On November 4, 2017 Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri made a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia. This would be akin to if President Donald Trump, while in Russia, made a strange resignation announcement. Questions would arise about foreign influence.
In Saudi Arabia itself, there is inner turmoil consequent to blowback from its failed proxy war in Syria. In early November 2017, Saudi Arabian princes were arrested. “Saudi Arabia dismissed a number of senior ministers and arrested nearly a dozen princes in an investigation by a new anti-corruption committee.” 
From Saudi Arabia to Paris Hariri then traveled, but two of his children remain in Saudi Arabia – as hostages?? In Hariri’s strange November 4th resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia, he stated that he was afraid for his life. 
Is it the real Hariri who met in Paris on November 18th with French President Emmanuel Macron? How would we know? Perhaps an Hariri look-alike was substituted and the real Lebanese Prime Minister remains sedated and under guard in Saudi Arabia.
If his children are being held hostage, or if it is not the real Hariri in Paris, what good would a “reassuring announcement” by “Hariri” in Lebanon on Wednesday, November 22nd be? And is it just coincidence that November 22nd is the 54th anniversary of the JFK assassination?
“Recent events coming out of Saudi Arabia are truly stunning,” stated Peter Lavelle at the start of a recent broadcast of his show, CrossTalk. “Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is said to be a reformer and on an anti-corruption drive. Others say differently. Saudi Arabia is experiencing a life threatening crisis that could ignite a region-wide conflict.” 
Involved, according to analysis by guests on CrossTalk, is the risk of another proxy war, this time pitting Iran and Lebanon against Saudi Arabia and Israel. The Trump administration’s foreign policy, according to the guest experts, appears to be to have Iran as Public Enemy #1, and by extension also Lebanon. 
Where does Hariri fit into all this? That is the Mystery Of Hariri, a puzzle sure to delight your leisure hours.
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 “Saudi anti-corruption purge: All the latest updates”, Al Jazeera, November 17, 2017. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/saudi-corruption-crackdown-latest-updates-171106101217290.html
 “Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days”, by Bassem Mroue and Philippe Sotto. Associated Press, November 19, 2017. https://tinyurl.com/yd9g4j64
 “CrossTalk: Saudi Turmoil”, November 17, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P92DfU2nqSk