Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
The G8 plan to demonize Syria is in disarray after the discrediting of two key witnesses central to a U.N. report on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. That's bad news for their goal of the imperial destruction of Arab nations.
Which has left the schemers in rather a tight fix. The solution: kill somebody else to raise tensions again and act as a smokescreen, and meanwhile lie hard to cover-up the truth.
And when it comes to lying, you know you can rely on UPI. So here goes:
U.N.: Syria slows Hariri probeFor barefaced lying by omission, it's hard to beat that.
By LAUREN MACK, UPI
The U.N. commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [has] reviewed the investigative report by Detlev Mehlis, head of the International Independent Investigation Commission which is investigating Hariri's assassination.
Since the identity of confidential source, Hussam Taher Hussam, has been disclosed, he has withdrawn his testimony which implicated high-level Syrian officials in the assassination....
"Mr. Hussam is being manipulated by the Syrian authorities..." said the report. [link]
Mr. Hussan has not simply "withdrawn his report", as UPI states. He says that Lebanese officials tortured him to present false testimony against Syria to the U.N. commission. He says he was held by supporters of Saad Hariri, the son of the former prime minister, and offered $1.3 million if he would lie about senior Syrian officials. They wanted him to present false evidence implicating Maher Assad, the younger brother of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and Asef Shawkat, the president's brother-in-law, in the Hariri's killing.
This UPI report appeared in a section called "International Intelligence". It should really have been called "International CIA Intelligence Propaganda".
So, with the U.N. report going down in flames, the G8 schemers had to move fast. Thus it became expedient to murder again in order to create a smokescreen.
Just days ago, Gibran Tueni, editor of the An-Nahar newspaper and an MP, was murdered by a car bomb along with two others, as his motorcade drove through the industrial suburb of Mkalles. Mr Tueni played a prominent role in the mass demonstrations against Syria following the killing of Hariri, and was an outspoken critic of the Damacus regime.
Hold on a second, you say. You mean to tell us that they would kill one of their own main anti-Syrian allies simply to whip up a frenzy among his fellow anti-Syrians and to divert from the holes in the U.N. report??
I mean, which part of totally ruthless don't you get?
After all, they are playing for high stakes. This article on Al Basrah sums it up best. But please be warned that if you have been exposed to too much CIA/Mossad propaganda, this may cause you to feel just a bit sick. Actually, even if you haven't, you will probably feel ill anyway after reading the following:
The Threats Against Iraq and Syria and the Option of ResistanceGiven that the G8 objective is to destroy Arab nations and turn them into colonial dependencies, you can see why the propaganda war is essential to prevent the somnolent Western masses from realizing the full Earth-destroying capacity of their own leaders.
"In fact, the Melhis Report is nothing but a dirty propaganda campaign seeking to incite public opinion against the Syrian government in preparation for what could turn into an aggression and an occupation of Syria.
We also believe the US plan in Syria may be to induce regime change, ...via comprador and sectarian elements after economic sanctions are imposed and Syria is regionally encircled in an effort to weaken the grip of the Syrian leadership.
In the long run, the plan is to set the stage for the break-up of Syria just like the stage was set for the break-up for Iraq.... So, all resistance movements in Lebanon, Palestine and Syria must remain on the alert, as being potentially targeted and as we anticipate "Israel's" covert and possibly overt involvement in the campaign against Syria. In the meantime, we believe Syria's number one priority should be to prepare its citizens for guerilla warfare to simultaneously send a message to US Imperialists that it shall be a burial ground for the invading forces and their local allies.
It is paramount to realize that the Zio-imperialist plan in the Arab World today does not only involve changing regimes. It involves changing geo-political maps, breaking up Arab states, and eradicating the Arab identity of the land to make way for fragmentation and hegemony. [link]
The devil, they say, is the prince of liars.
He could take lessons from these guys.