Geagea: No One Wants to Target Shiites in Lebanon


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed Monday that “no one wants to target Shiites in Lebanon,” in connection with the ongoing row over representation in the new government.

“Some are trying to depict what’s happening in the issue of the formation of the government as being targeted against Shiites, and some have gone to the extent of saying that they will not accept the elimination of an entire sect,” Geagea said in a statement.

He added: “These atmospheres are totally distant from reality, seeing as no one wants to target Shiites in Lebanon. Shiites are a historic and essential component in this country and no one can or wants to eliminate an entire sect. No one is thinking of this and we will not tolerate anything of this sort.”

Geagea, however, explained that the objective is to “overcome the tragedy that we have been suffering for the past months or rather years.”

He added that this “tragedy” is the “distribution of shares” among the ruling political forces “at the level of the executive authority,” which according to Geagea, led to the rise of “statelets within the state” and to the “paralysis of the government and institutions as well as corruption.”

“The French initiative came to present a different proposal for salvation: a government without a distribution of shares as the primary condition, and a government whose members are not named by the ruling blocs,” the LF leader said.

Warning that Hizbullah and Amal Movement’s insistence on retaining the finance portfolio will push other parties to cling to the portfolios they currently hold, Geagea pointed out that such a scenario would produce a government similar to the previous ones.

“Accordingly, we support the full rotation of portfolios among sects and parties, and we totally reject that the ruling blocs name ministers in the government,” the LF leader added.

Comments 11
Missing thecause 21 September 2020, 18:09

I 100% agree!

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 18:38

The civil war never ended, the Shia kept their weapons

Thumb ansarullah 21 September 2020, 20:22

Mistaken he who thinks we will give up our weapons or our rights to arms and resistance.

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Thumb s.o.s 21 September 2020, 21:40

I wouldn’t bet my life on it ansarulla....

Default-user-icon Mdrs (Guest) 21 September 2020, 22:00

Didn’t know the resistance was in Syria, Yeman and Iraq, my bad.

Btw saying Shia Shia Shia doesn’t make you any more of a tough guy i mean ur leader is such a coward who’s hiding in a hole somewhere while his people die of starvation. Enjoy eating ur weapons when the subsidies dry out in 2 months.

Default-user-icon Wissam (Guest) 21 September 2020, 20:42

Stop exploding sunni terrorist. Isis, al queda, nursa front. Wow

Thumb Mystic 21 September 2020, 23:36

Shiites are always being targeted, read Annahar and already discover this a long time ago.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 22 September 2020, 09:04

Maybe the best is to split the country after all. We cannot live with these clowns

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 22 September 2020, 09:04

Amal and Kizb are the problem. They only care about themselves and about Iran... The Shia deserve better representation than this.

Missing 1948 22 September 2020, 12:04

Geagea is Just like a Israeli agent to say that

Missing thecause 22 September 2020, 13:53

Whenever someone goes against Hezbollah they immediately say “YoUr An IsRaEli AgEnT” Hezbollah is a terrorist sharia organization give your arms to that Lebanese army already!