- A senior French DGSE -- Direction générale
de la sécurité extérieure -- intelligence officer
has told WMR that Lebanon's ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was killed in
a car bombing arranged by Israel's Mossad. The revelation from French intelligence
is significant as the French government of Jacques Chirac joined the Bush
administration and the neo-con policy establishments in Washington and
Israel in blaming Syria for the attack. According to the DGSE officer,
Israel and its American backers wanted to blame Syria for the assassination
of the popular Lebanese leader in order to blame Syria for the attack thus
forcing the popular Lebanese revolt that saw the withdrawal of Syrian forces.
That left Lebanon defenseless for the "Clean Break" attack launched
by Israel, with US support, against Hezbollah and Lebanon's infrastructure.
- Assassination of Hariri -- French intelligence reports
Mossad was behind it.
- WMR was one of the first to report Israeli and American
involvement in the assassination of Hariri, as well as those of Elie Hobeika,
George Hawi, and other Lebanese politicians.