High Hopes For Lebanon Dashed
When the Lebanese people took to the streets to protest former PM Rafic Hariri's assassination and were able to get Syria forces out of their country, I thought it was the start of a new era. Doubts started creeping in when I learned that Saad al-Hariri, whose party won the majority in the elections, lived in Saudi Arabia and that his family continues to live there.
My doubts were confirmed by this article.
This notable fellow will be released in two weeks time.
Samir Geagea, the former leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, has been linked with some of Lebanon's most notorious civil war-era killings, including the 1987 bombing of a military helicopter that killed the pro-Syrian Prime Minister Rashid Karami and the slaying of Danny Chamoun, a prominent Christian politician.
The Lebanese parliament is also set to release 33 terrorists. Seven of these unholy "warriors" were arrested in September for planning attacks on the Italian and Ukraine embassies in Beirut. Ismail Mohammed al-Khatib, the leader of this group of seven is reputed to be an Al-Qaeda leader.
So, the cedars of Lebanon will continue to weep. And more than likely the people of Israel can expect stepped up attacks from Hezbollah. I hope somebody has notified the embassies in Lebanon.