What a difference a revolution makes!
It's been a little more than three years since former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri traveled to Damascus to kiss and make up with his father's murderer
. Now, with Bashar al-Assad on the run, Hariri sees the opportunity to turn the situation into a rout against Assad's allies
as well (Hat Tip: Stacy McCain
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri blasted the government Thursday over its silence on recent clashes between Hezbollah fighters and Syrian rebels, accusing it of handing over national security to the party.
Meanwhile, Lebanese security sources denied claims by the rebel Free
Syrian Army that one of its battalions had struck Hezbollah bases in the
eastern city of Hermel near the border with Syria.
“What is happening on the Lebanese-Syrian border is extremely
dangerous, and most dangerous of all is that the Lebanese government is
[acting unaware] and allowing Hezbollah to take control of national
security,” Hariri said in a statement.
“Hezbollah is providing new proof of the use of illegitimate arms ...
The Lebanese government is [guilty] of keeping silent on this terrible
disregard for national security,” the head of the opposition Future
Labels: Bashar al-Assad, Free Syrian Army, Hezbullah, Saad Hariri, Syrian uprising