Sunday, February 20, 2005

Two theories on Hariri

Two theories on Hariri's assassination:

  1. The Yinon theory, as expressed in

    "Bushra al-Khalil, a Lebanese lawyer and political activist, told the plot against al-Hariri's life also targeted Syria.

    'If we look at the way the assassination has been conducted, it is very sophisticated, I knew al-Hariri's security measures - no local system could have breached them.

    'The question is, who stands to benefit from his death? Syria's enemies. I think al-Hariri's death is part of the plan to divide the region into tiny helpless sectarian states. This plan has started in Iraq and it will continue to hit all other Arab countries.'"

  2. The theory that it is part of the preparations for the attack on Iran, as Israel wants Syrian troops out of Lebanon so that it will have a free hand to attack Hezbollah. It is unclear whether Israel fears Iran will retaliate against Israel using Hezbollah, or whether Israel will use the cover and confusion of the attack on Iran to finish off Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah remains the only Arab force to have ever defeated Israel on the field of battle, and thus is an ongoing embarrassment to Israeli leadership, not to mention an obstacle to the theft of lands in southern Lebanon which the great land thief Israel still covets.