Wikileaks Puts American Ally Saad Hariri in Danger – Media Silent
On Valentine’s Day February 14, 2005, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was murdered when explosives equivalent to around 1,000 kg of TNT were detonated as his motorcade drove past the St. George Hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. It was the first of several assassinations of anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians.
The bomb was so large it blew a crater into the street. (Middle Eastern Analysis)
Years later Rafic’s son Saad, a pro-Western leader, became Prime Minister of Lebanan. On 12 January 2011, just minutes after Hariri posed for pictures with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office his government collapsed.
Saad’s life has always been in danger. Today even more so.
Leftist hero and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released a document that was published in the Lebanese paper this week. The leaked document shows Saad Hariri’s close ties to the US and opposition to the Iranian-Syrian axis in the region.
On August 24, 2006, (BEIRUT 273506), the head of the Future part Saad Hariri met with a US foreign ministry official and another diplomat in the US Embassy in Lebanon and discussed with them regional developments, mainly concerning Syria.
According to the cable, published Friday by Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, Hariri expressed belief that the Syrian and Iranian regimes are the obstacles behind the deteriorating peace process in the Middle East.
He said that the US government has sought to change the behavior of the Syrian government, but failed. He explained that Israel is “protecting” the Syrian regime because it fears the unknown. However, he claimed that the moment was appropriate for the international community to weaken (Syrian President) Bashar (Assad).
Hariri claimed that the United States government needed a new and clear policy to isolate Syria. “If you don’t isolate Syria and put a siege, they will not change,” he was quoted as saying. He went on to claim that isolating Syria and imposing a siege on it would cut Iran’s link to Lebanon and Palestine “where it is creating problems.”
WE NEED TO GET RID OF SYRIAN REGIME!
“If you weaken Syria, then Iran would be forced to work alone,” Hariri said. “Saudis and other Arab countries have gotten fed up with Bashar and are not interested in getting engaged in a dialogue with Damascus after Bashar’s latest speech in which he threatened of a civil war in Lebanon.”
“We need to completely get rid the Syrian regime. This regime has been built on conflicts. These conflicts will end when this regime is abolished.”
Of course, this story will be swept under the rug just like all of the rest of the Wikileaks’ stories. The American media wouldn’t want to do anything to put President Barack Obama’s political career in danger.
Meanwhile… Just last month it was reported that several members of the Obama Administration are ready to endorse dialogue with the Hezbollah terror group.