Monday is the date when Berri as promised a million times will incur the bill to release Geagea and the prisoners of Majdal Anjar and Dinnieh. As we all await Monday, it might just not come and let me explain why...
There has been this vagueness about this issue from Berri's side, a vagueness to set a time and date, a vagueness in their statements. The last I've heard was Amal's MP Khalil saying that the bill will be tabled in the Parliament once a government is formed and blessed (not by Lahoud only, but by the Parliament). This ambiguity is dangerous.
But there's more...
On Kalam Innass two days ago, Charles Ayoub, the editor-in-chief of Addiyar, voiced his concern that pegging the issue of Majdal Anjar to Geagea's release, and in the light of Elias Murr's assassination attempt, was intentionally done as a stalling tactic.
We've read the news and learned that Muslim extremists might just be behind the assassination attempt as they hold a grudge against Murr who rounded up a cell in Majdal Anjar during his stint as Interior Minister.
With this sticky issue on the surface now, how will the Geagea issue be passed? It's clear that Geagea is imprisoned for charges that he has been proven innocent from. And aren't Geagea's release and Majdal Anjar two different, separate issues?
I remember once Elias Murr during a press conference from Aoun's house said clearly that he believes the two issues are separate...So it's clear that they are separate. Why then were they lumped together? And who lumped them? I would like to get your insights.
Finally, it's in the press today: there are rumors that the Monday session might just be postponed to accomodate the new government, if Lahoud blesses the lineup over the weekend.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."