Army Chief Urges Officials to Address Situations, Vows to Protect Stability


Army Commander General Joseph Aoun on Monday called on political officials to address the deteriorating economic and financial situations while vowing to protect “stability and civil peace.”

“The army is part of this people and it is suffering alike,” Aoun said in a meeting Yarze with the army’s top officers.

“The dire political situation has reflected itself on all levels, especially economically, which led to a rise in the levels of poverty and hunger. The money of depositors is trapped in banks and salaries have lost their purchasing power, and accordingly the salaries of soldiers have lost their value,” Aoun added.

Addressing political officials, he said: “Where are we headed? What do you intend to do? We have repeatedly warned over the seriousness of the situation and the possibility of its explosion.”

Commenting on the protests that have been engulfing the country for a week now, Aoun stressed that the army “supports the freedom of peaceful expression, which is enshrined in the constitution and international conventions, but without attacks on public and private property.”

He also vowed that “the army will not allow harm to stability or civil peace.”

The army chief also lamented that “the army’s budget is being lowered every year” and that “the funds are running out before the end of the year.”

Comments 9
Thumb warrior 08 March 2021, 18:34

"The army chief also lamented that “the army’s budget is being lowered every year” and that “the funds are running out before the end of the year.”

Oh ok... cut down on the number of soldier bodyguards and soldier drivers for your officers and their wives.

Thumb 08 March 2021, 19:19

And their kids.... the drivers are used as personal shoppers by the wives... they’re even ‘loaned’ to close relatives, I know this firsthand :)

the military may not be getting meat on their plates but high ranked officers do have food orgies at home.

Thumb lebanon_first 08 March 2021, 20:20

And their kids and unemployed daughters for ever and ever

Being in an army is like a perpetual treasury bond

Thumb canadianleb 08 March 2021, 19:29

why does he always look so constipated?

Default-user-icon Eli (Guest) 09 March 2021, 00:36

Absolutely useless
They appointed general because they know that he is gutless

Default-user-icon M.jamal (Guest) 09 March 2021, 04:33

What a joke. What is this mans qualification? I bet it is. Being born simply Marinate question.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 09 March 2021, 06:33

I have an idea! March with your troops on the houses of the politicians and burn them... Then assume power for 6 months until proper elections are held.

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 09 March 2021, 06:34

Is he wearing mascara?

Thumb thepatriot 09 March 2021, 10:13

Yes samiam, a chief of the army with guts would have launched a coup, and given back the power to the people...