Monday, April 03, 2006

The Mehlis Team...Scandal. Today, I spoke at length with a German source who is well connected in the German justice system. She was telling me about the Mehlis team, and about the corruption inside. How Sa`d Hariri flew the investigators on his private jet: that is against the rules of the UN. Will somebody be investigating that? Will Kofi Annan lift a finger? And team members used to enjoy playing pranks on Syrian ministers, and do inside jokes on them, and put them, in embarrassing situations. She told me that Mehlis and his team knew nothing about the Arab world, and none understood any aspect of Lebanese politics beyond Hariri/US are good. The source is willing to talk anonymously to the Lebanese press; I told her that she has to wait until Al-Akhbar starts printing. Stay tuned.