Foreign interferenceMarch 10, 2005 10:17 by ManagingTeam
Michel Aoun, a former Lebanese Prime Minister, told WorldNetDaily that Hezbollah’s rally in support of Syria was orchestrated–with a helping hand from Syria and Palestinians.
“This was not a Lebanese showing, and many of those who actually were Lebanese were not there because they support Syria. We know that at least three Palestinian camps were present. And there are 700,000 Syrian workers inside Lebanon, many of whom are not even supposed to be there. They were urged by Syria to attend so it looks like many Lebanese are protesting. Plus Syria bused in their own citizens from Syria through the border into Lebanon to join the rally.”
The former prime minister also accused Hezbollah and pro-Syrian Lebanese intelligence forces of coercing students and municipal workers to attend….
“Even watching protestors being interviewed, you hear they had Palestinian and Syrian accents. This was not the Lebanese people expressing their will.”
The rally denounced “foreign interference.”