Hariri Assassination: CBC Points Finger At Hezbollah
An impressive CBC investigation of the Hariri assassination concludes Hezbollah did the dirty deed.
Among Neil Macdonald's findings:
Cell phone records indicate Hezbollah responsibility for the assassination.
Hezbollah penetrated the UN investigation early on.
A Lebanese policeman, Capt. Wissam Eid, who cracked the case, was murdered by a Hezbollah car bomb after an ominous warning to back off the investigation.
UN investigators were slow to appreciate the significance of Eid's findings.
The slain PM's chief of protocol, Col. Wissam Hassan, hasn't adequately explained his whereabouts during the assassination, while a confidential UN memo labels him a possible suspect. Moreover, Col. Wissam was a liason between UN investigators and Lebanon's Internal Security Forces (ISF). He is now the ISF's intelligence chief.
The weakest link in prosecuting any suspects is the difficulty of converting the cell phone analysis into evidence that will stand up in a court of law.