Hariri Says Assad is a 'Beast' and Should be Tried as an Assassin

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri described on Wednesday Syrian President Bashar Assad as a “beast,” who should be brought to trial for taking part in assassinations and sending explosives to Lebanon.

“Assad is a beast who has lost humanitarian and political ethics” and will be eventually held accountable by the Syrian people, Hariri said in a statement issued by his press office in response to Syrian arrest warrants issued against him along with al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Oqab Saqr and Syrian opposition member Louay al-Meqdad on charges of “arming and financing terrorist groups in Syria.”

The Syrian president “will also definitely appear before the Lebanese judiciary for he has participated in premeditated assassination and terrorism operations, and has sent explosives to ignite strife among the Lebanese,” the al-Mustaqbal movement chief said.

Assad will be brought to trial for “bloodshed in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq and for killing children and massacring the Syrian people, he added.

Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the Interpol’s office at the Internal Security Forces received the warrants on Tuesday, almost two weeks after OTV and al-Akhbar newspapers aired and published audio recordings of Saqr allegedly discussing with a Syrian opposition member ways to supply rebels with arms.

But Saqr later denied the accusations, broadcasting the original audiotapes during a press conference he held in Istanbul in which he claimed he was negotiating the release of Lebanese pilgrims held in Syria.

The Syrian warrants came a day after Lebanon's military tribunal called for Syrian security official Ali Mamlouk, an officer identified as Brig. Gen. Adnan and Assad's senior advisor Buthaina Shaaban to be summoned over their role in ex-minister Michel Samaha's plot to transfer explosives to Lebanon to carry out terrorist attacks aimed at igniting strife.

Mamlouk and Adnan have already been charged along with Samaha with plotting the attacks. The warrant says Shaaban should be summoned as a witness.

Comments 35
Thumb geha 12 December 2012, 12:07

well said

Missing reformist 12 December 2012, 15:15

what is it that is well said? “Assad is a beast who has lost humanitarian and political ethics”
hahahaha :)

Default-user-icon jack (Guest) 12 December 2012, 13:51

I agree, Assad is the Beast of the Middle East!

Missing reformist 12 December 2012, 20:34

Slashwafwaf no wonder you are a milichya! Just great to refer to Hitler ;-)
No more comments needed ;-)

Default-user-icon Adonis (Guest) 12 December 2012, 14:25

the filthy zionist information war department scum approves everything that extremist islamist/saudi puppet/idiot has to say

Missing reformist 12 December 2012, 15:02

why does he talk politics? He has no clue! I am sorry for his dad, I liked him! But this place is for politicians and no-one else :)
And again accusing others when he has been smuggling weapons? :)

Missing beirutbastard00 12 December 2012, 15:17

@adonis... Sounds like jabalamal, I miss that guy lol

Thumb benzona 12 December 2012, 18:41

Jabal habal, I don't miss that horrendous person.

Missing beirutbastard00 12 December 2012, 15:21

Face trial in Lebanon??? Looool let's try getting Lebanese ppl to face trial first...

Default-user-icon mabrouk (Guest) 12 December 2012, 15:24

This shameful man young boy in his brain is a friend of the Zionist Bernard Henri Levy. Open these sites here below.


He and his friends are extremist islamist/saudi puppet/crook ans thief. Remeber he bought votes and paid for airplane tickets to come and vote for fom Abroad in the last election.

Missing beirutbastard00 12 December 2012, 15:30

The only solution is for Iran n Saudi to make peace. It's the only way for this Sunni/shi3a thing to end. I honestly can NOT see how this can happen, given America's interest in the M.E., but something should be done.

Maybe revolutions in both countries will change the situation. Nshallah.

Thumb LebDinosaur 12 December 2012, 15:42

True there are bad elements in the Syrian "opposition" because it has dragged on for so long. But I don't believe the Saudi side is the part to worry about it. It's rather the al-qaeda elements.

Thumb beiruti 12 December 2012, 16:24

Assad's fate should be left to the tender mercies of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. He is an amoral man who kills without conscience. But this is not good for Hariri to take this attitude. Lebanon needs to move forward and let the STL deal with the bloody past. To obscess over Assad and what he and his father did to Lebanon is to keep open a bloody wound that needs to be mended and healed.
There is a real danger that the Sunni who will have disposed of Assad in Syria will come to Lebanon looking for more blood to spill among our Lebanese Shia for having supported Hezbollah as an ally of Assad. Talk like this from Hariri gives such blood lust justification and license. We must protect all of our Lebanese people from the jolt that will come when Assad falls in Syria.

Thumb benzona 12 December 2012, 18:43

You wanna bet that Hariri isn't done yet? Sure, I don't want him as PM because he's too soft but he'll be back on the political arena as soon as his father and friends' killers are locked up.

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:28

Slash, hariri is a moderate suni leader and still the most popular. Lebanon needs him for peace and stability. Your analysis is weak. Amin gmaeyl and aoun both were in france for years, are they done? Even khomeni was in france before the iran revolution.

Thumb benzona 13 December 2012, 00:26

Yup, my sister ( I was too young) back then sometimes in the 90s spoke with ex President Amine Gemayel during a visit outside France in the city I live in. He said to her in front of several people that Bachir's killer was Syria. He was already fighting the Assads yet he fortunately survived. But what a sad fate for the kids and the rest of the family... whom got butchered by Bachar. The fight will be over soon, but it won't bring Lebanon's martyrs back.

Missing peace 12 December 2012, 17:28

political pragmatism is now to help the syrian rebels to build a new syria based on democracy and freedom, not helping a totalitarian system that we know is living its last days.
M8 still denies this fact and still bet on the baath party as we know they are its lackeys.
M8 if they do not change their stand will have a lot of difficulties to overcome their present position.
sleiman frangieh is starting to slowly change his speech concerning bashar.
so it is really funny to read M8ers here and the blinkers they are still wearing make them even more funny in trying to defend bashar as they are told to by their leaders!!!!!

Thumb ado.australia 12 December 2012, 17:44

Just as hariri has declared Assad a beast for assignations and sending explosives to Lebanon... So too has hariri sent weopens and explosives to Syria... How many innocent Syrian civilians have died from the suicide bombings? Saadadine once had the benefit of "clean" hands... Now he is just like any other warlord terrorist! He sends weopens and explosives to those that kill innocent christains in Damascus! Syria is the new Iraq! Saadadine, living in his Saudi paid palace is happy to pretend to be a warrior general, but his contribution of naive Lebanese to this wormhole will come back to bite him on his saudi arss!

Oqab Saqr has already confessed on many occasions to be fulfilling the will of saadadine! Though the maytre Rafic hariri was assissinated, his try hard, money hungry slut of a son will not be mourned when he is brought to justice for dividing Lebanon and sending his naive extremists followers to their death

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:35

Itis really funny to think that hariri and saqr has any effect on the syrian revolution that offered more than 50 thousand martyrs. Harir is simply playing politics being on the winning side, that is it. And soon many M8 politicians will start to U turn too.

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:31

The reform that sayd wanted is for the people to go back home and stay slaves. The sayd had no problem if bahsar killed a million suni syrian and satyed in power. Im sorry brother but that is the truth and actions speak louder than words. The sayd did not expect bashar to be losing and underestimated the power of millions of syrians. Again read my comment above , we need to make real just peace and yes nasrala and hariri making peace is better than seein nusra front a d other crazy jihadis fighting she3a in lebanon, you have to see that this is a real possibility in the future.

Missing peace 12 December 2012, 18:01

"Sit with Assad negotiate a transitional govt. (half and half)" lol!

you truly believe that the baath regime is ready to let go of power and share it? sweet dreamer the M8ers are!
just like the so-called "opposition" carefully chosen and selected by the baath party to pretend syria is democratic!

M8 are just dreamers...

the current situation is due to the fact that as all dictators, bashar prefers to burn his country rather than leave power! thus leading to chaos, and to the appearance of extremists groups taking advantage of the weakening of the state! and till baath rules it will only get worse. they are to blame...
just revise your history of dictatorships and you ll realize that the scenarios are always the same! nothing new in syria...

Missing lappeaudecouille 12 December 2012, 18:03

Bashir el Gemayel once said: ¨We have seen the worst from Syria and there is no replacement that could possibly be more damaging, dangerous or harmful¨

Was he right?

Thumb benzona 12 December 2012, 18:28

Your allies, Bachar or Syria claim that Lebanon is part of Syria. That's why there's not fighting for the chebaa farms. So, cut the B.S FT. If anyone doesnt mind, it is Hezbollah's allies. In other words, your employer Aoun and his cronies.

Missing reformist 12 December 2012, 20:42

benzona! You seem to know who the killers of his father are! Please enlighten us about this 'as soon as'. The guy left the country when he would have been more needed. Yet again his leadership skills are below zero! He's a disaster in politics. Let him be the party (girls and alcohol a gogo) man!
We want MEN no chicken and you cannot but agree with me :)

Thumb benzona 13 December 2012, 00:29

reformist AKA FT #32 : Charisma isn't a prerequisite, I prefer peaceful people like Saad to high testosterone morons. He has a role to play in Lebanon and rest assured He will when he returns. It doesn't have to be as PM.

Missing reformist 12 December 2012, 20:42

benzona! You seem to know who the killers of his father are! Please enlighten us about this 'as soon as'. The guy left the country when he would have been more needed. Yet again his leadership skills are below zero! He's a disaster in politics. Let him be the party (girls and alcohol a gogo) man!
We want MEN no chicken and you cannot but agree with me :)

Default-user-icon truedemocracy (Guest) 12 December 2012, 20:53

I hope this m8 and m14 branded nonsense will disappear too and everyone will once again be just Lebanese.

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:24

Im glad you are starting to finaly acknowledge that it is a revolution not a conspiracy, do not worry, the effect of hariri, saqr, etc on this great revolution is differential. The 'foreigners' in the rebels are less than 10 percent by all objective accounts. It is the lengthy genocids and the blatant support of iran and hizbala for bashar that invited non syrians to the battle field: put urself for 1 min in the people's shoes, they would welcome any help against the tyrant. There is no interest for the she3a brothers to make enemies with millions of sunis for bashar's eyes, and it is time for th she3a community to ask its leadership to correct course, we all want to live in peace. I'd rather see nasrala and hariri make peace than see lebanon destroyed by jihadis and hizbala, because this is where we r heading. Time to be honest with urself

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:33

Amin :)

Missing realist 12 December 2012, 21:39

Nasrala needs to make real peace with the sunis not with miqati and omar karami lol, and such peace requires real solid concessions not more assasination attempts against MPs!!, id rather see that peace take place than see lebanon torn apart between iranian guars and syrian jihadis

Default-user-icon Clint (Guest) 12 December 2012, 22:38

ahla Shi ennak you are here alive ya FT SErmeye.and you witnessed the tolerance of Bashar el assad and his Father towards the lebanese.
Ou ba3dak bitdefi3 3anno.
ama bi albak shou ennak wate ou bala sharaf
and you call yourself lebanese????

Default-user-icon Greenie (Guest) 12 December 2012, 22:41

Fortunately he is not around to witness your tolerance towards the regime that slaughtered thousands of us.

Missing subhan 12 December 2012, 23:56


Thumb JabalElFersan 13 December 2012, 02:02

What a puppet!!

Missing reformist 13 December 2012, 08:31

Benzomito! Who is talking about Charisma? ;) we are talking about basic political skills and knowledge. He doesn't have the strict minimum. All he knows is party. alcohol (mouharram) and women. Everyone around him knows that and there are specific cases I heard of from people close to the matter but I respect privacy :)
This guy has ZERO credibility in politics and zero strenght! He spent some time on twitter talking about Mercedes and Diet Coke and that's it!
He is popular because his dad (who was a GREAT politican, although I don't agree with his positions) died...
This is soooo sad for the blind people following him :) sooooo sad!