Rifi Voices Support for Army's Tripoli Measures, Says No Stability without Justice

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Former Internal Security Forces chief Ashraf Rifi voiced on Saturday his support to the army's procedures in the northern city if Tripoli, remarking that there is no stability if justice was not achieved.

“We urge citizens to cooperate with security forces to achieve stability in Tripoli,” Rifi said after holding talks with the city's MPs at his house.

He continued: “We will give a chance to the army's procedures and we will follow up on them and support them as long as they provide security and balance between different factions in the city.”

There are no new laws invented to go with the security plan, Rifi added.

“What is allowed and what is prohibited according to the laws is known.”

Authorities decided on Monday to place Tripoli under army control for six months after a wave of sectarian killings linked to Syria's war left scores of casualties.

Rifi also denied reports saying some northern factions want a confrontation with the army, assuring that a standoff with the military institution was prevented.

He hoped that the new security plan would be an opportunity to restore stability in the North, stressing however, that “there is no stability without justice.”

The former ISF chief elaborated: “We support going forward with all arrest warrants and judicial warrants but not all crimes can be equated with the big crime, which is the mosques' bombings. This is a terrorist crime but we do not want revenge.”

“Focus must be on the big crime and those who think we will forget about it are delusional. We will file lawsuits with international courts if it was allowed.”

He also revealed that a documentary on the incident was prepared.

Deadly twin car bomb blasts targeted al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques on August 23 in Tripoli, killing at least 45 people.

Comments 32
Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 20:34

If you want peace work for justice...

Thumb EagleDawn 07 December 2013, 23:03

not unusual for the phoenix. He can dish it out but cannot take it. Typical

Thumb EagleDawn 07 December 2013, 23:23

If you are not the christian they want you to be, then they label you a salafist terrorist sunni cannibal. You need to show them your birth certificate every time you post. They tell you what a christian should believe in politically. God forbid you disagree with their views.... then you no longer are a christian.

Thumb profile 08 December 2013, 06:55

I don't sit at the same table with people of your kind. I don't share food with murderers. Go write your heroics in a book I told you about. Flexing your old worn out muscles here is nothing to be proud of. Insulting people is all what you are good at. You are bankrupt, empty, and fake. Bask in the glory of your fake accounts and your fake friends. Disgusting

Thumb cedre 07 December 2013, 21:41

u're a arrogant fascist thug, ignorant with that.
U're insulting islam all day long, i dont wait anything from the likes of u. Can't stay all night with u, sorry, got a life and a family...

Thumb profile 08 December 2013, 06:58

I disagree here. The more I read this lunatic the more I believe he was in the civil war. He characterizes what these criminals did to innocent people in the civil war. His profile fits perfectly that of a ruthless murderer who robbed, tortured, and murdered.

Thumb EagleDawn 07 December 2013, 23:03


Missing --karim_m3-- 08 December 2013, 00:50

Rifi is a terrorist.

Thumb cedre 08 December 2013, 01:17

of course, he's sunni, he must takfiri salafi(st) wahabi ect...

Thumb cedre 08 December 2013, 02:18

Relax phoenix, it's sunday, ur holy day,mass day.
Come on some manners please, un peu de tenue papy...
Or may be are u one of those ethnic/irreligious Christian ?
The ones watching monty python and swearing/cursing 'Jeez' all day long ?

Thumb cedre 08 December 2013, 03:16

T'es ridicule en anglais mais c'est encore pire en francais.
Arrete de croire que t'impressiones qui que ce soit ou que tu fais mal a qui que ce soit.
Tu ne reussis a faire que deux choses.

Premierement, te tourner en ridicule.

Deuxiemement, montrer ta vraie nature, a savoir un sectaire arrogant meconnaissant la religion des autres, ignorant de la geopolitique moyen-orientale et sans aucune maniere.

Je viens de te resumer papy, allez va te coucher, tu fais de la peineet tu t'enfonces...

Thumb benzona 08 December 2013, 03:20

le youpin de service a également eut une journée éprouvante et mouvementée... il est 2h du mat.

bonne nuit tout le monde.

Thumb cedre 08 December 2013, 04:13

indeed, he sounds very reasonable tonight...

Thumb profile 08 December 2013, 07:04

@frankestein..... read your post again and again. You are saying this crazed person is the most reasonable? hahahaha! You must be exactly like him. Another fake account!

Thumb benzona 08 December 2013, 02:55

amen/// that's all we demand, justice!

Missing helicopter 08 December 2013, 03:53

I do not see anything wrong with what Ashraf Rifi said in this article. I support what he said all the way (regardless of his religion). Justice is the foundation for stability, and our LAF are given the benefit of the doubt unless proven otherwise. Blowing up the two mosques is a bigger crime, but all crimes are crimes and the punishment should be commensurate with the severity of the crime.

Missing --karim_m3-- 08 December 2013, 05:16

Phoenix, you're well-respected around here and your insight is valued, so I urge you not to drop to the level of those who use street talk and incite sectarian hatred.

Thumb primesuspect 08 December 2013, 07:03

i'm encline 2 beleive he faked it all along since the very begining... unless he's a lunatic as u say, like GMA 4 instance.

Missing people-power 08 December 2013, 07:36

Phoenix is one weird dude. Don't bother corresponding with him, it is pointless. He is a schizopheniac, and has deep psychological issues.

Missing greatpierro 08 December 2013, 05:52

Rifi's position commands support. Contrary to other Sunnis leaders in Tripoli, he is saying we support fully the army and the authority of the government, yet we request justice regarding the bombings in front of the mosques.

Thumb primesuspect 08 December 2013, 06:46

jajajaja it's so damn obvious. he seems 2 know his way around pretty well. too well 2 be true!

Thumb primesuspect 08 December 2013, 06:58

i read quite some dirty language by m8ers. not only do they steal power+water from the governement, kill people and politicians, abduct people, threaten every1, blackmail & terrorize, but they insult....

Dios mios.... i've never read that much dirt in such little time. they r more than thugs.... they r scum of the earth.

Thumb profile 08 December 2013, 07:08

@primesuspect and their example and elder is the1phoenix:) Amazing how they come from nowhere and idolize him. I have never heard or read so many insults in my life. But, remember after reading his posts they concluded is levelheaded, reasonable, and a victim. Do you know how all this started. He asked for Syrians to be kidnapped in exchange for the nuns. People including myself criticized him and he flew off the handle and has not stopped ever since. Insult after insult....

Thumb primesuspect 08 December 2013, 07:17

he's such a retard. i cant beleive he called 4 syrians 2 be kidnapped. wat a thug!!!!!! the nuns rn't even lebanese in the 1st place. sure it's tragic, but wat the heck!?? there's something wrong with this guy. he's not straight in his cabeza. he's got some fans and a red thumb brigade working 4 him... wat a dooshbag. i'm sure he's gona hide 4 quite some time unless he gets banned. he crossed every single possible red line in a few hours. he should apologize 2 all of us as well as all naharnet readers.

Thumb EagleDawn 08 December 2013, 07:48

LOL.... consistent with the facts. This guy should be excommunicated from our church. I am ashamed of people like him. I do honestly believe he has a severe problem. You guys should read the other insults he posted on the other articles.

Thumb EagleDawn 08 December 2013, 07:49

Yes, we are so jealous. Go put your coat on. Loser

Thumb EagleDawn 08 December 2013, 07:50

and when did you get your fake account?

Thumb EagleDawn 08 December 2013, 08:03

oh phoenix is upset....poor phoenix.... go make him some breakfast!

Thumb EagleDawn 08 December 2013, 08:33

What happened to your preaching and your double major? You are all the same. Sorry I disengage. Have a nice day.

Thumb geha 08 December 2013, 10:22

Amazed at the1phoenix!
why such a language and hatred?

Thumb cityboy 08 December 2013, 13:06

very lame ice-man, that doesn't even compare to nassercoa. Face it, you are washed up ice-man, nassercoa is way above your league. you sounding like a comedian getting ready to get booed off the stage. give it up.

Thumb EagleDawn 09 December 2013, 07:55

Oh please, STFU.