Aoun defends Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria civil war

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aoun angry againChange and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun defended during a dinner on Saturday evening Hezbollah’s siding with the Syrian regime in its crackdown against the pro democracy uprising, citing the protection of the Lebanese people in Syria as the main cause of the intervention.

“Hezbollah’s intervention in fighting only started when towns inhabited by Lebanese people fell in the hands of the [rebels] and they addressed the issue from outside the Lebanese borders.” He said.

Aoun, a close ally of Hezbollah and Syria said that those sending weapons and funding the war in Syria are acting like “victims.”

“The ones sending weapons and funding the war in Syria are acting like victims,” Aoun said.

Hezbollah militants are leading the fight against rebels in the region of Al-Qusayr in the central province of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Fighting has spilled over into Lebanon, with rebels reportedly targeting border towns inside Lebanon in response to Hezbollah involvement in the conflict.

Commenting on the controversial electoral law issue, Aoun stated that “the Orthodox Gathering proposal is the only constitutional electoral law.”

“They are not opposed to the Orthodox proposal because it does not preserve the principle of coexistence, they are only after power and we are striving for justice. That is why we suggested this proposal,” he said.

“Who gave the president the authority to categorize what is constitutional or not? Aoun asked, adding that “this behavior has struck fear into the hearts of many.”

The Orthodox Gathering law which was pronounced dead last Wednesday was strongly backed by Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement , but was rejected by President Michel Suleiman, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the Future Movement, MP Walid Jumblat’s National Struggle Front, and independent Christian March 14 MPs.

Its death came about after the Lebanese Forces and The Future Movement backed by the PSP agreed on a hybrid electoral law which calls for 54% of the MPs to be elected under the majoritarian winner-takes-all system and 46 % under the proportional representation system. This draft law was rejected by the Hezbollah-led March 8 opposition.

The failure to reach an agreement over a new electoral law is threatening to postpone the elections and the extension of the term of the current parliament, a move that is opposed by the president and several politicians.

President Suleiman circles reported on Friday that the president opposes extending the term for more than four months.

This extension “must be technical and linked to the staging of the elections,” they said.

While president Suleiman wants to limit the extension to maximum 4 months Speaker Nabih Berri is reportedly insisting that it should be extended for at least 2 years , al Akhbar newspaper reported , stressing that it ( 4 months extension) violates regulations that say that the extension of parliament will entail the extension of the term of all other institutions, including his term as speaker.

Worst thing that ever haoppened to the Christians of Lebanon.

During a press conference last Thursday Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed Aoun, branding him as the worst thing that ever haoppened to the Christians of Lebanon.

Geagea was responding in his press conference to Aoun’s Wednesday attack after the announcemnet of the electoral law deal reached between the Lebanese Forces, The Future Movemnt and the progressive Socialist Party. Aoun was angered by the agreement since it resulted in the death of the Orthodox Gathering proposed electoral law .

Responding to Aoun’s criticism for abandoning the Orthodox electoral law Geagea said: “Hezbollah does not want the Orthodox Gathering’s proposal, it was just performing a political maneuver”.

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24 responses to “Aoun defends Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria civil war”

  1. Reasonableman Avatar
    Reasonableman

    The fact is hezballah are already in syria. defending or condeming the action merely means your on stand by gathering as many votes as possible which is very hypercritical and treacherous of these lebanese politicians. How can 7izblshayton guarentee or auon guarentee the survival of both parties while the 7izb only looks after there own. Lets say it was true there only protecting lebanese in shia in alqusair the fact is he isnt protecting the christians just the shia. A spade is a spade. Since auons nose is so brown its affected his judgment of democracy/lebanese he should be on the frontline before anyone.

    1. dateam Avatar

      Thats right ” a spade is a spade” whats gagea protecting? There are christian villages in syria that are empty now because they have run for their lives. Are you aware of this? Whats gagea protecting? For the first time since taif the christians had the opportunity to unite and have their own consolidate their position in parliamnet but on the 11th hour hariri and saudia arabia managed to convince gagea not to? Ask yourself why? If he made the right decision then why didn’t gmayell support it? Gagea went against what was agreed on from the patriach down.

  2. Reasonableman Avatar
    Reasonableman

    The fact is hezballah are already in syria. defending or condeming the action merely means your on stand by gathering as many votes as possible which is very hypercritical and treacherous of these lebanese politicians. Since his nose is so brown he should be on the frontline before anyone.

    1. dateam Avatar

      Thats right ” a spade is a spade” whats gagea protecting? There are christian villages in syria that are empty now because they have run for their lives. Are you aware of this? Whats gagea protecting? For the first time since taif the christians had the opportunity to unite and have their own consolidate their position in parliamnet but on the 11th hour hariri and saudia arabia managed to convince gagea not to? Ask yourself why? If he made the right decision then why didn’t gmayell support it? Gagea went against what was agreed on from the patriach down.

  3. What an idiot you are Aoun, You talked about a democracy of a regime holding for over 40 years with no free election? Is this your way of democracy.I just don’t understand how can someone listen to his bullshits. I am waitting till you are judged about your irresponsible statements.

  4. What an idiot you are Aoun, You talked about a democracy of a regime holding for over 40 years with no free election? Is this your way of democracy.I just don’t understand how can someone listen to his bullshits. I am waitting till you are judged about your irresponsible statements.

  5. Tom Jones Avatar
    Tom Jones

    he is another sold out clown receiving gifts from Islamic regime. what an idiot

    1. dateam Avatar

      And whats gagea receiving saudia arabia?

    2. libnan1 Avatar
      libnan1

      For your information Jonesy, the Lebanese support him more than any other leader and they are not all idiots like you

  6. Tom Jones Avatar
    Tom Jones

    he is another sold out clown receiving gifts from Islamic regime. what an idiot

    1. dateam Avatar

      And whats gagea receiving saudia arabia?

    2. libnan1 Avatar
      libnan1

      For your information Jonesy, the Lebanese support him more than any other leader and they are not all idiots like you

  7. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    See?? Aoun just fxxted!

  8. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    See?? Aoun just fxxted!

  9. libnan1 Avatar
    libnan1

    Our glorious leader, you are the functional president of the country. Yes the Orthodox proposal is the ONLY functional law on the table. Typical Geagea backed out of the agreement like he did during the Taef. Back then he had guns and misguided followers now he got nothing but Hariri $$$$.

    Not to worry general Aoun we are behind all the way, with your help Lebanon will be back to it’s glorious days.

    1. Beiruti Avatar
      Beiruti

      Yes, such glorious days… when Aoun declared war on Syria thinking he could actually defeat Assad because he had some arms from Saddam.

      1. libnan1 Avatar
        libnan1

        Yes Beiruti, he miscalculated when he thought the Lebanese militias would support the Syrians. The same ones today are against the Syrians. I guess you can say he was 2 decades ahead of his time. He fought the Syrians when they were occupiers while others were afraid to even show descent.

        Syrians were our enemy when they occupied Lebanon at the same time they were Hariri’s friend (your buddy). I wish Sunnis and Druse went against them back then, Lebanon would a much place than it is. Just don’t sit there and yap sounding like you know something ..

        1. Beiruti Avatar
          Beiruti

          Mmm well infact you did have LF support till Aoun started to be a douche bag and touching our sea ports. He suddenly wanted to put all the militias into the army as if the LF were the only militia running around at the time. Put it this way there is a home (Lebanon) and the backyard is (Syria). If there was foreign military in your home, fighting them is useless because you are going to destroy your own home, so in the end whoever wins still has destroyed the country they were fighting to gain. Zahle and Achrafieh, ill leave you with those two words, Geagea was amongst his soldiers fighting against Syria. He wasnt escaping to a boat to France, selling out his soldiers for his cowardness. Plus, America supported Syrias occupation of Lebanon in 1990 due to Asads involvement in the Gulf War. What the hell was Aoun thinking? Im sorry if you actually support this man you probably have down syndrome, im very glad to hear he has lost alot of support in the recent years.

  10. libnan1 Avatar
    libnan1

    Our glorious leader, you are the functional president of the country. Yes the Orthodox proposal is the ONLY functional law on the table. Typical Geagea backed out of the agreement like he did during the Taef. Back then he had guns and misguided followers now he got nothing but Hariri $$$$.

    Not to worry general Aoun we are behind all the way, with your help Lebanon will be back to it’s glorious days.

    1. Beiruti Avatar
      Beiruti

      Yes, such glorious days… when Aoun declared war on Syria thinking he could actually defeat Assad because he had some arms from Saddam.

      1. libnan1 Avatar
        libnan1

        Yes Beiruti, he miscalculated when he thought the Lebanese militias would support the Syrians. The same ones today are against the Syrians. I guess you can say he was 2 decades ahead of his time. He fought the Syrians when they were occupiers while others were afraid to even show descent.

        Syrians were our enemy when they occupied Lebanon at the same time they were Hariri’s friend (your buddy). I wish Sunnis and Druse went against them back then, Lebanon would a much place than it is. Just don’t sit there and yap sounding like you know something ..

        1. Beiruti Avatar
          Beiruti

          Mmm well infact you did have LF support till Aoun started to be a douche bag and touching our sea ports. He suddenly wanted to put all the militias into the army as if the LF were the only militia running around at the time. Put it this way there is a home (Lebanon) and the backyard is (Syria). If there was foreign military in your home, fighting them is useless because you are going to destroy your own home, so in the end whoever wins still has destroyed the country they were fighting to gain. Zahle and Achrafieh, ill leave you with those two words, Geagea was amongst his soldiers fighting against Syria. He wasnt escaping to a boat to France, selling out his soldiers for his cowardness. Plus, America supported Syrias occupation of Lebanon in 1990 due to Asads involvement in the Gulf War. What the hell was Aoun thinking? Im sorry if you actually support this man you probably have down syndrome, im very glad to hear he has lost alot of support in the recent years.

  11. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    EVERYONE READING THIS TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE IRONY! THIS LUNATIC IS SUPPORTING THE SAME REGIME THAT LITERALLY WANTED HIM IN THE GRAVEYARD 2 DECADES AGO.

  12. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    EVERYONE READING THIS TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE IRONY! THIS LUNATIC IS SUPPORTING THE SAME REGIME THAT LITERALLY WANTED HIM IN THE GRAVEYARD 2 DECADES AGO.

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