Thursday, March 03, 2016

Anne Barnard on Saudi-Lebanese relation: she left out the most important element of the story

This long article leaves out the most important part, which is covered by Robert Fisk--of all people--despite the fact that the Saudis are the sponsors of his friend, the corrupt, Walid Jumblat: "And then there is the unfortunate case of “Prince Captagon”, the Saudi royal family member still in a Lebanese prison for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs on to his private jet at Beirut airport last year. 
The moment he was arrested, the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon called up the Lebanese foreign minister and haughtily announced that his immediate release was a “political” imperative. "