Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

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Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Sunday that he “should not have become a minister” in the new government.

“Today I will tell you something I say for the first time: I should not have become a minister… I was obliged for the sake of the FPM, the President and the country, but God willing, I will leave at the first chance, for the sake of myself, my interest and my position,” Bassil said at an FPM conference.

Separately, Bassil said that any talk about the country’s next president carries “harm for the FPM, the President and the country.”

“It is prohibited to talk about this with me and those who raise the issue want harm for me, for the FPM, for the President and for the country,” he added.

“I only seek to achieve the FPM’s interest and I have no personal ambitions at all. Today my only concern is the FPM, the President and the country and I don’t have any other plans – neither personal nor public,” he added.

Apparently referring to the latest war of words between the FPM and Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s al-Mustaqbal Movement, Bassil said: “We don’t know why some, more than others, feel that they are targeted by our remarks, but for the FPM the country’s interest comes before anything else.”

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Comments 18
Thumb ex-fpm 17 March 2019, 14:42

He was obliged/forced to become a permanent fixture in every government since 2008. Governments remained on hold for months at a time because he and his father in law insisted on including him in every cabinet.

How cute is that?!

Thumb galaxy 17 March 2019, 14:49

He was also forced and obliged to head the FPM by not letting anybody run against him in the internal 'fixed' FPM elections.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 17 March 2019, 14:46

Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

no harm done your saint-hood: resign Monday morning and let the PM name a replacement.

Thumb galaxy 17 March 2019, 14:52

Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

Agreed, instead you should be lying in jail for the rest of your miserable life.

Thumb janoubi 17 March 2019, 15:13

Poor Bassil: he does not like to be in the limelight and if it were up to him he would be living in a shack in the Indonesian rain forest.

Thumb canadianleb 17 March 2019, 15:14

So if that is how you feel resign and hand yourself over to the authority...

Thumb justice 17 March 2019, 15:25

You are not even qualified to be natour of a building in dahieh.

Thumb s.o.s 17 March 2019, 15:29

Rotflmao @justice

Thumb eagledawn 18 March 2019, 16:30

"the_boar:
Ladies and gentlemen: Today you've just listened to the future president of Lebanon. Learn people, learn."

Thumb s.o.s 17 March 2019, 15:32

“I only seek to achieve the FPM’s interest and I have no personal ambitions at all...”

Yet, it’s been documented you’ve been robbing the ministries you worked in, as well as getting kickbacks from the oil exploration file. Fouad Saniora is an amateur in comparison to you.

Thumb doodle-dude 17 March 2019, 15:33

Just like bassil, blablablablablabla was forced to use his deep and wide luv tunnel for the pleasure of virile male tourists for the sake of shiism and terrorism.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 17 March 2019, 15:51

Hypocrisy is an art and this family is the Michelangelo of it
https://vimeo.com/287241241
https://vimeo.com/293579804
https://vimeo.com/280969844

Thumb ice-man 17 March 2019, 16:54

I am so crestfallen...... bassil is my hero and best friend.

Thumb justin 17 March 2019, 19:26

Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

nobody would argue with that....

Missing sanctify 17 March 2019, 22:28

He's coming to his senses. It's a miracle!

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 March 2019, 01:59

You never were a minister just a spoiled son in law.

Thumb enterprise 18 March 2019, 07:39

Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

yes, you're not tall enough to be a minister.

Thumb warrior 18 March 2019, 09:14

Bassil: I Should Not Have Become a Minister

not only that, but you should have never been born.