Geagea Criticizes Nasrallah's Remarks on Gas Dispute with Israel


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Tuesday criticized Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's latest remarks on Lebanon's gas dispute with Israel.

“Yesterday, we heard in one of the speeches that the only strength that we can rely on is the resistance... This means that the State would cease to exist,” Geagea warned.

Nasrallah had on Friday underlined that "the only force that the Lebanese have is the resistance."

"If Israel threatens you, you can threaten it. If the Americans come tell you that you have to deal with them to hold Israel back, then tell the Americans: respond to our demands so we hold Hizbullah back from Israel," he said, addressing Lebanese officials.

And in Hizbullah's strongest warning to Israel since the beginning of the gas row, Nasrallah threatened that “should the Higher Defense Council decide that Israel's offshore oil installations should cease to operate,” Hizbullah “can disable them within hours.”

Lebanon this month signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that Israel says belongs to it.

Hizbullah clashed with Israel in a month-long war in 2006 and is currently fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces in neighboring Syria.

Comments 22
Thumb Puppet 20 February 2018, 18:40

Dactor Geagea has earned my respect and captured my imagination for many reasons chief among them:

1) Vehemently opposing proportional representation
2) Vehemently supporting proportional representation
3) Having reservations on the Policy Statement
4) Having No Hostility towards Hezbollah
5) Abiding by the 3 No-No's Rule
6) Supporting a Made-In-Lebanon President elected by an illegitimate Parliament
7) Supporting a Strong State without the presence of 'Illegitimate Armed Groups'
8) His love for Algebra and Equations
9) Assuring us the Cedar Revolution is well and alive

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 20:54

Id vote for Puppet as president of the Republic! Oh wait, the current prez is already a puppet.... then id ask you to be patient, and as my friend always says: patience is a virtue.if you need proof, Look at the 85 year old mummy :)

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 18:40

Keep criticizing and being part of the government with him, it’s very credible.

Thumb canadianleb 20 February 2018, 19:36

Give it a rest you have made yourself irrelevant....

Thumb Machia 20 February 2018, 19:48

Thanks to the DOJ investigation into Russian meddling into US elections, it is clear how intelligence agencies work. The above commentators are probably all Israeli bots. Their job is to sow discord in Lebanon.

Thumb Machia 20 February 2018, 19:49

Mossad hired commentators on Lebanese sites.

Thumb doodle-dude 20 February 2018, 20:19

lol lol lol so smart;)!

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 20:37

Prove it Machia.

Thumb Southern......... 20 February 2018, 20:53

neither Iran nor Assad "regime" are the enemies of Lebanon but only Israel.... you see how confuse you are!

Thumb liberty 21 February 2018, 05:55

very smart comment by @machia; got my attention!

Thumb barrymore 20 February 2018, 20:23

that's what happens when you live for so long under hezbollah controlled state. Any criticism of a useless politician becomes 'sowing' discord and one is labeled an israeli agent/bot/3ameel.

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 20:50

That's because they have a complex. 80% of the SLA manpower was Shia. 90% of the people caught spying for Israel are Shia. Iran is the only middle eastern country that supported the creation of Israel in 1948. Everything leads to them when it involves treason hence their structural deflecting policy... which is basically pointing fingers at any other group of people and sect.

Thumb Southern......... 20 February 2018, 20:56

everybody notice how you always spew sectarian comments, that means you're explicitly admitting that you're a troll a mossad one.

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 21:10

We live in a sectarian country built on sectarianism. You seem to have a problem with this. Take it to the sectarian prez, PM, or parliament speaker. The constitution is sectarian; I suspect you of hating Lebanon and trying to destroy it So you must be mitwelian, a Hizbalot fanboy.

Thumb ice-man 20 February 2018, 21:30


you seem an awfully nice guy; I just hope you are not sectarian.

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 23:06

Batatatriotic, the couch potato just posted on another article “keep trolling half Jew”. It isn’t his first time! Another prime example of the kettle calling the pot black.

Thumb liberty 21 February 2018, 05:59

"patriotic 9 hours ago
everybody notice how you always spew sectarian comments"

then the same shia troll for the sake of consistency posts:

patriotic 9 hours ago
keep trolling half jew!

Thumb ashtah 20 February 2018, 21:38

s.o.s' numbers are conservative. Most drug dealers are shia; most kidnappers if not all are shia; most thugs if not all are shia; most israeli spies if not all are shia; most car thieves if not all are shia. Stating facts that incriminate your sect ' is not sectarian but 'calling a spade a spade'.

If you don't like it, close the door behind you on your way out!

Thumb s.o.s 20 February 2018, 23:08

You nailed it Ashtah, they definitely have several monopolies. Let’s add the the list domestic terrorism.

Missing un520 21 February 2018, 00:37

Besides the concerns that Geagea is voicing here, its a huge mistake by Nasralleh to use this rethoric. No oil company would fancy working in this hostile environment.

Thumb gigahabib 21 February 2018, 14:56

Gaga, would sell his mother to Israel if it meant more power for himself.

Thumb eagledawn 21 February 2018, 15:01

"Laugh out loud!" Aka, LOL.
You are a joke.
Shiisim at its most shameless!