Geagea Warns March 14 in Eye of the Stormإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea told March 14 opposition officials that Christians in Lebanon would have suffered from the consequences of his assassination if snipers succeeded in killing him.
Al-Liwaa daily on Thursday quoted Geagea as saying in his address to the officials during their large-scale meeting at his residence in Maarab that “March 14 is in the eye of the storm.”
“We should all be aware of that and act in this regard,” he said.
The LF chief also put his assassination attempt within the framework of the “big confrontation taking place in the region.”
Had the snipers shot him, the incident “would have had dangerous repercussions on the Christian presence in Lebanon.”
“The battle that the Syrian regime and its allies are fighting is a final battle of either killing or be killed,” the sources of the conferees quoted Geagea as saying.
The LF chief urged March 14 to find serious and thoughtful ways to confront the battle that could last for a couple of months or a year or two, the sources told al-Liwaa.
LF MP Antoine Zahra also told Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) that “the government’s different sides” have taken the decision to resume the attacks on Lebanese opposition personalities.
The March 14 coalition said following its Maarab meeting on Wednesday that the government should repeal a decision preventing the Internal Security Forces from accessing what is known as the telecom data which it believes would help in the probe of Geagea’s attempted murder.
According to al-Liwaa, the statement was drafted by a committee that included MPs George Adwan and Ammar Houry, former lawmaker Elias Atallah and Marwan Saqr from the Democratic Renewal Movement of ex-MP Nassib Lahoud, who died in February.
The movement returned to its membership in the March 14 forces, al-Liwaa said.
The Phalange party was also present to throw his support behind Geagea although it wasn’t participating in the meetings of the March 14 general-secretariat.
The party’s leader Amin Gemayel and his son MP Sami Gemayel did not attend the gathering but lawmaker Elie Marouni was present.
Meanwhile, informed sources said that investigators have found new evidence in their probe into Geagea’s assassination attempt.
They are carrying out tests on pieces of cloths and an empty bottle found in the vicinity of the area where snipers shot at Geagea as he was walking in the garden of his fortified residence.
Investigators are also probing the movement of suspects from and to the area where the snipers were located, the sources told al-Liwaa.