MP: Lebanon heading towards a government of vengeane


Following the meeting of Future Movement bloc which was headed by former Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora, MP Hadi Hubeish told reporters that Lebanon is heading towards a government of vengeance:

The other camp’s ( Hezbollah-led march 8 alliance ) conditions ignored all the ideas that they had demanded during previous government formations and their positions pave the way for a government of vengeance. ”

He added :” We are still awaiting clear answers from Mikati before taking our final stand.”

Earlier today he commented to LBC TV on the future of Lebanon under a Hezbollah -led cabinet and said

“The March 8 coalition exercises everything but democracy…its logic is that of threats.”

He stressed that Mikati’s cabinet will carry out the policies of Hezbollah-led March 8 and will confront the international community.

The Iranian- and Syria-backed Hezbollah brought down PM Saad Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s ( STL) indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005 .

Mikati, who was backed by Hezbollah and its March 8 allies including MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi, was appointed by president Michel Suleiman as PM-designate to form and head the next cabinet , giving Hezbollah and its allies increased leverage in the country and provoking widespread protests.