Suleiman Vows to Support Resistance with Conditions

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Former President Michel Suleiman has vowed to back the resistance if it asked for his support but on condition that it abides by a defense strategy for the country.

In remarks to As Safir daily published on Wednesday, he said: “When the resistance needs assistance, it will find President Suleiman as its supporter but within known conditions and the vision of the strategy.”

“We need the resistance as part of the state,” Suleiman told the newspaper the day he left Baabda Palace at the end of his six-year term on Sunday, leaving behind an empty seat over the failure of MPs to elect a successor.

But the daily published his remarks on Wednesday because newspapers were not printed for two consecutive days over the holidays.

Suleiman said that Hizbullah does not want a defense strategy.

He expressed understanding to its role as a resistance in southern Lebanon against the Israeli enemy and its occupation of Lebanese territories.

“I wish that it was still in the South. No one would have ever said anything to it,” he told As Safir, lamenting the party's involvement in the war in neighboring Syria.

Hizbullah has sent thousands of fighters into Syria to support President Bashar Assad's forces against rebels seeking to overthrow him, saying they are defending an "axis of resistance" against Israel and the West.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday that his movement wants the country to have a president "who does not conspire against it."

Relations between the party and Suleiman deteriorated sharply in the past months after the president criticized Hizbullah over its insistence to hold onto the “army, people, resistance” in the cabinet's policy statement.

Hizbullah snapped back at Suleiman, saying he required “specialized care.”

But the ex-president told As Safir that he had turned a blind eye to many “violations” committed by the party against him.

“Anyway, there is no problem with the resistance and these differences are not important,” he said.

G.K.

H.K.

Comments 32
Thumb geha 28 May 2014, 08:56

already lots of dead hizbushaitan terrorists are coming back in body bags.
how many more can the shia community tolerate?

is this what they hope for their kids?

if so then be it and hopefully they will be eradicated from the face of the earth.

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 12:22

dont worry for HA supporters geha, i know it must pain you a lot to see a few of them dying now and then (you're not a hypocrite at all, i vouch for you) but they can take a "hell of a lot" (©georgeskyp) more without flinching.
hundreds of innocents were being killed by the suicide bombs of your "not-friends-but-you-support-understand-defend-encourage-them-a-hell-of-a-lot", and HA supporters know very well that if we take the geagea approach (bend over and hope they behead you moderately) hundreds would have been thousands, if not tens of thousands like the takfiris did in Syria.

Thumb geha 28 May 2014, 14:57

baby killers = hizbushaitan.

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 17:02

magnificent, smart, argumentative, on point!! you should apply for the comment of the year award!!!! (in the "retard" category though)

Missing lebcan 28 May 2014, 09:26

I don't want the resistance! I want them disarmed at any cost now! they are criminals pure and simple and they like the terrorists they are (like the tkerfers) don't deserve any special treatment from the people's government and LAF... Death to Hizbshyatn (NOT a resistance)...
OH and Mr. nASSri and ASSad, Still waiting for your Devine retaliation against the Zionist... stupid traitors. Resistance LOLLLLL.

Missing georgeskyp 28 May 2014, 09:43

Whatever the Resistance was is no more. Once a source of pride for all Lebanese and the Arab world.

It claims to fight in the name of Lebanon, but it has to fight the name of ALL of Lebanon and not only through the lens of an Islamic Resistance subservient to Iran and Assad.

As a Lebanese, I want my borders and country to be protected by our army. I long for a peaceful solution to include Hizballah as part of our great country's defense.

Missing karim. 28 May 2014, 09:57

LOL. If anything, they are sending less and less aid to the FSA-Al Qaeda jihadist terrorists.

Thumb Mystic 28 May 2014, 15:11

They have done that before, let's see how well it works out this time.

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 18:16

LOOOL anonyme, even the US admitted to it. lots of trainings were conducted in jordan, turkey and qatar. get informed or you will look like a fool

Default-user-icon Loftash Kazambly (Guest) 28 May 2014, 10:00

And who has this good-for-nothing corrupt two-faced ungrateful ex-president-by-parachute become now for anyone to care about who he supports and why?

Missing georgeskyp 28 May 2014, 10:22

Hell of a lot. Actually. Remember when Lahoud left office? No one cared.

This President was respected by a vast majority of people and international figures and was bid farewell respectfully. He also refused to extend his terms unlike others we know in Lebanon who received their marching orders from Syria.

Default-user-icon Kibolasso Darmanju (Guest) 28 May 2014, 11:26

Hell of a lot, huh! That says a lot! Vast majority? How vast? Hell of a lot vast? Thank God we don't have a hell of a lot of your likes.

Missing georgeskyp 28 May 2014, 12:02

Thanks for your valuable response. I will count them for your next time KD.

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 12:15

roflmao Kibolasso Darmanju

Default-user-icon Dovlanto Sigamok (Guest) 28 May 2014, 13:15

Logically speaking, jarjoura, speaking logically means counting before claiming a count. That is, doing hell of a lot of counting instead of talking a hell of a lot. Until next time, a hell of a lot of time.

Missing georgeskyp 28 May 2014, 15:31

lets look back at history a little. Hrawi and Lahoud both extended their terms. This guy had the decency to leave. Or you prefer someone like Assad. What a stupid question, of course you would prefer an Assad.

Default-user-icon Tourambo Gassizi (Guest) 28 May 2014, 19:14

Focus, and think (if you can).

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 11:30

jnoubi you're the least credible "southerner" i ever saw. unless you mean south of our border :)

Thumb habib 28 May 2014, 11:31

Allah Ye7mik

Default-user-icon Dovlanto Sigamok (Guest) 28 May 2014, 13:16

Do you really believe in Allah? Look around you. Actually, look at yourself.

Thumb eagledawn 28 May 2014, 12:11

If someone other than you crusher, _mowaten_, .mowaten., cityboy, etc made this statement, it might carry some credibility. But you.....LOL.... NEXT.

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 12:14

hi eagldown, my own personal troll, how are you today?
i'm pretty flattered to think israel pays a mentally disabled person to follow me around and post the same nonsense everyday, makes me feel very important :)

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 28 May 2014, 13:03

Mr ex president
you are out of the equation you are an ex president without a popular base , so have fun and go for retirement to democratic countries and learn
god bless democracy

Thumb Mystic 28 May 2014, 15:07

Dear Mr. Ex President, your term has ended and so has your demands. Now enjoy your pension.

Farewell.

Thumb cedre 28 May 2014, 15:52

i love this picture, gives me hope about a hopeless situation in a hopeless country...

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 17:05

yes, he has a wife, a cousin, two nephews, and five bodyguards. this warms my heart and fills it with love, joy and hope that the hopeless cases in our country will have some hope.

Thumb cedre 28 May 2014, 17:59

mowaten, i totally understand that a khamenei-boy like u hates a president that is for lebanese sovereignty.
But ur dreams of wilayat al fakir wont happen any soon, u can kill and bomb who u want, we wont accept the fake resistance's rule...

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 18:17

i dont hate him, but saudi-sponsored sovereignty is not sovereignty.

Missing peace 28 May 2014, 18:47

mowaten talking about sovereignty! HILARIOUS!

Thumb .mowaten. 28 May 2014, 20:26

glad you found something to cheer your sad, sad life.

Missing peace 28 May 2014, 21:08

still hilarious! from someone who does not understand the word sovereignty and spits on it!

Missing coolmec 29 May 2014, 02:06

jamesbond
very good post indeed
I fully agree with you