"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

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Friday, January 06, 2023

FPM withdrawal from MoU with Hezbollah unlikely - Naharnet

The Free Patriotic Movement’s withdrawal from the 2006 memorandum of understanding with Hezbollah is unlikely, a senior FPM official said, noting that “there is no strategic alternative to the MoU in both Mirna Chalouhi and Haret Hreik.”

“The FPM’s leadership has interpreted Sayyed (Hassan) Nasrallah’s messages in a positive way, especially that it knows his personal love for General Michel Aoun and MP (Jebran) Bassil, which used to clearly appear in the closed-door meetings between him and them,” the official told al-Joumhouria newspaper in remarks published Friday.

“Bassil will not remove his hand from Hezbollah’s hand, but at the same time he will not blindly approve everything it does,” the official added, noting that “there are things that require raising the voice high sometimes, as happened after Hezbollah’s participation in the cabinet session that violated the National Pact and represented a crossing of a red line.”