What's all the hubbub about? A lot of my fellow bloggers are celebrating as if the culprits of Hariri's assassination have been arrested, but I don't see any indications that point to that conclusion. True Naharnet's headline reads that Mehlis Rounds up Sayyed, Hajj, Azar, Summons Hamdan, and Lebanonwire even published an article titled Lebanon arrests ex-security cheifs over Hariri murder. But I'm not convinced.
I don't have a subscription to Lebanonwire, so I couldn't read their article. I can read the Naharnet article though, and if you scrutinize it closely, you'll realize that the "ex-security cheifs" have been detained (as opposed to arrested) for questioning, and that the only change since the last time they were questioned is that they're now officially considered to be suspects. Furthermore, didn't Mehlis say that he needed a few more months to finish his investigations?
All I know is that I'm not convinced, and I won't be won over by any outcome until the culprits are sent to the Hague. Today's celebrations are simply premature.