Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea was quoted as saying on Monday : “Whoever allies with Hezbollah will be allying with the killers of Rafik Hariri and the martyrs of the Beirut port crime.
Geagea’s statement came in response to the speech of Hezbollah chief’ Hassan Nasrallah’s in which he alleged that whoever will ally with the “Lebanese forces” will be allying with the “ambush” of Tayouneh.
Geagea Nasrallah’s allegations were wrong and that the investigation of the incident revealed exactly what happened .
Geagea in January compared Hezbollah to ISIS
“ISIS and Hezbollah two sides of same coin”, he was quoted as saying following the Tayyouneh incident , which resulted the the killing of several Hezbollah members who tried to invade Ain el Remmaneh Christian stronghold ,as they protested against the top judge investigating the port blast and called for getting him fired
Geagea added : “Some members of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda forces are present in Iran. As for Hezbollah’s claim that it rid Lebanon of ISIS, we say to it: Without Hezbollah, there would be no ISIS and we do not need the party to defend Lebanon , our army is fully capable of that .
Leading Christian Party
Geagea has said in an interview that his party has the ability to replace the Free Patriotic Movement as the leading Christian group in the country through the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“On the Christian level, I will say it like this for the first time: Is the LF a substitute to the FPM? Yes! And I openly and loudly say it. Yes it is an alternative because the LF’s practices are totally opposite to the practices that we saw from the FPM while in power,” Geagea told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
Responding to a question about Lebanon’s “clear isolation” in the Arab arena, the LF leader noted that Gulf countries would reevaluate their stances on Lebanon “within a few minutes” should power in the country shift from “untrusted, rival, hostile and corrupt hands” to “ the Lebanese hands that want to build.”
“The Gulf countries are certainly not interested in the current Lebanon, the Lebanon of Qassem Soleimani, ( in a possible reference to the slain Iranian General who headed up the Quds Force of IRGC and who was the boss of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah ) , but the Lebanon of Charles Malek, Camille Chamoun, Rafik Hariri and Bashir Gemayel is certainly of interest to them,” Geagea stressed.