Geagea slams Syrian army’s violations of Lebanon sovereignty

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In an interview with Al-Jumhuriya newspaper published on Monday Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea blasted the Syrian army’s violations of Lebanese territories calling it a “flagrant violation” of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

Geagea also slammed the cabinet for not issuing any statement on the Syrian “violation,” calling their silence “national treason”.

“The cabinet’s position is very [bad]. It is as if the cabinet has nothing to do with Lebanon,” he added.

Syrian army tanks crossed the Lebanese border near the town of Arsal and fired several gunshots on Lebanese territory and on Thursday Syrian troops shot and killed a farmer near Aarsal.

Asked about Lebanon’s abstention during the vote on a United Nations resolution against the Syrian regime’s brutal crackdown against the pro-democracy protesters , the LF leader said: “I had hoped we had a cabinet that takes a position that suits our convictions and aspirations.”

Nine countries voted last week in favor of the resolution which had called for “targeted measures” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pursues his clampdown on anti-regime protests. South Africa, India, Brazil and Lebanon abstained from voting, while China and Russia vetoed the resolution.

According to the UN, the Syrian regime’s crackdown on protests has killed more than 2,900 people. Thousands have fled to Lebanon.

Commenting on the reports that some Syrian refugees in Lebanon have been detained by authorities , he said

“Lebanon’s role on the level of freedom must be taken into consideration. We do not want to interfere in what is happening in Syria, but the Lebanese government has to respect international rules on how to deal with refugees and must not allow their detention,”

Commenting on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), the LF leader said the UN-backed tribunal is “characterized by full transparency,” and statements that it is politicized are “baseless.”

Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL, which is probing the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. However, the Shiite group strongly denied the charges and refusesd to cooperate with the court.

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36 responses to “Geagea slams Syrian army’s violations of Lebanon sovereignty”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    “It is as if the cabinet has nothing to do with Lebanon”
    Well, we know that. They can’t even get an electrical pole into the ground without fighting over it ….

    1. They got one pole in and the other side tried to remove it … 

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        We know where they should be shoving the pole ….
        But a pole is a ‘foreign’ concept …. it has no sides.

      2. Hey man, about 3 days ago you said that “I was associated with groups that want to destroy Lebanon” and I asked you twice to explain that but you never answered me. This shows that you have no idea what you are talking about but just throw words without backing them up. Just continue writing those stupid poems so we can get a good laugh once in a while:)

        1. Hey M, I never saw your question. I try to take wkends off unless I have to urgently write a poem praising “The Great”. Answer: you don’t support Aoun, right !!!!. Well, as far as I’m concerned you are supporting groups that are out to destroy Lebanon but don’t worry we wont let anyone do it. You should come and join us and we can build a great place. Don’t tell me you do your own way, our way is the only way …. it rhymes, mini poem ….:) 

      3. I’m sure you are joking right?:) So if I don’t asupport Aoun then I’m supporting groups that are out to destroy Lebanon?!! Doesn’t make sense!!. And you said “Our way is the only way”?!! What kind of logic and debate is this?. Why are you on this website then if you can’t give and take. Actually, I think your “way” is the only way that will bring war back to Lebanon (the very country that you said you want to build to a great place!!).
        Can anybody here please explain if that statement “our way is the only way” will benefit Lebanon. Thanks.

        1. why bother? he’s a clown, good for a laugh with his poems once in a while…I show them to my cousins when they come over and we all laugh and remind ourselves of the types of people who support Aoun/M8…lol

        2. Yes I was joking Mazen … take it easy on yourself…..:) I’m glad you, Fadi and his cousins enjoy my poems. i hope one day people realize that we “The Aounist” are working hard to make Lebanon a great place for all Lebanese even the ones that don’t like us.

        3. 7akibalash Avatar
          7akibalash

          libnan1 said:  come join us “we can build a great place” …sounds like a place for open ideas at the least, right?
          then he followed it with infinite aounist wisdom: “our way is the only way” … well, that sealed the deal for me, there is no room for any ideas in their “great place”.
          pimples on a donkey’s butt = the best way I can describe these brainwashed aounists.

      4. Ok, it’s good that you were joking. By the way, you still don’t get it: We don’t enjoy your poems like you think, but enjoy how stupid they are and they make us laugh at how retarded they sound:)

        Also you said that “We “The Aounist” are working hard to make Lebanon a great place for all Lebanese”. How are “You” yourself doing that? You think by just sitting on a computer and worshiping Aoun, praying to your God Aoun, and writing poems to him, that you are working hard to make Lebanon a great place?!!

        1. Now, you consider my poems stupid and retarded. Why do you read them? Intelligent people don’t read stupid stuff or do they? My poems are not liked but they are the most read on this site, I see hits by the hundreds from many guests as well.
          I said it many times, I don’t consider Aoun as the God that people think I do. Aoun happens to be the leader I think will help Lebanon propel to higher levels, that is all. Time will tell.
          I admit my contributions to “The Great” are not enough but I do my small share outside this blog. I do have a good size family to support so it does limit my ability to implement all the needed sensations.

      5. No I just read your poems for a quick laugh:) Plus, how do you know that it gets hits by the hundreds?

        Anyway, the only “Great” is Allah w bas (not Aoun or any other politician).

        1. Yeah Alah is the Greatest of the Greats. Aoun is just “The Great”. I have my ways of figuring out how many hit my poems get. I’m glad to put a smile on peoples faces because “The Great” is putting all his energy so Lebanese children don’t have  to go through what I had to go through. 

      6. Ok that’s cool….I guess you have your reasons that affected your childhood and that’s why you like Aoun cause you think he is helping. I have no problem with that, but I really hate how people love these politicians so much!!. I also get mad at my cousins who love Jumblatt so much. No politician in my view deserves that much love!.

        1. mazen, hats off for an excellent comment and a balanced realistic  view of politicians. love spent on politicians would be better spent between lebanese citizens from all sides. 

  2.  Avatar

    “It is as if the cabinet has nothing to do with Lebanon”
    Well, we know that. They can’t even get an electrical pole into the ground without fighting over it ….

    1.  Avatar

      They got one pole in and the other side tried to remove it … 

      1.  Avatar

        We know where they should be shoving the pole ….

      2.  Avatar

        Hey man, about 3 days ago you said that “I was associated with groups that want to destroy Lebanon” and I asked you twice to explain that but you never answered me. This shows that you have no idea what you are talking about but just throw words without backing them up. Just continue writing those stupid poems so we can get a good laugh once in a while:)

        1.  Avatar

          Hey M, I never saw your question. I try to take wkends off unless I have to urgently write a poem praising “The Great”. Answer: you don’t support Aoun, right !!!!. Well, as far as I’m concerned you are supporting groups that are out to destroy Lebanon but don’t worry we wont let anyone do it. You should come and join us and we can build a great place. Don’t tell me you do your own way, our way is the only way …. it rhymes, mini poem ….:) 

      3.  Avatar

        I’m sure you are joking right?:) So if I don’t asupport Aoun then I’m supporting groups that are out to destroy Lebanon?!! Doesn’t make sense!!. And you said “Our way is the only way”?!! What kind of logic and debate is this?. Why are you on this website then if you can’t give and take. Actually, I think your “way” is the only way that will bring war back to Lebanon (the very country that you said you want to build to a great place!!).
        Can anybody here please explain if that statement “our way is the only way” will benefit Lebanon. Thanks.

        1.  Avatar

          why bother? he’s a clown, good for a laugh with his poems once in a while…I show them to my cousins when they come over and we all laugh and remind ourselves of the types of people who support Aoun/M8…lol

        2.  Avatar

          why bother? he’s a clown, good for a laugh with his poems once in a while…I show them to my cousins when they come over and we all laugh and remind ourselves of the types of people who support Aoun/M8…lol

        3.  Avatar

          why bother? he’s a clown, good for a laugh with his poems once in a while…I show them to my cousins when they come over and we all laugh and remind ourselves of the types of people who support Aoun/M8…lol

        4.  Avatar

          Yes I was joking Mazen … take it easy on yourself…..:) I’m glad you, Fadi and his cousins enjoy my poems. i hope one day people realize that we “The Aounist” are working hard to make Lebanon a great place for all Lebanese even the ones that don’t like us.

        5.  Avatar

          libnan1 said:  come join us “we can build a great place” …sounds like a place for open ideas at the least, right?
          then he followed it with infinite aounist wisdom: “our way is the only way” … well, that sealed the deal for me, there is no room for ideas in their “great place”.
          pimples on a donkey’s butt = the best way i can describe these brainwashed aounists.

      4.  Avatar

        Ok, it’s good that you were joking. By the way, you still don’t get it: We don’t enjoy your poems like you think, but enjoy how stupid they are and they make us laugh at how retarded they sound:)

        Also you said that “We “The Aounist” are working hard to make Lebanon a great place for all Lebanese”. How are “You” yourself doing that? You think by just sitting on a computer and worshiping Aoun, praying to your God Aoun, and writing poems to him, that you are working hard to make Lebanon a great place?!!

        1.  Avatar

          Now, you consider my poems stupid and retarded. Why do you read them? Intelligent people don’t read stupid stuff or do they? My poems are not liked but they are the most read on this site, I see hits by the hundreds from many guests as well.
          I said it many times, I don’t consider Aoun as the God that people think I do. Aoun happens to be the leader I think will help Lebanon propel to higher levels, that is all. Time will tell.
          I admit my contributions to “The Great” are not enough but I do my small share outside this blog. I do have a good size family to support so it does limit my ability to implement all the needed sensations.

      5.  Avatar

        No I just read your poems for a quick laugh:) Plus, how do you know that it gets hits by the hundreds?

        Anyway, the only “Great” is Allah w bas (not Aoun or any other politician).

        1.  Avatar

          Yeah Alah is the Greatest of the Greats. Aoun is just “The Great”. I have my ways of figuring out how many hit my poems get. I’m glad to put a smile on peoples faces because “The Great” is putting all his energy so Lebanese children don’t have  to go through what I had to go through. 

      6.  Avatar

        Ok that’s cool….I guess you have your reasons that affected your childhood and that’s why you like Aoun cause you think he is helping. I have no problem with that, but I really hate how people love these politicians so much!!. I also get mad at my cousins who love Jumblatt so much. No politician in my view deserves that much love!!.

        1. mazen, hats off for an excellent comment and a balanced realistic  view of politicians. love spent on politicians would be better spent between lebanese citizens from all sides. 

  3. Allah ye7mik w y2awik ya Hakim! Libnan w bass!

  4.  Avatar

    Allah ye7mik w y2awik ya Hakim! Libnan w bass!

  5. In_a_Mosh Avatar

    the fact that Russia and China vetoed, while other countries such as India and Brazil abstained goes to confirm the obvious. IMO goverments don’t really care about the general public, especially the general public of other countries, all goverments worry about is doing what they believe is in their own country’s interest.

    with that in mind, it would be impossible for Lebanon to vote with/ or veto a resolution condemming the Syrian regime as the Lebanese politicians are split as to where their country’s interest lies.

    I dream of a day when internal political squables remain internal and lebanon can have a united foreign policy irrelevant of who’s in goverment. but for that to happen, the lebanese must decide which side their bread is buttered on?!

  6.  Avatar

    the fact that Russia and China vetoed, while other countries such as India and Brazil abstained goes to confirm the obvious. IMO goverments don’t really care about the general public, especially the general public of other countries, all goverments worry about is doing what they believe is in their own country’s interest.

    with that in mind, it would be impossible for Lebanon to vote with/ or veto a resolution condemming the Syrian regime as the Lebanese politicians are split as to where their country’s interest lies.

    I dream of a day when internal political squables remain internal and lebanon can have a united foreign policy irrelevant of who’s in goverment. but for that to happen, the lebanese must decide which side their bread is buttered on?!

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