Raad Accuses March 14 of Involvement in 'Aggression' against Damascus
[An Nahar] Hizbullah MP Mohammed Raad lashed out at the March 14 alliance over its memorandum over the Syrian violations, accusing the coalition of covering up its participation in the aggression against Syria.
"The March 14 memo is incitement against Damascus
City of Jasmin is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world. It has not always been inhabited by the same set of fascisti...
and directly targets it," Raad said in a presser at the parliament.
The MP noted that the alliance never handed over a protest memorandum over the Israeli violations in Leb during the past six years.
Last week, ex-PM Fouad Saniora submitted to 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...
a memo prepared by the March 14 forces and demanding the annulment of the security treaties with Syria, the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador, the filing of a complaint with the Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
over Syria's violations and reporting the breaches to the U.N. Security Council.
Raad slammed the March 14 forces, saying that "if it was leading the government, we would be in a state of war with Syria."
He refused demands to deploy United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
Interim Force in Leb along the northern border, pointing out that it "undermines the role carried out by the Lebanese army and its abilities."
The March 14 camp called on Suleiman to request the assistance of UNIFIL to control the Lebanese-Syrian border in accordance to resolution 1701.
Raad called on the President to be aware of the risks behind adopting the memorandum and the national powers to deal responsibly with it.
"The memo doesn't reflect any keenness to preserve Leb's illusory sovereignty and violates the Taef accord," the politician stated.
Raad called on the Lebanese authorities to investigate the festivities that erupted recently along the northern Lebanese-Syrian border and the side that opened fire first.
"The investigation will reveal if the alleged Syrian violations are true, and if Syria is opening fire first or if it comes as a reaction to violations committed by Leb," he added.
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