Jumblatt refuses to resign from the cabinet

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said in an interview on LBC TV Thursday evening that in order to avoid a political vacuum in Lebanon his ministers will not quit from the current government .

“I will not resign from the cabinet and let the country face a political vacuum,” Jumblatt said on LBC’s Kalam al Ennas program in reference to the latest political crisis following the assassination of a top intelligence chief last week.

Jumblatt’s PSP is represented by three ministers in the current cabinet which is headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

The PSP leader revealed that former Pm and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri contacted him and asked him to withdraw his ministers from the cabinet under the pretext that “the Lebanese] Sunnis are being killed.”

Jumblatt said that he responded to Hariri’s plea by noting that the whole country is in danger, not only the Sunnis, and that he wanted to disrupt the exclusive hegemony that the opposing March 14 and March 8 factions wanted to impose over the state.

“No Lebanese political party can rule Lebanon all by itself – neither Hezbollah nor the Future Movement.” Jumblatt stressed

Jumblatt also said that the attempt to break into the Grand Serail on Sunday following the funeral of Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan was a “mistake,” and expressed regret that the funeral took on a sectarian dimension.

“He was working for the interest of Lebanon’s security. It was wrong to give the funeral a sectarian dimension.”

“The biggest mistake was in considering Hassan as the martyr of the Sunnis. He is the martyr of Lebanon as a whole,” jumblatt added.

  • JS_Bach

    Eh, you’re so goddamn concerned about vacuum in the country—you teared me up bro, that was really emotional. Snif snif.

    What we need is a vacuum cleaner to suck this acrobat into its dirt bag once and for all. Be a man you wuss and say that you’ve got a direct gun pointed at your and your son’s heads, forcing you to make certain choices. One day you’re accusing Bashar of a car bombing, and the next you’re singing Kumbaya with Hizbullah terrorists. That’s like kissing one cheek of an ass, and spanking the other cheek. Time for that dark vacuum hole you so dread in the middle to suck you in, you unprincipled maniac.

  • JS_Bach

    Eh, you’re so goddamn concerned about vacuum in the country—you teared me up bro, that was really emotional.

    What we need is a vacuum cleaner to suck this acrobat into its dirt bag once and for all. Be a man you wuss and say that you’ve got a direct gun pointed at your and your son’s heads, forcing you to make certain choices. One day you’re accusing Bashar of a car bombing, and the next you’re singing Kumbaya with Hizbullah terrorists. That’s like kissing one cheek of an ass, and spanking the other cheek. Time for that vacuum hole you so dread in the middle to suck you in, you unprincipled maniac.

  • Fauzia45

    Mr.Jumblatt,what are you really afraid of ????

  • Fauzia45

    Mr.Jumblatt,what are you really afraid of ????

  • nagy_michael2

    Basically he is told that he can blame Damascus all he wants as long as he does the first letter H followed by “izbollah”. And why should he fight in another gov’t while he already is in one. Its not about vaccum..he cares about himself and the people around him. I guess he’s guarranteed his life as long as he doesn’t criticise hesbollah.. yah he’s turning out to be a shrewed politicians but in the end he will not have much protections. Now i am sure many enemies want him dead.. Let’s see if he got killed who will his followers attack?

  • nagy_michael2

    Basically he is told that he can blame Damascus all he wants as long as he does the first letter H followed by “izbollah”. And why should he fight in another gov’t while he already is in one. Its not about vaccum..he cares about himself and the people around him. I guess he’s guarranteed his life as long as he doesn’t criticise hesbollah.. yah he’s turning out to be a shrewed politicians but in the end he will not have much protections. Now i am sure many enemies want him dead.. Let’s see if he got killed who will his followers attack?

  • Moe2000

    He told harriri and king saud to shove it literately look it up!!!

  • Moe2000

    He told harriri and king saud to shove it literately look it up!!!