Lebanese PM: We are all paying the price for the spread of weapons

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tammam salamPrime Minister Tammam Salam condemned on Sunday the clashes that broke out at at dawn near Beirut’s Sports City, saying that they are part of the “ongoing developments that violate the state’s authority,” reported Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5).

He blamed in a statement the unrest on the spread of weapons among the people.

He therefore urged the need to bolster security agencies in Lebanon, adding that no sect in the country enjoys impunity.

“We are all paying the price” for the unrest, noted the premier.

Salam therefore urged the need for all forces to set aside their disputes in order to protect the Lebanese people’s security and future.

Clashes erupted at dawn on Sunday between Arab Movement Party supporters and Salafists near the Sports City area in Beirut.

One person was killed and 13 people were wounded in the fighting.

The heavy deployment of the army in the neighborhood put an end to the unrest.

Naharnet

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54 responses to “Lebanese PM: We are all paying the price for the spread of weapons”

  1. barabie Avatar

    ” between Arab Movement Party supporters and Salafist”

    Can this reporting be any more biased? why not call them alawites or assheads?

    1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      this is all a scheme by Syrian intelligence and Hezbollah to create civil strife between sunnis. What more can they do other than create a stooges for them in the Arab Party to fight against AL Mustaqbal movement and call them Jihadists.. If they’re truly AL Nusra there then why haven’t these guys stirred something way before.. why all of sudden when shiites are killed all of the Sunnis became Takfiris according to Hezbollah? did Hariri and his movement setup car bombs after his father and 18 others died with him? now they’re calling Hariri Takfiris? if Hariri have not called for any attacks against hezbollah and used his money to bomb the living hell out of Dahia between 2005 and 2014 then how low can syria and hezbollah can they be.. oh wait we’re talking about Parasites here nevermind!

      1. barabie Avatar

        Well said Nagy. Sorry to say this but looks like Lebanon is going to become another Iraq. Meaning goodbye to the Christians and Sunnis to be sidelined and neglected.

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        No nagy, look at the largest picture for Lebanon’s sake, while Lebanon squables about local politics and sectarianism..others use it as “planned”, to reach their objectives,
        they hate Christians, Lebanon wake up you’re going to 1975.
        Oligards money & power makes al Qaeda..Al Nusra fonction, Saudi Arabia Sunni rival
        of Iran, is wedded to the Wahabi puritanisme that inspires the Jihadist, they see Syria
        as the front line in their Shiite-Sunni warfare for supremacy, they are allied to Turkey, remember the Armenian Genocide? US EU UK UAE Israel .

        1. MaImequer0 Avatar
          MaImequer0

          More conspiracies… ???

      3. barabie Avatar

        Yes Nagy look at the “largest picture”, it was taken in panorama to fit hind’s hind.

      4. libnan1 Avatar

        Nagy my man, What “create civil strife between sunnis”? How can you create strife between losers?

        1. Libnan my friend, although I agree with most of what you say, on this one I must disagree. You will find that a lot Sunni’s are peace loving people that only wish to live in harmony. We need to remember that there is good and bad in every race. We can’t be like some and judge and entire religion because of a few air heads. The majority of Sunni’s I know have family who live over sea’s and want this god damn war in the ME to be finished. My neighbor who’s a Sunni is a very good man. I have lived next to him for 15 years and I have seen nothing but brotherly love from him. He know my religion and never once has judged me on my belief. His whole family from his wife to his children to his brothers and cousins are all great people who have also always respected me.

          1. libnan1 Avatar

            Farq my friend, I don’t have any problem with individuals no matter the region. There are bad people from every single sect on this earth. As you notice from my comment that despise bad Christians as well. As a Christian growing up in a poor family in the Shouf I went to a Christian elementary school with many Sunnis and Druse. I actually felt more comfortable with them than with my Christian friend due to social class. As the war went on and at the age of 12 we were displaced. Many of my father’s friends were Sunnis and Druse. Now came the test of our friends. They all knew that my father had passed away few years back before all the trouble started in Shouf, and none of us were of fighting age as I was the oldest, also they knew that we had no other place to flee to but proceeded to chase us down the hills shooting at us. Some other poor families decided to ride it out hoping that their friendship would save them, They were WRONG and they eliminated as sheep.
            Yes there are good Sunnis and Druse but what have they done to prevent this, the answer is simple NOTHING. They let the bad one take over, hence my issue with Sunnis as a community NOT as individuals. So next time you see my comments criticizing Sunnis you know exactly what I mean .

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            And the beat goes on. No-one stops it … generations go by.

          3. Prophettttt Avatar
            Prophettttt

            libnan1,I never forget the bone chilling feeling I got everytime I went through Ein al hour when my family was living in the Iqleem and I was in school in Beirut.I am sure you know where that is.Breath taking little village,totally vacant at the time.Very sad period.

          4. libnan1 Avatar

            Proffet, I know Ein al hour very well. I went there in 97 and saw where all houses were demolished in our town. I haven’t been back since. Most people left, few poor and elderly families stayed behind and were killed. The funny part all the ones that caused all the problems were saved.
            The other thing all the nice furniture, TVs were stolen and sold to Israelis through Jissene crossing.
            To an extend maybe it was intended to be otherwise we wouldn’t be here. We will never forget the people that sheltered us in the South during the journey to Naqura, your people can be very proud of their deeds. I’m still in contact with that family through their son who it was a pleasure to help come to the US and attend college. We can never pay them back.

          5. Libnan, I hope I didn’t offend you bro. That was not my intention. And I’m sorry if I didn’t understand what you meant.

          6. libnan1 Avatar

            No you didn’t offend my friend I know exactly what you meant.

          7. libnan1 Avatar

            ” I often ask myself that If I were in Lebanon, would my neighbour treat me the same. An answer I will never know.” You might be disappointed if your situation was in Lebanon. I hear a story of a Shia Leb soldier who was looking a place to rent in our area, no one would rent him a place in the Sunni towns because he was a Shia. He ended renting a place in our town.

            I never knew what Shia suffered until I started reading about it and was shocked of what I read. In one article they said 2000 men attacked one person. How cowardly can that be but again you can’t live the past. Just forgive but never forget.

          8. Libnan, I have heard many stories on how Sunni’s have treated Shites, Christians and Jews. Just look at the Ottoman empire who ruled for over 500 years. The almost wiped out all who wasn’t Sunni.

            Without boring you, I would like share this story with you. A friend of who’s owns a painting company with approximately 30 workers. He worked for a various Sunni Builders whom he knew for almost 20 years and build a very good working relationship with them. As soon as the conflict in Syria started, he noticed a massive change in their attitude towards him until they stopped giving him work all together. When he questioned them, the chicken shits were to gutless to tell him the reason. He later on found out that because he wasn’t a Sunni, some piece of shit Sunni cleric was telling them and it is a sin in their religion to work or help a Shite, Alawite, Christen or Jew.
            He is now working with 2 Lebanese Christian Builders who not only treat him better, however are paying him more and giving more work than he could handle which forced him to hire an additional 5 employee’s.

    2. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
      Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      The Middle East is really spoiled for choice in terms of ideologies that wish to abolish choice.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Prime example of the general Insanity. (and how rumours work)

    ‘Rumors circulated late Saturday that head of the pro-Assad Arab Democratic Party Ali Eid had died, prompting residents in Bab al-Tabbaneh to fire celebratory gunfire for at least an hour.’
    BUT ……
    ‘As news broke that Eid was still alive, Jabal Mohsen fighters fired shots into the air, which triggered hours-long clashes in several neighborhoods in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city.’

    (must have a huge mountain of bullets stored up)

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar
    nagy_michael2

    First the so called Arab Party was established long time ago that supported Saddam against Syria. then that schmuk leader of them came to Lebanon he then changed course and sided with Assad after resisting Syria troops in Lebanon first.. He opened up his office in Beirut with guns in in their hands and Nassrallah Picture in another.. so Nassrallah is trying to stir problems between Sunnis in order to keep them busy between themselves. Even though it may be contained now but I am sure Syria and Hezbollah have a lot up their sleeves to keep fighting flared between sunnis. then they said their thugs in Beqaa to kidnap christians and their kids for ransom. the resistance are full of blessed work.. how much can we thank them for the glorious work they’re doing in lebanon and syria. terrorism around the world, drugs and money and video pirating.. and the movie keeps on playing “Where do we go now?”..

  4. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    “It’s the right of the people to resist and free the occupied land by all means” that allows the spreading of weapon. It’s in the policy statement that you signed on that every Lebanese is now a Resistant and therefore has the right to own missiles and more…
    Good luck stopping them from arming…

    1. barabie Avatar

      Good point

  5. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    Indeed, the spread of weapons is our biggest problem, starting with HA. Why should HA be armed and the rest of the people not ? The weapons of HA encouraged, inticed, induced other parties to get arms too, and there comes the confusion, the insecurity, the human bombs, the armed conflicts, etc…
    Thank you HA for the resistance to the one state, the resistance to having only the army and the police with weapons, now it is complete cahos in Beirut, Tripoli, Northern Bekaa, and who knows where is next.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Back to 1975 ….

  6. cook2half Avatar
    cook2half

    No more resistance please

    1. libnan1 Avatar

      The Resistance is the only thing that will keep you at bay.

      1. barabie Avatar

        Are u braying again? Would somebody give this donkey a carrot to keep it quiet?
        PS: the carrot is for u to eat, not for u to shove up ur ass

        1. libnan1 Avatar

          OMG now you’re into donkeys…. that is what you call “standing tall”.

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Must be a man..has all overcooked “linguistic”..

          2. barabie Avatar

            U must b a donkey

          3. libnan1 Avatar

            you keep talking about it …..

          4. barabie Avatar

            And u keep dreaming about it.

          5. barabie Avatar

            No I’m not into u. U wish I was.

          6. libnan1 Avatar

            Too bad but if come to Philly I promise show you good times. My wife has to come along and after few body shots we wont be talking politics…..

          7. barabie Avatar

            Just coz ur wife is into donkeys doesn’t mean every female is.

          8. libnan1 Avatar

            You’re missing out ….

          9. Libnan, this thing has the hots for you. lol.

          10. libnan1 Avatar

            Only if she swallows ….:)

      2. what Resistance Libnan1. A resistance of a country invading another like Russia with Crimea. A Resistance will be when Ukraine will resist the invasion of their sovereignty. and then you talk about keeping us bay. Who we? I need to understand who you are referring to? is It Christian of Lebanon? is it the shia ? or who?

        1. libnan1 Avatar

          Sorry tk, I meant cook2half the Israeli supporter. I guaranty you the Resistance will not touch anything Lebanese, LAF will handle trouble makers in Lebanon.

          1. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
            Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            But they already have. And how can you make that guarantee? They’re the only ones with a large amount of weapons who are ready to use them. Didn’t the Cairo and Melkhart accords teach you that pieces of paper are all well and good but they are fairly worthless if there is nothing to back them up. Even GMA is starting to have doubts I think.

          2. libnan1 Avatar

            “large amount of weapons who are ready to use them” yes they ready to use them against foreign entities that want to cause harm to Lebanon. And these weapons will guarantee no Cairo like accords be signed by a weak Lebanese government pushed on the Lebanese by the Arabs.
            Lebanese and south Lebanese in particular are peace loving people in a bad neighborhood. They suffered on the hands of both the PLO, Israel now you want them to give up their weapons so they can go back to the suffering!!!!
            Have a balanced view, go look at what atrocities Israel had done to Lebanese and see if you would accept anyone do the same to you …!!!!

          3. Habibi, are you for real, you can’t solve every problem using force. We need peace brother.

          4. master09 Avatar

            Blame the PLO for the shit they made Israel do to us. Keep shit out of Lebanon and Israel will leave us alone.

          5. master09 Avatar

            Guarantee, wow what are you running the show now you can guarantee wow. Every place they are in no Lebanese can enter, they don’t like something they pull it down. Do they pay bills to governments, every time a collector comes they put a gun to the head. Guarantee that they are not controlling Lebanon. Wake up and stop living in fairy land like the orange man, blinded by the color.

      3. master09 Avatar

        The resistance is what will bring Lebanon to its knees. Tell me how many tourist are coming to Lebanon this summer, down 70%. The only reason you follow the resistance is because your a sheep, what ever the orange man says you do. Jump of a cliff he says, you do. Lol
        HA will bring back 1975 that’s what you guys want.

  7. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Does Lebanon still have conscription for everyone?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      They never allowed women, so was never ‘everyone’; until recently when they tried to get some women police worked up for it … and haven’t heard yet if anyone is actually protecting women. Perhaps they were all Lesbians, who would have fit well with the usual ‘police protection’ of women, of course.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Not in Lebanon.:))

      2. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
        Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        I….see but every man has to do some army service? Speaking of women, I always find it weird when I see girls carrying a gun about the same size as them, thinking that’s it, that’s what’s protecting us???

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Well, can’t accuse a lot of the ‘male world’ for thinking a woman can’t possibly pull a trigger, can we Adam. And there YOU go. 😉 But even the men are using recoilless weapons these days – aren’t they? Got past the time in history that one needed huge muscle-mass to lift a broadsword – although I would dare to say a lot in those armies got tired of dragging metal around too.
          So .. the male brain at work: ‘I can beat her because she’s smaller.’ Great. And should we then admit that males are actually happier clubbing something to death? Why are they dragging all the metal around in the first place then, and waving it in the air like sport-cups? Because they ‘can’?
          When people rather look at the ‘concept’ as one between opponents who have the same ‘drive’ to ‘serve and protect’ their own, you may find little difference in ability.
          They also actually can drive and aim a tank too, no matter what Saudis think. 😉
          (‘Olympians’ still have these ‘concept problems’ it seems)

          I dare say many cases of even simple rape would not happen if ‘the law’ said ONLY women could carry a little electronic ‘buzzer’ on each wrist – although the present lower general percentage of raped males may increase slightly and we would have more debates about ‘equality’ … right? ;-)))

          1. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
            Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Oh I’m all for equality but I bet police don’t take woman on man rape cases seriously. Many women make good soldiers but it even if I see a really small guy with a massive gun it looks kind of weird when the Israeli army is supposed to be strong.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            3 squares a day … best reason ANY ever joined an army, I think. :-))))))

          3. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
            Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Is that not just the tiniest bit problematic if the army is ever going to confront Hezbollah?

  8. Fauzia45 Avatar

    One also has to ^pay the price^ to collect them !!!!A state must have the power and authority to do so!!??

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