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Samy Gemayel: Hezbollah intervention helped bring Syria war to Lebanon

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Samy Gemayel, member of parliament and a senior leader of Lebanon’s Kataeb Party, said, “When you decide to go fight a war in another country, you have to expect that these people will go fight you in your own country.”
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BIKFAYA, Lebanon — Samy Gemayel, a senior member of the Kataeb (Phalange) Party, is not counting on a new Lebanese president in May 2014, when the term of the current president, Michel Suleiman, ends.

“If the situation is as it is today, I don’t think that any president will be elected, because I have a feeling that Hezbollah does not want it,” said Gemayel, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor at his home office in his village of Bikfaya. “Hezbollah does not want anything, any institutional body, to be working properly, so I think that in the current situation everything is blocked. So there is no reason why the presidency will be an exception.”

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