Geagea: South Being Tampered with on Regional Policies Altar

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Saturday warned that “the Lebanese south is being tampered with on the altar of regional policies,” days after a flare-up on the border with Israel amid tensions with Hizbullah.

“A big salutation to the army on its Day, and we hope on this occasion that the president, the premier and the government will do what it takes to return the strategic military decision to the army,” Geagea said in a series of tweets.

“This decision was usurped from it during the (Syrian) tutelage era and it is one of the legitimate military institution’s most basic rights,” Geagea added.

He noted that “the absence of the strategic military decision” from the hands of the “legitimate military institution” has been and is still “one of the main reasons behind the situation that Lebanon is currently going through.”

Geagea also warned that “the Lebanese south is being tampered with on the altar of regional policies, without taking into consideration neither the people’s interests nor the dire situations, especially at the social and health levels, and the repercussions of any escalation that might happen.”

Israel on Monday bombed border areas in south Lebanon after announcing that it had repelled an infiltration attempt by Hizbullah. The Iran-backed group denied involvement in any combat or infiltration activities but vowed that its response to the killing of one of its fighters in Syria will certainly come.

Hizbullah also warned that it will not remain silent over the shelling of a civilian house in the southern town of al-Hibbariyeh.

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Comments 11
Thumb oompa.loompa 9 days

لو كنت أعلم

Missing levant 9 days

This man has been getting it right telling it as it is. Give credit where it's due.

Thumb doodle-dude 9 days

lol @ 'This man has been getting it right'

Missing thecause 9 days

Agreed!

Thumb lebanonforever 9 days

Respect for Geagea..
Love or hate him.. he's truly Lebanese for Lebanon and is imongst a very few leaders who actually works for the betterment of Lebanon

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 9 days

I believe Lebanon will be better off when the constitution will change and equal (all inclusive,also political) rights for all Lebanese ,meaning religious leaders have nothing to do with politics, subsequently militia leaders will become obsolete . Lebanon of today is stil a product of the Ottoman feudal era, based on divide and rule approach, ensure that the population is dependant
of certain families and the latter are controlled by foreign powers. Since the independence all attempts to govern and manage were window dressing.

Thumb thepatriot 9 days

He lost my sympathy the day he allied with Aoun. Kellon ya3ne Kellon!

Missing striker 8 days

He did what was politically right at the time, with an internal deal for the benefit of both parties. Aoun was then supported by Majority of Christians.

Thumb enterprise 8 days

You don't do what is politically right or correct when it comes to national interests! He knew what bringing Aoun to the presidency meant.

Missing striker 8 days

The alliance and support from Geagea was under a clear agreement and key points for the interest of the country and the lf, which was, of course, breached by Aoun. Geagea definitely did the right thing at the time taking into account the circumstances (no president for 2 years), lack of options and Aoun had majority Christians support.

Missing 1948 5 days

Geagea is Israeli employee