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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I've been down this road, and it leads nowhere, it's all pointless because you're going to perceive all evidence I provide as biased or made up.
Just do yourself a favor, look at the photographic evidence from the bomb/s in question, read up on blast dynamics, explosive detonation envelopes, the relative strength of various explosives, mixing techniques, shattering power, the works. Take those numbers and apply them to the photographic evidence. It really is that simple.
Don't let the people who write the news, or the people who pay their salaries, think for you.
Your increased aggresiveness must mean I hit a nerve. I wonder what it was that upset you so much..
I don't care what constable whatshisname says, if I can buy an American Federal Judge for 50k how much does an Irish policeman cost?
LEBANON is hunting six people who flew from Beirut for Australia, leaving traces of explosives on aircraft seats, hours after a powerful bomb killed former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
"Six people left for Australia from Beirut airport a few hours after the attack and traces of TNT powder were recovered from the seats used by some of them," Justice Minister Adnan Addum said.
"These people have links with fundamentalist circles. I can't say more because of the demands of the investigation," he added.
One hitherto unknown Islamist group claimed it carried out Monday's bombing, saying it was in revenge for Mr Hariri's links with Saudi Arabia where security forces have killed members of extremist groups. It gave no proof of its involvement.
Nothing can explain the martyrdom that the St George Hotel and marina has been subjected to, and the more disturbing is the total silence that was kept by all concerned, around this matter, as no one ever voiced the slightest objection to a flagrant murder of one of the most prestigious institutions of this Country.
Originally posted by sanctum
This is probably coincedence, but wierd anyway.
The bomb that killed former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was detonated in Martyrs' Square
But it would not confirm reports out of Lebanon that up to 12 Australian citizens had been sought in Australia over the bombing.
Lebanon's Justice Minister Adnan Addoum said authorities had contacted Interpol in Sydney over the departure from Beirut to Australia of 12 men - most bearded - on Monday, the day of the bombing that killed Hariri and 16 others.
Addoum said the 12 were among 14 men with Australian citizenship who tried to leave Lebanon, but two missed the flight for unknown reasons. Their whereabouts were unknown, he said.
Interpol had agreed to interrogate the 12 in relation to the killing, Addoum said, and said three had agreed to come forward.
THE Australian Federal Police (AFP) said tonight it had cleared 10 men who were investigated as part of its inquiries into the Beirut bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri on Tuesday.
Lebanon's Justice Minister Adnan Addoum said today authorities had contacted Interpol in Sydney over the departure from Beirut to Australia of 12 men on Monday, the day of the bombing that killed Hariri and 16 others.
Mr Addoum said the 12 were among 14 men with Australian citizenship who tried to leave Lebanon,but two missed the flight for unknown reasons.
AFP spokesman Kirk Cunningham said tonight the AFP had conducted the investigations on behalf of Interpol.
but two missed the flight for unknown reasons
LEBANON's Tourism Minister Farid al-Khazen has resigned amid mounting calls for the entire government to resign following the killing of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
Lebanon's anti-Syria opposition has accused the government and its political masters in Damascus of having a hand in the bomb blast that killed Hariri and 14 other people in Beirut on Monday.
Mr Khazen said in a statement his decision was "in line with my convictions and out of an obligation to the nation."
"In response to the criminal and terrorist policy of the Lebanese and Syrian authorities, the Lebanese opposition declares the democratic and peaceful intifada [uprising] for independence," said leading opposition figure Samir Frangia after a meeting of leading Lebanese opposition figures.
"We demand the departure of the illegitimate regime," Frangia said, reading a final statement at Jumblatt's home
Does anyone else think a Ukraine happened in Beirut? An engineered revolution, not unlike the ones that took place all over south and central america, and previously in the Middle East, plenty of times at the hands of various nations/interests.
To understand who assassinated Rafik al-Hariri we don’t need to look any further than the $1.5 billion US Embassy currently under construction in Baghdad. The new embassy, the largest of its kind in the world, will facilitate 1,800 employees and serve as the regional nerve center for American political and economic activity. What does this have to do with al Hariri?
t demonstrates that the US is establishing a massive command center for its future domination of the entire Middle East. This suggests that Lebanon must be entered into the family of client states who accept a subservient role to American military and economic power, and who willingly comply with the requirements of the regional constable, Israel.
Al Hariri’s assassination provides the raison d'être for severing ties with Syria and for transforming Lebanon into a US vassal. This conforms nicely with Israel’s ambition to surround itself with non-threatening states as well as affording access to the vital water resources of Lebanon’s Wazzani River. In other words, the murder of al Hariri has created some extremely fortunate opportunities for both Israel and the US; merging seamlessly with their overall objectives in the region.
This creates a dangerous new threat to the empire and violates the “three grand imperatives” of imperial strategy: “to prevent collusion and maintain dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.” (Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, p. 40) Alliances between the major players (India, Iran, Brazil, Venezuela, Russia, China and the EU) demonstrate that the “barbarians” are coming together more swiftly than imagined, creating a potential roadblock for Middle East consolidation. This explains why this risky gambit was put into play.
by Mike Whitney