Franjieh Warns of 'Civil War' during Upcoming Period of 'Hunger'


Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh on Wednesday warned officials of the potential for violence when “hunger” increases in the coming period.

“Our main concern is not to reach a civil war, seeing as we will enter a dangerous phase characterized by hunger, and we have to overcome it without giving up our principles,” said Franjieh during an interview with al-Mayadeen TV.

“Officials must show great awareness and national responsibility to avoid the threat of internal strife,” he added.

Noting that foreign pressures “target and starve peoples” without managing to “topple regimes,” Franjieh said Lebanon’s current crisis is the result of “long years of a rentier system and accumulations of the economic policies that have been in place since decades, especially amid the siege that is imposed on the countries of the Axis of Defiance.”

Separately, Franjieh said he wants Lebanon’s next presidents to be “an ally of the Axis of Resistance,” noting that “circumstances will dictate the president’s name.”

“My deep-rooted convictions as part of the Axis of Resistance do not contradict with being open and consensual. We are advocates of dialogue and we oppose the elimination of any group or sect,” he added.

“I will not abandon my allies, even if I pay the price of that,” he said.

Franjieh added: “My name is Suleiman Franjieh, and the same as I will not change my name, I will also not change my political stances. My stance is firm alongside the Axis of Resistance, but I reject that my current actions be dictated on me.”

Comments 13
Thumb roflmfao 02 July 2020, 00:27

Dude.. Mr Franjieh.. the independent technocrat government.. and the strong christian resident.. have heard you.. and it came up with two.. fresh to death plans... to fight hunger...
Plan number one:.. When hunger strikes.. grab a SNICKERS®...
Plan number two: Silence your hunger.. have a break.. have a KitKat...
BTW.. non of those two plans are.. by.. Mennen... because there are no real mennen.. in this government..

Thumb zahle_nights007 02 July 2020, 00:52

“Our main concern is not to reach a civil war" Totally wrong you idiot... A total civil war and a total destruction are THE ONLY WAY OUT of this. That is the only thing that will bring a new birth to our country. Our problem has been all along was to place a band-aid on bleeding wound and we patch things. Without a total civil war, nothing and nothing will ever change.

Thumb Mystic 02 July 2020, 02:02

Civil war are you stupid? Only an idiot that never experienced warfare would say something like that. Everybody loses in such a way.
This is exactly what Israel and America wants.
Lebanon will be worse if that happened believe it or not.

Thumb zahle_nights007 02 July 2020, 02:17

@Mystic, I am not stupid. I am realistic. We need a civil war that will lead to the destruction of your loved terrorist organization called Hizbullah.

Thumb Mystic 02 July 2020, 10:47

If Assad was toppled you might have had a better chance, but Syria is clear now and the Resistance is stronger than ever, you would lose.
So stop talking stupid, I do not even think your family accepts such nonsense.

Wishing for civil war is the stupidest thing I have ever seen on the website, everybody knows it is bad for every sect, not just Hezbollah.

Thumb Mystic 02 July 2020, 10:55

Hezbollah is the result of the last civil war, the economy was worse back then. They thrive in bad economy and war, it is not like the rest of you big mouths in the West wishing for wars you know nothing about.
Hezbollah have been in war in Syria since 2013.
You just talk stupid on internet and think you can make war on Naharnet.

Thumb tric.portugal 02 July 2020, 04:19

after what is happening in Iraque to the Cristhians Comunities !?? gonna destroy the only Cristhian State in all Arab World !!??? the targuet is the Cristhian State of Lebanon...Covert or Die !!!??

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 02 July 2020, 15:16

Franjieh is Christians you fool and he's warning Hezbollah that sending thugs to terrorize peaceful Christian and Sunni neighborhoods is tantamount to tempting fate.

Thumb Mystic 02 July 2020, 15:38

Franjieh is Christian and a close ally of the Assad family and ally of Hezbollah.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 02 July 2020, 15:11

Suleiman Franjieh's warning of a civil war is intended for his ally Hezbollah; invading peaceful neighborhoods while screaming sectarian slogans could lead to dire consequences.

Thumb Mystic 02 July 2020, 15:36

It seems you forgot to read the fact that he said he is with the Resistance.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 02 July 2020, 16:16

It seems you forgot to read the fact that he also said that even though he is with the Resistance he is not a mindless slave to it like you are.

Missing rabiosa 02 July 2020, 17:37

At any cost he should not become President. Otherwise it will be a repeat of what we are living through now. he will be controlled by the Hezbos.