Geagea Says LF Opposes Hizbullah Political Stances, Considers it Impedes Rise of State

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed on Sunday that Hizbullah is the only factor at this point obstructing the rise of the state, noting that there is no enmity with the party but mere political rivalry.

"We only oppose Hizbullah's political stance... the party has foreign ties that disagree with our own principles regarding Lebanon... our relationship is a political rift between two political projects," Geagea said in an interview on Youtube.

Geagea has recently said that Hizbullah and the extremist Islamic State group are enemies but have closely related features of one idea.

The presidential aspirant stressed that the only factor obstructing the rise of the state is "Hizbullah's presence as a state within a state," considering that "the situation will not continue as it is."

Geagea stressed that he would exert efforts to avert the break out of any war in Lebanon, accusing Iran of impeding the election of a new head of state.

"The reason behind the presidential vacuum is Iran... we either elect a head of state who aspire to its project in the region or the elections will not be staged," the Christian leader added.

MPs failed for the 20th time last week to elect a new head of state over lack of quorum. President Michel Suleiman's term ended in May without the election of a successor.

Hizbullah and Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun's Change and Reform bloc have been boycotting electoral sessions due to a disagreement with the March 14 camp over a compromise presidential candidate.

The rivalry between Geagea and Aoun is one of the reasons behind the ongoing vacuum in the presidency.

Geagea noted that Lebanon's composition is "very complicated," expressing hope that the country would become a political power that suits its cultural and historical value.

Asked if he will seek to terminate the political sectarianism if he reaches the Baabda Palace, the LF leader said that "it's still too early for that as the Lebanese should first reach a civil society which should become one of the main pillars of building a civil state."

"The division of power is now considered our security valve" amid the situation in the Middle East, Geagea added.

Asked if Christians are now engaged in a battle of existence against the rising threats by jihadists, Geagea expressed belief that the "Christians in Lebanon are facing another kind of risks."

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Comments 36
Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 22 March 2015, 12:41

well spoken Mr Geagea but if you give me 1 president since independence that was elected by the Lebanese only ?!!!! without outside interferences

what impedes the rise of our so called state Mr (HAKIM )wise is our politicians all of them who were and are always marionettes and their respective strings are attached to their respective bosses
god bless democracy and secularism

Thumb Mystic 22 March 2015, 12:52

Satisfying to see, that Geagea is finally beginning to loose hope, which is why he made this comforting speech for his followers. His dreams for Train railroads between Beirut and Tel Aviv he can kiss those goodbye, Assad didn't fall as you cowards had hoped. You failed gentlemen.

Missing rami 22 March 2015, 13:16

Assad didn't fall? Maybe. However he barely controls 50% of his territory when years ago he was controlling Syria and Lebanon. Big step backwards, don't you think so Miss Teeq|?

Thumb Mystic 22 March 2015, 13:34

Too bad for your hero Geagea, he failed to succeed with his goals. The backward steps are him the U.S and all M14, you are not doing very well lately. Even the U.S are beginning to loose hope on Assad, they know they lost the war.

Thumb Mystic 22 March 2015, 13:39

By the way, the Syrian army controls all major cities in Syria, except Raqqa (ISIS city) and parts of Aleppo.

That is the majority of all people in Syria, living in their government. I would say that is much better than living in ISIS or Nusra areas. Ofcourse a salafi like you, would prefer the second option.

Missing helicopter 22 March 2015, 17:46

Are you saying evil has triumphed Mystic?

Missing helicopter 22 March 2015, 19:21

HA is ISIS f.t., only a Shiite version of ISIS that truimphed in 1979.

Missing maroun 22 March 2015, 13:50

people like you are lost hope...brainwashed beyond help...Assad may still be in power but just..he has lost over half of his country ..killed 300000 people and 10 million people dispalced .,how is he winning the war ..even with Iran And your Evil Hizb helping him and still going backward,...

Thumb Mystic 22 March 2015, 14:37

Yes with you spewing out the same words as the U.S is a victory for me. You know aswell that the battle is lost, you can thank your takfiris for the death toll though, they are to blame for all the loses.

Syria was fine before this war.

Missing greatpierro 22 March 2015, 17:10

what is the purpose of power? What good has Assad achieved by occupying lebanon, killing lebanese leaders and now holding onto a tyrannic power while the syrian people are in misery and poverty. 10M displaced, 3M refugees and hundreds of thousands killed and so many villages and cities distroyed. Would you rather have a different story, a democratic syria, a peaceful leader respecting the authority of the people? Or may be not as you seem do not know what is democracy not what is the right of freedom.

Thumb Mystic 22 March 2015, 17:33

Would rather have Assad in power, than the takfiris you people seem so fond of. Do you hypocrites really think ISIS & Nusra will embrace your so called "democracy & freedom"?

They already made the "free state" they want to dominate with.

Missing humble 22 March 2015, 14:42

Ebola is a disease eating our beautiful country to return it to middle ages.

Thumb lebfrcan 22 March 2015, 15:53

My comment and that of humble was removed.
I said: i wished Batrak would announce that Maronite MPs that do not attend the next session to elect a president will be automatically excommunicated.
That would be a bold position that will have the MPs running to parliament, not for fear of loosing their christian identity as much as loosing the ability to get elected again and also becoming president for others like Aoun.

Thumb freedomarch 22 March 2015, 21:34

Look at the Hizbo Zbalah Here replying to Lebfrcan, the 8 votes from the trolls for sure don't like condemnation by the church for Christians who do not help vote for President, That shows how Hizbos are real Iranian in some Lebanese accent.

Thumb tric.portugal 22 March 2015, 15:55

Geagea the puppet of netanyahu in Lebanon!

Missing greatpierro 22 March 2015, 17:15

funny is that when someone speaks for the sovereignty of lebanon away from the interference of syria and iran then you accuse him of being israeli or saudi. Either you hate the idea of Lebanon as a strong independent country or you love being controlled by the tyrannic and criminal regimes of iran and syria.

Missing helicopter 22 March 2015, 17:51

So long it is Shiisim or Alawi their sectarian minds are happy.

Thumb cash.puppet 22 March 2015, 18:58

funny is that when someone speaks for the sovereignty of lebanon away from the interference of saudi arabia, usa and israel, then you accuse him of being iranian or syrian. Either you hate the idea of Lebanon as a strong independent country or you love being controlled by the tyrannic and criminal regimes of the usa and israel.

Thumb tric.portugal 22 March 2015, 19:24

the funny is that the Geagea-Hariri, in Lebanon, supported the strategy of Israel to destabilization Syria, with the consequences that everybody knows to the cristhians in the region...and now they do not have anythink to do of what is happening in Levant...Geagea are the Judas of Lebanon!

Thumb cash.puppet 22 March 2015, 19:33

anonyme you're a disgusting human being.

Missing imagine_1979 22 March 2015, 20:26

Waw flame so u are telling us between retareded fanatics undercover (moustakball; which i don't agree) and reatarded fanatics who expose theirself proudely (al manar; which i agree) and say openely that islamic republic of iran is the model and the ayatollah their suprem leader u chose the proud retarded fanatics?...
U keep amazing me... Man get real, look what shows they put for kids on al manar?? Is that how u preder childreen to grow is that how u build a healthy society, i'm not found of teletubies but i prefer my kid to whach that than manar fanatic islamic propaganda...
flame u can be with march 8/aoun as much as u want but at least don't try to hide the obvious...

Missing imagine_1979 22 March 2015, 20:30

And frankly if i have to go to hell i would prefer to find the moustakbal tv speakreen than the manar bearded guy :)

Missing helicopter 23 March 2015, 04:48

@fulldiscolosure
I do not have to be original here, just taking what you wrote and changing few key words to make suit who HA supporters are:
funny is that when someone speaks for the sovereignty of lebanon away from the interference of Syria and Iran, then you accuse him of being Takfiri. Either you hate the idea of Lebanon as a strong independent country or you love being controlled by the tyrannic and criminal regimes of the Assad and Khameini.

Missing greatpierro 23 March 2015, 07:11

@FT, under Alawi rule minorities were protected. 100% agree, however, the Assad regime was not a democracy by tyrannic. Syria for 40 years was under state of emergency. The Assad regime occupied lebanon for 30 years. Of course Assad regime is far better than IS and Nusra but this does not make the Assad regime less criminal.At the beginning of the civil uprising in Syria, remember the Assad regime shot and killed civilians demonstrating peacefully. Had the Assad regime bowed for democratic reforms, not liberated the 2000 islamist extremists in its prisons the story would have been different.

Missing greatpierro 23 March 2015, 07:12

@full.disclosure.
The difference though is Saudi Arabia is not arming a militia in Lebanon. It is only financing and backing the Lebanese army and police so that the State recovers its sovereignty.

Thumb _mowaten_ 22 March 2015, 16:02

lol

Default-user-icon jaafar ibn iblees (Guest) 22 March 2015, 16:42

is that your usual nervous laugh mowaten?

Thumb eagledawn 23 March 2015, 08:11

you must think you're a comedian i bet.

Missing greatpierro 22 March 2015, 17:12

and so what?

Thumb chrisrushlau 22 March 2015, 17:18

So he is not ready to reject Article 24 of the Constitution, but his reasoning is circular. "Asked if he will seek to terminate the political sectarianism if he reaches the Baabda Palace, the LF leader said that 'it's still too early for that as the Lebanese should first reach a civil society which should become one of the main pillars of building a civil state.'...'The division of power is now considered our security valve' amid the situation in the Middle East, Geagea added." Circular reasoning means accepting the status quo, so which is it? Why not challenge Hezbullah to accept repeal of Article 24 in exchange for demilitarization?

Missing helicopter 22 March 2015, 17:45

Any removal of such must be preceded by making foreign loyalties a capital crime resulting in executing the heads and dissolving the entity with foreign loyalties. This means the demise of HA, SSNP, few Palestinian organizations, and the like.
Once Lebanon is above all then we can remove all sectarian allocations. We can not afford to let Bachar and Khameini loyalists take over Lebanon.

Missing humble 22 March 2015, 20:30

Caporal is now kissing the hand of KSA and Hariri.
Followers of Caporal, shut your mouth and follow the liar who is cheating you.

Missing VINCENT 22 March 2015, 20:46

Biggest mistake was making the Christians marginal and injecting the deadly religious ideology of the region in the Lebanese Culture.

Thumb freedomarch 22 March 2015, 21:40

Look at this simple observation: The Trolls or the troll here who have multi names : Flame thrower, Full Disclosure, Tic Portugal and Lebanon07 all of the same idiotic low life barined loose person.
Look at the time line 1-2 hours and voting themselves with 8 votes wow when there were no other person here. What a shame, just like their terrorits militias using lies and not better that Da3esh or nusra all to hell.

Thumb habib 23 March 2015, 04:07

Da3esh da3esh da3esh 7ajetkon kezeb wa nifaq antom da3esh wa da3esh antoom wajhan li 3omla wa7ida.
Ahlan bikom wabi dawa3ishakom mahma talla zamanokom li mazabilihi 7atman zahibon .ya mokawimon waya momani3un

Missing coolmec 23 March 2015, 04:55

@habib
I did not understand a word you said can you repeat your comment in English please?