File - Picture shows former Information Minister Michel Samaha, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese watched with shock and horror Thursday night as local TV channels broadcast videos showing former Minister Michel Samaha and police informant Milad Kfoury discussing plans to carry out bombings targeting Lebanese religious figures and politicians.The footage was taken by a hidden camera that Kfoury carried during several meetings with Samaha. A third video shows Samaha moving explosives from his car into Kfoury's in the parking lot of the former minister's house in Ashrafieh.Video one begins with Kfoury, who does not appear, speaking to Samaha. Dressed in a polo shirt and pants, Samaha walks, then sits facing Kfoury, in what appears to be a living room, and hands him a nylon bag containing money.Samaha (handing Kfoury the money bag): Here is the money.Samaha: There is no need.Samaha (nodding): ... You also have around 50 kilos or more, each 20 or each 30 packaged together.Samaha: They sent you the detonators.Samaha: Only two people know, Ali and the president.Video ThreeIn the third video, Samaha and Kfoury head to the parking lot of the former minister's house in Ashrafieh, where Kfoury is provided with the explosives.
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