“With war, we will do massacres”… A sentence by Geagea inflames the “history” debate between the rebel forces and the forces!

On the anniversary of the Ehden massacre, in which Tony Franjieh, son of former President Suleiman Franjieh, his wife and daughter was killed, the debates between the “Marada movement” and the “Lebanese Forces” returned to publish different historical narratives, and the last debate began from a tweet by the news director of the new channel, Maryam Al-Bassam. In it, she recalled a sentence said to her by the head of the Forces Party, Samir Geagea.

She wrote, “A wise man once asked about the massacres he committed in the war, and he asked and answered: O Mary, in the war, what do we do? We do massacres.”

For the leader of the “Forces” Charbel Eid to respond to Al-Bassam, explaining the hierarchy of influence in the battalions at the time, noting that “Geagea’s role was at the lowest level of the Phalangist responsibility at the time, and he was not fully enrolled in military service as he was moving between the university to continue his studies and the resistance fronts,” using the term “Operation Ehden” in his saying that “it took place in 1978, and at that time the Lebanese Forces had not yet been established.”

Eid’s words elicited a response from Marada’s media official, Lawyer Suleiman Franjieh, who said, “I do not care about the content of what you have given because it contradicts everything that Geagea previously stated, but what I stopped with is the term Ehden operation. No, Charbel, it is a massacre that betrayed everything.” The word has a meaning, but forgiving is generous, so let us look together, each of his positions, to the future in order to save what remains of the Christian presence in this country.”

Laird wrote a writer, “Despite the fact that the forces did not exist at the time as an institution in its own right, and despite the fact that Dr. Geagea had nothing to do with what happened because he was injured before everything happened, I used the word practical as Sheikh Bashir called it and it was aimed only at arresting the killers of Jud al-Baya’ who were hiding in a palace Ehden, may God have mercy on everyone, and bye.”

Franjieh directed a response to Eid, writing, “I will not discuss with you what history has documented and what sixty churches in Ehden have witnessed what happened that night.

Eid concluded by writing, “It is true that what history has documented in all its stages, starting with the attacks and liquidations of Phalangist leaders in the north, and all the subsequent stages, should not be discussed. Don’t dwell on the past.”

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