Suleiman, Siniora & Geagea condemn terrorist attack on UNIFIL

President Michel Suleiman contacted his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, condemning Tuesday’s attack that targeted a French UNIFIL patrol, according to a statement issued by Sleiman’s press office.

Suleiman called on the relevant authorities to increase their efforts to reveal who the perpetrators are and punish them, adding that such attacks do not serve Lebanon or its image. “Tampering with security is forbidden.”

Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora issued a statement on Wednesday condemning the “terrorist” attack against UN peacekeepers.

“This is a terrorist attack that aims to harm Lebanon’s stability and security and use the country to send [certain] messages.”

Siniora voiced the importance of increasing efforts to reveal who the perpetrators behind the attack are and punish them.

The state must “restore” its authority on all Lebanese territories through its legitimate security institutions, he added.

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said on Wednesday that “the intention behind the attack against the French UNIFIL battalion is to say that the army and the state do not have anything to do with anything, and are just figureheads,” according to a statement issued by his office.

Geagea voiced surprise that “the attack that came following [Lebanese] army chief Jean Kahwaji’s visit to France, [during which he said] that the Lebanese army is the guarantor… for the security of UNIFIL forces in South Lebanon.”

He expressed his regret for the harm suffered by UNIFIL soldiers “who left their homelands to keep the security and peace in our country,” wished them a speedy recovery, and thanked the French government for “all it is doing in favor of Lebanon.”

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  • 316909

    hey buddy how are you? Ya Im sorry about those guys getting blown up! Dont expect us to find the people that did this. See we never catch people that murder for political reasons in Lebanon. Truth is Lebanon should be in the Guinness book of records for the most political assassinations that have never been solved. Ya and thanks for those anti tank missiles youre sending us. peace!!

  • Anonymous

    hey buddy how are you? Ya Im sorry about those guys getting blown up! Dont expect us to find the people that did this. See we never catch people that murder for political reasons in Lebanon. Truth is Lebanon should be in the Guinness book of records for the most political assassinations that have never been solved. Ya and thanks for those anti tank missiles youre sending us. peace!!

  • Anonymous

    hey buddy how are you? Ya Im sorry about those guys getting blown up! Dont expect us to find the people that did this. See we never catch people that murder for political reasons in Lebanon. Truth is Lebanon should be in the Guinness book of records for the most political assassinations that have never been solved. Ya and thanks for those anti tank missiles youre sending us. peace!!

  • Patience2

    Aha! Another HA attack against Lebanon(I’ll bet the ‘fuzzy-faces’ of Iran just LOVE their street-turds!)

  • Anonymous

    Aha! Another HA attack against Lebanon(I’ll bet the ‘fuzzy-faces’ of Iran just LOVE their street-turds!)

  • Fauzia45

    Condemning attacks like usual is not enough!There will be more attacks as long as the army does not control all of the territory !!

  • Anonymous

    Condemning attacks like usual is not enough!There will be more attacks as long as the army does not control all of the territory !!

  • Anonymous

    Condemning attacks like usual is not enough!There will be more attacks as long as the army does not control all of the territory !!

  • 5thDrawer

    I sometimes see Lebanon as being like the USA … a bunch of ‘states’ settled over time by different types of people who liked the weather or the look of the land in one place or another. Eventually in the USA, and after a few ‘skirmishes’ of course, people decided it was better for all of them to ‘pull together’ for some things and have a central government – which handles things of National interest, although there are still some wide differences between states. (Too bad they thought a President was needed to make it work, but there you are. 😉 And one needs to say that this was probably a good thing for all the people.
     Can you imagine Lebanon with 50 states? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I sometimes see Lebanon as being like the USA … a bunch of ‘states’ settled over time by different types of people who liked the weather or the look of the land in one place or another. Eventually in the USA, and after a few ‘skirmishes’ of course, people decided it was better for all of them to ‘pull together’ for some things and have a central government – which handles things of National interest, although there are still some wide differences between states. (Too bad they thought a President was needed to make it work, but there you are. 😉 And one needs to say that this was probably a good thing for all the people.
     Can you imagine Lebanon with 50 states? 🙂