This is an interesting email circulating in Lebanon right now – it comes from Aouni circles (Free Patriotic Movement) and details all the assassinations attributed, rightly or wrongly, to Samir Geagea. Some of them are proven and generally known, others less so. I reprint the mail in full here:
HOW COULD ‘DEMOCRACY’ PROGRESS IN LEBANON WITH A TALIBAN GURU AS A MODEL?
BESIDES HARIRI INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL, A TRIBUNAL NEEDED FOR MOTHER THERESA GEAGEA.
MY GOLDEN ALBUM OF ASSASSINATIONS:
1- Former Prime Minister of Lebanon: the murder of Rachid Karameh.
2- Son of former Lebanon’s President Suleiman Frangieh: Tony Frangieh, his wife and daughter
3- I murdered Ghaith Khoury, Head of the Kataeb Iqleem of Jbiel. I sent Fawzi Rassi with a group after him at night. After shooting him to death, the group murdered his wife Noura in the hospital, after she survived the assassination attempt.
4- General Secretary of the Maronite Christian Patriarchate of Bkerki: the murder of Bishop Albert Khreich. I sent Georges Makhlouf, aka ‘Jarbouh’ who pulled the trigger, killed Bishop Khreish and ordered the guys to dump his body next to Hotel Printania in Brummana in order to relieve suspicion and blame President Amine Gemayel for the crime, but the body was thrown near Ghazir by mistake.
5- Son of former Lebanon’s President Camille Chamoun: the murder of Dany Chamoun, his wife and kids. That was in coordination with Syrian Intelligence chiefs in Lebanon Ghazi Kanaan and Rustom Ghazali who use to visit me in my Headquarter in Ghedras all the time. I was such a moron that I didn’t figure out that the Syrians were going to use me later on as a scapegoat for this crime and keep me 11 years in jail for it.
6- Lebanese Army: the murder of Brigadier General Khalil Kanaan. I personally sent Alec Eliyia who pulled the trigger and killed him. Then I silenced Alec by killing him, as everybody knows; a dead person will never speak up.
7- Lebanese Forces Military Infantry Leader: the murder of Dr Elias El Zayek
8- Lebanese Forces commander in Chief: Dr Fuad Abu Nader. Failed murder attempt, Abu Nader escaped shot and wounded in the leg instead)
9- Member of Lebanese Parliament Najah Wakim. It was a failed murder attempt. MP Wakim killed the killer, sent by Geagea, at the door of his home.
10- Commander of the Ashrafieh military barrack: the murder of Maurice Fakhoury. Fakhoury was killed by hatchets; his penis cut and put in his mouth, his body was thrown in the street for days. He was killed in such an unprecedented ferocity in a Christian neighborhood of Beirut.
11- Commander of the former Armored Division of the Lebanese Forces: the murder of Charles Korban. We picked him wounded from his hospital bed in Hotel Dieu de France, shot him and threw his body in the sea.
12- Commander of the former Berjawi military barrack in Beirut: the murder of Emile Azar.
13- Military Unit commander: the murder of Michel Israeli: I murdered him and threw his body in the sea to cover evidence
14- February 1990: Killing by hatchets of Lebanese Army Captain Antoine Haddad. I had to offer something to humanity, killing an officer by hatchets was a good idea after all.
15- Upon my orders, Toni Taan Rahme killed Lebanese Army Lieutenant Joesph Nehme in Hbaline. Nehme used to be the Lebanese Army artillery officer in charge of bombing the Syrian military positions in Batroun.
16- April 1990: I had to poison 3 Lebanese Army officers who were bothering me a lot. I sent few pretty girls with a ‘special poison’ to do the job. Officers Chamel Rukoz, Fadi Dawood and Dany Khawand were deadly poisoned. They had to be flown outside Lebanon for treatment & recovery.
17- A peaceful demonstration of civilians handling candles was taking place in a Beirut suburb called ‘Nahr el Mott’. I had to call the moron in charge Hamid Keirouz and authorize him to pull the trigger and spray them with bullets. The results were 23 civilians dead.
18- The four Iranian Diplomats were kidnapped on my order at the Barbara military Checkpoint, managed by Ragi Abdo, aka ‘Captain’. After a fight with Elie Hobeika on the priority who is to murder them first, we sent them to Hobeika to collect the glory.
19- The gentleman Khalil Fares from Rmeil was bothering me. I had to get him assassinated in the street of Ashrafiyah.
21- In 1986, he and his group murdered 500 Christians Lebanese in the street of Beirut under various justifications of collaboration with Syria. He later received in his office Syrian General Ghazi Kanaan and coordinated with him the murder of Dani Chamoun and the downfall of the Lebanese Army in Baabda the 13th october 1990. While the Syrian Army was progressing on Lebanese Army positions from the front, Geagea was busy with Syrian Intelligence chief Ghazi Kanaan shooting at the Lebanese Army back helping the Syrian Army progressing.
HOW COULD ANYONE FORGET?’