The Maronite dhimmi and Syrian puppet Emile Lahoud parrots his masters’ line. Note how he slithers away from the question of the Lebanese army’s control of the southern part of the country, and openly supports the Hizballah jihadists. “‘Hezbollah Freed Our Country,'” from Der Spiegel, :
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, 70, tells DER SPIEGEL about how the current conflict is affecting his country, the role of the Lebanese army and his relationship with Shiite militia Hezbollah.
SPIEGEL: Mr President, you are the commander-in-chief of the Lebanese army. Lebanon finds itself in the middle of a war, but it is being fought by a militia in the south of the country. Where is the regular army?
Lahoud: I myself built up this army following the civil war and integrated all the religious groups: Muslims, Christians and Druze. This army is there to secure internal peace, but it is not an army to fight a war.
SPIEGEL: United Nations Resolution 1559 demands that the army should control the whole country — up to the border with Israel.
Lahoud: It (the army) does that. But it wasn’t the army that freed the occupied south of the country, rather it was the resistance which achieved that. Without this resistance Lebanon would still be occupied today.
SPIEGEL: You’re talking about Hezbollah. But Israel’s withdrawal happened six years ago. Why has the state still not fulfilled the task set by the UN?
Lahoud: Naturally the strongholds of the resistance are not known. Despite the hail of bombs, the Israelis have been unable to produce one single photo of a destroyed resistance base, because they don’t know where they are. Army bases, on the other hand, are well known and this is why they are invariably destroying our armed forces and, above all, civilian targets.
They are destroying civilian targets because Hizballah works from civilian areas, in order to score propaganda points whenever Israel counterattacks. Dhimmis like Lahoud are the ones who bear the responsibility for what has happened to Lebanon.