Interior minister calls Rifi one of the best officers in ISF

During an interview with Al-Balad newspaper on Sunday Interior Minister Marwan Charbel defended ISF Director General Achraf Rifi when he was asked to give his opinion about him calling him one of the best officers in the security forces.

“General Achraf Rifi is one of the best officers in the security forces.” Charbel said and added

“Rifi wanted to defend this institution and he sometimes had to adopt a certain attitude, but today we are defending all security institutions and if someone ever makes a mistake he will be punished but away from the media.”

Rifi came under attack by Hezbollah and its allies at Free patriotic Movement which is headed by MP Michel Aoun following the Ogero incident.

Reports have revealed that the reason behind former telecom minister Charbel Nahhas’ attempt to take over Ogero’s telecom network that was on the second floor of the Telecommunications Ministry was because of Syria.

There were rumors that the network which was donated to Lebanon by the Chinese was being used by the opposition in Syria, but according to experts the network has never been put into operation. The experts also believe that even if the equipment was operational it could not be of help to the Syrian opposition in any way.

Dr. Ziad Ajouz leader of the Free Nasserite Movement described Nahhas’ plan to dismantle the Ogero telecom station as a militia action. Ajouz said Nahhas was accompanied by Hezbollah gunmen to dismantle the OGERO station that is being always guarded by the internal security forces. Ajouz said that Nahhas got the password from Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nahhas represented MP Michel Aoun in the former government

  • 5thDrawer

    ” …but today we are defending all security institutions and if someone ever makes a mistake he will be punished but away from the media.”
    Wow. Nothing like admitting back-room decisions and covert operations (like bombs). Some truth there …

    But I love ‘AL-RIFAI’ … great nuts.  If there was a working telecom station, they might be able to advertise them.
      But then .. of course .. they went the Wallymarty way and got it from China.

  • Anonymous

    ” …but today we are defending all security institutions and if someone ever makes a mistake he will be punished but away from the media.”
    Wow. Nothing like admitting back-room decisions and covert operations (like bombs). Some truth there …

    But I love ‘AL-RIFAI’ … great nuts.  If there was a working telecom station, they might be able to advertise them.
      But then .. of course .. they went the Wallymarty way and got it from China.

  • 316909

    I bet you Aoun will lash out at the interior minister he chose in the next 48 hours.

  • Anonymous

    I bet you Aoun will lash out at the interior minister he chose in the next 48 hours.

  • Anonymous

    I bet you Aoun will lash out at the interior minister he chose in the next 48 hours.

  • antar2011

    “Interior minister calls Rifi one of the best officers in ISF”…

    i just want him to say this when HA ministers or MPs  are present.

    will he changes his mind? i wonder!

    i am sorry but no one believes words anymore… only actions speak mate.

    • 5thDrawer

      The BEST officer was the one who figured out the ‘telephone connections’ and networks of those in the plot against Hariri – smart & honest man – who was himself also bomb-killed after talking to the UN investigators. The UN had also been working on that, but were 18 months behind because they had not read his initial report.
        And we know why Hezzbolla wants it’s own telephone company.

      • antar2011

        eih wallah haydi ma3ak 7a2 fiya akhi.
        you got me on this one man.

        may Allah have His mercy on Wissam Eid..he was truely a genius.

    • libnan1

      If he says something good you complain and then if he says something bad you bitch. I think he should fire his ass.  Maybe Rifi ought to go and help the people of Syria ….  

      • antar2011

        i am sorry but…Aoun never says something good 🙂

  • Anonymous

    “Interior minister calls Rifi one of the best officers in ISF”…

    i just want him to say this when HA ministers or MPs  are present.

    will he changes his mind? i wonder!

    i am sorry but no one believes words anymore… only actions speak mate.

    • Anonymous

      The BEST officer was the one who figured out the ‘telephone connections’ and networks of those in the plot against Hariri –  who was himself also bomb-killed after talking to the UN investigators. The UN had also been working on that, but were 18 months behind because they had not read his initial report.
        And we know why Hezzbolla wants it’s own telephone company.

      • Anonymous

        eih wallah haydi ma3ak 7a2 fiya akhi.
        you got me on this one man.

        may Allah have His mercy on Wissam Eid..he was truely a genius.

    • Anonymous

      If he says something good you complain and then if he says something bad you bitch. I think he should fire his ass.  Maybe Rifi ought to go and help the people of Syria ….  

      • Anonymous

        i am sorry but…Aoun never says something good 🙂