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Date: August 02, 2008 11:07AM
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Short List of Samir Geagea's War Crimes
No single record can summarize Samir Geagea's crimes against humanity. There is
no way to include all the crimes against civilians; the raping, the destruction
of houses over their residents, the beheading of civilians and throwing their
bodies under bridges, throwing people alive in valleys from bridges, sinking
people with concrete blocks in their feet, and destroying houses of worship on
their attendees. There is no way to compile a record of all Geagea's crimes, but
for a small sample of his crimes is listed below.
June 13, 1978 - Samir Geagea led an attack against Tony Farngieh, a prominent
Christian leader of North Lebanon at his summer family house. Franjieh was
killed along with dozens of supporters.
September, 1982 – Lebanese Forces militia, of which Geagea was a rising member
at that point, participated in massacres against Palestinian refugees in camps
in Beirut leaving more than a thousand casualties.
1984 – Assassination of Ghaith Khoury, a potential threat to his command
position, outside a beach resort in the Byblos area. Khoury's wife was injured
and hospitalized. The wife was later shot on the operation table in the
March 11, 1985 - Geagea led a bloody coup within his militia in collaboration
with Elie Houbeika, which resulted in Houbeika assuming the leadership of the
Lebanese Forces Militia.
January 15, 1986 - Geagea led a bloody coup to claim leadership of the Lebanese
Forces militia from Houbeika, leaving 600 dead of his own militia in one day.
"After Houbeika's ouster, Karim Pakradouni assumed the number two position
in the LF behind Geagea. During this period, he was instrumental in cultivating
a rapprochement between the LF and Yasser Arafat. In 1987, Pakradouni visited
Tunisia to meet Arafat and negotiated a deal whereby the Palestinians paid $15
million to the LF and President [Amine] Gemayel in return for the granting of
Lebanese visas to five thousand PLO fighters, which allowed Arafat to
reestablish an armed presence in the Palestinian refugee camps. This move dealt
a major setback to both Israel, which had driven the PLO out of Beirut in 1982,
and Syria, which had subsequently driven Arafat and his remaining loyalists out
of north Lebanon." (Middle East Intelligence Bulletin)
1986-1987 - Geagea's militia buried nuclear and chemical wastes in
self-controlled region in exchange for millions of dollars. The Lebanese army
worked later on removing the wastes and exporting them. "Jelly Wax, an
Italian company, had been paying the Christian militia led by Geagea to store
the toxics in Lebanon, including in a quarry near Beirut that once held 16,000
barrels and 20 containers of heavy metals, toxic pesticides, and other deadly
chemicals. The Italian chemical barrels began to bubble over and explode, so the
Lebanese Forces [militia] asked Mr. Pierre Malychef, one of Lebanon's most
respected environmental scientists, to test them. He alerted the public that the
barrels contain toxic chemicals, and he discovered other dumping sites scattered
around the country. The Lebanese Forces [militia] were angered as their
pollution kickback was threatened. The government jailed Malychef for a week for
allegedly giving false testimony during an investigation of the dumping, but the
charges were dropped. Months later, thugs paid by the Lebanese Forces militia
severely beat him. By 1986, companies from Germany, Canada, and Belgium,
secretly delivered toxic chemicals to other parts of Lebanon. Today, Lebanon is
paying the price. According to a World Bank study, toxic dumping, along with
Lebanon's own sewage and toxic waste problems, has led to contamination of 70%
of the country's drinking water." (Living on Earth)
1986 - Maronite Catholic Monsignor Khreish was kidnapped, tortured and killed
for criticizing the acts of the Lebanese Forces militia.
1987 - Geagea assassinated Lebanon's Prime Minister Rachid Karami. Geagea was
convicted for this crime in 1995.
1989 - Geagea assassinated Elias Zayek. Geagea was convicted for this crime in
1989 - 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces militia led an open war against the
Lebanese Armed Forces causing hundreds of casualties from the Lebanese Army and
civilians over the course of 11 months.
1989 - 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces militia executed tens of arrested
Lebanese Army soldiers with bullets to the back of their heads.
1989 - 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces arrested imprisoned and tortured families
of Lebanese Army soldiers.
April 18, 1990 - Geagea's snipers attacked a school bus killing eleven and
wounding a couple dozens, mostly young students.
October 1, 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces militia attacked a group of
civilians, mostly college men and women demonstrating for peace at Nahr el Mawt
bridge checkpoint. They killed and wounded over a hundred civilians in 10
October 13, 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces militia backed the Syrian army
attacks on the Lebanese Presidential Palace and the Defense Ministry with
artillery support. The Syrian troops took over the area and committed massacres
against the surrendering Lebanese Army troops and civilians. Geagea's militia
celebrated the fall of Lebanon and its army to the Syrians all night with gun
shots and fireworks.
October, 1990 - Geagea's Lebanese Forces militia killed prominent Christian
leader Dany Chamoun with his wife and two children (ages 5 and 7) after the
Syrians completely occupied the capital Beirut, and allowed their allies to take
revenge. Geagea was convicted for this crime in 1995.
1994 - Geagea was arrested after being accused for the explosion that destroyed
a Catholic church killing tens or worshippers. The judges could not convict him
"for insufficient evidence," per the official court statement. He was,
however, convicted for three other assassination crimes, and was sentenced to
death. The sentenced was reduced to lifetime in prison.
July 18, 2005, Geagea was granted a pardon that suspended his life sentence and
he was released from jail. The pardon included Geagea and tens of Al
Qaeda-inspired extremists who were captured after terrorist attacks against the
Lebanese Armed Forces and civilians in 2001.
February 5, 2006 - A couple of the Al Qaeda extremists that were released from
prison with Geagea a year before were among hundreds who attacked the Christian
neighborhood of Ashrafieh in Beirut, and burnt a church in this riot. Geagea
could claim no relation to that incident except that he was on air that day
defending these gangsters as "our allies in the March 14 group." An
hour later, Geagea was pressured to copy the positions' of Christian leaders
that were condemning this violent act. He went on air again, and this time
condemned the riot.
January, 2007 - Samir Geagea's supporters shot demonstrators in several regions
of Lebanon. At the entry of the city of Byblos, one of Geagea's supporters shot
three civilians causing permanent injuries to two, and left the third one in a
wheelchair for life.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2008 10:36AM
No worse than Elie Hobeika though, the two were fierce rivals who made many
attempts on each other's life. Geagea finally won but got fucked after the war
was ended. Hobeika (AKA HK caus he preferred Heckler & Koch rifles) was
smarter though (aced a 500 questions CIA intelligence test with a 17.5/20 score,
CIA people were impressed and offered HK further training and
HK and Geagea represent the losing Christian militias, under Syrian occupation
media and rival Muslim politicians tented to focus on the crimes of defeated
Christian militias , especially that the latter cooperated with Israelis, and
ignored their own crimes which are no less than those of HK and Geagea.
Walid Junblat, Nabih Berri, Hezbullah, Michel Aon and other motherfuckers (let's
not forget the Palestinians and PLO) involved in the Lebanese civil war
committed genocides, assassinations, kidnapping, extortion, steeling of public
funds etc... and above all, they were all dogs with foreign masters, often the
same master for different rivals...