Geagea: Millions of Lebanese Captives in Hizbullah Prison since 1990

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Geagea: Three officers, two non-commissioned officers and six soldiers were detained over the Shiyyah incidents on January 27, 2008, so why is it acceptable to put officers in detention over this incident and not over an incident that has to do with the Sunnis? Would the General (Aoun) have talked about the army had they appointed his son-in-law as army commander? Those who love the army must hand it over their weapons and must convince their allies to hand over their weapons. over 6 years
Geagea: Pakistan, which is a modest state, did not accept the Fatmagul Sultan power-generating barge, so why should we accept it? over 6 years
Geagea to Aoun: You must propose a draft law in parliament to revise Sukleen's contract as it is unacceptable for you say that the cabinet is working on its own. over 6 years
Geagea: If Sukleen is squandering public funds according to Aoun, I remind that Aoun himself had promised that he would not accept to renew its contract in cabinet. over 6 years
Geagea on Aoun: He has accused the ISF of smuggling weapons in the past two years, but he is the biggest force in cabinet, so why is he telling us this? over 6 years
Geagea: No one has the right to start a war whenever they want and to usurp the rights of others, and today they went to Damascus and Aleppo and the issue is affecting everyone. over 6 years
Geagea: Today, the Lebanese do not know when exactly Hizbullah might take a decision that puts their fate in danger and on July 12 (2006) the government woke up to a war. over 6 years
Geagea: After 50 days from the martyrdom of Hashem al-Salman, no one has been arrested until the moment while the case of Mr. Mohammed Darrar Jammo was solved in 48 hours. over 6 years
Geagea: A lot of Lebanese cannot voice their free opinion because of Hizbullah and no one is asking about the killers of Hashem al-Salman although the pictures of his killers are available. over 6 years
Geagea: Our freedom is captive and our decision is captive and those who don't mention the resistance in their rhetoric would be harmed in some manner. The state would pay the price whenever it acts against Hizbullah, the thing that has led to subduing a large number of Lebanese. over 6 years
Geagea: There are millions of captives in Lebanon and they are Lebanese captives who have been in Hizbullah's prison since 1990. over 6 years
Geagea: We will continue the search for our detainees in Syrian prisons. over 6 years
Geagea: Until the moment, the state has been writing our history in a curtailed manner and we want it to take care of all of its sons who were wounded in wars. over 6 years
Geagea: We are the first people to call for unveiling the fate of the 17,000 people who went missing during the Lebanese war, but this has nothing to do with those who are in Syrian prisons. over 6 years
Geagea: Given what the Syrian regime is doing now in Syria, we can say that it was very merciful in dealing with us in Lebanon, and we regret that some Lebanese leaders are saying that there are no captives in Syrian prisons. over 6 years
Geagea: The detainees in the prisons of the Syrian regime were used for political ends and I ask everyone to be confident that we will carry on with our efforts to release them. over 6 years
LF leader Samir Geagea at a seminar on Lebanese detainees in Syria: When Sheikh Bashir was martyred and president Amin was elected, the Syrian regime dispatched envoys to meet with him and as a goodwill gesture, they released a number of detainees. over 6 years

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Friday vowed that the LF will continue to search for the Lebanese detainees who “went missing” in Syrian prisons, noting that “there are millions of captives in Lebanon" and accusing Hizbullah of putting the fate of the Lebanese people in danger.

“The detainees in the prisons of the Syrian regime were used for political ends and I ask everyone to be confident that we will carry on with our efforts to release them,” Geagea said at a seminar in Maarab on the Lebanese detainees in Syrian prisons.

“Until the moment, the (Lebanese) state has been writing our history in a curtailed manner and we want it to take care of all of its sons who were wounded in wars,” Geagea added.

“Given what the Syrian regime is doing now in Syria, we can say that it was very merciful in dealing with us in Lebanon, and we regret that some Lebanese leaders are saying that there are no captives in Syrian prisons,” he went on to say.

Geagea stressed that the fate of the 17,000 people who went missing during the civil war “has nothing to do with those who are in Syrian prisons,” noting that the LF backs efforts to unveil the fate of the Lebanese who disappeared between 1975 and 1990.

“We will continue the search for our detainees in Syrian prisons,” Geagea pledged.

Turning to the political issues, Geagea said there are “millions of captives in Lebanon and they are Lebanese captives who have been in Hizbullah's prison since 1990.”

“Our freedom is captive and our decision is captive and those who don't mention the resistance in their rhetoric would be harmed in some manner. The state would pay the price whenever it acts against Hizbullah, the thing that has led to subduing a large number of Lebanese,” Geagea added.

“A lot of Lebanese cannot voice their free opinion because of Hizbullah and no one is asking about the killers of (Lebanese Option Party member) Hashem al-Salman although the pictures of his killers are available,” the LF leader said.

Al-Salman was shot dead during a scuffle between supporters of the LOP and Hizbullah in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut on June 9.

“After 50 days from the martyrdom of Hashem al-Salman, no one has been arrested until the moment while the case of (slain Syrian pro-regime figure) Mr. Mohammed Darrar Jammo was solved in 48 hours,” Geagea noted.

“Today, the Lebanese do not know when exactly Hizbullah might take a decision that puts their fate in danger and on July 12 (2006) the government woke up to a war,” he added.

Geagea stressed that “no one has the right to start a war whenever they want and to usurp the rights of others,” adding that Hizbullah's fighters are now “in Damascus and Aleppo and the issue is affecting everyone.”

Criticizing the remarks voiced earlier in the day by Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, Geagea said: “He has accused the Internal Security Forces of smuggling weapons in the past two years, but he is the biggest force in cabinet, so why is he telling us this?”

“If Sukleen is squandering public funds according to Aoun, I remind that Aoun himself had promised that he would not accept to renew its contract in cabinet,” Geagea added, referring to Lebanon's main waste management contractor.

“You must propose a draft law in parliament to revise Sukleen's contract as it is unacceptable for you say that the cabinet is working on its own,” Geagea said, addressing Aoun.

Commenting on Aoun's remarks on the army, Geagea said: “Three officers, two non-commissioned officers and six soldiers were detained over the Shiyyah incidents on January 27, 2008, so why is it acceptable to put officers in detention over this incident and not over the (Kuwaikhat) incident that has to do with the Sunnis?”

“Would the General (Aoun) have talked about the army had they appointed his son-in-law (Commando Regiment commander Brig. Gen. Chamel Roukoz) as army commander? Those who love the army must hand it over their weapons and must convince their allies to hand over their weapons,” Geagea added.

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Comments 40
Thumb general_puppet over 6 years

Geagea: There are millions of captives in Lebanon and they are Lebanese captives who have been in Hizbullah's prison since 1990... 100% correct!

Thumb benzona over 6 years

I must admit it was a beautiful speech.

Thumb benzona over 6 years

I was. He still manages to surprise me in a good way year after year.

I wish they'd all repent like he did. The only one who didn't have a single drop of blood on his hand was Hariri.... And you know what your Chabiha friends did to him after Bachar broke his wrist in Damascus.

Missing mrelhage over 6 years

well bloody said, a true patriot

Thumb geha over 6 years

truth is being told by Geagea: millions are captives of hizbushaitan, this Iranian terrorist militia.

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Inta gentil, they're the worst kind, they're Chabiha!

Thumb geha over 6 years

if anyone is barking it you, your aou aou and nasrdevil.

Default-user-icon Koshando Flijiabon (Guest) over 6 years

Here comes the response to Drs. Arteena Satleh's prayers to Dr. Arret 7akeh: and give us this day, our daily bull, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, mainly the low life scum bag feudal warlod Walid Beik and tell him darb al 7abib zbib 3ala khaddak al aysar dir lahou darb al 7abib zbib 3ala khaddak al ayman, amen.

Default-user-icon Dia (Guest) over 6 years

He is always causing civil unrest which leads to civil war. Wake up people, Lebanese need to unite!

Thumb thepatriot over 6 years

@Dia...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha.... go tell that to Mr May 7th, Mr July 2006, Mr Qusayr, Mr Bulgaria/Thailand/Nigeria/Egypt/Iraq...hahahahahahaha......

Thumb bigsami over 6 years

karim...come on dude stop doing yourself a disfavor by posting such rubbish!

Missing zahle_night1 over 6 years

Geagea for president!!

Thumb benzona over 6 years

You're optimistic for him!

Thumb Machia over 6 years

Geagea has come a long way from his militia days. I hope one day I can say the same about Hassan Nassrallah.

Missing bigjohn over 6 years

"valid information"? If you want to investigate what happened to these Lebanese taken by the Syrian regime in Lebanon then you have to investigate ALL the Syrian nationals missing Lebanon.

Missing rudy over 6 years

Who's saying otherwise

Missing canadianadam over 6 years

Lol. Why not? The Syrian regime goes after Syrians in Lebanon too. Or if you want I investigate further they have an illegitimate militia to do their dirty work.

Missing beirutbastard00 over 6 years

Bigjohn...Let the Syrians investigate that when they're done with bashar.

But Phoenix, do u really think they'd leave them alive?

Missing cedars over 6 years

Syria willingly entered Lebanon, and they cut every cedar tree to warm up in the winter, last time i checked they controlled every corner and politician otherwise the latter were assassinated if they drifted from the Syrian path (i.e. Hobeika, all M14 and etc..)
Missing syrians are those who came to Lebanon to work like the sirilinkan/phillipinos and undermined their masters so they got in trouble for being thiefs.

Missing helicopter over 6 years

Minister Mansour in the Cabinet, bigjohn in Naharnet.

Missing bigjohn over 6 years

"valid information"? If you want to investigate what happened to these Lebanese taken by the Syrian regime in Lebanon then you have to investigate ALL the Syrian nationals missing Lebanon.

Missing cedars over 6 years

Syria willingly entered Lebanon, and they cut every cedar tree to warm up in the winter, last time i checked they controlled every corner and politician otherwise the latter were assassinated if they drifted from the Syrian path (i.e. Hobeika, all M14 and etc..)
Missing syrians are those who came to Lebanon to work like the sirilinkan/phillipinos and undermined their masters so they got in trouble for being thiefs.

Missing bigjohn over 6 years

This shows that Since 1990, Geaga has not changed much. He is calling the resistance to Israeli hegemony, aggression, and occupation since 1990 as "putting the Lebanese in prison". HA is the ONLY Lebanese armed group who has lost more than half of its fighters fighting the Israeli terrorist state, not fellow Lebanese or Arabs like in his criminal past. If Geaga prefers Israeli Hegemony then he should join his friends in the SLA in exile. Meanwhile, the Lebanese majority will continue to vote for the resistance.

Missing bigjohn over 6 years

I wonder what would his m14 allies (who were close allies with HA between 1990 and 2005) would say?

Missing cedars over 6 years

his m14 allies would say shutup smalljohn.

Missing people-power over 6 years

Gee, I wonder what changed since 2005?????

Oh yeah, they killed Hariri, Gemayel, Tueni, Kassir, Hawi, Eid, Al Hassan, Eido, Fleihan, etc, and tried to kill Murr, Hamadeh, Chidiac and Harb, etc.

Missing beirutbastard00 over 6 years

I think we've come to a time where we need to make a final decision on HA weapons. It's been a long time since 1990. It just doesn't make sense anymore that we have a Shia army, totally independent of the state.

Missing bigjohn over 6 years

Everyone? You are talking about a couple persons under different identities.

Missing themadman over 6 years

Considérons qu'on ne vas pas aborder le passé de Geagea, cet homme est certainement serein et logique je ne le nie pas, mais ce qui à mon point de vue important dans la politique c'est le résultat, Autrement dit l'avancée qu'un homme politique peut réaliser en gardant ces principes.
Geagea s'acharne tellement sur ces principes qu'il n'arrive pas à faire avancer les choses, à quoi bon servent les principes s'il n'y a pas de résultats?
Il attaque en permanence le HA mais rien ne change, ne faut il pas être plus malléable, plus malin, plus diplomatique?

Thumb Machia over 6 years

You mean like Chamberlain handled Hitler?

Missing mrelhage over 6 years

You dont get it phoenix, its not the information geagea is saying they dont like. The shia HATE strongmen from other sects so they try their best to spin any negative thing, geagea is the strongest most outspoken opposition leader in lebanon to the shia hegemony,they fear a strong christian force as it will be much more powerful then a sunni one, the entire world will stand behind the maronites against the hezbllat & iranian terrorists, the shia want the Christians under their feet , thats the only acceptable place for the Christians, shut up & stay put

Missing beirutbastard00 over 6 years

Watr u talking about? No sect in Lebanon is ready to fight hizballah, least of all the Christians. Stop ur propaganda, ur a filthy Zionist.

Missing beirutbastard00 over 6 years

I think he meant politically, and socially imprisoned... I think.

Default-user-icon Zadig (Guest) over 6 years

Guys just to let you know, Naharnet banned me from the site. So goodbye to you all. It was fun while it lasted. Hopefully, I will see you one day in a peaceful, secular and prosperous Lebanon. Keep the fight on.

Missing --karim_m3 over 6 years

Pakistan? Modest state? How's that hallucinogenic kabsa you're having Mr Geagea?

Missing halaktouna77 over 6 years

So you want to comment on the "modest state" part but fail to comment on the Fatma Gul corruption part, sows your true way of thinking and assures us of the destruction of Lebanon if you and your like minded leaders take control

Missing formerlebaniz over 6 years

Why is that such a foreign concept that many can't understand and brush aside as if someone is being ridiculous and claiming the illogical? Why is it so difficult to understand that the Lebanese want to be in control of their own country? They want to be able to declare war and peace them selves through their elected leader not some foreign party or special interest group? The Lebanese people want to stay away from regional interests and be open to the world?

You maybe OK with your Hizbullah a non-elected leader to control your life, your livelihood, your future, your entire existence but the rest of the country don't share this devotion you have, the rest of the country isn't ready to call Nasrallah Emperor or Ayatollah over them. They don't want him to get Lebanon thrown in blacklists, being treated like scum whenever they go to a foreign country, and have a country with an infrastructure worst than the worst countries in Africa.

Missing cedars over 6 years

insidecunt, no one can reach the level that you are in.

Missing helicopter over 6 years

Yes it can get lower than that ...... you and Nasrallah.

Thumb thepatriot over 6 years

inside she-man, you seem terrified of him... :)