The recent clashes in Tripoli started with the arrest of Shadi Al-Mawlawi, a man with Al-Qa`idah connection. The arrest was widely condemned by the "pro-Western"--according to Western media--coalition of March 14. The other side revealed that the arrest was at the behest of the CIA. That embarrassed the sponsors of the March 14, so pro-Saudi/US media in Lebanon, LBC TV and An-Nahar, quoted US officials as denying that they were behind the arrest. Now, Sulayman Franjiyyah, revealed on New TV that the CIA was behind the arrest of the Jordanian suspect, and that led to the arrest of Al-Mawlawi. So the US government was being too cute in its propaganda through March 14 media in Lebanon.