Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces’ Intelligence branch has discovered that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s media adviser Buthaina Shaaban is involved in former minister Michel Samaha’s terror plot, MTV reported on Friday.
MTV quoted senior sources as saying that the ISF’s Intelligence Branch has forwarded a report including Shaaban’s name to the military prosecutor’s office, which in turn would refer it to the military investigative judge after studying it.
The report includes an analysis of data from Samaha’s phone calls in Damascus. It proves Shaaban’s involvement and knowledge, along with senior Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, of Samaha’s plans to bring explosives from Syria and detonate them in north Lebanon.
“Samaha called Shaaban and informed her of the steps he intended to make,” MTV sources reported.
Lebanese judicial authorities have charged Samaha and Mamlouk with forming a group to commit terrorist crimes in Lebanon.
Explosives that were transported from Syria by former Minister Samaha were discovered by the Internal Security forces last August .
The evidence of Michel Samaha terrorist plot seems overwhelming, and the former minister appears to have confessed on tape to plotting to target Christian leaders with the aim of blaming Sunni extremists and cementing the Christian community’s support for Assad’s supposedly secular regime.
According to Lebanese security sources, when asked why he would do such a thing, the former minister replied, “This is what Bashar wants.”
Following the discovery of the explosives that were transported from Syria by former Minister Samaha , Suleiman congratulated the Internal Security forces and announced that he is waiting for a phone call from Syrian President Bashar Assad about Mamlouk’s alleged participation in a terrorist plot with Samaha.
It appears that Suleiman is still waiting.