In an astonishing political display, UN Investigator Detlev Mehlis has hurled abuse at Syria after his star witness ‘Hossam’ denied his evidence live on Syrian TV.
He blamed…SYRIA! He accused Syria of getting involved in Eastern European propoganda. And he denied that Hossam was his main witness.
Hossam was the only Syrian who fingered Syria – he was a Kurdish Syrian Intelligence officer who said that Syria bought the weapons for the Hariri murder.
But he now claims he was bribed by Saad Al-Hariri. During the Lebanese election campaign Hariri also faced bribery claims – many of his opponents withdrew from the election and Hariri run completely unopposed in Beirut!
Syria Comment’s Josh Landis reports some interesting nuances pointing to the authenticity of Hossam’s TV appaerance. If it was a staged performance, why would Syria make Hossam talk about the ‘Alawi government’ – a massive taboo in Syria.