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Forum Post: I love non-MSM sources - they really give us the truth

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 20, 2013, 8:25 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Saad Hariri: Friend of Hamas Supporter of Hagel

Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro reported Thursday that Senate sources believe that one reason Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel has not submitted requested financial disclosures is that one of his funders is called "Friends of Hamas." While the White House refused to confirm or deny the report, there are certainly friends of Hamas among Hagel's supporters, including former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/07/Saad-Hariri-Friend-of-Hamas-Supporter-of-Hagel

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 1 year ago

Shapiro is desperately trying to back pedal. That is quite obvious.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20508) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That sounds like it might be a bit off. I'd check with GirlFriday, she seems to be up on Lebanese politics.

I would point out that his father was the one assassinated, and in 2011 Hamas withdrew support from his government, which then collapsed.

Wiki on Saad Hariri:

  • Government collapse

    • On 12 January 2011, minutes after Hariri posed for pictures with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, the opposition parties resigned from the cabinet, as an objection for the inability of the government to take detrimental decisions, causing his unity government to collapse. In fact, Hezbollah and its allies withdrew from the government due to political tensions arose from investigations of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri.8 The reason for Hezbollah's withdrew was that Hezbollah operatives were convicted as being responsible for the assassination of Rafiq Hariri.8

I'm sure that footnote will provide more info. I have things to do at the moment.

The likely explanation may be Hagel's remarks regarding certain lobbyists . . . although I must say I don't see why that in itself should be an issue, one lobbyist is every bit as good as another . . .

Unless of course it happens to be Green Peace . . . .