MP. Michele Aoun Represent the
Axis Of Evil, & not the Lebanese Christians
By: Elias Bejjani
Based on the
above facts and declared stances, We call on those well intending and
patriotic Lebanese in Lebanon and Diaspora who blindly still support Aoun, either because
they hate and despise other Lebanese leaders, or because of poor political
information and lack of follow up for unfolding events, we call on them to
wake up and get out of their self imposed darkness and start immediately
reviewing thoroughly their naive Aoun loyalty.
They ought to ask themselves what in reality is common between their Aoun's FPM and the Hezbollah Iranian fundamentalist Militia. In fact there is nothing, but mere and antagonistic contradictions in every and each aspect. The only reason Aoun is cajoling and appeasing Hezbollah is his “delusion” and lust for the presidency post.
comrades must know that Aoun, because of his delusion and lust, has detached
himself from reality and from the hopes and aspirations of his Lebanese
Christian communities, negated all its deeply rooted culture, identity,
national convictions and education. In this context of derailment he also
declared a dirty war against his Maronite Patriarch and his Bkerke's
national religious authority. The man is deluding himself that Hezbollah can
secure the presidency post for him, while Hezbollah sees in him a Trojan
horse no more no less.
We bring to the attention of our Lebanese people, the Christians in particular who voted for Aoun in 2005, along with the sovereign and free crowd who still see in this lost man the image of the savior-leader, We bring to their attention that the mandate a people grants to a leader is legally a conditional trust linked to declared and well documented plans, principle, programs, promises, platforms and commitments. In this perspective, Aoun boasted during the last parliamentary elections (2005) that his party owned a complete platform totally different of all other groupings and parties, that people had to review it, and if convinced vote for him and for his candidates on its basis. And indeed, the FPM disseminated these thesis which included several titles covering critical national and sovereignty subjects, the South, Hezbollah’s weapons, the economy and many other issues. The elections were conducted and the results gave Aoun 70 percent to 80 percent Christian votes throughout Lebanon.
the votes were cast in favor of a specific platform, and certainly not on
the basis of personality nor personal liking. This mandate vote confidence
was conditionally granted on adherence to the Lebanese cause, rights,
freedoms, the state's sovereignty and its right to impose its
authority over all its land, and restricting arms to its own
legitimate armed forces, the ending of chaos, anarchy and the cantons, the
militia weapons, and most importantly putting an end to the education of
killing, suicide, and the godly wars. Wasn’t this the general’s own position
for 16 years?
By joining the Hezbollah-Syrian-Iranian Axis of Evil and adopting their strategies of terrorism, Aoun has completely negated all his promises and made null and void all his platforms. Accordingly he does not any more represent those Lebanese citizens who voted for him, and specially the majority of the Lebanese Christian community members who adore peace, honor human rights and long for a free, independent and sovereign Lebanon.
How could we ignore the fact that Imad Mughniyah was involved in masterminding and executing many killings and crimes against the French and American forces in Lebanon, and in kidnapping at least four planes, in addition to the bombing and killing of hundreds of people all over the world. Since 1984 and with the assistance of the two Hamada brothers, Mughniyah was involved in the kidnapping of 50 French, American, British German and other western citizens. He was a stringent tool in the hands of the Iranian intelligence bodies. He did not act alone but through a network of Iranian Fanatics and fundamentalists, especially Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps' military wing. He was well known by his extreme hostility to the West in general and to the United States in particular.
For the FPM members who are peace lovers and for one reason or another are still supporting Aoun either in Lebanon or the Diaspora, here below are the superb achievements of Imad Mughniyah, the acts that Aoun and his University students see as accomplishments in regard the sovereignty and liberation of the nation".
We call on
these members to look thoroughly in the below list and take a stance. A
transparent one: either with the Axis of Evil or against it, remembering
what Jesus said (Luke 11,14)23. "whoever is not with me is against me, and
whoever does not gather with me scatters".
Crimes attributed directly or indirectly to Imad Mughniyah:
1-Islamic Jihad, a shadowy pro-Iranian group widely believed linked to Hezbollah, kidnapped dozens of Western hostages in Beirut in the mid 1980s at a time when Moughniyah was thought to be the group's commander. The group killed some of its captives and exchanged others for U.S. weapons to Iran in what was later known as the Iran-Contra scandal. Among the victims of Islamic Jihad was the CIA's Middle East station chief.
2- September 3, 1981: Assassination of the French Ambassador Louis DeLamare in Beirut
3-April 1983: A van packed with explosives targeted the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans.
4-October 1983: Near simultaneous truck bombings against barracks of French and U.S. peacekeeping forces in Beirut, killing 241 American Marines and 58 French paratroopers.
5-March 1984: Kidnapping of Lt. Col. William F. Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut, who was eventually killed in the beginning of a spate of kidnappings linked to Hezbollah.
6-1985: Mughniyah lost two of his own brothers in acts of terrorism that he exclusively masterminded. His brother "Jihad" was killed during the attempt of blowing up the headquarters of Mr. Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah in which 75 individuals were killed. Jihad was one of Fadlallah body guards.
7-March 1985: Kidnapping of the Associated Press chief Mideast correspondent Terry Anderson who was then held for more than six years.
8-1985: Failed attempt to assassinate late Kuwait Prince, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and at the same time bombing of the American and French embassies in Kuwait resulting in the death and injury of tens of individuals
9-June 1985: The hijacking of the TWA Flight 847 heading from Athens to Rome, flying it back and forth between Beirut and Algeria. At Beirut's airport, the hijackers lead by Mughniyah personally shoot U.S. Navy diver Robert Stetham, a passenger on the plane, and dumped his body on the runway. Most of the 150 passengers were freed during the three day hijacking; some were held for two weeks. The United States indicted Mughniyah for his role in the hijacking, and he was put on FBI's most wanted list with a $5 million bounty for information leading to his capture.
10-1988: Hijacking of a Kuwaiti passenger jet. Hijackers killed with cold blood two Kuwaiti passengers before surrendering at the airport in Algeria. None of the hijackers was prosecuted.
11-March 1992: Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires -Argentina, killing 29 people
12-March 1992: A pickup truck packed with explosives smashed into the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 29 people.
13-July 1994: A van packed with explosives leveled a seven-story Jewish center in Buenos Aires-Argentine, killing 85 people. Argentina issued an arrest warrant for Mughniyah in 1999.
14-1996: A deadly explosions hit Al Kobar complex in Saudi Arabia killing 19 Americans
15-2002: Disguising and smuggling many key Al Qaeda leadership individuals out of Afghanistan including Osama Ben Laden through the Pakistani borders
16- 2006: Kidnapping and killing Israeli soldiers through the Lebanese-Israeli borders that kicked off the Israeli-Hezbollah devastating war in 2006.
The whole world should know that the Lebanese Christian Communities are civilized and peace loving people whose ancestors gave humanity the Alphabet, and whose country Lebanon is mentioned in the Holy Bible more than 74 times. In this context its our obligation to state loudly that MP. Michele Aoun and his Free Patriotic Movement, the new allies of the Axis of Evil and who adopted its strategy does not by any way represent the hopes, aspirations, religious beliefs, culture, code of ethics, education, identity or national convictions of the majority of the Lebanese Christian communities in particular, or the Lebanese people in general.
Chairman for the Canadian Lebanese Coordinating Council (LCCC)
Human Rights activist, journalist & political commentator.
Spokesman for the Canadian Lebanese Human Rights Federation (CLHRF)
LCCC Web Site http://www.10452lccc.com
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