Story for Al Arabiya English
Beirut: The footage is grainy and distorted but the figure that leans into the frame is unmistakable. The audio, too, is clear as the man describes the plan to place explosives to kill leading Lebanese Christian figures, bomb iftar meals and start a sectarian conflict. He’s easily recognizable, not an unknown militant or hardline revolutionary. The man is Michel Samaha, a former minister in a number of Lebanese cabinets and a prominent politician.