Probe chief: Assad ordered Hariri killed
From news article:
Judge who headed probe on Lebanese premier's death says Syria feared he would overturn regime
The German judge who was in charge of an investigation on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says the Syrian regime ordered his assassination. In an interview with a German radio station, Detlev Mehlis said Syrian President Bashar Assad "ordered Hariri killed" because he feared the premier was cooperating with France and the US in order to overturn the Syrian regime and disarm Hezbollah.
Now that Hezbollah owns Lebanon, is helping Assad out, nothing of course will come of this. We have now witnessed one of the first modern instances of a state openly admitting it commit acts of terror and assassination against head of state specifically as a tool of foreign policy and not as a unique reprisal.