Monday, May 25, 2009

SPECIAL REPORT. Israelis engaged in LEBANON pre-election PSYOP campaign

WMR's well-placed Middle East sources have reported that Israel's extreme right-wing government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is waging a major psychological operations (PSYOPS) campaign ahead of Lebanon's June 7 parliamentary election, in which Hezbollah (Party of God) is expected to increase its seats in parliament from the current 12. The Israeli PSYOP campaign is also intended to influence Iran's June 12 presidential election, in which President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is running for re-election against reformist former Prime Minister Mir-Hussein Mousavi and two other candidates.

Israel and Mossad assets in the Western media have changed tack and are now suggesting that it was not Syria that was behind the February 14, 2005, car bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but it was Hezbollah that conspired to engineer the assassination. A May 23 article in Spiegel of Germany is reporting a "breakthrough" in the United Nations Special Tribunal in the Hariri assassination that began its work in Leidschendam in the Netherlands on March 1 under Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare. The "breakthrough" is based on tribunal sources and leaked documents that pin Hariri's assassination on Hezbollah and Hezbollah agents trained in Iran. The timing of the "breakthrough" just before the Lebanese and Iranian elections is highly suspicious, according to WMR's sources in Lebanon and Europe.

After Bellemare's two predecessors, German Detlev Mehlis, known to be friendly to neocon and Israeli causes, and Belgian Serge Brammertz could not find any evidence linking the Hariri assassination to Syria, four Lebanese generals, considered to be close to the Syrians and who were arrested three years ago for suspicions of being involved in the assassination, were released from a Lebanese jail and cleared in March by Bellemare.

WMR's sources claim that Mossad has timed the article charging Hezbollah with the Hariri assassination to wreak havoc in the forthcoming Lebanese election and adversely affect Hezbollah's chances of success at the polls. Hezbollah has never before been implicated in the assassination of Hariri. In 2005, even Mehlis rejected the notion of Hezbollah's involvement in the Hariri assassination, although he did link it to Syrian President Bashar Assad's inner circle. However, the Syrian connection was later rejected by the UN. Without Damascus to blame, the Israeli propagandists and agents provocateurshad no choice but to pin blame on Hezbollah. Without Hezbollah, the only culprits left would be the Israelis and their Lebanese intelligence network, many of whose members are now being rounded up by Lebanese intelligence. In order to cast attention off itself, the Israelis concocted the story that Hezollah was involved in killing of Hariri.

Nasrallah was known to have met with Hariri before the assassination. It was reported by WMR that they were both opposed to the establishment of a U.S. air base in northern Lebanon. After his assassination, thousands of Hezbollah members gathered at Hariri's tomb in Beirut to pay respects to the fallen former Prime Minister. Hezbollah members carried portraits of Hariri and Nasrallah.

Spiegel's "sources," likely Israeli agents of influence, are referring to a crack in the case arising from penetration of two networks of cell phones used by Hezbollah allegedly used in planning the assassination. The cell phone networks are described as the "first circle of hell" and the "second circle of hell." The description is reminiscent of previous Israeli/neocon jargon, for example, "axis of evil" and "evil doers," regurgitated from Israeli-dominated neocon think tanks in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC.

Not surprisingly, Lieberman, after the publication of the Spiegel piece, called for an international arrest warrant to be issued for Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah. Saudi-funded Al Arabiya television has also been playing up the Spiegel story.

The Spiegel story comes after wide Middle Eastern and Russian media attention was given to WMR's report that Hariri was assassinated by a unit of Vice President Dick Cheney's assassination squads that were already active in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries. The Israeli media PSYOP campaign is also designed to focus attention away from a growing Israeli espionage scandal in Lebanon. Some twenty Mossad cells, involving more than 30 people, have been identified by Lebanese authorities with spying for Israel. WMR has learned that some of these Mossad cells have been linked to the assassinations of Hariri, Member of Parliament Elie Hobeika, former Lebanese Communist Party chief George Hawi, and other Lebanese leaders. Although WMR previously reported that Mossad and its American allies used rogue Syrian intelligence agents and Palestinian and Druze functionaries in these attacks, the operations were designed to give plausible deniability to both the Israelis and the American units who reported to Cheney.

On October 24, 2006, WMR reported: "A senior French DGSE -- Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure-- intelligence officer has told WMR that Lebanon's ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was killed in a car bombing arranged by Israel's Mossad.The revelation from French intelligence is significant as the French government of Jacques Chirac joined the Bush administration and the neo-con policy establishments in Washington and Israel in blaming Syria for the attack. According to the DGSE officer, Israel and its American backers wanted to blame Syria for the assassination of the popular Lebanese leader in order to blame Syria for the attack thus forcing the popular Lebanese revolt that saw the withdrawal of Syrian forces. That left Lebanon defenseless for the 'Clean Break' attack launched by Israel, with US support, against Hezbollah and Lebanon's infrastructure. WMR was one of the first to report Israeli and American involvement in the assassination of Hariri, as well as those of Elie Hobeika, George Hawi, and other Lebanese politicians."

On March 28, 2008, WMR reported: "A UN panel headed by former Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare has concluded that former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by a 'criminal networK' and not by either Syrian and Lebanese intelligence or Lebanese Hezbollah as proffered by the neocon propaganda mill operating out of Washington, DC and Jerusalem. The UN panel said that a 'Hariri Network' had the ex-Prime Minister under surveillance before the Beirut massive car bombing that killed Hariri and 22 other people in November 2005. WMR previously reported that the 'criminal network' was composed of Lebanese and rogue Syrian intelligence agents connected to Israel's Mossad and a White House operation run by National Security Council senior staff member Elliott Abrams, the formerly convicted Iran-contra figure."

On November 1, 2005, WMR reported: "WMR has obtained the Confidential version of the Mehlis Report on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Mehlis is the Senior Public Prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office in Berlin. He was named Commissioner of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission into the Hariri assassination. Mehlis is a darling of neocons who served in the Reagan administration. It was his investigation of the 1982 La Belle Discotheque bombing in West Berlin that was used as justification by Reagan to launch a 1986 bombing attack on Libya. Mehlis concluded that Libya was behind the attack conveniently at the same time that pro-Israelis in the Reagan administration, including Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen, Paul Wolfowitz, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Scooter Libby, and others were calling for an attack on Muammar Qaddafi. The Mehlis Report, dated October 19, 2005, states the Commission 'focused on the crime scene, technical aspects of the crime, analysis of telephone intercepts, the testimony of more than 500 witnesses and sources, as well as the institutional context in which the crime took place.' The confidential copy indicates that certain information, all of which implicates Syria and pro-Syrian Lebanese officials, was added just before the report was issued."

On May 2, 2009, Nasrallah, in a televised address, called on UN investigators to consider Israel in its investigation. He said the Israelis had "the motive" and "the capability" to carry out the massive car bombing that took Hariri's life and 22 others and injured more than 100. The attack mirrored a number of other false flag operations carried about by Mossad with a little-known group calling itself "Victory and Jihad in Greater Syria" claiming responsibility for the attack.

The Saudi connection to Hariri's assassination is also noteworthy. On November 19, 2005, WMR reported:

"Was Rafik Hariri a threat to the Bin Laden monopoly? A classified but undated French intelligence report points to the fact that the assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was considered a potential monopoly-busting building construction competitor by the Bin Laden cartel, which is described as having a "monopoly" on construction contracts involving Islamic Holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

The operative paragraph from the French report states:

The Bin Laden family monopoly wields itself on work on the Islamic Holy Places (it is required that all the important companies such as Oger, Dar Al-Handasa, Mabani, or CCI must sub-contract with the monopoly) and the links which bind the family to the the Saudi dynasty over numerous years has resulted in a considerable financial cache, it is difficult to quantify but is twenty times than that amassed by Rafik Hariri.

Note: Oger, or Saudi Oger, is the company formed by Hariri in 1971, which became a major Saudi contractor under King Fahd.

The United States, using the United Nations as a proxy, is pressuring Syria over the assassination of Rafik Hariri. With evidence that Hariri was viewed as a potential threat to the Bin Laden monopoly, which is tied closely to the Saudi Royal Family, the Saudis may be as culpable in the assassination as is the Likud government of Israel and the Bush administration."