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Beirut blast kills al-Hariri

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 01:19 AM
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A huge car bomb on Monday killed Lebanon's former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, a businessman turned politician who masterminded the country's reconstruction after its 1975-90 civil war.



At least 12 others, including several of al-Hariri's bodyguards, died when his motorcade was blown up as it passed through an upmarket section of Beirut's seafront, four months after he resigned as prime minister.

The explosion outside the St George Hotel gouged a deep crater in the road, ripped facades from luxury buildings, and set cars ablaze on streets strewn with rubble and broken glass.

"Everything around us collapsed," a Syrian building worker at the site said. "It was as if an earthquake hit the area."

"Syria regards this as an act of terrorism, a crime that seeks to destabilise [Lebanon]," Syrian Information Minister Mahdi Dakhl-Allah told Reuters by telephone.

"We hold the Lebanese government and the Syrian government, the power behind it, responsible for the crime," MP Basim Sabah said after an opposition meeting at Hariri's west Beirut family home.


sources:
english.aljazeera link 1
english.aljazeera link 2
english.aljazeera link 3
english.aljazeera link 4

the question emerges:
"who killed ex prime minister of lebanon?"
if the syrians did it, what would they gain by that? why would they want the entire middle east and the international community condeming them for the attack, since they are already in a very difficult position. somebody is trying very hard to destabilize syria or maybe the entire middle eastern area, what will not be very hard to do, becuse it is already a very delicate area.



Michael Young, a Lebanese political analyst and opinion editor of Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star, said the repercussions for Lebanon and Syria would be grave.

"It may very well strengthen the opposition to the Syria presence. There will be a fierce reaction from the Sunni community. I think the government is very embarrassed. They may have to pay for the backlash," he told Aljazeera.net.

"It becomes a question of how much the US and France want to escalate against Syria. The Americans will hold Syria directly responsible. They will not seek conciliation over Resolution 1559. UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen was seeking a delay in its implementation, but now I think there will be no delay"




posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 02:24 AM
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U.S. Says Lebanon Should Be Free of Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday condemned the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and said Lebanon should be free to pursue its political future free of violence and Syrian occupation.



White House spokesman Scott McClellan said he was not trying to link Syria with the car bomb that killed Hariri and at least a dozen other people in Beirut. He said Washington did not know who was responsible



Troops on Alert in Tense Lebanon After Hariri Killing

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops were on alert across the country on Tuesday as the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a car bomb blast raised fears of a political crisis and rekindled raw memories of civil war.



Opposition leaders said Syria, which keeps 14,000 troops here and plays a powerbroker role resented by some Lebanese, bore responsibility for Hariri's death. They demanded the government resign and called for a three-day strike.


sources:
reuters link 1
reuters link 2



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 06:37 AM
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If you want to know what Syria has to gain get some insight at:
debka.com...

The Syrians do not want Lebanon making peace with Israel or aligning with the Americans under any cost.

Anyone think that Syria is not a terrorist country?



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 07:34 AM
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apparently somebody has claimed responsibility for the attack.
a new player emerges in this dirty game.



In a videotape broadcast by Aljazeera, a previously unknown group calling itself al-Nusra wa al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Sham (Victory and Jihad in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) claimed responsibility for the assassination, which it said was due to al-Hariri's support for the Saudi royal family.


however, unconfirmed reports said the group later denied involvement on a website. the authenticity of both the video and web statement could not be verified.

source:
english.aljazeera



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 07:40 AM
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Grab Your Popcorn And Milk Duds

Buckle your seatbelts.

This is about to get very interesting.



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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I REALLY hope that this will trigger the downfall of the Baath regiem in Syria and the liberation of Lebanon from Syrian occupation.
The EU and US should consider this teh final straw and take action be it militarily or diplomatically.
Syria has been nothing but a hastle to the US and to stability of the region.



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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I REALLY hope that this will trigger the downfall of the Baath regiem in Syria and the liberation of Lebanon from Syrian occupation.
The EU and US should consider this the final straw and take action be it militarily or diplomatically.


OOPs posted twice - How can I remove one?

[edit on 15-2-2005 by JudahMaccabbi]



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 12:54 PM
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apparently the us ambassador has already left syria,
which is not a good sign.
that means that syria will be soon isolated,
and perhaps is already planned for u.s. attacks in near future.



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah
apparently the us ambassador has already left syria,
which is not a good sign.
that means that syria will be soon isolated,
and perhaps is already planned for u.s. attacks in near future.


Articles on the Ambassador leaving:
www.cnn.com...
www.msnbc.msn.com...


Article about Syria:
Syria is blamed in the slaying in Lebanon


Syria, Syria, Syria....what are you doing?



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:13 PM
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I'm sure Mossad had thier hand in it, thousand pound car bombs don't make that kind of crater, but a micronuke does.



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by SiberianTiger
I'm sure Mossad had thier hand in it, thousand pound car bombs don't make that kind of crater, but a micronuke does.

a MICRONUKE?
what the hell is that?



TPL

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by SiberianTiger
I'm sure Mossad had thier hand in it, thousand pound car bombs don't make that kind of crater, but a micronuke does.


A micronuke, a bit over the top isn't it. A good amount of explosive could create that crater.


dh

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by SiberianTiger
I'm sure Mossad had thier hand in it, thousand pound car bombs don't make that kind of crater, but a micronuke does.


Simple NWO stunt to further the Middle East segment of the 'Axis of Evil' illusion and justification
The micronukes of the kind that crater roads allegedly most frequently emanate from the Israeli nuclear establishment at Dimona, which suggests Mossad.
The pressures from conventional explosives aren't sufficient to dig holes in roads without directional velocity. Car bombs should by rights explode up and out following the areas of least resistance
Check out Vialls



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 04:41 PM
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Exactly DH I'm going to start a new thread with news you haven't heard yet.



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by dh
The pressures from conventional explosives aren't sufficient to dig holes in roads without directional velocity. Car bombs should by rights explode up and out following the areas of least resistance
Check out Vialls


Uh, really...

tvnz.co.nz...=html
www.findarticles.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...
english.people.com.cn...
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2003/08/30/wirq30.xml
www.cbsnews.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...
www.msnbc.msn.com...

Did a search for "car bomb" crater. Plenty more where that came from.




posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:07 PM
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Here are some past miniNuke blasts Part 1. homepage.ntlworld.com... Part 2. www.vialls.com... Part 3. www.vialls.com... Part 4. www.vialls.com... Part 5. www.vialls.com...

[edit on 15-2-2005 by SiberianTiger]



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by SiberianTiger
I'm sure Mossad had thier hand in it, thousand pound car bombs don't make that kind of crater, but a micronuke does.


What kind of crater do they make? Care to elaborate?



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:17 PM
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From your laughable source:


The only way any explosive can cause a crater is if it is first dropped from an aircraft and penetrates sub-surface before exploding, or if it is physically positioned sub-surface in advance.


This is complete bs as is seen from the links I posted as well as others found from doing a search on ["car bomb" crater].



dh

posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by HeirToBokassa

Originally posted by dh
The pressures from conventional explosives aren't sufficient to dig holes in roads without directional velocity. Car bombs should by rights explode up and out following the areas of least resistance
Check out Vialls


Uh, really...

tvnz.co.nz...=html
www.findarticles.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...
english.people.com.cn...
www.telegraph.co.uk.../news/2003/08/30/wirq30.xml
www.cbsnews.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...
www.msnbc.msn.com...

Did a search for "car bomb" crater. Plenty more where that came from.



Sure - where are the Geiger counter readings checking out the residue from these low-yield devices at any of these events
See the Omagh bombing - pretty big and lethal car bomb - no crater



posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:24 PM
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this article he wrote talks about the Mossad nuking the U.S. barraks in Lebonon back in 83 look at the picture to the top right notice them with thier Geiger Readers. www.joevialls.co.uk...

[edit on 15-2-2005 by SiberianTiger]

[edit on 15-2-2005 by SiberianTiger]




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