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Samir Geagea

Politician + Elder
Male
Born Oct 25, 1952
Age 62
Political Party القوات اللبنانية
Religion Maronite Christian
Nationality Lebanese

Samir Farid Geagea is a Lebanese politician. He is also a senior figure in the March 14 Alliance, alongside Saad Hariri and Amine Gemayel. He took leadership of the Lebanese Forces in 1986. After the civil war, there was increased pressure by Syria on Geagea to accept the Syrian presence or face charges. Prior to his arrest, he was contacted by several sympathetic politicians and warned about the forthcoming proceedings and offered safe passage out of Lebanon.… Read More

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  • Is The Syrian Crisis Being Leveraged To Weaken Hezbollah?
    Counter Punch - Sep 03, 2012
  • Daily Star: Geagea: Christians Must Spearhead Change
    Pew Forum - May 09, 2012
  • Geagea Links Hezbollah, Fpm To His Attempted Assassination
    Ya Libnan - May 03, 2012
  • Feltman Stressed Us Commitment To Lebanon, Report
    Ya Libnan - May 02, 2012

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born on October 25, 1952.

TWENTIES

1975 22 Years Old 1 More Event
After the outbreak of civil war in 1975, Geagea interrupted his five years studies at the American University of Beirut. … Read More
1982 29 Years Old From 1982 to 1983, Geagea commanded the Lebanese Forces against Walid Jumblat's Progressive Socialist Party militia, the Palestinians, and the Syrians in a battle for control of the Chouf mountains in central Lebanon.

THIRTIES

1985 32 Years Old On 12 March 1985, Geagea and Elie Hobeika orchestrated an internal coup in order to end the leadership of Fouad Abou Nader in the Lebanese Forces. … Read More
1986 33 Years Old On 15 January 1986, Geagea became head of the Lebanese Forces after overthrowing Hobeika, who was widely accused of treachery in the Lebanese Christian sector for agreeing to a Syrian-sponsored accord (the Tripartite Accord). … Read More
1990 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Syrians exploited the vulnerabilities of the amnesty law promulgated by then president Elias Hrawi for all the crimes and atrocities committed before 1990. This law also stated that any crime committed after that date will void the effect of the amnesty. On 27 February 1994, a bomb exploded in the Church of Sayyidet Al Najet (Our Lady of Deliverance) in the locality of Zouk killing 9 worshipers and injuring many. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old In addition to being the LF leader, Geagea retained his seat in the Kataeb Politburo. In 1992, he ran for the Kataeb presidential election but lost to Georges Saadeh with whom the conflict grew.

FORTIES

1994 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1994, four years after the end of the Lebanese Civil War, Geagea was tried for ordering four political assassinations, including the assassination of Lebanon's Prime Minister Rashid Karami in 1987, and the unsuccessful attempted assassination of Defense Minister Michel Murr in 1991. … Read More

FIFTIES

Following the Cedar Revolution, and the subsequent withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon, a newly-elected Lebanese Parliament voted to grant him amnesty on 18 July 2005. … Read More
2006 53 Years Old He returned to Lebanon on 25 October (his birthday), and lived in the Cedars region, his ancestral home, in northern Lebanon until 11 December 2006, after which he moved to a hotel in Bzoummar in Keserwan.
2007 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Internationally, Geagea tried to renew his relations with influential countries such as the United States and France. On 19 March 2007, he met then French president Jacques Chirac in the Élysée Palace.
2008 55 Years Old In March 2008, he held talks in the USA with officials at the White House, including then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, then NSA Stephen Hadley and then chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia Gary Ackerman. … Read More
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