Miqati Urges Youth on Civil War Anniversary to Avoid Being Manipulated in 'Futile' Battles

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Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati hoped on Saturday that youths in Lebanon would learn from the experiences of their elders and “realize that no one in the country can eliminate the other.”

He said: “We hope that the youths would avoid being used as fuel for futile battles that only lead to more despair.”

He made his remarks before a delegation from the Joy of Giving non-profit organization on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the eruption of the Lebanese Civil War.

“The youths should steer away from escalatory rhetoric that only increases the divide and tensions between the people,” he stressed.

“We are now in the greatest need for efforts that bring the Lebanese close together and that may help achieve comprehensive reconciliation between them,” added Miqati.

“There can be no substitute for this reconciliation no matter how great the disputes among the people of the nation,” he noted.

The youths should take hold of their fates and work for a prosperous Lebanon, he declared.

The civil broke out in 1975 and ended in 1990 through the Saudi-sponsored Taef accord, signed in 1989.

Around 120,000 people were killed in the unrest.

Comments 2
Default-user-icon Kharbadoul Vazajim (Guest) 13 April 2013, 18:22

Should I be surprised to see this man pushing himself onto the news scene after being finished politically and dumped by all? Where are ahl al Sunna when he desperately needed them?

Missing helicopter 13 April 2013, 18:42

There are many that fits who phoenix might be referring to. One that comes to mind are those that carry guns instead of a cedar plant and a yellow flag instead of the Lebanese one...... but like I said, there are many many more on both sides of March.