Bassil calls Lebanon’s dissociation policy a joke

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Gebran Bassil
Gebran Bassil

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil  called Tuesday  Lebanon’s Baabda declaration policy which calls for distancing Lebanon from regional conflicts   a joke  during remarks  about the country’s foreign policy  and  claimed that the existence of several foreign policies yields lack of national unity  reported the National News Agency.

“This has resulted in the creation of such jokes as the policy of disassociation, which is aimed at evading disputes.”

The Baabda Declaration was adopted in June 2012 during a national dialogue session headed by former president Michel Suleiman.  The rival March 8 and 14 camps all agreed to distance Lebanon from regional and international conflicts. The participants also all agreed to back the Lebanese army both financially and morally as the guarantor of civil peace and national unity.

“The most successful foreign policies are independent ones,” Bassil explained.

The Iranian backed Shiite militant group Hezbollah decided to renege on the Baabda Declaration and decided to join the war in Syria by joining the forces of Bashar al Assad against the mostly Sunni opposition.

Bassil who heads up the Free Patriotic Movement, a key ally of Hezbollah  has not been following independent policies according to observers  . On the contrary , he has been siding with Hezbollah in all his foreign policy decisions , observers assert .

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9 responses to “Bassil calls Lebanon’s dissociation policy a joke”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    FINALLY, a Confession with Truth in it. :-))

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      This is also a joke “Hey, Picot, You Have To Come See The Middle East Now”

      http://www.preoccupiedterritory.com/hey-picot-you-have-to-come-see-the-middle-east-now/

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        :-))))

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          That has Nothing to do with this Igor… has to do with the Balfour Declaration, Newfoundland’man.

          In 1916, Sykes Picot ignored Revisionist Russian Khazar Jabotinsky was preparing the conquest of Palestine, the editor of Ataturk paper ‘Young Turks’ in 1916, which promoted the Armenian Genocide.

          Balfour declaration- Sykes-Picot map. Nothing was respected.

  2. Daniel'O Avatar
    Daniel’O

    Your country is a joke! What are you talking about?

  3. Reasonableman Avatar
    Reasonableman

    Idiot, the whole point is to evade conflict until lebanon is actually independent!

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      30 years ago it was the idea … but no-one discussed independence after that.

  4. master09 Avatar
    master09

    Why would a politician do what’s rite for his country, when his bank account and the position in public office is topped up by any group working against the country. Money, money, money. Oh power, power , power.
    Country last on their minds.

  5. “Bassil who heads up the Free Patriotic Movement, a key ally of Hezbollah has not been following independent policies according to observers . On the contrary , he has been siding with Hezbollah in all his foreign policy decisions, observers assert .”

    Really? What a shock! And those “observers” just noticed it?

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