Report: Year-Long Security Plan Requires 50,000 Members

Posted on: June 29, 2012 at 00:56
A one-month security plan launched by security forces on Wednesday requires 50,000 members if it were to be implemented the whole year, sources told As Safir daily.

“The worst part of it is that thousands of personnel are used as bodyguards for lawmakers, ministers, judges and embassies, which lead to a security drain,” the sources said in remarks published Thursday.

“They are being used for the prestige of important personalities,” they added.

Around 500 security officers are put at the disposal of four officials alone, a well-informed security source told As Safir.

Road closures in several areas on Wednesday raised doubt on the effectiveness of the security plan of Interior Minister Marwan Charbel.

President Michel Suleiman summoned the heads of security agencies to the cabinet session that was held at Baabda palace. He informed them that the government and members of the national dialogue provided them with the political cover to control security.

“Blocking the airport road is forbidden from now on,” he said.
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