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Lebanon’s Political Honeypot: What’s Behind the Telecoms Spat

The following commentary is by a well-informed reader of this blog who goes by the pseudonym “Charles”. He was one of the authors of the excellent Lebanese Political Journal blog (largely defunct since about 2007, but a must-read during the post-Hariri assassination years), and his intervention provides some much-needed context on the larger issues behind the telecoms showdown … Continue reading

Neil Macdonald Addresses Questions About CBC Hariri Exposé

I wrote to Neil Macdonald (author of the CBC report about the UN investigation into Rafiq al-Hariri’s murder) asking him if he would respond to some of the questions published on this blog earlier today about the timeline presented in his account of the investigation’s proceedings. Mr. Macdonald had argued in his piece that “Brammertz … Continue reading

Hizbullah Tied to Hariri Plot…Again

I imagine that any regular reader of this blog has already heard about Neil Macdonald’s special report on the Hariri assassination for CBC news. It’s a must read, if only because it will be all anyone will talk about in Lebanon for the next few weeks. You can also see the brief video report on … Continue reading

The Hariri Murder: Hizbullah Presents Its Case Against Israel

I will be live-blogging tomorrow’s speech by Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, which is slated to begin at 20:30 Beirut time (17:30 GMT, 13:130 EST). In case you’ve been living under a rock, this speech promises to be one of the most significant political events of the past five years. Hizbullah has announced that it … Continue reading

Nasrallah to Issue Decisive Word on U.N. Tribunal Indictments?

Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah will deliver a major address tomorrow (Tuesday August 3, 2010) on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the July War. The address will begin at 20:30 Beirut time (17:30 GMT). It is widely expected that Nasrallah will address the issue of STL indictments and that he will reveal the … Continue reading

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