Gen. Aoun: Army Has Rescued Lebanon


Army Commander General Joseph Aoun on Monday noted that “a day will come when it will be said that the army has rescued Lebanon,” referring to the military’s approach in dealing with the unprecedented protests that have been rocking the country since October 17.

“The army’s approach towards civilians is based on the military institution’s belief in the right to assembly and freedom of expression, but this does not at all stand for leniency with any security violator, unethical actions or road-blocking moves,” Aoun said as he inspected the command of the Sixth Intervention Regiment in Riyaq.

“A day will come when it will be said that the army has rescued Lebanon,” Aoun added.

Lauding the armed forces’ “composure and restraint in dealing with the protests,” the Commander pointed out that their behavior has won “the praise of international institutions, especially when compared to similar circumstances in other countries.”

Although protests have declined in size, demonstrations have been ongoing since October, increasingly targeting banks and state institutions blamed for driving the country towards collapse.

The movement has been fueled by a crippling economic crisis, the worst since Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

Comments 5
Thumb s.o.s 13 January 2020, 20:05

Another zmik looking for attention and gratitude .
Of course, this army hasn’t done its job. It let armed Shia terrorists terrorize demonstrators and let them leave in total impunity. How many cars did the terrorists torch? How many businesses? How many tents?

This son of corruption, Joseph Aoun is only general because of his family connection to the other infamous Aoun. En tout cas...

Joseph Aoun, if I were you I’d keep a low profile, you’re a shame for this nation and are no better than the corrupt who promoted you.

Thumb thepatriot 13 January 2020, 20:31

Michel Aoun shall be remembered in the books as the most pathetic President of the Lebanese History!

Missing samiam 14 January 2020, 14:36

and it isn't even close.

He still has no idea what is going on or what the protests are about.

Thumb ashtah 13 January 2020, 21:24

قائد الجيش: سيأتي يوم يقال فيه الجيش أنقذ لبنان

Isn't that your job in the first place?

Thumb whyaskwhy 13 January 2020, 23:20

I continue to shake my head in disgust when people idolize him on social media. I have live long enough to see the Lebanese army used and abused by the rulers if the day. History continues to repeat itself....