A great case in point is the speech given by Lebanese pro-government, Future Movement leader Saad Hariri yesterday. I quote from Naharnet online because you will not find any references to any of the allegations raised against Israel in any European or North American newspaper - although most international papers did touch on other aspects of his speech.
"We were expecting open war on Israel, but the open war was launched on Beirut," Hariri said.Righhhhhhhhhht. The Israelis gave Hezbollah cover at the Syrian's request. If you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale too.
"Did Beirut assassinate Imad Mughniyeh?" he asked.
Hariri said Hizbullah launched its attack upon instructions from Iran and Syria.
He charged that the Sunni-Shiite confrontation has started and called for containing it before it explodes into all out civil war.
The citizens, according to Hariri, "protected the army unity."
Hariri accused Hizbullah and its allies of "committing a crime under the pretext of defending the resistance and now they are using resistance weapons against the people."
"History would not have mercy on champions of the Sunni-Shiite confrontation," Hariri declared.
"The attack couldn't have happened without an Israeli cover," Hariri charged and asked: "how did thousands of fighters move from the south to Beirut?"
"This is the first indication to a Syrian-Israeli rapprochement," he added.