Charbel: Fear of Assassinations still Lingers in Lebanon

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Interior Minister Marwan Charbel stressed that the security agencies are prepared to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of officials who believe themselves to be threatened, reported the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah daily on Saturday.

He told the daily: “Fear of assassinations still lingers in Lebanon as long as the political tensions and disputes persist.”

“It is unfortunate that the threats remain and this requires all who feel in danger to take the needed measures to protest themselves, including limiting their mobility,” he explained.

In October, March 14 alliance MPs Houri, Ahmed Fatfat, Hadi Hbeish, Khaled al-Daher and Nuhad al-Mashnouq said that they were texted death threats from a Syrian telephone number before and after Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Wissam al-Hasan's assassination.

Hasan was killed in a car bomb in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district on October 19.

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and opposition MP Butros Harb both escaped assassination attempts in April and July respectively.

Comments 16
Thumb geha 29 December 2012, 10:12

threat are issued in the media!
why don't you arrest those threatening stability and peace?

Default-user-icon The Disgusted (Guest) 29 December 2012, 10:54

... And you can't do a thing about it... You don't have what it takes to protect us... or the politicians and members of the M14 coalition... Thank you for reminding us over and over...

Thumb mckinl 29 December 2012, 11:14

Will M14 feel safe enough to attend parliament ever again? It seems as though a few threats are enough to disable M14 and preclude them from ever being taken seriously as a majority government.

Almost the entire security apparatus, army and internal security branches, are lead by party members and this is still not good enough. M14 has proven itself to be both immature and unreliable.

Thumb geha 29 December 2012, 11:20

Are you for real?
" a few threats"?
murdors and attempted murders plus daily threats, and they refuse to hand over suspects for questioning,.....
that is nothing?
twisting reality is what you do best.

Thumb mckinl 29 December 2012, 12:28

The ruling government has bent over backwards to meet all M14 security needs in an effort to begin dialog but M14 still refuses to meet.

As far as the threats most are: only threats, threats from outside M8 or "false flag" operations by M14 to exaggerate their case.

As far as the recent assassinations no suspects have been named and both Geagea and Harb have many enemies besides Hezbollah.

The assassination of Hassam must have been planned with insider knowledge ... his whereabouts were only known by confidants ...

Thumb geha 29 December 2012, 12:55

do you recall there is a wanted guy from hizbushaitan in the case of the attempt on Harb?
No you are blind to evidence that hizbushaitan is behind assassination attempts :)

Thumb mckinl 29 December 2012, 13:31

@ geha

How many M14 PMs have been threatened?

All the members?

M14 lacks any justification for a total boycott.

Missing peace 29 December 2012, 11:44

i bet mckinl that if you were threaten to be killed you d lead a totally normal life wouldn t you? WAW! you are soooo brave, a hero!
you should then teach those threaten by death to take it easy and that it is totally don t even ask yourself why M8ers never receive threats? strange isn t it? but i guess for you that politicians being threatened is part of your democratic system you want to impose on lebanon, the baath style! like in syria....
i see only one immature here it is you by your childish comments, void, nil and stupid.

you are just a M8 moron just good to be abaday behind your keyboard...

Thumb mckinl 29 December 2012, 12:48

How many M14 PMs have been threatened? All the members? Those that have been threatened could be allowed to send surrogates to stand in for them until it is safe.

Thumb geha 29 December 2012, 12:57

and .... why should they?
why should they accept that hizbushaitan and cronies threaten them openly in the media and still come to these useless meetings, that hizbushaitan will be the first to beak what was agreed upon ?

Thumb mckinl 29 December 2012, 13:36

@ geha

And just how many PMs does Hezbollah have? 12?

You punish the entire government for Hezbollah for only 12 of 68 members?

Missing samiam 29 December 2012, 21:05

so why don't you compare the number of M8 to M14 members killed in the last decade--better yet, since M8 and M14 are relatively new, why don't you see how many pro-Syrian figures have been killed in that period vs the number of people hostile to Syria.

Once you answer that question, then maybe you can think about what you are saying vs what is actually happening. Syria and its proxies are responsible for almost all of the political assassinations--why do you think that is?

Thumb shab 29 December 2012, 13:22

Our dear interior Minister just realyed a message from Assad.

Thumb LebDinosaur 30 December 2012, 00:07

Exactly. What a bunch of idiots they are.

Default-user-icon Mehdi (Guest) 29 December 2012, 16:01

Fear of assassinations still lingers in Lebanon as long as the goons of the Zionist spy infested corrupt Iranian Islamic armed terrorist Fakih party are allowed to roam free outside the law.

Missing canadianadam 29 December 2012, 23:59

Mckini and the resistance and their Farsi masters, you must be smoking crack. Trying to focus on M14s boycott as the result of SMS messages is so short sighted, it's like you think we have such a short memory that we ve forgot about the assassination attempts and assassinations. We have one of the most unstable political climates in the world. Don't be retarded.