Hezbollah launches another attack against STL

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Hezbollah’s top official in south Lebanon Sheikh Nabil Qaouq has said that ignoring the evidence presented by Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah means insistence on the implementation of Israel’s strife projects in Lebanon.

The evidence that allegedly implicates Israel in Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri’s assassination is enough to allow the investigation to take a new course, Qaouq said during the Iftar.

“Ignoring or neglecting this evidence means insistence on adopting the wrong path and insistence on Israeli strife projects,” he said.

Another Hezbollah official, Sheikh Mohammed Yazbek said the party won’t allow anyone “to tarnish the image and reputation of the resistance.”

He believes it is Hezbollah’s “duty to defend itself when attacked through the international tribunal.”

He said Hezbollah does not trust the international tribunal because it has ruled out Israel’s involvement in Hariri’s murder.

It is not clear why Hezbollah officials are still making such statements specially since the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has already asked the Lebanese authorities to provide it with the evidence that Nasrallah presented last Monday and is awaiting its receipt.

Al-Hayat newspaper reported last Thursday that the office STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare sent an official written request to Lebanese State Prosecutor Saeed Mirza asking him to provide all the information in possession of Hezbollah in line with an agreement signed between the Justice Ministry and the STL Prosecutor.

Al-Hayat cited well-informed sources as saying that Mirza, in turn, passed on the request to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah via Wafiq Safa, Head of Hezbollah’s Coordination and Liaison Committee.

“This request includes the video material that was shown on television during the press conference, as well any other material that would be of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor in unveiling the truth,” Bellemare’s press release said.

The Office of the Prosecutor also invited Nasrallah “to use his authority to facilitate its investigation.”

“Away from the spotlight, the Office of the Prosecutor is pursuing its investigation according to the highest standards of international justice, in a neutral and objective way. The Office of the Prosecutor is led by the evidence and nothing else,” said the press release.

The Office of the Prosecutor said it has “the sole responsibility for the investigation and acts independently,” stressing that “nobody can influence its direction.”

“As such, it must pursue all possible leads,” added Bellemare’s request.

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25 responses to “Hezbollah launches another attack against STL”

  1. The charade continues by the opening statement of wahab two days ago now this cleric. What happen to practicing religion Not Politics!!!After all it is Ramadan, I suggest that this cleric follow his devotion and leave politics alone. Lebanon will better served without his utterance.

  2. thats really wierd that this statement is issued when the STL specifically requested that HA hand over any evidence it has.

    really bizarre how some people think?

    give them the evidence you have i mean how much clearer do you want it?

    if your evidence is strong you got nothing to worry about.

  3. i just wanna add that the STL maybe ruled out israel (if they did) cos at the time it didnt have any evidence to point to it.

    maybe with your evidence, it can actually state that maybe there is though its not hard evidence nut nonetheless, you can at least start the process and keep mounting any evidence you have against it.

    have these guys never been to court or watched law and order?

    1. The STL does not have evidence against anyone, yet that did not stop it from first accusing Syria, then exonerating the country and accusing Hezbollah in Syria’s place.

      1. The Lebanese accuse syria not STL, and till today the Lebanese people still accusing syria and others.

      2. Walid Khouri Avatar
        Walid Khouri

        ya zake if HA is accused (withTRUE evidence) it means it’s Syria. Tiizeyn be fard lbees…

  4. Prophet Avatar

    I’m Starting to believe that Lebanese people stick their finger up in the air every morning and see which way the wind is going, and then they throw accusations

  5. lol prophet i thought you were gonna say they stick it somewhere else ya zalami. 🙂

  6. Prophet Avatar

    Tony, I was counting on you buddy. I knew you’d read my mind. My 9 year daughter was sitting by me when I posted that. lol

  7. The STL did not ignore the ¨evidence¨!The STL asked for the ¨evidence¨! They are the ones who are ignoring the STL for their own reasons!

    1. George Haddad N.J Avatar
      George Haddad N.J

      The STL asked them to hand over the evidence and i see them so far stalling on handing it over. All they’re doing now dancing around and sending their cirminals one after another to bash and wear out the lebanese and the STL. The verdict will be out soon its a matter of security reasons the STL is waiting for. Once it feels it will publish the names, there is nothing hezbollah can do. All they can do of course is not hand over these thugs and criminals. And keep threatening everyone including the west and don’t forget their consipirator against Lebanon israel. they both conspire to destroy lebanon and pretend they hate each other. The word is out that israel has til dec. before it bombs iranians nuclear sites. Hezbollah has til Sept to avoid big political fallouts from the STL rulings. I see war is coming unfortunately and Syria is coming to defend Lebanon. Do not understand Wahab the rat who comes out to spread the news and tell us what might happen. Syria, hezbollah and israel will be in war soon and God knows how far it will go.

      1. Prophet Avatar

        George,

        I believe what ever evidence the SL asked for, is now in the hands of Lebanese authorities. They are responsible for providing that evidence to the STL.

        I can’t figure out what is it that you want. On the one hand you complain that HA is stalling, on the other hand, you are sure of when the verdict will come out, and what the verdict is. If that is the case, providing evidence or not, the STL is determined to indict HA Regardless. You seem to know who the guilty ones are before the investigation had started. I’m concluding that you are trying to score points here.

        You also indicate that the word is “out that Israel has until Dec before it destroys Iran’s Nuclear sits”. You have not shown any realistic analysis to support you claim, unless you have information that the public isn’t privileged to. My question to you is this; If your war predictions are true, and a war breaks out between Israel on one side and Syria and Lebanon on the other side, where do you stand? Will HA at least to defend Lebanon?

      2. Prophet Avatar

        Correstion; Last sentence should have said: Will You Support HA at least to defend Lebanon?

  8. Jean Haddad Avatar
    Jean Haddad

    I just read in the Kuwaiti newspapers bellemare will never question the Israelis because he knows well they will refuse as it would probably drag into the interrogation some important American players with Israeli influence.

    1. of course Jean, which proves Nasrallah’s point…not that Im saying that I know for a fact that they are innocent, b/c they might not be, but as far as Im concerned, Israel had a lot more to gain from this and there is not a chance in hell that they would be charged with the assassination of a figure like Hariri, France’s friend, hell the world’s friend. it would create a major shake-up in the region.

  9. Read the below article…

    Aparently, Nasrallah was hoping that the new prestented evidence will buy him another 2 years… But according to the below, STL will indict in a timely manner. So while they’ll look at his evidence, thay may have stronger evidence that would warrant an indictment within the next few months. So my feeling is that HA will not present the evidence unless they can gain a few years of further delay until they have another war with Israel. If they present eveidence, they may be caught in something that doesn’t add up in the evidence, leading to them being exposed of fabricating evidence to make it look the way htey want. Rather, could they delay the indictments, they could get into the next war with Israel and could claim that the STL indicted soldiers fell martyrs in the war, i.e. (i.e. “vanished” into Iran) the same way that others invlved in the Hariri murder disappeared voluntarily or involuntarily (i.e. Mughnieh and Ghazi Kenaan) disappeared…

    What H/A has not figured out is that the more they dig and cover up, the bigger it will blow up in their face at the end.

    Nasrallah has the chance now to surrender to authorities with all involved criminals and save HA and Shiaa’s strong status in government. I’m sure there are decent replacements within HA that the country can use… Everyone will come out a winner and we’ll have a strong army to defend the country and we’ll have proud people across the spectrum standing behind their country. Instead, Nasrallah is taking a path that will forever tarnish the image of HA and its accomplishments. Unfortunately, that’s what happens when someone is self-appointed to a seat in power with no expiration date… It is proven to happen everytime. Can Nasrallah be un-elected or is that just applies to the HA representatives in government and parliament? Something’s wrong with this picture, and it has to change… We need an insider to HA to push Nasrallah aside and make HA a political party rather than a military one.

    STL indictments will not be delayed, report

    August 13, 2010 ⋅ 2:17 pm ⋅ Post a comment

    Judge Daniel Bellemare , Special Tribunal for Lebanon( STL) Prosecutor has reportedly said that the indictments in the killing of former Premier Rafik Hariri will be issued in a timely manner, As-Safir newspaper reported.

    As-Safir said Friday that Bellemare’s remarks came during a meeting with Legal Counsel at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague earlier this week.

    It said Bellemare had informed the embassy official that he was not contacted by any Lebanese official with regard to postponing issuance of the indictment.

    As Safir , a supporter of Syria and Hezbollah has been leaking information about the STL on regular basis during the past 2 months. According to legal experts the leaks are intended to undermine the international court by distorting its image.

    The daily Al-Balad, however, quoted well-informed diplomatic sources in Beirut as saying that in view of Hezbollah’s revelations, the STL will postpone the indictments until the beginning of 2011.

    This comes after Hezbollah announced its readiness to hand over to the Lebanese authorities the footage allegedly intercepted from Israeli surveillance planes of the site of the assassination of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri prior to his murder on Feb .

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah , tried Monday night during a televised press conference to present evidence including footage he said came from Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) monitoring Hariri to prove that Israel was behind the assassination of Hariri. He also presented a confession from a suspected Israeli spy .

    Following Nasrallah’s presentation Bellemare, officially requested Lebanese authorities to provide all the information in possession of Hezbollah.

    1. so the STL asks for the evidence and gives HA the benefit of the doubt YET it is certain that it will the indictement in a timely manner.

      now how does anyone with half a brain even beleive that if new “evidence” or whatever you wanna call it comes to light and that STL has to look into it, that one can be absolutly CERTAIN of the time it requires to give a verdict when they haven’t even looked at the evidence yet.

      im sorry but you people are so naive.

    2. Prophet Avatar

      If the information in this article is accurate, it will reinforce HA suspicions of the STL. It will prove that the STL will not consider any evidence or leads provided by HA or anyone else. The STL would indict HA because it was established to do so

  10. what evidence are we talking about HA didn;t show any evidence at all because they have nothing to show and they don;t trust the stl the only trust syria and themself as they are the murders well no one buying your crap this time nasralla and the stl asked for the evidence you should instead you give it to them you are pre judging the stl is independant court and not israel so stop you bull

  11. Hezbullah does not trust the STL…the STL doesn’t care what Hezbullah think of it at all…Any indictment from the STL against Hezbullah will jump start a sleeping monster in Lebanon and everyone would hope at this point that the STL will not escelate the situation by ruling Hezbullah GUILTY of brutally murdering Rafic Hariri because then you can kiss peace in Lebanon goodbye for the next 10-15 years at least.

    Hezbullah beleives that they have presented NEW EVIDENCE related to the savage murder of Rafic Hariri…for some reason they are the only ones who beleive it is Evidence the rest of the world either totally disregard what Hezbullah had presented and a little minority (like the STL) has given Hezbullah the benefit of doubt and asked them to hand in the alleged evidence….

    Bottom line is things doesn’t look too roasy for either HEZBULLAH or Lebanon’s future.

    If it was proven by the STL that Hezbullah did kill R. Hariri and presented REAL compelling EVIDENCE that convinces the LEBANESE PUBLIC then Hezbullah will lose it’s political credibility and they will no longer have to worry about defending ‘Lebanon’ from Isreal because they will have to worry from ‘Lebanon’ not embracing and recognizing them as protectors/resistance but rather as sworn enemies of every decent arab and Lebanese. Hezbullah cannot survive with all its weapons against the public in Lebanon if the public turned against them…. Now who do you think knows that other than me….emmm let’s see ….oh ya ISREAL… Isreal who failed to eliminate Hezbullah over the past 28 years by war COULD be trying to eliminate Hezbullah by turning its own people against him….by the way that is the only way Hezbullah could be ever eliminated… So guys their is a chance that the R. Hariri murder and the STL all be a consperacy theory woven by the Musad and the CIA to weakening Lebanon and its strong resistance…..

    All what I am trying to say we should all focus on unrefutable evidence to make our own minds as LEBANESE FIRST then seekers of the real truth before passing a judgement on Hezbullah or the STL…let the REAL EVIDENCE speak for themselves and when evidence is compelling enough little needs to be said further

  12. wow shou zaki inta. men wein hal esprit analytique taba3ak?

    2al israel has nothing to gain by killing hariri 2al!! LOOOL funniest joke ever. if you know nothing about politics, then dont talk about it

    1. Prophet Avatar

      I second that Cathy. Some people post, not to add meaningful contributions the debate, but rather to reinforce their own shaky opinions.

  13. interesting article I found regarding the US funding of the lebanese army in the washington post

    BEIRUT — After Israel and Hezbollah fought a war in 2006, President George W. Bush bolstered assistance to the Lebanese army to create a counterweight to the Shiite militia. Now, after a deadly clash last week between Israeli and Lebanese troops, some on Capitol Hill want to stop funding Lebanese forces entirely.

    The State Department has said that continuing to provide aid to the Lebanese army is in the interests of the United States.

    But amid growing protests in Congress, President Obama could soon face a dilemma: whether to abandon the institution-building effort Bush began because the army won’t confront Hezbollah or continue to fund the army to maintain stability and fight other militant groups it is willing to act against.

    A day before the Aug. 3 border fight between Israel and Lebanon, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, put a hold on $100 million in assistance to the Lebanese military because of his concern that Hezbollah’s influence over the army had grown.

    Lawmakers in both parties have also expressed frustration at the Lebanese military’s lax patrolling of the border with Syria and the continued flow of Iranian-made weapons to Hezbollah. Israel estimates the group has amassed an arsenal of 40,000 rockets, four times what it had during the 2006 war. The Lebanese military says there is no evidence of weapons smuggling across the border.

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said that after spending more than $700 million over five years on the Lebanese military, “it has become clear that assistance to Lebanon has not advanced U.S. national security interests.”

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) said the United States looked the other way for too long “as the lines between Hezbollah and the Lebanese military and government became blurred.”

    State Department officials say they do not plan to reevaluate their position on the aid. “We have an extensive military cooperation program with Lebanon, because it’s in our interest to have that program,” department spokesman P.J. Crowley said after the border clash. “It allows the government of Lebanon to expand its sovereignty. We think that is in the interest of both of our countries and regional stability as a whole.”

    1. my question is this: “A day before the Aug. 3 border fight between Israel and Lebanon, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, put a hold on $100 million in assistance to the Lebanese military because of his concern that Hezbollah’s influence over the army had grown.”

      Really? a day before? what a coincidence that this mofo is also jewish. how did he “predict” this incident?

  14. cathy do you now what the USA provide for the army our army have nothing at all and they only give a donation mean free cloth and m16 and some rubbish so why are you making a big deal about it the thing is the lebanese gov never bought anything for here army so why talking about the US you should be talking about our gov inside the need heavy arms so buy the dam thing and stop telling us about the US it not our goverment

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