WikiLeaks: FPM MP voiced importance of ‘ending Hezbollah’s ideology’

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Free patriotic Movement ( FPM) MP Simon Abi Ramia responded on Monday to a report published in Al- Jumhuriya newspaper quoting a WikiLeaks cable in which the MP speaks against Hezbollah.

Abi Ramia asked officials in the US Embassy in France to consider that FPM leader MP Michel Aoun is the US ally in its struggle against Hezbollah, Al- Jumhuriya report said, adding that the MP voiced the importance of ending Hezbollah’s ideology and not just disarming the party. A possible reference to the Iranian Wilayat al Faqih type government that Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has praised on several occasions

“What I was quoted as saying is true, but only half of what I said was published,” Abi Ramia told Future TV

Abi Ramia said that he told the US officials that no one in Lebanon wants a party to have illegitimate arms after all Lebanese territories are liberated, adding that he also said that the FPM will be against Hezbollah if it refuses to establish a national-defense strategy after the liberation of all Lebanese lands.

He added that there was a political dispute with Hezbollah when the meeting in the US Embassy in Paris took place, adding that his statements were made before the FPM signed a memorandum of understanding with Hezbollah.

“I am proud of what I said, but my statements should have been [quoted properly].”

Abi Ramia was also quoted by National News Agency (NNA) as saying that he told the US official at the time that “all US and Israeli military plans to destroy Hezbollah will not yield results because the party has popular support and can arm tens of thousands of people within a week.”

“I also said that I know a lot of Lebanese people and Muslim Shiites who live in the West, are married to European women and who are proud of what Hezbollah does in what concerns defending the dignity and sovereignty of Lebanon.”

The MP voiced the importance of “ending Hezbollah’s ideology and not just disarming the party,” WikiLeaks added.

Aoun who was defeated by the Syrians went into exile to France in October 1989. He returned to Lebanon on May 7, 2005, eleven days after the withdrawal of Syrian troops. In 2006, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hezbollah. He visited Syria in 2009 for the first time after returning from exile but has since visited it many times

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16 responses to “WikiLeaks: FPM MP voiced importance of ‘ending Hezbollah’s ideology’”

  1. what an ass licker like your master full of it and plenty lies how the hell can you live with yourself 2 face and millions of tongues your time will come 2 don;t you worry bag of trash

  2. what an ass licker like your master full of it and plenty lies how the hell can you live with yourself 2 face and millions of tongues your time will come 2 don;t you worry bag of trash

  3. libnan1 Avatar
    libnan1

    Simon, worry not. FPM is proud with its alliance with HA. Newspapers should print the Wikileak not just pick and choose. Aoun and HA will lead Lebanon to better days. 

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Or rather a better version of their Hell …. but Yes, all should be printed …

      1. libnan1 Avatar
        libnan1

        It can’t get worst …Whatever comes next is a better hell.

  4.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Simon, worry not. FPM is proud with its alliance with HA. Newspapers should print the Wikileak not just pick and choose. Aoun and HA will lead Lebanon to better days. 

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Or rather a better version of their Hell …. but Yes, all should be printed …

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        It can’t get worst …Whatever comes next is a better hell.

  5. ghzayel Avatar
    ghzayel

    as i said before and i repeat it, i believe most of what wikileaks is publishing.

    if we go back few months ago when the wikileaks phenomena started, i remember vividly how lebanese “leaders” with hezballah on top tried unsuccessfully to focus on the parts they like and discredit the rest.

    nowadays nobody dares to attack wikileaks anymore, they would rather try to explain what wikileaks publishes and embellish it to their advantage.

    concerning abi ramia’s statement, i agree with his explanation. the statement was made back in 2005 in france, while he and his mentor michel aoun were still adopting the “rassemblement pour la republique” principles which we all agreed with back then.

    i personally believe that abi ramia and his general aoun, since then and unfortunately betrayed their principles.

    i also believe the majority of the christian population did not follow them in their sudden political switch and realignment with all their previous political enemies.

    i am also fully aware that some might disagree with my statement.

    that is why, it is imperative now or never to find out first hand the true wants and needs of the christian lebanese inside and outside the country, by organizing a christian referendum. 

    the results of this referendum would serve to determine the inescapable basis for any future political approach and negotiation with the rest of the lebanese to resolve all the problems facing the nation.

    1. libnan1 Avatar
      libnan1

      I do agree with your concept even though we don’t share the same political view, which is OK. That is why I advocate expanding the parliament and the election of Christian MPs by Christians only, Sunni MP by Sunnis and so on. This gives a pure representation of the population and in turn will hold MPs accountable to their constituents.

      All Lebanese are waiting for the Christians to lead, as one Shite friend said “Lebanon will not unite until the Christians unite”.
      Every one of us support a coalition based on what their families had experienced. I support the M8 based on their resume. You support M14 based on some other belief. Above all we both have to respect each others understandings in order to build a better future.          

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    Anonymous

    as i said before and i repeat it, i believe most of what wikileaks is publishing.

    if we go back few months ago when the wikileaks phenomena started i remember vividly how lebanese “leaders” with hezballah on top tried unsuccessfully to focus on the parts they like and discredit the rest.

    nowadays nobody dares to attack wikileaks anymore, they would rather try to explain what wikileaks publishes and embelish it to their advantage.

    concerning abi ramia’s statement, i agree with his explanation. the statement was made back in 2005 in france, while he and his mentor michel aoun were still adopting the rassemblement pour la republique principles which we all agreed with back then.

    i personnaly believe that abi ramia and his general aoun, since then, unfortunately betrayed their principles.

    i also believe the majority of the christian population did not follow them in their sudden political switch and realignment with all their previous political ennemies.

    i am also fully aware that some might disagree with my statement.

    that is why, it is imperative now or never to find out first hand the true wants and needs of the christian lebanese inside and outside the country, by organizing a christian referendum. 

    the results of this referendum would serve to determine the inescapable basis for any future political approach and negotiation with the rest of the lebanese to resolve all the problems facing the nation.     

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      Anonymous

      I do agree with your concept even though we don’t share the same political view, which is OK. That is why I advocate expanding the parliament and the election of Christian MPs by Christians only, Sunni MP by Sunnis and so on. This gives a pure representation of the population and in turn will hold MPs accountable to their constituents.

      All Lebanese are waiting for the Christians to lead, as one Shite friend said “Lebanon will not unite until the Christians unite”.
      Every one of us support a coalition based on what their families had experienced. I support the M8 based on their resume. You support M14 based on some other belief. Above all we both have to respect each others understandings in order to build a better future.          

  7. ghzayel Avatar
    ghzayel

    libnan1,
     
    if we are going to keep the current sectarian political system in place and unchanged, i fully support the idea of each sectarian group freely electing their own representatives, overlooked by an independent sectarian judiciary system also elected by each sectarian group, who will make sure those elected officials to be the most efficient with maximum accountability and transparency.

    referendums administered periodically on most political decisions and legislations like in california for example would keep the representatives in check and prevent them from wandering too far from their popular base.  
     
    this way the representative will be forced to learn something new in lebanese politics and that is to serve the people’s interests first then after being properly mandated by his constituents, he will have to coordinate with the other partners in the nation instead of serving his self interests or any foreign nation’s interests as is the case nowadays in lebanon.

  8. ghzayel Avatar
    ghzayel

    libnan1,
     
    if we are going to keep the current sectarian political system in place and unchanged, i fully support the idea of each sectarian group freely electing their own representatives, overlooked by an independent sectarian judiciary system also elected by each sectarian group, who will make sure those elected officials to be the most efficient with maximum accountability and transparency.

    referendums administered periodically on most political decisions and legislations like in california for example would keep the representatives in check and prevent them from wandering too far from their popular base.  
     
    this way the representative will be forced to learn something new in lebanese politics and that is to serve the people’s interests first then after being properly mandated by his constituents, he will have to coordinate with the other partners in the nation instead of serving his self interests or any foreign nation’s interests as is the case nowadays in lebanon.

  9.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    libnan1,
     
    if we are going to keep the current sectarian political system in place and unchanged, i fully support the idea of each sectarian group freely electing their own representatives, overlooked by an independent sectarian judiciary system also elected by each sectarian group, who will make sure those elected officials to be the most efficient with maximum accountability and transparency.

    referendums administered periodically on most political decisions and legislations like in california for example would keep the representatives in check and prevent them from wandering too far from their popular base.  
     
    this way the representative will be forced to learn something new in lebanese politics and that is to serve the people’s interests first then after being properly mandated by his constituents, he will have to coordinate with the other partners in the nation instead of serving his self interests or any foreign nation’s interests as is the case nowadays in lebanon.

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