Hezbollah-linked Brigades behind Beirut Chaos

Beirut, Lebanon The attackers of Al-Jadeed TV station and the masked men who subsequently blocked several Beirut roads Monday night are connected to the Hezbollah-linked Resistance Brigades, security sources told The Daily Star Tuesday.

The sources added that three men attempted to raid the headquarters of the Future TV station in the west Beirut area of Spears the same night. The Lebanese Army arrested one of the men who was planning the attack.

Following the arrest of Wissam Alaaeddine, suspected of involvement in the attack on Al-Jadeed, groups of masked men closed several main Beirut roads with burning tires.

The sources said the closing of roads was done in a systematic manner after media reports that the Army would conduct raids in the Beirut areas of Khandaq al-Ghamiq and Zqaq al-Blat, where the attackers on Al-Jadeed are believed to have taken refuge.

The masked men closed all the roads that led to the two areas in a bid to prevent the Army from entering, the sources added.

According to the sources, the same car, a Jeep Cherokee, which transported the men who attacked the Al-Jadeed premises, also transported the men who set tires ablaze in Verdun.

The issue of security is set to top the agenda of a Cabinet meeting Wednesday following the Beirut violence.

The situation posed particular a challenge for Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, who was planning to launch a monthlong campaign to bolster security in the country starting Wednesday.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati discussed the security incidents and the government’s plan to beef up safety measures during a meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri at the latter’s residence in Ain al-Tineh.

The plan calls for the Army and Internal Security Forces personnel to man checkpoints on main roads, increase their patrols day and night and carry out raids in search of wanted people.

“Some call it a security month, but security is not a seasonal matter. Security should be durable. Therefore, this month will be a test for us to follow at all times,” Mikati said.The attack on Al-Jadeed TV came a day after the station hosted Sidon-based controversial preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir who harshly criticized Berri and Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, warning them that he would “not let them sleep for now on,” because of the injustice inflicted on the country’s Sunnis. Assir’s remarks prompted the station to apologize for the interview after it had been aired.

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned the attack on Al-Jadeed. “What happened [Monday] shows that the only solution lies in the rule of law,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

Hariri’s parliamentary Future bloc also condemned the attack on Al-Jadeed as “a cowardly act” and blamed Hezbollah’s arms for insecurity in Beirut.

“The causes of what happened in Beirut’s streets are clear. It is a phenomenon of the proliferation of illegitimate arms which is being sponsored, protected and supervised by Hezbollah’s arms,” the bloc said in a statement following its weekly meeting Tuesday.

In what appeared to be an indirect criticism of Assir’s sectarian tone, the bloc said: “The use of sectarian and confessional language and terms by any party is rejected and condemned.

“Our country needs a calm and uniting language rather than [one that] attacks, slanders, provokes and incites.”

Judicial sources told The Daily Star that the ISF’s Information Branch was conducting investigations into the attack under the supervision of the Public Prosecution and added that Public Prosecutor Saeed Mirza was directly following up on the probe.

The Daily Star

  • wargame1

    Hezbushaitan will face the same fate as Dog Bashar Inshallah and before they are destroyed they will be exposed in such a way that the over all population of Lebanon will like to see their dirty nest destroyed and will never regret. 

    Mustafa Subhi Tufaeli once said ….

    “There cannot be two states and twoweapons, that of Hizbullah and that of the government. We need to unifythe weapons under one command. Two states would lead to war,” 

    • 5thDrawer

      Well … you could have two ‘friendly’ states. What they war about is which part of a prophetic family to put on the flag-pole. And it’s hard enough getting an electric pole in the ground these days … 😉

  • wargame1

    Hezbushaitan will face the same fate as Dog Bashar Inshallah and before they are destroyed they will be exposed in such a way that the over all population of Lebanon will like to see their dirty nest destroyed and will never regret. 

    Mustafa Subhi Tufaeli once said ….

    “There cannot be two states and twoweapons, that of Hizbullah and that of the government. We need to unifythe weapons under one command. Two states would lead to war,” 

    • 5thDrawer

      Well … you could have two ‘friendly’ states. What they war about is which part of a prophetic family to put on the flag-pole. And it’s hard enough getting an electric pole in the ground these days … 😉

  • wargame1

    on January 28, 2007 Sheikh Subhi Tufaili made a good speech about the Situation in the region. Here it is ….

    Hizbullah founder and ex leader SheikhSubhi Tufaili on Saturday accused Iran of stirring trouble betweenShiites and Sunnis to destroy both Iraq and Lebanon, urging Shiites tomend fences with the majority Sunni sect.Tufaili at a news conference said Shiitesare “small minorities scattered in the vast sea of the Islamic world.It is in their interest to be allies for the majority and to mendfences with Sunnis.”

    “Otherwise, we will destroy even our future… this is crazy…we’ll be slaughtered like sheep even in Lebanon. This is a reality.”
    He said Iran’s spiritual leader AliKhamenei has a dual policy. “In Iraq, he destroys Iraq under the sloganof alliance with America and in Lebanon he destroys Lebanon under theslogan that says the Sunnis are the allies of America.”
    He stressed Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is the person who carries out Khamenei’s policy.
    I am an ex-secretary general for Hizbullahand I know that Sayyed Hassan is in charge of carrying SayyedKhamenei’s policy in Lebanon. Sayyed Abdul Aziz al Hakim is the personwho executes Khamenei’s policy in Iraq.”

    He accused Hizbullah, of which he was firedmore than eight years ago after disagreeing with the Iranianleadership, of forming its own state in Lebanon and “the resistance isits weapon.”
    “There cannot be two states and twoweapons, that of Hizbullah and that of the government. We need to unifythe weapons under one command. Two states would lead to war,” he said.

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    Now we should see the statistics of these minority Shia who are flexing their muscle among the Sunnis with the aid of western countries.

    Many people mistakenly think that Muslims are divided into two halves: Sunnis and Shi’it. In reality Shia are between 7.5% to 11%.

    All the rest (93.5%) are Sunnis ignoring the fact the Shi’ism is a totally different religion than Islam. The word Shia includes all kinds of Shi’it Sects such as (Twelvers Imami Rafidi Shia, Isma’ili Shia, Alawi (Nusairi) Shia, Druze Shia, Zaidi Shia)

    Mr Subhi Tufaeli understand the reality. It is really better for these Shia to keep their dirty finger away from the sunnis because the rule of Subversion may work for a while but when the majority revolt against the stooge (a Very good example in Syria) then it is only a matter of time that the people become united and armed and what happened next?

    A regime change in Iran with a sunni government for eternity. Yes thats coming soon inshallah because Allah destroy the transgressors.

    • MekensehParty

      Who is that dog tufaily and why is he resurging to the forefront with a lot of lebanese listening to what he says???
      Will you ever freeking learn???
      That son of a dog tufaily was iran and assad’s man. Changing his mind now does not make him a hero nor should you or anyone listen to him even if his fake speeches sound true.
      Learn goddamit, learn morons!!!! stop being naive and believe someone who had a change of heart a bazillion times in ten years just because he’s saying what you want to hear!
      Open your brains lebanese people, stop living in the past, stop putting past figures on your illusionary thrones!!!
      How about new figures, how about you tell us what that new and young guy said, how about you tell us what YOU said or think!!!! why do you look after tufaily and all the line of dogs sons of dogs that ruled that country with fire for the past 30 years!!!
      Wake up!!!

  • wargame1

    on January 28, 2007 Sheikh Subhi Tufaili made a good speech about the Situation in the region. Here it is ….

    Hizbullah founder and ex leader SheikhSubhi Tufaili on Saturday accused Iran of stirring trouble betweenShiites and Sunnis to destroy both Iraq and Lebanon, urging Shiites tomend fences with the majority Sunni sect.Tufaili at a news conference said Shiitesare “small minorities scattered in the vast sea of the Islamic world.It is in their interest to be allies for the majority and to mendfences with Sunnis.”

    “Otherwise, we will destroy even our future… this is crazy…we’ll be slaughtered like sheep even in Lebanon. This is a reality.”
    He said Iran’s spiritual leader AliKhamenei has a dual policy. “In Iraq, he destroys Iraq under the sloganof alliance with America and in Lebanon he destroys Lebanon under theslogan that says the Sunnis are the allies of America.”
    He stressed Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is the person who carries out Khamenei’s policy.
    I am an ex-secretary general for Hizbullahand I know that Sayyed Hassan is in charge of carrying SayyedKhamenei’s policy in Lebanon. Sayyed Abdul Aziz al Hakim is the personwho executes Khamenei’s policy in Iraq.”

    He accused Hizbullah, of which he was firedmore than eight years ago after disagreeing with the Iranianleadership, of forming its own state in Lebanon and “the resistance isits weapon.”
    “There cannot be two states and twoweapons, that of Hizbullah and that of the government. We need to unifythe weapons under one command. Two states would lead to war,” he said.

    • MekensehParty

      Who is that dog tufaily and why is he resurging to the forefront with a lot of lebanese listening to what he says???
      Will you ever freeking learn???
      That son of a dog tufaily was iran and assad’s man. Changing his mind now does not make him a hero nor should you or anyone listen to him even if his fake speeches sound true.
      Learn goddamit, learn morons!!!! stop being naive and believe someone who had a change of heart a bazillion times in ten years just because he’s saying what you want to hear!
      Open your brains lebanese people, stop living in the past, stop putting past figures on your illusionary thrones!!!
      How about new figures, how about you tell us what that new and young guy said, how about you tell us what YOU said or think!!!! why do you look after tufaily and all the line of dogs sons of dogs that ruled that country with fire for the past 30 years!!!
      Wake up!!!

  • master09

    This is the problem SUNNI, SHIITE,instead of saying, people. They build fences and sit on one side or the other instead of tearing the fence down and living as one country…….ONE people……..the ME will continue to live with a mind that will never move one step forward……

    • MeYosemite

      There will a day where people realize they are simply humans and religion has only brought war to their lives.

  • master09

    This is the problem SUNNI, SHIITE,instead of saying, people. They build fences and sit on one side or the other instead of tearing the fence down and living as one country…….ONE people……..the ME will continue to live with a mind that will never move one step forward……

    • MeYosemite

      There will a day where people realize they are simply humans and religion has only brought war to their lives.

  • Mohammad_Reza

    Please, do not bite into to this rivalry between Shia and Sunni. This is the old stategy of divide and conquer. Iranian people have enough trouble at home and the only thing that are guilty of was to stand up for the muslim world. Be mindful of what the corporate media is pushing down our throts. We are all people who belive in Allah and Mohammad as his prophe (pbuh). Don’t fight each other because you are only advancing our enemies wishes.  

  • Mohammad_Reza

    Please, do not bite into to this rivalry between Shia and Sunni. This is the old stategy of divide and conquer. Iranian people have enough trouble at home and the only thing that are guilty of was to stand up for the muslim world. Be mindful of what the corporate media is pushing down our throts. We are all people who belive in Allah and Mohammad as his prophe (pbuh). Don’t fight each other because you are only advancing our enemies wishes.  

  • 5thDrawer

    The photographer who took that picture has raked in a bundle by this time in commissions … they’ve used it for years now.

  • 5thDrawer

    The photographer who took that picture has raked in a bundle by this time in commissions … they’ve used it for years now.