Gemayel warns Hezbollah over using arms inside Lebanon

MP Nadim Gemayel warned on Sunday that if Hezbollah used its arms again inside Lebanon “then we will confront it with weapons too.”

“If Hezbollah was able in 2008 to crush the Future Movement in Beirut and the Progressive Socialist Party in Chouf, then it would have been able to continue its operation against other groups,” the Phalange party MP told Voice of Lebanon

In May 2008, Hezbollah occupied the western part of Beirut and tried to occupy Mt Lebanon when the cabinet of former PM Fouad Siniora decided to remove the party’s telecommunications network . Hezbollah reportedly lost more people during its failed effort to occupy Mt Lebanon than in the 2006 war with Israel and the son of Sheikh Naim Qassem Deputy Secretary general of Hezbollah was reportedly killed in the Mt Lebanon battle

Gemayel also slammed Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun’s Saturday speech, calling it “dangerous and illogical.”

“[Aoun’s speech] was very dangerous [since it aimed] to sow fear in the minds of Maronites as a power ploy.”

Feltman

Gemayel also questioned the itinerary of US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman’s visit earlier in the week.

“Why did Feltman visit [Progressive Socialist Party leader MP] Walid Jumblatt [before meeting the leading officials in Lebanon]?

Upon his arrival in Beirut on Tuesday the former ambassador to Lebanon headed to Jumblatt’s residence in West Beirut’s Clemenceau.

  • 5thDrawer

    “Why did Feltman visit … Jumblatt [before …]?”
    Maybe he knows where the best Scotch is … ??

  • 5thDrawer

    “Why did Feltman visit … Jumblatt [before …]?”
    Maybe he knows where the best Scotch is … ??

  • persepoliswarrior

    obviously hezbelkhara wants to take over Lebanon.  they use Israel as their excuse.  Israel has enough problems with the Palestinians,,,,as if they would want to deal with Lebanon too.   but as long as the Lebanese are fed lies, they will continue allowing the hezbelkhara and its political thugs to gain more and more power.  reality check-they are no longer in just the south and Bekaa.  I’m sure they have cells up north……this is very scary for the 60% of Lebanon who wants absolutely nothing to do with this organization which resorts to violence to achieve its goals.  Doesn’t Lebanon have an army?  why do they need two?  

  • persepoliswarrior

    obviously hezbelkhara wants to take over Lebanon.  they use Israel as their excuse.  Israel has enough problems with the Palestinians,,,,as if they would want to deal with Lebanon too.   but as long as the Lebanese are fed lies, they will continue allowing the hezbelkhara and its political thugs to gain more and more power.  reality check-they are no longer in just the south and Bekaa.  I’m sure they have cells up north……this is very scary for the 60% of Lebanon who wants absolutely nothing to do with this organization which resorts to violence to achieve its goals.  Doesn’t Lebanon have an army?  why do they need two?