Aoun is waging a war on corruption in Lebanon

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Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun reiterated on Monday his call for ending corruption in Lebanon by pledging to uproot it and  waging a war against it.

“We are waging a war to liberate Lebanese society from corruption.” He said

Aoun made his remarks during the launching of the book “Al-Ibra’ Al Mustahil”, by the FPM, on lost public funds over the past few years.

Aoun added: “We have broken all the barriers and our dream will be achieved.”

“We have realized that controlling public funds is the most important aspect of governing,” he continued.

“We have long heard accusations about corrupt politicians and the ones who have come up with these claims are the thieves themselves,” he noted.

“We have demonstrated that honest people do in fact work for the sake of the state and citizens have the right to press charges against those who squander their funds,” he stressed.

Moreover, Aoun emphasized the need for holding those responsible for corruption accountable for their actions.

“We must advocate the culture of punishing those responsible as our society has been too forgiving,” the MP remarked.

Aoun’s ministers in the cabinet have been accused of corruption.

Many refer to his son -in-law Energy Ministry Gebran Bassil as thief-in-law.

Last March Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea launched a scathing attack against the Change and Reform bloc which is headed by Aoun , saying that its ministers in government were corrupt.

“The thing that saddens me the most these days is that those who spoke diligently about corruption for the past 20 years proved to be the most corrupt in Lebanon’s history after taking charge of sensitive ministries in the government,” Geagea told a delegation of doctors in Meerab, north of Beirut on March 21, 2012

Similarly March 14 MP Mohammad Hajjar criticized Free patriotic Movement and its Change and Reform parliamentary bloc last February .He said their ministers are failures … they think they can outsmart the Lebanese people, but their reform and changes slogan is nothing but corruption and misfortune .

Similarly last December Bassil was accused by MP Ghazi Youssef of suspending the construction project of a power plant in Deir Amar which was won by the Spanish company Abener-Butec because the Aounist company that bid for the project and his partner lost.

Youssef said: “Two companies related to the Aounists bid for the project ; one consortium was represented by Bassil’s partner Charbel Habib and the other consortium was represented by Antoine Haddad who is a Aounist and both companies lost and that is why he is suspending the project. “

Charles Ayoub, Al-Diyar newspaper editor-in-chief accused Aoun in November 2011 of stealing $75 million US dollars from the Lebanese Ministry of Finance before he fled his headquarters in Baabda, where he was leading the war against the Syrian army.

“All men have the right to speak but not cowards .” Ayoub said in commenting about Aoun’s call for ending corruption in Lebanon

  • Constantin7

    He forgets that himself and his son-in-law are ones of the biggest corrupted politicians in the country….
    Who stole the country’s treasury before leaving to France ? Who is funding Michel Aoun ? From where he got himself a villa in Rabieh ? etc….He is not the only one, the whole country is controlled by corrupted politicians and he is one of the gang….

    • 5thDrawer

      I’m sure you didn’t forget those ‘electric ships’ …

    • libnan1

      Either you support your accusations with facts or just don’t make fool of yourself like others on this site including the webmaster. The Finance ministry was controlled by the Sunni prime minster back then (I forgot his name). So how could it be that Aoun stole the treasury, get real dude wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Constantin7

    He forgets that himself and his son-in-law are ones of the biggest corrupted politicians in the country….
    Who stole the country’s treasury before leaving to France ? Who is funding Michel Aoun ? From where he got himself a villa in Rabieh ? etc….He is not the only one, the whole country is controlled by corrupted politicians and he is one of the gang….

    • 5thDrawer

      I’m sure you didn’t forget those ‘electric ships’ …

    • libnan1

      Either you support your accusations with facts or just don’t make fool of yourself like others on this site including the webmaster. The Finance ministry was controlled by the Sunni prime minster back then (I forgot his name). So how could it be that Aoun stole the treasury, get real dude wake up and smell the coffee.

  • 5thDrawer

    To Dream, the impossible dream …

  • 5thDrawer

    To Dream, the impossible dream …

  • Beiruti

    I think this is the first case in history in which someone has declared war on them self…

    • yalibnan

      One of our readers sent us this joke titled ” a lebanese salesman”

      “A new vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the first house in Ashrafieh. it was 5th floor without ascenseur, but he was happy to go up there and show his new product.
      A mid-aged lady answered the door. “Bonjour Tante”, “Tfaddal ya ahlan” . Before she could continue, the enthusiastic salesman barged into the Living Room and opened a big black plastic bag and poured all the cow dung (droppings) onto the carpet.
      “Madam, if I could not clean the mess up with this new, excellent and powerful Vacuum cleaner, I will EAT all this s..t!” Exclaimed the eager salesman.
      “Would you like some ketchup or mustard with that?” asked the lady.
      The bewildered salesman asked, “Why, madam?”
      “Because there’s no kahraba in the house ya tisslamli!…” said the lady.

      • Beiruti

        Haha! Thanks for the laugh yalibnan!

      • libnan1

        Funny joke, and your point is ….. email it to Hariri and company, they fed the Lebanese shit for 20 years. Give us time and we’ll them honey.

      • Prophettttt

        This site is really being “impartial , objective,and professional” isn’t it ???. It seems that all the stories posted by yalibnan do not have the desired effect they are intended to have,the Admin is making a political point by telling us a “Funny Joke”in order to make up for lack of factual stories . As funny as this joke may be, it is so tasteless and clumsy for the admin to publish it on the comment page,as if He/She just realized that the story ,on its own, did not serve its intended purpose.

        My suggestion is that you work harder on factual and reliable news stories that would serve your political views,and leave the comment page for commentators.

        • 5thDrawer

          It’s an ‘adapted’ old joke, Prophet, (about stupid salesmen) that didn’t seem to translate well into a reference about no electricity most of the time. Lost the ‘funny’ somewhere along the way, I think.

        • Hannibal

          7eej t7arkish dude… Someone will give you another t….. lol

          • Prophettttt

            They dare not because Prophet speaks the truth…….. A little itchy anyway, so another ” t” for truth,lol

          • IraniAngel

            i was aboutttttt tttttto make a similar commentttttt

    • 5thDrawer

      Obviously Aoun doesn’t read ‘YaLibnan’ … 😉

      • libnan1

        Aoun does not need to read Yalibnan, without him there will no LIBNAN.

  • Beiruti

    I think this is the first case in history in which someone has declared war on them self…

    • yalibnan

      One of our readers sent us this joke titled ” a lebanese salesman”

      “A new vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the first house in Ashrafieh. it was 5th floor without ascenseur, but he was happy to go up there and show his new product.
      A mid-aged lady answered the door. “Bonjour Tante”, “Tfaddal ya ahlan” . Before she could continue, the enthusiastic salesman barged into the Living Room and opened a big black plastic bag and poured all the cow dung (droppings) onto the carpet.
      “Madam, if I could not clean the mess up with this new, excellent and powerful Vacuum cleaner, I will EAT all this s..t!” Exclaimed the eager salesman.
      “Would you like some ketchup or mustard with that?” asked the lady.
      The bewildered salesman asked, “Why, madam?”
      “Because there’s no kahraba in the house ya tisslamli!…” said the lady.

      • Beiruti

        Haha! Thanks for the laugh yalibnan!

      • libnan1

        Funny joke, and your point is ….. email it to Hariri and company, they fed the Lebanese shit for 20 years. Give us time and we’ll them honey.

      • Prophettttt

        This site is really being “impartial and objective” isn’t it ???. It seems that all the stories posted by yalibnan do not have the desired effect they are intended to,the Admin is making a political point by telling us a “Funny Joke”in order to make up for lack of factual stories .As funny as this joke may be, it is so un-tasteful for the admin to publish it on the comment page.

        My suggestion is that you work harder on true news stories that would serve your political views,and leave the comment page for commentators.

        • 5thDrawer

          It’s an ‘adapted’ old joke, Prophet, that didn’t seem to translate well into a reference about no electricity most of the time. Lost the ‘funny’ somewhere along the way, I think.

        • Hannibal

          7eej t7arkish dude… Someone will give you another t….. lol

          • Prophettttt

            They dare not because Prophet speaks the truth….A bit itchy anyway,lol

          • IraniAngel

            i was aboutttttt tttttto make a similar commentttttt

    • 5thDrawer

      Obviously Aoun doesn’t read ‘YaLibnan’ … 😉

      • libnan1

        Aoun does not need to read Yalibnan, without him there will no LIBNAN.

  • Patience2

    Whatever is done, WHATEVER, I repeat … don’t ever put public funds under the control of Michel Aoun. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway) this includes his fellow-travelers AND RELATIVES.

  • Patience2

    Whatever is done, WHATEVER, I repeat … don’t ever put public funds under the control of Michel Aoun. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway) this includes his fellow-travelers AND RELATIVES.

  • libnan1

    Glory to you our leader. Lebanon will be nothing without your leadership. You are the sunshine over Lebanon. Keep fighting for all so we can one day return to better place. Thank you, may God give you the strength.

    • Tk

      your leader is full of shit. we are going to wait till assad is out, then he is going to cry for mercy and france will not take him. Keep laughing till your leader ass is in court for criminal charges. and No i am not ouete.

      • libnan1

        You must be joking. Who is going to make him cry for mercy !!!! A fact for you smart boy, if it wasn’t for the Syrians during the liberation war the Lebanese army under his command would have swept the country within a week. He didn’t only fight the Syrians, he fought all the Lebanese militias combined and none could put a dent in the army bravery. Guess what, this same army is still as loyal to Aoun as ever. Go find you a hard boiled egg and suck on it.

        • kamille1

          What do you mean “if it wasn’t for the syrians”..the whole liberation war was against the syrians..lol

          • 5thDrawer

            And still is. 🙂 (Along with a few Iranian dolts)

  • libnan1

    Glory to you our leader. Lebanon will be nothing without your leadership. You are the sunshine over Lebanon. Keep fighting for all so we can one day return to better place. Thank you, may God give you the strength.

    • Tk

      your leader is full of shit. we are going to wait till assad is out, then he is going to cry for mercy and france will not take him. Keep laughing till your leader ass is in court for criminal charges. and No i am not ouete.

      • libnan1

        You must be joking. Who is going to make him cry for mercy !!!! A fact for you smart boy, if it wasn’t for the Syrians during the liberation war the Lebanese army under his command would have swept the country within a week. He didn’t only fight the Syrians, he fought all the Lebanese militias combined and none could put a dent in the army bravery. Guess what, this same army is still as loyal to Aoun as ever. Go find you a hard boiled egg and suck on it.

        • kamille1

          What do you mean “if it wasn’t for the syrians”..the whole liberation war was against the syrians..lol

          • 5thDrawer

            And still is. 🙂 (Along with a few Iranian dolts)

  • alisar smith

    That’s why many Lebanese people are poor.

  • alisar smith

    That’s why many Lebanese people are poor.