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Thursday, March 15, 2007 

Brammertz to reveal who isn't co-operating with the Hariri inquiry

The mysterious ten.

Serge Brammertz, who is investigating the assasination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri, said there are ten countries not co-operating. He also said Syria is "fully co-operating".

Russia threatened to take the issue to the Security Council, demanding to know which ten countries were obstructing the investigation. But Brammertz kept it a secret. Now, he is set to reveal the names in his next report.

They are said to include: France, Israel, the US, Jordan, the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Germany.

Ironic, considering France and the US threatened Syria with "further action" if IT did not co-operate.

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It looks like some chess pieces were being set for something which should have culminated last year in the castration of Iran, the restriction of Syria and the stabilization of Iraq. This plan has failed miserably and we are now watching damage limitation exercises. This rabbit hole goes very deep...

Interesting point Wassim. I'm interested to hear more. Do you think the Hariri inquiry is a tool the US and France no longer need?

I am German and that MY COUNTRY is not cooperation indeed shocks me! It is my hunch that the new line of philosophy of Angela Merkel which goes totally conform with US-politics, is the reason for that! I despise that and rest assured, together with me MORE GERMANS than you can imagine! I did not elect Mrs. Merkel ... I kind of knew what was to come!

Besides ... I can only second wassim!
That Israel is not cooperation is nothing new ... where DO THEY cooperate?

US, UK, Israel, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia...
Wasn't this the "Axis of Good"?

Well I don't pretend to be an expert in politics, but I treat it like when I play chess, I look at all the possible reasons why somebody has made there move. Once his series of moves is done, his bluffs work or fail, then you can evaluate what he did and see why he made a particular move.

It's just too much of a coincidence that a steadily closing vice around Syria, Iran and Hezbullah was kicked off by the assassination of Hariri; a full scale, "Unexpected" war takes place a year later, and Iran's nuclear ambitions all provoke outcry while the situation in Iraq worsens. Now we see the American's sitting down with the Syrians and Iranians after going through yes, no, yes no thinking they can play a final card. Israel might be tempted to do something stupid, but right now it is too busy licking it's wounds.

Incidentally, how come things in Lebanon would quieten down only once Iran and Saudi Arabia meet calmly and "discuss" things over. Lebanon was and remains somebody else's battlefield unfortunately. However, this was one hell of a chess player who planned all this, and though it was a damn big gamble, it seems other people in the Middle East play chess too.

I think these countries did not cooperate because Harreri was envolved in illegal activities and contacts that they did not want to become public.

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