Jumblat Asks State to Aid Syrian Refugees instead of Flexing Military Muscle in North

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Monday described the rare double veto used by Russia and China to block a resolution condemning Syria as a “slap in the face of the Syrian people,” urging the Lebanese state to “aid the Syrian refugees” instead of staging “airborne military parades in the northern border areas.”

In his weekly column in al-Anbaa newspaper, his party’s mouthpiece, Jumblat said the vetos “destroyed what’s left of the Arab League’s initiative which tried to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.”

The Arab solution would put an end to autocracy and help Syria transit to “pluralism, democracy and diversity, away from the fake promises of reform which have not and will not be fulfilled,” Jumblat added.

“The policy of disassociation is maybe useful at the Arab and international forums due to the sensitivity of Lebanon’s stance towards the Syrian crisis, but it is not appropriate in dealing with the Syrian refugees,” the Druze leader noted.

He stressed that “it is past time for the (Lebanese) state authorities to acknowledge their existence, as they are afflicted people who need help and all kinds of medical, social and humanitarian aid.”

Jumblat said that such a step “would be better than the airborne military parades in the northern border areas,” wondering “have we forgotten that the Syrian people had hosted tens of thousands of Lebanese refugees during the (2006) Israeli aggression against Lebanon?”

The Lebanese army deployed on Saturday in the northern border area of Wadi Khaled after media outlets reported that members of the rebel Free Syrian Army were present in the region.

“On Saturday morning the military carried out three airdrops in al-Rami village near Wadi Khaled and searched the area for hours,” a military source told LBC.

MP Moein al-Merehbi confirmed the incident, slamming the deployment of the army as “Syrian orders to President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Miqati, and Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji.”

Al-Akhbar newspaper reported that Wadi Khaled is a military base for the Free Syrian Army.

According to the daily Free Syrian Army officers and troops are moving freely along the illegal border crossings, smuggling weapons and transporting injured soldiers.

Thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon amid a deadly crackdown on a popular revolt against President Bashar Assad’s regime, now in its eleventh month.

In November, the Syrian army laced the Lebanese border with landmines in a bid to curb arms smuggling and hamper army defectors and refugees from fleeing.

Syrian troops have also staged deadly incursions into border villages in neighboring Lebanon.

Comments 11
Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 06 February 2012, 19:27

the crucial time is knocking at the door,it is very sensitive:the unity of the army.

Default-user-icon tycoon (Guest) 06 February 2012, 19:35

ya kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd

Default-user-icon Chbat Lobbat (Guest) 06 February 2012, 20:08

The State should learn from this low life piece of filth who insulted his own father's memory and all of the Lebanese people by kowtowing to and serving the Syrian occupation at the expense of all of the decent and helpless Lebanese, hundreds of thousands of whom he contributed to making them refugees in their own country, steal whatever money was allocated to their return to their villages and continues to prevent them from returning. This low life piece of filth scumbag deserves to be hanged or better still, trampled to death by all decent Lebanese, and then have his body thrown to filthy hyenas to devour him.

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 06 February 2012, 21:41

we are reaching now the lebanese finger:
taliban and hamid karzai in talks at saudi arabia= cutting the afghani finger
hamas and abbas in talks at qatar= cutting the palestinian finger
civil war in syria= cutting the syrian arm
is it now the lebanese finger,starting with moukhabarat el jaysh????and if needed the banking system???

Missing helicopter 06 February 2012, 21:43

Do both. And the army should be covering the whole border (not just the north), and shutting down all illegal crossings of people and arms (both ways). Either it is all 2halal or all 2haram (not a menu to pick and chose from). Definition of illegal weapons would be all weapons that are not requested by the Government and destined for the army only.

Missing peace 06 February 2012, 21:44

well said heicopter!

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 07 February 2012, 03:18

Forgive them Ya Jumblatt. The bootlicking government was following orders from Damascus. 11 months and Bashar said stay off the border, now he said go to the border, if anyone even knows where the border is.

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 07 February 2012, 04:40

Let us face reality, we need to divide the country just like Cyprus in order to live in peace.
There is a group that will die daily for Iran and Syria, another group wants to be allied with the rest of the world. The sooner we get this done the better for the poor citizens. Enough of this religious war.

Default-user-icon anony (Guest) 07 February 2012, 04:47

n when dd bashar become the one to protect them? me n u kno very well he s as imperialist as all the gcc n the zionists

Default-user-icon Aounieh Bajam (Guest) 07 February 2012, 06:11

Ya bajam ya aounieh if it wasn't for Harirri, the crazy boy would be still in paris. He would have been still In exile had the cedar revolution never occurred.

Thumb jabalamel 07 February 2012, 17:10

the filthy zionist media terrorists had many hillarious hallucinations but one is worthy to point out: the idea of dividing lebanon.

we know from where such ideas come.