BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The President of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, stated on the 39th Zahle martyrs commemoration, that the people of the city “have paid a hefty price so they could push the Assad regime out the door, not for someone else to try and bring it back through the window, under the pretext of the displaced.”

“One of the most important indications that Assad does not want the displaced people back is the closure of borders,” Geagea said, noting that Assad had made such a decision very clear, “and every attempt to reinstate the Assad regime will be considered a blow to the sacrifices of the people of Zahle and Lebanon.”

The LF leader pointed out that “the Lebanese are suffering from a stifling economic crisis, and all other countries are subject to crises. The difference between us and the rest of the world lies in solution-finding. Locally, no lessons have yet been drawn from the uprising of the Lebanese people. Parties in power are acting as though nothing has happened.”

“This authority will not be able to triumph. We must triumph over it and generate a straightforward national authority that will rid the people of its problems,” he said.

Geagea, who has been a long-time opponent of the Syrian government, has sought to undermine Lebanon’s relationship with Syria, often accusing the March 8th political bloc of carrying out Damascus’ endeavors.

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Soizic
2020-04-02 17:34

“Rétablir” le “régime d’Assad”??? Mais, mettez vos lunettes Monsieur Geagea et débouchez vos oreilles: Le président el Assad gouverne l’état syrien depuis presque 20 ans!

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Stern Daler
2020-04-02 18:26
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@Soizic, LOL. Absolutely. You augured my words. Either that man means the old Syrian intervention in Lebanon. Or he is totally deranged.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-02 23:49
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Samir, qui est bien connu pour aimer fumer du hash, a encore dû se faire un cocktail de plusieurs variétés… Par contre, il a raison en décrivant la situation au Liban

Eric Rodgers
Eric Rodgers
2020-04-02 19:13

So, Samir Geagea is an agent of Israel. Why doesn’t he just say so? How can Assad be re-instated when he has never been removed from power? The “Assad Curse” will hit Geagea.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-03 00:08
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None of this all… Geagea deeply hates the Assads’, and he has very good reasons after what they have done to him.

Willy Van Damme
Willy Van Damme
2020-04-02 22:09

A blow to Lebanon he says. He mistakes his country – if one can say that – for Israel. He’s on the losing sider of history. A so-called Christian supporting Salafist terror against Christians. He’s a loser.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-03 00:05

Actually, it’s way more about a personal feud directly between him and the Assads’.
Both Hafez and Bashar played really dirty on the Phalanges. I’m even surprised that the Phalanges never hired hitmen to get rid from both Hafez and Bashar.

BDS
BDS
2020-04-02 21:34

There’s no need to “reinstate” that which is already there. He never left. When I hear Geagea talk, it sounds more like a cash register dinging. He’s paid to say ridiculous nonsense like this. But those who pay him are clearly wasting their money.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-03 00:13
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Nope, he just smoked too much pot. I’m not joking, he’s really into pot, just like Khamenei is a well known opium smoker. BTW, he’s probably the only one that would boost the economy would he become Prez since he wants to legalise pot. In fact, if you want to run Lebanon correctly, you need to put the former Phalangists in charge : all others are totally incompetent when it comes to make money : they’re way too corrupted, and they made the Lebanese system corrupted from the top to the bottom. Note that the biggest corruption case ever in… Read more »

Dave
Dave
2020-04-04 08:48

Interesting that AMN posts this. So they’re (not surprisingly) in line with Russia on this. Keep Bashar al-Asad in power until foreign belligerents are expelled from Syria and domestic ones subdued – then bring in a new government.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-02 23:55

I usually like Samir Geagea as he’s the only one telling it like it is rather than bullshïtting or doing crapaganda when it comes to Lebanon and no matter if he pi$$es everybody off by saying loudly what others only covertly speak about and only with hush-speech. But on this one, well, he’s also well know for being a great pot-smoker, and he probably mixed several varieties at the same time he drank some alcohol : he’s as out of reality as senile Khamenei every time he speaks about Assad… At the same time, he has serious legitimate griefs on… Read more »