"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, June 13, 2016

Lebanese Politicians Condemn Bank Blast in Capital- Naharnet

Lebanese politicians slammed on Monday the latest bombing attack that targeted the HQ of a reputable Bank in the capital Beirut a day earlier.
“We denounce the Orlando and Beirut attacks. They only make us more determined to continue our joint fight against takfiri terrorists,” Lebanon's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stated that the banking sector in Lebanon must abide by the International banking laws despite everything.
“The banking sector in Lebanon must stay linked to the International Banking System despite everything,” said Geagea via Twitter.
“We are still waiting for the investigation results of the bombing that targeted BLOM Bank Sunday evening. The issue is very delicate,” added the LF chief.
“I hope that the Central Bank of Lebanon and the Association of Banks in Lebanon take the necessary measures in that regard,” he added.
“The banking sector is the mainstay of the Lebanese economy and it is unacceptable to expose it to threats for anyone's sake,” concluded Geagea.
For his part, Speaker Nabih Berri pointed out that the bombing aims to destabilize Lebanon and Hizbullah.
“The evil hands tried to destabilize Lebanon first and Hizbullah second,” said Berri.
“I urge everyone not to jump to conclusions or be driven behind suspicious schemes,” added the Speaker.
A bomb blast rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital late Sunday, with the interior minister saying the target was a major bank.
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said that a bomb containing about 3-4 kilos of explosives had been “placed behind the back wall of BLOM Bank.”