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Reports from Lebanon are suggesting Israel may be in the process of hiring the U.S. security firm Blackwater – now known as Xe – to round up members of the Hezbollah terror group who may be indicted under an international tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
An inquiry to Blackwater headquarters in Moyock, N.C., where the company provides law enforcement, logistics and close quarter training among other security services, remained unanswered and the reports remain unconfirmed.
But Blackwater representatives were seen in Voorburg near The Hague for meetings with officials of the International Court of Justice’s Special Tribunal for Lebanon, or STL.
In February, STL investigators presented an indictment to the Hague prosecutor who is preparing to make public the names of those indicted. Reports suggest that members of the Hezbollah will be indicted.
The investigation has been ongoing for some five years into the Feb.14, 2005, assassination of the former prime minister.
Informed sources have confirmed members of Blackwater have been seen at The Hague, and there have been separate reports that Hezbollah operatives are watching closely the activities of the tribunal office there.
The reports reveal Blackwater representatives arrived in The Hague on a flight from Israel to meet with representatives at the STL office and stayed at the Hilton Hotel Grand Café Pearl.
At a news conference last month, sources reported, the STL office in The Hague announced it would be seeking help of the international community in arresting and delivering to the court in The Hague those people for whom arrest warrants would be issued.
The source close to Hezbollah said the Blackwater representatives were looking “to land a lucrative bounty hunter contract with the STL registrar’s office.”
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