Hizbullah Official: Presidency, Govt. and Hizbullah Not to Blame for Current Crisis

W460

A senior Hizbullah official on Friday announced that the incumbent presidency and government as well as Hizbullah cannot be blamed for the country’s current economic crisis, as massive and unprecedented protests engulfed the entire country.

“The spontaneous popular protests that Lebanon is witnessing reflect the magnitude of the living conditions crisis that the people are suffering,” Sheikh Ali Daamoush, the deputy head of Hizbullah’s executive council, said.

“We have continuously warned that the wrong economic policies and the imposition of more taxes and burdens on citizens would lead to a popular explosion,” Daamoush added during a Friday prayer sermon.

“People are expressing their plight and pain and their scream must be heeded, but the protests must remain peaceful and public and private properties should not be attacked,” Daamoush urged.

He added: “The crisis is an accumulated crisis that the incumbent presidency and government are not responsible for but rather all the previous presidencies and the successive governments.”

Daamoush also said that Hizbullah must not be held responsible, noting that his party has “rejected all forms of taxes on the poor and the middle class and raised the banner of combating corruption.”

“It is unacceptable to hold it responsible for measures that it has rejected and tried to prevent,” the Hizbullah official went on to say.

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Comments 11
Missing samiam 18 October 2019, 14:38

Stop trying to blame everyone else you hypocrite. You are the problem, along with the rest of the people in government. Pointing fingers at others to make yourself look good is just sad.

Thumb gebran_sons 18 October 2019, 18:38

Keep in mind the brutal Iranian regime is only remaining in power by crushing the 2010 Green Revolution by educated and productive sector of the Iranian society. Iranian of the Green Revolution we demanding the same democracy and rights Lebanese Shia enjoy but were brutally suppressed by the Basij. Hizbollah only survives by keeping its community poor and uneducated to avoid a Lebanese Green Revolution. If Muktada El Saddr was still alive, he would be the prime supporter of the Green Revolution. As to Hizballah so called massive support among the Shia, well history teach us it is the same 99% support based on terror and mind control that Saddam and Kaddafi enjoyed just before their fall! 2005 was the Cedar Revolution to kick the Assad occupying forces. 2019 is the Lebanese Green Revolution to kick out the Iranian/Hizb occupation.

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 October 2019, 22:04

Thanks Sam you captured this rag headed dweeb down to the worthless person he is.

Missing samiam 18 October 2019, 14:38

Stop trying to blame everyone else you hypocrite. You are the problem, along with the rest of the people in government. Pointing fingers at others to make yourself look good is just sad.

Thumb s.o.s 18 October 2019, 14:46

Hizbala and the Shia are to be blamed for the current economical crisis . They camped downtown Beirut for 2 straight years causing hundreds of bankruptcies and more importantly sending a negative message to investors.

Their assistance to Bashar the butchers caused the influx of an additional million Syrian refugees.

Of course they are to be blamed! They ruined the economy and their partners in the governments robbed and sent us from a 30 billions dollars debt when they assassinated Rafik hariri to $80+ billions of debt.

Thumb lebanon_first 18 October 2019, 17:06

Well said

Missing thatisit 18 October 2019, 14:54

this guy is still still talking - it is not us - all we want is the resistance army and people equation-the golden equation- - the hell with you and your equation - just leave to iran and leave us the hell alone.

Thumb canadianleb 18 October 2019, 15:10

No body in the present or past government is to blame. the blame is lies on the sheep that keep voting for the same people. Watching the demos is a good start but when you talk to the demonstrators the red line is drawn if you approach their fearless leaders. Remember what happened when they started mentionning what Saniora did and how quickly a red line was drawn, the same with Berri and Aouan, Bassil and so on. To solve the problem no red lines put them all ( present and past ) on trail by the world court and not by Lebanon's court system. I mean when Bassil cam to power he was poor and look at him now, the same goes for Berri and the lot of them. they are all guilty and hopefully the sheep have finally woken up and this will not turn secterian.

Thumb galaxy 18 October 2019, 15:49

Hizbullah Official: Presidency, Govt. and Hizbullah Not to Blame for Current Crisis

of course not! It is a zionist/saudi/american conspiracy.

Thumb thepatriot 18 October 2019, 18:16

Ahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Thuuuuuugs!!!

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 October 2019, 22:05

He looks more like Brutus from the old Popeye cartoons....