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Suleiman on Civil War Anniversary: Lebanese Must Cooperate to Steer Clear of Regional Crises

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President Michel Suleiman stressed on Saturday the need for national interests to be placed above all else in order to keep the country clear of foreign conflicts.

He said: “We must derive lessons from regional developments and realize the need for cooperation among all sides to keep country away from these crises.”

He made his remarks on the 38th anniversary of the eruption of the Lebanese Civil War.

Suleiman continued: “Lebanon must be kept away from the regional disputes in order for the Lebanese people to live in stability and prosperity.”

They should not be made to once again pay the price of other people's conflicts, he added.

In addition, the president highlighted the importance of respecting constitutional dictates, through forming a new government and staging the parliamentary elections.

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 7
Missing topace 13 April 2013, 15:45

The enemy are within Mr President ! No outsiders can penetrate us lebanese , get rid of the filthy warlords such as Gigi , Harrirs' , jumbys' & co .., once you do that we will have no major problems ...

Missing VINCENT 13 April 2013, 19:42

This is the problem with some people (I like to call them useful idiots but do not want to misuse free media). Even when you are swimming in the shores of truth and precious knowledge which does not exist anymore, you still don't want to see the facts. Men like Berri and Hassan were, are now and will in the future be classified with the others you mention. How can you not see that Hassan brought possibly the worse national enemy in our Country. These filthy Persians care nothing except their own pockets. You think they care re. the Palestinians or Lebanese lives and/or property when they played Hassan to engage the Israelis in the so called war in 2006? All that destruction and loss of lives for what?

Missing VINCENT 13 April 2013, 19:42

Do you think it may have something to do with distracting the interested parties in favor of Iran's ultimate goal/interest which is to rule supreme over the strait of Hormuz and basically saying "you Arabs are peons in my backyard"? So, you want to aline yourself based on religious nexus and betray your nationality like the other camp did with the Saudis, etc.?

Missing topace 13 April 2013, 22:33

Bubba, don't advertise your private life here , what this comment says to me is that you have an interest in male partners penetrating you sick hyena . If I'm writing about politics & you write about male dicks then stop exposing yourself to us . I would only advice you to come out of the closet it will make you less negative towards society and stop fighting your demons, if. You like 5 dicks up your behind that's your business not mine. Your parents have brought you up the wrong way thats way you think about dicks all the time, if your real father was still alive he would have been ashamed of having a distorted son like you !!!!!!

Default-user-icon Kharbadoul Vazajim (Guest) 13 April 2013, 18:17

The excessive use of the word "must" by this good-for-nothing president-by-parachute puts him on the same level as the ineffective March 14 clowns. What damn luck do the decent Lebanese have!

Thumb chrisrushlau 13 April 2013, 19:29

I second (or third) the remark about warlords, and note the example given of warlord public service by bubba.
Suleiman is in effect asking the Shia majority, who are treated as slaves, non-persons, under the Taef Accord/National Pact, to sacrifice themselves so everybody else can have a normal life.

Missing helicopter 13 April 2013, 22:06

You seem to have a Shiite chip on your shoulder similar to that of black people in USA. Common, I know lots of Shiites (and they are friends of mine) who are proud of who they are and what they have accomplished. Only one treating Shiites as slaves now (if not brain washed slaves) is Hezb who is willing to sacrifice them and all Lebanese for an Iranian agenda. Please snap out of that mode and join hands in making Lebanon a true democracy for all.