Siniora: ‘How can a sane man overlook this truth?’

Former Lebanese Prime minister and current Lebanon First bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora slammed Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for ignoring the role of Saudi Arabia in rebuilding Lebanon after the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel .

“How can a sane man overlook this truth?” Siniora said calling Nasrallah’s deliberate attempt to overlook Saudi’s role in rebuilding Lebanon an act of injustice.

Saudi Arabia funded the construction of several residential buildings that were destroyed during the 2006 war on Lebanon, the National News Agency quoted Siniora as saying. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also made Billion Dollar deposits in the Lebanese central bank in order to

maintain the value of the Lebanese currency ( The Lebanese pound)

In his speech last night Nasrallah attacked Caretaker PM Saad Hariri for criticizing Iran’s interference in Lebanon and the Arab world. He credited Iran with rebuilding Lebanon after the 2006 war .

– “If it were not for Iran’s support of Lebanon following the 2006 July War, a lot of houses would not have been rebuilt. ” Nasrallah said and added: ” We cannot remain silent, especially when a premier makes comments against Iran and makes it out to be the root of all problems in Arab world”.

Nasrallah added : “We are proud that we are allied with Iran and Syria. We have nothing to hide. ”

As soon as the 2006 war started Nasrallah appeared on TV and announced that Iran will pay for rebuilding whatever is destroyed in the war with” Halal” money.

But the Halal money never showed up. The Lebanese government did not receive a penny from Iran ( whatever money was sent from Iran came to Hezbollah directly in cash ) , even though the war devastated the whole country. Over 1200 Lebanese were killed mostly civilians ,the Lebanese infrastructure was devastated , over 1 million became homeless , mostly Shiites from the south and over 120, 000 housing units were destroyed mostly of Shiite residents in south Lebanon and southern Beirut suburbs …the damages were estimated by UN at over $15 billion.

Instead of putting pressure on Iran to deliver on its promises Hezbollah and its allies occupied downtown Beirut and tried to overthrow the government for not paying quickly enough for rebuilding the south. They forced the Lebanese government which is heavily indebted to borrow more money to help rebuild what was destroyed during the 34 day war . If it wasn’t for Saudi Arabia help many houses in south Lebanon would never have been rebuilt according to financial analysts.

  • Crossed

    I think this article missed the point. The point was countries (including SA) gave Lebanon money. But where did it go? What has the government built with the money from SA? Where are the buildings? No one is denying money came from from SA, the point is where is it now?

    How does a sane man not ask this question?

    • Rafic

      You are right Crossed march 8 and 14 has to be above politics when it comes to peoples lives, they should say where exactly money from Iran and Saudi Arabia went ,how many buildings where built ,bridges schools roads and hospitals, so please both leaderships do not play with peoples lives while you are enriching yourselves, look what is happening with BenAli’s Mubaracks ,Kaddafis, all their money being frozen and them discarded like refuse,is anybody learning lessons from the deposed?

  • Crossed

    I think this article missed the point. The point was countries (including SA) gave Lebanon money. But where did it go? What has the government built with the money from SA? Where are the buildings? No one is denying money came from from SA, the point is where is it now?

    How does a sane man not ask this question?

    • Rafic

      You are right Crossed march 8 and 14 has to be above politics when it comes to peoples lives, they should say where exactly money from Iran and Saudi Arabia went ,how many buildings where built ,bridges schools roads and hospitals, so please both leaderships do not play with peoples lives while you are enriching yourselves, look what is happening with BenAli’s Mubaracks ,Kaddafis, all their money being frozen and them discarded like refuse,is anybody learning lessons from the deposed?

  • Anonymous

    I think this article missed the point. The point was countries (including SA) gave Lebanon money. But where did it go? What has the government built with the money from SA? Where are the buildings? No one is denying money came from from SA, the point is where is it now?

    How does a sane man not ask this question?

    • Anonymous

      You are right Crossed march 8 and 14 has to be above politics when it comes to peoples lives, they should say where exactly money from Iran and Saudi Arabia went ,how many buildings where built ,bridges schools roads and hospitals, so please both leaderships do not play with peoples lives while you are enriching yourselves, look what is happening with BenAli’s Mubaracks ,Kaddafis, all their money being frozen and them discarded like refuse,is anybody learning lessons from the deposed?

  • antar2011

    in the words of imaam al amin on a televised interview, the money that was distributed by the govt to the poeple of the south were stupidly given to amal and hizbollah set up organisation so that they could be distributed to the homeless and the poor.

    lets ask nasrullah or berri, where is the money peepz?.

  • Anonymous

    in the words of imaam al amin on a televised interview, the money that was distributed by the govt to the poeple of the south were stupidly given to amal and hizbollah set up organisation so that they could be distributed to the homeless and the poor.

    lets ask nasrullah or berri, where is the money peepz?.

  • leb_expatriate

    Nasrallah don’t count too much on your alliance with Syria. With what’s happening there at the moment I don’t think Syria will be your ally for much longer.

  • leb_expatriate

    Nasrallah don’t count too much on your alliance with Syria. With what’s happening there at the moment I don’t think Syria will be your ally for much longer.

  • Anonymous

    Nasrallah don’t count too much on your alliance with Syria. With what’s happening there at the moment I don’t think Syria will be your ally for much longer.