MP Habib slams Karami over STL statement

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MP Farid Habib who represents the Lebanese Forces in the parliament slammed on Sunday Sports and Youth Minister Faisal Karami’s statement over STL in which he reportedly said “a convicted criminal… is lecturing shamelessly about justice,” a reference to LF leader Samir Geagea.

“It is not strange that a minister in Hezbollah’s cabinet…is targeting Geagea,” National News Agency quoted Habib as saying.

Karami slammed the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) , stressing that no tribunal will be able to carry out its investigations without a unanimous agreement on its credibility, professionalism and neutrality.

“The national consensus on the tribunal was gone since long time ago due to a series of mistakes and a behavior that didn’t comply with the minimum reputable standards,” Karami said during a dinner in honor of Arab Union Lawyers delegations on Friday

Habib also said that Karami is taking the initiative to satisfy Hezbollah and Syria “to pay the bill” for being appointed a minister.

“One of Karami’s assigned tasks is to target the LF and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon … in an attempt to show that not only Hezbollah wants to cancel the tribunal.”

Karami was appointed as a minister in the cabinet after Hezbollah insisted on including him and after Speaker nabih Berri agreed to sacrifice one of the Shiite seats in Karami’s favor . Karami is a Sunni and there are 7 Sunnis in the cabinet versus 5 Shiites.

During a press conference in Tripoli last month Maan Karami, brother of former Prime Minister Omar Karami, said that the Karami family does not accept “charity” from anyone in Lebanon and is not honored for being represented by his nephew Faisal Karami

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

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued the indictments in the assassination of Lebanon’s former PM Hariri on June 30. An STL delegation met with Lebanon’s state prosecutor Said Mirza and handed him a copy of the Lebanon portion of the indictment and the arrest warrants. Two of the suspects Mustafa Badreddine and Salim Ayyash are reportedly senior members of the Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah while the other two Hassan Aneissy, also known as Hassan Issa, and Assad Sabra played a supporting role in the execution of the assassination.

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10 responses to “MP Habib slams Karami over STL statement”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    “…. without a unanimous agreement on its credibility, professionalism and neutrality”
    Excuse me … ‘The World’ in general already states this is true of the International Court … why do they need Lebanon to verify it? That’s why Lebanon went to the Hague in the first place (credibility, professionalism and neutrality couldn’t be found at home) isn’t it? And once accepted by that court, what was begun will not be stopped. No use wasting any more time debating it.

  2. Fadi81 Avatar

    lol…Crimes against foreign animals in defense of Lebanon perhaps, but thats about it…Not one member of M8 can ever amount to being the Man Dr Samir Geagea is, not even worth his shoe!….Not one of them is the Patriot this man is. Lebanon and the Lebanese can always count on him to defend Lebanon against the cancerous infiltration.
    Some men are cut from a different cloth, and those men are the real Lebanese! We are not like these strange men with foreign backrounds that have squatted and made our precious country their home/terror base.

  3.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    “…. without a unanimous agreement on its credibility, professionalism and neutrality”
    Excuse me … ‘The World’ in general already states this is true of the International Court … why do they need Lebanon to verify it? That’s why Lebanon went to the Hague in the first place (credibility, professionalism and neutrality couldn’t be found at home) isn’t it? And once accepted by that court, what was begun will not be stopped. No use wasting any more time debating it.

  4.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    lol…Crimes against foreign animals in defense of Lebanon perhaps, but thats about it…Not one member of M8 can ever amount to being the Man Dr Samir Geagea is, not even worth his shoe!….Not one of them is the Patriot this man is. Lebanon and the Lebanese can always count on him to defend Lebanon against the cancerous infiltration.
    Some men are cut from a different cloth, and those men are the real Lebanese! We are not like these strange men with foreign backrounds that have squatted and made our precious country their home/terror base.

  5. Patience2 Avatar
    Patience2

    Habib is much more the ‘criminal’ than Mr. Geagea, notice the results for Lebanon of Habib’s activities!

  6.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Habib is much more the ‘criminal’ than Mr. Geagea, notice the results for Lebanon of Habib’s activities!

  7. antar2011 Avatar
    antar2011

    as a lebanese from Tripoli i have to say that Karami is a shame and a disgrace.

    i always thought there has to be a catch in Hizbollah insisting that this moron of Karami to be appointed as minister..because HA does not do favours for the sake of Karami’s eyes…there had to be more to it then this….now with Karami’s declaration, i can see where he is leading up to.

    the bas****d!
    he will only bring violance and chaos to tripoli…somthing it really cannot afford.

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    Anonymous

    as a lebanese from Tripoli i have to say that Karami is a shame and a disgrace.

    i always thought there has to be a catch in Hizbollah insisting that this moron of Karami to be appointed as minister..because HA does not do favours for the sake of Karami’s eyes…there had to be more to it then this….now with Karami’s declaration, i can see where he is leading up to.

    the bas****d!
    he will only bring violance and chaos to tripoli…somthing it really cannot afford.

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