Hizbullah Official: Lebanese System Rotten, Can't be Radically Reformed


A senior Hizbullah official announced Sunday that the Lebanese political system is “rotten” and cannot be “radically reformed.”

“We in Hizbullah will be honest with our people in the upcoming parliamentary elections and we will say things as they are. We will not promise them things that we cannot achieve,” Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, said.

“When we call on people to vote for our candidates and the lists to which we and our allies belong, we do so because we are convinced that these lists serve the interests of our people, nation and residents, but this does not mean that these lists can achieve all the hopes and aspirations,” Safieddine said.

“We must be realistic and the elections must not push us to slogans, illusions and fantasies that cannot be achieved,” the Hizbullah official added.

Noting that “the Lebanese system is rotten and cannot be radically reformed,” Safieddine said “mistaken are those who believe they can achieve radical change to get rid of the rampant corruption in Lebanon.”

“Those who promise people to achieve this are promising them something that they have no ability to achieve, as long as there is a sectarian Lebanese system that is based on the splitting of shares and the production of corrupt leaders who legitimize corruption and have always insisted on it,” the senior Hizbullah official added.

He also stressed that “we should set objective goals and we should talk to people in a very frank manner.”

Comments 9
Thumb s.o.s 18 March 2018, 18:03

The Lebanese system isn’t rotten, you and your allies are. I include your partners in the current government. The day the clergymen from all sects will focus on Ramadan, Easter, Christmas &c is will be the day the Lebanese people live appeased.

Thumb Maxx 18 March 2018, 18:39

Then go back home to Iran.

Thumb ex-fpm 18 March 2018, 18:40

Hizbullah Official: Lebanese System Rotten, Can't be Radically Reformed

and that is why hezbollah is advocating the 'successful' and 'proven' system of wilayat al fakih.

Thumb s.o.s 18 March 2018, 18:55


Missing cimitero 18 March 2018, 19:30

Lebanon cannot be radically reformed, so this should happen


Thumb liberty 18 March 2018, 19:39

a caveman from the stone age is talking about reform; the irony.

Thumb collector 18 March 2018, 20:23

how dare you compare whatever creature this is to a caveman from the stone age!! a caveman from the stone age was, proud, hardworking, courageous, reliable and always whiling to learn... his perceived ignorance was through no fault of hi's own, he didn't know better. no one in the stone age did. except maybe the dude who was about to discover fire and was thinking of inventing the wheel. this creature and creatures like it are non of these things and never will attain the stature of a caveman from the stone age. we learn from the multiple studies of fossils that this creature's ancestors had a heated disagreement with the neanderthals on weather or not they should evolve into human. the neanderthals were for it. this creature's ancestors were not.

Thumb s.o.s 19 March 2018, 01:06

collector, never mind! I used to get so angry when I spotted my spelling mistakes or missing words. but it ain't easy to focus on tiny screens.


Missing un520 19 March 2018, 13:12

My mother taught me that a thief steals because he thinks that everyone else steals....