Hariri Implicated in Arming NATO Insurgency in Syria
By Dr. Christof Lehmann
Global Research, September 14, 2011
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Former Lebanese P.M. and Multi Billionaire

The captured Syrian Insurgent Hayel Hasan al Hammoud, who was arrested in relations to arms trade, murder of police and military personnel, and the shooting of peaceful protesters, to stir up violence against the Libyan Government, implicates former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in financing and arming the NATO lead insurgency in Syria. Hariri´s involvement follows a scandal earlier this year, where a secretly recorded video provided evidence that he fabricated a fake testimony which accused Syria for the assassination of his father, Rafiq Hariri.  

The involvement of the Saudi-Lebanese billionaire and former P.M. Saad Hariri, who lost his post to Hezbollah in January 12 – 2011, can hardly be surprising for Middle East experts. Saad Hariri accuses Hezollah and Syria for the assassination of his father, and former Lebanese P.M. Rafiq Hariri along with at least 21 other persons, in Beirut, on February 14. -2005.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) at The Hague, probing into the Rafiq Hariri assassination has recently released the text of the indictment against four accused for participating in the assassination. Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was allegedly the overall controller of the attack; Salim Jamil Ayyash, allegedly the coordinator of the assassination team; Hussein Hassan Oneissi and Assad Hassan Sabra, who allegedly prepared and delivered the false claim of responsibility video; are according to Saad Hariri and the STL all related to overlapping teams involving Hezbollah and Syrian intelligence services.

The Hague Tribunals are recognized for being Pro-American, and an instrument of political pressure on anyone resisting NATO, as in the case with former Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic, who died in custody before his show trial could develope into a PR-Disaster for NATO. The case against then Israeli Minister of Defence, Ariel Sharon, for his role in the September 1982 Sabra and Shatila Massacre in Lebanon was dismissed on political pressure form the USA.

Special Prosecutor for the Hariri case, Daniel Belmare began the STL-Report by highlighting paragraph 3 of the preamble, that “the case against the accused is built in large part on circumstantial evidence“.  Also the use of circumstantial, or fabricated evidence, as evident in the Milosevic Trial, is not surprising the legal and political observer of Special Tribunals at The Haag.

January 2011 a secretly recorded video tape of Saad Hariri where he is taking part in fabricating evidence and false witness statements would have blown the case wide open, had the western corporate media not been uttely silent about it. nsnbc will bring you the secretly recorded video and a transcript below.


[1:25] Hariri: (addressing Siddiq) Neither I nor you, nor Murad, nor Gerald, nor Andy, nor anyone in Lebanon or Syria doubts that they did it.

Siddiq: No one doubts?

Hariri: …That they did it. Now, we’re working with countries — Arab countries. If you can’t bring them clear evidence that the Syrian regime using X, Y, and Z, with evidence A, B, and C was involved, then we have a problem.

Siddiq: … If you want to speak like this, then you need to begin to respond to them with [??] That’s the first thing, in respect to the Arab countries, apart from the foreign [i.e. non-Arab] countries.

(The tape cut off abruptly)

[2:30] Siddiq: I take responsibility for what I’m saying, Wissam. Because there’s going to be a confrontation, and I’m going to confront people myself.

[2:40] Siddiq: I don’t want to say something, for him to ask me: “When is that going to happen?”

Hariri: When are you going to bring 1, 2, 3?

Siddiq: Those who are carrying out the explosions in Lebanon: I get them.I get them all. That’s my job. That’s what I do. I’m the one who gets them.


[2:57] Siddiq: The telephone call in which I told you that they would send 20 people. The telephone call in which I told you that the explosions would begin. Didn’t it happen? You’re seeing it. I called you the night before last, do you remember? Did you see the call?


Siddiq: I called you the night before last.

Hariri: Mmm.

Siddiq: You didn’t answer. I called a second time and you didn’t answer. I said maybe he went to sleep and he’ll call me in the morning. [I was calling] to tell you that there was a bomb going to the LBC. It ended up being for May [Chidiac]. May was lost.

(Note that Siddiq did not actually communicate this to Hariri prior to the bombing. He’s claiming to have had advance knowledge but he didn’t actually warn Hariri ahead of time, because he allegedly couldn’t reach him on the phone.)

Hariri: Usually, when you want to speak to me you send me an SMS.

Siddiq: At a time of urgency?! An SMS?! …

(Discussion of Nabih Berri’s visit to Spain and then Syria to meet with Bashar al-Assad and Hassan Nasrallah)


[4:27] Siddiq: Go confirm this information.

Hassan: Zuhair, let’s go back to the scene of the crime.

Siddiq: The scene of the crime, ya habibi, I’m going to tell you about it. What I want to tell you is this: if the report is going to come out without any confusion whatsoever, it needs to have the names of nine people: four Lebanese and nine Syrians. That’s what the report should say. Nine Syrians and four Lebanese.


[4:51] Siddiq: Tell him [i.e. Lehmann] something for me. Tell him that Zuhair will not let you become a spectacle [nazra?] in front of the world, no. Tell him that I have the truth and that all of it will come out, God permitting…

More information about the Hariri Video can be found by following the this link:  “LINK”

The NATO insurgency in Syria is one more link in the chain of US-backed, anti Syrian covert operations by the Hariri Family and their “Movement of the Future ” party, which have the potential for serious global consequences. Hariri, probably confident that the financing of the NATO backed insurgency in Syria also will bring about political change in Lebanon, is writing on his homepage, that his Movement of the Future Party is confident that they will succeed in toppling Lebanons government before the next elections.

The human cost of Hariri´s of NATO´s ambitions are hundreds of murdered Syrian Police and Military Officers, thousands of peaceful demonstrators who are caught up in the “agent provocateur” shootings of NATO insurgents, and not least, the very reform process that many Syrians as well as President Bashar al Assad would like to implement.

While Obama, Cameron, and colleagues are performing their political grand standing, stating that President Assad must step down, because he has lost his legitimacy, Syrian citizens fall victim to NATO war crimes. A Special Presecutor for NATO War Crimes at The Haag however is unlikely.

The Hariri involvement in the NATO insurgency in Syria is but one element in a covert war, that could develop into a conflict with global consequences. With Romania deploying NATO Anti Ballistic Missiles, ex Blackwater XE contractors and NATO special operations teams operating from Turkey and inside Syria, preparing NATO for an invasion of Syria, Iran and the Greater Middle East, with a potential of conflict with Russia, involving Pakistan and China, the world has never been as close to a global conflict as today.

Dr. Christof Lehmann

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