Something really weird is happening with the UN Harriri investigation:
Hezbollah's leader on Sunday denounced U.S. and French opposition to
letting the chief U.N. investigator in the assassination of former
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri identify the countries he feels
are hindering the probe.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said the
U.N. Security Council
debate over naming the 10 nations was further proof that the
investigation into Hariri's February 2005 killing was being politicized.
"It is a big scandal for the United States and France to reject
naming these countries in the Security Council. The big question is
why?" Nasrallah said in an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper
Al-Anbaa. Excerpts were carried Sunday by the official National News
Agency and Hezbollah's own Al-Manar TV station.
The bombing that killed Hariri was widely blamed on
and mass street protests by Lebanese over the slaying and international
pressure forced the Damascus regime to end a nearly three-decade Syrian
military occupation of its smaller neighbor.
Lebanon's politics have since been snarled in a standoff between the
pro-Western government and groups such as Hezbollah that are allied
U.N. officials had earlier accused Syria of resisting the Hariri
investigation, in which the suspects include several pro-Syria Lebanese
But in his fourth report to the Security Council on Dec. 16, chief
investigator Serge Brammertz said Syria was now assisting his team in a
"timely and efficient" manner. He said, however, that 10 other
countries had failed to respond to 22 requests for information.
Last week, Russia sought to have Brammertz provide the Security Council
with the names, but was blocked by opposition from the United States,
France and other council members.
Okay, what the fuck is going on? And which 10 other countries are on that list? And why are the US and France stopping their revelation? Who is on it? The kneww-jerk response from the arab street would probably be Israel, but that's just one country and it would be too cliche and stupid for Israel to do so. So the real question is, if Israel is one of those 10 countries, who are the other 9? And why do I have the feeling that the list will include a very specific Gulf Country that has very strong support to the Harriri side?
I guess we will know sooner or later. Right?