Syria is campaigning to ward off UN sanctions from the Hariri Assassination:
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem toured the Gulf on Sunday to enlist Arab support ahead of a UN meeting to discuss possible sanctions against Damascus over the killing of Lebanon’s former prime minister.
In an apparent effort to head off a tough draft Security Council resolution backed by the United States and France, Syria launched its own investigation on Saturday into the killing of Rafik al-Hariri.
The inquiry, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will question Syrian civilians and military personnel and cooperate with a UN inquiry that has already implicated senior Syrian officials in the February 14 assassination, officials said.
A UN investigation led by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis has accused senior Syrian and Lebanese officials of an intricate plot to kill Hariri.
Meanwhile, in further news of how it’s okay to be fascist:
An Austrian doctor accused of killing hundreds of inmates at a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two has been hiding in Spain for the last 20 years, a Spanish newspaper reported on Sunday. German authorities have said they are hunting for Aribert Heim, 91, known as “Doctor Death.”
Heim worked in Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and killed hundreds of inmates by lethal injection and torture, according to the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center, which has also said Heim may be hiding out in Spain.
Who was hiding him, I wonder.