BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The leader of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, addressed a group of students on Wednesday about the future of his political bloc.
Geagea told them that “students are the backbone of all movements in history, including our movements, for the mere reason that they reflect the cause with all its purity, away from calculations and considerations.”
“If you do not carry the torch, there will be no one else to carry it. We are in constant need for people who do not fear throwing themselves into the fire as, without those people, no homelands could ever be built,” he told Lebanese Forces’ students during a ceremony held in Maarab to launch the LF Students’ Department’s documentary on the latter’s history.
“I would like to stress that our bet is on you, students of the Lebanese Forces. I ask you not to allow the adult logic to rub off on you, and most importantly, not to make narrow calculations and forever remember that you embody the cause in all its purity,” Geagea told students, stressing that the Lebanese Forces is greater than a party.
“It is a cause and an ongoing struggle without which we would not have been standing here today despite all the assaults and the imprisonment we endured. Our struggle ultimately led to the desired result,” he continued.
“Today, we are like a genie out of his bottle. For 30 long years, they worked on one goal: keeping that Lebanese Forces genie trapped inside the bottle, and the reason for that is the momentum it embodied, the case it carried, the history it leaned on and the young men and women it included,” he maintained, stressing that “this momentum could not be stopped, proof is what happened recently in the parliamentary elections,” and the results we obtained.
“We have reached the summit today, but most importantly, we need to pursue the struggle and move forward so as to reach the homeland that we all dream of,” he added.