Aoun Lashes Back at Jumblat over Electoral Law, Refuses to 'Surrender to his False Threats'

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Aoun: The universal combat is still against us. We cannot build a free nation by having slave citizens. 7 years
Aoun: For the first time in Lebanon, the administration is facing obstacles and it’s in the era of President Michel Suleiman. 7 years
Aoun: The president has a problem with himself. He is linked to disrupting the work of the state. He is bickering with his cabinet. 7 years
Aoun: The cabinet isn’t only overlooking violations and obstruction, but it is also linked to the force of disruption. 7 years
Aoun: They try to block all the prosperous projects and label it as “deals.” If you have evidence then you can convict us. 7 years
Aoun: The taxes are paid to the state’s treasury not to the pockets of officials. 7 years
Aoun to Jumblat: We will not give in to your threats. All your intimidations are lies. Do whatever you want. 7 years
Aoun: Jumblat thinks that he is the only logical person. 7 years
Aoun: It seems that Walid Jumblat forgot that his father demanded an electoral law based on proportional representation. 7 years
Aoun: We are fighting corruption that became part of our culture. You are encouraging it by not raising your voices against it. 7 years
Aoun: We have to exert efforts in order to fortify Lebanon. 7 years
Aoun: We warned the U.N. that a vacant presidential palace would lead to confrontations, and we warned that Saniora is sponsoring terrorists groups. 7 years
Aoun: Lebanon will never be controlled by any country if we were united. Some are trying to divide the Lebanese. The U.S. labeled Lebanon as a “French Mistake,” while France says “Lebanon is insignificant.” How can we trust those who sold us? 7 years
Aoun: They wanted to establish the Special Tribunal for Lebanon without giving Hizbullah and AMAL 48 hours to decide. 7 years
Aoun: What does Senate Joe Lieberman's visit to Wadi Kahled mean? Are they trying to create a base in Lebanon? Those who want the Muslim Brotherhood to rule, do they know anything about them? What kind of regime do they want in Syria? 7 years
Aoun: Syria is the closest to democracy. 7 years
Aoun: During the July 2006 war we were obliged to stand by our people and not to disassociate ourselves from it. But we knew that Israel would lose the war. 7 years
Aoun: A March 14 forces delegation urged us to confront with Hizbullah. But we suggested an agreement between all the political parties but they refused. 7 years
Aoun: We asked Feltman why is Rafik Hariri allowed to meet on daily basis with Sayyed Nasrallah but we are not allowed to, the answer was because we don’t disclose about our discussions. 7 years
Aoun: They controlled Beirut and the companies in it and the government became an executive council for Solidere. 7 years
Aoun: We began a dialogue with al-Mustaqbal movement, but we realized there are significant differences between us over the partnership in power. They tried to control us and not to cooperate with us. 7 years
Aoun: They tried to breakdown our parliamentary bloc from the beginning to avenge Elias Skaff and the Tashnaq party. Then the Shiites ministers withdrew from the cabinet and it collapsed. 7 years
Aoun: Walid Jumblat considered me back then a Tsunami, they offered to "give me" parliamentary seats but i refused. 7 years
Aoun: I was invited in 2005 to a lunch banquet and they offered me the white and red foulard, we thought that it’s a recognition that we have established the 1989 resistance, but Paris interfered and my return to Lebanon was delayed. 7 years
Free Patriotic Movement Leader MP Michel Aoun during the 7th Anniversary of his return to Lebanon: We have cried twice, once on October 13 and on the day we returned. 7 years

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun snapped back on Saturday at Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat, considering the adoption of an electoral law based on proportional representation would reflect Jumblat’s real political weight.

“Jumblat considers himself the only logical person… But the proportional representation would reflect his real political weight,” Aoun said in a ceremony marking the 7th anniversary of his return from exile to Paris in May 2005.

The FPM leader noted that he will not surrender to Jumblat’s false threats as “all your threats are lies, do whatever you want.”

Aoun pointed out in a ceremony at the Platea Theater in Sahel Alma that Kamal Jumblat “had continuously demanded the adoption of an electoral law based on proportional representation.”

Jumblat is snubbing proportional representation in the elections.

He said on Friday that the “irrational movement led by Michel Aoun is paralyzing everything.”

The Druze leader accused Aoun of “seeking to control all the organs of the state: judiciary, security, politics, administration and elections.”

On the local situation, Aoun said that the FPM “isn’t creating a cabinet crisis,” accusing President Michel Suleiman of “disrupting the work of the state.”

He stressed that the executive power in Lebanon and the administration "have been disrupted for the first time in the era of President Suleiman.”

“The president has a problem with himself,” Aoun added.

The FPM leader has been at loggerheads with Suleiman over several issues and mainly the appointment of the head of the Higher Judicial Council. They took their dispute to the social networking sites last week when the FPM chief accused the president of begging for his seat.

But Suleiman retorted, saying a consensual president does not beg for the presidency and on the contrary, everyone asks him to accept the post of president.

Aoun slammed the visit of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.

He said that “the U.S. labeled Lebanon as a ‘French Mistake,’ while France says Lebanon is insignificant. How can we trust those who sold us?”

The U.S. official arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday. His talks with senior Lebanese officials focused on the need for Lebanon to respect constitutional deadlines with regard to the 2013 parliamentary elections.

Concerning the crisis in the neighboring country Syria, Aoun said that “without any shame, Syria is the closest country to democracy.”

“The citizen in Syria is free to live however he desires, which doesn’t exist in the countries” that are giving Syria lessons in human rights, the FPM leader told his supporters.

He noted that he would defend any human who wants to “enjoy the freedom of belief.”

Aoun criticized the visit of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman to the northern town of Wadi Khaled, wondering if it aims at “creating a military base in Lebanon” after the government refused.

Lieberman arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday and met with Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon and expressed concern that people in the region and around the world "have not done enough to support the Syrian opposition."

Lebanon's political scene is divided between the country's main political blocs over the crisis in Syria.

Aoun also slammed the Arab Spring, describing it as “the Arabs hell.”

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Comments 49
Thumb geha 7 years

the syro/iranian agent is barking :)

Missing roger@10452 7 years

This guy has no shame and no honor!!!

Missing roger@10452 7 years

This guy has no shame and no honor!!!

Missing peace 7 years

HAHAHAHA! joke of the day! "syria is he closest to democcracy"!!!

he s been saying for decades that syria was a terrorist state now it is a democracy!!! see how idiot this man is....

Default-user-icon Joe emmanuel (Guest) 7 years

Finish the sentence champ, "syria is the closest to democracy in the Arab world". Not sure what part of that is not true, enlighten us, tell us who is more democratic, I will keep an open mind to read your answer.

Default-user-icon NR (Guest) 7 years

@peace
The man is not idiot. He's trying everything to get to the presidency and be the "savior" of Lebanon.
His followers are (idiots).

Default-user-icon 1bassil's pappy (Guest) 7 years

Saniora is sponsoring terrorists groups, and soon we will show the photographic evidence courtesy of Photoshop as soon as we have it ready, stay tuned.

Default-user-icon Eddie (Guest) 7 years

This is How USA view Lebanon Mr. General Not what you stated tonight.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericanLebanese/message/2832

Default-user-icon comisyangeh gebran (Guest) 7 years

Aoun: They try to block all the prosperous projects and label it as “deals.”
lets remember what charbel Nahhas said about you and yourdeal making little man.

Missing trigger 7 years

All you guys talking now.....
I would like to know if the General was not here, who would we be laughing at, who would be amusing us with so much stupidity??

Missing cedars 7 years

Alzheimer man says the opposite of reality. Where are the Army Soldiers that are still missing in Syrian jails and once belonged to your army? Oh they are being tried in the Democratic country. Shame on you for aligning yourself with the enemy.

Missing reformist 7 years

Probably killed by the men of geagea, they are trained to do so under drugs ;)

Default-user-icon Free Beiruti (Guest) 7 years

Too bad! There is no politician that works for the sole interest of "Lebanon" - Why can't the politicians in Lebanon build a Lebanon that is the "Switzerland of the Middle East" we should be totally neutral. It is none of our business to protect or oppose the Syrian, Iranian, Palestinian, Saudi, Qatari, Turkish, Israeli, American, Russian or Lunar regimes. When that happens we will have a free Lebanon. Too bad wind blows where the money is flowing from!

Default-user-icon marlow delaware (Guest) 7 years

Aoun was once referred to by the syrian regine as the "small general" or al-geneal al sagir. It is both amusing and sad to listen to this stooge who has sold his sole to the Syrians, Iranians , Hizbollah and the dark forces in the region. Aoun only cares about Aoun and his sole purpose to to reside in the presidential palace in Baabda. Where is his true vision for the betterment of lebanon, what is his economic plan? How does he plan to create jobs, improve the economy, get Lebanon out of its darkness i.e electricity. None of that matters to this idiot. It is not his fault but the fault of the Lebanese who brought crazy people like Aon to positions of power.

Default-user-icon marlow delaware (Guest) 7 years

This " small General " never fails to amaze and amuse me. He is a stooge to the Iranians, Hizbollah, Syrians and the dark forces in the region. He has no economic plan, no political reform and no vison to the country. The only think he cares about is how to get to the presidential palace in Baabda. His only interest is to protect Jebran Bassil. Let the people in 2013 put him out of office so we can get some peace and stability in our beloved Lebanon.

Missing hmorsel 7 years

The Aou Aou has been barking again. Really, really who listens and follows this nut job?

Default-user-icon aoun's a zionist said hassan in 90 (Guest) 7 years

sunnis against the hezballah salafis wahabists
christian agaunst hezballah invaders crusaders
jews against hezballah imperialists zionists

Thumb shab 7 years

He's getting worse everytime. No one is spared, not even the President

Thumb Bandoul 7 years

or the Previous Batrak, or the USA or Saudi Arabia or or or etc etc etc, anyone in his way to the palace is the devil....but he was there instead of fighting with pride he ran like a litte girl in a helicopter to his beloved france while his soldiers were being slaughtered. Wow what a General, a general piece of human garbage that is.

Missing reformist 7 years

Show facts ya chabb, be a man :)

Missing dimashki 7 years

HAHAHAHAHAHA "Syria is the closet thing to a democracy!" Please give me whatever it is that you're smoking ya general retardo

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 7 years

this time the gamble is dangerous aboulmich, shout as much as u can, it helps not to have any remorse when we get u...and losing u will, its a habit u have.

Default-user-icon yeah that's the ticket (Guest) 7 years

I think he's wrong North Korea is the closest thing to democracy! Mind you Syria is a close second.

Default-user-icon Elie M (Guest) 7 years

Mr. Aoun, it took me a while to realize what a bull...t artist you are. What a waste. I hope my brothers in Lebanon also see the truth of who lies and fabricates based on his own needs. Shame on the people still empowering someone as dangerous as you Mr. Aoun

Missing renren 7 years

That shows the level of ignorance of the people that follow him,

Missing renren 7 years

Smart people don't have to wait years to notice that a politician is fake.

Default-user-icon Neal (Guest) 7 years

Aoun "Syria is the closest to democracy " . now i hear it all , does this man know how to spell democracy ? let alone practice it ?! this is s laughable it is said .

Default-user-icon fadimuay (Guest) 7 years

general CLAOUN , are u kiddin me...syria close to democracy, u mean demony!!!! Shame on u ..shame on u ..daring to mention the date of 13 october where loyal soldiers died or are still in syrian jails, thinking they are definding u and ur palace from the "syrian democracy" while u were hiding in the French embassy, yeah the same France that hosted u and funded u, that u now despise and that sold us!!!! Omg, i am just disgusted by u and worse, by ur followers! Allah has his justice...Seigneur!!!

Default-user-icon fadimuay (Guest) 7 years

general CLAOUN , are u kiddin me...syria close to democracy, u mean demony!!!! Shame on u ..shame on u ..daring to mention the date of 13 october where loyal soldiers died or are still in syrian jails, thinking they are definding u and ur palace from the "syrian democracy" while u were hiding in the French embassy, yeah the same France that hosted u and funded u, that u now despise and that sold us!!!! Omg, i am just disgusted by u and worse, by ur followers! Allah has his justice...Seigneur!!!

Default-user-icon fadimuay (Guest) 7 years

general CLAOUN , are u kiddin me...syria close to democracy, u mean demony!!!! Shame on u ..shame on u ..daring to mention the date of 13 october where loyal soldiers died or are still in syrian jails, thinking they are definding u and ur palace from the "syrian democracy" while u were hiding in the French embassy, yeah the same France that hosted u and funded u, that u now despise and that sold us!!!! Omg, i am just disgusted by u and worse, by ur followers! Allah has his justice...Seigneur!!!

Thumb benzona 7 years

Michel Aoun is such a sick man... zero credibility. why? because of his obvious pathology. too bad for the CPL/FPM followers.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 7 years

Any man who believes Syria is either a liar, a fool or a slave and Aoun is all three.

Thumb beiruti 7 years

"Executive power in Lebanon is 'for the first time disrupted in the era of President Suleiman'" And the m8 inflicted paralysis of the Council of Ministers during most of the period of the "Unity Government" was not paralysis?
Aoun said that “without any shame, Syria is the closest country to democracy.” The statement is so far away from reality, that you can only say the statement lays bare the fact that Aoun is paid by those who demand these inane statements as the cost of his money.
“The citizen in Syria is free to live however he desires, which doesn’t exist in the countries” giving Syria lessons in human rights, the FPM leader told his supporters. Really? Syrians are free to live as they like? As long as they like to live as mindless subjects, like Aoun.
"How can we trust those who sold us?” Aoun said. Indeed, from the horse's mouth. Aounis leave this guy you can't trust him.
"The president has a problem with himself,” Aoun added
Lebanon has a problem with Aoun.

Default-user-icon Horus (Guest) 7 years

I ask the FPM to hold their old senile leader accountable...

I did after the MOU and I left on 06...

Default-user-icon Calvinist (Guest) 7 years

He is on Prozac

Default-user-icon Eric (Guest) 7 years

I always wondered why this guy didn't appear in big ceremonies as often as the other leaders do..
Today I understood...
Never seen such a level of irrationality. His allies should certainly feel ashamed by now.
And by the way, what was the whole part about the brics? Did it have any logical meaning or was it only to let us know that he recently discovered about this group and felt smart about it?
Thank you for your speech general, you made my day.

Default-user-icon fadimuay (Guest) 7 years

general CLAOUN , are u kiddin me...syria close to democracy, u mean demony!!!! Shame on u ..shame on u ..daring to mention the date of 13 october where loyal soldiers died or are still in syrian jails, thinking they are definding u and ur palace from the "syrian democracy" while u were hiding in the French embassy, yeah the same France that hosted u and funded u, that u now despise and that sold us!!!! Omg, i am just disgusted by u and worse, by ur followers! Allah has his justice...Seigneur!!!

Thumb Bandoul 7 years

Yes every coward who leaves the field of battle in shame and humiliation after the Syrian aggression drove him from the presidential palace and then turns around and kisses the same hand of the people who humiliated him should be your pride because you are nothing more than a low life insensitive fraud of a human being just like your master.

Thumb Bandoul 7 years

"He noted that he would defend any human who wants to “enjoy the freedom of belief.”

@ex-GMA, what about those you left behind in the palace while you fled the Syrians attack like the little coward that you are? Did you defend them and their beliefs then? Or were they not humans in your eyes? Just servants ready to die for you so you can be the yellow belly coward that you are? You are a fake Mr. ex-GMA. I see you, I see you, you yellow belly good for nothing less than human liar and a cheat! You only impress the deaf and the blind with your sanctimonious BS. Go be a saint already since you have no sins and leave us be! Let those who worship you do so in the privacy of their own home. We’re done with your kind.

Default-user-icon Emily (Guest) 7 years

'Michel Aoun snapped back... accusing the President... The president has a problem with himself, Aoun added... Aoun slammed the visit of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State... Aoun criticized the visit of U.S. Senator..." apparently this chap always manages to find someone to slam at, to accuse and to criticize! Check out the link below and see what kind of person we are being led by!

http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/traits.html

Default-user-icon ibnAlChouf (Guest) 7 years

As usuall ...... Money from syria and Hezbollah talks....
Was the speech to express Aoun principles????
For sure NOOO.....
As usual.......

Missing ReaLeb 7 years

anyone who supports this Aoun fool is a bigger fool.

Default-user-icon eli (Guest) 7 years

has anyone thought that he might realy believe in what he is selling,that the system in syria is a democracy? Imagine what he will do to Lebanon.Example,the way he runs the Orange party.I do not think this man believes in democratic Lebanon.

Missing reformist 7 years

I love the hatred he generates on your guys. It's better than being ignored and remember there is a thin limit betweeen love and hatred ;)
Amazing people who start swearing each time the General speaks. But all what he says is simple truth... Some of you prefer el ekhwan ;)

Thumb beiruti 7 years

@reformist, do not misjudge my commentary on Aoun as an expression of hatred for the man. It is politics. Politics is an exercise in intellect, logic, and rational decision making. politics is not an emotional exercise. Some one who feels "love" for some politician should go and get a life. Unfortunately, Aouni, for some reason have an emotional reaction to le generale. As if he were giddo. Such emotion and loyalty based on "love" for one politician or "hate" for another betrays an immature adolescence that has no place in the serious business of the political life of the country.
It is no wonder that le general treats his Aouni like children. That is what they are and they love their giddy.

Missing reformist 7 years

and gents, do you rather feel that Saudi is a better democracy? Just cos your dog is hiding there?

Thumb thepatriot 7 years

spare us your lessons on hatred..."dawg"!

Missing forces 7 years

hiding there is a direct consequence of your kinds idea of democracy. you are with us or dead.. we are not defending saudis or anyone else only lebanon, it is a pity you are unable to defend aoun the undefendable for his senile big mouth. no class no intellect no vision for the country. only populist BS that the sheep follow mindlessly. whats really sad however is that his supporters are cutting off their noses to spite their faces. hating Geagea ,hariri or anyone else is NO reason to follow this guy.

Default-user-icon Philip (Guest) 7 years

Please Aoun if you want to go back 30 years back, I tell you read Kamal Salibas book (libanon history) and tell us from where you come from?