Mikati calls for building a modern state, achieving justice

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PM-designate Najib Mikati called for “multiplying efforts to build a modern state and to achieve justice.”

In statement Mikati said on Saturday that the Lebanese people’s loyalty to former PM Rafik Hariri should be reflected through their commitment to his principles “to preserve Lebanon’s unity.”

Mikati’s statement comes two days before the 6th anniversary of Hariri’s assassination,

Mikati hailed Rafik Hariri, MP Basel Fleihan and their 22 companions who were killed in the February 14 blast in 2005.

He described the killing as “a murder that rocked the feelings of the Lebanese people and touched their security and ambitions.”

Mikati’s statement also comes after he was criticized by the Hezbollah led March 8 alliance leaders for attending Thursday’s meeting of Dar al Fatwa .

“Attendance means agreeing to the statement , and therefore I was surprised that PM Mikati went to such a meeting.” Former Prime Minister Omar Karami , a key member of March 8 alliance explained in a statement on Saturday about his absence from Thursday’s Dar al-Fatwa meeting .

Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005. The government would not have collapsed without the help of Suleiman’s minister of state Adnan el Sayyed Hussein.

Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.

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14 responses to “Mikati calls for building a modern state, achieving justice”

  1. May be HA want a puppet to do exactly what their masters in Tehran & Syria want, if not he may be removed or harmed

  2. May be HA want a puppet to do exactly what their masters in Tehran & Syria want, if not he may be removed or harmed

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    May be HA want a puppet to do exactly what their masters in Tehran & Syria want, if not he may be removed or harmed

  4. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    how could you build a moderate state when your loyalty is to iran a dictatorship regeme who stoned women and children kill innocent people and oppressed people and deprive them from the freedom of speach and cheat musavi out of the election
    iran will give you the orders and you will have to obey to turn lebanon back to the stone ages a poor, depressed, isolated state from the rest of the world

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr PHD not,
      You are becoming the joke of this site.lol

  5. josephphdman Avatar
    josephphdman

    how could you build a moderate state when your loyalty is to iran a dictatorship regeme who stoned women and children kill innocent people and oppressed people and deprive them from the freedom of speach and cheat musavi out of the election
    iran will give you the orders and you will have to obey to turn lebanon back to the stone ages a poor, depressed, isolated state from the rest of the world

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr PHD not,
      You are becoming the joke of this site.lol

  6.  Avatar

    how could you build a moderate state when your loyalty is to iran a dictatorship regeme who stoned women and children kill innocent people and oppressed people and deprive them from the freedom of speach and cheat musavi out of the election
    iran will give you the orders and you will have to obey to turn lebanon back to the stone ages a poor, depressed, isolated state from the rest of the world

    1. PROPHET.T Avatar

      Mr PHD not,
      You are becoming the joke of this site.lol

  7. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    Enough words let’s see what you’re going to do first! A modern state is build by modern people. You may be modern Mr. Mikati but you’re not a free man to lead the country into modernity, you’re a hostage who will execute his masters will (the Syrians and HA), and your masters do not believe in freedom and are faaaaar from modern. The more free is a society the more modern it is. Good luck Mr. Mikati and please refrain from selling us “empty” speeches… As the Egyptians would say: “kalam faregh”!

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    Enough words let’s see what you’re going to do first! A modern state is build by modern people. You may be modern Mr. Mikati but you’re not a free man to lead the country into modernity, you’re a hostage who will execute his masters will (the Syrians and HA), and your masters do not believe in freedom and are faaaaar from modern. The more free is a society the more modern it is. Good luck Mr. Mikati and please refrain from selling us “empty” speeches… As the Egyptians would say: “kalam faregh”!

  9. Lebanon can never become a genuine democratic state with sound institutions as long as the current social political system is in place.
    What Lebanon needs is a radical revolution not simply proposing useless reforms a la Najib Mikati.

    This would include in dismantling the current corrupt clientalist sectarian regime. In addition, major changes in culture, economy and political institutions.

    The aim would be to create a society which is built on the principles of egalitarianism, democracy and secularism.

    Notice these radical changes were never seriously brought up by the mainstream demagogues of both March 14 and March 8.
    Because both of these movements represent elements of the Ancien regime. Which is composed of the Traditional Political feudal families, Capitalist Class, and religious clergies of all sects.

  10. Lebanon can never become a genuine democratic state with sound institutions as long as the current social political system is in place.
    What Lebanon needs is a radical revolution not simply proposing useless reforms a la Najib Mikati.

    This would include in dismantling the current corrupt clientalist sectarian regime. In addition, major changes in culture, economy and political institutions.

    The aim would be to create a society which is built on the principles of egalitarianism, democracy and secularism.

    Notice these radical changes were never seriously brought up by the mainstream demagogues of both March 14 and March 8.
    Because both of these movements represent elements of the Ancien regime. Which is composed of the Traditional Political feudal families, Capitalist Class, and religious clergies of all sects.

  11.  Avatar

    Lebanon can never become a genuine democratic state with sound institutions as long as the current social political system is in place.
    What Lebanon needs is a radical revolution not simply proposing useless reforms a la Najib Mikati.

    This would include in dismantling the current corrupt clientalist sectarian regime. In addition, major changes in culture, economy and political institutions.

    The aim would be to create a society which is built on the principles of egalitarianism, democracy and secularism.

    Notice these radical changes were never seriously brought up by the mainstream demagogues of both March 14 and March 8.
    Because both of these movements represent elements of the Ancien regime. Which is composed of the Traditional Political feudal families, Capitalist Class, and religious clergies of all sects.

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