Lebanon will be the graveyard of ISIS , Geagea warns


geagea presidential campaign 2Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea   told Ash-Sharq al-Awsat that Lebanon will be the graveyard of ISIS fighters if they decide to come here.

“Who said ISIS will come to Lebanon or that they are capable of reaching Lebanon? If they come, Lebanon would be their graveyard to say the least,” Geagea said in reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which is now being  referred to as  Islamic State (IS).

“I have never underestimated ISIS’ criminality. On the contrary, I see them as a group of criminals because I could never imagine a human being could slaughter a hostage in cold blood in front of a camera.” This is in possible reference to the slaughter by ISIS  of  James Foley, an American journalist who went missing in Syria more than a year ago.

“But based on their behavior and ideology, I don’t see them having the elements to seriously  build any state  because their presence is the product  of chaos in Syria and Iraq.” Geagea added.

Geagea urged Christians in Iraq not to fear ISIS and to “hold onto their land and unite,” saying that Christians can only live and survive under a democratic system.

“Christians are the roots of culture there … they did not arrive to that land yesterday. I realize it’s difficult and we have to help them but they should hold on to their land.”

James Foley being beheaded
Graphic footage of the execution appeared in an video by ISIS titled: ‘A Message to the U.S.’, in which an apparently coerced James Wright Foley, 40, describes America as his true killers

Geagea also said that Lebanon should close its borders to prevent the infiltration of Islamic State fighters via the porous Syrian-Lebanese borders, blaming Hezbollah for the government’s failure to seal off the border.

“So why not close the border? They say that the number of troops is not enough. That is correct but there are 50 countries that want to help the Army control the Lebanese-Syrian border,” said Geagea, who has supported the March 14 coalition’s call for the deployment of UNIFIL  peacekeeping force along the border with Syria.

“Why don’t we take advantage of such offers since they would use technologically developed means that would only require five soldiers to monitor every 10 kilometers?” Geagea asked.

Commenting on the presidential  election impasse  he  said would be committing political suicide if he withdrew form the race without a solution.

“I do not see an end to the presidential impasse  as long as  MP Michel Aoun insists on becoming the president,” he said.

Geagea said the presidential vacuum suited Hezbollah especially after the party’s “experience” with former President Michel Sleiman, who repeatedly criticized the group over its involvement in the Syrian conflict.

“The other group is not willing to discuss a solution. Therefore, the only thing left is to hold the election and whoever garners most of the votes wins but if I withdraw from the race without a solution, that would be suicide.”

The Lebanese parliament failed for the tenth time in a row to hold a session to elect the country’s new president to replace  Suleiman whose terms ended on May 25.

As in the previous sessions , the vote could not be held as lawmakers allied with the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group boycotted the voting for lack of agreement on a consensus president.

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri adjourned the session to elect a new president to ASeptember 2 , 2014

After Geagea secured 48 votes last April 23, the Hezbollah led March 8 alliance including  Aoun walked out from the parliament to make sure there was no quorum to elect a president. They continued their boycott of the parliament during the other sessions that followed .

Aoun has not announced his candidacy but he aspires to become a consensual nominee
“I will announce my nomination when the political situation in parliament becomes clear and when (the current candidates) are dismissed,” Aoun said last June.



16 responses to “Lebanon will be the graveyard of ISIS , Geagea warns”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Still sounds sensible in most of what he says.

    1. master09 Avatar

      No the thief Aoun with his NO idea or the only idea he has is to get rid of my competitor so I am king Thief. This guy is showing balls.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Frankly, I’d hate to see Aoun’s …. :-)))

        1. somewhere in Philadelphia A poem is being compsed :)P

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I’m oiling the fans for this winter, Geo. ;-))

    2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
      Maborlz Ez-Hari

      That’s because he is.

  2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Can they be tossed back over the border to where they came from, they don’t deserve graves in Lebanon. I’m with the Doc, Isis can go to hell where they belong. Strong and clear words from a politician true to the Lebanese. Very rare to find such a resolute mind in Lebanese politics actually any politics.

    1. Leborigine Avatar

      Bachir’s anniversary coming up, Something to wake up our people from the darkness that they are in. Listen to this man as He was the only true Lebanese leader that has ever existed.


      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        One could say perhaps he tried. But outside of an Arthur Conan Doyle ‘boy-scouts’ concept, a young child beginning life as a politician and heading into war (as in earlier discussion on McCain) is not a lovely beginning for a brain.

        “Bachir became a member of the Kataeb Party´s youth section when he was 12 years old.[4] Bachir realized the dangers that surrounded Lebanon in 1958, so he spent a lot of time with the organized political wing of the Kataeb Party.[4] He attended the meetings organized by the Kataeb Student Section, and he was the president of the Kataeb Circle in St. Joseph University between 1965 and 1971.[4]
        In the late 1960s, he underwent paramilitary training in Bikfaya, and he was appointed squad leader of a militia unit of the Kataeb Regulatory Forces – KRF (the Party’s military wing formed in 1961). Then in the early 1970s, he formed the “Bikfaya Squad” within the RKF, where he became acquainted with the basics of military combat.[4] In 1968, he participated in a student colloquium organized by the newspaper Orient, following events which occurred across Lebanese universities between the Muslim and leftist Pan-Arabist students supporting the Palestinians in Lebanon on one side, and Lebanese Christian nationalist (Phoenicist) students (whom Bachir represented) on the other.
        After the 1968-69 clashes between the Lebanese Army and the PLO, Bachir gathered a group of Christian students, and started training them in the Kataeb-run Tabrieh training camp, located near Bsharri in the Keserwan District mountains. This was the start of what would later become the Lebanese Forces. At this stage, he was a junior militia commander under the orders of William Hawi, the founder and head of the KRF.
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      2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
        Maborlz Ez-Hari

        He was the salt of Lebanon, he knew what needed to be done and he did it. His political stance was lebanese but the lebanese prefer foriegners telling them how to live. Greatest loss to a country that has fallen to catastrophic circumstances since. The flag has been abused, the peoples have been bought.

        1. sweetvirgo Avatar

          Amen and may he rest in peace.

  3. master09 Avatar

    “in return for a [sum] of Iranian money,” Aoun was attempting to limit the influence of the state to protect the interests of Hezbollah’s “mini state.”
    Aoun is providing a cover for [Hezbollah’s] illegal weapons, while [the Shiite group] is covering for [Aoun’s] collaboration with Israel in order to [insidiously] secure state revenues and exert control over Beirut Port customs offices and steal government ministries’ public money.

  4. sweetvirgo Avatar

    “Geagea urged Christians in Iraq not to fear ISIS and to “hold onto their land and unite,”

    And how do you suggest they hold on to the land and with what?? Geagea likes to talk a lot. Frankly he is no better than Aoun. I mean he did engage in fighting with his fellow christians.

    1. I am not with geagea previous politics, but at least if you read between the line , what he meant to say , christian need to protect themselves. they need to have weapons. In another way , if someone is going to come to my home and force me to convert to islam or die, I would rather die, But I will fight with the last drop of blood . Christian, in the middle east need to have arms to protect their existence.

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        What he meant to say and what he said are two different things. I agree that Christians need to arm themselves but who will arm them? Remember that ISIS are cold blooded murderers. It’s not your typical “army”. They kill anyone that comes in their path. We see the destruction and chaos they are creating not to mention how many people are being recruited. There are so many that don’t know how to fight. And if you think about it neither do ISIS. They just blow themselves up and they confisicate weapons from an already weak army.

        1. $89733098 Avatar

          I guess you can get your lovers hezbsatan to arm those christians.
          Funny how you never had a problem with the christians being persecuted by maliki all those years.
          talk about hypocrisy.

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