Al-Fakhouri Returns

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    Muki

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    Why not? They might have killed him to say that smuggling Fakhoury was justified or else, he would have had the same fate
    What makes you think they care about justifying smuggling Fakhoury?
     
    Abotareq93

    Abotareq93

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    What makes you think they care about justifying smuggling Fakhoury?
    They want to show the world that HA are a bunch of criminals who assassinate their opponents and that's why, Fakhoury was saved by smuggling him.
     
    Abotareq93

    Abotareq93

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    I think the whole world is busy tackling the corona virus outbreak. Ma be3te2ed 7adan hammo b 3ameel zgheer 3enna. Doubt it...
    So, why did America b3ezz elcorona, smuggled Fakhoury and Trump thanked the Lebanese government for its cooperation?
     
    HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid

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    So, why did America b3ezz elcorona, smuggled Fakhoury and Trump thanked the Lebanese government for its cooperation?
    Just a guess, but it may have been more personal than geopolitical. (Shaheen is the US Senator who threatened a massive sanctions bill against Lebanon if he's not freed)
     
    dyyyy

    dyyyy

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    Just a guess, but it may have been more personal than geopolitical. (Shaheen is the US Senator who threatened a massive sanctions bill against Lebanon if he's not freed)
    The fact that the US protects Fakhouri is normal, the real question is why did Fakhouri insist on coming to lebanon ?
    And the way he was received at the airport means it was all pre-arranged before.
     
    HalaMadrid

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    The fact that the US protects Fakhouri is normal, the real question is why did Fakhouri insist on coming to lebanon ?
    And the way he was received at the airport means it was all pre-arranged before.
    Yes, that's the big question. Especially that his daughters have spent the past few months berating us about what an Iranian shithole Lebanon is, why did their dad go back in the first place and how? There's a lot of 1 + 2 = 5 in this whole thing.

    The US thing is not really true, he was definitely given different treatment (because of the Shaheen thing, but likely because he's very well-connected in general). Americans languish in jails around the world and senators don't lift a finger, much less threaten sanctions like the ones here.
     
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    illusion84

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    If he was really the deputy of Fakouri; then he could have been a potential witness in a trial.

    Killing him is a stupid vigilante act.
     
    Robin Hood

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    Yes, that's the big question. Especially that his daughters have spent the past few months berating us about what an Iranian shithole Lebanon is, why did their dad go back in the first place and how? There's a lot of 1 + 2 = 5 in this whole thing.

    The US thing is not really true, he was definitely given different treatment (because of the Shaheen thing, but likely because he's very well-connected in general). Americans languish in jails around the world and senators don't lift a finger, much less threaten sanctions like the ones here.
    The US sees Lebanon through Israeli eyes and Trump keeps sucking up to Israel.
     
    The_FPMer

    The_FPMer

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    They want to show the world that HA are a bunch of criminals who assassinate their opponents and that's why, Fakhoury was saved by smuggling him.
    It was done to calm down the M8 street after the uproar from the release of Fakhoury.
     
    NewLeb

    NewLeb

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    The US sees Lebanon through Israeli eyes and Trump keeps sucking up to Israel.
    Nonsense, as America has gotten back over a dozen released prisoners from different countries ever since Trump became president, most having nothing to do with Israel.

    The US simply isn’t going to have Lebanon (which is essentially ruled by an Iranian proxy nowadays) to do as it pleases with its citizens. Who do these bozos think they are, trying to act like they’re the dispensers of justice, when known war criminals are political leaders?
     
    NewLeb

    NewLeb

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    On a completely different note, perhaps the release of Fakhouri can pave the way to some form of compromise with Israel. The only Lebanese class who really have a problem with the Jews nowadays are the Shiites. Sure, you have some Christian Lebanese who like to play the whole “anti-Zionist” thing, but let’s be honest with ourselves, nobody really cares besides Hezbollah.

    But Lebanon’s political destiny shouldn’t be dependent on what a specific party thinks about the country’s foreign relations.
     
    Muki

    Muki

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    Nonsense, as America has gotten back over a dozen released prisoners from different countries ever since Trump became president, most having nothing to do with Israel.

    The US simply isn’t going to have Lebanon (which is essentially ruled by an Iranian proxy nowadays) to do as it pleases with its citizens. Who do these bozos think they are, trying to act like they’re the dispensers of justice, when known war criminals are political leaders?
    I agree.
     
    Muki

    Muki

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    On a completely different note, perhaps the release of Fakhouri can pave the way to some form of compromise with Israel. The only Lebanese class who really have a problem with the Jews nowadays are the Shiites. Sure, you have some Christian Lebanese who like to play the whole “anti-Zionist” thing, but let’s be honest with ourselves, nobody really cares besides Hezbollah.

    But Lebanon’s political destiny shouldn’t be dependent on what a specific party thinks about the country’s foreign relations.
    Agreed.
     
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