From The military field to the political arena; This is what General Shamel Roukoz told Georges Saliba in an exclusive interview on “al-Jadeed” TV.
How did General Shamel Roukoz summarize his military story and its details? What facts and secrets did the General have up his sleeves? What happened in Arsal three years ago?
“Only the truth can liberate!!”
General Roukoz started his interview by quoting the famous slogan said by the Lebanese President Michel Aoun following the victory of the Lebanese Army against ISIL, before tackling all the Lebanese events.
Following the victory of #Fajer-el-Jouroud’s operation, General Shamel Roukoz answered the questions of the reporter George Saliba on Al-Jadeed TV, truthfully, honestly as expected from an honest man like himself. He spoke about Abra’s battle, Arsal’s battle in 2014, and what happened three years ago; who was responsible for stopping the battle of Abra.
The General was very precise; he spoke in detail about all the events until the recent developments in the new operation and victory against ISIL in Arsal, Ras Baalbek and el-Qaa.
In politics, General Roukoz gave his sincere opinion about the upcoming elections, how to prepare for the elections and what is his proper view concerning some government files.
Talking about the sub-elections, he stressed that they are the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior and that there is no justification for canceling them, and assured that the eligibility of the elections is a constitutional and legal duty and cannot be conducted according to the mood of the officials, and the people have the right to vote for accountability. He also pointed out that “if the magnetic card is a hindrance it should be canceled.”
He considered that the creation of the new governorate in Keserwan and Jubeil an important step towards wider administrative decentralization in order to facilitate transactions and the needs of citizens. “What is important in my reformist vision, is that the administrative decentralization, the judicial reform, an e-government, as well as public transport plans and the branching out of the Lebanese University.
(For the entire interview, kindly watch the full report in the video above)
Hala Hayek Najjar