"In recent months, the paper had also attacked Wissam al-Hassan for his anti-Assad regime stance)." I am used to habitual lying by Zionists of WINEP who rely on NowHariri for their views on Lebanon (remember when Micahel Young assured them in 2003 and 2004 and 2005 that Hizbullah was losing support among Shi`ites in Lebanon?), but this is quite funny. In fact, Al-Akhbar--to my chagrin and dismay--published tributes to Hasan after his death and Hasan was quite friendly with top editors and writers at the paper. But then again, what do you say about somebody who is now an expert on the fluctuating weight of Hasan Nasrallah?