Sfeir: Leave the army alone


Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir called on Tuesday for keeping the Lebanese army away from political bickering “since it is one of the most important pillars of unity.”

Sfeir’s remarks came during a meeting with Lebanese army commander Gen. Jean Kahwaji.

Sfeir praised the “national role of the Lebanese army, particularly in maintaining security of the internal arena and working on implementation of international resolutions on Lebanon, in cooperation with UNIFIL.”

His comment may be a possible reference to the bloody street battle that shook the Borj Abi Haidar neighborhood in the Lebanese capital on August 24, pitting supporters of the Iranian backed Hezbollah against the pro-Syrian Al-Ahbash militants —also known as the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects. 3 people were killed in the clash including a Hezbollah senior official.

Some criticized the army’s role during the incident



2 responses to “Sfeir: Leave the army alone”

  1. Why don’t you express yourself on US christians ideas since you’re making the debate taking a religious dimension.

    I wonder that’s not politicians missing in Lebanon.

  2. I sincerely wonder where the “leave the army alone” stance was when Israel was bombing the hell out of the Lebanese army after they raised the white flag.

    I’m also wondering where the “leave the army alone” was when Ahmad Fatfat brought in 500 Fatah al Islam members to Tripoli while they killed hundreds of civilians and soldiers over the months.

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