Aoun Marking July War: Victory Will Be Repeated If War is Repeated

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Marking the anniversary of July 2006 Israeli aggression against Lebanon, President Michel Aoun said on Friday, "if war is to be repeated, then we hope victory will be repeated as well,” the National News Agency reported.

The 2006 Israel–Hizbullah War and known in Lebanon as the July War, was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon. It continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on 14 August 2006.

On another level, the President stressed the importance of the financial paper that had been drafted at Baabda Palace in his presence and that of Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.

Last Friday, a high-level economic-financial meeting chaired by Aoun was held at the Baabda Palace, after which Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced that the conferees expressed their commitment to the stability of the Lebanese lira.

"We are working for Lebanon's best interest, regardless of all external positions on the reconciliation. Of course, the problem is over. The effects will remain, but they will eventually subside," Aoun added in reference to Qabrshmoun ordeal.

The reconciliation Aoun was referring to managed to end weeks of political deadlock and tension between Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat and Lebanese Democratic Party chief Talal Arslan.

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb s.o.s 1 month

what did we win in 2006 exactly? a war that cost us another 11 billion dollars of debt which doesn't take into account the businesses that went bankrupt, the loss of 1000 lives, the image of Lebanon tarnished again?

Was israel destroyed? was israel freed? did they wave a white flag? what happened exactly? Sanioura cried on TV which in turn forced lebanon's friends and allies to pressure Israel to put an end to the attacks.

Missing un520 1 month

Please, dont mention that war, mr President. That was was shamefully started unknowingly and unwillingly to the lebanese people and its government. It claimed the lives of innocent Lebanese in addition to not-so-innocent religiously fanatic soldiers of fortune from Hezbollah.

Thumb s.o.s 1 month

According to Mystick, they die happily with a smile on their faces... because the brainwashed terrorists haven’t understood yet that the Holy Books use metaphors as heaven and hell only exist on earth...

Missing phillipo 1 month

If that was a victory, what would defeat have looked like?

Thumb s.o.s 1 month

Had they lost, the terrorist in chief would be living secluded in some underground bunker and our infrastructure would have been destroyed in July 2006!

Missing arturo 1 month

Anytime the death total is lower than the one in Syria, he considers that a victory. Lebanon started that war with an attack on Israel.

Thumb s.o.s 1 month

No, it wasn’t Lebanon. It was the Iranian militia. Don’t call Hizbala Lebanese, it’s an insult to all of us.

Thumb warrior 1 month

"Victory is meassured by if the goals of the war were fulfilled or not. "

Your shia terror group started the July 2006. What goals did it fulfill? Your terrorist leader said back then " Had I known the outcome of the war, I wouldn't have started it". To you as a shia iranian that is a sign of victory.:)