U.N. sets up Hariri tribunal aimed at Syria

The U.S.-dominated U.N. Security Council has voted for a special U.N. tribunal to prosecute the killing of former

Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, primarily targeting Syrian officials. The basis for the tribunal is purely political, stretching Chapter Seven of the U.N. Charter to classify the incident as a threat to international peace and security.

The United States began an anti-Syria campaign immediately following Hariri’s February 2005 assassination. The U.S. accusations rest on flimsy grounds, as Syria clearly gained nothing from the incident.

Rather, one must wonder about the involvement of the United States and its proxy, Israel. The imperialists have been the main beneficiaries of Hariri’s death, using it against the Syrian government and its ties with Lebanon and Lebanese resistance forces.

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