MP Harb: Cabinet must hand over telecom data to avert strife

March 14 MP Boutros Harb told the Voice of Lebanon radio station on Saturday that the cabinet must hand over the required telecommunication data to the security forces in order to prevent a strife in Lebanon.

“The cabinet is still withholding telecom data; if it wants to avoid strife in the country, it should handle this issue very seriously,” Harb said.

He also said that if the cabinet would not release the telecom data, he would accuse it of facilitating crimes against Lebanese politicians.

Harb escaped an assassination bid earlier this month. The attempt on his life follows a bid last April to assassinate Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.

Harb said on Friday that one of the suspects in the assassination attempt against him was a Hezbollah member.

“One of the suspects refused to appear before the security forces for the investigation under the pretext of belonging to a security apparatus in Hezbollah,” Harb told LBC television.

According to media report the suspect was the head of Hezbollah’s explosives unit.

The ministry of communications is headed by minister Nicolas Sehnaoui , a member of the Free Patriotic Movement ( FPM) . FPM’s leader MP Michel Aoun is a staunch ally of Hezbollah and Syria.

  • 5thDrawer

    Pretty bad when the government of a country doesn’t want to see all relevant data out in the open for the sake of justice being done – either to stop speculation or to confirm suspicions. Justice requires all the facts.
    But then, we only assume there is really a government ….

    • dateam

      there has never been real a real government…whether its m8 or m14 they all serve foreign interests…lets look at the facts to this supposed assasination attempt and to cut a long story short this is basically what was said in the media…2 detanators found on elevator without detanation device…a man weilding a knife is wrestled away by security staff…hes taken outside and a black bmw arrives where an armed hooded man comes out and claims hes with army intelligence and takes him away…later it was discovered that the black bmw was stolen and cctv footage is being studied to see if the bmw was heading towards the dahyieh????? i mean who wrote the script? maybe the judges dont feel the story is credible enough to issue a decree to open up the data? why didnt these ministers call for the data to be seen in hariri’s assasination,gmayells assisination,.francois elhaj…tueini…eid…eido???? they also want to send this to the stl??? why would ( and before anyone starts im not in favour of or defending hzb im just looking from out in) the head of the so called hezbollah explosives unit attack him with a knife or be in that area in the first place ? wouldnt he stick out like a sore thumb? why did his security let him get away? if they wanted to kill him wouldnt they have rocked up and just fired a rocket into the building? the israelis and americans have just accussed iran and hzb of the bulgarian bombing calling it a sophisticated operation ( by the way the guy accused served 10 years in guantanomo bay) yet harb is accusing the hzb of this ridiculous operation? the whole world is against hzb at the moment and their future probably hinges on what happens in syria but they are going to resort to this??? for gods sake can someone please run the country….

      • AiryBeHizbullah

        You say you’re not “in favour of or defending hzb”??? From your less than stupid remarks it looks like you are the most pro-hzb punk bitch. We’ll see what will happen to your boss Hassan Kalb Nasrallah ya ibn el sharmouta.

        • dateam

          Thank you its this sort of ignorane that has gotten us to where we are… One side says the other follows blindly yet you have just proven my point that we all ( majority ) do it…. If you were a prosecutor or investigator and were given this story would you believe it or not???? We need to look past our prejudice and start judging our leaders based on facts and sorry to disappoint this just dosent add up….please explain how my remarks are stupid without the ignorant name calling and how the facts around this are true??? Or is it a case of what the leader says goes which is exactly what u acuse others of isn’t it?

        • Moe2000

          Airy be Imak ya kalb….

        • Moe2000

          Airy be Imak ya kalb….

        • dateam

          Wiam wahab
          i is claiming an assassination attempt now as well do you believe him???

  • 5thDrawer

    Pretty bad when the government of a country doesn’t want to see all relevant data out in the open for the sake of justice being done – either to stop speculation or to confirm suspicions. Justice requires all the facts.
    But then, we only assume there is really a government ….

    • dateam

      there has never been real a real government…whether its m8 or m14 they all serve foreign interests…lets look at the facts to this supposed assasination attempt and to cut a long story short this is basically what was said in the media…2 detanators found on elevator without detanation device…a man weilding a knife is wrestled away by security staff…hes taken outside and a black bmw arrives where an armed hooded man comes out and claims hes with army intelligence and takes him away…later it was discovered that the black bmw was stolen and cctv footage is being studied to see if the bmw was heading towards the dahyieh????? i mean who wrote the script? maybe the judges dont feel the story is credible enough to issue a decree to open up the data? why didnt these ministers call for the data to be seen in hariri’s assasination,gmayells assisination,.francois elhaj…tueini…eid…eido???? they also want to send this to the stl??? why would ( and before anyone starts im not in favour of or defending hzb im just looking from out in) the head of the so called hezbollah explosives unit attack him with a knife or be in that area in the first place ? wouldnt he stick out like a sore thumb? why did his security let him get away? if they wanted to kill him wouldnt they have rocked up and just fired a rocket into the building? the israelis and americans have just accussed iran and hzb of the bulgarian bombing calling it a sophisticated operation ( by the way the guy accused served 10 years in guantanomo bay) yet harb is accusing the hzb of this ridiculous operation? the whole world is against hzb at the moment and their future probably hinges on what happens in syria but they are going to resort to this??? for gods sake can someone please run the country….

      • AiryBeHizbullah

        You say you’re not “in favour of or defending hzb”??? From your less than stupid remarks it looks like you are the most pro-hzb punk bitch. We’ll see what will happen to your boss Hassan Kalb Nasrallah ya ibn el sharmouta.

        • dateam

          Thank you its this sort of ignorane that has gotten us to where we are… One side says the other follows blindly yet you have just proven my point that we all ( majority ) do it…. If you were a prosecutor or investigator and were given this story would you believe it or not???? We need to look past our prejudice and start judging our leaders based on facts and sorry to disappoint this just dosent add up….please explain how my remarks are stupid without the ignorant name calling and how the facts around this are true??? Or is it a case of what the leader says goes which is exactly what u acuse others of isn’t it?

        • Moe2000

           AirybeImak ya kalb….

        • dateam

          Wiam wahab
          i is claiming an assassination attempt now as well do you believe him???

  • rossoferrari

    I must say, this site is becoming so trashy. There are a lot of civilized sites where one would enjoy getting the news and posting their views. Exchanging vulgarity does not get you anywhere except the dumps and may be that’s where you came from and enjoy being there.

    • 5thDrawer

      I think dabshaleem was cloned … except they added an english gene .. 😉 … right Geo? 🙂

  • rossoferrari

    I must say, this site is becoming so trashy. There are a lot of civilized sites where one would enjoy getting the news and posting their views. Exchanging vulgarity does not get you anywhere except the dumps and may be that’s where you came from and enjoy being there.

    • 5thDrawer

      I think dabshaleem was cloned … except they added an english gene .. 😉 … right Geo? 🙂