May 26, 2009

Did Hezbollah Kill Hariri?

The German magazine Der Spiegel dropped one heck of a political bomb on Lebanon a few days ago when it reported that United Nations investigators are now fingering Hezbollah, rather than Syria, for the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination with a car bomb in downtown Beirut on Valentine

Posted by Michael J. Totten at May 26, 2009 11:00 AM
"A rumor that the tribunal is going to end up issuing its indictments against Hezbollah, not Syria, has been floating around Beirut for the past month or so, and among highly credible sources. The impression I've gotten is that it would be largely a political move, a way to nail Hezbollah
Posted by: AZZenny at May 26, 2009 9:41 pm
You wrote: "If a potentially explosive accusation like this one were false, I
Posted by: Daniel at May 27, 2009 12:13 am
Der Spiegel's Erich Follath, the journalist behind the report implicating the Hezbollah organization in the assassination of former Prime Minster Rafik Hariri has stressed to Asharq Al-Awsat that he stands behind his report and that the documents cited in the germen publication's report were "original."
In a telephone interview with Asharq Al-Awsat Follath said, "The documents that I reviewed during preparation of my report were original, not copies." link

Posted by: Solomon2 at May 27, 2009 5:15 am
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