Michel Aoun the black book; Contradictions, flip flops, lies and much much more...

J_Raad1450

J_Raad1450

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as for the october 1990,
michel aoun having coffee with alla... meanwhile his officers and soldiers are confronting the syrians and the legal lebanese army (under emile lahoud command)...
michel aoun failed to inform his command posts of his decision to surrender... but succeeded to reach the french embassy safely.
michel aoun is responsible for the lives of his officers and soldiers who were killed or kidnapped that day... because he and his commanders left their soldiers blindly fighting based on previous orders...

Raymond edde refused to meet michel aoun in paris.
he considered him a deserter... who should break his sword... and hang himself... then edde will consider attending his funeral.

Health wise... michel aoun is fine.
Military record????.... ill leave it to you.
Aoun was having coffee with Ala. What was geagea doing at that? You would think from this ignorant post that the geagea was "resisting".

geagea was coordinating politically and military with Khaddam and Ghazi Kanaan.

At the time, aoun was doind the bidding for the Baath. How can you live with yourself when you face the facts?

Meanwhile, Aoun was confronting Emil Lahoud. The legal Lebanese army!:boom:
 
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  • ibin battouta

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    You are either a liar or just simply ignorant. On another thought, I think you are both.


    في ما يلي مقتطفات من كتاب الياس الهراوي: الجمهورية من الدويلات إلى الدولة.

    وفيه نص وثيقتين بخط سمير جعجع يعلن فيهما استعداده للتعاون الكامل مع الهراوي ووقف الحملات الدعائية ضد سوريا من أجل مساعدته على «التخلص من ظاهرة ميشال عون الشاذة».

    ووثيقة بخط يد وليد جنبلاط يدعو إلى اجتياح المناطق الحرة من قبل السوريين «قبل أن يسحق ميشال عون سمير جعجع وينصب نفسه ملكاً على المسيحيين».

    Sky of LEBANON, Pure Lebanese Community
    it has nothing to do with what i stated.
    I spoke about how michel aoun managed the battle, cease fire and surrender.
    based on which you judge whether this is a black page or not in his record.
    regards.
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    it has nothing to do with what i stated.
    I spoke about how michel aoun managed the battle, cease fire and surrender.
    based on which you judge whether this is a black page or not in his record.
    regards.
    Your reply does not make any sense. Learn to organize and express your thoughts. You baathis! Syrian ally on October 1990.

    Who exactly are you to speak on how michel aoun managed the battle?

    The people of mountain lebanon voted overwhelmingly for FPM and Aoun in three consecutive elections.
    Go play with yourself if you want to feel good about yourself. keep serious conversations for grown ups.
     
    JB81

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    it has nothing to do with what i stated.
    I spoke about how michel aoun managed the battle, cease fire and surrender.
    based on which you judge whether this is a black page or not in his record.
    regards.
    A black book entitles corruption and massacres.

    Aoun may mismanaged the battle; for each have his own story, but while the Syrians were butchering the army, you guys were dancing in the streets welcoming the invaders. This is black book when hailing Assad army for butchering Lebanese army.
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    A black book entitles corruption and massacres.

    Aoun may mismanaged the battle; for each have his own story, but while the Syrians were butchering the army, you guys were dancing in the streets welcoming the invaders. This is black book when hailing Assad army for butchering Lebanese army.
    You have it all wrong. Emile Lahoud army was the legal Lebanese army. Also, they were against the Syrian. That's common knowledge ans sense. :)
     
    ibin battouta

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    Aoun was having coffee with Ala. What was geagea doing at that? You would think from this ignorant post that the geagea was "resisting".

    geagea was coordinating politically and military with Khaddam and Ghazi Kanaan.

    At the time, aoun was doind the bidding for the Baath. How can you live with yourself when you face the facts?

    Meanwhile, Aoun was confronting Emil Lahoud. The legal Lebanese army!:boom:
    Chronically... Mouawad assassinated on nov 22 1989
    Hrawi elected on nov 24 1989
    Hoss as prime minister appointed Emile lahoud to replace Michel aoun. On nov 28 1989.
    Starting this date Michel aoun had become legally illegal.
    The nickname was الضابط المتمرد ميشال عون...
    Go back to the archives.
    Regards.
     
    ibin battouta

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    A black book entitles corruption and massacres.

    Aoun may mismanaged the battle; for each have his own story, but while the Syrians were butchering the army, you guys were dancing in the streets welcoming the invaders. This is black book when hailing Assad army for butchering Lebanese army.
    Were we playing games during ilghaa war?
    People were dying for real and in numbers... Militants and civilians...(as after lahoud was appointed army chief on nov 28 1989 .. Aoun and his soldiers have become a militia like any other militia.)
    When people danced...?? They danced because the war ended not out of love of the Assad army.
     
    ibin battouta

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    You have it all wrong. Emile Lahoud army was the legal Lebanese army. Also, they were against the Syrian. That's common knowledge ans sense. :)
    Emile lahoud army was the legal army in 1989. ...
    Emile lahoud was in west Beirut at that time... As he was appointed by the hoss govt that considered Michel aoun and his soldiers as militia.
    We'll that is another page to talk about.
    After ruling for 2 years.. Results?
    1- the lebanese president moved from baabda where he could relatively avoid the Syrian pressure .... To live in west Beirut under the nose of the Syrians.
    2- the lebanese army that protected the president is now headed by a Syrian lackey called Emile lahoud.

    This is a failure in all means after which.... You want Michel aoun to become a president?.
    He did enough... And we had enough.
    Regards.
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    Chronically... Mouawad assassinated on nov 22 1989
    Hrawi elected on nov 24 1989
    Hoss as prime minister appointed Emile lahoud to replace Michel aoun. On nov 28 1989.
    Starting this date Michel aoun had become legally illegal.
    The nickname was الضابط المتمرد ميشال عون...
    Go back to the archives.
    Regards.
    As a baathi ally in 1990, your chronological events fit your reality. The reality is you allied yourself with the baath regime to eliminate the last free Lebanese/Christian bastion. It does not matter how the Syrian TV describe GMA. The nickname was الضابط المتمرد ميشال عون... I believe that's the language the Syrian TV used.
    What archives? Baathi archives?
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    Hoss government, Emil lahoud army and rest of your allies were Syrian lackeys like you. How can I put this for youa ny clearer? You sound like the Syrian TV!

    Yes of course. According to the baathis allies in 1990, Emil Lahoud was the legal army. Are you slow or stupid? That's your reality.


    Emile lahoud army was the legal army in 1989. ...
    Emile lahoud was in west Beirut at that time... As he was appointed by the hoss govt that considered Michel aoun and his soldiers as militia.
    We'll that is another page to talk about.
    After ruling for 2 years.. Results?
    1- the lebanese president moved from baabda where he could relatively avoid the Syrian pressure .... To live in west Beirut under the nose of the Syrians.
    2- the lebanese army that protected the president is now headed by a Syrian lackey called Emile lahoud.

    This is a failure in all means after which.... You want Michel aoun to become a president?.
    He did enough... And we had enough.
    Regards.
     
    julesvernes99

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    Only for idiots trolling this thread.

    Legitimate President Amin Gemayl:

    1- Accepts Hoss Goverment Resignation.
    2- Appoints GMA as PM.

    Everything else was made 'Legal' by force..military, diplomatic, economic...you name it...

    ALL Collaborated with the Syrian Occupier..ALL must SHUT THE F**** UP...
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    Were we playing games during ilghaa war?
    People were dying for real and in numbers... Militants and civilians...(as after lahoud was appointed army chief on nov 28 1989 .. Aoun and his soldiers have become a militia like any other militia.)
    When people danced...?? They danced because the war ended not out of love of the Assad army.
    In reality(not your perception):

    ....while they were dancing that the war has ended.....the Assad regime ruled and ruined Lebanon for 15 years.

    No more dancing please :plane:
     
    J_Raad1450

    J_Raad1450

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    ibin battouta,

    the legal government threw geagea's a$$ in jail for 11 years.

    Please stop dancing
     
    Danny Z

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    Were we playing games during ilghaa war?
    People were dying for real and in numbers... Militants and civilians...(as after lahoud was appointed army chief on nov 28 1989 .. Aoun and his soldiers have become a militia like any other militia.)
    When people danced...?? They danced because the war ended not out of love of the Assad army.
    While all your message is full of errors on dates, you the criminal militia LF attacked the army way back before anybody heard of Emile Lahoud. It was on February 14 1989 that you attacked the army. According even to your own sequence of event where you call the army a militia you attacked them when they were not by your own admission. Kif ma baramta you are the aggressor, and now you are also siding with Daesh who attacked the army. Rje3et 7alime 3a 3adeta el 2adimeh
     
    Amirkani

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    Emile lahoud army was the legal army in 1989. ...
    Emile lahoud was in west Beirut at that time... As he was appointed by the hoss govt that considered Michel aoun and his soldiers as militia.
    We'll that is another page to talk about.
    After ruling for 2 years.. Results?
    1- the lebanese president moved from baabda where he could relatively avoid the Syrian pressure .... To live in west Beirut under the nose of the Syrians.
    2- the lebanese army that protected the president is now headed by a Syrian lackey called Emile lahoud.

    This is a failure in all means after which.... You want Michel aoun to become a president?.
    He did enough... And we had enough.
    Regards.
    The LF school graduated kil zo3ran el-balad. You caused the worst events and forced the worst leaders onto the Lebanese and, always, came back to complain about them and accuse others of bringing them. Here are a few examples (and I stress a few):

    - You brought us Elias Hobeika and then fought against him.
    - You brought us Pakradoni and then fought against him.
    - You brought Paul Fares and then fought against him.
    - You brought us Taef and then complained about it.
    - You brought Hrawi and then complained about him when he threw your leader in prison.
    - You brought us Emile Lahoud and then wanted to kick him out.
    - You brought us the Syrian occupation and then wanted to fight them after we worked 15 years to kick them out.
    - You brought Emile Rahme and now you say he's a Syrian puppet.
    - You brought Nader Sukkar and then said he's a Syrian puppet.
    - You brought us Michel Samaha and now you want him executed for his terrorist acts.

    These are only "a few" examples... fi ghayron kteer... but worst of all:

    - You brought us Samir Geagea... and waiting when you will start complaining about him :)

    Shou hal madrasseh el-weskha...


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    The patriotic leader received ammunition from the Syrian army through hour el choueir.
    The only thing he resisted was... Electing a new president and evacuating the presidential palace.
    A leader ... A true one makes sure stopping the slaughter of his soldiers before declaring defeat.... michel aoun declared defeat through the radio VOIX DU LIBAN ... As if his officers and soldiers were having a party in aley and metn.

    Stop blaming michel aoun failures on others.
    Regards.
    here is an article from the NY Times that refutes your claims.

    For Lebanese, New Chaos, Old Fears

    By IHSAN A. HIJAZI, Special to the New York Times

    Published: September 4, 1988


    At the suburban hilltop village of Suk al Gharb, mainly Christian contingents of the Lebanese Army have again been trading artillery and rocket fire with Druse militiamen.

    The duels are a grim reminder that a three-year lull in the fighting in Lebanon's civil war may be coming to an end. ''There is a growing feeling that civil war is about to break out again,'' said a commentator on the Druse ''Voice of the Mountains'' radio.

    ''If no solution is found, you can kiss Lebanon goodbye,'' said Chaker Abu Sliman, a Christian politician.

    Lebanon, already devastated by 13 years of civil war, is going through a new crisis that threatens more violence and suffering. News reports say weapons have again been pouring into militia aresenals. Iraq, relieved of the burden of its war with Iran, has reportedly joined the arms race with deliveries to the Lebanese Forces, the main Christian militia. Baghdad and the Lebanese Forces are enemies of Syria.


    The reports also say Syria and Libya have stepped up arms shipments to their allies in the Lebanese conflict.

    The militias are equipped with tanks, field artillery and rocket launchers. And the American-supplied Lebanese Army, based in the Christian sectors, has been displaying its hardware. A week ago, the army command released photographs of some of its new tanks.

    Numb from war, Lebanese are again worried that heavy fighting will break out. The fear has spread as civilians have come to realize that the presidency, the nation's highest office, which has helped to maintain some semblance of unity in recent years, is about to become vacant, perhaps for a long time. That is expected to ignite new fighting among the armed groups competing for power in the capital and across the rest of the country.

    On Aug. 18, the Chamber of Deputies, or National Assembly, failed to meet to elect a successor to President Amin Gemayel, whose six-year term expires on Sept. 23. Not enough legislators turned up to form a quorum. It was the first time this happened since Lebanon gained independence 45 years ago. Constitutional Formula

    Even during the darkest days of the civil war, the deputies would always assemble when it was time to choose a president. Despite regular Moslem demands for a bigger share of power, the deputies would go along with the constitutional formula, which assigns the presidency to a Maronite Christian, the post of Prime Minister to a Sunni Moslem and the post of Speaker of Parliament to a Shiite Moslem.

    The Moslems, who make up more than half the population of 2.75 million, are aligned with Syria, whose troops occupy the capital and much of the countryside. The Moslems are insisting that before any presidential election is held, they must have political changes that would give them a bigger say in the Government.

    Nabih Berri, the Minister of Justice and the leader of the Shiite Moslem organization Amal, Lebanon's largest Moslem militia, has demanded that a constituent assembly be set up in place of the present Parliament. Such a legislature would lay the foundations of what Mr. Berri called ''a new republic for Lebanon.'' Mr. Berri said the old system was ''dead.'' Consensus Sought

    The Christians say the only way out of the standoff is the election of a consensus president. Their militia, the Lebanese Forces, was influential in keeping deputies from attending the failed Aug. 18 session of Parliament. The Lebanese Forces blocked the session to head off the election as president of a Syrian-backed candidate, Suleiman Franjieh, 78 years old. The militia commander, Dr. Samir Geagea, asserted that under Mr. Franjieh, a former President, Syria would extend its dominant military role in Lebanon.

    An estimated 25,000 Syrian troops are in control of northern and eastern Lebanon, as well as West Beirut. Those areas account for about two-thirds of the country's territory.

    The Lebanese Forces, which have a history of collaboration with Israel, have been engaged in a systematic campaign to force the Syrians out of Lebanon. They were accused of masterminding the latest rash of bombings aimed at Syrian Army outposts in various areas of Lebanon.

    Fear of car bombs has made Beirut a city of roadblocks and checkpoints. Parking has become a problem. Rubber tires and cinder blocks lined up along sidewalks near Syrian positions keep unauthorized vehicles from approaching. When a car is found parked in a restricted zone, Syrian soldiers let the air out of the tires.

    Crossing by car from mostly Moslem West Beirut to the predominantly Christian east side is an ordeal. After passing Syrian checkpoints, a motorist must wait in a long line to pass two Lebanese Army roadblocks, one manned by a Moslem unit on the Moslem side, another by Christian troops on their side of the so-called Green Line that divides the city. Only motorists with military permits are allowed to move back and forth by car. The rest of the public must walk.

    Of the seven routes between the two halves of the divided city, only one is open to traffic. The others are out of bounds because they are controlled by rival militias, which have been reinforcing positions in the last month.

    News reports in West Beirut say the Lebanese Army has been pushing for the presidential candidacy of its commander, Gen. Michel Aoun. But with the warring factions mobilizing their manpower and upgrading their weapons, the civil war is not likely to end even if a new head of state is chosen.

    In the last month, Amal staged parades in southern Lebanon for 900 new recruits who completed several months of military training. Almost simultaneously, 300 officers of the mainly Druse militia known as the Progressive Socialist Party graduated from the militia academy in the village of Dibiyeh, in the Shuf Mountains, southeast of here. State Within a State

    In Christian East Beirut, commanders of the Lebanese Forces appeared determined to create a state within a state in the enclave that they control.

    ''As far as we are concerned, the presidential election in itself is marginal,'' said Dr. Geagea, 37. He is a former medical student who now commands 10,000 soldiers in the Lebanese Forces.

    His remarks came two weeks after the Druse leader, Walid Jumblat, told backers that the ''local administration'' his militia set up in the Shuf hills would continue to function regardless of whether a new president was chosen.

    Amal has tightened its grip on areas under its control in southern Lebanon. It has been conducting regular raids and searches to prevent its Shiite rivals in the pro-Iranian Party of God, as well as guerrillas from the Palestine Liberation Organization, from regaining footholds there. 'Palestinian Enclave'

    A senior Amal official, Ayub Hemayed, the director of the Ministry of Information, accused the P.L.O. of seeking to establish what he termed a ''Palestinian enclave'' in the Sidon area, 25 miles south of here, where an estimated 3,000 guerrillas are entrenched. Amal, which is backed by Syria, fought three years of sporadic gun battles with followers of the P.L.O. chairman, Yasir Arafat, in Beirut and southern Lebanon.

    Last April, Amal mounted an offensive that drove fundamentalist fighters from the Party of God out of the south.

    The Party of God has its own enclave in and around the ancient city of Baalbek, in eastern Lebanon. There, an estimated 5,000 fundamentalist militants receive military training and Islamic indoctrination from 2,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards who have been in Lebanon for the last six years.

    In the midst of the turmoil, Syria is trying to maintain its position. The state-controlled press in Damascus has charged that the United States, Israel and Iraq have joined hands to undermine the Syrian role in Lebanon. U.S. Role Seen

    The United States, which has been trying to mediate an end to the crisis, has been the target of a campaign in the pro-Syrian press in Moslem West Beirut. The American Embassy, located in the Christian part of the city, was accused of influencing Christian members of Parliament against voting for Mr. Franjieh.

    President Gemayel has been urging Washington to send an envoy to Damascus to put pressure on the Syrians to convince Mr. Franjieh to withdraw from the presidential race.

    The 45-year-old political formula for Lebanese power sharing has given Christians the legislative and executive posts. The offices of head of state and commander of the armed forces are assigned to Maronite Christians, while the top ministerial posts must reflect the religious divisions in the National Assembly. The Constitution also states that the Cabinet may assume executive powers in the event that the office of the president becomes vacant.

    Moslem leaders say the Cabinet, under Dr. Selim al-Hoss, a Sunni Moslem and the Acting Prime Minister, should be in charge after Mr. Gemayel steps down. They warned the President that he would be pushing Lebanon into partition if he should, without the approval of Parliament, decree a new Government under a Christian before his term ends. If that happened, Lebanon would have two governments, one in Moslem West Beirut and another on the Christian East Side.

    Lebanese citizens who had hoped that a new president would give them a respite from the years of civil strife that have cost 125,000 lives are now uncertain of the future. Their nervousness has been manifested in a run on the foreign-exchange market to transfer Lebanese pounds into dollars.

    ''Lebanese are on the brink of a mass nervous breakdown,'' said a harried Lebanese. ''The whole country is turning into one big psychiatric ward.''

    For Lebanese, New Chaos, Old Fears - New York Times
     
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    How can you deny that the only time christians killed each other was when michel aoun was in power and started the elgha2 war against the LF?
    here we go again. I love your 'facts' or maybe should i call them hallucinations:


    Lebanon Pact Bleeds To Death

    January 16, 1986|By Liz Sly, Special to The Tribune.


    BEIRUT — Forces loyal to President Amin Gemayel dealt a crushing defeat Wednesday to supporters of a Syrian-sponsored peace accord in daylong battles between Christians that killed at least 120 people and wounded hundreds more.

    Moslem militiamen responded to the inter-Christian fighting--possibly the most devastating in the decade-long civil war--by attacking Lebanon`s Christian enclave.

    Gemayel`s Phalangist fighters used tanks, artillery and gunboats and engaged in hand-to-hand combat to overrun all strongholds of the main Christian militia, the Lebanese Forces.

    Military sources said Elie Hobeika, the Lebanese Forces chief who signed a peace pact with Druse chieftain Walid Jumblatt and Shiite Moslem militia chief Nabih Berri in Syria last month, had surrendered to the Lebanese army commander. His surrender may be a death blow to the accord.

    Hobeika has been fighting Gemayel for leadership of the nation`s 1.5 million Christians. Gemayel, a Maronite Catholic, opposes the peace accord because it calls for an assembly divided equally between Moslems and Christians. Hobeika had rebelled against Gemayel`s leadership in a militia revolt last spring.

    Hobeika`s much larger force had Gemayel`s gunmen on the run Monday, but then Hobeika`s second-in-command, Samir Geagea, staged a revolt within the Lebanese Forces against Hobeika`s leadership and took half of the 6,000 militiamen with him over to Gemayel. Geagea, who is backed by Israel, bitterly opposes the Syrian-brokered pact.

    The 12-hour battle engulfed East Beirut and most of the Christian enclave that stretches 30 miles east and north of Beirut. Geagea`s men routed Lebanese Forces militiamen loyal to Hobeika in the northern sector around the seaside resort of Jounieh, while Gemayel loyalists pushed south from the central sector to Hobeika`s main stronghold in East Beirut.

    ``We are under attack from all sides, the shells are landing everywhere`` said a panicked secretary at the besieged Lebanese Forces headquarters overlooking Beirut`s harbor, where Hobeika was holed up in a bunker.

    Heavy U.S. and Israeli-made tanks went into action, and rocket and mortar fire were used in hand-to-hand fighting in some of Lebanon`s plushest and wealthiest districts. Smoke billowed from apartment blocks and fuel depots, and nothing moved in the streets apart from tanks and jeeps full of fighters draped in banners bearing large crosses.

    Military sources said Hobeika radioed the commander of the Lebanese army, Gen. Michel Aoun, from his command post to report fighting at his headquarters in East Beirut`s Karantina quarter and to announce his surrender.

    Exact casualty figures were not available, but military sources said about 120 people were killed, most of them combatants, and about 300 were wounded.

    ``Our fighters aren`t like those in West Beirut who don`t know how to shoot straight,`` said a right-wing militia leader. ``We were trained in Israel and we shoot to kill.``

    The Gemayel-Geagea forces were reported in control of East Beirut and most of the Christian heartland by nightfall.

    Then Moslem and leftist gunmen moved behind artillery barrages against Christian units of the Lebanese army, the army and government radios said.

    Lebanon Pact Bleeds To Death - Chicago Tribune
     
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    How can you deny that the only time christians killed each other was when michel aoun was in power and started the elgha2 war against the LF?
    interesting how unification under LF is legit, but unification under the army is 'ilgha2"

    Christians Tighten E. Beirut Grip

    October 05, 1988


    BEIRUT — Lebanon`s main Christian militia tightened its grip on East Beirut Tuesday after taking control of fighters loyal to former President Amin Gemayel.

    A police spokesman said Gemayel`s supporters ``peacefully surrendered``

    their four barracks in the Christian-controlled area northeast of the capital to the forces of right-wing militia leader Samir Geagea late Monday. The number or Gemayel`s troops was given variously as 1,000 and 3,500.

    The spokesman said Geagea`s Lebanese Forces militia allowed Gemayel to maintain about 30 bodyguards to protect his residence in East Beirut and the Gemayel family mansion in the mountain resort of Bikfaya.

    The move followed an ultimatum from Geagea to Gemayel`s troops to surrender or face attack from the Lebanese Forces, said the spokesman.

    A Lebanese Forces spokesman confirmed the report, describing the move as a ``bloodless operation.``

    Gemayel`s followers have ``joined the Lebanese Forces. The Christian force is now unified under the Lebanese Forces command,`` said the spokesman. The Lebanese Forces, believed to have 6,000 to 12,000 members, stepped up armed patrols Tuesday across East Beirut and the Metn zone northeast of Beirut, a stronghold of the Maronite former head of state.

    Political sources said Geagea was trying to to strengthen his position amid the political chaos that has reigned since Gemayel`s term ended on Sept. 22 without a successor having been chosen.

    Two rival governments have vied for power since then, one headed by Maronite army commander Gen. Michel Aoun and the other by acting Prime Minister Selim Hoss, a Sunni Moslem.

    Syrian forces and allied leftist and Moslem militia ring the Christian enclave, defended by the Lebanese Forces and Christian units of Aoun`s Lebanese Army.

    Up to 18,000 Moslem troops of the Lebanese Army are based outside the Christian area and have pledged allegiance to Hoss.

    The daily newspaper Ad-Diyar, based in East Beirut, said the latest move ``strips the former president of any political strength.``

    A Christian official close to Gemayel said the former president was planing to leave Lebanon ``shortly for a long vacation abroad.``

    The official said Gemayel, his wife and their three children will ``settle down either in France, England or Switzerland.``

    ``Gemayel`s moves, including his recent visit to Syria, have justified Geagea`s operation,`` Ad-Diyar said in reference to a sudden visit by Gemayel to Damascus on Sept. 22, a few hours before his six-year term ended.

    The Lebanese Forces has accused Gemayel of selling out the Christians by agreeing to support a pro-Syrian parliamentarian, Mikhail Daher, to succeed himself.

    Lebanon`s crisis threatens the country with partition as the two rival governments vie for power in the presidential vacuum.

    Christians Tighten E. Beirut Grip - Chicago Tribune

    This is also taken from an LF blog:

    June 9, 2012
    Mardi 4 octobre 1988: Les FL annoncent un accord sur l’unification des forces à l’Est (L’Orient-Le Jour)
    Filed under: Discours et Textes — josephhokayem @ 9:48 am

    Un porte-parole des FL a annoncé hier soir qu’en “raison des circonstances qui imposent plus que jamais l’unité des rangs à tous les niveaux et à la suite de réunions avec les responsables du régional Kataëb du Metn-Nord, un accord est intervenu pour l’unification des forces militaires, de sécurité, informationnelles, politiques et financières”.
    https://histoiredesforceslibanaises...nification-des-forces-a-lest-lorient-le-jour/
     
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    March 14'ers really shouldn't even bother with this discussion. Aoun's bitterness and incompetence is well known by now. A loose cannon who tried to break the Christians not only once but twice in order to cut out the other Christian leaders. The LF spent its long history defending Christians while Aoun's actions during the civil war consist almost entirely of trying to break the Christian resistance.
    a brief history lesson:

    The Safra massacre, or Day of the Long Knives, occurred in the coastal town of Safra (north of Beirut) on 7 July 1980, during the Lebanese civil war, as part of Bashir Gemayel's effort to consolidate all the Christian fighters under his leadership in the Lebanese Forces.
    The Phalangist forces launched a surprise attack on the Tigers, a 500-man militia that was the armed force of the National Liberal Party of former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun. The attack was supposed to be conducted at around 4:00 a.m., but in order to spare the life of Camille's son and commander of the Tigers Dany Chamoun, the attack was postponed to 10:00 a.m. to make sure that Dany left for Fakra. The attack claimed the lives of roughly 83 people.
    Prior to the attack, Camille Chamoun decided to disarm the militia in order to avoid further bloodshed from both the Phalangists and the Tigers.
    Since that time, the National Liberal Party has survived only as a political party although the Tigers were virtually wiped out.
     
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    Lebanese Parliament Fails To Elect President

    August 19, 1988|By New York Times News Service.


    BEIRUT — The Lebanese parliament failed to muster a quorum Thursday to elect a new head of state, causing concern about a further decay of the political situation as PresidentAmin Gemayel`s six-year term nears an end.

    The inability to obtain a quorum followed a campaign by a major Christian militia, the Lebanese Forces, to block the election of a Syrian-backed candidate, former President Suleiman Franjieh. Militiamen were accused of intimidating legislators to make them stay away.

    In the end, only 38 of 76 members of Parliament arrived for the session. At least 51 lawmakers, or two-thirds, are needed for a quorum.

    After waiting for an hour beyond the scheduled time, the speaker of Parliament, Hussein Husseini, adjourned the session without fixing another election date. He said he needed to consult first with the legislators about what course of action to take.

    The Lebanese Forces` commander, Samir Geagea, a strong opponent of the Syrian presence in Lebanon, said the way was now clear for a consensus candidate to emerge.

    But Franjieh quickly issued a statement saying that he would not withdraw his candidacy. He warned that Lebanon would face a constitutional vacuum if Parliament did not choose a new president by Sept. 23, when Gemayel is to step down.

    Boycotts have often been used as a weapon in Lebanon`s turbulent politics. Lebanese Moslem officials and the Syrians have not been on speaking terms with Gemayel, a Christian, for the last two and a half years because he had rejected a Syrian-brokered formula for resolving the Lebanese political crisis.

    Under the national covenant that divides top positions among the major religious groups, the presidency is always held by a Christian.

    The powerful leader of the Lebanese Druse sect, Walid Jumblatt, whose militia controls the Chouf Mountains southeast of Beirut, had warned that if the Lebanese Forces torpedoed the election session, ``this would be tantamount to a declaration of war.`` Jumblatt, a friend of Syria, has declared support for Franjieh, as did Moslem figures.

    The British ambassador, John Ramsey, emerging from the aborted parliamentary session, said that ``Damascus will have to reconsider its calculations.``

    He and the representatives of the four other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council-the United States, the Soviet Union, France and China-were invited to attend Thursday`s session of Parliament as observers.

    Ramsey told reporters that there had been intimidation, and he called it regrettable. ``We arrived hoping that the meeting will take place,`` he said, ``and quite clearly there has been some intimidation.``

    Although the Lebanese Forces denied that its militiamen had interfered with the vote, Interior Minister Abdullah Rassi said at least 15 members of Parliament were prevented by gunmen in Christian East Beirut from getting to the villa housing the legislature.

    The building is situated on the Green Line that divides East Beirut from the city`s Moslem western sector.

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