Head of Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea reflects on Sayfo on 108th anniversary

BEIRUT — During a recent press interview, the head of the Lebanese Forces political party Dr. Samir Geagea reflected on the tragedy of the Sayfo Genocide on its 108th anniversary. Geagea emphasized that the Sayfo remains a black stain on the history of humanity, an organized crime, a genocide, and an ethnic cleansing that cannot be forgotten. He called it a wound that still bleeds for the Syriac–Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean–Maronite people who were betrayed and brutally murdered by fanatics.

Geagea paid tribute to the victims of the Sayfo and expressed solidarity with those who continue to suffer from similar atrocities in the East. He also expressed his view that the torment faced by the Syriac–Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean–Maronite people was not a political conflict but an unjust and criminal regime that despises human dignity and freedoms.

“Because the Lebanese Forces have been a resistance force since the dawn of our history, it is natural for it to bear the concerns and sufferings of all the tortured and oppressed, because among its ranks there are many resistance fighters from among the Syriac, Chaldean, and Assyrian people,” said Geagea.

He concluded by stating that the martyrs of the Sayfo would forever be remembered as resistors who fought to preserve their faith, freedom, and presence in the land of their ancestors. Geagea vowed to honor their memory and never forget the heinous crimes committed against them.