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Geagea: Main Problem of Illegitimate Arms Will Remain Whether New Government is Formed or Not

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea noted on Monday that the main problem of the illegitimate arms will remain in Lebanon whether a new government is formed or not.

He told the Central News Agency: “There is a major flaw in the country that should be rectified.”

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Report: Christian Reconciliation Meeting in Bkirki Soon

Efforts are underway to hold a reconciliation meeting in Bkirki between Lebanon’s top Christian leaders after Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi’s return from the Vatican later in the week, An Nahar daily reported Monday.

The newspaper said that the meeting would bring together Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel, Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and the head of the Marada movement, Suleiman Franjieh.

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WikiLeaks: Geagea Said Lebanese Army in Need of Hundreds of MiGs

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has told a U.S. official that Lebanon was in need of hundreds of MiG-29 Russian fighter jets to “threaten Israel.”

In a WikiLeaks cable dated December 19, 2008, Geagea told U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Hale that Lebanese army pilots need a 10-year experience on the jets to confront Israel.

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Geagea: Magical Equation of Army-People-Resistance Does Not Exist

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea criticized on Thursday the equation of the army-people-Resistance, saying that the idea of a state and Resistance cannot exist at the same time.

He stated: “The other camp’s statements indicate that their idea of a nation is the resistance, while the nation we are seeking to establish is insignificant to them.”

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LF: WikiLeaks Report Confirmed that Party Doesn’t Possess Weapons

The Lebanese Forces stated on Wednesday that the WikiLeaks cable released by Al-Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday confirmed that the party does not possess weapons.

The cable claimed that LF leader Samir Geagea had informed former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Michele Sison that the party has 10,000 trained fighters ready to combat Hizbullah.

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Geagea Says Syria Most Likely behind Kidnapping of Estonians

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has said that Syria was most likely behind the abduction of seven Estonian tourists and blamed the failure of Premier-designate Najib Miqati to form a government on divisions among the March 8 forces.

“When we see that four, five days ago the Syrian brothers started telling the Estonian government through mediators that they can help in this, and crossing that with other almost confirmed information that they (Estonian hostages) are now in Syria or at the very least if they were not in Syria then the key to the hand (that is holding them) is in Syria … the issue becomes clear,” Geagea told The Daily Star in an interview published Wednesday.

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WikiLeaks: Geagea Informs Sison that He Has 10,000 Fighters Ready to Combat Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea revealed to then U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Michele Sison that some 10,000 LF fighters were ready to combat Hizbullah if the need arrives, said a leaked U.S. Embassy cable published exclusively in Al-Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday.

Geagea told Sison during a surprise visit to the U.S. Embassy that the fighters “may need to be provided with weapons”, said the WikiLeaks cable dated May 9, 2008.

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Geagea: Aoun Wants to Get Biggest Cabinet Share, Not to Retrieve Christians Rights

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Wednesday noted that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun “does not want to retrieve the rights of the Christians, but rather to get the biggest share possible (in cabinet) in his quest for his lost role.”

“Let us suppose that we replaced (interior) minister Ziad Baroud with (energy and water) minister Jebran Bassil, would the rights of the Christians be restored? Would the naming of three or four neutral ministers by the president deprive the Christians of their rights?” Geagea wondered.

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Geagea: Abduction of Estonians Will Lead to Erosion of the State

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Friday the abduction of the seven Estonian tourists earlier this week saying that it “tarnishes Lebanon’s image and it will gradually erode the state’s authority.”

Addressing the inauguration of Beshara al-Rahi as the new Maronite Patriarch, he stated that former Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir witnessed the end of Syria’s hegemony over Lebanon, as well as the end of the Lebanese civil war.

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Hariri Meets Geagea: We’re Seeking to End Arms Hegemony, Not to Eliminate Anyone

Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Thursday evening at the Center House with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and MP Strida Geagea on “the latest political developments in the country,” the premier’s press office said.

Earlier Thursday Hariri stressed that his political camp was not seeking to “eliminate anyone.”

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