AMCD Supports the Protestors in Lebanon WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 31, 2019
الإغتراب اللبناني إلى جانب الإنتفاضة اللبنانية الشعبية الإستقلالية
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy supports the Lebanese demonstrators fully and shares in their hopes and demands for a democratic, sovereign state free from corruption, domestic militias, and foreign domination.
“The rampant corruption throughout Lebanon has facilitated Hezbollah’s control of the Lebanese government and military,” said AMCD co-chair, Tom Harb.
“This corruption combined with Western sanctions against Hezbollah is now plunging the economy into collapse.
As a result, the poverty rate in the country is skyrocketing. We receive reports from the suffering people daily.”
“The resignation of PM Hariri and his cabinet is welcome news,” continued AMCD co-chair, John Hajjar.
“We urge the Lebanese Armed Forces to continue to keep the peace and to put down any violence forcefully, including the attacks on peaceful protesters by vicious Hezbollah thugs.
Furthermore, we call on General Joseph Aoun, head of the Lebanese armed forces, to protect the people as they demonstrate for their just cause.
And we demand full accountability for all those who have served in government and any related entities or parties who have looted the country for years.”
“We encourage all friendly nations to stand in support of the Lebanese people and their God-given rights to live in a free, prosperous nation that abides by the rule of law,” added AMCD vice-chair, Hossein Khorram.
“Hezbollah should be disarmed and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard expelled from the country so that the people can finally be free from their corrupt domination,” continued Mr. Harb.
“We fear that Hezbollah may exploit the current crisis to tighten its grip on Lebanon and suppress the will of the people.
We call on the US, France and other Western nations to take any and all steps to prevent this from happening.”
Dr.Walid Phares: Lebanese protests are against Hezbollah MEM/October 31/2019
A former advisor of US President Donald Trump has claimed that the people of Lebanon are protesting against Hezbollah, Quds Press reported on Monday. Walid Phares was Trump’s advisor for Middle East affairs during his election campaign. Phares revealed that certain Lebanese activists had already contacted the Americans and others in the Middle East regarding the protests. Calling on Trump to help the Lebanese get rid of Hezbollah, he pointed out that two million Lebanese protested in Beirut and other cities against the “corruption and threats of terrorist” Hezbollah. “They are looking at you as a leader of the free world and their voice for justice. They want to liberate Lebanon one more time.” The US citizen of Lebanese origin said that the “real” protesters are the normal citizens. “They are more courageous and clearer than those organised ‘bourgeoises’ who refuse to recognise until now that this intifada [uprising] is aimed at Hezbollah.” He pointed out that the activists have called for international protection for the people on the streets who are subject to Hezbollah’s “violence and terrorism”.