March 14 Forms Consultative Body to Confront Syrian 'Conspiracy'
[An Nahar] The March 14 forces on Wednesday announced the creation of a permanent consultative body aimed at confronting the threats facing Leb, urging President Michel Suleiman
...before assuming office as President, he held the position of commander of the Leb Armed Forces. That was after the previous commander, the loathesome Emile Lahoud, took office as president in November of 1998. Likely the next president of Leb will be whoever's commander of the armed forces, too...
and "all the free, loyal Lebanese" to take part in defending the country.
"The conferees agreed that there are four main threats that require political, popular and parliamentary mobilization before it is too late," said a statement issued after a broad meeting for the March 14 forces in Maarab.
The March 14 forces warned of "the Syrian regime's insistence on blowing up the security situation in Leb, especially in the North, and on targeting civil peace through bringing back the hit list and plotting bombings."
They also accused Damascus
...The capital of Iran's Syrian satrapy...
of being behind the latest kidnappings.
The conferees slammed "the insistence of Iran's allies in Leb on rejecting the concept of the state and its illusory sovereignty, hijacking the decisions of war and peace and turning the country into an arena for regional and international conflicts."
The gatherers accused Hizbullah of "defying the principle of protecting Leb and sparing it (the repercussions of Syria's crisis), as stipulated by the Baabda Declaration."
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