Bassil admits he has many enemies denies cabinet obstruction


Free Patriotic Movement leader and caretaker FM Jebran Bassil denied Tuesday in an interview on al-Jadeed TV that he is obstructing the formation of of the new Cabinet

“No one is facilitating the formation of the government as much as me and claims that I’m obstructing because I want the foreign affairs portfolio are baseless,” Bassil declared.

“The government is being formed by the PM-designate in consultation and agreement with the President and we are giving our opinion like the rest of the blocs.”

“The current plan is the formation of a government that can prevent the collapse,” he said.

Bassil admits that he has no friends but many enemies

” I have no friends left ” he said and claimed it is because he is against the “system” in the country

”  I have many enemies inside and outside the country” he added and denied any role in the corruption

Bassil was singled out by the anti government protesters as the most reviled politician in Lebanon l The most popular slogan which united the protestors so far is “All of them means all of them”. For the first time, the Lebanese people united in protest against all politicians undivided by parties or a favourite politician.

According to an opinion poll conducted by the independent media outlet Raseef22, the majority of protesters thought Bassil is “sa’eel”, which translates to “obnoxious”.

One slogan of the anti government protester in particular swept the country: It goes – “hela hela ho Gebran Bassil… k*** emmo“, the second part being the crudest swear word possible in local dialect.

Many blame Hezbollah and his father-in-law president Michel Aoun for his behavior , since he is not an influential person . According to analysts, his authority is dependent on both Hezbollah and Aoun who is allied with the Iranian backed militant group . He twice lost in the general elections as a candidate for Batroun, his home town, even though the law was manipulated to suit him. He was supported and rewarded by Hezbollah more than any other politician. 

One analyst. told Ya Libnan

“Bassil does the dirty work for Hezbollah and Aoun”



4 responses to “Bassil admits he has many enemies denies cabinet obstruction”

  1. master09 Avatar

    You corrupt, no way your a thieving saint.

  2. Mr Bassil .
    I am surprised , you are surprised that you have so many enemies and no friends . I am also surprised that you deny any role in corruption . You are the talk of the town when it comes to corruption . You had nothing before you joined the government and now you are considered one of the top billionaires . Explain this to the protesters please and stop this BS. The Lebanese people are not stupid

  3. MaryTPresumptuous Avatar

    [Reuters – January 8, 2020 / 3:46 AM – In rebuke to Lebanese leaders, U.N. says ‘irresponsible’ to leave country without government]

    “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Hezbollah was acting as the hands and eyes of Lebanon.”

    And therein lies the problem.

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