posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 02:39 AM
This is certainly a possibility, but I'm not sure how they would accomplish it. I know they would have had a really hard time concealing the tonnage
of conventional explosives necessary, I don't think it was just a car bomb. It was probably a micro nuke buried in the ground, but that's just a
guess on my part based on the limited forensics available.
At this point, for all I know, it could have been air dropped munitions, a strange and very powerful shaped charge car bomb, a meteor impact...I just
don't know. All I've seen are a couple pictures of a sizable crater and some sketchy eyewitness and blast damage reports, all of which could be
fake, exagerated, or misleading.
Syria had little to gain by killing Hariri, Israel had a lot to gain. Hariri also had other enemies within Lebanon and Beirut in particular, he was a
successful businessman, and successful businessmen always have enemies. They have rivals, disgruntled stepping stones, greedy family members, etc..
I'm sure the Lebanese police are investigating, we'll probably hear something about the investigation in due time.
If they had come out with a bunch of bogus stuff immediately, I would have been suspicious. If you notice, all the speculation came from the press,
not policemen or investigators on the scene. It takes time to do a crime scene workup. One of the telltale signs that the government of a country is
hiding something, when they rush the investigation and release premature speculation in place of evidence. I hope the Beirut police and Syrian army
investigators do their job and find enough evidence to piece together the truth.