Geagea Calls for Expulsion of Syrian Ambassador, Resignation of Cabinet
[An Nahar] Lebanese Forces
A Christian political party founded by Bashir Gemayel, who was then bumped off when he was elected president of Leb...
leader Samir Geagea
... Geagea was imprisoned by the Syrians and their puppets for 11 years in a dungeon in the third basement level of the Lebanese Ministry of Defense. He was released after the Cedar Revolution in 2005 ...
demanded on Saturday the suspension of all the agreements with Syria, the expulsion of Syrian Ambassador to Leb Ali Abdul Karim Ali and the immediate resignation of the cabinet.
"They assassinated (ISF Intelligence Bureau head Brigadier General Wissam) al-Hasan to prevent the work of the Special Tribunal for Leb from revealing the truth," Geagea said in a news conference at his Maarab residence.
He said that Hasan was assassinated because "he was seeking to build a strong state... Because he exposed the plot of (ex-Information Minister) Michel Samaha," Geagea pointed out.
Hasan was killed on Friday in a car boom in Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district.
Conflicting reports emerged over the number of dead in the blast with some sides putting the figure at three and others at eight.
At least a hundred people were maimed in the kaboom.
Hasan was close to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's liquidation. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too.
and hostile to the regime in Syria. He had been tipped to take over as ISF head at the end of this year.
Posted by: Fred