Report: Defense Portfolio Won't be Given to Lebanese Forces

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The defense ministry will not be allotted to the Lebanese Forces in the new cabinet line-up because of the party's political project which reports said it “contradicts the combat doctrine of the Lebanese army,” media reports said Thursday.

The LF will not be given one of the so-called sovereign portfolios in the new government, mainly the defense ministry, as long as the party carries a political project that deviates from the army's combat doctrine, said al-Akhbar daily.

In light of the adherence of Speaker Nabih Berri to be given the Finance Ministry, PM-designate Saad Hariri to be given the Interior Ministry and the Free Patriotic Movement the Foreign Ministry, it was almost impossible for the LF to get the fourth remaining sovereign portfolio, the Defense, in spite of the agreement between the party and the FPM to split the Christian shares equally between the two, added the daily.

According to media reports, a settlement has been reached under which the LF will be given the deputy premier post instead of a sovereign portfolio.

The formation of the new government is facing some obstacles in light of the demands of political parties to be given specific portfolios.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held talks Wednesday evening at the Baabda Palace with President Michel Aoun where he said that “some details are being mulled regarding the cabinet line-up and the atmosphere is positive.”

Several political parties had announced that the government might be formed “within 48 or 72 hours” after resolving the remaining obstacles.

The political forces are pushing for forming the new Cabinet before Independence Day, which Lebanon marks on November 22.

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Comments 25
Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 17 November 2016, 09:25

Few centuries ago any person who thought that the earth is not flat was killed.The Lebanese (ordinary) people, all of them, dream of peace, justice,equality and fair opportunities . To achieve this dream, you have to get rid of the feudal system, this system is a product of the constitution which is :politics based on religion; this fact garanteed a recepy to ensure continuous division among the people, and the population will never be a nation .Lebanese people wake up , The Earth is not flat.

Thumb justin 17 November 2016, 09:30

The LF will not be given one of the so-called sovereign portfolios in the new government, mainly the defense ministry, as long as the party carries a political project that deviates from the army's combat doctrine, said al-Akhbar daily.

What is the army's combat doctrine and who decides it? hezbollah?

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 17 November 2016, 09:51

The iranian shias decide and the army obliges.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 10:07

unsurprisingly, the hasbara troll brigade again turned the subject towards hezbollah. do you guys realise that the sun doesnt revolve around hezbollah?

the senior officers in the army today were young officers in the army during the civil war, and they will have not forgotten the times when geagea had them executed with their families. to make peace and let bygones be bygones is one thing, but to give the defense ministry to geagea would be an intolerable insult

Missing CFTC 17 November 2016, 10:53

Factual and Unbiased
Strikingly Daring

@mowaten
What can one say, another E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T comment. I particularly enjoyed the part where you said " do you guys realise that the sun doesnt revolve around hezbollah?"

Thank you for making this forum lively and vibrant.
Still laughing since January 2015.
Thank you

Yours Sincerely
@CFTC

Thumb morsel 17 November 2016, 10:55

Why every time you can't successfully refute @mowaten, you accuse him of being a poisoned sectarian? I've been reading this forum for many years and I've never managed to know what @mowaten's religion is. sometimes I think he's christian, sometimes shia, sometimes buddhist, and sometimes jewish.. so I stopped guessing. It's people like you, who are sectarian, mowaten is Lebanese not Iranian or Yemeni or even Iraqi or Somali for that matter.

Thumb walid121 17 November 2016, 10:57

.mowaten. I'm not a big poster here but I have been using this site for over 45 years and recently I have been liking your posts, you're the only one informing and schooling these deluded ignorants. :)

Thumb @shah 17 November 2016, 10:58

Hey mowaten…you are one man army...in this site so many personnels against you and you never backdown you tweet them back like a birdie...I salute your shia spirit..

Thumb Puppet 17 November 2016, 11:04

I respect Mr. Mowaten because he is an Historian and never forgets.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 11:09

lol you brought all your fake accounts in within minutes of my comment, I must have stroke a nerve :)

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 11:09

struck*

Thumb barrymore 17 November 2016, 11:30

stroke suits you better.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 22:34

you're so funny barrymore you made the village idiot laugh.

Thumb liberty 18 November 2016, 04:36

good one @barry; you made mowaten laugh.

Thumb justin 17 November 2016, 10:56

the troll says" do you guys realise that the sun doesnt revolve around hezbollah?"

We do but do you?

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 11:07

you're the one bringing it up every minute of every day

Thumb justin 17 November 2016, 11:21

you're the one defending hezbollah every minute of every day because you believe the sun revolves around hezbollah. Not good for your image on the forum considering that you pretend to be secular.

Thumb ex-fpm 17 November 2016, 12:00

lol @justin

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 22:33

My image is fine dont worry about it, I never expected or wanted to be on the good side of israeli hasbara drones and takfiri fanatics.

Thumb liberty 18 November 2016, 05:45

your image is that of a pathetic sectarian pretentious takiah troll.

Thumb barrymore 17 November 2016, 11:30

"but to give the defense ministry to geagea would be an intolerable insult"

but to parade a shia army in front of the army is a tolerable insult to the army.

Pathetic iranian.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 22:32

Why would it be an insult? They are allies, unless you're a takfiri you would know and appreciate that fact.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 November 2016, 22:35

hahahahaha

Thumb Puppet 18 November 2016, 06:55

I respect Mr. Mowaten whether he has dashes or dots to his name.

Thumb eagledawn 18 November 2016, 14:28

hi-la-ri-ou-S!