On Sunday, Hariri called a Lebanese reporter, who was en route to a vacation, to invite her to interview him in Riyadh for his Future television station. Looking drawn, Hariri claimed that he was "free" to leave Saudi Arabia. "I was silent in order to allow people to absorb and reflect on the resignation and its repercussions," he said. Hariri added that he might return to Beirut "within days" to fulfill the constitutional requirements of resigning--adding the caveat that "necessary security arrangements" had to be made first. He certainly has legitimate safety concerns. Hariri's father, Rafiq, a former Prime Minister, was assassinated in a car bombing, in 2005, which launched Lebanon's Cedar Revolution--a precursor to the start of the Arab Spring, in 2011.