Aoun visits Jumblatt at his residence in Clemenceau, update


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Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun visited Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt at his Beirut residence in Clemenceau on Wednesday,according to local media reports .

Jumblatt’s son Taymour reportedly attended the meeting.

This visit comes just over a month after Jumblatt visited Aoun at his residence in Rabieh.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 25 when Michel Suleiman’s six-year term ended amid a failure by parliament to elect a successor over differences on a compromise candidate.

The March 14 alliance has been backing the candidacy of Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea. But the Hezbollah-led March 8 camp has not officially announced the name of its candidate . Aoun has been saying that he would run for the presidency only if he is the consensus candidate, but there seems to be no consensus on him.

The visit by Aoun may be aimed at convincing Jumblatt , who wields a critical swing vote in the parliament to vote for him.



Aoun’s logic

 Jumblatt said Wednesday after meeting with the Free Patriotic Movement leader in Clemenceau  that he agreed with  Aoun’s logic in running for the presidency, but stressed that their meeting did not include  any discussions on the matter, according to local reports.

“I am convinced with Aoun’s rationale behind his presidential candidacy, but we haven’t spoken about the issue in today’s meeting,” Jumblatt said .

“There was an agreement on the majority of points,” Jumblatt  said and added, “the coordination between us will continue.”

Aoun also confirmed that the meeting did not include any dialogue about presidential elections but stressed that a common view was shared on most other matters of discussion.

Jumblatt in the past vetoed the candidacy of Aoun and Geagea and nominated his own candidate Henry Helou



12 responses to “Aoun visits Jumblatt at his residence in Clemenceau, update”

  1. sweetvirgo Avatar

    “I am convinced with Aoun’s rationale behind his presidential candidacy, but we haven’t spoken about the issue in today’s meeting,” Jumblatt said “.

    Then what did you guys talk about??? Give the Lebanese details…..was the conversation about IS?? Was it over how to get our fellow Lebanese back from IS?? WTF!!! I don’t trust either one of these guys.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      What you need to quote is:
      “I am convinced with Aoun’s rationale behind his presidential candidacy”, but he isn’t one.
      A couple of bat-brains … flitting around with the radar, but only catching bugs.

      1. What an odd couple these 2 devious guys are. I bet you all they talked about was the presidency , but couldn’t strike a deal.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Nawww … one of those ‘old family’ meetings … you need to imagine it.
          Aoun reaches a slimy hand out to pat Taymour on the head, and says: ‘My goodness how you’ve grown. I remember when you were just a little whipper-snapper. Oh, and I’ll have Scotch, Jumby.’

          1. Jumblatt serves “mate” not scotch
            He keeps the scotch for himself to share with the Top 2014 models

    2. Most likely the discussion went around how much $ to get his vote… The Iranians will foot the bill 😉

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        Let’s see how long the Iranians will be paying out. Syria will suck them dry eventually.

    3. The conversation went like this:
      Aoun: I tried to liberate Lebanon 24 yrs ago but yu (Jumblat) went against me.
      Jumblat: Yes general you are right
      Aoun: Now they are out of Lebanon we should have good relationship. We don’t have to like them you know.
      Jumblat: yes General
      Aoun: We are in control of Lebanon (Lebanese), you need to follow what we say you don’t have the Syrian to help you anymore.
      Jumblat: Yes general.
      Aoun: I’m the Ultimate Dictator, you understand!!!
      Jumblat: yes General.
      Aoun: You need to vote our way or the highway.
      Jumblat: Understood General.
      Aoun: I have to go now, wait for our orders.
      At that point Aoun finishes his coffee shake hands and leaves to Rabieh.

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        LMAO…..I think you’re right ;)))

    4. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Here’s the latest on the ‘AOUNIES’ …. the family business ….

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar

        Well… he is admiring a women’s figure. Is it that bad??

  2. Patience2 Avatar

    I think Aoun was just ‘casing’ the joint…if I were Jumblatt (God forbid) I’d watch out.

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