Charbel wants to be Lebanon’s next president

Lebanon Interior Minister Marwan Charbel revealed to As Safir newspaper in remarks published on Friday that he is ready to run for the presidency after the term of President Michel Suleiman ends in 2014.

I am ready to be the next president “if I was asked, and they all agreed on my candidacy… But I refuse to be a president who has no power to make decisions ” Charbel said

He stressed that any candidate running for a post in the public sector should enjoy the two main characteristics of boldness in taking a decision and the ability to implement it.

  • Persistent

    There is a rumor circulating that Hannibal, 5th and Dab have extended their vacation for another week in Kaui … Prophet and geo are on their way to join them….. Enjoy the good life guys… Don’t worry about us working people, we are just fine……

    • Patience2

       Dab is on vacation!!  Heavens, what’re we gonna DO??

      • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

        Dab fro president!

        • Prophettttt

          Morning geo,
          I wouldn’t be surprised if you ‘re training your beautiful parrots to say :u salafit mr?,u wahabi mr?, and u zionist mr?LOL. Can’t wait to watch the video.
          Nice picture,bro.

        • daibers

           tank yu mr. yu goood geo mr. me no vacation mr yu no salafites mr

          • 5thDrawer

            Geo got tanked too ?? ;-)

    • Hannibal

      5th, Dab and I are skinny-dipping and snorkeling, sipping Pina Colada and watching the babes… I can’t stop 5th and Dab from arguing over 5th’ s abusing the Scotch… I’ll keep you posted… Sent from my iPhone. :) 
      P.S. I am cutting my vacation short because I am running against Charbel, Qahwaji, Franjieh, and Aoun for the presidency.

      • Persistent

        Watching the babes…. I thought you would be more ionvolved than that….lol

        • Prophettttt

          SHSHSHSH presisent, That’s for me and geo, Our friends like to watch,lol

        • Hannibal

          Happily married to a beautiful Lebanese! :) :P

      • Prophettttt

        Hannibal, Presistent was not suggesting that you marry any of the babes,lol

        • Hannibal

          stoned to death is not what I have in mind lol

      • 5thDrawer

        Hehehehehe … first time I saw this one …. hehehehe …. and my lips are sealed … hehehehe

        Oh my … lips are google ads now too … lips lips lips lips lips … hehehehe

        • Hannibal

          lol

        • Prophettttt

          lol, Too many dreams in single malt.

  • Persistent

    There is a rumor circulating that Hannibal, 5th and Dab have extended their vacation for another week in Kaui … Prophet and geo are on their way to join them….. Enjoy the good life guys… Unlike us, we have to work for living…..

    • Patience2

       Dab is on vacation!!  Heavens, what’re we gonna DO??

      • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

        Dab fro president!

        • Prophettttt

          Morning geo,
          I wouldn’t be surprised if you ‘re training your beautiful parrots to say :u salafit mr?,u wahabi mr?, and u zionist mr?LOL. Can’t wait to watch the video.
          Nice picture,bro.

        • daibers

           tank yu mr. yu goood geo mr. me no vacation mr yu no salafites mr

          • 5thDrawer

            Geo got tanked too ?? ;-)

    • Hannibal

      5th, Dab and I are skinny-dipping and snorkeling, sipping Pina Colada and watching the babes… I can’t stop 5th and Dab from arguing over 5th’ s abusing the Scotch… I’ll keep you posted… Sent from my iPhone. :) 
      P.S. I am cutting my vacation short because I am running against Charbel, Qahwaji, Franjieh, and Aoun for the presidency.

      • Persistent

        Watching the babes…. I thought you would be more ionvolved than that….lol

        • Prophettttt

          SHSHSHSH presisent, That’s for me and geo, Our friends like to watch,lol

        • Hannibal

          Happily married to a beautiful Lebanese! :) :P

      • Prophettttt

        Hannibal, Presistent was not suggesting that you marry any of the babes,lol

        • Hannibal

          stoned to death is not what I have in mind lol

      • 5thDrawer

        Hehehehehe … first time I saw this one …. hehehehe …. and my lips are sealed … hehehehe

        • Hannibal

          lol

        • Prophettttt

          lol, Too many dreams in single malt.

  • Ghassan Karam

    I guess that Mr. Charbel should throw his hat into the ring. I wish him luck and I support his candidacy if the only other alternatives are Kahwaji whi would be an unconstitutional candidate, again; Franjieh whose primary allegiance is to a foreign power or Gen Aoun who is not qualified to become a president.

    • dateam

      It might still be a bit early for candidates a year is a long time in politics but he has made a distinct and important point in saying in saying only if he has the ability in making decisions ziad baroud is a classic example he resigned because of that exact point…..unfortunately the presidency has become a token position it seems to be all about the pm now since Hariri….

    • Prophettttt

      Ghassan, Happy New Year,and welcome back. I’m opposed to military leaders becoming presidents  period. But can you explain to me why Kahwji’s candidacy is unconstitutional?
      As for Franjeieh, He is not qualified anyway,and his allegiance to foreign powers is not greater than most Lebanese so called leaders.,But Charbel for president? I hope it is not out of desperation that you’d support such candidacy? The guy proved to be such a low weight in  a number of circumstances;Negotiating with Road blocker, negotiating with Hashish growers, and negotiating with every low life law breaker in the country. He seems to run his mouth much faster than He can think. I would be more embarrassed to have him as a president than My embarrassment of the current one.

      • Ghassan Karam

         Prophettttt
                        Kahwaji is the Chief of the Lebanese Army and constitutionally he is not allowed to run , just like President Suleiman whose election to office is unconstitutional. Franjieh carries too much baggage, he was a war lord, he was involved in drugs, he has a strong relationship to Bashar Assad and I do not believe that he is qualified. Charbel is obviously a light weight but if these three are to be the final choices then Charbel has demonstrated some personal integrity and has acted as a normal human being that does not live for the trappings of power that seem to be very important in Lebanon. In the final analysis the Presidency is not that important in Lebanon anylonger although it is a tad above being solely ceremonial.

        • Prophettttt

          Ghassan, Very true about Suleiman,and I remember We had a discussion about his election before, But as far as Kahwaji, I thought He was about to retire,and in this case His candidacy would be constitutional,wouldn’t it be?. If He stays on as head of the Army via some extension , and then a “convenient” amendment is passed in Parliament to allow him to run,then it would be a repeat of Suleiman’s election.

      • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

        Wow, the prophet shaved his beard?  are you getting better gas milage without all the extra weight bro?  perhaps you can be forgiven and drop 4 extra tees for more economy, hope you are doing well in new york. no excitment in florida even though I was accused of being on vacation I am still working 7 days a week to  support 9 birds and a wolf lol… beats supporting 4 wives I guess :)

        • Prophettttt

          geo, Some one hacked my account,  and replaced my ugly  prophetic picture with his :)
          As soon as I regain control of my profile, I will remove it.:)
          I’m doing fine; it is a bit of struggle  supporting 4 harem ,and very stressful at times,but I’ve developed this “Stress Reduction Kit”which seems to work really well. I’ll have patented before I release it .lol
          If Yalibnan releases my hijacked accounts, I would spare you the trouble of dealing with my t’s.

          • 5thDrawer

            Glenfiddich …. kit in bottle …

          • Prophettttt

            LOL,or a dream in a bottle.

    • libnan1

       Mr Karam, what do you mean by General Aoun is not qualified to become a president ??? are you kidding me ??? if there is a person who is qualified for presidency it is Aoun. He will definitely bring the power back to the president and cancel the sunni/Harriri backed Taif accord. This will be a blessing to Lebanon and to sunnis who are marginalized now and the Ultimate dictator is the de facto president of the country.

      • 5thDrawer

        You would need to pay for his Psychiatrist to be on staff too.

    • breakthemould

      Charbel is not qualified to be minister. Do you think he is doing a good job as a minister? every time there is a serious problem he admits that he cannot do anything about it. If you cannot do your job then you should be fired. Not promoted to be president?

  • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

    I guess that Mr. Charbel should throw his hat into the ring. I wish him luck and I support his candidacy if the only other alternatives are Kahwaji whi would be an unconstitutional candidate, again; Franjieh whose primary allegiance is to a foreign power or Gen Aoun who is not qualified to become a president.

    • dateam

      It might still be a bit early for candidates a year is a long time in politics but he has made a distinct and important point in saying in saying only if he has the ability in making decisions ziad baroud is a classic example he resigned because of that exact point…..unfortunately the presidency has become a token position it seems to be all about the pm now since Hariri….

    • Prophettttt

      Ghassan, Happy New Year,and welcome back. I’m opposed to military leaders becoming presidents  period. But can you explain to me why Kahwji’s candidacy is unconstitutional?
      As for Franjeieh, He is not qualified anyway,and his allegiance to foreign powers is not greater than most Lebanese so called leaders.,But Charbel for president? I hope it is not out of desperation that you’d support such candidacy? The guy proved to be such a low weight in  a number of circumstances;Negotiating with Road blocker, negotiating with Hashish growers, and negotiating with every low life law breaker in the country. He seems to run his mouth much faster than He can think. I would be more embarrassed to have him as a president than My embarrassment of the current one.

      • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

         Prophettttt
                        Kahwaji is the Chief of the Lebanese Army and constitutionally he is not allowed to run , just like President Suleiman whose election to office is unconstitutional. Franjieh carries too much baggage, he was a war lord, he was involved in drugs, he has a strong relationship to Bashar Assad and I do not believe that he is qualified. Charbel is obviously a light weight but if these three are to be the final choices then Charbel has demonstrated some personal integrity and has acted as a normal human being that does not live for the trappings of power that seem to be very important in Lebanon. In the final analysis the Presidency is not that important in Lebanon anylonger although it is a tad above being solely ceremonial.

        • Prophettttt

          Ghassan, Very true about Suleiman,and I remember We had a discussion about his election before, But as far as Kahwaji, I thought He was about to retire,and in this case His candidacy would be constitutional,wouldn’t it be?. If He stays on as head of the Army via some extension , and then a “convenient” amendment is passed in Parliament to allow him to run,then it would be a repeat of Suleiman’s election.

      • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

        Wow, the prophet shaved his beard?  are you getting better gas milage without all the extra weight bro?  perhaps you can be forgiven and drop 4 extra tees for more economy, hope you are doing well in new york. no excitment in florida even though I was accused of being on vacation I am still working 7 days a week to  support 9 birds and a wolf lol… beats supporting 4 wives I guess :)

        • Prophettttt

          geo, Some one hacked my account,  and replaced my ugly  prophetic picture with his :).As soon as I get control of my profile again,I will remove it.
          Doing fine ,but a bit of struggle  supporting my 4 harem .lol.
          If Yalibnan releases my hijacked accounts, I would spare you the trouble of dealing with my t’s.

          • 5thDrawer

            Glenfiddich …. kit in bottle …

          • Prophettttt

            LOL,or a dream in a bottle.

    • libnan1

       Mr Karam, what do you mean by General Aoun is not qualified to become a president ??? are you kidding me ??? if there is a person who is qualified for presidency it is Aoun. He will definitely bring the power back to the president and cancel the sunni/Harriri backed Taif accord. This will be a blessing to Lebanon and to sunnis who are marginalized now and the Ultimate dictator is the de facto president of the country.

      • 5thDrawer

        You would need to pay for his Psychiatrist to be on staff too.

    • breakthemould

      Charbel is not qualified to be minister. Do you think he is doing a good job as a minister? every time there is a serious problem he admits that he cannot do anything about it. If you cannot do your job then you should be fired. Not promoted to be president?