“One of the great heroes of our field is not able to be here today. His name is Antonio Cassesse. He is a great friend of Israel,”Professor George Fletcher (Columbia Law school) at Herzliya conference. Judge Antonio Cassesse is the President of UN’s Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
“Watch the 1000 slow cuts as we shred Hezbollah–who do they think they are? And we’ll do it by using 1757 and this time we’re going all the way. I told Israel to stay out of Lebanon because the IDF can’t defeat Hezbollah plus the whole region would burn. I will handle this and it will be my Christmas present to Lebanon,”former US ambassador and a Zionist Jew Jeffrey Feltman in conversation with his former office staffer, now US Ambassador to Lebanon, Maura Connelly during October 17, 2010 visit with MP Walid Jumblatt at his Clemenceau residence.
No wonder, most Lebanese political leaders have called STL an Israeli Project.
On January 24, 2011 – Der Spiegel, a pro-Israel German magazine leaked the information that STL will indict some senior members of Lebanese Islamic Resistance Hizbullah being involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Later in July, the Israeli military chief, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi also told Israeli Knesset that STL will blame Hizbullah for the murder of Rafik Hariri in February 2005.
On Thursday, STL delegation handed over the indictment, in former premier Rafiq Hariri’s 2005 assassination case, to Lebanese General Prosecutor Judge Said Mirza. On Friday, Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Cahrbel confirmed that four Lebanese have been indicted by the STL in the 2005 assassination case of former premier Rafiq Hariri. But he did not reveal the names. However, Sa’ad Hariri’s March 14 has claimed it already knew the name. May be from Israeli Mossad which had assassinated Sa’ad’s father in the first place.
US-Israel had blamed Damascus for the assassination just a few hours it happened. Later Damascus was dropped from US-Israel raddar and Islamic Republic and Libya were blamed for the assassination of Rafik Hariri. However, finally, like the ‘Six Million Died’ – it stopped at Hizbullah being the culprit.
Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, on Saturday, in his one hour -long speech blasted the Ziocons’ verdict stating that its release was purposely timed to “obstruct parliament in granting its vote of confidence to the newly formed Lebanese cabinet. He also challenged US-Israel to come and arrest Hizbullah members as no Lebanese government will dare to do that.
British investigating journalist and author, Robert Fisk, wrote in The Independent on July 1, 2011:”If you’re an American government agency – when the Israelis are frightened of another Israeli-Hezbollah war. A good time, too, to stir up another sectarian dish between the Sunnis of Hariri and the Shia Hezbollah in Lebanon.”
“Memories. When Pan Am crashed on Lockerbie, we were all told it was the Iranians, supported by the Syrians, but then the press were encouraged to blame the Libyans and so we had the saga of a certain Mr Megrahi who may – or may not – tell us more when the Libyan rebels and the SAS ring his door bell in a year or two’s time,” wrote Fisk.