Geagea: Hezbollah youth should be in university, not on battlefield


geagea press conf 2Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated that the situation in Lebanon is “difficult and bleak”, which is why the time is right for him to run for president, reported the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday.

He told the daily: “We must introduce radical change over how to solve Lebanon’s problems.”

“I want to complete what President Michel Suleiman started, which he unfortunately only began during the last seven months of his term,” he said.

“I want to commence with my presidential program immediately should I succeed in the elections,” Geagea remarked.

“I do not seek power, but I believe that the situation in Lebanon can no longer support the ongoing problems,” he continued.

The LF chief explained that he based the decision to run for the presidential elections on promising factors and his intention to extract Lebanon from its current situation.

“My allies want to see me elected as president, in contrast with what some sides are attempting to portray,” Geagea said in reference to media reports of a rift between the LF and the Mustaqbal Movement.

“In fact, my allies will be the most at ease should I be elected as president,” he said.

Geagea is poised to officially declare his nomination for the presidency, after his press office announced that the party’s Executive Committee will meet Friday to discuss his presidential program.

Asked if Hizbullah will accept his nomination and possible election, Geagea replied: “What not? Perhaps the party also wants to end the current deteriorating situation in Lebanon.”

“I believe that they are better off dealing with a serious person whose way of thinking they are aware of instead of someone whom they do not know so well,” he explained.

“When one is in a crisis, they unconsciously seek someone else to get them out of it,” he added.

“I do not think that Hizbullah’s main support base is in the greatest of shape … and I do not think that it is capable of altering the current situation,” he stated.

“We are calling for the rise of the state that achieves stability and security that serve all sides,” Geagea said.

“The program we are planning serves the interests of all sides and eliminates a current flawed situation, which started with the civil war and still persists under various slogans because the Syrian regime needed it for its regional and international agendas,” he noted.

“Shouldn’t Hizbullah’s youths be at university instead of the battlefield?” he wondered in reference to party members taking part in the fighting in Syria alongside the country’s ruling regime.

“Shouldn’t they working on building a solid economy instead of earning their salaries from Iran?” asked the LF chief.

“Hizbullah’s support base will be the first beneficiary from my presidential program because it is ultimately suffering the most from the current situation, whether on the social, security, or economic levels,” he remarked.

“Hizbullah’s supporters will gain the most from the establishment of a strong state and achievement of security and stability,” he added.



6 responses to “Geagea: Hezbollah youth should be in university, not on battlefield”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Ya Hakim you can’t blame hezbollah for teaching the cadets to fight. After all that’s what Iran pays them for.. They’re the slaves of the Ayatollahs and need to follow the rules.. who are you kidding.. of course you’re going to have M8 is going to accuse you of being Saudi puppets. which because they have nothing else to show for…All because you’re asking the fighters to get back to Lebanon and fight for Lebanon and nothing else.. all because you’re asking for peace and dialogue and they accuse you of being Salfists.. what jokers they’re. I am beginning to support Gegea. Watch out Libnan1 i am throwing my support behind and he will beat your Aoun hands down. and that includes that lizzard suleiman too.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Well, maybe not a University .. but they need jobs after age 18 for sure. Include women please.

    1. dateam Avatar

      For someone that champions womens causes you dont seem to have a proper insight. Do some research.

  3. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    The Hakim has my vote, but he needs some cosmetic touch ups dont you think? Aoun needs a bowl of shyearrr so he can kick on outa here.

  4. Constantin7 Avatar

    I agree with the man’s thoughts and internal policies, but I completely disapprove his candidacy for the presidency. A man with his past should never even dream to become a President. However, we are in Lebanon, where the tyrants and the out laws are making the law, starting with HA and all the newly invented Sunni mele.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      At least he has a sewage-plant experiment going in his fief …

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