Change MPs say Geagea part of system, 'another face of Hezbollah'

Change MPs Halima Kaakour and Ibrahim Mneimneh accused Tuesday Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea of being part of the sectarian and traditional system, after he attacked them in a press interview.

Geagea had said that Kaakour and Mneimneh are "on another planet" as he accused them of living in the past by refusing to coordinate with the opposition.

"They want to abolish political sectarianism, and they want Arab unity and they want to liberate Palestine at the same time, and they are hypersensitive to everything that happened in the past, including the Lebanese Forces," Geagea said.

Kaakour responded that Geagea does not have the right to decide how the opposition should be and that he is part of the sectarian system that the Change MPs have rebelled against.

"We have not and will not bow to any pressure from any side to become part of the (rival political) camps. I will only side with the concept of the modern state and the rights of all people," Kaakour said.

"These MPs are ideological," Geagea had said earlier. "But they are ideological in the other direction, not against Hezbollah but against something that doesn't exist anymore" he stressed, which led Mneimneh to respond that "confronting Hezbollah does not exclusively have to pass through Maarab."

"You and all the other establishment's parties are a cover for Hezbollah and another face for it," Mneimneh said.

"We did not enter the political work to revive previous polarization and divisions, or participate in shady deals and quotas," the Change MP went on to say.

The Lebanese Forces snapped back that the MPs comments are not logical or factual, challenging them to mention a single corruption instance related to the LF.

Source: Naharnet

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