Saniora Accuses Cabinet of Covering Up Assassinations by Blocking Telecom Dataإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc leader MP Fouad Saniora accused on Saturday the cabinet of covering up for “criminals and assassination groups,” wondering if Prime Minister Najib Miqati is waiting until all the opposition leaders are “liquidated” until he decides to hand over the telecommunications data.
“The citizens are wondering if the assassination bids returned while the cabinet is still under the influence of the political rift,” Saniora said at a national gathering in Majdelyoun.
He pointed out that the cabinet is fully aware that the only way to uncover the assassination bids is by allowing the security agencies to obtain the telecom data, “isn’t it suspicious” that they are blocking the agencies from obtaining it?”
The March 14 opposition coalition has held the government responsible for the assassination bid on Harb for withholding the telecom data to uncover similar plots.
MP Butros Harb was the target of a murder attempt on Thursday after residents of a building in which his office is located in the Beirut district of Badaro discovered individuals trying to booby-trap the elevator.
“They tried to assassinate (Lebanese Forces leader) Samir Geagea, then they tried to murder MP Butros Harb, is he (Miqati) waiting until all the members of the opposition are liquidated?” Saniora wondered.
He lashed out at the cabinet, describing it as “a government with no vision.”
Saniora addressed the centrists in the state, saying “that the continuing obstruction of the telecom data is a decision to assassinate all those who are opposing the arms of Hizbullah and the cabinet.”
He stressed that the March 14 forces want to expose those who are behind the assassination bids.
Saniora stated that the illegitimate arms are “shutting the mouths, silencing the media, collapsing cabinets and forming others.”
“The problem is with the illegal arms,” he said.
He said that the current cabinet can’t oversee the upcoming 2013 elections, noting that there is still time to form a salvation cabinet, “before it’s too late.”