Seymour Hersh, campaigning investigative journalist, says America is funding extremist groups inside Syria to carry out terrorist attacks.
Don’t underestimate the weight of these statements. Hersh is one of the world’s most successful investigative journalists. He made his name by breaking a story about a massacre during the Veitnam War. More recently, he was the man who uncovered the Abu Ghraib scandal.
He says the US has put together a plan to extensively attack Iran (but importantly NOT Syria) with just 24 hours notice.
And he says the US is funding Lebanese Sunni fundamentalist groups VIA THE SINIORA GOVERNMENT. Groups which, Hersh claims, are aligned with Al Qaeda. These fighters are based in the Bekka Valley, and have received billions, he says.
Not so sweet and fluffy now, are we Mr Hariri.
The full, remarkable story, is here.