Aoun: Dangerous Things Happening, 'Cabinet of Top Leaders' a Good Idea

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Aoun: No one can influence the political situation. When I'm in power, you can ask me for initiatives, but today I'm outside the majority that has allied against us in state institutions, although we are the majority together with the people. over 6 years
Aoun: We call on politicians not to interfere in the army and we know who's trying to interfere. over 6 years
Aoun: They have been weeping over the issue of refugees and when someone voices a stance they attack him. That's why we clashed with them, because we're not part of the herd. over 6 years
Aoun: I don't know how to describe the officials. over 6 years
Aoun: Some want the 8-8-8 formula and some want something else, this is childish and they are making fun of the people. over 6 years
Aoun: Dangerous things are taking place in the country amid the negligence of officials who should communicate with each other instead of voicing preconditions. over 6 years
Aoun: Officials do not know the reason behind the procrastination in the cabinet formation process and this is one of the ugliest things, as they only execute the orders without knowing the reason. over 6 years
FPM leader MP Michel Aoun after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: Twenty-three members of the FPM were arrested on Aug. 7, 2001 and it is good to remind the world who we are. over 6 years

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun on Tuesday blamed the “procrastination” in the cabinet formation process on “foreign hegemony,” slamming officials over the “dangerous things” that are happening in the country.

“Officials do not know the reason behind the procrastination in the cabinet formation process and this is one of the ugliest things, as they only execute the orders without knowing the reason,” Aoun told reporters after the weekly meeting of the Change and Reform bloc in Rabiyeh.

“Dangerous things are taking place in the country amid the negligence of officials who should communicate with each other instead of voicing preconditions,” Aoun added.

“Some want the 8-8-8 formula and some want something else, this is childish and they are making fun of the people,” the FPM leader went on to say, noting that “a minimized cabinet of top leaders is a good idea.”

Turning to the Syrian refugee crisis, Aoun said: “They have been weeping over the issue of refugees and when someone voices a stance they attack him. That's why we clashed with them, because we're not part of the herd."

Commenting on Army chief General Jean Qahwaji's remarks that the Army Command will be strict in addressing ties between officers and political leaderships, Aoun called on politicians not to "interfere in the army."

"We know who's trying to interfere," Aoun added.

"No one can influence the political situation. When I'm in power, you can ask me for initiatives, but today I'm outside the majority that has allied against us in state institutions, although we are the majority together with the people," he said.

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Default-user-icon Mohamed Fawaz (Guest) over 6 years

sab3a-ayar and Southern are right, time for a true democracy were people vote for open tickets. No sect held seats, no religion limits... Time for a Shiite president as the numbers dictate we have bee sitting on the fence watching the Maronites ruin the country for too long.

Thumb bigsami over 6 years

Yes....and you seem to know men. lololol

Thumb makhaleh over 6 years

She sure does lol

Thumb bigsami over 6 years

Whlak get a real job and out of politics. Everything about this character is LAME! Even the picture says it all. Belongs with Ringling Bros. Circus. To see/know (and read above) he has followers is insane!

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Micho à encore fumé de la mauvaise herbe. (je ne te vise pas BigSami)

He's lost his mind and his hair again, I recommend him to try the He Shou Wu cure. It's works!

Long live the free Syrian army, and a peaceful and democratic Lebanon débarrassé de ses parasites hezbollahi et des copycats déglingués aounistes.

Thumb makhaleh over 6 years

When did he ever have a mi d to lose in thw first place lol this clown is power hungry

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Eh walla, ou Allah yikhalilak wlédak iza 3andak 3aylé

God bless you FT, unlike you I love everyone as long as they don't have blood on their hands.

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Walla, hala2 dahar. Il est allé dormir... Dans son nid douillet.... En attendant que ses foutus papiers soient faits pour retourner avec ses parents à Londres. (pas Shengen)

Bonne soirée à toi et à tout le monde.

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Ho are you to address the president? You're a freaking terrorist wanabe..... Yalla, barra barra. Rja3 to Iraq and Iran.

Thumb geha over 6 years

News flash for fpmers:
check the declaration of Salim Aoun attacking (in an unprecedented manner) hizbushaitan, accusing them of dilapidating the interests of Christians.

Thumb lebanon_first over 6 years

Are you for real? Can someone love Berri?

Missing samiam over 6 years

Commenting on Army chief Genral Jean Qahwaji's remarks that no politician will be allowed to harm the army, Aoun called on politicians not to "interfere in the army."

"We know who's trying to interfere," Aoun added.

Dude, you were the only leader that didn't want his mandate extended--your action is interference and we know you want another family member at another undeserved post....

Missing samiam over 6 years

no--ACTIVELY being against the mandate is interference when people have been questioning whether or not his SIL will be assigned to the post. Again, if he wanted to leave an impression that he is not doing this for his self interest, his SIL should have removed himself from the running for a while. Additionally, remember when the general was saying a few months ago the christian leaders should appoint the new general since it is a position held be a christian. How do you defend that statement?

it just seems that the general is trying to do things in his self interest instead of the interest of the country.

Missing samiam over 6 years

roar, the position is a STATE institution, not a religious one--it's not the frikken crusades. it should be based on merit and decided by relevant STATE authorities not some hodge podge group of religious scholars.

two wrongs don't make a right--when will this cycle of doing wrongs by points at other groups to rationalize it end.

Missing samiam over 6 years

*edits* position is AT a state

cycle of doing wrongs by pointing at other groups to rationalize ITS LEGITIMACY end

Missing samiam over 6 years

I don't defend the indefensible, nor would I attempt to like you do with the 20ish posts you have on this article already. I give credit to people for saying something smart and hammer them when they say something stupid. Period end of story.

I have praised those I hammered and hammered those I praised, although a few will never get praise based on what they say. I don't sit here and idolize and come to the defense of somebody because he is my leader--I don't have a party here because all of the parties are corrupt.

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

ya haram shou ghasheemi

Missing rudy over 6 years

Anon, now ft will talk about how you change the subject and never answer what he asks, and how that makes you argumentatively bankrupt, and then say nothing to answer you

Missing rudy over 6 years

Well i have an actual question.

What does he mean bycabinet of top leaders. I dont knwo if its a naharnet bad translation or if he has a specific idea. That one would be interesting. Not beneficial, but probably fun

Missing rudy over 6 years

As if we are drowning in all the evidence you have ever provided about every politician you hate and accuse every day here

Thumb benzona over 6 years

We could say Ft is smart if it wasn't obvious....

But it's crystal clear... We can read him like an open book ;-)

Thumb benzona over 6 years

Cogito ergo Sum..... Mais le problème est que Aoun ne cogite pas, il réfléchit (comme un miroir) les idées d'autrui qui resurgissent par le biais de ses mandibules.

Thumb primesuspect over 6 years

full bloom? maybe.

full moon? for sure!

Missing kamal_jamra over 6 years

The roar, you will answer to God for your hate, insults and lies.

Missing kamal_jamra over 6 years

It is in the interest of lebanon to declare the FPM and it's hateful leader michel aoun as terrorists and ban it once and for all. Nobody divided the maronites more than them. Slaughtering LF supporters then running away to france only to return to become an iranian slave, he should be banned from politics. Aoun is a cancer for humanity. Its men like him that cause wars and hate between people.

Missing helicopter over 6 years

Amal and HA are getting there way on all issues (when it suits them they support Aoun and when it does not they don't).
extension of Rifi's term (Mostaqbal and M14 lost this one)
Extension of Parliament (Aoun and Sleiman lost this one)
Extension of Qahwaji's term (Aoun lost that battle)
Cabinet formation (M-14 on the losing side since 2010)
While Amal and HA got all of the above just as they wanted them to be. We know who is running the country.

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

Are Lebanese politicians still getting paid even though they are not doing their jobs?

Missing helicopter over 6 years

Good job army, and moreover I wish that for every Asir supporter they apprehend they also apprehend either an Almoqdad or a Zoaiter guy (and others who at one time or another shot a soldier). We want full justice to protect the unarmed and we need to clean the house of Lebanon from za3raan.

Thumb sophia_angle over 6 years

GMA is the leftover of the state; all the others are either militias n mafias...there won't be a state for neither one of us if GMA won't take full power n fix all...

Thumb ado.australia over 6 years

Phoenix, I almost always agree with your comments... But how can you say that if Aoun was in power there would be no Lebanon left? Khawajie was his choice for army chief after aoun's first choice, the marytre general Francois el hajj was assinated after the Nahr el bard battles. Who assinated him? Ask his son.

Aoun might be the statesman that bashir was... He is stubborn, arrogant and ambitious but his patriotism cannot be denied. All political peers that are alive today in Lebanon have sided and dealt with one way or another with Syria while they were the occupiers of our nation.

I don't want him to be Presidant, coz it will only further divide Lebanon, but he has more integrity than most of the other leaches combined.