Geagea: Iran, Syria hired Hezbollah to kill Hassan

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea told Saudi daily Al-Watan in remarks published on Thursday that the Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan was assassinated by the Shiite group Hezbollah under orders from its Syrian and Iranian backers after uncovering the plot of ex-Information Minister Michel Samaha.

“After uncovering the plot of Samaha, Hassan dealt a blow to those seeking to turn Lebanon into a scene for regional and international [struggles]. The regime [of Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad is directly accused, alongside Iran, in planning for killing Hassan, and employing Hezbollah to carry out [the assassination],” Geagea said

“Hassan provoked the Syria-Iran-Hezbollah axis by clamping down on the security violations perpetrated by some of those who belong to Lebanese political movements affiliated with the Assad regime,” he added.

The LF leader also said that had the Samaha case, which implicated the former minister in planning terror attacks in Lebanon, been dealt with by other than the late intelligence chief, it would have been covered up and “Lebanon would have witnessed more than the destruction caused by Hassan’s killing.”

On August 11, a Lebanese judge charged Samaha and two Syrian army officers with setting up an armed group to incite sectarian strife through “terror attacks.”

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  • 5thDrawer

    Simple truth came from Samaha. “It’s what Bashar wants.”

    • dateam

      think about it samaha was going to destroy lebanon from the boot of his car? this is bigger than samaha..he was a patsy set up again for political gains…theres a reason for wisams elimination which is alot bigger than samaha….again we have here politicians throwing rumours in the wind….where is gageas evidence…? isnt it politically convenient to just say things out loud? wisam also uncovered israeli spy networks so why cant it be the israelis either? so far again i just hear rumours with no facts either way

      • 5thDrawer

        Ok. Assume Samaha was lied to as well. Although good things come in small packages, what was in his boot couldn’t blow up ALL of Lebanon – even if we know (see) what a few pounds of explosive can do in a confined narrow street.
        But Samaha believed … and thus, his recorded words echoing the simple truth, which everything else trickles down from, proved at least the willingness to serve a different master than Lebanon.
        Usually, the guy with the finger on the cell-phone-button is not the one with any ability to ‘reason’. But to find him might be tricky, and you need to go up a chain of command – and then listen to all the denials and theorists along the way. Who is going to give us the facts of the incident?
        And if they find a ‘made in Iran’ label in the physical evidence, considering how weapons float around all the time with dealers, it proves nothing unless there’s an attachable fresh finger-print on it.
        So .. speculation thrives. And politicians run with the best speculations. And because of ‘position’ may have better information available to them. So, one needs to consider again the veracity of a man.
        The 110 injured people are a fact. The dead are a fact. The damaged property is a fact. Who has the mind-set to do such a thing? Bashar seems to have have proven his willingness to blow up masses to make his point. You could say that is a fact. And Wissam was willing to present the facts – in all cases. At some point his ‘notes’ may point to a reason – as well as show some facts of his investigations.
        But would we call those ‘rumours’ too??
        Simple truth. Some want peace and no more randomized killings. Some don’t care for that.
        Geagea may be speculating too … but I think it’s rational speculation. What else can we use at this point?

  • 5thDrawer

    Simple truth came from Samaha. “It’s what Bashar wants.”

    • dateam

      think about it samaha was going to destroy lebanon from the boot of his car? this is bigger than samaha..he was a patsy set up again for political gains…theres a reason for wisams elimination which is alot bigger than samaha….again we have here politicians throwing rumours in the wind….where is gageas evidence…? isnt it politically convenient to just say things out loud? wisam also uncovered israeli spy networks so why cant it be the israelis either? so far again i just hear rumours with no facts either way

      • 5thDrawer

        Ok. Assume Samaha was lied to as well. Although good things come in small packages, what was in his boot couldn’t blow up ALL of Lebanon – even if we know (see) what a few pounds of explosive can do in a confined narrow street.
        But Samaha believed … and thus, his recorded words echoing the simple truth, which everything else trickles down from, proved at least the willingness to serve a different master than Lebanon.
        Usually, the guy with the finger on the cell-phone-button is not the one with any ability to ‘reason’. But to find him might be tricky, and you need to go up a chain of command – and then listen to all the denials and theorists along the way. Who is going to give us the facts of the incident?
        And if they find a ‘made in Iran’ label in the physical evidence, considering how weapons float around all the time with dealers, it proves nothing unless there’s an attachable fresh finger-print on it.
        So .. speculation thrives. And politicians run with the best speculations. And because of ‘position’ may have better information available to them. So, one needs to consider again the veracity of a man.
        The 110 injured people are a fact. The dead are a fact. The damaged property is a fact. Who has the mind-set to do such a thing? Bashar seems to have have proven his willingness to blow up masses to make his point. You could say that is a fact. And Wissam was willing to present the facts – in all cases. At some point his ‘notes’ may point to a reason – as well as show some facts of his investigations.
        But would we call those ‘rumours’ too??
        Simple truth. Some want peace and no more randomized killings. Some don’t care for that.
        Geagea may be speculating too … but I think it’s rational speculation. What else can we use at this point?

  • Hannibal

    ra2s el af3a rabiin el shaam… Cut it and the snake will dry out… including the yellow rattle snake… Lebanese wear your boots… 

  • Hannibal

    ra2s el af3a rabiin el shaam… Cut it and the snake will dry out… including the yellow rattle snake… Lebanese wear your boots…