We Won't Surrender, Says Geagea on Hariri Anniversary


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea announced Friday that the LF “will not surrender to the objectives of the murderers” who assassinated ex-PM Rafik Hariri.

“February 14 (2005) was the beginning of the Cedar Revolution and a painful yet resounding martyrdom for the sake of sovereign, free and independent Lebanon,” said Geagea in a tweet marking the 15th anniversary of Hariri’s assassination.

“We will continue the path in a continued revolution for the sake of Lebanon,” Geagea added.

He also included in the tweet a picture of Hariri carrying the LF’s logo and the slogan “We Won’t Surrender to the Objectives of the Murderers”.

A massive suicide bomb tore through Hariri's armored convoy on the Beirut seafront on February 14, 2005, killing him and 22 other people.

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon has tried four Hizbullah operatives in absentia over the crime and the verdicts are expected to be issued later this year.

Hizbullah has denied involvement in the case, describing the tribunal as a U.S.-Israeli scheme and vowing that the accused will never be found.

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Thumb gebran_sons 4 months

Cedar Revolution would have succeeded if people stuck to principles not politicians. It is time for the Thawra to rest until the Spring, get reorganized, and reemerge as Cedar Revolution II, with the same principles of Independence, Sovereignty, Democracy, Justice and Freedom. These principles are impossible to achieve without disarming Iran's Hizbollah, prosecuting corrupt politicians to restore stolen money, and bringing to court FPM politicians who sold Lebanon to Iran for 30 pieces of silver; responsible for the gradual destruction of our economy and democracy; making Lebanon a pariah state under Suleimany’s control. Revolution should emerge as a million-person peaceful march and civil disobedience until new elections with clear objectives and visionary policies.

Thumb chrisrushlau 3 months

Geagea told reporters, "I have enough grandchildren to fill not only a cabinet, but the entire chamber of deputies."

Thumb LongLiveLebanon 3 months

Bashar el-Assad and his Iranian ally will pay a heavy price for this heinous crime, Rafik Hariri's assassination and other Lebanese politicians and prominent journalists over the following few years.