BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:05 A.M.) – The leader of the Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea, continued to attack the Syrian government from his safe quarters in Bchirri on Thursday.
Geagea claimed during a press conference that any communication with the Syrian government in Damascus should be deemed ‘prejudice’ towards one party in the ongoing conflict.
The Lebanese Forces leader also noted the absence of a ‘legitimate’ Syrian government, knowing that for any government to be legitimate, it should enjoy two main piers: internal legitimacy and external legitimacy.
Thus, Geagea considered that any communication with the Syrian government is tantamount to a prejudice towards one side over the other, saying: “if we recognize the government, then we must recognize all the Syrian groups.”
Geagea still harbors resentment for the Syrian government over his imprisonment for war crimes committed during the Lebanese Civil War, in which he carried out several massacres.