Suleiman urges Syrian rivals to leave Lebanon alone

suleiman 1109Lebanese President Michel Suleiman urged on Sunday Syria’s warring parties to limit their clashes to the Syrian territories only and refrain from shelling Lebanon after two Lebanese were killed on the northern border with Syria.

“ I call on the Syrians to refrain from opening fire and shelling Lebanese territory,” National News Agency quoted Suleiman as saying in a statement.

Suleiman underscored the importance of remaining impartial on any regional affairs, especially concerning Syria.

The president also expressed his “regret” over the death of Lebanese citizens due to military activity taking place in neighboring Syria.

Suleiman’s comments came after two Lebanese men, Mohammad Hussein Ezzo and Hussein Ismail, were killed on Saturday by gunfire originating from Syrian territory.

The statement said Suleiman held telephone conversations with several officials and asked security agencies to investigate the two deaths.

This incident led to clashes on the Lebanese-Syrian borders, with tension arising in the Wadi Khaled area. Mortar shells and machine guns were fired as violent clashes erupted on the borders between the Syrian army and armed men.

The Lebanese Armed Forces sent reinforcements to assist army units already deployed in the area.

Update: A man was killed at dawn Sunday by Syrian shells that landed on the town of al-Hishe in the Wadi Khaled area that borders Syria in northern Lebanon, National News Agency reported Sunday.

NNA identified the man as al-Hishe municipality member Ahmed Shehab. His brother Hani was injured.

Al-Hishe mayor Mohammed Dargham al-Ahmed said the town’s residents are angry over the spread of gunmen.

  • Prophettttt

    Some one found a good use for incompetence,or maybe His incompetence helps him keep an open mind.
    No one told our president that it’s worse to say meaningless things than to say nothing.
    He’s is so useless ,and sadly, He believes-or gives the impression- that He is an effective president in dysfunctional country.Being on every side of every issue will be his only “legacy”.

    • Tk

      Well, He have a point and concern about Lebanon not be dragged onto another civil war. I don’t see your point when you mentioned his lack or incompetence of ruling.

      • Prophettttt

        A dysfunctional country needs leadership which he lacks.The day He was( unconstitutionally) elected, He knew that the international community needed someone with suit and tie to fill up a position,but not to rule.He has no control of any institution in the country,and even if He did, He is not qualified to run them.
        As for the avoiding a civil war;He might mean well,but Who listens to him?

        • AntiFSA01

          Come on Prophet, I know you are smarter than that, you ask who will listen to him. Obviously TK will. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Anti,You’re the second person,after persistent, who accused me of being smart this week,and I’ll repeat what I said to him that; I’m not as smart as I sometimes sound.Sorry for the little deception,and I assure you that it was never intentional.lol
            However,you’ll still get A BIG ARROW UP from me, lol

          • AntiFSA01

            And humble as well.

          • Prophettttt

            Thanks,Human nature comes with pride,and sometimes this pride is turned into an unhealthy pride where people think more of themselves.But true humility,as C.S. Lewis put it, ” is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
            This is the biggest challenge for human nature, where we’re faced with a choice of letting our unhealthy pride make us artificial or letting our humility make us real.Unfortunately, most us pick the first choice..Again ,it is human nature, which has defied all Gods and all Odds.lol

          • Tk

            Antif SA01. I am a lebanese born in Lebanon, I don’t want no one interfering in my country. No one. Syrian , are not welcome as a military oppression nor any other foreign country. Do I believe, that the president of lebanon words can change anything ? no . But out of respect of the integrity and repect and the soverignty of lebanon at least he spoke , he said something that make sense. So my perspective of lebanon, sir, Is not the mullah , nor the Saudis, It is only Lebanon nothing else.

          • 5thDrawer

            Well TK … most here can understand your concept of ‘country’…. and a figurehead who speaks for it. And possibly most agree with you in the desire to have that.
            But you also notice the jaundiced view we have of it ever becoming a fact, when they can’t create a constitution or a government which thinks like you do. Keep trying, however. Maybe one day votes will actually mean something.

    • Tk

      well , I am sorry , but if he can avoid another civil war, why he would be incompetent ?

      • 5thDrawer

        It’s called ‘A day late, and a dollar short’, TK.
        And really … “Urged … to limit their clashes to the Syrian territories” .. ?? Urged???

        If ‘certain people’ had really been interested in ‘disassociation’ two years ago, the border would have been SEALED to ALL but refugees going through check-points – in one direction.
        And now they only ‘urge’. What stupidity. What a pile of fools in the whole place.
        When the fishing-boy from Tripoli was killed, where was the ‘urging’ even back then? Oh, yes … a different ‘group’ to urge perhaps? Oh, better turn a head and disassociate.
        When they ramble into town and rob and burn a KFC, disassociate. Say a bunch of words and send the army to stop the ‘disassociated’ idiots from throwing weapons at each other … for a few days … over and over again … keep the ‘disassociation’ going.
        OF COURSE people in a town or city or neighbourhood want to feel safe and have some peace. But even if they are the MAJORITY, they are unable to disassociate because of all the ‘Associates’ mucking around … forever. Welcome to the ‘Levant of Fools’.

  • Prophettttt

    No one told our president that it’s worse to say meaningless things than to say nothing.
    He’s is incompetent,useless, and a hypocrite. sadly ,He believes-or gives the impression- that He is a functioning president in dysfunctional country.He tries to be on every side of every issue. I guess that incompetence can help him keep an open mind.

    • Tk

      Well, He have a point and concern about Lebanon not be dragged onto another civil war. I don’t see your point when you mentioned his lack or incompetence of ruling.

      • Prophettttt

        A dysfunctional country needs leadership which he lacks.The day He was( unconstitutionally) elected, He knew that the international community needed someone with suit and tie to fill up a position,but not to rule.He has no control of any institution in the country,and even if He did, He is not qualified to run them.
        As for the avoiding a civil war;He might mean well,but Who listens to him?

        • AntiFSA01

          Come on Prophet, I know you are smarter than that, you ask who will listen to him. Obviously TK will. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Anti,You’re the second person,after persistent, who accused me of being smart this week,and I’ll repeat what I said to him that; I’m not as smart as I sometimes sound.but you’ll still get A BIG ARROW UP from me, lol
            Sorry for the little deception.It was never intentional.lol

          • AntiFSA01

            And humble as well.

          • Prophettttt

            Thanks,Human nature comes with pride,and sometimes this pride is turned into an unhealthy pride where people think more of themselves.But true humility,as C.S. Lewis put it, ” is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
            This is the biggest challenge for human nature, where we’re faced with a choice of letting our unhealthy pride make us artificial or letting our humility make us real.Unfortunately, most us pick the first choice..Again ,it is human nature, which has defied all Gods and all Odds.lol

          • Tk

            Antif SA01. I am a lebanese born in Lebanon, I don’t want no one interfering in my country. No one. Syrian , are not welcome as a military oppression nor any other foreign country. Do I believe, that the president of lebanon words can change anything ? no . But out of respect of the integrity and repect and the soverignty of lebanon at least he spoke , he said something that make sense. So my perspective of lebanon, sir, Is not the mullah , nor the Saudis, It is only Lebanon nothing else.

          • 5thDrawer

            Well TK … most here can understand your concept of ‘country’…. and a figurehead who speaks for it. And possibly most agree with you in the desire to have that.
            But you also notice the jaundiced view we have of it ever becoming a fact, when they can’t create a constitution or a government which thinks like you do. Keep trying, however. Maybe one day votes will actually mean something.

    • Tk

      well , I am sorry , but if he can avoid another civil war, why he would be incompetent ?

      • 5thDrawer

        It’s called ‘A day late, and a dollar short’, TK.
        And really … “Urged … to limit their clashes to the Syrian territories” .. ?? Urged???

        If ‘certain people’ had really been interested in ‘disassociation’ two years ago, the border would have been SEALED to ALL but refugees going through check-points – in one direction.
        And now they only ‘urge’. What stupidity. What a pile of fools in the whole place.
        When the fishing-boy from Tripoli was killed, where was the ‘urging’ even back then? Oh, yes … a different ‘group’ to urge perhaps? Oh, better turn a head and disassociate.
        When they ramble into town and rob and burn a KFC, disassociate. Say a bunch of words and send the army to stop the ‘disassociated’ idiots from throwing weapons at each other … for a few days … over and over again … keep the ‘disassociation’ going.
        OF COURSE people in a town or city or neighbourhood want to feel safe and have some peace. But even if they are the MAJORITY, they are unable to disassociate because of all the ‘Associates’ mucking around … forever. Welcome to the ‘Levant of Fools’.