Geagea: Hezbollah undermining Lebanon’s constitution

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BEIRUT – Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed on Tuesday the Shiite group Hezbollah stressing that it revealed its true color, and accused it of undermining the Lebanese constitution.

“Hezbollah revealed its true face, made its project public, and put its strategy into practice. It is acting against the constitution and the laws,” Geagea said via Skype during the LF annual convention in Melbourne, Australia

“ Hezbollah doesn’t want the cover or support of anyone, and is pursuing what it believes in, regardless of [the opinions] of others in this country.”

The Iranian backed Shiite group has attracted criticism from its opponents in Lebanon, after it publicly acknowledged its participation in the war raging in Syria, fighting alongside the Syrian regime.

The conflict, pitting a Sunni-dominated rebel movement against Assad, has raised sectarian tensions in Lebanon .

Several politicians have called on Hezbollah to abide by the Baabda declaration that calls for distancing Lebanon from regional conflicts, and to protect Lebanon’s best interest.

The Baabda Declaration was unanimously adopted during a national dialogue session in June 2012. It calls for Lebanon to disassociate itself from regional crises, most notably the one in Syria.

Geagea reiterated his call for swift formation of the cabinet that abides by the constitution and not “foreign strategies.”

He also called for electing “a strong” Lebanese president, as the mandate of President Michel Suleiman is due to expire in May 2014 and warned that Lebanon “might bleed to death” if it fails to hold the presidential elections on time and form a new “constitutional” government.

President Michel Suleiman has repeatedly said that he does not want his term extended . Last September he said that he would challenge the extension of his mandate if the parliament took such a move.

  • wargame1

    Hezbushaitan will be back in Lebanon inside the coffin wrapped up with Yellow flag of defeat

    • Maborlz Ez-Hari

      I’m no fan of Hezbollah, I’m no fan of any Lebanese political party and I won’t be until I can see a party out there putting itself out for the cause of all Lebanese citizens. HOWEVER, I can’t help but be envious of this particular leaders achievements against all odds it looks like he has earnt His place amongst the rare leaders with some backbone. Unlike the more spineless ones who talk the talk but it all stops there. I know our leaders are only as strong as their respective alliances coming from overseas so maybe in this case it is Iran who has been the source of his success but at least they held their ground against the west and the so called Arab league and uprisings. So until there is someone in the Lebanese political arena who can put his money where his mouth is I think everyone should stop bagging this guy cos at the moment he is succeeding at what he is doing. And remember all you supporters of trash like Assir and Co there is no substitute for intelligence.

      • wargame1

        I dont support Hezbushaitan. I am a fan of Syrian rebel and the Syrian rebel is kicking the Ass of Hezbushaitan.

        • Peaceforleb

          Man you are living in denial. Wargame, the FSA rats are finished. Can you seriously not see that. The deal has been made by the big boys. And the green light has been given to Assad. Which is, FINISH THEM.

  • wargame1

    Hezbushaitan will be back in Lebanon inside the coffin wrapped up with Yellow flag of defeat

    • Maborlz Ez-Hari

      I’m no fan of Hezbollah, I’m no fan of any Lebanese political party and I won’t be until I can see a party out there putting itself out for the cause of all Lebanese citizens. HOWEVER, I can’t help but be envious of this particular leaders achievements against all odds it looks like he has earnt His place amongst the rare leaders with some backbone. Unlike the more spineless ones who talk the talk but it all stops there. I know our leaders are only as strong as their respective alliances coming from overseas so maybe in this case it is Iran who has been the source of his success but at least they held their ground against the west and the so called Arab league and uprisings. So until there is someone in the Lebanese political arena who can put his money where his mouth is I think everyone should stop bagging this guy cos at the moment he is succeeding at what he is doing. And remember all you supporters of trash like Assir and Co there is no substitute for intelligence.

      • wargame1

        I dont support Hezbushaitan. I am a fan of Syrian rebel and the Syrian rebel is kicking the Ass of Hezbushaitan.

        • Peaceforleb

          Man you are living in denial. Wargame, the FSA rats are finished. Can you seriously not see that. The deal has been made by the big boys. And the green light has been given to Assad. Which is, FINISH THEM.