Hariri, Geagea Slam Mansour's Syria Remarks: Govt. Asking Lebanese to Cover up Assad Crimes

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned on Wednesday Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour's request that Syria's seat at the Arab League be restored, saying that the regime has “found a spokesman to speak at the League.”

He said in a statement: “The Lebanese government is requesting all Lebanese to participate in covering up the crimes of Syrian President Bashar Assad.”

“The Lebanese people are not employees for Assad, Iran, and their political and military proxy in Lebanon,” he declared.

“The Lebanese people demand that this government reveal its real nature and announced to the Arabs and the world that it is the government of Bashar Assad and Hizbullah in Lebanon,” he added.

Furthermore, Hariri said: “Mansour's request to restore Syria's seat at the Arab League is the culmination of the true ugly role the Lebanese government is playing regarding the bloody developments in Syria.”

“Does this minister truly speak on behalf of the Lebanese republic, its president, government, and prime minister?” he wondered.

“Or are we faced with the foreign minister of Iran or that of a minister who abides by the political orders of a political power that has imposed on Lebanon positions that only serve to harm the country's national interests?” asked the former premier.

“We not only condemn Mansour's remarks, but we consider them part of his following of foreign orders,” Hariri noted.

“We urge all political powers that are keen on Lebanon's safety and Arab ties to completely reject the government's random policies,” he said.

Mansour called on Wednesday for scrapping a decision to suspend the membership of Syria from the Arab League

Prime Minister Najib Miqati soon criticized the call, saying: “The foreign minister does not express the stance of the government.”

The Arab League suspended Syria in November 2011 as a sharp rebuke for Assad's leadership over its brutal crackdown on demonstrators seeking to topple his regime.

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea later issued a statement to condemn the foreign minister's remarks, saying: “He should have first taken into consideration the positions of the majority of the Lebanese people before issuing a stance on the Syrian crisis.”

“He should have at least taken the approval of the government before proposing restoring Syria's seat at the Arab League in an attempt to regain some legitimacy to the regime on the Arab scene,” he stated.

“Does Mansour realize that his position places the whole of Lebanon and the Lebanese before grave dangers that may drag them from oppressive Arab isolation to a fatal international one?” he continued.

“Where is the commitment to the policy of disassociation that this failed and corrupt government has constantly advocated?” he asked.

“This is the same government, which includes a team that is fighting alongside the Syrian regime and whose foreign minister is allowed to insult the Lebanese people and who has become an official spokesman for Bashar Assad,” Geagea added.

“We ask the president and prime minister about the brand of shame that the minister has printed on the forehead of every free Lebanese citizen and we renew our demand for the resignation of this government,” declared the Lebanese Forces chief.

“We ask what has remained of liberals and for how long will this silence last?” he wondered.

“Is it not time for this failed and corrupt government to resign after it threatened to tarnish Lebanon's reputation all over the world after it distanced itself from all of its duties and the rights of Lebanese and only served to cover up the crimes of the Syrian regime?” continued Geagea.

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Thumb mckinl 06 March 2013, 14:54

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones ... It is Hariri that is up to his neck in complicity with Saudi Arabia in transporting and arming jihadis in Syria ...

Every time Hariri opens his mouth he just reminds people how duplicitous he really is. Just when he has an opportunity to be quiet he breaks the silence with obvious bombast.

Thumb mckinl 06 March 2013, 15:57

Another loser decides to look ridiculous:

"LF leader Samir Geagea: FM Mansour's remarks are a mark of shame on the foreheads of every free Lebanese citizen."

Really !!! ... "a mark of shame on the foreheads of every free Lebanese citizen."

Both Geagea and Hariri need to be spanked and sent to bed without supper.

Thumb mckinl 06 March 2013, 16:51

@ saad

Drinking again?

Missing rafehh 06 March 2013, 16:19

I am assuming that Hariri is managing the whole operation from France! I wonder how you come to conclusion that "Every time Hariri opens his mouth he just reminds people how duplicitous he really is"? Or bombast is your specialty.

Thumb mckinl 06 March 2013, 16:41

Does the name Oqab Saqr wring a bell? He does work for Hariri you know. Remember the percussion blankets and the 50 caliber milk?

Missing lqu7 06 March 2013, 15:15

Saad, your father, and yourself have a colorful history of Syrian boot-licking. Anything you say about this subject will only make you look worse (if that's even possible).

Missing allouchi 06 March 2013, 15:28

keep living in the past just like the rest of the M8rs...pathetic really...

Missing rafehh 06 March 2013, 16:20

and it is why they killed him.

Thumb Bandoul 06 March 2013, 20:00

lqu7, ya 3eib el shoum 3aleik, bala 7aya, bala ekhle2, bala marba!

Default-user-icon observer (Guest) 06 March 2013, 15:15

how about you support your claims with evidence instead of just throwing trash? every time you and those like you open your mouths your remind us all of your hatred towards true patriots and towards Lebanon. If you like Syria and Iran why don't you go live there?

Thumb geha 06 March 2013, 15:45

what has happened is not trivial and this cabinet cannot look the other way on this matter anymore: this sinister of Syrian foreign affairs should be hung. he has no right whatsoever to make such a declaration at a summit contrary to instructions given to him by his government: this amounts to treason. but then again you do not know what treason is: yu live it daily.

Thumb andre.jabbour 06 March 2013, 18:51

You're one of the few that can get under flames hitter and his multiple aliases. Keep doing it (; you too BigSam.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 March 2013, 21:45

Oil was discovered by this government? It was discovered by private firms. Taking credit for things you have not is a clear sign of failure. Electricity? Bassil took the route most profitable for him and the worst possible route for the country. I will challenge anytime on the finances of those ships and will bet my right arm on what I am stating. Epic failure!

Thumb andre.jabbour 06 March 2013, 15:49

God bless Saad Hariri for his comment. No,we don't want him as PM but as MP that will still do his job in unveiling the truth about the ongoing thefts and corruption.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 06 March 2013, 15:54

Mr saadeldin
while you were prime minister how long did you stay in lebanon and out of lebanon and where ?

Missing rafehh 06 March 2013, 16:14

As a politician, Hariri is as significant as the number of votes he garner. You are probably one of the few people in lebanon that thinks that m8 is doing a good job in government or that the economy is better now than it was two years ago.

Thumb geha 06 March 2013, 16:30

Ashraf elnass:
they are all a bunch of killers, thieves, drug traffickers, money launderers, kidnappers,....
in short the scum of the earth, and they dare call themselves: ashraf elnass. :)
this sinister of Syrian foreign affairs should be hung as a traitor.

Thumb geha 06 March 2013, 16:45

I am fed up by shia extremist stating wrong statistics:
according to the previous elections:
- Christians were at 37%, which leaves 63% to muslims.
- 63% are divided between: sunnis, shia, druze and alawaites.
- furthermore, the numbers of the sunnis were 50 to 60K abve those of shia.
these numbers can be checked easily, so go play in iran, as you do not represent more than 30% at best, if ever.
you are the ones who should leave us alone.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 March 2013, 16:49

bad attempt at PR control flamer. Please do enlighten us on how M8 focuses on the serious stuff and what have they accomplished? worst government in the history of all governments.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 March 2013, 19:54

Sidestepping the question and reverting to insults. Someday you will outgrow that but in the meantime do you want to take a shot at elaborating on how M8 focuses on the important things? And how is a rogue foreign minister making foolish statements and letting the world know that he is traitor shamelessly NOT an important matter? Shows how informed you are at world policy!
BTW- there is nothing disgruntled about me or any M14 for that matter. We all knew M8 would hang themselves if given enough rope. That, my friend, was the only thing M8 didn't disappoint at. Their job performance however was by far an epic failure.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 March 2013, 23:21

Oil was discovered by this government? It was discovered by private firms. Taking credit for things you have notdone is a clear sign of failure. Electricity? Bassil took the route most profitable for him and the worst possible route for the country. I will challenge you anytime on the finances of those ships and will bet my right arm on what I am stating. Epic failure!

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 06 March 2013, 23:58

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=539344932754990
Do you think Bassil hired her personally?

Missing greatpierro 06 March 2013, 16:52

Do you think it is trivial than an fm decides by himself of the official policy of the Lebanese government regardless wether the president and the pm afresa or not?

Thumb benzona 06 March 2013, 16:56

http://www.vagueblanchepourlasyrie.org (French)
http://www.shaam.org/ (Arabic)

just discovered these by watching France 24. Thought some of you would enjoy reading something new.

Thumb bigsami 06 March 2013, 20:37

Nice Benzona. Don't expect the few illiterate HA worshiping sheep here to understand. They are too busy looking for the next group gathering promoting violence, anger and hatred against everyone who does not obey Iran's commands!

Thumb benzona 07 March 2013, 00:02

I noticed Big Sami! It's saddening for Lebanon.

Default-user-icon i mad as hell marmal (Guest) 06 March 2013, 16:57

after micho's hurried half apology to bahrain on tuesday following his supporters working in the gulf's complaints, hassin el jardoon was ordered by the iranian "consultants" and mr moukhabarat man ali abdel karim ali abdel karim ali abdel karim ali abdel karim ali.. is there an echo in here?.. to dangle mr adnan mansewer the syrian under secretary of foreign affairs and part time lebanese cabinet minister with a riveting al manure tv exhibition reading from the sana and al watan song book.

Default-user-icon Frudio Vallore (Guest) 06 March 2013, 17:24

Mansour definitely listens to such losers whose followers don't even want to listen to their stupidities anymore, but continue to get excited! Go figure where they are now and what great things they are doing! Successes, as always!!!

Thumb bigsami 06 March 2013, 17:42

Aan jad akbar satleih this lilfaglee....almost every post is useless childish garbage. Then again....what else can you expect from fagblower's alias Nabatieh’s village idiot!

Thumb bigsami 06 March 2013, 17:46

Why is anyone surprised....these are the trademarks of tyrant terrorists also seen out of HA and IRAN on a ongoing basis.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 06 March 2013, 17:48

Dear Saad
may be your right but anyone can be prime minister if all is fine
leaders and statesmen are for difficult times
but as you said i was not informed that about was was about to happen arround and in lebanon only knew the ones who were preparing things

Thumb chouchou 06 March 2013, 18:13

ntebeh ya geagea haida fa5!!

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 06 March 2013, 18:39

Send Mansour to Syria to fight for his beloved leader.

Default-user-icon badpoliticians (Guest) 06 March 2013, 19:20

Saad Hariri not long ago went boot licking in Syria, and his father did the same befor him intiated the licking. He is a crookwho stole the money from Lebaon through SOLIDERE and his father before him initiated the looting. Is it not time the Sunni find a Honest Prime minister to replace these Billionaires (Hariri's x2 + Mikati)who do not pay any tax to the state while the poor are followed every day. And we want to beleive they act in the interest of us all and of Lebanon ? Poor Lebanon

Thumb Bandoul 06 March 2013, 19:30

exactly right...kiser, not even worse the time and effort to engages these lap dogs.

Thumb Bandoul 06 March 2013, 19:30

Ooops, I meant worth, not worse

Missing peace 06 March 2013, 21:21

mansour is just a syrian servant at the orders of assad and M8ers are proud of that...
they praise this regime that harmed lebanon more than israel ever did and still support and defend its crimes whatever they do... and they are more syrian than the syrians themselves! lol

Missing samiam 06 March 2013, 23:22

It is pretty obvious there are very few countries that have even a tiny bit of respect for this guy. My question is whether they laugh at him behind his back or in front of him.

He is a national disgrace

Default-user-icon Sae Kubo in Tokyo (Guest) 07 March 2013, 03:38

Mustaqbal movement rather has supported the policy "milk for Syrian babt not weapon' as your respective flag and the tradition. by seeing the situation of serious spilll over of FSA, rebels clashes in your country as well as anbushed battle at the border area, on which your country's opinions are devided into how handle these problem. As the Arab league of about 22 countries members need to come up with the heartful and meaning ful recommendation is very important, honestly, to seek the path for the peace plan in Syria to face an amazing number of refugees. Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour's request seems shaking because how help the situation or because of the relentless of the incumbent Regime to the opposition. But unless the opposition find a better and substantial or realistic leader for them to govern their country, the country will fall on hand of mix up with al-Queda and US-led Defectors. Will they lead the country really to reconstruction of their country ?

Thumb barbar 07 March 2013, 06:37

Gonna have to agree with the March 14 overlords this time. Mansour really needs to shut up. I support freedom of speech but he shouldn't be saying things like this given the position that he's in. All Lebanese, from 14 to 8 to everyone, need to abide by the disassociation policy.

Missing whyaskwhy 07 March 2013, 06:58

Mansour has shown his open alliance to Syria and Iran without consulting Lebanese leadership. This clearly shows how biased this government is and who its working for. But M8 supporters will argue that Mansours comments are personal and those that will send shivers down Israelis backs not to mention make our devastated Lira jump up against the infadils dollar.

Default-user-icon a non ymous (Guest) 07 March 2013, 10:07

The question is, who killed Rafic Hariri?