Wahhab: Syrian Warplanes to Bomb Armed Groups if They Attack Jabal Mohsen

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Arab Tawhid Party leader Wiam Wahhab on Friday warned that Syrian warplanes would strike the “armed groups” in Tripoli if they decided to “attack Jabal Mohsen.”

Wahhab, who is close to the Syrian regime, held the Lebanese state responsible for the unrest in Tripoli, noting that security incidents will not end anytime soon in the northern city.

“Tasking the army with containing the situation in Tripoli is just talk in the media if we pay attention to what's happening on the ground, as the armed groups want to attack Jabal Mohsen and they will be bombed by Syrian warplanes then, the same as what will happen in Arsal should the situation continue there as it is now,” Wahhab said in an interview on al-Manar television.

Wahhab hoped the Lebanese army will “shoulder the responsibility of containing the situations in Tripoli and Arsal to avoid the intervention of the Syrian army.”

“But at the same time we must not ask the army to do things beyond its capability,” he added.

Wahhab also stressed that “the choice of the Sunni community has always been the state, even during the civil war.”

Lashing out at President Michel Suleiman, Wahhab added: “The president of the republic must realize that his election was unconstitutional and anyone could have submitted a challenge and ousted him.”

The pro-Damascus politician also expressed confidence that “the presidential election will not take place and we will remain in a political vacuum.”

Following a meeting with President Michel Suleiman and Army chief General Jean Qahwaji in Baabda on Monday, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati announced that the army will be entrusted with Tripoli's security for six months and that all security forces in the city will be put under its authority.

The army carried out raids in Tripoli and arrested gunmen and fugitives in the wake of the decision.

At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in clashes that started Saturday between the rival Tripoli neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen. The army has managed to largely contain the situation after a forceful intervention.

The fighting in the city is linked to the war raging in neighboring Syria. Bab al-Tabbaneh district, which is majority Sunni, and Jabal Mohsen, whose residents are from Syrian President Bashar Assad's sect, have been engaged in severe gunbattles since the revolt against him in March 2011.

Tensions soared in the city in August when twin car bombings hit Sunni mosques and left hundreds of casualties.

Authorities arrested several members of the Arab Democratic Party, whose stronghold is in Jabal Mohsen, on suspicion they were involved and they summoned the group's leader, Ali Eid, for questioning.

Eid has refused to be questioned by police for not being “impartial." His son, Rifaat, said his father is ready to go to any security agency other than the Interal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau.

The latest round of violence erupted last week when Jabal Mohsen residents were shot in their feet in vengeful sectarian attacks.

Comments 73
Missing peace 06 December 2013, 22:53

Arab Tawhid Party leader Wiam Wahhab on Friday warned that Syrian warplanes would strike the “armed groups” in Tripoli if they decided to “attack Jabal Mohsen.”

waw! how patriotic these M8ers are... warning of a strike by a foreign army to hlep them! and they dare say they are for the sovereignty and independance of lebanon? LOL

they whine when israeli planes fly over lebanon but proud to say syrian ones are bombing lebanon? double hypocrit standards as usual and people still vote for these liars and collaborators....

Thumb scorpyonn 07 December 2013, 08:45

Who in the hell is this clown?

Thumb zahle1 07 December 2013, 14:31

I agree, this is a shame, and he should be monitored. Very much a double standard. As if its ok to be bombed by people from your religion, not just Jews.

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 21:43

then i guess if israel bombs some terrorists in lebanon you will be OK with it as you accept that syrian do it! LOL

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 21:52

Nope, because when Israel bombed you guys cheered them, now you will be getting the same medicin when Syria bombs your Takfiri dens. Actually will save Lebanon alot of trouble

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 21:57

Lol when did i ever pretend to be anything? I support the christians getting molested in the middle east, i support the Resistance, i support the fight against takfiris. You will see that i'm actually one of those few that really protects the Christians, the rest of you are just blinded with hatred to the Syrians and can't let go of the past.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 21:58

I support the christians that gets mocked by Al Qaeda, while you guys turn your blind eyes to them!

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 21:59

Israel didn't just bomb me, they bombed Lebanon. Your so called Country remember?

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:01

Jesus Christ was the most forgiven person, and you guys are blinded by hatred, me myself am blinded by Survival, because we wont survive if the Al Qaeda take over

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 22:01

well mystic it is just a FOREIGN army bombing lebanon, but seems you do not care about lebanese sovereignty.... no wonder

and for the "you guys cheered them" and for "my takfiris den" i do not feel targeted, because i perfectly know that when people are against M8 they are automatically categorized in your narrow minds coz you are just like george bush: it is all black or white, the simplistic way, it spares your neurones to think any further!

oh! funny thing it used to be "zionists" before: you better make up your minds once and for all! LOL

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:02

@peace lol nope, Syria actually got the right to bomb since Tripol and Arsal are major supply lines to the terrorists inside their country. You guys can whine all you want, we all know who is winning this god forsaken war.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:04

Btw, zionist, Qaeda takfiris, USA = same bs :))

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 22:07

"Syria actually got the right to bomb"

really? waw! i see what the stateof lebanon represents to you: nothing!
who gave them that right? the lebanese gvt? the president?
yes, exactly: NO ONE... so it is just a FOREIGN army bombing lebanon... like it or not it is just like israel!

but no need to try and convince you, double standards are you sense of justice and thinking....

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:11

It's not a double standard if they bomb my enemies, Takfiris should be the enemies for all free people. But people like you fail to open your eyes, because you are full of fogged hatred that you don't realize that you are only fighting yourself mate.

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 22:14

the syrian baath regime is an enemy to lebanon like israel... they killed raped tortured kidnapped burned down villages stole money...

so yes syrian planes bombing lebanon is an attack against lebanese sovereignty...

it also means that if israel bombs takfiris like you say in lebanon it would be alright then! LOL

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:16

Actually i would, but no matter what. Thats not something Iran or Hezbollah would do, and that is why i am supporting their side and not yours. Btw, it's not a question whether i am a Christian or not, fact is i supported them while you guys didn't care. So who is more Christian me or you?

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:18

nqoula you sound exactly like Geagea lol, the man that murdered Christians himself.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 23:21

nqoula takfiris are more nobel than you, atleast they are honest about their intentions, unlike a snake in the grass as yourself, that doesn't care about your own people, if you really are a christian ofcourse. Btw i have never lied about my sect, because i have never told my sect to anyone, i could be atheist for all that matters, who cares? Only idiots like you that don't want to see the truth when it is revealed.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 23:24

nqoula you must be a judas worshipper/wahabi all your words are unchristian indeed, look upon yourself before you judge others, thank you :) Btw Iran houses both Jews and Christians and they are being treated with utmost respect and tolerance, google it yourself if you don't believe me.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 23:33

Empty words? My words are simply annoying you because they are the truth. If you really were a Christian how come you never defended the christians being slaughtered in Syria once? I have never seen you on any Naharnet Articles condemning the Al Qaeda killings of Christians, that is big question i'd like you to answer.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 23:36

No, all i have seen you typing on Articles is "hizbushaitan" this and that. Just like the rest of the Al Saud zombies. If you are a christian defend your people.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 23:46

Once again, i have never claimed to belong to any sect, but i do support resistance, and that is obviously my crime in your eyes lol. Ok i don't have to fool you mate, you are doing that job yourself just fine. :D

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2013, 00:59

You never quit huh? I'm not gonna answer you again, i rather wanna be a supporter of hizbullah, then a disguised Al Qaeda takfiri ,please give me your address for next time Syria bombs :)

Missing mancunian 06 December 2013, 22:56

A Lebanese politician asking for a foreign army to invade and bomb a Lebanese city?? Hang this bozo for treason.

Thumb saturn 06 December 2013, 22:59

So Mr. Wahhab, by this rationale Iranian, Israeli, Saudi etc. aircraft and possibly ground forces can come and hit targets that they consider a threat? Excellent.

Thumb mckinl 06 December 2013, 23:06

Idiot ...

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 06 December 2013, 23:50

Thank you MC. Good of you to call it as it is and say this guys is the king of morons in Lebanon. And he should be taken to jail for this statement.

Thumb benzona 06 December 2013, 23:09

M8 = Syrian occupation of lebanon . nothing else!

Thumb saturn 06 December 2013, 23:13

Let's not get there, as one could very easily and correctly mark M14 as a salafi/saudi occupation.

Both m8/m14 are a case by case mental institution and here Wahhab is out of his pills.

Thumb saturn 06 December 2013, 23:37

WTF did I lie to? About Wahhab being a shmuck or M14 being a salafi/saudi tool? Say that neither is true and rest.

Thumb jabal10452 06 December 2013, 23:15

This scumbag is openly threatning with foreign forces and no one raises a finger to arrest him? This country keeps sinking to new lows. Btw, are we a country at all?

Thumb lebanon_first 06 December 2013, 23:19

yes jabal we are a country. Be patient. Soon all those wiam-wahab-ssnp-and-the- gang will be in jail.

Dont forget. Lebanon is a phoenix.

Thumb mckinl 07 December 2013, 11:41

Arrest him?

And dignify his insanity?

Taking him seriously is the worst course of action ...

Thumb saturn 06 December 2013, 23:21

Calm down. Here you have a funny politician openly advertising military action by one sovereign country on another, with no retribution but a "thanks" instead.

It's spelled "Israel".

Missing peace 06 December 2013, 23:24

poor boy....

Missing peace 06 December 2013, 23:40

Syria has no right to retaliate.

go and tell that to M8ers!

Missing peace 06 December 2013, 23:42

and why didn't syria war planes helped lebanon in 2006? cowards maybe... but now they are specialists in bombing cities full of innocent civilians!!!! ....

Thumb zahle1 07 December 2013, 14:39

I do not think the salafis are pro-Lebanese, they are pro-KSA. At the same time, I think HA is more pro-Iran, and pro-Syrian (sometimes) that pro-Lebanese. Its a shame that Syria bomed baabda, and installed their puppet. Its a bigger shame he was from zahle :) Let's not forget historically the great Shiite leaders that were great national leaders of our country and the Shiite community. These leaders were not for Iranian agendas in Lebanon. They were purely Lebanese. This has changed.

Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 15:38

u ignoramus dont understand difference between civilian and military targets ? u're ok with tabanneh being bombed ? coz they're anti hezb they're anti lebanese ?

Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 20:12

phoenix,ft u're here all day long speaking about salafis, did u ever read a salafi book ? Have u read books takfiris follow ? Have u read sayed qutb ? Ibn taymiya ? Mohammed ben Abdelwahhab ? Khomeyni ?

No and until u do, i have the rights to call u ignorants selling fear and talkin about things u dont know.

On twitter I talk with academics from US, UK, France and they read more and know better those stuffs that both of u together...

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 06 December 2013, 23:52

Props to you Saturn. For saying it how it is.

Thumb benzona 07 December 2013, 00:14

Suddenly you are realizing that your M8 associates want Syria to occupy Lebanon. You feel disappointed and betrayed and want to include our proud M14 alliance in your desperate move to destroy the only democratic people in the near East? Well tried, it won't work. Sure we've got flaws, but we are not terrorists nor did will kill Lebanese partners since 2005...

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 07 December 2013, 00:50

Potato head strikes again, and still on the loose. M8 can't even swallow his remarks.
Could it be that M8 harbours the same twisted thinking but are intelligent enough to disguise them. I doubt it.

Missing VINCENT 07 December 2013, 01:14

"Wahhab, held the Lebanese state responsible for the unrest in Tripoli..." Sir, the Syrian/Iranian regimes' perpetual demonisation, disrespect and disregard of Lebanese sovereignty is not designed to bring peace and stability in Lebanon but rather to further your platform in the region. And you have the audacity to declare the the Lebanese state is responsible? So, you are going to enter your neighbor's house and wife, and blame her husband for the chaos you create in their home? The only blame the Lebanese State has is that the politicians thinks about their pockets instead of the people and uniting the country. When push comes to shove, the ones who got rich from ill gotten blood money will leave Lebanon and go where their money is currently deposited and gaining interest.

Missing VINCENT 07 December 2013, 04:34

Thank you for your support, but it does not stop here. Lebanese people wherever we are must stand united and fight for our conviction born out of our courage, resolve and blood.

Missing helicopter 07 December 2013, 03:29

I agree with your point regarding Wahab being a weird Politician who betrays his country all the time to gain favor with his boss Bachar.
ALso it is a fact (Wahab said it) that Jabal Mohsen is a bastion for the Syrian regime in Lebanon, as such they are a threat to Lebanon and must be neutralized along with the Salfists. You can not be a citizen of a country if your intent is to betray it.

Thumb primesuspect 07 December 2013, 05:05

let bashar the giraffe bomb lebanon. the UN will bomb him back.

Thumb scorpyonn 07 December 2013, 09:11

Maybe Obama will bomb themback into the stone age where they belong.

Thumb scorpyonn 07 December 2013, 09:01

,,,, he joins the ranks with the Iranian stooges that we have who worhsip those Islamic mullahs in Qom!

Thumb general_puppet 07 December 2013, 09:04

Wahhab is a Proud Assad stooge.

Missing watan-libnan 07 December 2013, 10:02

What a waste of space and air thief this wahab is when did jabal mohsen belong to anyone other than the lebanese if the people there aspire to be syrian by all means they can go to syria . As far as lebanon is concerned all its citizens have a right to live in peace and be protected by the law and army not syria full stop.

Missing someone_somewhere 07 December 2013, 10:36

Wow I'm in awe at how even when something like the above statement from Wahab which seems clear to be a statement attacking Lebanon's sovereignty people we Lebanese find ways to argue about it.
To me this is simple, Lebanese politician threatening Lebanese sovereignty should be tried for treason along with the Israeli agents. This is not a politician pushing fwd "his master's agenda" this is someone making clear threats. If.... then....
Funny that no on commented about :"but at the same time we must not ask the army to do things that are beyond its capability" seriously!!!!!

Missing maroun 07 December 2013, 10:47

this clown should be tried for treason.and anyone the support him

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 13:01

poor FT... as useles as usual...
"M14 has nothing to be proud of: all its constituents were syrian lackeys in the 80's and 90's until 2005 while most of M8 has been syrian allies from the start"

at least M14 people rebelled against the syrian occupation while you M8ers applaud it and thanked them!!!!
your aoun who always stood up against the syrian regime is now licking their boots!
you M8ers still want syria to dictate their policy over lebanon while M14 want to be independent.... even proud that syrian warplanes come and bomb lebanon for you!!! and you talk about an independant state you hypocrits!!!
pathetic you are in justifying foreign military interventions in lebanon to preserve your mafia interests....
poor Ft as low as a worm creeping on the soil.....

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 13:02

proud that he calls for syrian war planes to bomb your country , ... TRAITOR you are... tfeh 3aleyk....

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 13:03

oh! really? those little incidents undermined your daily life? poor idiot you are!!!!

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 13:04

really? poor FT... so as a "patriot" you would cheer foreign intervention? no wonder from people who thanked the baathe regime for all the massacres they did against lebanese people!

Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 15:41

since when is the state or LAF perfect ? Sunnis opppose hezb using LAF to disarm them while jabal mohsen are not disarmed and judged...
We'll keep resisting Iran and Bashar lackeys.

Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 17:04

do we know each other ? or is it just a stupid post dictated by anger and hate at sunnis ? do u dream of sabra and chatila ?

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 18:23

farris, you should be the one taking a bath in my acid and sarin gas remember?

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 21:28

"Only way to destroy Takfiris is the Syrian way, burn them out."

then the same applies to hezbollah, no double standards!

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 21:45

don't worry, it is just a matter of time.....

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 22:04

"so you think you can do what Israel failed to do?"

i do not suffer from a complex of superiority like all hezbi lovers do, and also i am not arrogant like they are, so i will not pretend to do it like you d like me to so it fits your pattern of thinking...

i just say it is just a matter of time, it is exactly that complex and arrogance that will make hezbollah crumble... wait and see.....

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:13

Keep dreaming. Nothing to do with arrogance, just realism, just like it is realism you guys will whine about it forever.

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 22:15

of course an arrogant person will never say he is arrogant! LOL he would say he is realistic!
but hezbollah is the living example of the icarus myth.... and will finish like icarus did!

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2013, 22:26

It remains realistic that Hezbollah is the most powerful militia in the middle east, and little birds like you keep chirping on Naharnet thinking you will ever make a difference? Nobody cares mate, watch this video don't worry be happy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZilGnQ7NB8

Missing peace 07 December 2013, 23:45

see what i mean? complex of superiority and arrogance.... once again proved by a nice hezbi lover.... LOL

Thumb cedre 08 December 2013, 00:34

don't mind him peace, the guy is paid to propagate Nassy theory of takfiris on the net. And it's working with loads of ignorants here...

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2013, 01:04

Not paid :) I do it for free

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2013, 01:01

It worked in Chechnya & Algeria, and i'm not against all sunnis bigjohn, just the ones supporting Al qaeda.

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2013, 01:34

Bigjohn mate thats not what i meant, i'm talking about burning the takfiris out, doesn't matter if it's Syrian bombs or Lebanese bombs just as long as the free people can remain, without fearing for their lives in a medieval khalifah sharia state. Thats what they want for us all which you already know.

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2013, 01:35

Russians did it, and the Algerians did it, Syria is about to do it aswell. So only way to win against takfiris is violence, which is saddenly true.

Default-user-icon muppet-basher (Guest) 10 December 2013, 15:11

there is a big difference between "Arab" jets and bombs and Israeli ones in the mindset of panarabs. doesnt anyone get that?

yes lets smoke the takfiris out. its not sectarian, its personal.