| 10 December 2023, Sunday |

“Political struggle is much more difficult than military struggle,” says Geagea, vows to continue in martyr Bashir Gemayel’s approach

Lebanese Forces Party Chief, Samir Geagea, considered that the military struggle during the war was easier than the political struggle, despite its difficulty and tragedies, noting that he does not advocate the military phase unless necessary.

His words came in response to questions addressed to him by participants in the press conference organized by the party’s northern Metn region in the area of Rabweh, in tribute to the late martyr Bashir Gemayel.

Geagea explained that “during the military struggle, things are clear, the enemy’s position appears clear, and his project and intentions are declared, and the opposite is true for us, and war occurs on this basis…As for the political struggle, the problem lies in lying, hypocrisy, and deception, and they are the masters of the situation, that is, your opponent, your friend, or whoever stands in the middle, declaring one thing and doing another; therefore, the political struggle is much more difficult than the military struggle, but the rule of life lies in the political struggle, not the military…”

Touching on the history of the Lebanese resistance and his relationship with martyr President Bashir Gemayel, Geagea shed light on the concept of the “Lebanese resistance,” which “is not a conspiracy or pre-planned as some believe…Rather, the Lebanese regions were directly under fire, so all the people rose to defend their lands, and this was truly the beginning of the Lebanese Forces…” he explained.

Asked about the possibility of pursuing martyr Gemayel’s approach through another political framework outside the Lebanese Forces, Geagea asserted that “the Lebanese Forces party denotes Bashir Gemayel’s approach,” pledging to continue along the late martyr’s path and recalling his honorable attributes of “strength, determination, solidity, and courageousness.”

  • NNA