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Who persuaded him that his term as president will in fact be extended, and made him believe that he is the everlasting commander of the armed forces?

“What the president is in effect saying is that the Resistance poses a danger to the country and the security of the people.”

President Suleiman

(Photo: Haitham Moussawi)

It’s hard to understand President Michel Suleiman: What is happening to him, who is moving him, what does he think about, who is advising him, who are his followers that supposedly listen to him – who is he speaking to today?

Who convinced him that he was Lebanon’s number one statesman, and that the country’s salvation was in his hands? Who told him that he had the last word, and put it into his head that the nation anxiously awaits his wisdom in order to continue?

Who persuaded him that his term as president will in fact be extended, and made him believe that he is the everlasting commander of the armed forces?

What calculations determine the steps he takes as president of the republic?

What makes his family members behave like they are superior to all other citizens, in charitable organizations, clubs, and municipalities?

Yesterday, the president offered us yet another clever innovation …

He said: “The army’s role would be difficult if a Lebanese party, or more, get involved in conflicts outside our borders, which will lead to importing external crises to the interior … it is difficult – or better yet impossible – for the army to carry out its duties, if the duality of weapons between legal and illegal continues … it has become incumbent upon us to study and pass the national defense strategy in light of the circumstances in the region, including the imminent change in the role of the Resistance’s arms, which have breached Lebanon’s borders.”

What the president is in effect saying is that the Resistance poses a danger to the country and the security of the people.

He decided that the Resistance has overstepped its bounds by involving itself in Syria.

There is no longer any point to debating the president on this, or any other issue, for that matter. The only logic, the only language, the only concise expression that is of any use with him today and tomorrow is: It’s time for you to leave your post. Get out!

Ibrahim al-Amin is editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar.

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/president-suleiman-its-time-you-leave

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