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Bassil and General Joseph Aoun allies or competitors for the presidency in 2022

Thawra # Furoshima

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For the first time a newspaper or media source has mentioned a difference between Bassil and General Joseph Aoun who are both considered PMA men , speculation was developing about differences about the budget of defense , Bassil desire to have a role about LAF nominations who was refused by LAF ( who only accept PMA authority ) , finally the Presidential issue.
All this may be speculation but it is looking more and more real.
 

Thawra # Furoshima

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First rule
This is PMA presidency
No talking about Presidency before June 2022.
Second rule both men are great candidates
Third Rule I will go for Bassil but Joseph Aoun is a great decent strong honest man ; if Bassil decide to wait , he will be a great candidate
 

Manifesto

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We should break this trend of generals becoming presidents
The natural progression for an army general should end at Minister of defense
The last thing we want is people running the country the ‘military way’

Just my 2 cents

Disagree. Some of the greatest presidents were ex generals. Charles DeGaulle, Geoge Washington, Dwight Eisenhower, Bachar El-Assad...

Don't use Sisi as a benchmark.
 

Aegon

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Disagree. Some of the greatest presidents were ex generals. Charles DeGaulle, Geoge Washington, Dwight Eisenhower, Bachar El-Assad...

Don't use Sisi as a benchmark.

Lebanon needs a Maronite "Bashar al Assaad" to run things. **** elections. Waste of time and money.
 

HannaTheCrusader

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For the first time a newspaper or media source has mentioned a difference between Bassil and General Joseph Aoun who are both considered PMA men , speculation was developing about differences about the budget of defense , Bassil desire to have a role about LAF nominations who was refused by LAF ( who only accept PMA authority ) , finally the Presidential issue.
All this may be speculation but it is looking more and more real.

pure lies and fabrications as usual
 

Thawra # Furoshima

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he issnt even in the run and no one even bothers to nominate him
and he doest even dream of such

such mischief f news
Every Maronite is a candidate for the presidency
Old Head of army were not candidates yet many become president
I didn’t confirm it
I simply quote an information
So nothing can be exclude
He certainly didn’t say it
Of course nobody will nominate him today
But in 2022 this is another story
I m with Bassil but against him is
Jumblat , LF , Frangieh
Kataeb could still rally Bassil
Berry ???
Harrriri ???
HA ????
The bets are open and Joseph Aoun might emerge as a consensus candidate between Bassil and Frango
What is certain the head of army has criticized the whole government accusing it of strangling the army sparing only the President
Second FPM changed attitude about military budget withdrawing its support for reducing military pension and tadbir number 3
 
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Thawra # Furoshima

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General Joseph Aoun blasted the whole government on Budget cut for the military
 

Thawra # Furoshima

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تتخطى الصراعات المرحلية واللعبة الداخلية. أما أداء باسيل الحكومي وإيحاؤه بأنه هو القابض على مجلس الوزراء، أو المناوشات غير العلنية التي تجرى بينه وبين قائد الجيش جوزف عون، فلا تساهم إلا في زيادة التوتر، لكن من دون أن تؤثر على التوازنات الداخلية ومن دون أن تؤدي إلى إطلاق معركة رئاسة الجمهورية باكراً.
This might be fake news
But first time in a newspaper
 

Thawra # Furoshima

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COMMANDER GENERAL JOSEPH AOUN

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
The Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun began his visit to the USA in order to participate in the annual meeting that will be held in order to evaluate the US aid, with a meeting with the chief of staff of land forces General James Mc Conville who will be soon named as Chief of Staff. Discussions focused on the general situation in the region and the achievements of the LAF and the parties stressed on the necessity of the US support to the LAF in order to assist it in performing its missions at the borders and inside the country.
General Aoun met with the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale who confirmed that his country aims to achieve permanent stability in Lebanon, particularly the South.
Afterwards, General Aoun held several other meetings with the head of the Armed Forces committee in the congress James Einhoff and Michael McColl, member of the Foreign Policy Committee in the congress as well as Mac Thornberry, Member of the House Armed Services Committee who has previously visited Lebanon last year. The meeting parties confirmed the continuous support to the LAF that is proving to be capable to control security and stability in Lebanon amidst the circumstances facing the region.
The chief of staff of land forces General James Mc Conville
The chief of staff of land forces General James Mc Conville
The Armed Forces committee in the congress James Einhoff
Michael McColl
The Foreign Policy Committee in the congress as well as Mac Thornberry
Thank you for Trump the Crusader in Chief for doing more to Lebanon army than Lebanon Government who is not buying not one bullet for the army but rationing food 3500ll daily from 5500ll
Plus reducing maintenance budgets for equipment needed to fight terrorism and to impose security
God bless the Crusaders
 

Indie

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For the first time a newspaper or media source has mentioned a difference between Bassil and General Joseph Aoun who are both considered PMA men , speculation was developing about differences about the budget of defense , Bassil desire to have a role about LAF nominations who was refused by LAF ( who only accept PMA authority ) , finally the Presidential issue.
All this may be speculation but it is looking more and more real.

I wouldn't trust anything Al Akhbar has to say about Bassil.

The Shias would love it if the Aounists were divided and if they could place a puppet after Aoun's presidency.

I can't know for sure, but my guess is they are looking for rivalries where there aren't any.
 
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