Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lebanon on the Brink?: Update II

A possibly damaging tape has come to light.  It's from 2005 or 2006, and it's Saad Hariri talking with a man who was later discredited as a false witness, Muhammad Zuhair Siddiq.  As the post I've linked to points out, Hariri is not doing anything wrong on the tape.  He is listening to the witness, whom he appears to believe, and this is before the witness was discredited.  But considering the timing, it could be damaging.  Hizbollah timed their parliament resignation for Hariri's US visit, and now this tape comes out just before a new prime minister is in the works.  We'll have to see how Hariri resonds.

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