Emile Boustany

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Emile Boustany
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Emile Boustany
Born 1909
Died 2002
Nationality Lebanese
Occupation Commander in Lebanese Air Force

Emile Boustany (1909–2002) was born in Jounieh. He served as a Commander of General rank in the Lebanese Armed Forces[1] from 1 July 1965 to 6 January 1970.[2]

Boustany went to Egypt in 1969 and drafted the Cairo Accord, which was the first official concession of sovereignty of the Lebanese state. It is said that Egyptian President Nasser was pleasantly surprised to see the degree of concession offered to him - at the time Egypt had a strong say in electing the Lebanese president.[citation needed]

In 1973, he was named the primary suspect in a bribery scandal within the Lebanese Army related to arms transactions. He fled to Syria where he was granted asylum by the Assad regime. From Syria, he helped to subvert Saeb Salam's government. [3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Lebanese Silver Order of Merit
  • Syrian Order of Merit in 2nd grade
  • Commemorative Medal of Palestine
  • National Order of the Cedar in grade of Knight
  • Order of the Phoenix in rank of Commandor
  • War Medal in Silver Star
  • Lebanese Golden Medal of Merit
  • National Order of the Cedar in Officer Grade
  • American Legion of Merit
  • Order of the Throne of Marrakech in grade of grand officer
  • Medal of the Eagle for aviation in excellent class
  • Golden Commemorative Medal of his Holiness Pope Leon XIII of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
  • Lebanese Order of Merit, order of Commandor
  • Commemorative Medal
  • Medal of Competence from the Minister of the Interior
  • Brazilian National Order of Merit in grade of grand officer
  • Haitian National Order of Honor and Merit in grade of Grand Cordon
  • Senegalese National Order in grade of grand officer
  • Ethiopian Grand Cordon
  • Grand Cordons of the Order of Independence (Jordan)
  • National Order of the Cedar in grade of grand officer
  • Military Medal
  • Felicitations of the Prime Minister
  • Commendation for the troop
  • Felicitations of the Commander of the Mount Lebanon region


  1. ^ "Armed Forces Commanders - Emile Boustany". Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Armed Forces Commanders". Archived from the original on 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  3. ^ Dan Naor (2014) The Path to Syrian Intervention in Lebanon on the Eve of Civil War, 1970–1975, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 41:2, 183-199, DOI: 10.1080/13530194.2014.884319