhabi mercenary; by which right does he adress ze christian community in Lebanon after being ze criminal and ze maffiosi who killed most christians in ze civil war in Lebanon; isnt he ashamed to speak for christians; obviously ze crowd zere is a paid one by kharakiri and many come from basta al tahta, khyryit tahta

  • breakthemould

    I want to believe everything he says. The trouble is that he himself is a committed criminal, tried and punished. Has he reformed? but, we all remember this. One wonders too as to how many Samaha’s there are in Lebanon who have not been found out and been getting away with it for years. The place, I suspect is full of them rotten politicians. We deserve better, or don’t we?

    • 5thDrawer

      Not if you don’t seek them out and ‘elect’ them.

    • 5thDrawer

      Not if you don’t seek them out and ‘elect’ them.

  • breakthemould

    I want to believe everything he says. The trouble is that he himself is a committed criminal, tried and punished. Has he reformed? but, we all remember this. One wonders too as to how many Samaha’s there are in Lebanon who have not been found out and been getting away with it for years. The place, I suspect is full of them rotten politicians. We deserve better, or don’t we?

    • 5thDrawer

      Not if you don’t seek them out and ‘elect’ them.

  • dateam

    Short List of Samir Geagea’s War CrimesNo single record can summarize Samir Geagea’s crimes against humanity. There is no way to include all the crimes against civilians; the raping, the destruction of houses over their residents, the beheading of civilians and throwing their bodies under bridges, throwing people alive in valleys from bridges, sinking people with concrete blocks in their feet, and destroying houses of worship on their attendees. There is no way to compile a record of all Geagea’s crimes, but for a small sample of his crimes is listed below.Samir Geagea, photo from Lebanese Forces Militia archiveJune 13, 1978 – Samir Geagea led an attack against Tony Farngieh, a prominent Christian leader of North Lebanon at his summer family house. Franjieh was killed along with dozens of supporters. September, 1982 – Lebanese Forces militia, of which Geagea was a rising member at that point, participated in massacres against Palestinian refugees in camps in Beirut leaving more than a thousand casualties.1984 – Assassination of Ghaith Khoury, a potential threat to his command position, outside a beach resort in the Byblos area. Khoury’s wife was injured and hospitalized. The wife was later shot on the operation table in the hospital.March 11, 1985 – Geagea led a bloody coup within his militia in collaboration with Elie Houbeika, which resulted in Houbeika assuming the leadership of the Lebanese Forces Militia.January 15, 1986 – Geagea led a bloody coup to claim leadership of the Lebanese Forces militia from Houbeika, leaving 600 dead of his own militia in one day. “After Houbeika’s ouster, Karim Pakradouni assumed the number two position in the LF behind Geagea. During this period, he was instrumental in cultivating a rapprochement between the LF and Yasser Arafat. In 1987, Pakradouni visited Tunisia to meet Arafat and negotiated a deal whereby the Palestinians paid $15 million to the LF and President [Amine] Gemayel in return for the granting of Lebanese visas to five thousand PLO fighters, which allowed Arafat to reestablish an armed presence in the Palestinian refugee camps. This move dealt a major setback to both Israel, which had driven the PLO out of Beirut in 1982, and Syria, which had subsequently driven Arafat and his remaining loyalists out of north Lebanon.” (Middle East Intelligence Bulletin)1986-1987 – Geagea’s militia buried nuclear and chemical wastes in self-controlled region in exchange for millions of dollars. The Lebanese army worked later on removing the wastes and exporting them. “Jelly Wax, an Italian company, had been paying the Christian militia led by Geagea to store the toxics in Lebanon, including in a quarry near Beirut that once held 16,000 barrels and 20 containers of heavy metals, toxic pesticides, and other deadly chemicals. The Italian chemical barrels began to bubble over and explode, so the Lebanese Forces [militia] asked Mr. Pierre Malychef, one of Lebanon’s most respected environmental scientists, to test them. He alerted the public that the barrels contain toxic chemicals, and he discovered other dumping sites scattered around the country. The Lebanese Forces [militia] were angered as their pollution kickback was threatened. The government jailed Malychef for a week for allegedly giving false testimony during an investigation of the dumping, but the charges were dropped. Months later, thugs paid by the Lebanese Forces militia severely beat him. By 1986, companies from Germany, Canada, and Belgium, secretly delivered toxic chemicals to other parts of Lebanon. Today, Lebanon is paying the price. According to a World Bank study, toxic dumping, along with Lebanon’s own sewage and toxic waste problems, has led to contamination of 70% of the country’s drinking water.” (Living on Earth)1986 – Maronite Catholic Monsignor Khreish was kidnapped, tortured and killed for criticizing the acts of the Lebanese Forces militia.1987 – Geagea assassinated Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rachid Karami. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – Geagea assassinated Elias Zayek. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia led an open war against the Lebanese Armed Forces causing hundreds of casualties from the Lebanese Army and civilians over the course of 11 months.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia executed tens of arrested Lebanese Army soldiers with bullets to the back of their heads.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces arrested imprisoned and tortured families of Lebanese Army soldiers.April 18, 1990 – Geagea’s snipers attacked a school bus killing eleven and wounding a couple dozens, mostly young students.October 1, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia attacked a group of civilians, mostly college men and women demonstrating for peace at Nahr el Mawt bridge checkpoint. They killed and wounded over a hundred civilians in 10 minutes.October 13, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia backed the Syrian army attacks on the Lebanese Presidential Palace and the Defense Ministry with artillery support. The Syrian troops took over the area and committed massacres against the surrendering Lebanese Army troops and civilians. Geagea’s militia celebrated the fall of Lebanon and its army to the Syrians all night with gun shots and fireworks.October, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia killed prominent Christian leader Dany Chamoun with his wife and two children (ages 5 and 7) after the Syrians completely occupied the capital Beirut, and allowed their allies to take revenge. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1994 – Geagea was arrested after being accused for the explosion that destroyed a Catholic church killing tens or worshippers. The judges could not convict him “for insufficient evidence,” per the official court statement. He was, however, convicted for three other assassination crimes, and was sentenced to death. The sentenced was reduced to lifetime in prison.July 18, 2005, Geagea was granted a pardon that suspended his life sentence and he was released from jail. The pardon included Geagea and tens of Al Qaeda-inspired extremists who were captured after terrorist attacks against the Lebanese Armed Forces and civilians in 2001.February 5, 2006 – A couple of the Al Qaeda extremists that were released from prison with Geagea a year before were among hundreds who attacked the Christian neighborhood of Ashrafieh in Beirut, and burnt a church in this riot. Geagea could claim no relation to that incident except that he was on air that day defending these gangsters as “our allies in the March 14 group.” An hour later, Geagea was pressured to copy the positions’ of Christian leaders that were condemning this violent act. He went on air again, and this time condemned the riot.January, 2007 – Samir Geagea’s supporters shot demonstrators in several regions of Lebanon. At the entry of the city of Byblos, one of Geagea’s supporters shot three civilians causing permanent injuries to two, and left the third one in a wheelchair for life. 

  • dateam

    Short List of Samir Geagea’s War CrimesNo single record can summarize Samir Geagea’s crimes against humanity. There is no way to include all the crimes against civilians; the raping, the destruction of houses over their residents, the beheading of civilians and throwing their bodies under bridges, throwing people alive in valleys from bridges, sinking people with concrete blocks in their feet, and destroying houses of worship on their attendees. There is no way to compile a record of all Geagea’s crimes, but for a small sample of his crimes is listed below.Samir Geagea, photo from Lebanese Forces Militia archiveJune 13, 1978 – Samir Geagea led an attack against Tony Farngieh, a prominent Christian leader of North Lebanon at his summer family house. Franjieh was killed along with dozens of supporters. September, 1982 – Lebanese Forces militia, of which Geagea was a rising member at that point, participated in massacres against Palestinian refugees in camps in Beirut leaving more than a thousand casualties.1984 – Assassination of Ghaith Khoury, a potential threat to his command position, outside a beach resort in the Byblos area. Khoury’s wife was injured and hospitalized. The wife was later shot on the operation table in the hospital.March 11, 1985 – Geagea led a bloody coup within his militia in collaboration with Elie Houbeika, which resulted in Houbeika assuming the leadership of the Lebanese Forces Militia.January 15, 1986 – Geagea led a bloody coup to claim leadership of the Lebanese Forces militia from Houbeika, leaving 600 dead of his own militia in one day. “After Houbeika’s ouster, Karim Pakradouni assumed the number two position in the LF behind Geagea. During this period, he was instrumental in cultivating a rapprochement between the LF and Yasser Arafat. In 1987, Pakradouni visited Tunisia to meet Arafat and negotiated a deal whereby the Palestinians paid $15 million to the LF and President [Amine] Gemayel in return for the granting of Lebanese visas to five thousand PLO fighters, which allowed Arafat to reestablish an armed presence in the Palestinian refugee camps. This move dealt a major setback to both Israel, which had driven the PLO out of Beirut in 1982, and Syria, which had subsequently driven Arafat and his remaining loyalists out of north Lebanon.” (Middle East Intelligence Bulletin)1986-1987 – Geagea’s militia buried nuclear and chemical wastes in self-controlled region in exchange for millions of dollars. The Lebanese army worked later on removing the wastes and exporting them. “Jelly Wax, an Italian company, had been paying the Christian militia led by Geagea to store the toxics in Lebanon, including in a quarry near Beirut that once held 16,000 barrels and 20 containers of heavy metals, toxic pesticides, and other deadly chemicals. The Italian chemical barrels began to bubble over and explode, so the Lebanese Forces [militia] asked Mr. Pierre Malychef, one of Lebanon’s most respected environmental scientists, to test them. He alerted the public that the barrels contain toxic chemicals, and he discovered other dumping sites scattered around the country. The Lebanese Forces [militia] were angered as their pollution kickback was threatened. The government jailed Malychef for a week for allegedly giving false testimony during an investigation of the dumping, but the charges were dropped. Months later, thugs paid by the Lebanese Forces militia severely beat him. By 1986, companies from Germany, Canada, and Belgium, secretly delivered toxic chemicals to other parts of Lebanon. Today, Lebanon is paying the price. According to a World Bank study, toxic dumping, along with Lebanon’s own sewage and toxic waste problems, has led to contamination of 70% of the country’s drinking water.” (Living on Earth)1986 – Maronite Catholic Monsignor Khreish was kidnapped, tortured and killed for criticizing the acts of the Lebanese Forces militia.1987 – Geagea assassinated Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rachid Karami. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – Geagea assassinated Elias Zayek. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia led an open war against the Lebanese Armed Forces causing hundreds of casualties from the Lebanese Army and civilians over the course of 11 months.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia executed tens of arrested Lebanese Army soldiers with bullets to the back of their heads.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces arrested imprisoned and tortured families of Lebanese Army soldiers.April 18, 1990 – Geagea’s snipers attacked a school bus killing eleven and wounding a couple dozens, mostly young students.October 1, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia attacked a group of civilians, mostly college men and women demonstrating for peace at Nahr el Mawt bridge checkpoint. They killed and wounded over a hundred civilians in 10 minutes.October 13, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia backed the Syrian army attacks on the Lebanese Presidential Palace and the Defense Ministry with artillery support. The Syrian troops took over the area and committed massacres against the surrendering Lebanese Army troops and civilians. Geagea’s militia celebrated the fall of Lebanon and its army to the Syrians all night with gun shots and fireworks.October, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia killed prominent Christian leader Dany Chamoun with his wife and two children (ages 5 and 7) after the Syrians completely occupied the capital Beirut, and allowed their allies to take revenge. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1994 – Geagea was arrested after being accused for the explosion that destroyed a Catholic church killing tens or worshippers. The judges could not convict him “for insufficient evidence,” per the official court statement. He was, however, convicted for three other assassination crimes, and was sentenced to death. The sentenced was reduced to lifetime in prison.July 18, 2005, Geagea was granted a pardon that suspended his life sentence and he was released from jail. The pardon included Geagea and tens of Al Qaeda-inspired extremists who were captured after terrorist attacks against the Lebanese Armed Forces and civilians in 2001.February 5, 2006 – A couple of the Al Qaeda extremists that were released from prison with Geagea a year before were among hundreds who attacked the Christian neighborhood of Ashrafieh in Beirut, and burnt a church in this riot. Geagea could claim no relation to that incident except that he was on air that day defending these gangsters as “our allies in the March 14 group.” An hour later, Geagea was pressured to copy the positions’ of Christian leaders that were condemning this violent act. He went on air again, and this time condemned the riot.January, 2007 – Samir Geagea’s supporters shot demonstrators in several regions of Lebanon. At the entry of the city of Byblos, one of Geagea’s supporters shot three civilians causing permanent injuries to two, and left the third one in a wheelchair for life. 

  • dateam

    Short List of Samir Geagea’s War CrimesNo single record can summarize Samir Geagea’s crimes against humanity. There is no way to include all the crimes against civilians; the raping, the destruction of houses over their residents, the beheading of civilians and throwing their bodies under bridges, throwing people alive in valleys from bridges, sinking people with concrete blocks in their feet, and destroying houses of worship on their attendees. There is no way to compile a record of all Geagea’s crimes, but for a small sample of his crimes is listed below.Samir Geagea, photo from Lebanese Forces Militia archiveJune 13, 1978 – Samir Geagea led an attack against Tony Farngieh, a prominent Christian leader of North Lebanon at his summer family house. Franjieh was killed along with dozens of supporters. September, 1982 – Lebanese Forces militia, of which Geagea was a rising member at that point, participated in massacres against Palestinian refugees in camps in Beirut leaving more than a thousand casualties.1984 – Assassination of Ghaith Khoury, a potential threat to his command position, outside a beach resort in the Byblos area. Khoury’s wife was injured and hospitalized. The wife was later shot on the operation table in the hospital.March 11, 1985 – Geagea led a bloody coup within his militia in collaboration with Elie Houbeika, which resulted in Houbeika assuming the leadership of the Lebanese Forces Militia.January 15, 1986 – Geagea led a bloody coup to claim leadership of the Lebanese Forces militia from Houbeika, leaving 600 dead of his own militia in one day. “After Houbeika’s ouster, Karim Pakradouni assumed the number two position in the LF behind Geagea. During this period, he was instrumental in cultivating a rapprochement between the LF and Yasser Arafat. In 1987, Pakradouni visited Tunisia to meet Arafat and negotiated a deal whereby the Palestinians paid $15 million to the LF and President [Amine] Gemayel in return for the granting of Lebanese visas to five thousand PLO fighters, which allowed Arafat to reestablish an armed presence in the Palestinian refugee camps. This move dealt a major setback to both Israel, which had driven the PLO out of Beirut in 1982, and Syria, which had subsequently driven Arafat and his remaining loyalists out of north Lebanon.” (Middle East Intelligence Bulletin)1986-1987 – Geagea’s militia buried nuclear and chemical wastes in self-controlled region in exchange for millions of dollars. The Lebanese army worked later on removing the wastes and exporting them. “Jelly Wax, an Italian company, had been paying the Christian militia led by Geagea to store the toxics in Lebanon, including in a quarry near Beirut that once held 16,000 barrels and 20 containers of heavy metals, toxic pesticides, and other deadly chemicals. The Italian chemical barrels began to bubble over and explode, so the Lebanese Forces [militia] asked Mr. Pierre Malychef, one of Lebanon’s most respected environmental scientists, to test them. He alerted the public that the barrels contain toxic chemicals, and he discovered other dumping sites scattered around the country. The Lebanese Forces [militia] were angered as their pollution kickback was threatened. The government jailed Malychef for a week for allegedly giving false testimony during an investigation of the dumping, but the charges were dropped. Months later, thugs paid by the Lebanese Forces militia severely beat him. By 1986, companies from Germany, Canada, and Belgium, secretly delivered toxic chemicals to other parts of Lebanon. Today, Lebanon is paying the price. According to a World Bank study, toxic dumping, along with Lebanon’s own sewage and toxic waste problems, has led to contamination of 70% of the country’s drinking water.” (Living on Earth)1986 – Maronite Catholic Monsignor Khreish was kidnapped, tortured and killed for criticizing the acts of the Lebanese Forces militia.1987 – Geagea assassinated Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rachid Karami. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – Geagea assassinated Elias Zayek. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia led an open war against the Lebanese Armed Forces causing hundreds of casualties from the Lebanese Army and civilians over the course of 11 months.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia executed tens of arrested Lebanese Army soldiers with bullets to the back of their heads.1989 – 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces arrested imprisoned and tortured families of Lebanese Army soldiers.April 18, 1990 – Geagea’s snipers attacked a school bus killing eleven and wounding a couple dozens, mostly young students.October 1, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia attacked a group of civilians, mostly college men and women demonstrating for peace at Nahr el Mawt bridge checkpoint. They killed and wounded over a hundred civilians in 10 minutes.October 13, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia backed the Syrian army attacks on the Lebanese Presidential Palace and the Defense Ministry with artillery support. The Syrian troops took over the area and committed massacres against the surrendering Lebanese Army troops and civilians. Geagea’s militia celebrated the fall of Lebanon and its army to the Syrians all night with gun shots and fireworks.October, 1990 – Geagea’s Lebanese Forces militia killed prominent Christian leader Dany Chamoun with his wife and two children (ages 5 and 7) after the Syrians completely occupied the capital Beirut, and allowed their allies to take revenge. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.1994 – Geagea was arrested after being accused for the explosion that destroyed a Catholic church killing tens or worshippers. The judges could not convict him “for insufficient evidence,” per the official court statement. He was, however, convicted for three other assassination crimes, and was sentenced to death. The sentenced was reduced to lifetime in prison.July 18, 2005, Geagea was granted a pardon that suspended his life sentence and he was released from jail. The pardon included Geagea and tens of Al Qaeda-inspired extremists who were captured after terrorist attacks against the Lebanese Armed Forces and civilians in 2001.February 5, 2006 – A couple of the Al Qaeda extremists that were released from prison with Geagea a year before were among hundreds who attacked the Christian neighborhood of Ashrafieh in Beirut, and burnt a church in this riot. Geagea could claim no relation to that incident except that he was on air that day defending these gangsters as “our allies in the March 14 group.” An hour later, Geagea was pressured to copy the positions’ of Christian leaders that were condemning this violent act. He went on air again, and this time condemned the riot.January, 2007 – Samir Geagea’s supporters shot demonstrators in several regions of Lebanon. At the entry of the city of Byblos, one of Geagea’s supporters shot three civilians causing permanent injuries to two, and left the third one in a wheelchair for life. 

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    Clearly this man is getting Christians into troubles … Christians should support peace  and be a good connect between all groups and not get themselves into conflicts that are not their bussiness    . I wonder what makes all Lebanese groups, what ever religion,  be like ” herds”   follow such leaders? if they cannot find better ones why follow them to more problems!!

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    Clearly this man is getting Christians into troubles … Christians should support peace  and be a good connect between all groups and not get themselves into conflicts that are not their bussiness    . I wonder what makes all Lebanese groups, what ever religion,  be like ” herds”   follow such leaders? if they cannot find better ones why follow them to more problems!!

  • Hannibal

    Am I the only one going beyond Geagea and concentrating on the BIGGER and MORE important issues of the Lebanese detainees in Syria? Their families deserve closure one way or another. Chamoun goes into the Syrian jail as a young man and comes out middle-aged. Who is going to compensate his lost years? His only crime being political… Some would say he is lucky to be alive. I say he should take his case in front of the courts and sue…

  • Am I the only one going beyond Geagea and concentrating on the BIGGER and MORE important issues of the Lebanese detainees in Syria? Their families deserve closure one way or another. Chamoun goes into the Syrian jail as a young man and comes out middle-aged. Who is going to compensate his lost years? His only crime being political… Some would say he is lucky to be alive. I say he should take his case in front of the courts and sue…

  • FadiAbboud

    If you replace GeaGea with any other unheard of Lebanese Politician and you heard the same words being spoke, mostly anyone with common sense and logic would agree with the same words being spoken .. However all of you decide to judge this man because of his past and  refuse to listen to the message as you would rather judge his character…Yes, its not a pretty history but the truth is , the future with those that came after Geagea has not looked so pretty either and its only getting worst..
    At this point, if any of you want to become a politician and start a new way of politics,, go right ahead.. but in the mean time.. you can be with Geagea or be against him with the likes Of Hezbollah and (traitor) Aoun..

    • dateam

      we lebanese need to wake up from this mentality that our supposed leaders are the be all and end all…whether christian or muslim we have this mentality that the sun shines out of our supposed leaders arses…leaders are the there to  lead but at the same time be held accountable….this mans past is disgraceful he was let out of jail purely for political purposes by one side against the other….he should never have been allowed to be involved in politics again and his party should have been disssolved….the muslim botherhood was banned in egypt and they did nothing compared to what he did….putting that aside for a moment as a christian i would be very concerned with the people he has aligned himself with….the future will prove to be right or wrong….all thats left for him to do is grow a beard and shave his moustache…..????

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days.
        The ‘trick’ would be holding him to his own words … as with the others when they occasionally come up with good thoughts.

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days … although it should be totally NEW set of politicians to run with.

        • dateam

          when i have time i will break down his speech for you…..he is saying of assad exactly what he was?? if assad turned around tommorrow and said im sorry and implemented a whole new set of dramatic reforms that everyone accepted would that make him any better thatn gagea? or we apply a different set of rules cause gaggea is christian and we are and we dont have the balls to find other people? look around you as to whats happening its a circus…we need politicians regardless of who they are to put lebanon first? israel flew mock raids over south lebanon yesterday and it dosent get any mention? our politicians are all payed puppets serving foreign agendas just like he is…i want a politician to get up and be courageous enough to say our army needs to be deployed on the syrian border nothing in or out….the refugees coming can be set up on the border and controlled…..i want someone to back the army not have our general say as he did the other day we can smash them if given the political backing…..let me ask you this…how many christians are fighting with the FSA???? Its the blind leading the blind…..read the below post….the old guard needs to go…what a joke 20 years israel occupied southern lebanon and in the north the lebanese were killing each other??? while the syrians were watching???? no politician in lebanon talks unless they are backed by a foreign government whether gagea,aoun,nasrallah,jumblatt or bozo the clown….

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days.
        The ‘trick’ would be holding him to his own words … as with the others when they occasionally come up with good thoughts.

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days … although it should be totally NEW set of politicians to run with.

        • dateam

          when i have time i will break down his speech for you…..he is saying of assad exactly what he was?? if assad turned around tommorrow and said im sorry and implemented a whole new set of dramatic reforms that everyone accepted would that make him any better thatn gagea? or we apply a different set of rules cause gaggea is christian and we are and we dont have the balls to find other people? look around you as to whats happening its a circus…we need politicians regardless of who they are to put lebanon first? israel flew mock raids over south lebanon yesterday and it dosent get any mention? our politicians are all payed puppets serving foreign agendas just like he is…i want a politician to get up and be courageous enough to say our army needs to be deployed on the syrian border nothing in or out….the refugees coming can be set up on the border and controlled…..i want someone to back the army not have our general say as he did the other day we can smash them if given the political backing…..let me ask you this…how many christians are fighting with the FSA???? Its the blind leading the blind…..read the below post….the old guard needs to go…what a joke 20 years israel occupied southern lebanon and in the north the lebanese were killing each other??? while the syrians were watching???? no politician in lebanon talks unless they are backed by a foreign government whether gagea,aoun,nasrallah,jumblatt or bozo the clown….

      • $31060015

        Dateam, you will never see christens fighting with these Salifi animals the Free Syrian Terrorist. You see as far as they are concerned all who is not Salifi is evil and against them. Even other Sunni Muslims. Hence the massacres they commit in Syria against anybody who doesn’t support their fake cause. Furthermore you comments are as far as I’m concerned 100% correct. Just wish most people on this site could see past most of the crap the main stream media spins.   

      • $31060015

        Dateam, you will never see christens fighting with these Salifi animals the Free Syrian Terrorist. You see as far as they are concerned all who is not Salifi is evil and against them. Even other Sunni Muslims. Hence the massacres they commit in Syria against anybody who doesn’t support their fake cause. Furthermore you comments are as far as I’m concerned 100% correct. Just wish most people on this site could see past most of the crap the main stream media spins.   

    • dateam

      i agree to a point with what you are saying BUT “He also urged the Christians to be themselves by holding onto their values  ” i dont need to for someone like him to tell me about what my values are….

    • dateam

      i agree to a point with what you are saying BUT “He also urged the Christians to be themselves by holding onto their values  ” i dont need to for someone like him to tell me about what my values are….

  • FadiAbboud

    If you replace GeaGea with any other unheard of Lebanese Politician and you heard the same words being spoke, mostly anyone with common sense and logic would agree with the same words being spoken .. However all of you decide to judge this man because of his past and  refuse to listen to the message as you would rather judge his character…Yes, its not a pretty history but the truth is , the future with those that came after Geagea has not looked so pretty either and its only getting worst..
    At this point, if any of you want to become a politician and start a new way of politics,, go right ahead.. but in the mean time.. you can be with Geagea or be against him with the likes Of Hezbollah and (traitor) Aoun..

    • dateam

      we lebanese need to wake up from this mentality that our supposed leaders are the be all and end all…whether christian or muslim we have this mentality that the sun shines out of our supposed leaders arses…leaders are the there to  lead but at the same time be held accountable….this mans past is disgraceful he was let out of jail purely for political purposes by one side against the other….he should never have been allowed to be involved in politics again and his party should have been disssolved….the muslim botherhood was banned in egypt and they did nothing compared to what he did….putting that aside for a moment as a christian i would be very concerned with the people he has aligned himself with….the future will prove to be right or wrong….all thats left for him to do is grow a beard and shave his moustache…..????

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days.

      • 5thDrawer

        But he still makes sense these days … although it should be totally NEW set of politicians to run with.

        • dateam

          when i have time i will break down his speech for you…..he is saying of assad exactly what he was?? if assad turned around tommorrow and said im sorry and implemented a whole new set of dramatic reforms that everyone accepted would that make him any better thatn gagea? or we apply a different set of rules cause gaggea is christian and we are and we dont have the balls to find other people? look around you as to whats happening its a circus…we need politicians regardless of who they are to put lebanon first? israel flew mock raids over south lebanon yesterday and it dosent get any mention? our politicians are all payed puppets serving foreign agendas just like he is…i want a politician to get up and be courageous enough to say our army needs to be deployed on the syrian border nothing in or out….the refugees coming can be set up on the border and controlled…..i want someone to back the army not have our general say as he did the other day we can smash them if given the political backing…..let me ask you this…how many christians are fighting with the FSA???? Its the blind leading the blind…..read the below post….the old guard needs to go…what a joke 20 years israel occupied southern lebanon and in the north the lebanese were killing each other??? while the syrians were watching???? no politician in lebanon talks unless they are backed by a foreign government whether gagea,aoun,nasrallah,jumblatt or bozo the clown….

      • AntiFSA

        Dateam, you will never see christens fighting with these Salifi animals the Free Syrian Terrorist. You see as far as they are concerned all who is not Salifi is evil and against them. Even other Sunni Muslims. Hence the massacres they commit in Syria against anybody who doesn’t support their fake cause. Furthermore you comments are as far as I’m concerned 100% correct. Just wish most people on this site could see past most of the crap the main stream media spins.   

    • dateam

      i agree to a point with what you are saying BUT “He also urged the Christians to be themselves by holding onto their values  ” i dont need to for someone like him to tell me about what my values are….