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Lebanese police arrested Tuesday several former security chiefs who served under Syria’s tutelage, including Jamil Sayyed of the Surete Generale, Ali Hajj who commanded the Interior Security Forces (ISF) and Army Intelligence Chief Raymond Azar. One report said Presidential Guards Brigade Commander Mostafa Hamdan was either arrested or summoned to appear at once before U.N. investigators probing Hariri’s assassination.
Here's the news as it appeared on Ilaf :

علمت إيلاف اليوم أن الشرطة اللبنانية أوقفت خمسة من المسؤولين اللبنانيين السابقين، بينهم شخصيات غير أمنية. واعتقلت السلطات مدير الشرطة المحلية والأمن الداخلي اللواء علي الحاج، اضافة إلى مدير المخابرات اللبنانية السابق اللواء ريمون عازار، وقائد قوى الأمن الداخلي اللواء جميل السيد. ومن بين الشخصيات غير الأمنية التي تم اعتقالها النائب الاسبق ناصر قنديل، فيما تبقى الشخصية الخامسة التي تم توقيفها مجهولة حتى الساعة، بالرغم من أن المصادر التي تحدثت اليها ايلاف رجحت أن تكون الشخصية الخامسة التي تم اعتقالها قائد الحرس الجمهوري مصطفى حمدان، بالرغم من نفي مصادر رئاسة الجهورية هذا الأمر. وكان حمدان المشتبه به الأول لدى لجنة التحقيقات الدولية في اغتيال الحريري بحسب تصريحات سابقة لرئيس لجنة التحقيقات ديتليف ميليس لصحيفة لو فيغارو.
وعلمت إيلاف أن هذه التوقيفات جاءت بطلب من لجنة التحقيقات في اغتيال الرئيس رفيق الحريري. ويعيش لبنان اليوم هواجس كبيرة جدا فيما تتحدث الصحف حول أن ثمة لائحة اغتيالات جديدة وعدد كبير من النواب والسياسيين غادر بيروت بينهم نجل الحريري وجبران التويني.

Walla, walla, mish 2alileen!
Still, I wonder what's their game now...


At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Delirious said...

وصلنا منذ قليل انه القي القبض على القاضي عدنان العضوم

(this just in from www.tayyar.org)

At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Ramzi said...

Nasser Kandil (former MP) has a warrant out for his arrest under the charge of withholding evidence, but he has escaped to Syria

Brace yourselves, the worst is yet to come!

At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 1:58:00 PM, Blogger JoseyWales said...

Kudos (and God protect) whoever signed those orders.

"Fingers crossed" guys. A lot of things can happen. It is not clear whether they are charged with something or just detained for questioning. But the very good thing is that, very slowly, the balance of "fear" could be tipping to the side of truth.

Hope they are not freed in 2 hours or that a couple of them die of falafel indigestion in custody...

Hope it is the beginning of the end for the murderers. Here's to Addoum, Qandil and Bashar and Ghazaleh and Lahoud etc crapping in their pants for a very very long time, before they get their due.

Ah! When the mighty (and criminal and corrupt) fall! Jamil Baby, I hope it is the end of your funky press conferences and law suits against people left and right, in Lebanon, Kuwait and Monaco (if you are guilty that is, you arrogant creep).

At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:07:00 PM, Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

The Associated Press reports that “several prominent politicians and journalists have left Lebanon, apparently fearing assassination. Gibran Tueni, an anti-Syria legislator who is also an executive of An-Nahar newspaper, is in Paris where he was quoted as saying Lebanese officials had warned him he was on top of a hit list."

Once they get rid of the last remnants of the pro-Syrian Ancient Régime, Fuad Saniora and faux sheikh Saad Hariri Jr. believe they’ll have a free hand to do as they like in Lebanon

To those who point to their past excesses, the documented embezzlement that took place when they were in power in the 1990’s, not to mention their former association with the Syrian regime itself when the latter was strong and honest Lebanese patriots such as General Aoun had to live abroad in exile, the Hariri clan replies that “Lebanon is just a third world country like any other” and that “the practice of bakhshish has always existed at all levels of the Lebanese economy”…

Sorry Saad, but corruption is not –repeat NOT- some kind of “unavoidable oriental mental trait” ingrained in the “standard business and political practices of the Lebanese people”, a convenient “culturalist” canard used to justify Hariri & Co’s plundering the country’s wealth between 1991 and 2004 and sharing the proceeds of their theft with their Saudi “sponsors”!

I’m talking about net profit margins here i.e. after Syria’s resident Colonel Rustom Ghazaleh and/or General Ghazi Canaan levied their proverbial “khamseen percent” active participation to Hariri’s crooked ventures (in Palermo they call it “protection money”)

Let the recently “elected” MP’s and their friend Gebran Tueni stay ad lib in their five star hotels in Cannes and Jeddah: good riddance!

We should dissolve this illegitimate Parliament ASAP and start elections anew- hopefully this time without shameful Gerrymander cooked in the dirty political kitchens of the Saudi and Iranian embassies in Beirut

Dr Victorino de la Vega

At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 11:24:00 PM, Blogger liminal said...

Good! It was a long time comin'...

At Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Tempest said...

Hey Dr. Vicky, what's up doc?

Today's a good day, a bunch of crooked murderers were arrested. First, why the grim face, and second why the attitude?


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