Nick Noe argues that Hizbullah is not afraid of the indictments harming its relations with Syria or leading to a Sunni-Shiite civil war in Lebanon, but rather that it harms the resistance brand.
Sami Moubayed urges Saad Hariri to listen to Syria and take a “U-Turn on the STL.”
The Israeli news outlet Channel 1 declares that the prime suspect in the Hariri murder is senior Hizbullah official Mustafa Badr al-Din (alternate spelling Badreddine), the brother-in-law of Imad Mughniyyeh.
Badr al-Din was apparently one of the several Hizbullah members interviewed by the STL a few months ago, and he was identified as a major suspect in the crime by the famous Der Spiegel article that appeared last year.
Nick Blanford in the Christian Science Monitor on Beirut summitry.
Bobby Worth in The New York Times from a few days ago.
Deborah Amos on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Meris Lutz in the Los Angeles Times.