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Charbel Asks for Explosives Detection Equipment amid Call for Municipal Police Help

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Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel revealed that he asked top officials during a meeting of the Higher Defense Council for explosives detection equipment.

In remarks to An Nahar daily published Tuesday, Charbel said the conferees, who met under President Michel Suleiman at Baabda palace, tasked the finance ministry to study the cost of such a request and take the appropriate measures.

He also said that efforts are being exerted to hold a meeting for heads of municipalities in Lebanon to study the possibility of the contribution of municipal police in carrying out security patrols to help the Internal Security Forces amid a deteriorating security situation.

Charbel described the current situation as “difficult but there are possibilities to keep it under control.”

Lebanon has been witnessing a series of security incidents linked to the civil war in Syria.

Sectarian street clashes have erupted on numerous occasions in recent months. But the small-scale gunbattles have taken a turn toward car bombings in several cities.

An Nahar quoted ministerial sources as saying that the government is facing a financial problem in paying the compensations for those affected from last Friday's twin car bombings in the northern city of Tripoli and a previous attack in Beirut's southern suburbs.

The sources estimated the cost of the compensations at LL76 billion.

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati has announced that 222 housing units have been damaged in the Tripoli bombings alone which compel the government to provide them with the appropriate housing.

Comments 13
Missing coolmec 27 August 2013, 08:38

Hey Lebanese politicians
I tell you how to handle the financial problems.
1- Quit pilfering the state coffers
2- Enforce payments for electricity, water , taxes etc.. on ALL Lebanese
3- Exhibit transparency in all expenses paid and show where the state's money is going
I am convinced most of our state's financial problems can be handled specially if 1- above is enforced

Missing lebguy 27 August 2013, 13:01

Well put coolmec

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 15:19

I would add don't waist money on USELESS devices that are a complete hoax.

Missing samiam 27 August 2013, 13:42

The US has been fabricating evidence since the Spanish American war in 1898--nothing new.

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 14:33

Did Charbel just asked fof bomb detecting devices.
If he is talking about those USELESS antenna gadgets - then God help Lebanon for such complete ignorance by Top officials.
These devices are a Hoax - he would do better by asking for more k9 units.

Default-user-icon wot (Guest) 28 August 2013, 12:39

From ignorant Lebanese who did not know that the 'antenna' devices were fake, to ignorant Lebanese who think ALL explosive detectors are scams... When are we going to learn?!

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 14:41

PS: cost of installing cameras on all major highways & roads = $25 mio
Material cost of the bombing = $37.5 mio.
Wouldn't it be more cost effective to install cameras.

Missing samiam 27 August 2013, 15:10

too easy until mowaten brings his zionist reasons for not having one. it could be done gradually too covering the highways and major thoroughfares first and then extending it to where it is needed.

Missing samiam 27 August 2013, 15:08

lol--calling other people names that don't support your scheme. I am surprised you didn't call them zionists which is the typical hizb iran way.

and you wonder why I believe you are 12

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 15:27

Mr. Charbel - I don't know who is advising you but - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS EXPLOSIVES. DETECTING EQUIPMENT.
There a $20 plastic trinkets that been sold for $2,000 a piece and DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 15:31

God help Lebanon if even his interior minister either falls for, or is part of the biggest Hoax to ever harm civilian lives.
Scores of people died due to these USELESS devices being commercialized as explosives detecting equipment.

Missing anonymetexasusa 27 August 2013, 15:36

Indeed Iraqis have discovered too late that they are a Sham - some haven't caught up yet
Does Charbel realize that he will be putting people lives at stake if he bring forth more of those USELESS trinkets.

Default-user-icon ias (Guest) 28 August 2013, 12:36

not all explosive detectors are scams. Those who look like antenna are. They're the ones that were subject of the international scandals.