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Hariri Assassination By Suicide Truck Bomb Mitsubishi Stolen in Japan

by Oui Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 03:07:26 AM EST


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In cooperation with the United Nations, Interpol has sent three experts, including an analyst, to work with the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafiq Hariri¹ in February, the Interpol chief Noble said.

Rafiq Hariri - A Visionary for Lebanon

The police organization is also helping track down the Mitsubishi truck that was stolen [from a parking lot in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in Japan on Oct. 12 last year - Oui] and filled with explosives used in the murder. Tokyo failed to notify Interpol of the vehicle theft, said Noble calling the failure "an opportunity lost to possibly disrupt that attack".

Source Soj @EuroTrib

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"We submit that had that data been entered into the Interpol data base and had the Lebanese border control checked the data base as they frequently do, maybe that truck would have been prevented from getting into Lebanon," he added.

Lebanese army soldiers secure a position near Sultan Yacoub close to the Syrian border. Lebanon eased away from a looming confrontation over pro-Syrian Palestinian militant bases that the army has surrounded by vowing to find a solution through dialogue.  AFP/File/Ramzi Haidar

My prediction: Mitsubishi truck entered Syria through Iraq and traveled on to Beirut. UN investigation should look at possible Mossad involvement.

UN report »»

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Overall view of a meeting by the U.N. Security Council in New York. The Security Council unanimously adopted a tough resolution warning Syria to cooperate fully with the UN probe into the murder of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri or face international action.  AFP/Timothy A. Clary

Rafiq Hariri¹ Dossier - July 2001

When Lebanon's billionaire prime minister travels around Beirut, everyone takes notice. His limousine is equipped with a device designed to thwart would be car bombers by deactivating nearby cell phones, leaving a continuous trail of irritated bystanders in its wake. Whenever he leaves his residence, three decoy motorcades roam the streets to confuse would be assassins.

Most Lebanese feel a peculiar sense of pride toward Rafiq Hariri, though many will not readily admit it. In a country where political power has been thoroughly monopolized by outsiders, economic power commands a great deal of grudging respect and admiration. That Hariri is not a member of the traditional political elite and built his financial empire from scratch makes his ostentatious displays of wealth even more captivating.

However, the prime minister is also regarded by many as having sold the country to Syria and destroyed its economy during the course of his life-long drive to enter the ranks of Lebanon's political establishment.

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

Members of the Hezbollah guerilla group holding yellow flags of Hezbollah parade during the annual rally to mark Al-Quds Day, Jerusalem Day, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon on Friday, October 28. The militant Hezbollah group paraded its guerrilla army in Beirut in a massive show of strength to counter international calls to disarm, while its fiery leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah backed beleaguered Syria in the face of intense pressure over the U.N. probe into the assassination of a Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Propaganda and War of Words Between Israel and Iran on Explosives?

Iran propagates deadly roadside bombs in Basra and Iraq are laser detonated Israeli Bombs.

The Iranian exile groups and Mojahedin-e-Khalq terror group in opposition to Iran with support from U.S. and U.K. propagate in early stage, the existence in Iraq of infra red electronic devices for precision detonation of deadly bombs delivered from Hizbollah through facilitation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, supported by new elected President Ahmadinejad.

See also the U.S. propaganda trying to smear Ahmadinejad as the leader of the Revoltutionary Guard who held the U.S. Embassy personnel hostage in Tehran for 444 days in 1979 during Carter's presidency.

I find it most interesting what bomb making electronics were in the possession of the two SAS agents upon their arrest in Basra.

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Weapons Confiscated From SAS Covert Agents in Basra

Basra reading
Syria-Iraq Border, Tal Afar and Euphrates River Valley

France - U.S. Cooperation in Lebanon 1983
Barracks destroyed with suicide truck bombs.

Factions in Lebanon split in anti- and pro-Syria, all colors of religious background.

Influence of Hezbollah - Jerusalem Day.

Support of Iran for Hezbollah.

What is influence of Syrian ex-pats and Israeli politics.

More questions than answers for former French enclave.

Shia leader Al-Sistani in Najev, Iraq :: U.S. troops need to set timeline for departure.

If you don't solve the problem of the Palestinian refugees in the region, the Middle East remains a powder keg to explode in a moment's notice.

Originally posted in diary New Spielberg Film "Munich" ...

Insight In Mossad Operations ::
Countering Terrorism: The Israeli Response to the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre
and the Development of Independent Covert Action Teams

by Alexander B. Calahan  GS-12 Graduate Class
Master of Military Studies - April 1995


The purpose of this study is to examine the methodology of the covert action teams authorized by Prime Minister Golda Meir to find and assassinate those individuals responsible for the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic games in September 1972. Specifically, the study addresses whether the operational and tactical methods utilized in this counterterrorist effort were successful relative to the original operational objectives.


Interesting - Harari provided the team with only two principle rules of engagement prior to their deployment.

... The second principle was for the team to act with zero collateral risk. Harari made it clear that the unit was to ensure one hundred percent identification of the target before acting.

Using the Baader Meinhof Group by providing assets - the victims of terror in Germany will appreciate the Israeli funding of terror! This gang and the RAF were a scourge for Western Europe for more than a decade. With higher stakes involved, what are the Israelis up to and how far will they go? The Gaza bombing of an appartment building killing sixteen innocent Palestinians is an indication of permissable war crimes!

Also was Ali Hassan Salameh a CIA agent infiltrated within Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement?

Israeli Hatred Toward Palestinian People
Golda Meir ... Palestinian people don't exist
Religious Right parties in Israel's democracy for transfer of Palestinians across the Jordan river.

Binyamin Netanyahu's Statement:
"I do not believe a sovereign Palestinian state is an historic imperative, any more than the triumph of socialism - which the same leftist parties once touted as inexorable - was preordained. Nor do I think that Israel can achieve peace only by making egregious unilateral concessions."

Sharon's policy - architect of settlements on Palestinian land - agreement with GWB: exit from Gaza, keep parts of the West Bank.

Soj's Website for an excellent analysis on shortcomings in Detlev Mehlis investigation and UN report ::
Boxing in Syria: The Mehlis Report

  • Times Online: UN Office Doctored Report on Murder of Hariri ◊ by catnip

  • CFR - Who's Who in the Syrian Leadership

  • BBC Report - Iraqi bomb know-how 'from Iran'

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    Cross-posted from BooMan Tribune ::
    Thu Nov 3rd, 2005 at 06:44:18 AM PST

    Hereby I am answering neoconnedagain and his-her odd find of an anti-Zionist style report on laser detonated explosive charges. I am sad by the language used, but thought it worthwhile to look into the content. Here is what I found on another website --

    I get the shivers reading material on this website, I'll do a DNS & WhoIs to check its origin.

    1. 5 Marines Ambushed By Remote-Controlled Bomb

    2. Mercs Ambush Marines

    I have a vague recollection this event was reported but not pursued in MSM - perhaps useful to check a site like Daily Kos.

    Unbelievable? Please proceed below the fold »»

    I'm thinking of the propaganda initiated recently by UK Intelligence and MoD in Basra, accusing the Iranians of supplying electronic devices for detonation of precision remote controlled bombs used by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

    The Minister of Defense referred to the electronic devices as infra red. A dozen UK soldiers were killed by these new devices, links in with the capture of two SAS agents in Basra. Also puts a different light on the Hariri killing in Lebanon, only one intelligence service has managed assassinations in Lebanon these past 25 years: the Israeli Mossad. A mother of all smoke screens, using the expression of MP Galloway.

    Q. Motivation or purpose by subversive acts?

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."


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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 03:30:26 AM EST
    The Mehlis report offers a host of strong but circumstantial evidence that Syria and its Lebanese allies were behind the asassination. You suggest that it was Mossad based on... nothing. All you have is a truck stolen in Japan which you then speculate, without the slightest bit of evidence, entered Lebanon through Syria through Iraq.

    I have no idea of how the rest of this stuff is relevant  apart from a lot of it being also in the elaborate conspiracy genre.  

    by MarekNYC on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 04:46:46 AM EST
    You're right «tinfoil». Suggestion to read Soj's analysis.

    Now let's get back to the facts about Israeli and Mossad operations.

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 05:11:05 AM EST
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    Right after the incident there were rumors about a number of Australians leaving the Lebanon and traces of explosives connected to them. What has happend to this story? I haven't seen it mentioned anymore.
    by Fran on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 06:12:01 AM EST
    Lebanon Searches for 6 Suspects Who Left for Australia

    Lebanon said it is searching for 6 persons that left for Australia from Beirut airport just hours after the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri in the downtown of Beirut, leaving trace of TNT explosives on their seats in the plane.

    The Lebanese minister of justice Adnan Adoum said those persons have links to what he called "extremist circles" but without disclosing their identity or giving more details in order, as he stated, to preserve the course of investigations.

    At the beginning, the Lebanese authorities expected the hypothesis of the suicide operation but the size of destruction which was inflected by the explosion had gradually brought in the hypothesis of the use of strong explosives implanted on the road taken by Hariri's procession.

    Lebanon appealed for the experience of Switzerland in identifying the explosives and the DNA.

    Lebanon, Politics, 2/19/2005

    Lebanon 'thwarts al-Qaeda plot'
    BBC News - Sept. 22, 2004

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 06:53:56 AM EST
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    Republic of Lebanon

    President of the Republic General Emile Lahoud has assured everyone that Lebanon is well off despite all pressures exerted on it.

    On the implementation of UN resolution 1559, president Lahoud considered that its implementation would threaten Lebanon's unity and endanger its stability. "What is presently needed is the full implementation of all other resolutions that proceeded 1559. Once this is made, the implementation of 1559 would automatically follow."

    President Lahoud, who supported the right to return for Palestinians to their homelands, said implementing UN resolution 1559, before implementing all other relevant resolutions means targeting Palestinians and forcing them to settle in their host countries.

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 07:27:27 AM EST
    Lahoud Condemns Assassination of Hizbullah's official

    Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 7/20/2004
    Lebanese President Emile Lahoud condemned the crime of assassinating one of the Lebanese National Resistance men.

    Ghaleb Awali, an official of the Hezbollah militia, was killed in a car blast in the southern suburb of Beirut
     Hassan Ammar (AP)

    In a statement issued by the Media Department at the Lebanese Presidency, Lahoud said this crime is violation on Lebanon and it contradicts the principles Put by UN in south Lebanon, particularly the blue borderline.

    He held Israel responsible for this crime. In this regard, Lebanese Premier Rafic Hariri denounced the assassination of Ghaleb al-Awali. He expressed hope that investigations will bring those responsible to justice.

    Previous Stories:
    Berri calls for pressuring Israel to dismantle wall (7/7/2004)
    Nasrullah and the Lebanese resistance (7/6/2004)
    Lebanon files a complaint to the UN security council over the Israeli raid (6/9/2004)
    Israeli raid on a previous Palestinian position to the south of Beirut (6/8/2004)
    UNIFIL complained against Israel (5/12/2004)
    Mofaz refrains talking about prisoners exchange (5/6/2004)
    Israeli planes bombard south Lebanon (5/6/2004)

    Thoughts on Syrian politics, history and religion

    The IAEA and Mohammed el-Baradei say there is "No evidence for nuclear activity in Syria, contrary to early allegations by US Undersecretary of State, Bolton.

    Israel threatens to attack Syria due to the killing of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah following the crisis which started one day after the assassination of Ghaleb Awali. Washington has called for restraint from all sides.

    Israeli Propaganda Website on Hariri Killing

    The adulation showered on another Arab tyrant, Yasser Arafat, is part and parcel of the same syndrome. We don't care how many people they have murdered, or how many terrorist atrocities they have committed. We are only too happy to shake their blood-stained hands, and help them perpetuate their regimes and oppress their people, usher them into the Oval Office and recommend them for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Hopefully those days are over. This time Bashar Assad has overplayed his hand. The world is not prepared to condone rule by assassination, just as it is not prepared to accept terrorism. Maybe this time Lebanon will be set free and Hezbollah will be disarmed. Maybe a step will be taken to bring peace between Israel and Lebanon closer.

                  Declarations by
    The Government of Lebanon in Exile


    Updated: February 2, 2004

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 11:23:01 AM EST

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    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 12:35:59 PM EST
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    Israel and Hizbollah trapped in conflict again
    Robert Fisk - The Independent, 14 April 1996.

    ONLY a few hours after Israeli helicopters had staged their first raid over the southern suburbs of Beirut on Thursday, Hizbollah's local Manar (Lighthouse) television station showed an intriguing film, an interview with a Lebanese man, his face pixillated to avoid recognition but his voice all too audible as he recounted his life as an Israeli agent in southern Lebanon. He had, he said, married a woman who lived in the Israeli occupation zone in the far south of the country -- the strip of territory held by Israeli troops since 1978 -- and had been recruited by Israel on a visit to his wife's village.

    Lebanon 1982-1984

    It was unclear whether the man was a prisoner or a defector, but his information was specific. For months he had lived in the area north of Israel's occupation zone, amassing details of Hizbollah's movements and equipment. On a set of photographic maps provided by the Israelis, he had carefully marked the home of each Hizbollah member. He had communicated this information, he said, through an E-mail system that operated on Israeli-provided equipment which he kept hidden in the cabinet of his television set.

    Amid the blood and rhetoric of this latest, wearingly familiar, war in Lebanon, Hizbollah was sending two messages over its TV station: that the historical background to the conflict is being ignored -- in some cases deliberately -- and that the Israelis had been planning this operation for months, just as Hizbollah itself had been working out its own methods of confronting the coming Israeli assault.

    A Never Ending Story ... Republican nor Democrat Leadership in WH!

    All attempts to reach a peaceful settlement have been sabotaged by all parties involved: Israelis, Hizbollah, Syrians and Palestinians. For this reason the Bush Neocon Cabal have decided to root out terror and provide security for Israel by sacrificing American and Iraqi lives.

    US support for Israel has resulted in the oil nations of the Middle East being driven into the Russian sphere of influence. Barely able to hold onto Iraq, the US cannot fight and win a war against Russia for access to oil reserves.

    The Neocons have not only sacrificed the lives of 2000 young Americans for Israel, they have sacrificed the nation's economy by making us the enemy of those nations whose oil we depended on.  

    Iran Says Contracts With Russia Could Reach $10bn
    Posted Nov 7, 2005 09:58 AM PST


    Hariri Assassination By Suicide Truck Bomb  Mitsubishi Stolen in Japan

    Norman J. Pattiz - Chairman BBG Middle East Committee
    Bush singled out Pattiz for his "perseverance and dedication to the project." The 'project' being the production of Arab-language propaganda for two new media outlets: The Al-hurrah satellite television network, and Radio Sawa.


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    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 02:59:47 PM EST
    Neocons Dream of Lebanon
    Jordan Green - July 23, 2003  -  (As appeared on ZNet)

    They are a prominent group of Washington conservative intellectuals who helped incubate the ideas behind the Bush administration's war in Iraq. Now, they are pressing for regime change in neighboring Syria and Iran. At the center of their passions is Lebanon, a country once riven by sectarian violence, where pro-Western, Christian, and free-market forces hope to rise again.

    In his January 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush declared, "The gravest danger facing America and the world is outlaw regimes that seek and possess nuclear, chemical and biological weapons." Building to his point, he offered a grim reckoning to the people of Iraq: "Your enemy is not surrounding your country - your enemy is ruling your country. And the day he and his regime are removed from power will be the day of your liberation."

    It is no secret that many of the ideas that launched the war in Iraq - intertwining weapons of mass destruction and terrorism as evil twins, scorn for the sovereignty of disgraced governments, and belief in the transforming force of American power - have been nurtured and refined at the American Enterprise Institute, a 60-year old Washington think tank. Shortly after the fall of Baghdad to U.S. forces, AEI Vice President Danielle Pletka gave a blunt summation of the institute's neo-conservative philosophy: "The question of whether we have the right to go in and remove a dictator ought to be a part of our thinking."

    Now, nearly a month into the American occupation of Iraq, many neoconservatives have set their sights on Syria and Iran. The government of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in particular, has felt the ire of the Bush administration in the wake of allegations that it provided Saddam Hussein with night-vision equipment and allowed volunteer anti-American fighters cross its border to join the war in Iraq. American officials and neoconservative intellectuals have also charged that Syria is pursuing a chemical and biological weapons program.

    In recent days, the administration has tempered its hostility, allowing Secretary of State Colin Powell to pursue diplomacy in Damascus. But Syria remains noncommittal on one key U.S. demand: ending support for Hezbollah, an Islamic militia in southern Lebanon that Washington regards as a terrorist group.

    One of the most enthusiastic proponents of Syrian regime change is Michael Ledeen, an AEI scholar. In 1985, as a consultant to the National Security Council, he set up meetings between Israelis and a group of international arms dealers to help broker the arms-for-hostage deal with Iran. In an article posted to AEI's Web site on April 30, Ledeen warned that Syria and Iran will try to implement a "second Lebanon strategy" in Iraq by sponsoring thousands of suicide bombers ready to carry out attacks against U.S. and British soldiers. In an op/ed article in Canada's National Post in early April, Ledeen wrote, "It's time to bring down the other terror masters. Faster, please."

    "Hezbollah is the world's leading terrorist group," charges Ledeen. "They're an Iranian-created group housed in Syrian-occupied Lebanon."

    Animosity towards Hezbollah - thought to be responsible for the deaths of 241 American marines killed in a 1983 suicide bombing operation - runs deep in the current administration. "They have a blood debt to us," Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage is reported to have said last year. "We're not going to forget it."

    Lebanon, it turns out, is something of a pivot point for the neoconservatives' hopes and fears for the Middle East. Near the end of the Clinton presidency, a group of intellectuals, business people, and retired military officials who called themselves the Lebanon Study group signed their names to a 48-page document called "Ending Syria's Occupation of Lebanon: The U.S. Role - May 2000."


    Military force. Finally, the use of force needs to be considered. The Vietnam legacy and the sour memories of dead American Marines in Beirut notwithstanding, the United States has entered a new era of undisputed military supremacy coupled with an appreciable drop in human losses on the battlefield. The Gulf War of 1991 and the war over Kosovo of 1999 represented watersheds, not only in the annals of military history, but also because they demonstrated that the United States can act to defend its interests and its principles without the specter of huge casualties.

    This opens the door to a similar decision to act for Lebanon's endangered freedoms and pluralism. But this opportunity may not wait, for as weapons-of-mass-destruction capabilities spread, the risks of such action will rapidly grow. If there is to be decisive action, it will have to be sooner rather than later.

    SIGNATORIES - Ziad Abdelnour - Elliott Abrams - Samir Bustany - John Castle - Angelo Codevilla - Raymond Debbane - Paula Dobriansky - Alan Dowty - Leon Edney - Nabil El - Eliot Engel (D-NY) - Philip Epstein - Douglas Feith - Frank Gaffney - Richard Hellman - Jesse Helms (R-SC) - Jeane Kirkpatrick - Habib Malik - Steven Merker - Daniel Nassif - Richard Perle - Daniel Pipes - Nina Rosenwald - Steven Rothman (D-NJ) - William Rouhana - Michael Rubin - Charles Sahyoun - Jim Saxton (R-NJ) - Donn Starry - David Steinmann - David Wurmser  

    Report of the Lebanon Study Group - May 2000 - Daniel Pipes and Ziad Abdelnour, Co-Chairs

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 03:13:31 PM EST

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