Mossad Behind Hariri

By Hassan Hanizadeh
Tehran Times
Former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was killed in a massive bomb blast in central Beirut on Monday.
The explosion destroyed a number of public buildings and vehicles, showing that the complicated terrorist act was carried out by a well equipped organization.
The situation in Lebanon and the region is now so critical that any discord could cause a new crisis for this small but strategic country.
Lebanon, which has been the cradle of peaceful coexistence among different religious and ethnic groups, experienced a 15-year civil war due to a series of domestic, regional, and international factors in the 1970s and 1980s.
The war left thousands of Muslim and Christian civilians dead, causing Lebanon huge financial losses.
In 1990, the various groups finally put aside their differences and calm and national unity ruled the country again.
Then, following the Zionist army's defeat in south Lebanon in 2000, Lebanon was once more put into the worldwide spotlight.
Lebanon eventually regained its regional economic position thanks to reconstruction and economic restoration, partly due to the efforts of the late Hariri.
However, regional and trans-regional powers such as the United States and the Zionist regime are trying to steer Lebanon toward a crisis, aiming to extend their military and political presence in some parts of the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
The United States? strong support of UN Resolution 1559, which requires Syria to withdraw its forces from Lebanese soil, is part of Washington?s plan to politically influence Lebanon and the region once again.
Israel and the U.S. seek to sever the spiritual and physical contacts between Syria and Lebanon in order to isolate Syria in the Middle East and check its political sway in the region.
Neither the Lebanese government nor the majority of its citizens want Syrian troops to quit their country.
However, if Syrian forces withdraw from Lebanese territory, it would surely pave the way for the political and military machinations of the United States and Israel.
The Lebanese and Syrian nations, due to their historical, ideological, and ethnic affinities, are in fact one nation in two separate lands. The regional and trans-regional powers must understand this and must realize that the two nations cannot be separated spiritually.
Now, the question is: Who benefited from the assassination of Hariri, a man who played a constructive role in the reestablishment of security in Lebanon?
All the evidence indicates that the Israeli intelligence service Mossad killed Hariri, since it had previously plotted to assassinate important Lebanese politicians.
The Mossad is trying to help the Zionist army claw its way back into Lebanon, since history has shown that the stability of Lebanon is not to the advantage of Israel.
Lebanon now faces a more complicated situation and should stay alert in order to thwart the Zionist regime's plots to dominate the country once again.



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