Retired brigadier general in the Lebanese army, George Al-Saghir, praised the wise leadership of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and praised the qualitative leap he made in his country, and considered him the maker of the modern history of the Kingdom, and likened him to French President Charles de Gaulle, and to George Washington, the first president of America.
In an interview with the journalist Walid Abboud during “We want the Truth” program, Al-Saghir described former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s comment on his political activity as a blessed step, considering that he was one of the biggest corrupt in Lebanon, and that he had failed in politics.
In the same context, Al-Saghir said that the eldest son of the martyr Rafik Hariri, Sheikh Bahaa Hariri, should take over the leadership of the Sunni community, considering that he is storing his father’s great legacy, in addition to that he has not been “polluted” by the theft of public money. In this context, he praised his integrity, and wished that he would collaborate with the former minister, retired Major General Ashraf Rifi, in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Al-Saghir criticized the performance of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, describing it as corrupt, and in this context he touched on the scandal of PCR examinations at the airport, behind which is a company owned by Mikati’s son. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Progressive Socialist Party head Walid Jumblatt were also accused of corruption. As for President Michel Aoun’s battle with criminal scrutiny, Al-Saghir described it as “a battle in order to hide the corruption of the groups surrounding him.
The accusations of Al-Saghir also affected the governor of the Banque du Liban, Riad Salameh, as he considered that he was corrupt, but he saw that his trial alone would not be useful, as he must be tried with all the political class that participated with him in the process of looting state funds and depositors.
As for Hezbollah, it had a significant share in the episode, as Al-Saghir considered that it is not possible to build a state with its weapons, and considered that its Secretary-General had lost his mind and must be held accountable for the destruction of Lebanon and the Arab countries.