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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

A brief of today’s news bulletin:

  • Why does Nasrallah get disturbed whenever he talks about August 4 disaster? Is the nitrate the reason?
  • Patriarch Rahi does not accept that a group decides peace and war outside legitimacy
  • Mufti Derian: There is no place for strife among Muslims and Lebanese in Lebanon

Once again, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah surprises us negatively. Hassan Nasrallah allows himself to speak and give his opinion about all matters, even in the work of the judiciary. Is this normal? Is it permissible for a politician to discuss a judicial investigator in his work? Rather, is it permissible to accuse him of politicization and lack of unity of standards even though the relevant judicial investigator has not finished his probes and has not yet issued his indictment.

It is a new heresy from Hezbollah, in addition to the many heresies it introduced into political life not only in Lebanon but across the globe. When was the judicial decisions discussed in the media, and how a politician would dare to ask a judicial investigator in a major crime to publish the technical investigation as Nasrallah demanded yesterday. Doesn’t Nasrallah know that publishing any investigation is within the authority of the investigator only? And that the latter alone knows when he should publish it, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the investigation and its seriousness?

In any case, Hezbollah’s relationship with the judiciary is weird. When Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was martyred, the party rejected the Arab investigation, then opposed the international investigation and did not recognize the international court. They demanded at that time, a local investigation and a Lebanese trial to avoid politicizing the case. Nasrallah is for the second time and in a major crime rejecting the Lebanese judiciary and accusing the judicial investigator of politicization. So let Nasrallah tell us which court and what judge he wants, and which law should be applied to the port crime in order to be satisfied?

We do not know why Nasrallah gets disturbed and confused whenever he talks about August 4 disaster and about investigation. Is the reason behind this confusion the ammonium nitrate?

Is he afraid of knowing who brought, who guards, and who exported nitrates to Syria, just as he was afraid of knowing who planned, who carried out and who participated in the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is true that today is similar to yesterday?

  • Sawt Beirut International