The head of the Lebanese right-wing Falangist Military Council, Sheikh Bashir Gemayel, has called on the people of Lebanon to concentrate solely on Lebanese problems in order to find a way of ending the current civil war in the country.
MCU and CU: Bashir Gemayel speaking (3 shots)
GEMAYEL: "It must be clear for the international public opinion that the war we are conducting now is absolutely not a war between the Christians and the Moslems. It is even not a way between the Palestinians and the Lebanese. Its mainly a war between the Lebanese system, the Lebanese personality, the Lebanese identify against the extreme left groups, against the anarchist groups, against those who don't believe in democracy, in freedom, in liberty - and those people are trying to take advantage of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian presence in Lebanon, in order to sue them to do what they are doing against Lebanon. This is the real problem in Lebanon and the solution must be found among the Lebanese themselves, because its the only solution for us to settle our problems. For us Lebanese we must find a way to live all together in the unity of our territory, but also we must obtain from all the Lebanese to be absolutely faithful to Lebanon first, without thinking in terms of the Syrians' interest, the libyan's interest, of the Egyptian's interest in Lebanon. We must be all together Lebanese, thinking in Lebanon and for Lebanon, regardless of all the interests of the Arab countries, of everyone in Lebanon."
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Background: The head of the Lebanese right-wing Falangist Military Council, Sheikh Bashir Gemayel, has called on the people of Lebanon to concentrate solely on Lebanese problems in order to find a way of ending the current civil war in the country. Speaking to newsmen in Beirut recently, Sheikh Gemayel first clarified his view of the composition of the warring factions.