President Michel Suleiman noted on Friday that the Lebanese people are “willingly” turning Lebanon into a battle ground through the unrest in the northern city of Tripoli and through fighting in the Syrian region of al-Qusayr. He said on the occasion of the Resistance and Liberation Day: “The concept of resistance must rise above strife on the internal scene or in fraternal countries.”


“We must therefore not pay the price of the democracy of others,” he remarked after meeting Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji at the Defense Ministry in Yarze.. “Lebanon has not reaped the rewards of the liberation of southern Lebanon” and its people have not liberated themselves from their allegiances to political powers, he continued on the 13th anniversary of the liberation of southern Lebanon from Israeli occupation. [Link]