Austin Bay discusses the UN report on the assassination of Rafik Hariri.
One thing needs to be kept in mind: What Syria did was a patently irrational action. If Bashir Assad was trying to keep Lebanon as a vassal state, he has utterly failed now. In fact, his regime has to be considered at risk at this point. This is a huge black mark on Syria's present regime, and isn't something that can be ignored.
I will not pretend to know what Bashir Assad was thinking - if he was thinking. Nor do I know what the person who doctored the report was thinking. But it is just par for the course... the UN covering up for dictators and jerks again.