Bassil Slams 'Lebanese Rustom Ghazaleh', Says Hariri, Others Want to Eliminate FPM

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Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil lashed out Sunday at Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and warned of a perceived attempt to return the country to the “pre-2005 era.”

“What is the current specialty of the PM-designate?” Bassil said in a televised address, casting doubt on the possibility that the new government will be truly a so-called “government of specialists.”

“The rule of specialty was not only broken in naming the premier but also the ministers! What does it mean to give a single minister two portfolios such as foreign affairs and agriculture or social affairs and environment or administrative development and youth and sport? What specialty is this?” Bassil asked.

Lamenting that “there is no expertise nor standards nor rules in what is being proposed,” Bassil claimed that the objective is to “downsize the government and cling to 14 or 18 seats in order to aggrieve Druze and Greek Catholics.”

He added: “We do not entrust Hariri alone with reform and to them this government is aimed at seizing control of the country and returning us to the pre-2005 era.”

Addressing the public opinion, he went on to say: “Do you believe that these people want a government for reform, forensic audit, combating corruption, recovering transferred and looted funds and lifting secrecy off the accounts of politicians and state employees? Who prevented them from abiding by CEDRE's reforms? No one, other than laziness, ignorance, reluctance to conduct reform and hunger for stealing public funds.”

“There is a Lebanese Ghazi Kanaan and his electoral laws are present and there is a Lebanese Rustom Ghazaleh and his appointments are present,” Bassil added, apparently comparing the two late Syrian officers who were in charge of Lebanon’s file to rival Lebanese leaders.

“We won’t allow a return to the era of marginalization and elimination,” Bassil stressed.

Moreover, Bassil called for holding a national dialogue that produces a “common Lebanese vision for a new political system that guarantees stability for the country.”

“Jumping over the system's structural problems under the excuse that Hizbullah alone is to blame for the state's collapse means that someone does not want to resolve the problem but rather to deepen it,” Bassil said.

“Of course the issues of arms, defense strategy, Lebanon's position, its relations with nations and the issue of its neutrality are existential issues that should be at the heart of the needed dialogue,” he added.

“We don't accept that our land be a stage for the conflicts of others nor that resistant arms be in the service of any project other than protecting Lebanon,” he emphasized.

Bassil also revealed that the FPM has agreed with Hizbullah on “launching a bilateral dialogue to review our relation and the memorandum of understanding regarding key issues, including foreign relations and the building of the state, because things are not going well.”

“But this bilateral dialogue is not enough and Hizbullah and us are not the entire the country,” he added.

“We need a new contract between the Lebanese, which we should forge through our freewill and timing, instead of it being imposed on us by the developments and before foreign forces oblige us to make flawed settlements similar to those that led us into the current situation,” Bassil said.

Timeline
  • 10 January 2021, 13:00

    Bassil: We need a new contract between the Lebanese, which we should forge through our freewill and timing, instead of it being imposed on us by the developments and before foreign forces oblige us to make flawed settlements similar to those that led us into the current situation.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:57

    Bassil: We have agreed with Hizbullah on launching a bilateral dialogue to review our relation and the memorandum of understanding regarding key issues, including foreign relations and the building of the state, because things are not going well. But this bilateral dialogue is not enough and Hizbullah and us are not the entire the country.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:55

    Bassil: Of course the issues of arms, defense strategy, Lebanon's position, its relations with nations and the issue of its neutrality are existential issues that should be at the heart of the needed dialogue. We don't accept that our land be a stage for the conflicts of others not that resistant arms be in the service of any project other than protecting Lebanon.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:52

    Bassil: Jumping over the system's structural problems under the excuse that Hizbullah alone is to blame for the state's collapse means that someone does not want to resolve the problem but rather to deepen it.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:51

    Bassil: We call for holding a national dialogue that produces a common Lebanese vision for a new political system that guarantees stability for the country.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:49

    Bassil: We won’t allow a return to the era of marginalization and elimination.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:49

    Bassil: There is a Lebanese Ghazi Kanaan and his electoral laws are present and there is a Lebanese Rustom Ghazaleh and his appointments are present.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:42

    Bassil: Do you believe that these people want a government for reform, forensic audit, combating corruption, recovering transferred and looted funds and lifting secrecy off the accounts of politicians and state employees? Who prevented them from abiding by CEDRE's reforms? No one, other than laziness, ignorance, reluctance to conduct reform and hunger for stealing public funds.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:39

    Bassil: We do not entrust Hariri alone with reform and to them this government is aimed at seizing control of the country and returning us to the pre-2005 era.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:32

    Bassil: There is no expertise nor standards nor rules in what is being proposed. The objective is to downsize the government and cling to 14 or 18 seats in order to aggrieve Druze and Greek Catholics.

  • 10 January 2021, 12:28

    Bassil: The rule of specialty was not only broken in naming the premier but also the ministers! What does it mean to give a single minister two portfolios such as foreign affairs and agriculture or social affairs and environment or administrative development and youth and sport? What specialty is this?

  • 10 January 2021, 12:25

    Bassil: What is the current specialty of the PM-designate?

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Comments 15
Thumb galaxy 10 January 2021, 13:53

Bassil: What is the current specialty of the PM-designate?

and what is your current, past, and future specialty other than theft, corruption, sectarianism, treason, and narcissism?!

Thumb gebran_sons 10 January 2021, 20:24

The Silent Majority and Lebanese successful diaspora has plenty of time to develop an alternate to all current politicians for the next elections based on a comprehensive program. For the first time Lebanese will vote on a program instead of discredited zuaama. A program starting from restoring sovereignty and trust, eliminating all armed militias, and demarking all borders; to improving infrastructure with tunnels, expressways, monorails, new airports and 5G + ultrabroadband throughout Lebanon, enhancing industry from electrifying transportation to manufacturing medicine and high-value products; and joining the World digital economy so our engineers can open remote offices for major corporations.

Thumb gebran_sons 11 January 2021, 02:11

Bassil and Aoun are a curse on Lebanon and the Christian community. They were fully aware that their deal with Hizb for personal benefit will destroy and bankrupt Lebanon. In other words, they are premeditated murderers of a country. While endemic corruption played a monor role, Hizb and Aoun are primarily responsible for destroying Lebanon, the middle class, and its institutions. This is a warning for all supporters of FPM that now that their complicity with Hizb and Iran is clear. They need to quickly exit this party of traitors because the silent majority will not be forgiving once they replace the current corrupt political class. FPM is much worse than the Vichy government and its fate will not be better.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 January 2021, 11:02

This man has zero credibility, honor, or dignity. At every juncture, he uses 'Christians' to advance his political agenda. It is common knowledge this traitor wants to be the next president and he will do whatever it takes including the total destruction of Lebanon if that would serve his purpose.
This political class specially this miniature of a man must be brought to justice and tried by the people of Lebanon.

Missing kazan 10 January 2021, 13:54

The illness of Lebanon is easy to diagnose , but difficult to cure. The incubation of the illness took centuries the cure needs at least 2 generations.The illness : the population is brought up and conditioned to think and behave in clan and religion dependency and loyalty ; this means acceptance of a feudal leader and/or warlord supported by the religious head, the latter will reward ( by corruption) the followers/slaves by offering them government positions. Needless to say, with such a mindset cooperation with other clans is doomed to fail. Cure? start by teaching the youth to be open to other cultures ,opinions,religions and think ,behave and be loyal (only )to the nation key factors ( Economy,health,education,social, foreign, securityetc...).
2 generations are needed.

Thumb eagledawn 10 January 2021, 14:01

"libanaisresilient 4 hours ago
Long live Bassil the future President of Lebanese republic!"

Thumb eagledawn 10 January 2021, 14:03

constantine 7 hours ago
The voice of justice.

Thumb eagledawn 10 January 2021, 14:03

libanaisresilient 8 hours ago

Yeah man, I also think Bassil has Talent to play the Napoleon of Lebanon! Long live GB

Thumb eagledawn 12 January 2021, 00:10

"the_roar:
Ladies and Gentlemmen: Today you have just listened to the future president of Lebanon. Learn people, Learn."

Missing cedars 10 January 2021, 14:07

Keep wasting time until all people under your regime either leave Lebanon or die from hunger.

Thumb ex-fpm 10 January 2021, 14:26

Bassil : We don't accept that our land be a stage for the conflicts of others not that resistant arms be in the service of any project other than protecting Lebanon.

His Boss and Handler says:

Hassan Nasrallah - November 11 2013
عندما نأخذ القرار، أو نمشي في أي درب، أو ندخل إلى أي ساحة، أو إلى أي ميدان أو إلى أي قتال، نحن لا نلجأ إلى عقولنا، ولا إلى علومنا ولا إلى مستوانا العلمي، ولا إلى ولا إلى,نحن نلجأ إلى فقهائنا وكبارنا ومراجعنا.. هذا كان التزامنا بالإمام، وهذا التزامنا بعد الإمام رضوان الله تعالى عليه، بسماحة الإمام القائد آية الله العظمى السيد علي الخامنئي.

Thumb thepatriot 10 January 2021, 18:01

I despise this abominable creature.

Thumb farsical.resistance 10 January 2021, 19:51

“Jumping over the system's structural problems under the excuse that Hizbullah alone is to blame for the state's collapse means that someone does not want to solve the problem but rather to deepen it,” Gebran Bassil

لما الامين العام تبعهم بيسمي مرشد ايران "القائد" يعني صواريخو تحت امرة هيدا القائد
الأفظع من التبعية للغريب هي الوقاحة!!!
خلصونا من ربكن بقا
Jan 3 2021 Dr Naji Hayek - High ranking official in the Free Patriotic Movement.

Thumb farsical.resistance 10 January 2021, 20:10

Bassil claimed that the objective is to “downsize the government and cling to 14 or 18 seats in order to aggrieve Druze and Greek Catholics.”

he's all but admitted that Michel Aoun has been lying to Al Raii when he told him that he was not blocking the government formation to get the a blocking third.

Thumb farsical.resistance 10 January 2021, 20:15

The Lebanese Ghazi Kanaan and Lebanese Rustom Ghazaleh is an Iranian

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/278376-nasrallah-asks-army-to-unveil-port-probe-result-and-sawwan-to-rectify-course