Yes my loved ones, it turns out that one of the main witness on which the whole Hariri investigation rested and pointed fingers at Syria and its Lebanese acolytes, is a MOSSAD agent. Read the details on the front pages of Al-Akhbar today.
Some explanations for those who don’t read arabic: the guy’s name is Abd el Basset Bani Audeh. He is a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, has traveled to Lebanon after 2000, said to the Mukhabarat he was escaping Israelis and asked them to let him get to Sweden.
We read that the Lebanese judge in charge of ruling on the fate of the accused Lebanese has re-interrogated (yesterday) a former security official Ali el Hage and asked him questions on several meetings that supposedly took place in Beirut southern suburbs and in Damascus and on particular witnesses to the meeting. One of the witnesses mentioned is Bani Audeh. Turns out also that the latter was already interrogated by the international commission and gave them information on Lebanese and Syrian officials linked to the Hariri assassination.
Now here the catch: this guy is married in Israel to a Lebanese (Nada Rizk Wahi) who has been accused of ‘complicity with the enemy’, and here is the tricky sentence: ‘later investigations with Bani Audeh showed that he was in contact with Israeli intelligence services’ and that he collected a lot of information on ‘political, religious, and security figures, Lebanese and others’.
So what does all this mean? That the MOSSAD was aware of what was going on? To what extent were they involved? Why do we learn it now? When did the investigations showing that this guy was a MOSSAD agent took place? Who carried out these investigations, the international commission or the Lebanese services? If it’s the latter then why do you leak the infromation now? The article does not answer these questions.
But in any case, this reinforces my main belief that even if Syrian or Lebanese parties did the Hariri coup, there is now way this was done without prior Israeli knowledge about it. If not overt help outside official channels. It’s like for 9/11, the Israeli may have known about it but chose not to do anything about it.