Jumblat: Whoever Thinks that Settlement with Assad Family is Possible is Crazy

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat demanded on Friday that the ruling Assad family in Syria be removed from the country.

He said: “Anyone who believes that a settlement can be reached with the Assad family is crazy.”

He made his remarks from Turkey where he is taking part in a series of meetings for Socialist International in the Arab world.

Addressing the international community, the MP remarked: “If Russia truly wants the best interests of the Syrian people, then it would transport the Assad family to somewhere in Russia or elsewhere and leave the Syrian people to decide their fate with freedom and dignity.”

Jumblat noted that Russia had assisted Syria in constructing the Euphrates dam, presented it with thousands of academic scholarships, and supported it militarily and developmentally, and it should therefore launch a political initiative with the concerned sides to end the country’s crisis.

The PSP leader had previously warned that Syria may slip into civil war if the bloodshed continued.

Russia and China have twice opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution to condemn the violence in Syria, rejecting any form of foreign intervention to end the crisis.

The Syrian regime has been launching a violent crackdown against demonstrators who have been demanding an end to the regime and the rule of President Bashar Assad.

The United Nations estimates that over 9,000 people have been killed in the violence since the beginning of the protests in March 2011.

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Thumb primesuspect 24 March 2012, 10:00

You, my friend, deserve to be our next president. We need to modify our legislation, make rotations between sects for the head of state and government and parliament.

Thumb benzona 24 March 2012, 12:31

You mean Hariri president, Gemayel Jr prime minister and Jumblatt head of parliament ? We need a Shia representative, too bad there isnt any decent one in Amal/Hezbollah.

Thumb primesuspect 25 March 2012, 04:13

and I thought Lebanon was mature enough to evolve. The current system is archaic, don't you agree? The president is always Christian, fine... but who picks (elects) him? not me, not you! Aren't you sick of having the Berri thug at the parliament? you should know that the day he dies, his son will be in charge.... Failing to evolve will eventually create more troubles. Do you want all the good people to leave Lebanon? Aren't you tired of this exodus? I want the Christian diaspora to return, we need to make Lebanon is decent country for them. At this rate, the Shias (like the Palestinians) will pop out children tenfold... you'll be outnumbered 10 to 1. Good luck with that. well anyway, democracy rules but I do hope that people think about these things before it gets too late...

Missing ReaLeb 25 March 2012, 04:55

Those days are gone forever. The Christians will never be a majority in Lebanon again. But one thing for sure, Bkirki will be there for a long time to come if that means anything.

Thumb justice 24 March 2012, 10:02

You are the last person on this planet to talk about ethics, morals, and principles! You single handedly aborted the cedar revolution and changed the course of history and brought back the dark ages by allowing the Farsi thugs to rule our nation!

Thumb benzona 24 March 2012, 10:06

He did so to spare the druze a bloodshed. I can understand and forgive that. Not forget though.

Thumb jabalamel 24 March 2012, 12:09

the filthy zionist slime trash and filth wants to defend jumblat before the other zionist slime trash and filth

Thumb jabalamel 24 March 2012, 12:08

but some other filthy zionist media slime scum and filth cannot forgive and forget jumblat

Default-user-icon John Williams (Guest) 24 March 2012, 11:47

Luckily there are lots of black hooded terrorists ,snipers, mercenary thugs, criminals and heartless killers who will bring peace and stability to Syria after Assad is removed. Oh and Lebanon will not be affected negatively either. Lebanese politicians say the darnedest things. Apparently they don't live in the real world . They open their mouths and miracles occur. Fantasy becomes reality and quite naturally there are plenty of fools to agree with them.

Thumb beiruti 24 March 2012, 14:49

Jumblatt is 100% totally absolutely correct. There is no such thing as a discussion even between Assad and any center of power outside of the Assad Regime. Assad knows only one approach to another power center and that is to shell it, not dialogue, not talk, not discuss and surely not to share power with it.

Default-user-icon trueself (Guest) 24 March 2012, 15:26

Jumblat is right on the subject and has the stamina to declare it in full mouth that he wants the regime in Syria to leave. Imagine for a moment if this does really happen: Lebanon will ultimately be free from its shackles. lebanon will become a free country enjoying a close but country-to-country relationship with Syria. The Syrians would need Lebanon's help to restructure and become an affluent nation. The 2 countries would enjoy a period of significant prosperity and Huzbullah would be forced to relinquish its arms and become a genuine political party away from all sorts of threats and armoury. Just imagine for a second. Jumblat knows this well and he's imagining like I am doing and all others who love that Syria and Lebanon be finally freed from the regime's shackles.

Default-user-icon pier (Guest) 24 March 2012, 15:54

You guys are so hateful of one another. It is really a shame that Naharnet even posts your garbage comments.

Missing minlibnan 24 March 2012, 16:36

Jumblat is correct because it is obvious to see. But those hating on him are only doing it because they know he is right. Regardless, the idea of Syria getting more attention than our own issues 'HA-electricity-food safety-corruption-banking sector-borders-jobs-health......... and so much more. Screw Syria ! Screw everyone that puts lebanon second. And if you are down with Assad and his gang, screw you too!

Thumb jabalamel 24 March 2012, 18:28

some more zionist hallucinations

Missing minlibnan 24 March 2012, 17:13

But dont blame this government for not doing anything about this weapons bust. It's not like when tge m14 gov was majority, murr never had the balls to do a damn thing. And whom ever was before murr as defense minister was the same weak scared politician.

Default-user-icon bendiblue (Guest) 24 March 2012, 18:10

Please ask this embodiment of filth to tell us as of what date cause we are... confused? Dizzy? Feel like barfing? Expect nothing good to come out of filth like him? Any date would do as long as the embodiment of filth is... inconsistent? Disgusting? Insulting himself? Has a following of lower lives than he?

Thumb jabalamel 24 March 2012, 18:29

and more and more, never stop hallucinating

Missing realist 24 March 2012, 19:25

i really think you are the only one hallucinating over here lol

Default-user-icon abuzayn (Guest) 24 March 2012, 22:39

"the filthy zionist slime trash and filth"? that's too much filth, unless zionist filth is different than your average filth. is zionist filth better than regular filth, meaning its worse, right? just wondering.

Default-user-icon abuzayn (Guest) 24 March 2012, 21:57

"filthy zionist slime trash and filth",?. thats too much filth or is zionist filth different than your average filth? is it better, that means worse, right? I know I know, I am a traitor, right?

Missing peace 24 March 2012, 22:11

“Anyone who believes that a settlement can be reached with the Assad family is crazy.”

funny isn t it? he is repeating what aoun used to say before getting married with iranman! ...:)

Default-user-icon Enough (Guest) 24 March 2012, 23:46

Jumblat's words are true, tyrants do not negotiate away their control. I give him a lot of credit for finding the courage to stand up... Especially since he is not telecasting his comments from the safety of an underground bunker.

Missing mansour 25 March 2012, 00:12

jabalamel atleast Bashir stood for something and had pride and dignity,whether you like him or not he did not and never sold out lebanon,o just keep listening to your leaders who keep promising you Allah is coming to save you cause he is not and will never save the devil worshippers you have a better chance at your Mutah.

Default-user-icon Henry Gaston (Guest) 25 March 2012, 04:28

Anyone who thinks Walid Jumblat needs a haircut is definitely not crazy. But anyone who thinks Walid Jumblat deserves any respect is definitely crazier than he and a lower life than he, too.