Think Of That: August 2005

Think Of That

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Who would have thought?


After 30 years of injustice…

In a land where criminals ran free and innocents rot in jail…

In a land where lawbreakers are seldom caught and hardly ever tried…

In a land where corruption is deeply rooted…

An unprecedented event has occurred this morning:

Nine high-profile Syrian-linked suspects in the assassination of former PM Rafic Hariri were arrested. Among them were Brig. Gen. Jamil al-Sayyed, former chief of the General Security Directorate, Col. Ali Hajj, ex-commander of the Internal Security Forces, Brig. Gen. Raymond Azar, former commander of the army's intelligence service, Brig. Gen. Mustafa Hamdan, commander of the army's Presidential Guard Brigade and former pro-Syrian parliament member Nassir Kandil. (Kandil was in Syria at the time of the arrest but he came back and surrendered himself in the afternoon).

These, once very powerful figures during the Syrian occupation era are facing charges that could possibly lock them away for a very long time.

Let’s hope justice takes its turn this time and deliver us from the remaining tyrants who once ruled this country. It will certainly give March 14th the meaning it almost lost…