March 8 Studying Alternatives to Replace Miqati

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Hizbullah and its allies have left Prime Minister Najib Miqati with very little room to maneuver regarding the funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, reported the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah newspaper on Sunday.

The parliamentary majority believes that the decision to fund the tribunal lies in its hands and not the premier.

March 8 sources told the newspaper that the camp is starting to study possible alternatives to Miqati should he insist on funding the STL, regardless of President Michel Suleiman and Nation Struggle Front leader MP Walid Jumblat’s positions on the international court.

The sources revealed that several alternatives are being examined, included former ministers Abdul Rahim Mrad and Adnan Addoum.

Hizbullah circles asserted that the decision is final and that Lebanon will announce its disassociation with the tribunal at the right time, added al-Seyassah.

Meanwhile, National Struggle Front sources told the daily An Nahar in remarks published on Sunday that there can be no escaping the funding, adding that it is “out of the question” for Miqati to retract the commitment he made to the international community over the funding.

Ministerial sources from the majority stated that direct contacts between the government factions over the funding have not started.

They revealed that Tuesday’s cabinet session will not address this issue, but it will be limited to tackling Finance Minister Mohammed Safadi’s proposals over the state budget law.

They said that a suggestion will be made to postpone tackling the STL funding until December.

Comments 11
Default-user-icon marie (Guest) 16 October 2011, 10:36

habal ahbal where is hassouni going to hide now??

Missing peace 16 October 2011, 14:03

why don t they ask the syrian ambassador to be PM at least they ll stop their hypocrisy....

Default-user-icon Fratello (Guest) 16 October 2011, 16:47

Anyone who supports a farce is free to do so on their own time and out of their own pockets, especially that this is primarily and ILLEGAL farce. You can argue forever about it and even try to justify it. The fact remains this: IT IS ILLEGAL. As a friendly advice, relax and shut up. Or continue howling in the wilderness. ILLEGAL. NO FUNDING. PERIOD.

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 16 October 2011, 17:00

put a general, that way u complete the circus.
all maronites generals want to be president
why not the sunnis: yalla heik heik kharbene.

Missing peace 16 October 2011, 18:30

nothing illegal in the STL voted by all the parties at the time....!!!

Thumb geha 16 October 2011, 19:11

and who says the majority will be theirs if they do this? :)

Thumb jabalamel 16 October 2011, 20:23

and another "sources" article.

the filthy zionist information war department is sticking to the "sources" article like flies on the shit

Default-user-icon Gilbert Bokassa (Guest) 16 October 2011, 22:05

So now we have a new theory promoted by PEACE BE ON ALL OF THE BRAINLESS: if all parties vote for something that is illegal, then this make it legal!!! Go figure. PEOPLE!!! Send for Hammurabi, please.

Default-user-icon Beiruti (Guest) 16 October 2011, 22:44

This just proves that M14 was not in error by insisting from the start that Mikati's government fund the STL and by not assuming that just because Mikati made assurances that this matter was closed and M14 was irrelevant.

Not at all.

The "discussions" and "dialogue" that Hezbollah wants to have over this subject is not to find a way for Lebanon to honor its international treaty obligations in a way that is acceptable to Hezbollah. Quite the opposite, it is a delaying game trying to sweat the responsible parties in the facade of a Lebanese government into capitulating to the demands of Hezbollah that Lebanon break its obligations.
The implicit threat held against the responsible parties and the choice presented to them is whether Hezbollah will engage in a bloody coup or a bloodless coup, depending on the preferences of those who continue to resist its will, with regard to the STL. This is what "dialogue" means when one side is willful and is armed and the other side is not.

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 16 October 2011, 23:21

M8 had their chance and it didn't last long. Lebanon will not accept ayatollah, wiliat based rule.

Who says only M8 gets to pick the next PM? Hezz rule was a disaster for Lebanon.

Missing peace 16 October 2011, 23:39

nobody forces you ya ahbal to read filthy sionist newspaper... so if you are not satisfied with the news on this paper go and switch on elmanar, you ll then have the truth! why are you still here to vomit your stupidities? go to the forum of elmanar you ll find the likes like you who revere nasrallah more than the prophet himself...
and don t forget to bring me a cup of tea and biscuits on your way to dahiye...