Wednesday, 26 October 2005

hariri murder: witness paid to charge syria

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Central witness to Lebanon leader Hariri's
murder revealed to be a paid swindler

Hamburg, 22 October 2005

Germany's leading political magazine, 'Der Spiegel', revealed today that the
central witness to the supposed plot to kill Lebanese leader Hariri, was a
dubious person with a criminal record as a convicted felon and swindler. The UN
Commission is raising serious doubts about the reliability and credibility of
Zuheir al-Siddiq's declarations, since the alleged former officer of the Syrian
secret services had in reality been convicted more than once for penal offences
related to money subtraction. (taking bribes.)
The UN investigating Commission is well aware that it had been lied by
Siddiq, since he initially said that he had left Beirut one month before the
assault on al-Hariri, but then later admitted to his direct involvement in the
implementation of the crime. Zuheir al-Siddiq's siblings also revealed that
they had received a phone-call from him from Paris, in late summer, in which
Siddiq announced "I have become a millionaire".
Steve's Note: The Bush Administration is currently asking the UN to
investigate allegations that Syria's president killed Lebanon leader Hairi, and
is seeking UN support for 'punishing' Syria. It is clear that the 'witness' has
been bribed to implicate Syria's president in this crime, when the greater
likelihood is that he attempting to give the U.S. 'justification' for invading

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