- Kuwait Times Extra
MP Waleed Tabtabaei dropped a bombshell on Kuwait just a day before Eid. I don’t know if he meant it as an Eid greeting for all of us after a long hot month of Ramadan. Or maybe he meant it as a joke or something else that I am not familiar with. I find it bizarre if he meant it as a joke. If he meant it as a greeting, it lacks the sense of humour. It is a totally different issue altogether if he meant it seriously. The honorable gentleman Tabtabaei claimed that “am army reserve unit of Shiites is currently buying weapons from Jleeb Al-Shuyokh and waiting for zero hour”. He claimed that their storage place is in a flat in Hawally. He also said that another store area is in a remote part of Kabd which is usually used for sheep breeding and farming.
The MP said that he provided documents to the secret police of the Ministry of Interior regarding his information. My question is: Why did he speak a day before Eid if he had such dangerous information which harms national security. Why was he waiting for Eid to drop the bomb on us. To believe him or not is another question. If he seriously had such documents that concern our national security, it was not wise to publicize it widely the way he did it. He should have immediately gone to the authorities and let them handle it. If he claims that the police failed to do anything, how would he know that? Maybe they are looking at the matter in their own way.
On the other hand, let’s leave Tabtabaei and his allegations alone, whether wrong or right. What about the Ministry of Interior? When an MP opens such serious claims, why we did not hear anything from the ministry – either commenting on it, denying it or saying that they are pursuing it. The complete silence from the ministry is unhealthy. A government spokesman could have easily appeared on public media to comment and elaborate on the topic. Another reason could be that the ministry thinks it is a trivial matter or that they take Tabtabaei lightly. Whatever the reason, the nation deserves an explanation. Do not tell me that the Eid holidays stopped you from doing that.
By Badrya Darwish
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