For someone who says he didn't trust the Special Tribunal, he sure did not provide any solid evidence proving the theory that Israel killed Hariri to weaken and destroy the resistance.
Lebanese sadly watched Nasrallah for two and a half hours as he defamed espionage suspects and shared a hodgepodge of footage dating back to 1997 when Israeli spy planes allegedly filmed the routes used by Rafik Hariri in 2005.
He claimed an Israeli agent was present at the scene of the crime the day of the assassination and showed footage of Israeli war planes flying over Beirut hours before the explosion.
Nasrallah also claimed that as early as 1993, Israel sent an agent called Ahmad Nasrallah to plant the idea in Rafik Hariri's mind that Hizbullah's Imad Mughnieh was trying to assassinate him. Hariri, according to the secretary-general, complained to Syrian intelligence and his friends in France and Saudi Arabia.
Nasrallah tried to support his conspiracy theory by presenting a compilation of statements by Israeli officials linking Hizbullah to the assassination. And in a sign of absolute desperation, he profiled a number of individuals suspected of spying for Israel, by listing their alleged charged and basing his information on "confessions" and depositions.
It is tragic that no one in the media realized that Nasrallah was defaming individuals who have not had their day in court yet. The man is so concerned about being framed that he went ahead with naming and shaming many individuals who, like Nasrallah wants to be, are innocent until proven guilty.
But then, when you believe that the world's conspiracies revolve around Hizbullah, that pure and infallible entity, you don't hesitate defaming others to exonerate yourself before you are even accused of anything.
For no one that matters has accused Hizbullah of anything yet. These pre-emptive shows that Nasrallah is orchestrating are doing more to incriminate his party than any talk of impending indictment.
Nasrallah said he would not submit any of this information to the tribunal because he doesn't trust the investigation.
Actually, it's probably the other way around. No commission or court would accept or trust this hodgepodge of selective footage and defamation as "evidence". Are we to believe that in one week, Nasrallah unearthed what 5 years of investigations could not find? And even if the UN team maliciously chose to overlook Nasrallah's evidence, why not do this research five years ago? Or last year?
Here’s what Nasrallah had to say when asked this very question:
So presenting this information five years ago would have incriminated Hizbullah? Come again?
Nasrallah: If I presented the evidence in 2005, 2006 or 2007 they would have asked us [at the time], ‘Why are you talking about it? You are not accused.’ As for the videos, they show surveillance efforts focusing on certain points at certain times, which is evidence that something is being prepared. Investigators can prove it.