Gemayel: One Day Lebanon Could be Subject to Hizbullah's Domination
Head of the Phalange Party
The Kataeb (Phalange) party was founded by Pierre Gemayel in 1936, who modeled the party after Spanish and Italian Fascist parties he had observed as an Olympic athlete during the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, then Nazi Germany. The movement's uniforms originally included brown shirts and members used the Nazi salute. Despite the party's uniform, its strong sense of nationalism and dedication to a single charismatic leader, the Lebanese Kataeb was not and never became a fascist party nor did it espouse a totalitarian ideology.
Amin Gemayel noted that Hizbullah is taking advantage of its resistance role in order to nibble at Leb's geography and illusory sovereignty, warning that the nation could one day come under the party's domination, the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat reported Thursday.
"Hizbullah is trying to eat away Leb's geography, illusory sovereignty, the people's interests and rights, and the role of the state's institutions ....one day Leb could become subject to the domination of Hizbullah under the pretext of resistance," said Gemayel in an interview to the daily.
He also warned that any involvement in the Syrian crisis will have severe repercussions on Leb's security and stability.
He made his remark in reference to allegations that Hizbullah is aiding the Syrian regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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militarily against the people's revolt.
"Leb must not involve itself in the Syrian crisis and any involvement could have severe repercussions on Leb's national unity, security and stability," he added.
"The Lebanese people are wise enough not to let the interference of some parties in Syria's affairs drag them further into an internal conflict," he said, calling on all factions to exercise restraint for Leb's sake.
Gemayel added that the Phalange Party will prepare a study on the defense strategy, urging Hizbullah to participate positively and productively in the national dialogue sessions to tackle this thorny issue.
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