Next War in Lebanon

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Next War in Lebanon

An editorial written by retired German General Klaus Dieter Naumann, former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and General Richard Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, titled, “A third Lebanon war looms: To stop it, US must curtail Iran, sanction Hezbollah,” lays out the details of this looming conflict.

While the article portrays a “third Lebanon war” as inevitable, precipitated by Hezbollah and its sponsors in Tehran’s aggression against Israel, careful reading and consideration of recent history exposes the editorial as an attempt to create the pretext upon which the US and its allies will provoke this war, not Hezbollah, and not Iran.

The article claims:

Neither Iran nor Hezbollah have any remotely credible reason for their enmity of Israel today — yet they are engaged in an implacable campaign of deadly hatred animated by their version of radical Islam. Hezbollah additionally has to explain to the Lebanese population it claims to represent why it has been killing Muslims in Syria at a furious pace. The best way to close this credibility gap is to attack Israel. Both Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s rhetoric, and his terrorist operatives’ actions on the border with Israel confirm this.

Nowhere in the article is it noted Israel’s participation in the Syrian conflict, its own state sponsorship of terrorism in neighboring Syria including militants from Jabhat Al Nusra, a US State Department and UK Home Office proscribed terrorist organization,




Heavy Israeli air traffic reported over Syria and possible air strike

 Nov 1, 2017 @ 22:16

Some Lebanese sources are reporting unusually heavy Israel air force traffic over the Syrian-Lebanese border region on Wednesday night. Other sources claim that Israeli planes have bombed Al Qusayr in the Qalamoun Mountains which straddle that border.......

reported by agency of course with hidden agenda....but the focus on activity on the Israeli Lebanon Syria border area is a real hot spot point

Sean in Ottawa

The context now is different than in the past. There are many implications and a few minutes pondering that can come up with several new concerns.


For a start:

- Impact on refugees -- many already and no imediate place to go

- technology more efficient at killing than ever -- consider this:

- Damage to Lebanon is an opening to ISIS

- there are no appeals for restraint to come from the US -- Both the US and Israel are governed by hawks


Is The 'Moderate Al Qaeda' Set to Target Hizbullah?

"Hizbullah can only be fought by a force with a strong ideology that nonetheless is acceptable to the outside world. Fighting Hizbullah is a long pursued aim of the Saudis..."


Please think before you start a civil war.  Iraq,Syria,Libya, look what happened.  Half a loaf is better than ruin that will follow a civil war.  


"Resigned from government" is a bit of an understatement. He made the announcement he was quitting from Riyadh. He's effectively defected to Saudi Arabia.


And on the same day, Shiites in Yemen launched a missile at Riyadh, and the Saudis are purging the royal family. Quite a coincidence. I wonder if this, not North Korea, was the "storm" Trump was forecasting.


Also arrested head of National Guard Miteb bin Abdullah, that paves the current leader to assume direct control of "white army".

Apparently these best units of the Suadi Armed Forces.  

The Saudi Arabian National Guard has a standing force of 225,000 troops and a tribal militia of some 25,000 troops. It serves both as a defence force against external attack and as an Internal security force. Its duties include protecting the House of Saud, guarding against military coups, guarding strategic facilities and resources, and providing security for the cities of Mecca and Medina.

It reports directly to the king through the Minister of the National Guard and, unlike the army, navy and air force, is not under the control of the Ministry of Defense. The Guard's command structure and communication network are entirely separate from those of the Ministries of Defense and the Interior.

Its personnel are drawn from tribes loyal to the king and the royal family, whose high-ranking members are always appointed its commander. It has been described as an institution that "ties the tribes to the House of Saud" (by Sandra Mackey).[6] It also draws recruits from official Wahhabi religious establishment. [7] It differs from the army in that its officers command units (e.g. battalions) "largely made up of their own tribal cousins, which makes the leaders and their followers less susceptible to subversive ideas and outside ideologies."[7]


Lebanon - Hariri's Resignation - The Opening Shot Of The Saudi's War on Hizbullah

"Yes the war is coming to Lebanon. The Saudi-Israeli-US axis will lose this war while Iran and Russia will win from it. While the fighting in Syria and Iraq was ongoing, Lebanon was kept at peace. With the wars ending Lebanon is again the place where proxy fights are carried out. The miscalculated Saudi/US/Israeli plan against Hizbullah can be understood as a helpless tantrum after their defeat in Syria and Iraq."

Why KSA Ordered Saad Hariri To Resign (and vid)

Marwa Osman says Hariri's resignation is pretty much Saudi Arabia's plan B against Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement. 


Defeated Elsewhere, Saudi Tyrant Declares War On Lebanon

"The internal consolidation of power is the prelude for a larger external venture..."


Nasrallah claiming that Saudi Arabia has declared war on Lebanon, meanwhile Hisbollah completing their mission against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley, taking control of the central Syria Iraq border, as well as a good stretch of the Syria lebanese border...this has got Israeli military according to Debka, very nervous, as it guarantees free movement of supplies from Iran through Iraq, Hizbollah controlled border areainto Syria, to the Lebanese Mediterranean.......

will they be forced to make their move?


What Is Happening in Saudi Arabia?

"What the hell is happening? Joining us to help sort through the rubble of this incredible week is Marwa Osman, a political analyst and commentator in Beirut."

Necessary to understand the current state of affairs in Lebanon..

Here is the speech of Nasrallah cited above:

S Arabia Has Openly Declared War on Lebanon With Hariri House Arrest: Nasrallah (and vid)



Notice the lack of official western reaction to KSA's kidnapping and 'house arrest' of Lebanon's leader? 

The Changing Face of the Middle East - Sharmine Narwani (and vid)


TRNN: Saudi's 'War On Lebanon' Backfires (and vid)

"After being accused of forcing him to resign, Saudi Arabia's apparent detentionof Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has boosted support for Hezbollah, says author and professor Amal Saad."



Interview With Rania Masri On Saudi Arabia and Kidnapping of Lebanese Prime Minister (podcast)

"The Saudis have also done in Lebanon a lot like what they've done in The Guardian. Now, anybody who reads The Guardian for the past few weeks would go, oh my god, The Guardian has really elevated the quality of yellow journalism here. And I mean yellow journalism because clearly they've been bought - when you have The Guardian publish article after article talking about the reforms of Mohammd bin Salman and presenting him as the reform king, which like As'ad Abukhali says would be akin to presenting Trump as a feminist.

In the same way that the Saudis are pumping money into the US through a public relations firm that is also aligned with the UAE - In that same way, they are also pumping into certain media channels here in Lebanon..."


from Duran.....

In conjunction with these statements, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced yesterday that its volunteers would return from Iraq to Lebanon as ISIS had been neutralised in Iraq. The timing indicates that while Hezbollah has helped Iraq to achieve victory against terrorism, reinforcements are now needed in Lebanon as many fear another Israeli invasion.

During his recent visit to Moscow, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil warned Israel that if it seeks to start another war with Lebanon, the Israeli invaders will not be successful. Bassil also praised the role of Hezbollah in helping to fight terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, while also praising Hezbollah’s role as a defender of Lebanese sovereignty.


Lebanon's PM Returns To Beirut After Abrupt Resignation While In Saudi Arabia (and vid)

"Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has finally returned to Beirut as tensions mount in the region..."

But the Saudis still have his kids.


"PM Hariri announces he submitted his resignation to President Aoun but will reconsider it at the request of the president..."


Sweeping Victory For Hezbollah, Amal in Lebanon's South Districts

"Hezbollah and Amal candidates gain all seats in South Lebanon's two districts during Sunday's general parliamentary elections..."


Debate: Lebanon's Parliamentary Elections

"Lebanese went to the polls to vote in general elections."


August 14, 2018 Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah (and vid)

"Hezbollah leader delivers speech on anniversary of 2006 Israeli war in Lebanon."


Hezbollah in Lebanon: US Hegemony is Over

"The US is gradually losing its hegemony in the Middle East..."


Israel About To Attack Lebanon Says Source

"In what could set the entire Middle East ablaze, and involve but the US and Russia, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof shares exclusive details about Israel's plan of attack against Hezbollah. Rick Sanchez maps out the geopolitical consequences."

Canada's Zionist allies, Apartheid Israel preparing for war?


Lebanese lawyers sue British firm over Beirut blast in 2020

"Lebanon's lawyers have sued a British chemical firm linked to the devastating explosion of Beirut's port in the High Court in London. The Beirut Bar Association and four others, including a survivor of the explosion and the families of 2 victims of the blast, filed the lawsuit against the UK-registered company, Savaro Ltd. this month.

They accuse the firm of failing to properly store or dispose of a considerable amount of highly explosive ammonium nitrate that ignited on Aug 4, killing more than 200 people and flattened several neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital..."