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Geagea Describes March 13 Rally as ‘Decisive Moment’

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Friday noted that “the importance of the March 13 rally lies in raising the issue of weapons without any fears.”

“The situations in Lebanon won’t improve without resolving this dilemma, that’s why that day will represent a decisive moment,” Geagea said on the eve of an expected mass rally at the Martyrs Square to commemorate the March 14 anniversary.

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Geagea Expects Cedar Revolution II on Sunday: Syria Partner in Coup against Hariri Govt

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Tuesday said he believes that there will be “another Cedar Revolution” in Lebanon on Sunday as “the first one did not achieve its objectives.”

In an interview on Future News television, Geagea also said he was convinced that “we can’t advance in any field with the presence of Hizbullah’s arms.”

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Aoun’s Ministers, MPs Withdrew from Ceremony Honoring Sfeir because Geagea was Seated in Front Row

Saturday’s ceremony honoring outgoing Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir garnered the majority of the political sides in Lebanon with the noted absence of Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun.

The ceremony was marked by the withdrawal of FPM ministers Jebran Bassil and Fadi Abboud, as well as MP Alain Aoun, because Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea was seated in the front row along with ministers from his bloc.

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Geagea Urges Wide Participation in March 13 Rally: We Introduced Concept of Resistance

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea lashed out at his critics and said the March 14 forces were the first to introduce the concept of resistance to Lebanon.

“To those who claim we are against the choice of resistance, I say: We originally introduced the concept of resistance to Lebanon,” Geagea told LF officials in Keserouan-Ftouh.

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Geagea: Lebanese Army Better Equipped and Trained than Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea criticized on Thursday Hizbullah’s possession of arms, saying that if this issue is not resolved, then any side attempting to constructive governmental functioning will fail.

He told France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo: “Its arms can be used to obstruct the democratic process in Lebanon or take it off its course, similar to what happened a month an a half ago.”

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Geagea: Things Couldn’t Straighten up as Long as there is No Single State

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea lamented on Monday that the situation in Lebanon wouldn’t improve as long as there isn’t a single state.

“Things couldn’t straighten up in a country where there is no single state,” Geagea said in reference to Hizbullah which the March 14 forces accuse of forming a state within the Lebanese state.

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March 14 Declares Refusal to Join New Govt: We Reject to Legitimize Coup

As expected, the March 14 forces on Sunday officially announced their refusal to take part in the country's new government.

The March 14 forces "reject to legitimize the coup … and reject to turn into observers who cannot prevent violations," the coalition said in a statement recited by ex-PM Fouad Saniora after an extraordinary meeting for its 60 MPs at the Bristol Hotel in Beirut.

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Geagea Accuses Aoun of Seeking to Push Suleiman to Resign

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea ruled out the formation of a government soon and accused Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun of pushing President Michel Suleiman to resign.

In remarks to As Safir daily on Wednesday, Geagea said: “Issues linked to the international tribunal and Hizbullah’s arms no longer afford vague stances” from Premier-designate Najib Miqati.

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Geagea Doesn’t Deny Wikileaks Report: Popular Movements are Not against U.S.

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea noted that the current process of forming a new government is a “major embarrassment”.

He told the daily An Nahar in remarks published on Saturday that the current chaos over the cabinet formation will not threaten Lebanon even if it does take a long time to set up a government, explaining that the army, security forces, and justice system will prevent any instability.

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Geagea Says New Hegemony Would Lead to 'Countless Cedar Revolutions'

If the practices of the first tutelage authority had led to the Cedar Revolution, the mere signs of the emergence of another tutelage authority "will lead to countless Cedar Revolutions," Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea vowed Monday.

"They are trying once again to restore hegemony and we will confront them once more, but this time, we have learned from our mistakes and we will not fall into their trap again," Geagea added.

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