CounterTerrorism & Homeland Security

Former Lebanese Justice Minister: We Will Seek International Help to Liberate Lebanon from Hizbullah [Video]

Lebanese politicians Ashraf Rifi, former Minister of Justice and former General-Director of Lebanese Internal Security Forces, said in a February 13, 2022 interview on MTV (Lebanon) that with regard to Hizbullah, the Lebanese people are in a situation similar to the Nazi occupation of France. He said that the “free people with principles” in Lebanon should follow the example of the French Resistance and seek international help to liberate their country. He also said that Hizbullah and its Hassan Nasrallah will be put on trial for high treason and for robbing public funds, like Marshal Pétain and the Vichy government were put on trial after World War II. In addition, Rifi referred in the interview to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s speech in which he teared up while announcing that he was retiring from politics. Rifi said that leaders should not cry, and must remain steadfast. For more information about Ashraf Rifi, see MEMRITV clips nos. 8774, 8204, 5363, and 4893.