Geagea Says 'No Hope' in Coming Govt., Denies LF Arming Itself


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday said it seems no hopes can be pinned on the new government in light of the way it is being formed.

In an interview with Radio Free Lebanon, Geagea said the LF will only grant its vote of confidence to “a government of real independents formed of competent and specialist ministers who know exactly how to work.”

“But it seems that there is no hope in this (new) government, because its formation has started by promising the Shiite duo and the Progressive Socialist Party that they would be granted certain portfolios,” Geagea added.

He warned that what happened with the Shiite duo will eventually “apply to the Free Patriotic Movement and others.”

“So how will this government be? At best, it will be similar to (caretaker) PM Hassan Diab’s government, so what would be the result? Nothing but further waste of time,” Geagea said.

Separately, Geagea dismissed “all allegations that the LF party is taking up arms.”

“Lies, lies, lies,” the LF leader said of the claims, noting that some “attack” the LF that way because they cannot accuse it of “corruption.”

“Can a party arm itself secretly? They are not speaking of 200 gunmen but rather of 15,000. Where can you hide them?” Geagea added sarcastically.

“Those who have any information, let them put them on the table, and we will file a lawsuit against anyone speaking this way without providing evidence, because this is a blatantly false accusation,” the LF leader went on to say.

Comments 8
Missing kazan 26 October 2020, 17:04

again and again the behavior of this crook won't facilitate any attempt to start something constructive

Default-user-icon Rojet (Guest) 26 October 2020, 17:15

The crooks are very well known to the Lebanese people. Nothing can be hidden in Lebanon. Gebran Ali Baba and the 200 thieves.

Default-user-icon Anthony (Guest) 26 October 2020, 18:33

Not only a crook, but also a murderer.

Missing un520 26 October 2020, 20:17

The only thing he is asking is for a government of independents which is free from ties with certain parties that demands certain portifolios. Geagea has like so many other lebanese politicians a troubled past, but he seems to be the only one that has learned at least something from it.

Missing kazan 26 October 2020, 20:56

I hope you are right; I have a problem with all existing politicians , we need new names, honest people, without hidden agenda.

Thumb lebanonforever 26 October 2020, 23:08

agree with you UN520

Default-user-icon Mercedes (Guest) 27 October 2020, 11:41

If you don't known the past, the history you won't be able to know what you want in the furture .. Ig Geagea is a murderer Michel Aoun did is a murderer too. So lets stop talking this way cause we are loosing our country guys and you are still saying stupid things .. let us be the new Lebanon

Thumb thepatriot 27 October 2020, 13:51

I also agree un520.