I've been calling Juan Cole 'Langley' as a sort of a joke based on the fact his 'informed' opinions always seem to parallel those of the CIA, but it is no joke. Remember the lame attempt to polish his flagging reputation by making it appear there was a government dirty tricks campaign against him? Ha!
The Hariri assassination indictment is based on no confession, no witness testimony, and no physical evidence, but entirely premised on statistical analysis of cell phone use. Bellemare is Canadian, and if he attempted to use this type of argument in a Canadian prosecution he would immediately be charged with the murder of the judge, who would have laughed himself to death. Using the same analysis, they could have found thousands and thousands of imaginary networks of people carrying cell phones in Beirut who had never met each other and had nothing whatsoever to do with the Hariri assassination. It is circular - they started with the people they wanted to pin it on, and worked backwards. Nezrallah's evidence pointing to Israel, a country with a long documented history of assassinations in Lebanon by blowing up cars, is infinitely stronger.
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