Sami Gemayel: Auto security either denied to all or allowed for all
Head of Kataeb Party, MP Sami Gemayel, criticized decision by Central Security Council to forbid certain Lebanese from defending themselves, while allowing Hezbollah to carry arms for that very same reason.
The Central Security Council held a meeting following eight terrorist attacks which hit the Bekaa town of Qaa. The meeting was not attended by the Head of State Security.
Speaking during a party ceremony in Saifi, Gemayel wondered how the conclusion that the Central Security Council came up with was to refuse all forms of self-security, at a time when both Ministers of Defense and Interior had to pass through various Hezbollah checkpoints in order to reach the town of Qaa.
“Aren’t the people of Qaa also resistance fighters who carry arms against takfirists? So, why don’t they have the right to defend themselves as they did with their own weapons? Should we leave them to die?,” asked Gemayel, asserting that “either everyone carries arms, or everyone drops their weapons.”
Once more, the Kataeb Chief confirmed that the Lebanese Armed Forces alone should protect all Lebanese territories.
The MP was bewildered at the reason the Head of State Security was absent from the meeting at such a crucial time, which demanded national unity.
“What crime has he committed to be kept away? And if he had erred, then why not dismiss him from his job?” Gemayel wondered what message the Lebanese could understand from this move.
Touching on the thorny matter of Syrian refugees, the MP confirmed that once the Syrian crisis was resolved, the refugee problem would also be resolved.
“They will go back to their homes, because Lebanon cannot handle them staying on its lands.”
Gemayel noted that the only short term solution was in the hands of the Foreign Ministry, which should carry out negotiations with countries capable of taking them in for redistribution.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/sami-gemayel-auto-security-either-denied-to-all-or-allowed-for-all-2/National news