Lebanese Member of Parliament Mohammad Raad said this week: "We don't want to discuss the content and terms of a ministerial statement now because we have convictions that (will never) be shaken. Perhaps (the other) party wants to insist on its convictions and want to raise them while discussing the ministerial statement."
The sovereign party must clearly, and not during closed-door meetings, announce: "These are our demands and we are awaiting your answer."Nayla Tueni
It is as if resistance doesn't come from people or as if it's tantamount to the national army on the level of war decisions. We have repeatedly experienced the bitterness of these decisions when the resistance has involved the entire country in a war which the only result was achieving settlements during major players' negotiations.
The "army, people, resistance" formula is from the past and it should stay there. It will be rejected by a huge segment of the Lebanese people who welcome resisting Israel but reject any party's confiscation of the state decisions.