Geagea Says Fear of Extremism Does Not Justify Crimes of Dictatorships

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Geagea: The killing machine that some people used or protected to achieve political aims will be out of service soon. Everyone should seek a different approach to achieve their political goals, in a democratic, constitutional, legal, civilized way. 8 years
Geagea: I urge Hizbullah to hand in its weapons after it fulfilled its role in the year 2000. 8 years
Geagea: We will remain lawful to the history of our people, and faithful to the path of our Patriarchate. 8 years
Geagea: Some tried to halt the progress of the STL from the moment it was created. They even tried to pressure Lebanon to stop the funding of the tribunal. 8 years
Geagea: The Lebanese state should control the issue of Shabaa farms and Kfar Shouba by international means, by demanding the Syrian government to recognize it through a written agreement. 8 years
Geagea: The STL justice is for all the Lebanese, and the people of the region. 8 years
Geagea: We will not allow anyone to confiscate the Lebanese peoples’ oil reserves under the title of “resistance” or any other title. 8 years
Geagea: I can only disapprove the position of the Lebanese cabinet on Syria. It contradicts the aspirations of the majority of the Lebanese people. 8 years
Geagea: The security forces treats Hizbullah supporters’ in Lassa, Beirut, Baalbek and the south in a way different from other citizens in these regions. 8 years
Geagea: Our brothers in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt and the countries of the regions, don’t be afraid. Always lead the process of liberation and progress as our ancestors did. 8 years
Geagea: Hizbullah’s arms don’t only threat citizens but officials and politicians also, where cabinets were toppled… all under the name of resistance. 8 years
Geagea: Our happiness with the Arab uprising will not be complete until the Palestinian and Lebanese springs are achieved. 8 years
Geagea: Lebanon is still under the force of illegal weapons that confiscate the strategic decision of the state, and threats the free Lebanese. But this is unacceptable anymore. 8 years
Geagea: Those who kill our brothers in the nation, region, or the world without mercy aren’t worth our friendship or alliance. 8 years
Geagea: The Christians in Lebanon and the East have spiritual dimensions, that holds on interaction and real participation in the national, cultural, political and social life for the people of the region. 8 years
Geagea: For those who are afraid of the creation of extremist regimes. What is worse than what Lebanon has witnessed during the past three decades? How can it be more dangerous than what the Syrian villages and cities are daily witnessing? 8 years
Geagea: We will not be false witnesses or spectators before the popular uprisings in the Arab World. That turns us from numerical minority to a marginal minority. 8 years
Geagea: It’s justified to fear extremism, but this doesn’t justify what is prohibited. Fear of extremism doesn’t justify the crimes of dictatorships. 8 years
Lebanese Forces leader in a Speech after the mass commemorating fallen members of the party: The Christians in the East are where no one risked being before. We fear no one and don’t need guarantees from anyone. 8 years
Geagea: Someone tell us who attacked the Christians in Lebanon? Who killed them? Who bombed Ashrafieh, Zahle, Ain al-Remeneh and Ayoun al-Siman? Who detained and murdered our men? Who has pondered the Christians after the war ended… and contributed in their migration? 8 years
Geagea: We refuse to deceit our history or identity,our values and convictions. 8 years
Geagea: Our churches’ bells will always ring and our voices will always speak up, but only for what is right and for the truth, no matter how hard the truth is. We don't fear any one and we will never be afraid of anyone. 8 years

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Saturday urged Hizbullah to take a bold decision and hand in their weapons to the state after they fulfilled their role in the year 2000, stressing that the fear of extremism does not justify the crimes of dictatorships that created it in the first place.

“Some of you might think that Hizbullah’s arms protect and strengthens you, but you have missed that our protection can only be achieved through the Lebanese state,” Geagea said in a speech commemorating fallen members of his party.

During the mass under the title “Memorial Mass for the Martyrs of the Lebanese Resistance,” he said that Hizbullah’s weapons are no longer justified nor acceptable “especially through the latest developments.”

“The arms confiscate the state’s strategic decision and threatens the free Lebanese,” Geagea stressed.

The LF leader emphasized that “it’s not acceptable to classify the Lebanese according to their political affiliations.”

The citizen that belongs to Hizbullah in Lassa, Beirut or the south became in the eye of the security services “different from other citizens in the same regions… all under the name of resistance,” Geagea said.

“They are allowed to use their weapons… construct buildings on private or public property… while others aren't,” he noted.

Geagea demanded the Lebanese authority to apply the law on all citizens in all regions.

He said: “Hizbullah’s arms don’t only threat citizens but officials and politicians also, where cabinets were toppled… all under the name of resistance.”

The “people, army and the resistance” unity formula turned into only the “resistance” formula, he added.

“The Lebanese state can have the Arab and international support, but some insist that this state is incapable and justify its arms by this,” Geagea remarked.

“The non-state weapons are not only a burden for the Lebanese people, it is also a burden for Hizbullah itself,” he stressed.

In his speech, the LF leader said “we don’t fear anyone… We do not accept intimidation.”

Geagea responded to the controversial position of the Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in Paris.

Al-Rahi said that Syrian President Bashar Assad should be given the chance to introduce reform over his fear that the collapse of the regime would lead to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Syria, which could threaten Christians there.

Al-Rahi also linked the fate of Hizbullah’s weapons to the liberation of the remaining Israeli-occupied Lebanese territories.

However, Geagea said that “the Christian existence in Lebanon and the East has spiritual values, and holds on interaction and real participation in the national, cultural, political and social life for the people of the region.”

“We have the right to exist and interact,” he stressed.

He added: “Those who kill our brothers in the nation, region, or the world without mercy aren’t worth our friendship or alliance.”

Reflecting the issue like this merely “dwarfs the Christians' historical role,” Geagea said.

“We will not be false witnesses against what we believe in to avoid an alleged radical regime… Being afraid of radicalism is legitimate but it does not justify what is prohibited. Is there any radicalism more violent than what we are witnessing in Syria’s cities and towns?” he wondered

He tackled the developments in Syria by condemning the Lebanese government’s stance regarding the uprising in Syria, “which gives a dark image of Lebanon, and contradicts the aspirations of the majority of its people”.

Concerning the Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Geagea said that the “justice is for all the Lebanese, even the people of the region.”

“Some tried to halt the progress of the STL from the moment it was created… They even tried to pressure Lebanon to stop the funding of the tribunal,” he stressed.

He said: “The killing machine that some people used or protected to achieve political aims will be out of service soon. Everyone should seek a different approach to achieve their political goals, in a democratic, constitutional, legal, civilized way.”

On the issue of Shebaa farms and Kfar Shouba hills, the LF leader said that it should be solved through international ways, urging the Syrian government to “recognize it through a written agreement.”

“Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shouba hills are Lebanese,” he stressed.

Regarding the oil and gas reserves, he noted that they belong to the “Lebanese and not only one party.”

“It is the obligation of the state and the Lebanese people to defend their oil, we will not let anyone to confiscate it,” he said.

Comments 24
Missing roger@10452 8 years

Lebanon ALWAYS prevails

Thumb canaanite 8 years

He speaks the truth to the hearts of Christians in the east...!

Thumb geha 8 years

Finally, someone is setting things straight.
this is the true face of Lebanon.

Default-user-icon neutral (Guest) 8 years

some of it is true some of it is not. Be the first to stretch your hand to Hizballah and unite and see the difference you can make. If you do that you will unite the lebanese people andue rebuild lebanon on the basis of one ennemie. the jews. who ever started the war in lebanon is the same one who made refugees out of the palestinians and wants to make refugees out of the lebanese people. they divided the lebanese people so they can conqueIr.
did you ever try to reach out to hizballah and ask to unite with them against the world who is trying to destroy us? why dont you try it and see. yes the arms are there and yes there some unsubordenet people but there are bad people on both sides. and please drop the stl thing and work on uniting the lebanese people. before its too late. rafic hariri is dead and long gone . we all know that the jews did it. by paying some low life people who do not care about lebanon. look for the future and not the past. yesterday is gone .

Default-user-icon Raja (Guest) 8 years

He is the only Lebanese leader who is having both speech and act in the same direction unfortunately it's not easy to get rid of the mentality that the Syrian occupation created in Lebanon they always want you to feel fear like the mafia style and we can not build our country with this mentality.

Thumb mrbrain 8 years

The Truth of Dr Greenthumb is tailored to fit his political and sectarian agenda....
I feel sorry for him he has a chance to repent and to wash his dirty past...He just need to quit the political arena, live in a monastery or try to become father ( He has a nice lady )...
What else he wants?
MrBrain

Default-user-icon Pierre (Guest) 8 years

Samir Geagea is the Nelson Mandela of the Middle East.

Default-user-icon Fratellini (Guest) 8 years

What can you do with someone who still lives in the past, whose past brought nothing but disasters, is proud of it and is stuck in it? Perhaps he sees his past as his only hope and wants to remain there. Well, he's better off staying there for the benefit of everybody, and mainly the real Christians. With a great shepherd as Patriarch Al Rahi and an honorable leader as General Michel Aoun, who cares for such farts as the stuck crimnal, his Lebanese Fartses and their thuggery? Only losers, I guess, i.e. the other Christian Sunnis of Hariri. After all, it is Hariri who is inflating their soul balloons with fart, these soul-less political deceased.

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 8 years

the couragous lebanese ROCK.bilad el arz are PREVAILING.

Default-user-icon georges (Guest) 8 years

Question: Dany Chamoun's picture is paraded in this 'party', however geagea is the one who killed him, his wife, his kids, and dog, alongside his bodyguards. How does this work? He kills someone, then holds a 'mass' in his memory?

Missing youssefhaddad 8 years

He recognizes the true enemies of lebanon and he will remain an obstacle in their way.
He can easily unite with all who believe in the Lebanese entity and he, who was truthful to his principles despite his politically motivated unlawful detetntion for over 11 years, will remain a formidable foe to all who want to change the face of Lebanon.
We do not have to be members of the lebanese forces to adopt every word he said today.

Default-user-icon Le PheneChien (Guest) 8 years

Neutral and MrBrain=Mrfart, I will start addressing Neutral's concerns, How can the mossad kill 5 to 7 figures and amazingly ALL are anti-syrian? we want to know the evil hands who killed all those figures mulims/christians/druze (anti-syrian figures who spoke freely against the syrian regime at the time)
On Mrfart comments, your comments always show that you are incapable to get nice women such the Dr, and you're always jealous of him, it's ok to be ugly as god created both attractive and ugliness such as yourself. To that end if I were you I would increase your brain cells to cover or balance your failure/ugliness in life. You always make no sense so it's best for you to remain quiet and shut the fup.

Default-user-icon fuziyad (Guest) 8 years

Neutral ya lamba can you tell me why israel stopped killing after may 2008????so the point was starting a sunni shia strife but the plan was stopped when hizballah was empowered? makes sense huh???

Default-user-icon fuziyad (Guest) 8 years

Am no geageist, but am proud, very proud, very very proud, to be a middle eastearn christian after what I heard. LAN NARKA3

Default-user-icon Sigamondo (Guest) 8 years

Who wrote this superficial fartation for this fart? And he thinks it is deep!!! nata2 zakaria

Missing elielebnan 8 years

Thank You Hakim for a wonderful message. You make us proud. May God protect you and protect the Lebanon you love.

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 8 years

this criminial talking about crimes? why is gea gea free, and not in jail?

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 8 years

This is a true messenger of good in Lebanon. The message from the Hezz is of brutalization of the Lebanese population by force of arms. The Hezz message is weak because we are not afraid of their finger waving.

Default-user-icon Le Phenicien (Guest) 8 years

That was the last meeting between the EX Patriarch Sfeir and HIS LF's that he presided for the last 22 years . Bye Bye Hariri , Bye bye EX Btarak Sfeir , Bya Bya Chirac , Bye bye Husni Moubarak , Bye Bye March 14 , Bye Bye Mahkama , Bye Bye Corruption , Bye Bye ya helween .

Default-user-icon Good guy (Guest) 8 years

To @neutral. It is delusional to think that Lebanon will be saved by following Hezb's agenda. Hezb's path is a dangerous one. If you think 06 was won by destroying Lebanon, we all lost. Leave Israel alone & let's have an internal agenda of economic prosperity. The opposite message applies to Hezb: join the other Lebanese in building a stronger Lebanon, not with arms but with a strong economy. The conflict with Israel will get resolved quickly thereafter.

Thumb dasphinx 8 years

I only hope that Geagea thinks of him as a Lebanese national leader and not just as a Christian leader. He is truly one of a kind and I do respect his devotion to his cause at any cost. Unlike the General, he stayed in Lebanon to endure jail while the Chicken General left his soldiers to die while the French brokered a deal with the Syrians to evacuate him and his family to the FRench Embassy on the way to France.

Thumb canaanite 8 years

@ MrBrain... is that a record number of thumbs down for you?

Default-user-icon Al Salib Al Kbir (Guest) 8 years

Pierre, nelson mandela is not a convicted murderer nor has he ever massacred thousands (both muslims and christians) nor did he have a militia to comitt war crimes such as brutal massacres, rape, mutiliation etc on his behalf. So no he is not the nelson mandela of the middle neast, nelson would be very offended by your outrageous statement that makes no sence at all.

Thumb mrbrain 8 years

Mr Phenichien said that i am jealous of Dr Greenthumb and his capability of dragging women...Honestly i was laughing to the extent that i had i couldn't hold myself from running to the Bathroom....
I have to admit despite Nahrnet’s bias i still love this site it makes me laugh day and night....
This is the most hilarious comments about Dr Greenthumb....
I am jealous :)))))))))) hahhaha le Phenechien you are worst than what I expected you are totally crazy ::)))
MrBrain