Geagea: Not naming Hariri will ignite a ‘strife’ in Lebanon

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, a key member of March 14 majority alliance warned during an interview with Future TV on Friday that : If Prime Minister Saad Hariri is not nominated as the country’s new premier this could lead to increased tension within the Sunni community and will “ignite the flames of a strife .”

He said “Hezbollah and allies are playing with fire”

“The main goal of the March 8 coalition’s coup is to overthrow the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).” He stressed and regretted the Hezbollah action saying “a court is faced in court ”

“They want to get rid of the STL. They realized they cannot succeed by pressuring domestic parties. So to overthrow the tribunal, the only choice they have left is carrying out a full coup.”

Geagea’s comment are in response to reports that Hezbollah will reject the nomination of Hariri as the PM designate to lead the future government

Lebanon’s president asked Hariri to stay on as caretaker prime minister on Thursday after Hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned in a dispute over an investigation into the killing of Hariri’s father. A statement issued by President Michel Suleiman called on the government to “continue in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed”.

Lebanon’s government is dissolved when more than one third of its 30 cabinet members resign, and on Wednesday all 10 ministers belonging to the Iranian backed Hezbollah-led opposition announced their resignations. Hours later, they were joined by an eleventh minister representing Lebanese president Michel Suleiman, forcing the collapse of PM Saad Hariri’s government.

Saudi and Syrian officials have reportedly been working on a compromise that would resolve tensions in Lebanon over the imminent Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) indictment . Reports say that the STL may soon indict Hezbollah members in its investigation of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri, father of Saad the current prime minister.

Hezbollah asked MP Michel Aoun to announce on Tuesday the failure of the Saudi-Syrian initiative and to blame March 14 alliance for the failure.

“The Lebanese president will begin consultations with lawmakers at 12:00 p.m. on Monday January 17 to designate a new prime minister”, parliament speaker Nabih Berri said after meeting President Michel Suleiman at the Baabda palace .

Former Lebanese premier and current Future Movement parliamentary bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora, told Al Arabiya TV on Wednesday evening : “Based on all available data there is no substitute for Saad Hariri to head the new government.”

Hezbollah according to reports has someone else in mind to lead the new government . Hezbollah MP Mohammed Raad unveiled on Thursday that the March 8 forces will name a personality with a history of national resistance to head the new government . Raad told reporters after meeting former President Emile Lahoud in response to a question on who will that be : “A personality with a national resistance biography, ” Raad said.

Reports circulated yesterday that March 8 coalition MPs will nominate for the premiership Former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Mrad , a staunch ally of Syria .

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  1. master09 Avatar

    Now go get them Isreal . Please get rid of these F..ks .So Lebanon may one day live in peace as a nation and not a country split by sects .
    When someone asks me what is my background my reply is Lebanese, not Maronite Lebanese.
    Are we a country when we identify a national by sects.
    Get a life you crack heads and vote our government in as people not sects.
    To help the whole Lebanese people not just your own or split the country into 5 areas, that should give 2 sqr km each

    1. In_a_Mosh Avatar

      “Now go get them Isreal”. you numty, these are fellow lebanese you’re refering to.
      what a plonker you are…. and everyone who thinks like you as well.

      1. master09 Avatar

        No mate they are puppets of Syria and Iran what are you talking about money guns people the lot import, go back to 1982 see how many where sent from Iran to start this group you call the resistance. 2. The Lebanese have been killing each other for how many years tell me brother against brother ,sect against sect come on go back in history and see how long and who started all this crap.Get me facts not news paper clippings and I will give you any paper you want.
        You see when I lived in Lebanon My uncles house was filled with Todays ex Lebanese Leaders in the top spots.
        The words came from the mouth not from a news paper I used to be young but what ever you read in papers is 80% waffle.WOW it hurts im a plonker History will give you the facts just like solving a crime.

        1. In_a_Mosh Avatar

          you seem to miss my point, just like I’ve missed any sense in your reply. I can tell you though, I never tried to hurt you by calling you a plonker… merely stating a fact!

    2. @master09, ahh so now the hated Israelis should clean up your mess for you now, eh?

      1. master09 Avatar

        No Lebanon has and will always be a mess when You have someone pointing the gun at you.Within Lebanon and outside like Iran Syria.So Shtooyot just the south Lebanon because they dont support Lebanon but they support Iran.So why not go for Iran Syria and the south. These are the next Hitler and the only outcome they want is1 no Isreal 2 no Christians in Lebanon.

        1. In_a_Mosh Avatar

          I think you’re wong master09. I originate from the south and i see things differently.the south IS part of lebanon and lebanon SHOULD NOT answer to any country other than lebanon. but i fear none of the current political class do. they’re all influenced by syria, saudi, iran, israel, us, the list goes on…
          ONLY when someone speaks for lebanon will the people have their peace. lebanon MUST have secular rule away from religious differences, which should be respected and practiced privately, but i fear that connot come about at this moment in time.
          i love lebanon and all lebanese people. i can only wish that one day, they’ll all love each other too.

      2. In_a_Mosh Avatar

        Shtooyot, no need for help, master09 has a tendency to talk out of his backside. also, the israelies arent hated for nothing, if anyone does to your country half what the israeli army did to lebanon, you’d hate them too. bunch of murdering butchers they were. I witnessed this, not read it in a paper. that’s why I left lebanon.
        israel should in theory be a beacon to other middle eastern countries on issues like democracy and human rights. Instead, it is fundamentally racist. even more so now with the goverment declaring it “a jewish state”. bunch of xenaphobes!!

  2.  Avatar

    Now go get them Isreal . Please get rid of these F..ks .So Lebanon may one day live in peace as a nation and not a country split by sects .
    When someone asks me what is my background my reply is Lebanese, not Maronite Lebanese.
    Are we a country when we identify a national by sects.
    Get a life you crack heads and vote our government in as people not sects.
    To help the whole Lebanese people not just your own or split the country into 5 areas, that should give 2 sqr km each

    1.  Avatar

      “Now go get them Isreal”. you numty, these are fellow lebanese you’re refering to.
      what a plonker you are…. and everyone who thinks like you as well.

      1.  Avatar

        No mate they are puppets of Syria and Iran what are you talking about money guns people the lot import, go back to 1982 see how many where sent from Iran to start this group you call the resistance. 2. The Lebanese have been killing each other for how many years tell me brother against brother ,sect against sect come on go back in history and see how long and who started all this crap.Get me facts not news paper clippings and I will give you any paper you want.
        You see when I lived in Lebanon My uncles house was filled with Todays ex Lebanese Leaders in the top spots.
        The words came from the mouth not from a news paper I used to be young but what ever you read in papers is 80% waffle.WOW it hurts im a plonker History will give you the facts just like solving a crime.

        1.  Avatar

          you seem to miss my point, just like I’ve missed any sense in your reply. I can tell you though, I never tried to hurt you by calling you a plonker… merely stating a fact!

    2. @master09, ahh so now the hated Israelis should clean up your mess for you now, eh?

      1.  Avatar

        No Lebanon has and will always be a mess when You have someone pointing the gun at you.Within Lebanon and outside like Iran Syria.So Shtooyot just the south Lebanon because they dont support Lebanon but they support Iran.So why not go for Iran Syria and the south. These are the next Hitler and the only outcome they want is1 no Isreal 2 no Christians in Lebanon.

        1.  Avatar

          I think you’re wong master09. I originate from the south and i see things differently.the south IS part of lebanon and lebanon SHOULD NOT answer to any country other than lebanon. but i fear none of the current political class do. they’re all influenced by syria, saudi, iran, israel, us, the list goes on…
          ONLY when someone speaks for lebanon will the people have their peace. lebanon MUST have secular rule away from religious differences, which should be respected and practiced privately, but i fear that connot come about at this moment in time.
          i love lebanon and all lebanese people. i can only wish that one day, they’ll all love each other too.

      2.  Avatar

        Shtooyot, no need for help, master09 has a tendency to talk out of his backside. also, the israelies arent hated for nothing, if anyone does to your country half what the israeli army did to lebanon, you’d hate them too. bunch of murdering butchers they were. I witnessed this, not read it in a paper. that’s why I left lebanon.
        israel should in theory be a beacon to other middle eastern countries on issues like democracy and human rights. Instead, it is fundamentally racist. even more so now with the goverment declaring it “a jewish state”. bunch of xenaphobes!!

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