ebanese Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn ...Syria Info Correct, His Sources: Beware of Secret Papers http://en.moqawama.org/essaydetails.php?eid=16198&cid=274
Lebanese Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn stressed that "his last week revelations concerning the infiltration of "al-Qaeda" members from Lebanese town Arsal to Syria are correct.""My declarations last week were not a product of speculation, but they were based on information we received, which we thought was prudent to reveal to the public," he stressed.Confirming that he was trying to highlight the dangers against Lebanon's security and stability, the minister viewed in his statement that "the criticism that was directed against me has been approached from a sectarian perspective, making it appear as if I was targeting a specific sect or the dignity of the town.""We know that the Lebanese, regardless of their sectarian affiliations, reject and combat terrorism," he added.Considering that "those questioning his statements are doing so in order to fulfill political purposes," Ghosn stated that "the army and security forces are performing their duties in tackling the security situation which should motivate the people to support the army and its role in defending Lebanon.""Ghosn, from his position as a defense minister, represents the political reference for the army," "as-Safir" commented adding that "if someone did not like the ministers' words, they might respond without fooling people and burying their heads in the sand."Sources close to Ghosn alerted to the daily that the information he revealed is only a little of what he owns.Noting that "the political team that belongs to him has certain information about how the smuggling of arms to Syria took place, and to what side they belong," sources reflected to "as-Safir" that "it may be necessary to detect some of these papers if the attack continues on the minister of defense."