"Draft charges hinting at Hezbollah in the 2005 murder of Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri are likely to be presented under wraps to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday"
The spin could also include an Iranian angle.
That, Iran conspired with Hezbollah to kill Hariri.
Israeli news is reporting the Iranian angle.
Ayatollah Khamenei gave the order. From there the order to murder Hariri was transmitted to Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's top commander at the time, by Quds force chief Qassem Suleymani. The sources said Mughniyeh and his brother-in-law, Mustapha Badr al-Dine, put together the hit team that carried out the attack.Convenient for Israel. And I am wondering if this bit of news is unique to Israel and it's anti-Iranian propaganda tactics?
I can't see any reason at all for Iran to have been involved in the Hariri assassination.
As I had said in my previous post, this type of decision could cause sectarian violence, pitting religious groups against on another, possibly driving Lebanon into a civil war.
Another nation, not Iran, would have a greater interest in seeing this happen.
Australian news is already reporting-
An 'International tribunal' investigating the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 is expected to submit a draft indictment for judicial review at The Hague today.With several senior members of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah likely to face charges over the murder.
The news out of Lebanon is interesting. Let's look at a few articles of interest.
Renaming Hariri as PM Impossible as Lebanon Cannot Continue with his Policy.
This from Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun
Renaming Saad Hariri as Lebanon prime minister poses a "serious threat" to Lebanon.
"There is a serious threat because renaming Hariri as prime minister is impossible," Aoun told a press conference at the end of an extraordinary meeting of his Change and Reform parliamentary bloc.
"Lebanon cannot continue with the Hariri policy which is destroying Lebanon," he said from Rabiyeh.
Michel Aoun also had this to say. A pointed message to the Druze leader
Walid Jumblat may be the kingmaker in a political game that could see Lebanon fall back into civil war.
In a message to Walid Jumblat, Aoun warned the Druze leader against going back to the old position.
"He cannot split himself, otherwise he would be returning to the wrong position," Aoun said of Jumblat.
First let's look at Walid Jumblat and the Druze party.
Hariri has gone to the Druze party looking for support.
On returning to Lebanon, Hariri went immediately to meet with a key powerbroker, Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. Al Nahar reported that Hariri told Jumblatt that "they have a gun pointed at my head and they want me to surrender."
Hence the message from the Free Patriotic Movement Party. Jumblat stop flip floppin, Saad Hariri is destroying Lebanon.
"The United States doesn't want to see Lebanon destabilized but there's little it can do to resolve the political crisis sparked by the collapse of the government in Beirut."
Nonsense. The US precipitated this crisis! They could have done a lot more to ensure that the agreement being worked on between Syria and Saudi Arabia would have born fruit. To keep Lebanon stable .But Washington did not want stability. Which is why Hilary and Saad Hariri axed the agreement (See, this post, for that news)
Why would Washington not want stability in Lebanon?
Which regional ally of theirs covets Lebanon's land and water?
The answer to that tells you exactly why Washington does not want stability in Lebanon.
Why of course, the answer is Israel. The biggest benefactor of discord in Lebanon is Israel.
It gives them a justification to launch an attack, to "secure the borders" of course..
But, what it really gives them is the means to steal land and get control of the Litani river
"Zionist interest in the waters of Lebanon goes back as least as far as the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 when Chaim Wietzman wrote to the British Prime Minister explaining that because of its water requirements, a Jewish homeland in Palestine must include the Litani River.
In the 50's, Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett recorded in his diaries that Moshe Dayan's plan for the control of the Litani River was to "'enter Lebanon, occupy the relevant territory' then the 'territory south of the Litani will be annexed to Israel and everything will fall into place.'" (Quoted in Amery, pp. 18-19)
This is not new or startling information. Put Israel Litani river in a search engine and see what you can find. I have made it easy for you, and take the liberty of doing so.
There is also the matter of Natural gas reserves.
I covered that dispute between Lebanon and Israel previously in a post dated July 28/2010
While offshore natural gas discoveries have spurred Lebanese and Israeli saber-rattling in a region widely viewed as rich in energy resources, a London analyst said it is too early to make categorical claims about the size and ownership of the potential reservoirs.
From foreign policy article- "I emailed Fareed Mohamedi, an expert on Middle East energy at PFC Energy, who in turn asked colleague Yahya Sadowski about the stakes at play. Sadowski indicated that there is validity to Lebanon's concerns that Tamar straddles the waters of both countries -- "They would all be tapping into the same reservoir,"