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Oct 21, 2008
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Lebanese Maronite Leader Dori Cham'oun: Michel 'Aoun Is a Mini-Hitler; Sacrifices for the Palestinian Cause - Not at the Expense of Labanon

#1913 | 02:26
Source: Future TV (Lebanon)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Dori Chamoun, head of the Lebanese National Liberty Party, which aired on Future News TV on October 21, 2008:

Dori Chamoun: In his time, Hitler managed to unite all the Germans around him, and ultimately he slammed them against a brick wall. Michel Aoun is a mini-Hitler. He has this populist style, which enables him to lie to people and unite everybody around him, but ultimately, he will slam them against a brick wall. We've seen him do this in 1989 and in 1990, and now it's happening again. That's his style. He doesn't know how to do things any other way.


I have no problem with Iran in and of itself. I used to be on friendly terms with the Shah. There were friendly relations between the Lebanese and Iranian peoples, and things between us were superb.

Interviewer: Your problem with Iran has to do with the Rule of the Jurisprudent.

Dori Chamoun: Now the Shah is gone. My only problem with the people who replaced the Shah is this: They interfere in my affairs – the affairs of Lebanon. They support a group in Lebanon, whose main plan... They established a party and called it "the party of Allah" – they brought Allah into politics. Then they said that their goal was to establish an Islamic republic in Lebanon one day.


That stupid operation – the kidnapping of those two soldiers – has cost us 1,000 lives and 3,000 wounded, and I don't know what its cost was in terms of buildings, livelihood, and so on.

Interviewer: Have you succeeded in bringing back the Lebanese prisoners?

Dori Chamoun: What prisoners returned? How many of them were Lebanese?

Interviewer: They fought... They are martyrs of all the Lebanese and Arabs.

Dori Chamoun: Excuse me, but I have a basic, sacred principle – Lebanon. I have full respect for the Palestinian cause – we've fought for the sake of Palestine – but I am not willing to make sacrifices for any cause at the expense of Lebanon.

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