Fatfat calls deployment of ISF in Dhahieh ‘dangerous’

fatfat ahmad  defFuture Movement bloc leader MP Ahmad Fatfat criticized the planned deployment of a “special security force” in the Hezbollah stronghold of Dahiheh stressing that such action will ultimately lead to the “division of the army and security forces.”

“Hezbollah will pick and choose the officers and [security] members that will enter Dhahieh… which is dangerous because it means returning to dividing the army and security forces,” Fatfat told Future TV news on Saturday.

Lebanon Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told An-Nahar newspaper in remarks published Saturday that the Internal Security Forces will call up two thousand reserve personnel so that the ISF can deploy in the Beirut area of Dahieh, where Hezbollah erected several checkpoints following a deadly explosion that targeted the area in August., according to a report by NOW .

“The reserve personnel will replace ISF personnel in office jobs, so that the latter can deploy in Dahieh on Monday,” Charbel said.

Charbel also reiterated his rejection of self-security measures taken by Hezbollah, and revealed that the parties in Dahieh have voiced their relief over the planned security measures that the ISF will take in the area.

Hezbollah has stepped up its security measures, mainly in its strongholds of Dahieh and Baalbek, after a car bomb attack rocked the Shiite party’s base on August 19.

Many politicians have criticized Hezbollah for its security measures, but Hezbollah officials have denied that they have adopted autonomous security measures with MP Mohammed Raad saying that the party had repeatedly urged the state’s security forces to assume their duties in protecting Dahieh, but these demands were not fulfilled, a claim that was refuted by Charbel who had stressed last week that only the state’s security agencies are entitled to set up checkpoints.

“It is shameful for us to obstruct the role of the state and claim that it is unable to protect us,” Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai said on Tuesday before traveling to Rome on a week-long visit to meet Pope Francis I.

“We must abandon our personal and foreign interests for the sake of Lebanon,” Rai demanded, in a possible reference to Hezbollah’s role in Syria and its allegiance to Iran.

Hezbollah elements told a journalist that they detained at a checkpoint last Saturday: “we are the state”

  • Andre

    WTF is wrong with these idiot politicians. This is very insulting – if they can’t stand up to HA, they should quit and let someone with balls, represent the people. I mean how stupid do they think the Lebanese people are!

    • The real lebanese

      There is not much they cand do without being hipocrits. If they say HA should disarm, they shouldn’t take up arms to disarm them. The army needs a general who has balls though. Khawagi seems to be pro HA.

    • master09

      If the Real Lebs care and are not stupid they would take to the streets day after day until this crap stops the bullshit and some real Lebanese leader to take charge with his/ her big balls yes even a she.

      • 5thDrawer

        More women would be even better … seeing what happened to the woman reporter.

  • Andre

    WTF is wrong with these idiot politicians. This is very insulting – if they can’t stand up to HA, they should quit and let someone with balls, represent the people. I mean how stupid do they think the Lebanese people are!

    • The real lebanese

      There is not much they cand do without being hipocrits. If they say HA should disarm, they shouldn’t take up arms to disarm them. The army needs a general who has balls though. Khawagi seems to be pro HA.

    • master09

      If the Real Lebs care and are not stupid they would take to the streets day after day until this crap stops the bullshit and some real Lebanese leader to take charge with his/ her big balls yes even a she.

      • 5thDrawer

        More women would be even better … seeing what happened to the woman reporter.

  • dateam

    Its damned if you do and damned if you dont…..the following is what charbel was qouted as saying…Charbel said there should no longer be self-security in the country, and explained that Hezbollah members had resorted to their own security measures “when the state was unable to provide such security.”
    “But now that this decision has been taken, the security forces will play their role,” he said…..In tripoli a similar thing happened after the bombing and these mp’s requested the the ISF instead of the army in the area did they not? Hezbollah will pick and choose the officers and [security] members that will enter Dhahieh… which is dangerous because it means returning to dividing the army and security forces,” Fatfat told Future TV news on Saturday. Lets not be naive we know who the isf belongs to…. and please when we say “returning to dividing the army and security forces” lets go through history from 1975 to recently in sidon and arsal and see who tried to divide the army? These $2 politicians like fatfat, daher and merhebi need to step back and let the army,isf and interior ministry do their job.

  • dateam

    Its damned if you do and damned if you dont…..the following is what charbel was qouted as saying…Charbel said there should no longer be self-security in the country, and explained that Hezbollah members had resorted to their own security measures “when the state was unable to provide such security.”
    “But now that this decision has been taken, the security forces will play their role,” he said…..In tripoli a similar thing happened after the bombing and these mp’s requested the the ISF instead of the army in the area did they not? Hezbollah will pick and choose the officers and [security] members that will enter Dhahieh… which is dangerous because it means returning to dividing the army and security forces,” Fatfat told Future TV news on Saturday. Lets not be naive we know who the isf belongs to…. and please when we say “returning to dividing the army and security forces” lets go through history from 1975 to recently in sidon and arsal and see who tried to divide the army? These $2 politicians like fatfat, daher and merhebi need to step back and let the army,isf and interior ministry do their job.