Jumblat: Only Authority of the State Can Ease Insecurities of Political Powers

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat stressed on Monday the need for all sides to adhere to the state, saying that the dangerous regional developments require the Lebanese to unite to avert the repercussions of these conflicts.

He said in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa website: “The Lebanese factions must shy away from recklessness and return to the state, which alone can ease their insecurities.”

“There can be no substitute to the state, which the people can resort to away from provocative rhetoric that will only bring about strife and suffering on all levels,” he added.

“The regional developments, especially those linked to the Syrian crisis, require the Lebanese to exercise patience and diligence to resist the repercussions of the conflict on the internal Lebanese scene,” continued the MP.

Jumblat therefore placed his trust in the state's judicial and security institutions that “should be the only means to tackle any security unrest, such the firing of rockets of Beirut's southern suburbs on Sunday.”

“Protecting the concept of the state, in action and not just in words, starting with the army, requires the cooperation of all political powers,” he stressed.

Indirectly addressing Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's speech on Saturday, Jumblat said: “The Lebanese people have the right to take a break from fiery speeches that only serve to pour fuel on the fires that are raging in the region and which will cost the country dearly.”

“One must therefore take a conscientious stand in order to prevent Lebanon from once again falling victim to regional conflicts,” he demanded.

Four people were wounded on Sunday morning in a rocket attack on Beirut's southern suburbs. The Lebanese army said in a statement that a rocket was fired at a car dealership near the Mar Mikhael church and another landed in the Maroun Misk neighborhood.

The incident came just hours after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed "victory" in Syria, where Hizbullah fighters are engaged in fierce battles against Syrian rebels in Qusayr.

He said Hizbullah would always stand by its ally, President Bashar Assad, and his regime, stressing that its own interests were at stake.

On Sunday, a source close to Hizbullah said the group's toll in several months of fighting was 110, most of them killed in Qusayr.

Comments 6
Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 27 May 2013, 14:56

only your absence from political life u and every other idiot ruling over us than ...... only than we will live in peace.

Thumb geha 27 May 2013, 15:27

which authority of the state are you talking about?
is the state capable of taking a simple decision without the agreement of the approval of the antichrist nasrallah?
why the army does not arrest ali eid in jabal Mohsen?
let us start with simple things to restore trust in the state and its army.
let the army arrest this thug first, instead of firing at the people in Tripoli.
the only solution left for the Lebanese people is self protection.

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 27 May 2013, 15:40

i am sure walid beik is talking about the new born state coming.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 27 May 2013, 19:16

Mowaten - your assessment of the situation in Tripoli is wrong. The criminal militia in jabal mohsin has been implicated in the slaughter of hundreds of civilians in Tripoli and has terrorized the residents of the city during the syrian occupation. Even after the occupation ended, they were and till recently the only organized military force and the only only ones with medium and heavy callire weapons. At the end of the day, what jumblatt stated is correct. Only the state can ease insecurities of different parties - not militias under any cover. Either you agree or not.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 27 May 2013, 20:40

Mowaten - I am not a fan of jumblat or any of the other warlords in Lebanon. However, this rogue militia/mafia continued to terrorize people in tripli well after the civil war in lebanon and even after the syrian withdrawal. It is only recently that a balance of terror has been achieved. You did not answer the seminal question: Do you agree that only the state can provide security to the different parties in lebanon? Should the decision of war and peace be the decision of the goverment and no other actor? If the answer is yes, then we look at the how? If the answer is no, then let every sect find a foreign patron and build a militia.

Missing peace 27 May 2013, 20:28

what lebanese state? nasrallah clearly posed himself as the new lebanese president deciding once more of the fate of the country... spitting on it as usual.