Hariri: March 14 will be the opposition, rally in a month

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Outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri addressed the participants at Biel during the ceremony commemorating the 6th anniversary of the assassination of his father Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

– On my desk there are two pictures: one of my father who was assassinated on Feb 14, 2005 and another of the crowds gathered on March 14, 2005.

– Rafik Hariri became a martyr six years ago because he said no to granting the fate of Lebanon and changing its truth, because he said no to a security regime, because he said no to renouncing the Taif Accord, because he said no to changing the image of Lebanon, the free, sovereign and independent, and [this is why] they killed him on February 14, [2005].

– The Lebanese people gathered in the hundreds of thousands to say no. No to oppression, no to assassination, no to changing the image of Lebanon.

– They said no to mandate, no to fear and no to a terrorist crime, so they triumphed on March 14, 2005.

– This is why I keep these two pictures.

– I entered political life after my father was murdered. Those are my roots, and I will not renounce my roots.

– When they came and told me take these photos down and renounce them so we let you [become] the country’s premier, my answer was, ‘These are my roots and I will not give up on my roots.’

– My answer was that the premiership is an honest expression of the Lebanese people who voted in the elections. Go ahead and forge the will of the Lebanese, but I, Saad Rafik Hariri, will stick to these roots, and I will not give up on them.

– Now, with you, I go back to my roots and how wonderful it is to go back to these roots.

– All we want is the truth, not the rule. All we want is justice, not the rule. All we want is law, not the rule. All we want is freedom, not the rule. All we want is independence, not the rule.

– The Lebanese who protested in Martyrs’ Square do not belong to anyone. Not to the phalange Party, not to the Lebanese Forces, not to the Progressive Socialist Party nor to the Future Movement; the blood of our martyrs does not belong to anyone.

– The blood of [martyrs] is that of the people who gathered in Martyrs Square after February 14, 2005. Those Lebanese people still stick to justice, truth and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

– This tribunal is not American, French or Israeli. It does not target any sect or party. This tribunal will punish, god-willing, the terrorist murderers, who [killed] our martyrs, [primarily] headed by Rafik Hariri.

– This tribunal will accuse individuals and should be based on proof and evidence. Then, if anyone wants to place himself in the circle of the accused, it is his choice. As for us, we will support the STL and its rule and will never implicate a [particular] party or sect in the killing.

– We were never and never will be in the seat of confrontation with any sect, Shia or other. This is the school of Rafik Hariri.

– The Shia Lebanese and Arab sect is fundamental in Lebanon, and all Lebanese people are its partners in building the state and facing the Israeli enemy.

– Do not listen to those who tell you that the STL is targeting the Shia. Instead, look at the motives behind these statements and where they are taking us.

– Brothers and sisters, as you know, and before February 15, 2005, I was one of the Lebanese youth trying to succeed. I entered [politics] suddenly and without being [warned]. At times, I have made right [decisions] as well as wrong [ones].

– But I believe I was right when I called for national unity.

– This country cannot be ruled by one person, one party or one sect. If any party or sect believes today that it can rule alone, let it try, but it is living in a great illusion.

– We offered our hand [in cooperation]… and our mistake was that we offered our hand honestly, because we thought that this country is an expression of partnership. But every time, we were met by deception [from the March 8 coalition].

– We have endured the unbearable. Some can say that we made mistakes, but thank God, we have never used arms [to reach our goals]. We have not obstructed dialogue and we have not closed parliament .

– Our project is to abide by the constitution.

– We do not accept submitting to weapons that become a means of blackmail, or when they becomes an instrument of pressure on MPs.

– The arms pointed against the Lebanese people are arms of strife and serve Israel.

– We will keep supporting the Palestinian cause and their right of return to their territory.

– Friends, let me be honest in this issue: No one can say that the Lebanese are not allowed to talk about the use of arms.

– This issue is a fundamental matter of dispute. It is related to the constant use of these weapons [against other Lebanese parties].

– I praise the March 14 alliance’s welcoming of the Dar al-Fatwa statement [of last week], especially regarding the use of weapons to make others submit.

– A lot was said regarding my relations with Syria. Yes, I went to Syria as the country’s PM and as Rafik Hariri’s son. All I wanted was to ensure Lebanon’s higher interests that intersect with Syria’s interests. I did not go to Syria for personal reasons or to ask to remain in power.

– I went to Damascus every time with my head high.

– I traveled everywhere, from Washington to Tehran, why should I not visit Syria a few times for the sake of our country.

– Regarding the Saudi-Syrian initiative that was launched to preserve Lebanon’s stability, ever since and until today, I remained silent regarding the Saudi-Syrian efforts in order not to obstruct it. But today I will speak.

– This initiative was based only on being ready to take part in a national conciliatory conference that will be based in Riyadh, sponsored by the Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz and in the presence of President [Michel Suleiman] and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad… In this conference, all Lebanese parties would be expected to reconcile, after which the repercussions of the STL indictment would be the responsibility of the Lebanese parties to contain.

– Yes, this is the Saudi-Syrian initiative. We made a mistake, yes, because again we were met with calls to surrender. Our answer to them was that we come from a school that [teaches others] that no one is bigger than their country.

– I tell you, there will not be going back to Saudi-Syrian talks. Those who have doubts of severing Lebanon’s relations with the STL, I say that I have two pens: the pen of Samir Kassir and the pen of Gebran Tueini.

– In front of me I have two contracts, one [former minister] Pierre Gemayel’s and one [former MP] Walid Eido’s. Which of the pens should I sign with and which of the contracts should I tear?

– They thought that we were afraid of giving up on the rule. We believe in the constitution, that is why we went to the premiership consultations.

– We only adhere to our democratic system and constitution. Congratulations to [March 8] for winning the kidnapped rule.

– Having a central position is a decision, not the absence of it and giving in to it. But my friends there is no centrality between justice and injustice, between sovereignty and mandate.

– The most important thing is that there is no honesty and deception between loyalty and treason.

– I address those who [forced the collapse of my government], and thank them for letting me go back to my roots.

– We are now in the opposition based on committing to the constitution and STL, and protecting the Lebanese people from the use of [non-state] weapons.

– Yes, we are the ones who started the road of freedom. To this road, we will all come back. We will follow it with you, whose voices will be heard.

– We will all gather on March 14, 2011 to say no. No to the change our lifestyle, no to corruption, no to fear, no to oppression, and no to crime.

– Long live Lebanon and the Cedar Revolution. Now Lebanon

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52 responses to “Hariri: March 14 will be the opposition, rally in a month”

  1. soulmates11 Avatar
    soulmates11

    Oh please what a lair . You went to Iran and Syria to beg you little man . If I thought for one second That Syria and Iran had anything to do with my fathers murder I sure as hell would NOT be breaking bread with them . Jr you are a spineless weasel .That will get down on all fours in front of anybody just to stay in power . Who the F do think your kidding . Why would anybody in Lebanon no matter where you stand on any issue support this Weasel .

    1. kareemthehippy Avatar
      kareemthehippy

      Didn’t Syria support Amal, when they fought Hezbollah in the civil war? Aren’t Hezbollah and Syria allies now despite the fact they wanted each other’s heads a few decades ago?

      1. soulmates11 Avatar
        soulmates11

        What a reach . Please you can do better then can’t you .

        1. kareemthehippy Avatar
          kareemthehippy

          Well it’s the bigger picture. Think of it this way, everyone is just rotating alliances based on how their foreign puppet-masters are in relation to one another.

          It’s just different combinations of political party alliances. Long term you won’t find consistency.

      2. Yes actually the Syrians went forcefully in Dahye to protect Amal from Hezbollah and they shot at each others. The alliance of Hezbollah and Syria will be short lived as soon as the regime changes in Iran (or Syria).

      3. soulmates11 Avatar
        soulmates11

        You all need to put the hashish pipes down . You morons will justify anything as long as it suits your opinion . This Hariri is a weak suck puck and that’s a fact you can’t get around .

        1. kareemthehippy Avatar
          kareemthehippy

          I’ve never smoked in my life, for your information. Very mature of you to call Hannibal and myself morons. Once again you are false, I’m not supporting Hariri. I don’t think he’s a qualified politician, as he simply the son of a former politician. I’m not a fan of passing down political power from father to son. Now this “weak suck puck” description you use can be applied to any Lebanese politician if you think about it.

          Once again, we’re here to debate and discuss things, because we supposedly are here to try and somehow seek something better for Lebanon in the future. So, mature up a tad bit.

        2. kareemthehippy Avatar
          kareemthehippy

          I’ve never smoked in my life, for your information. Very mature of you to call Hannibal and myself morons. Once again you are false, I’m not supporting Hariri. I don’t think he’s a qualified politician, as he simply the son of a former politician. I’m not a fan of passing down political power from father to son. Now this “weak suck puck” description you use can be applied to any Lebanese politician if you think about it.

          Once again, we’re here to debate and discuss things, because we supposedly are here to try and somehow seek something better for Lebanon in the future. So, mature up a tad bit.

    2. Your in title of your opinion. But my reading of the action of Hariri is at 360degree from your vantage point. This man went to syria and Iran to discuss way to build a new relation based on equality not submission.

      1. soulmates11 Avatar
        soulmates11

        Equality with the same people you accuse of killing your father. You are painting a picture of someone without a soul. Or someone who doesn’t believe the accusation which is it.

        1. Mosetsfire Avatar

          Or some one, like his father, loves Lebanon more than anything else in his life, and a man wise enough to seperate personal vendetta from hindering the welfare of the state. Unfortunately for you, 3a2lak isnt that big, so you cannot comprehend how big of a man it takes to be able to pull that off.

      2. A man who place lebanon love first who is capable of letting justice pursue the truth without jeopardizing the higher interest of is nation. If you ask me his father must be proud of him.

    3. The majority does as you see from the web and from the polls. Rightfully or wrongfully he’s got the majority with him but alas the majority in Lebanon or Syria never rule mou heeyk akhii?

  2. soulmates11 Avatar
    soulmates11

    Oh please what a lair . You went to Iran and Syria to beg you little man . If I thought for one second That Syria and Iran had anything to do with my fathers murder I sure as hell would NOT be breaking bread with them . Jr you are a spineless weasel .That will get down on all fours in front of anybody just to stay in power . Who the F do think your kidding . Why would anybody in Lebanon no matter where you stand on any issue support this Weasel .

    1. kareemthehippy Avatar
      kareemthehippy

      Didn’t Syria support Amal, when they fought Hezbollah in the civil war? Aren’t Hezbollah and Syria allies now despite the fact they wanted each other’s heads a few decades ago?

      1. soulmates11 Avatar
        soulmates11

        What a reach . Please you can do better then can’t you .

    2. Your in title of your opinion. But my reading of the action of Hariri is at 360degree from your vantage point. This man went to syria and Iran to discuss way to build a new relation based on equality not submission.

      1. soulmates11 Avatar
        soulmates11

        Equality with the same people you accuse of killing your father. You are painting a picture of someone without a soul. Or someone who doesn’t believe the accusation which is it.

        1. Mosetsfire Avatar

          Or some one, like his father, loves Lebanon more than anything else in his life, and a man wise enough to seperate personal vendetta from hindering the welfare of the state. Unfortunately for you, 3a2lak isnt that big, so you cannot comprehend how big of a man it takes to be able to pull that off.

      2. A man who place lebanon love first who is capable of letting justice pursue the truth without jeopardizing the higher interest of is nation. If you ask me his father must be proud of him.

  3.  Avatar

    Oh please what a lair . You went to Iran and Syria to beg you little man . If I thought for one second That Syria and Iran had anything to do with my fathers murder I sure as hell would NOT be breaking bread with them . Jr you are a spineless weasel .That will get down on all fours in front of anybody just to stay in power . Who the F do think your kidding . Why would anybody in Lebanon no matter where you stand on any issue support this Weasel .

    1.  Avatar

      Didn’t Syria support Amal, when they fought Hezbollah in the civil war? Aren’t Hezbollah and Syria allies now despite the fact they wanted each other’s heads a few decades ago?

      1.  Avatar

        What a reach . Please you can do better then can’t you .

        1.  Avatar

          Well it’s the bigger picture. Think of it this way, everyone is just rotating alliances based on how their foreign puppet-masters are in relation to one another.

          It’s just different combinations of political party alliances. Long term you won’t find consistency.

      2. Yes actually the Syrians went forcefully in Dahye to protect Amal from Hezbollah and they shot at each others. The alliance of Hezbollah and Syria will be short lived as soon as the regime changes in Iran (or Syria).

      3.  Avatar

        You all need to put the hashish pipes down . You morons will justify anything as long as it suits your opinion . This Hariri is a weak suck puck and that’s a fact you can’t get around .

        1.  Avatar

          I’ve never smoked in my life, for your information. Very mature of you to call Hannibal and myself morons. Once again you are false, I’m not supporting Hariri. I don’t think he’s a qualified politician, as he simply the son of a former politician. I’m not a fan of passing down political power from father to son. Now this “weak suck puck” description you use can be applied to any Lebanese politician if you think about it.

          Once again, we’re here to debate and discuss things, because we supposedly are here to try and somehow seek something better for Lebanon in the future. So, mature up a tad bit.

      4.  Avatar

        You all need to put the hashish pipes down . You morons will justify anything as long as it suits your opinion . This Hariri is a weak suck puck and that’s a fact you can’t get around .

    2. Your in title of your opinion. But my reading of the action of Hariri is at 360degree from your vantage point. This man went to syria and Iran to discuss way to build a new relation based on equality not submission.

      1.  Avatar

        Equality with the same people you accuse of killing your father. You are painting a picture of someone without a soul. Or someone who doesn’t believe the accusation which is it.

        1. Or some one, like his father, loves Lebanon more than anything else in his life, and a man wise enough to seperate personal vendetta from hindering the welfare of the state. Unfortunately for you, 3a2lak isnt that big, so you cannot comprehend how big of a man it takes to be able to pull that off.

      2. A man who place lebanon love first who is capable of letting justice pursue the truth without jeopardizing the higher interest of is nation. If you ask me his father must be proud of him.

    3. The majority does as you see from the web and from the polls. Rightfully or wrongfully he’s got the majority with him but alas the majority in Lebanon or Syria never rule mou heeyk akhii?

  4. soulmates11 Avatar
    soulmates11

    kareemthehippy You and the rest of you are not here to debate anything . You all just back slap each other for having the same opinion with a slight slant to make it look good . Your minds are worse then cement . That is why you all are easily manipulated . Open your minds maybe then you will see why your side is losing on every front.

    1. kareemthehippy Avatar
      kareemthehippy

      You keep telling yourself that. I don’t support “one side or the other”. I support a complete change and reform where Lebanon can actually progress. You try and play the “manipulation” card and “open your minds”. Ever had a debate where you didn’t talk without legitimate backup in order to prove the opposition wrong?

      Honestly, if you wanna convince me that you’re right, you tell me exactly why based on examples and facts why I’m wrong.

      Who is manipulating me? How am I manipulated if I dont support either side? Worse than cement? What did cement do to you other than house you? 😉 Why is my mind closed? Aren’t we all here to open our minds? How is my side losing if I’m on no side?

    2. when the guns are pointed at you every day what would you do.??

    3. We are the true citizens of Lebanon with all do respect to you and your comments.repetitive comments proves that,for surely most of us are for real ,”One Voice One Message”.

  5. soulmates11 Avatar
    soulmates11

    kareemthehippy You and the rest of you are not here to debate anything . You all just back slap each other for having the same opinion with a slight slant to make it look good . Your minds are worse then cement . That is why you all are easily manipulated . Open your minds maybe then you will see why your side is losing on every front.

    1. kareemthehippy Avatar
      kareemthehippy

      You keep telling yourself that. I don’t support “one side or the other”. I support a complete change and reform where Lebanon can actually progress. You try and play the “manipulation” card and “open your minds”. Ever had a debate where you didn’t talk without legitimate backup in order to prove the opposition wrong?

      Honestly, if you wanna convince me that you’re right, you tell me exactly why based on examples and facts why I’m wrong.

      Who is manipulating me? How am I manipulated if I dont support either side? Worse than cement? What did cement do to you other than house you? 😉 Why is my mind closed? Aren’t we all here to open our minds? How is my side losing if I’m on no side?

    2. when the guns are pointed at you every day what would you do.??

    3. We are the true citizens of Lebanon with all do respect to you and your comments.repetitive comments proves that,for surely most of us are for real ,”One Voice One Message”.

  6.  Avatar

    kareemthehippy You and the rest of you are not here to debate anything . You all just back slap each other for having the same opinion with a slight slant to make it look good . Your minds are worse then cement . That is why you all are easily manipulated . Open your minds maybe then you will see why your side is losing on every front.

    1.  Avatar

      You keep telling yourself that. I don’t support “one side or the other”. I support a complete change and reform where Lebanon can actually progress. You try and play the “manipulation” card and “open your minds”. Ever had a debate where you didn’t talk without legitimate backup in order to prove the opposition wrong?

      Honestly, if you wanna convince me that you’re right, you tell me exactly why based on examples and facts why I’m wrong.

      Who is manipulating me? How am I manipulated if I dont support either side? Worse than cement? What did cement do to you other than house you? 😉 Why is my mind closed? Aren’t we all here to open our minds? How is my side losing if I’m on no side?

    2.  Avatar

      when the guns are pointed at you every day what would you do.??

    3.  Avatar

      We are the true citizens of Lebanon with all do respect to you and your comments.repetitive comments proves that,for surely most of us are for real ,”One Voice One Message”.

    4.  Avatar

      We are the true citizens of Lebanon with all do respect to you and your comments.repetitive comments proves that,for surely most of us are for real ,”One Voice One Message”.

  7. Some comments on this site are one brain cell comments, we all want peace but lets be real when you have sects all carry guns and point it to the people,( go back to 2008 ) black , white Muslim, Christian we must be for one purpose and that is Freedom and peace for THE LEBANESE. Baidoun said: “We have said more than once that the Resistance (Hizbullah) considers its weapons sacred and that a majority of the Lebanese considers the (Special) Tribunal (for Lebanon) and justice sacred.”

    As he stressed that “everyone respects the Resistance’s achievements,” Baidoun went on to say that Hizbullah “cannot go on as a separate army and Lebanon cannot have an army that is subject to accountability – the Lebanese Army – and the Resistance’s army, which is above accountability.”

    “If the Resistance wants to go on as an army, it should behave like the Lebanese Army, which does not interfere in politics and whose arms do not belong to a sect or a group,” Baidoun told a rally of several-thousand people at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center (BIEL).

  8.  Avatar

    Some comments on this site are one brain cell comments, we all want peace but lets be real when you have sects all carry guns and point it to the people,( go back to 2008 ) black , white Muslim, Christian we must be for one purpose and that is Freedom and peace for THE LEBANESE. Baidoun said: “We have said more than once that the Resistance (Hizbullah) considers its weapons sacred and that a majority of the Lebanese considers the (Special) Tribunal (for Lebanon) and justice sacred.”

    As he stressed that “everyone respects the Resistance’s achievements,” Baidoun went on to say that Hizbullah “cannot go on as a separate army and Lebanon cannot have an army that is subject to accountability – the Lebanese Army – and the Resistance’s army, which is above accountability.”

    “If the Resistance wants to go on as an army, it should behave like the Lebanese Army, which does not interfere in politics and whose arms do not belong to a sect or a group,” Baidoun told a rally of several-thousand people at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center (BIEL).

  9. The “resistance” is nothing but a welcome mat on our southern border for Israel to wipe its feet on as it passes by…What makes these morons think their shitty outdated weapons can even stop Israels superior fire power? They are the primary reason the zionists have killed so many Lebanese civilians…They are lucky in 2006 the international comunity (UN) stepped in and pressured Israel to stop its assault on Lebanon, otherwise the rat hole Nazrala has been hiding in would have been crumbled over his head! These monkeys can keep wrapping up their women in sheets and living in the dark ages, but the rest of us will live as FREE MEN and WOMEN in the LIGHT! GOD BLESS LEBANON!

  10.  Avatar

    The “resistance” is nothing but a welcome mat on our southern border for Israel to wipe its feet on as it passes by…What makes these morons think their shitty outdated weapons can even stop Israels superior fire power? They are the primary reason the zionist has killed soo many Lebanese civilians…They are lucky in 2006 the international comunity (UN)stepped in and pressured Israel to stop its assault on Lebanon, otherwise the rat hole Nazrala has been hiding in would have been crumbled over his head! These monkeys can keep wrapping up their women in sheets and living in the dark ages, but the rest of us will live as FREE MEN and WOMEN in the LIGHT of ALLAH and JESUS CHRIST! GOD BLESS LEBANON!

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