Geagea: Lebanon’s Position at U.N. Places it Outside of International Community


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea criticized on Thursday Lebanon’s decision to disassociate itself from the United Nations Security Council statement condemning the violence against protests in Syria.

He told Voice of Lebanon radio: “Something must be wrong in Lebanon when 14 out of 15 countries voted in favor of the statement, especially when these countries included Russia, Brazil China, and others of different ideologies.”

“How can it be in Lebanon’s interests to disassociate itself from the statement?” he asked.

“Doesn’t this place Lebanon outside the international fold?” he wondered.

Asked about Lebanon’s ties with Syria, he responded: “The developments at the Security Council have nothing to do with meddling in Syria’s affairs, but they are aimed at putting an end to the crimes against humanity.”

Furthermore, Geagea criticized the government’s failure to arrest any suspects in the attacks against demonstrators that took part in a rally in support of the Syrian people that was held in the Hamra neighborhood of Beirut on Tuesday.

Six people were wounded in the attack.

“We reject the failure to launch an investigation in the matter,” Geagea said.

Despite the attack, he said that he ruled out any deterioration in the security situation in Lebanon, adding however that he is now “wary of the security and judicial authorities over their failure to launch an investigation into the assault.”

“These authorities don’t intervene in any matter that is linked to Syria and Hizbullah,” he noted.

On President Michel Suleiman’s efforts to restart the national dialogue, the LF leader noted: We support dialogue, but our experience during the past four years is not encouraging at all.”

“The other camp is insistent on not discussing Hizbullah’s arms at the dialogue table when this is the only issue left to address,” Geagea stated.

“Therefore, we will be prepared to hold talks when the other camp is ready for it as well. Anything other than that will be a waste of time,” he stressed.

“The President is trying, but I don’t think he will reap any results any time soon,” he remarked.

On Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi’s efforts to hold a meeting for Maronite leaders, he said: “We support this call, but the problem is that some sides say one thing and then they do the exact opposite.”

“The minimum amount of seriousness is necessary from all parts in order to take part in the dialogue … but I haven’t received word that the meeting will be held soon,” he said.

Comments 13
Default-user-icon ALi (Guest) almost 9 years

God Bless You Dr. Gagea.... you say it as it is!

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) almost 9 years

hakim for president, he is the ROCK OF BILAD EL ARZ.

Missing future_vision almost 9 years

no comment you speak our voice

Thumb bipartisan almost 9 years

With all due respect Mr Geagea the problem is that you people of the so called remains of the 14th of March talk a lot and do nothing. Though i agree a lot with the cradles of your leaderships but the problem is that your actions are too pacifist compared with your volcanic speeches. Let me sort things out. 14th of march said so many times that it that long to stabilize security because state institutions were implanted with syrian collaborators which made the government helpless for quite some time. Now the intruders are back at the helm of power so we should expect things to be eruptive again and then be more eruptive if you people go back to power. PEOPLE WAKE UP. If all what you say is true Hezbollah is waging a military demographic political war against you so either put up or simply leave us alone to our fate because we do not have the luxury of living in Maarab with a Vast villa and beautifull cars, we are simple workers, and we endure to reach the paycheck day

Default-user-icon Bragio (Guest) almost 9 years

The more often this Dr. Falso appears, the more we realize that he has nothing to say and that there is nothing that he says that even he understands. Thank you cheikh Saad for inflating a dead political corpse with fart.

Thumb ithinkthere14iam almost 9 years

Always spot on samir

Default-user-icon Secretariat (Guest) almost 9 years

Amoung all the Lebanese Leaders, this guy is the only one that really gets my RESPECT. He is always with the same Lebanese ideologies. Not like others, BROWN NOSES

Thumb mrbrain almost 9 years

Dr green Thumb have many phony usual blind fanatics...

Default-user-icon Muhamad (Guest) almost 9 years

Geagea crimes in Amchite and christian areas is equal with alqaeda against musloms. Basicly he is just like Aoun, Hassona hezboshaitan and Jumblat.
War criminals escaped justice.

Default-user-icon Muhamad (Guest) almost 9 years

Lebanon position is very neutral, Lebanese have suffered from Syrian regime for almost thirty years and the world was watching, enjoying the Lebanese investors escaped abroad. Why Lebanon has to be the front line and the stage for their historical ignorance. Yes the Syrian regime is bad, just like the corrupted Zionist regime and no one did anything about it.

Default-user-icon Meghwar (Guest) almost 9 years

You say the truth, but let's get down to business, Again it's time to arm to stay alive and defend our freedom from the party of satan, HA will defend the south and you can defend the north from the Syrian/Iranian, when it's time for the Army to take control then everyone will lay down their weapons.

Thumb ithinkthere14iam almost 9 years

Leb4all don't contradict urself, Iran and syria are still intl community:) well, the anti progress intl community :)

Default-user-icon Roubio (Guest) almost 9 years

Could use the bald spot on his void and messed up skull as portable and light mirror.