Jumblatt: Chatah’s murder is a message against moderation"

chatah assassination 2Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt described the assassination of former Minister Mohammad Chatah ” a negative message to the moderate politicians in Lebanon.

“The assassination of Dr. Chatah is a negative message to all the moderates and should be received with [restraint],” Jumblatt said in a statement on Friday.

“It is a very negative message to all those who [act] wisely and should be faced with more [acts] of wisdom.”

The PSP leader also said that the assassination was an act of terrorism that killed “a distinguished personality and statesman” who “adopted the language of dialogue, rationality and moderation.”

Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, died Friday when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut as he was heading to a March 14 meeting at Future Movement Saad Hariri’s residence in Downtown Beirut .

The blast killed five others and left 71 wounded, Lebanon’s health ministry said. Cars were burned beyond recognition as a wall of flames and thick black smoke shot up from the blast site.

Chatah’s bodyguard, Mohammed Badr, was among those killed, National News Agency said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Chatah was a close advisor of Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri and an outspoken critic of the Syrian regime and of Hezbollah.

  • Tk

    Jumblatt, you wanted hizbullah and here you go with your moderation

  • Tk

    Jumblatt, you wanted hizbullah and here you go with your moderation

  • bypest

    Billionaire who used his wealth not for Lebanon but for financing terrorists and his prostitute ring, of course. RIP in pieces.

    • nagy_michael2

      I hope you rip in pieces you and your masters in Tehran and Damascus. we have enough of you killings and God will bring his wrath on you soon inshallah. You always accuse your enemies of either Takfiris, israelis agents or something else. the man was a descent human beings and wanted nothing but peace and prosperity for his country. Just like Imam Moussa Al Sadr. But Libya, Iran and Syria killed him because he didn’t follow their path. That’s why those countries never followed his trail to see who really killed him. Because they will be running in circles to catch their tails.. You are evil man and I hope you rot in hell.

      • hezzies are terrorists

        Well said. Pest is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

      • bypest

        I would say the same to you and your masters in Riyadh but I do not wish death upon innocent people. I think it is the position of everyone that assassinations are vice, and that when they must be utilized to achieve political ends the right people should be targeted. Chatah would have been amongst the last people on my relatively long list in this regard so I doubt the involvement of professional actors (Damascus and such) by virtue of this.

        If not a Mossad operation or even an inside job, it was probably the work of terrorists who acted via their own volition. Even if this were a hit ordered by Nasrallah himself to avenge Laqis, which I believe would be a disgrace to his name to equate him to such a fleabag as Chatah, I do not mourn his death nor the continuing destruction of his beloved Al Nusra, who he would have running Lebanon were it not for Hizballah’s martyrdom, in Syria.

        • nagy_michael2

          First I do not care about Saudi Arabia and I never liked them anyway. stop in your track before you accuse me of utter stupidity. Its always mossad or he killed himself according to M8 backward mentality. So why every time the ISF asks for communication information and cell calls, the Aouni Minister denies the request. I could careless about Al nusra or takfiris. to me they’re the same as hezbollah and they’re the worshipers of the Devil Lucifer. same as you and your arrogant bastards in Tehran and Damascus. Killing Shatah was not to avenge Laqis its same stereotypes they’re following like the leader of North Korea. kill someone to silence the critics.. many shiites are inflamed because of these killings but this another one to silence them and make them follow hezbollah and die like sheeps in Syria and at the border all for the sake of Assad and Tehran. R.I.P Hezbollah because Israel will do a quick strike to paralyze them soon and afterward Iran will come next. Rest Assured you will be joining Laqis and Israel I am sure will let try to weaken hezbollah and get the Takfirirs to fight them. Therefore all Israel would do is sit and watch you and Takfiris die like dogs you are.

          • bypest

            I do not accuse you of stupidity but of representing foreign interest as much as you claim I do. It is known that our moderate, Lebanese loving Chatah was a member of Al Mustaqbal which propagates such lies about the war in Syria that it makes any decent man cringe reading it. Holy Al Nusra under the Saudi banner (Al-Qaeda) kills 10,000 Assadists and advances miles everyday according to their reporting.

            Hizballah has a lot of critics who doubt God’s plan and they will be forgotten in history. Hizballah does not stand for destruction for the sake of pillaging as their adversaries. God willing, this war will be over in due time and Lebanon may prosper as a result.

            It is the hope of everyone that this tinderbox of terrorism will not be lit, except you apparently. It is quite in the spirit of people like you to dream about Israel enforcing hegemony in the region; the enemy of my enemy is my love. How backwards, as a Christian who speaks of Lucifer you must have love for the Israeli regime akin to that of American fundamentalists. For Israel would do a good job repressing the Muslim people were it not for those willing to fight.

            What you say about Israel’s divide and conquer tactics is most certainly true, which is precisely why I doubt Hizballah’s involvement here. Hizballah is not currently at risk of losing stature in Lebanon, in so far as traditional politics are concerned, so to assassinate a politician would not be wise for it would do nothing but increase sectarian tension, something which Hizballah has proven itself not eager to promote in the country by blaming Israel, not the takfiris, for the death of Laqis for instance; Hizballah will not gain a seat from this but may gain another war. I maintain that this is the work of a non-affiliated group/person, with Hizballah ties perhaps but not acting under its auspices, if not outside actors. It is kind of like how the Iranian embassy bombing was not likely directly ordered by the princes of Saud; it was the work of a terrorist group with ties to those princes.

            It is certain that Israel is eagerly awaiting the inevitable terrorist response to Chatah’s killing and what escalates from there, something you would consider a precursor to a delicious civil war in Lebanon. How can you really say what you say about the destruction of Persia, and the development of Greater Israel, with a straight face?

          • nagy_michael2

            Listen man whenever there is investigation of anyone who opposes hezbollah or have something on them. The communication information is denied simple and clear. If it is always been Israel then what is the Aounist minister is blocking the information from going to ISF or investigators? why when there is a crime committed against hezbollah or iranian embassy all culprits either discovered or their connections was uncovered in less than 3 days. Its been 8 years and all Pro M 14 figures Hezbollah have not discovered who killed them. I am lebanese and i only care about Lebanon. Not israel, not syria, not iran, not saudi arabia and certainly not takfiris. if you had some difference in opinion with the martyrs that doesn’t mean you wish them to R.I.P in pieces.. anyone who says and think that way then he is KAFER and therefore a group of you makes you TAKFIRIS.. if Israel did it, then why are you happy about his death?

  • bypest

    Billionaire who used his wealth not for Lebanon but for financing terrorists and his prostitute ring, of course. RIP in pieces.

    • nagy_michael2

      I hope you rip in pieces you and your masters in Tehran and Damascus. we have enough of you killings and God will bring his wrath on you soon inshallah. You always accuse your enemies of either Takfiris, israelis agents or something else. the man was a descent human beings and wanted nothing but peace and prosperity for his country. Just like Imam Moussa Al Sadr. But Libya, Iran and Syria killed him because he didn’t follow their path. That’s why those countries never followed his trail to see who really killed him. Because they will be running in circles to catch their tails.. You are evil man and I hope you rot in hell.

      • hezzies are terrorists

        Well said. Pest is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

      • bypest

        I would say the same to you and your masters in Riyadh but I do not wish death upon innocent people. I think it is the position of everyone that assassinations are vice, and that when they must be utilized to achieve political ends the right people should be targeted. Chatah would have been amongst the last people on my relatively long list in this regard so I doubt the involvement of professional actors (Damascus and such) by virtue of this.

        If not a Mossad operation or even an inside job, it was probably the work of terrorists who acted via their own volition. Even if this was a hit ordered by Nasrallah himself to avenge Laqis, which I believe would be a disgrace to his name to equate him to such a fleabag as Chatah, I do not mourn his death nor the continuing destruction of his beloved Al Nusra, who he would have running Lebanon were it not for Hizballah’s martyrdom, in Syria.

        • nagy_michael2

          First I do not care about Saudi Arabia and I never liked them anyway. stop in your track before you accuse me of utter stupidity. Its always mossad or he killed himself according to M8 backward mentality. So why every time the ISF asks for communication information and cell calls, the Aouni Minister denies the request. I could careless about Al nusra or takfiris. to me they’re the same as hezbollah and they’re the worshipers of the Devil Lucifer. same as you and your arrogant bastards in Tehran and Damascus. Killing Shatah was not to avenge Laqis its same stereotypes they’re following like the leader of North Korea. kill someone to silence the critics.. many shiites are inflamed because of these killings but this another one to silence them and make them follow hezbollah and die like sheeps in Syria and at the border all for the sake of Assad and Tehran. R.I.P Hezbollah because Israel will do a quick strike to paralyze them soon and afterward Iran will come next. Rest Assured you will be joining Laqis and Israel I am sure will let try to weaken hezbollah and get the Takfirirs to fight them. Therefore all Israel would do is sit and watch you and Takfiris die like dogs you are.

          • bypest

            I do not accuse you of stupidity but of representing foreign interest as much as you claim I do. It is known that our moderate, Lebanese loving Chatah was a member of Al Mustaqbal which propagates such lies about the war in Syria that it makes any decent man cringe reading it. Holy Al Nusra under the Saudi banner (Al-Qaeda) kills 10,000 Assadists and advances miles everyday according to their reporting.

            Hizballah has a lot of critics who doubt God’s plan and they will be forgotten in history. Hizballah does not stand for destruction for the sake of pillaging as their adversaries. God willing, this war will be over in due time and Lebanon may prosper as a result. It is the hope of everyone that this tinderbox will not be lit, except you apparently. It is quite in the spirit of people like you to dream about Israel
            enforcing hegemony in the region; the enemy of my enemy is my love. How backwards, as a Christian who speaks of Lucifer you must have love for the Israeli regime akin to that of American fundamentalists. For Israel would do a good job repressing the Arab people were it not for those willing to fight.

            What you say about Israel’s divide and conquer tactics is most certainly true, which is why I doubt Hizballah’s involvement here. Hizballah is not currently at risk of losing stature in Lebanon, in so far as traditional politics are concerned, so to assassinate a politician would not be wise for it would do nothing but increase sectarian tension, which Hizballah has proven itself not eager to promote in the country by blaming Israel for the death of Laqis for instance; Hizballah will not gain a seat from this but may gain another war. Who does Israel support in Syria? The very Al Nusra terrorists which Al Mustaqbal romanticizes about. It is certain that they are eagerly awaiting the inevitable terrorist response to Chatah’s killing and what escalates from there. Mossad probably has a view editors on that damned website.

          • nagy_michael2

            Listen man whenever there is investigation of anyone who opposes hezbollah or have something on them. The communication information is denied simple and clear. If it is always been Israel then what is the Aounist minister is blocking the information from going to ISF or investigators? why when there is a crime committed against hezbollah or iranian embassy all culprits either discovered or their connections was uncovered in less than 3 days. Its been 8 years and all Pro M 14 figures Hezbollah have not discovered who killed them. I am lebanese and i only care about Lebanon. Not israel, not syria, not iran, not saudi arabia and certainly not takfiris. if you had some difference in opinion with the martyrs that doesn’t mean you wish them to R.I.P in pieces.. anyone who says and think that way then he is KAFER and therefore a group of you makes you TAKFIRIS.. if Israel did it, then why are you happy about his death?