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Cui Bono – Today’s Lebanon and Tomorrow’s Syria?

Although the murder of Lebanon's ex-Prime Minister, Rafiq Hariri, was claimed to be a watershed, it represents no such thing – neither in the act, nor in its effects.

On Valentine’s Day, billionaire and ex-Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was killed in an enormous explosion that rocked Beirut’s most prestigious area, near the St Georges Hotel. He was killed by a huge car bomb as he returned to his home from Parliament. After he left the parliamentary meeting of joint committees discussing the draft electoral law, Hariri had coffee at a nearby café in the downtown area and then headed home. The explosion occurred a little before

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