Important lesson for Lebanon’s politicians here.
When you blame the usual scapegoat, make sure you know a little bit of background.
Lebanon’s Interior Minister Hassan As-Sabaa yesterday said Syria was behind the bus bombing in Lebanon last month which killed three people.
Lebanon has arrested four members of Fateh Al-Islam. What As-Sabaa didn’t realise was that Fateh Al-Islam is anti-Syria, and funded by Hariri.
And now a new revelation – Syrian Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majeed says they’ve already jailed one of the group’s leaders, Shaker Al-Absi. Syria says the group plans to carry out terrorist attacks in Syria.
He was since released, and Syria now has an arrest warrant out for him.
Shaker al-Absi, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, used to be in contact with the late Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.