March 14 Lauds Geagea’s ‘Brave’ Speech
The opposition has described Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea’s words on Saturday as “brave” and a “March 14 speech par excellence.”
March 14 general-secretariat coordinator Fares Soaid told An Nahar daily on Sunday that through the presence of former Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir in the commemoration of the fallen members of the party, the “LF is now in the stage that characterizes the moral and political responsibility taken by the LF and the Maronite church to move Lebanon from civil war to civil peace in 1989.”
Soaid said Geagea’s statement represents the speech of the March 14-led opposition in all its aspects - political, party, sectarian and independent.
MP Nohad al-Mashnouq also told the newspaper that the ceremony was an occasion to honor the patriarch as a person and for his political viewpoints.
He hailed Sfeir for his role in Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty, he said.
“As for Geagea, he was brave in his speech when he said that Christians don’t need protection because they have principles,” al-Mashnouq added.