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May 16 12:34

Shades of 1956 Suez Disaster and the Greater Israel Project: Israel Schemes to Annex The Occupied Territories with US Support

The US Republican President will have the use of billions of dollars in casino funds plus the power of the AIPAC and CFI lobbies in Washington and in Westminster, respectively – ­both being key players in an international movement to legalise the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

Upon completion of the land grab, the Netanyahu government apparently intends to carry out a unilateral annexation of the Occupied Territories whilst contemporaneously expelling the 5 million indigenous Palestinians in a forced transfer from their ancestral lands to new refugee camps in adjoining states of Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the world does Tel Aviv expect to execute this policy?!?

So Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, a word, please; have the countries to which you wish to expel all Palestinians, which include Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, assented to this hair-brained scheme of yours?!?

My suspicion is, absolutely not; their refugee camps are already overflowing, courtesy of the wars in Iraq; Afghanistan; Syria; and and their ability to take in any more refugees is completely nil.

So how are you going to "relocate" these Palestinians from their homes, arrest them, and drop them over the borders of these countries with a parachute, or just herd them up like animals, and release them at the fuzziest areas of the borders of these countries, and tell those countries' leadership, "These people are your problem now!!?!?"

Or is the real agenda here a very Hitlerian, "Final Solution", which would be to execute all Palestinians who refuse to leave?!?

May 15 08:40

Hezbollah says offensive on Israel possible

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah made headlines with the statement that their forces may attack IDF positions in Galilee.

Fighting between Hezbollah forces and Israel's Defense Forces may well take place on the territory of Occupied Palestine (the Zionist entity), the Hezbollah leader Nasrallah said on Thursday.

"We have dismantled our bases at the border," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah told a Beirut TV station. Instead, securing the border will now be Lebanon's "state responsibility."

May 05 09:18

US delivers more military aid to Lebanon

The United States Friday delivered over 1,000 machine guns to Lebanese security forces in order to fortify security along Lebanon's border

Apr 22 07:48

Daesh emir killed, 10 extremists arrested in stealth army operation

The Lebanese Army Saturday killed a Daesh (ISIS) emir and arrested 10 suspected militants during a stealth operation in the northeastern border town of Arsal, a source told The Daily Star.

Apr 20 09:21

EU urges Lebanon agree on vote law to hold timely elections

A European Union delegation and EU ambassadors in Lebanon Thursday urged political rivals to quickly agree on an electoral law in order to stage timely, peaceful and transparent elections

Apr 16 15:03

How to bring down the elephant in the room

The reason why I decided to tackle this issue today is that the forces who broke Trump in less than a month are also the very same forces who have forced him into a political 180: the Neocons and the US deep state. However, I think that these two concepts can be fused into on I would call the “Ziocons”: basically Zionists plus some rabid Anglo imperialists à la Cheney or McCain. These are the folks who control the US corporate media, Hollywood, Congress, most of academia, etc. These are the folks who organized a ferocious assault on the “nationalist” or “patriotic” wing of Trump supporters and ousted Flynn and Bannon and these are the folks who basically staged a color revolution against Trump. There is some pretty good evidence that the person in charge of this quiet coup is Jared Kushner, a rabid Zionist. Maybe. Maybe not.

Apr 09 08:38

ISRAEL SEEKS BUFFER ZONE ON BORDERS WITH SYRIA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a buffer zone against Syria, Iran and Hezbollah on the borders with Syria to be part of any future deal to end the Syrian crisis, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Friday.

According to the Israeli newspaper, Netanyahu proposed this issue during meetings with American and other coalition countries.

Netanyahu wants to prevent Iran and Hezbollah from establishing a foothold and he intends to undermine future attacks against Israel, noting that he had suggested international forces to supervise his proposed buffer zone.

Last Friday, the Israeli Maariv revealed that Netanyahu sent messages to the international parties involved in the talks about Syria’s future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel wants the Golan all to itself, and the reason is pretty straightforward, from the Israeli government's perspective:

Israel stakes claim to Golan after oil find

Apr 04 08:11

Germany firmly supports Lebanon: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday expressed her country's staunch support to Lebanon during a joint news conference with visiting Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Berlin

Mar 30 07:20

Hezbollah, Syrian Army Engage in Fierce Clashes with Terrorists near Syria Border with Lebanon

The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement and the Syrian Army troops fended off a heavy offensive of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in a town in Northwestern Damascus, killing a number of terrorists, including a commander.

Mar 28 07:35

Israel's airstrike on Syria spooks Middle East

Israeli warplanes carrying out airstrikes on a shipment of Iranian arms to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas in Syria managed to evade Syrian air-defense missiles but the incident is a graphic demonstration of how the war has the potential to further inflame the region.

There are likely to be further Israeli airstrikes against Hezbol­lah in Syria, reflecting deepening Israeli concerns that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and their Lebanese ally are establish­ing a new front on the divided Go­lan Heights from which to fight the Jewish state.

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 22 12:28

Israel preps for war on Gaza and Lebanon

Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other groups. The mass evacuations would be the biggest in Israel’s history, part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe. All sides have been preparing in case a new round of warfare breaks out, although Hezbollah currently is tied down in Syria’s civil war fighting in support of President Bashar Assad.

Each side has warned that a new conflict would be worse than previous ones. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israeli communities in the 2006 War, while Israel bombarded civilian and Hezbollah targets in Lebanon. The month of fighting killed an estimated 1,300 Lebanese, 44 Israeli civilians and 121 Israeli soldiers.

Mar 16 07:28

Israeli Politician, Cabinet Minister Says Next War With Lebanon Should Target Civilian Infrastructure

By Brandon Turbeville

Recently elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun visited Cairo in February where he uttered words previously treated as an open secret by preceding presidents; namely, that Hezbollah is indeed a major part of the defense of the country. While other presidents have tended to skirt the issue, Aoun essentially acknowledged the close relationship between Lebanon the state and Hezbollah the militia. The relationship between Hezbollah and the Lebanese state is apparent for all to see, of course, with Hezbollah acting as the major deterrent to Israel’s aggression...

Mar 13 12:05

The Coming Clash: Why Israel Seeks a Third War on Lebanon?

At a time when it’s pretty much clear that Hezbollah is fighting against ISIL and Al-Qaeda in Syria, the Zionist regime of Israel says another illegal war against Lebanon is coming to a theatre near you.

Mar 11 09:49

Israeli Education Minister: Next Lebanon War Must Target Civilians

Israeli military officials have been saying for the last several years that it’s pretty clear Hezbollah doesn’t want another war with Israel, with the belief that Hezbollah is more focused on fighting against ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria than on border skirmishes with Israel.

Still, the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was very popular on the far-right, and even though Israel was roundly criticized for the civilian toll of their invasion, many are eager to make clear that the next war, which they consider an inevitability, will involve even more deliberate targeting of Lebanese civilians.

That was the message of Education Minister Naftali Bennett today, and while it was couched as a response to Lebanon’s President recognizing that Hezbollah’s militia forces, which have been helping defend the border from ISIS and al-Qaeda raids, are “essential” to Lebanon’s defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the deliberate targeting of non-combatant civilians in Lebanon, in a mass genocide, is Bennett's "Final Solution" for the people of Lebanon?!?

There are a few people in history who would absolutely have LOVED this guy!!!

Mar 01 06:57

Sidon on general strike as Ain al-Hilweh clashes subside

Calm prevailed in Ain al-Hilweh in the southern city of Sidon Wednesday after days of heavy clashes that rocked the Palestinian camp came to an end

Feb 28 07:26

Cease-fire agreed in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp but clashes continue

Warring factions in the south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp Ain al-Hilweh agreed on a ceasefire Tuesday afternoon, however, gunmen are still fighting in the streets

Feb 26 08:31

Injuries reported in renewed Ain al-Hilweh clashes

Clashes renewed late Sunday morning in South Lebanon’s Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, ending an uneasy calm between Fatah and Islamist militants, a source told The Daily Star

Feb 24 07:43

Foiled Hamra suicide bomber confesses affiliation with Daesh

The assailant behind a failed suicide bomb attack at the Costa Coffee shop in Beirut’s Hamra district has confessed his affiliation to Daesh (ISIS), a judicial source told The Daily Star on Friday.

Feb 23 07:04

ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

Syria peace talks are expected to begin this week in Geneva. And what are the Israelis doing? Bombing Syrian Arab Army positions near the Lebanese border.

Because as we all know, the Israelis are really good at these "ceasefire" things. Especially when they have no business interfering in any way in a conflict:

Feb 22 07:08

Israeli raid strikes Lebanon, Syria border

Israeli warplanes struck posts along the Lebanese border with Syria in a pre-dawn raid, a security source told The Daily Star Wednesday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. As soon as we started hearing all this noise about bomb threats and vandalized cemeteries, it was obvious Israel was about to do something nasty.

Feb 19 15:37

FLASHBACK : The Roots of the Refugee Crisis Caused by the West

“The reason so many are fleeing places such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that U.S. and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery,”explainedformer congressman and three-time presidential contender Ron Paul, a leading voice for a constitutional, non-interventionist U.S. foreign policy. “This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing ‘democracy’ at the barrel of a gun.”

“Contrary to what one might expect, U.S. military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies,” writes Jeremy Ravinsky.

Feb 18 10:39

Insanity of NATO 2.0 for MidEast

If this is to be the new NATO for the Middle East then the world is truly about to descend into barbarism on a scale not seen since the Second World War.

As US President Donald Trump hosts Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week on the agenda is the formation of a “NATO-style” alliance for the Middle East, according to reports.

As if one US-led warmongering alliance in Europe and the North Atlantic were not enough. Now the world will see a clone of NATO let loose on the already conflict-torn Middle East region, if the reported discussions materialize.

Feb 04 15:30

How the US Helped Create Al Qaeda and ISIS

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

Feb 03 10:09

THE U.S. PLAN TO TOPPLE ALL 7 COUNTRIES ON TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN LIST

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

According to Reuters, Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would include a temporary refugee ban and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

The list is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. If those countries are starting to sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more I look at the first actions of the Trump presidency, the more I am terrifyingly convinced that the real winner of last November's election was the power-hungry, money mad, and deeply psychotic, American Deep State.

The hard, inescapable reality here is that the American Deep State is all about expropriating resources from countries to which it has no moral right; insuring those countries are run by US/Western-centric governments; and insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

The blood and money spent is of no consequence to those people running the American deep state, as long as their financial/geopolitical objectives are obtained.

And those American military killed or maimed for life in the process of achieving their financial goals?!? Merely collateral damage, for the sake of private corporate profit.

Of course, politicians cannot possibly say that to grieving families and friends of those killed or maimed; they are assured with such nostrums as "They died to protect this country and the American way of life."

No; these military died and were maimed for life to protect and enrich private corporate profit.

That is simply the bottom line here.

Feb 03 08:20

Some 6,000 fighters from Lebanon have joined militants in Syria

More than 6,000 Lebanese and Palestinians have departed Lebanon in the last five years to join armed groups in Syria, with around 1,300 of them killed on the battlefield

Jan 30 12:06

Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting.

by Donald J Trump

“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave.

We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.

Jan 29 09:21

Perhaps President Donald Trump Needs To Chill Out A Bit

We are not dealing with “widgets” here, but with people

These Refugee/Immigration Executive Orders appear to be knee-jerk, fear-based, and xenophobic acts of reflexive anger and emotional “lashing out,” rather than well-thought out policy and heavily researched executive action.

The last few Executive Orders pertaining to Refugees and Immigration appear to not have been very well thought through, and the etiology/genesis of the refugee crisis and immigration issues were either completely ignored, or Trump and his administration don’t understand it very well.

Jan 29 08:29

Beirut airport implements Trump travel ban, 2 Syrian families traveling to US return to Lebanon

A Syrian Christian Orthodox family has returned to Beirut after being denied entry to the United States as part of a travel ban enacted by Donald Trump, an airport source said Sunday

Jan 29 07:31

The U.S. Had A Plan To Topple All 7 Countries On Trump’s Refugee Ban List

According to Reuters, Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would include a temporary refugee ban and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

The list is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. If those countries are starting to sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

Jan 28 07:17

Storm "Perla" forces road closures across Lebanon

Lebanon’s stormy weather Saturday caused several mountain towns to be blocked, leaving motorists stranded as casualties and material damage were recorded across the country

Jan 26 09:09

Rep. Gabbard calls on US govt to stop ‘supporting terrorists’ after meeting Syria civilians & Assad

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has called on the US to put an end to the “illegal war” she believes it wages in Syria after visiting Damascus and Aleppo. During her trip, she spoke with civilians, religious leaders, opposition leaders, and President Assad.

Gabbard described her privately-funded seven-day trip to Lebanon and Syria as a “fact-finding mission” to learn the truth about the war by speaking directly to the Syrian people. The itinerary was kept secret until Gabbard’s return to the US for security reasons.

Jan 24 08:55

Lebanese Army cracks down on Assir loyalists after failed Beirut attack

The Lebanese Army continued its crack down Tuesday on suspected militants with alleged ties to a foiled suicide attack in Beirut over the weekend. A security source told The Daily Star that the Army Intelligence arrested Mahmoud Z. in the town of Siniq, south of the southern city of Sidon, raising the number of suspects arrested in the case to more than ten.

Jan 15 09:27

Lebanon environmentalists enraged over seagull 'genocide'

Lebanese environmental groups Saturday condemned the hunting of seagull off Beirut's southern shores, near the Rafik Hariri International Airport.

Jan 15 09:27

Authorities arrest suspected terror group recruiters

General Security has detained four suspected Lebanese militants on charges of forming a terror cell and recruiting youth to join an extremist organization.

Jan 06 08:50

Iran ready to aid Lebanese Army: Senior Iranian MP

Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Friday that his country was serious in its offer to arm the Lebanese military.

Jan 05 08:14

Lebanon: President Aoun claims Mossad behind killing of Lebanese citizen in Angola

President Michel Aoun Wednesday expressed belief that Israel's intelligence agency Mossad was behind the slaying of a Lebanese in Angola.

Aoun made his statements during a Cabinet session at the Baabda Palace.

Jan 05 06:39

More Soldiers Depart for UN Mission

Officials and well-wishers said farewell during a ceremony on Wednesday morning at the Phnom Penh military airbase to 184 Cambodian peacekeepers set to join a U.N. mission in Lebanon.

Jan 03 06:34

Lebanon bids farewell to rest Istanbul victims

Lebanon Tuesday bid farewell to two of the victims killed in a mass shooting inside a popular Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day.

Dec 31 06:37

Lebanese Army averts mass holiday attack

The Lebanese Army reportedly arrested members of a sleeper-cell in north Lebanon that had been planning a shootout followed by a suicide attack during the holiday season.

Dec 26 10:16

CIA has interfered with over 81 foreign elections in the past century

These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation and propaganda...

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

Dec 25 22:59

Aleppo celebrates Christmas, shares stories of joy & loss

Syrians in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating Christmas…

‘We had 4 years of pain, of war & blood’

Christians in Syria have largely rallied behind the secular government, seeing it as their protector.

This year, many people in the liberated city of Aleppo are celebrating for the first time since the war began. RT’s Lizzie Phelan talked with residents of the war-ravaged city now recovering from its wounds.

Dec 25 09:56

UN agency in Lebanon drops G4S

The first UN agency in Lebanon has dropped G4S after a year-long campaign by activists for the boycott, divest and sanctions movement.

The Lebanese Campaign to Boycott the Supporters of Israel announced that the country’s UNICEF branch had ended its contract with the multinational security and incarceration firm as a result of a targeted campaign.

Dec 23 15:19

False News By Omission Misinforms - Pointing Such Out May Soon Be Censored

Some Israeli military official claim that Hizbullah is using Armored Personal Carriers in Syria, a correct claim, which it received from the Lebanese Armed Forces, a lie. The carriers in question are way out of date tracked vehicles and the LAF once received some upgraded ones from the United States. Israel makes these claims every once a while.

Dec 20 16:13

West Directed Killer’s Hand in Assassination of Russian Ambassador

Virtually everything that Western official sources have been saying about Aleppo, and the Syrian war more generally, is seen to be a grotesque lie.

The climax of condemnation reached unconscionable heights last week when Washington, its Western allies and the UN – all amplified unquestioningly by the Western news media – vilified Russia for allegedly slaughtering civilians in east Aleppo. American ambassador Samantha Power specifically cited unverified reports of children being killed in a basement by Syria and Russian forces.

Dec 20 06:45

Saad Hariri assumes office of prime minister

Lebanon's Saad Hariri officially assumed the office of prime minister Tuesday and was welcomed to the Grand Serail by an honor guard.

Dec 18 16:22

Trump Sets the Cat Among the Jewish Pigeons

Palestine/Israel will be transformed into a democratic state, where Jews and Palestinians will live happily ever after, as equals.

The nomination of David Friedman horrified liberal Israelis, cheered Palestinian activists, befogged the Israeli and Palestinian officials, and created a great rift among US Jews. With one brilliant stroke Donald Trump made more mischief than one would think possible. If you have no time for details, I’ll tell you: it is a good, even very good development for Palestine and Palestinians, and it is likely to save Trump’s skin back home.

Dec 15 06:06

A British citizen has been tortured by Israel’s secret police

but he's of Lebanese descent so it's OK.

Dec 07 12:43

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 07 05:33

Can Trump Leash His Pentagon ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis?

President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Will the mad dog be leashed? Ron Paul Liberty Report weighs in:

Dec 06 13:01

Iranophobes on Parade – Philip Giraldi

Will Iran be the target of the Trump regime?

Hopefully someone will convince Donald Trump that the real answer to eliminating the “Iranian threat” is not war.

One of the most discouraging aspects of the filling out of the Donald Trump cabinet is the array of Iran haters that seem to be lining up in the foreign policy and national security areas.Trump has been personally advocating sensible policies relating to Russia and Syria but he appears to have gone off the rails regarding Iran, which just might be attributed to those who are giving him advice.

Nov 30 07:15

Israel targets Hezbollah, Syria posts on Beirut-Damascus highway

An Israeli air raid hit a Syrian military post and a Hezbollah position early Wednesday near Beirut-Damascus highway, a security source told The Daily Star.

Nov 18 14:43

Palestinian Children: Proposals to combat Drug dealers targeting Lebanon's camps - Part 2


As cases of Palestinian camp children being targeted by drug dealers are further revealed, proposals are being put forward by the Palestinian Community, Local, Regional and International NGOs, and Civil Society organizations on how to end this scourge. Taking into account the still prevailing Lebanese stigmas toward Palestinians and the outlawing of their elementary civil rights including the right to work and home ownership,

Nov 15 09:17

New Israel-Lebanon war on the horizon, says IDF commander

Another Israel-Lebanon War is due to happen any time soon, a top IDF commander told Israeli national television on Tuesday.

Speaking to Israel's Channel 2, Brigadier General Rassan Alian said that while he expects the war to occur, it "won't necessarily begin in Israel; events on other fronts are liable to spur it".

Nov 14 09:43

CONFIRMED: Russia prepares heavy bombers, Syrian Army gives Jihadis 24 hours to surrender

There are growing signs that what looks like a big Syrian government offensive in Aleppo is in the works.

The Syrian army has been broadcasting messages to the trapped Jihadis in eastern Aleppo via loudspeakers all day giving them just 24 hours to lay down their arms.

There are also reports of more elite Syrian troops from the Tiger forces and the Desert Hawks Special Forces units being concentrated in Aleppo. They are apparently being reinforced by well trained Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon.

Nov 14 08:07

Palestinian Social Fabric Frays in Lebanon's camps as Drug Dealers target Children - Part 1

The past few years have witnessed an alarming increase in drug distribution in several of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian camps, as dealers reportedly target children and teenagers, becoming increasingly brazen in pushing their narcotics.

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Oct 31 07:45

Michel Aoun wins Lebanon presidency, ending 2-1/2-year vacuum

Michel Aoun has been sworn in as Lebanon's 13th president after gaining a simple majority in the second round of voting in Monday’s highly-anticipated presidential election in Parliament, putting an end to the country’s 2-1/2-year vacuum.

Oct 30 15:51

Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump by JOHN PILGER

This article is about the culpability and criminality as in War Crimes of the US MSM. Pilgers' take on why the establishment hates Donald Trump too!

In 1946, the Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor said of the German media: “Before every major aggression, they initiated a press campaign calculated to weaken their victims and to prepare the German people psychologically for the attack. In the propaganda system, it was the daily press and the radio that were the most important weapons.”

Oct 13 18:38

Only In The World Of American Media Is Syria A Civil War

By Brandon Turbeville

Having recently concluded a trip to the Middle East, I can safely say that the claims made by Western media are the opposite of the truth...

Oct 09 05:42

ISIS commander found dead on Lebanon-Syria border

An ISIS commander believed to be behind the killing of a Lebanese police officer earlier this year was found dead near the northeastern border town of Arsal Sunday morning, a security source told The Daily Star.

Oct 08 17:01

Can a World War still be avoided?

by Thierry Meyssan
Events around the Syrian crisis are accelerating, and reveal the depth of the conflict between the Atlantist camp and the Russo-Chinese block. After having observed the growing risk of a generalised war – conventional or even nuclear - Thierry Meyssan analyses the manœuvres of the United States and Russia’s responses to them.

Oct 06 21:08

Global Firepower

Analysis of conventional war-making power of 125 countries based on weapons,resources,manpower,finances ect.

Oct 03 10:22

The Cowardly BRICS Bank Nations (Except Russia)

It seems that with every single day, both the Mainstream and Alternative Media are reporting more and more innocent men, women, children, and little babies being blown to bits by bombs and artillery, or drowning somewhere off the coast in some remote ocean off of North Africa or Southern Europe on their way to flee from the bombed out desperation and horror of NATO’s carpet bombing of Libya, or from Western Intelligence and Saudi Arabia/Turkey/Israel’s proxy group ISIS, and their collective attacks on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds.

With each and every additional single day of this mindless bloodshed, the world watches and wonders why it is being allowed to continue.

Oct 02 08:23

Russia takes over UN Security Council presidency, plans to keep an eye on Syria

The first session of the UN Security Council (UNSC) under Russia' rotating presidency is due to be held on October 3, when the work program for the month will be agreed upon, RIA Novosti reported.

It quoted Russia's Permanent Mission to the UN as saying that about 20 planned meetings will take place during Russia's UNSC presidency. High on the agenda will be conflicts in Africa, including Sudan's Darfur region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, as well as issues related to the Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.

Sep 30 17:48

34 Years After the Sabra-Shatila Massacre

The intense summer heat was gone and the evening was breezy and cool that fateful Thursday evening, September 15, 1982, according to survivors of the Sabra-Shatila Massacre who, 34 years later, still remember and recount many details of the slaughter that was soon to follow.

Sep 29 08:31

Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana

When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter.

Sep 28 09:06

Ex-Israeli leader Peres left bloody legacy in Lebanon

Israel's ex-leader Shimon Peres who died at the age of 93 Wednesday from a stroke is being remembered in Lebanon for presiding over the notorious 1996 Qana Massacre.

Sep 27 10:08

Experts suggest 9 weed strains to get you through a presidential debate

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Sep 26 13:40

Norway’s theatre shows true grit our politicans lack

Perhaps the National Theatre of Norway can succeed where others have failed in getting across to world leaders the truth about Israel’s crimes against humanity.

Watch, listen and understand, Clinton and Trump, and hang your heads in shame for what you have become.

If you've never bothered, please do some homework on the subject before it's too late. And don't forget to apologize.

Sep 24 09:51

Did the Pentagon Bomb Syrian Army to Kill Ceasefire Deal?

The US has officially taken responsibility for the incident which it called a “mistake”...

A rift between the Pentagon and the White House turned into open rebellion on Saturday when two US F-16s and two A-10 warplanes bombed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions at Deir al-Zor killing at least 62 Syrian regulars and wounding 100 others.

Many analysts now wonder whether the attacks are an indication that the neocon-strewn DOD is actively engaged in sabotaging President Obama’s Syria policy, a claim that implies that the Pentagon is led by anti-democratic rebels who reject the Constitutional authority of the civilian leadership. Saturday’s bloodletting strongly suggests that a mutiny is brewing at the War Department.

Sep 20 08:51

Head of MTV Lebanon charged over illegal internet scandal

Lebanon’s financial prosecutor Tuesday charged the chairman of a major local television channel with embezzlement over the country's illegal internet scandal, a judicial source told The Daily Star.

Sep 19 07:31

Lebanon offers plan for refugees to return to Syria

Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi Monday offered a proposal for Syrian refugees in Lebanon to return to their country in different waves starting next year, urging the U.N. and Arab states to support the idea.

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 08 07:16

Israeli Commandos Penetrate Syria, Lebanon; Plant Spy Devices And Murder Civilians

The Israeli Defense Forces intelligence apparatus uses sophisticated listening devices planted in southern Lebanon — just one of the many surveillance tools at Israel’s disposal — to eavesdrop on the Lebanese militant group’s communications and track troop movements, among other things.

Rumors have trickled back from the front to Israeli reporters that the forays into Lebanon by the IDF’s elite commando units, Sayeret Matkal and Maglan, weren’t always clean operations. In fact, Israeli forces have encountered Lebanese civilians while planting their equipment more than once. Like Bob Kerrey and John Kerry during their days as commandos in Vietnam, when this happens, there’s only one option: eradicate the threat.

Jul 08 00:03

Israeli troops rustle 450 goats from southern Lebanon

Qassem Hashem on Wednesday, the Israeli troops snatched his goats and relocated them to the Israeli-occupied section of the Shebaa Farms.

UN peacekeepers and Lebanese troops are currently trying to retrieve the stolen livestock.

Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

Jul 01 04:56

Corbyn: Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am...

A political beacon is about to be extinguished unless he breaks with the doomed Labour Party and sets up on his own

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.
Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right…
— Lyrics from ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’

Jul 01 04:51

Victory Is Possible – Israel Shamir

Brexit is a game-changing event. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe has got fresh wind in their sails.

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from the Clinton collection, and proclaim the "Bremain" hath it.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

Jul 01 04:46

Brexit: Leaveniks have it. What next?

Britain’s exit from EU deals a body blow to the US’ trans-Atlantic leadership.

The unthinkable has happened with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. (BBC)

Arguably, this is potentially the most serious development in world politics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Curiously, both catastrophes happened ‘voluntarily’.)
What lies ahead?

Jul 01 04:41

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

What you are seeing with the Brexit is the result of the Obama administrations pro-war, new Cold War policy.

With us to discuss the economic and political context of the Brexit is Michael Hudson. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy. Also, he is an economics adviser to several governments.

Jun 20 13:59

Trump as the ‘Relative Peace Candidate’

The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Hillary Clinton has shown no real remorse over her support for neocon “regime changes,” aggressive wars and belligerence toward Russia, leaving the oft-obnoxious Donald Trump as the relative peace candidate, says John V. Walsh.

Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgement of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

Jun 20 12:30

Minister: Lebanese army needs Russia’s support in anti-terror fight

Lebanon expects additional support of Russia in the fight against terrorism, Lebanon’s Finance Minister Ali Khalil said at the meeting with Russian Federation Council lawmaker Konstantin Kosachev. "You backed our security forces and our army a long time ago, and now we would like this effort to be increased and to get additional support from you for our armed forces," the Lebanese minister told Kosachev, who heads the upper house’s foreign affairs committee. Khalil said Lebanon is waging war on terrorists, including the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra groups in the country’s north and east. "The Lebanese army is fighting against them almost on a daily basis. In this regard, the army needs the support," he said.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 11 15:18

What Four Syrian Refugee Children have Achieved for Humanity in Lebanon

Another consequence of the attention given to the case of the 4 Syrian refugee children being “bought” at Ramlet el Baida beach was to provoke a long delayed police action shutting down a Syrian refugee girls (and women) sex slave operation in Maameltein, the red-light district of Jounieh about twenty miles north of Beirut on Mediterranean coast

Jun 08 08:28

Netanyahu asks Putin to let Israeli planes fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to let Israeli aircrafts fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies, Arab48.com reported on Tuesday.

The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, who was Netanyahu’s translator and attended a Tuesday meeting, said that Netanyahu and Putin have a “credible” relationship, noting that Netanyahu is “using” it.

Elkin said that there is “no contradiction” between Netanyahu’s relations with Putin and his relations with the US President Barak Obama.

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 13:39

Did Clinton’s Emails Expose CIA Agents?

Even as Hillary Clinton closes in on the Democratic nomination, facts continue to emerge indicating that her sloppy email practices may have endangered secrets, including the identities of covert operatives, writes Peter Van Buren.

These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.

From a series of Clinton emails, numerous names were redacted in the State Department releases with the classification code “B3 CIA PERS/ORG,” a highly specialized classification that means the information, if released, would violate the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 by exposing the names of CIA officials.

Jun 06 13:30

MSNBC Admits Plan to Suppress Bernie Sanders Voters in California

A stunning revelation from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews...

Matthews flat out states that there is a plan in place at MSNBC to announce Hillary as the clear winner, hours before anything is officially declared, to make people think they will be wasting their time by going out to vote for Bernie.

This is a stunning example of the dirty tricks that the mainstream media will play to further their preferred establishment candidate’s position in the race:

Jun 06 13:26

Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

There are several lines of inquiry against Mme. Clinton:

(1) Did she work with, as yet unnamed, foreign governments and intelligence services to strengthen their positions and against the interest of the United States?

(2) Did she provide information on the operations and policy positions of various key US policymakers to competitors, adversaries or allies undermining the activities of military, intelligence and State Department officials?

(3) Did she seek to enhance her personal power within the US administration to push her aggressive policy of serial pre-emptive wars over and against veteran State Department and Pentagon officials who favored traditional diplomacy and less violent confrontation?

(4) Did she prepare a ‘covert team’, using foreign or dual national operative, to lay the groundwork for her bid for the presidency and her ultimate goal of supreme military and political power?

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 29 08:42

Hezbollah Prepares for Possible Escalation of Conflict With Israel

According to Lebanese daily As-Safir, Hezbollah was placing its rocket arsenal along the northern border with Israel and tracking the movements of the Israeli army.

The newspaper reported that the group was building several "sophisticated" tunnels on the border with Israel following the example of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas, which had reportedly built several tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel still wants the Litani river!

May 26 07:58

The Mexico Way

Clearly, Trump is accusing the Mexican ruling class—the politicians and billionaires like Carlos Slim, the largest single shareholder of The New York Times—of dumping their surplus population on the United States.

That Mexico’s elites are outmaneuvering America’s leaders strikes Trump as a bad thing. Yet, to the American media, the very existence of a Mexican ruling caste with interests different from those of American citizens doesn’t seem to register as a concept with which they are able to deal. Sure, Mexico is a country of over 120 million people that shares a 1,950-mile border with the U.S., but it’s not, you know, Israel when it comes to being important to American interests.

Apr 23 08:53

Profit sharing conflict exposed illegal internet: report

A dispute between employees at the state-owned telecommunications company Ogero and the operators of an illegal internet company in Lebanon is what led to the exposure of the recent scandal, a report said Saturday.

Apr 22 07:57

Israel building new wall near Lebanese border

Israel is walling off an area in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border and the Israeli-occupied side of Golan, citing what it claims are security threats from Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.

Apr 22 07:56

Arrest warrant issued for Lebanon sex slaves doctor, aides

A Lebanese judge Friday issued an arrest warrant against a doctor and his aides accused of performing about 200 abortions on 75 sex slaves recently freed.

Apr 18 07:04

Failed Lebanon presidential election session goes unnoticed

Speaker Nabih Berri Monday adjourned the 38th session to elect a president to May 10 over a lack of quorum, similar to previous sessions.

Apr 08 08:20

Lebanon is being forced to collapse

These days, on the streets of Beirut, one can often hear: “Just a little bit more; one more push, and the entire country will collapse, go up in smoke.”

Is this what the West and its regional allies really want?

Apr 08 08:10

Ex-Minister Michel Samaha sentenced to 13 years in prison with hard labor

Lebanon's Military Tribunal sentenced former Information Minister Michel Samaha to 13 years in prison with hard labor Friday, in the final verdict of his terror retrial, satisfying officials who had previously called for the court's dissolution

Apr 08 02:42

Will Lebanon be 'handed over' to the ISIS?

The myth of invincibility of the terrorism has collapsed, smashed to pieces... It has also become obvious that the West has very little interest in defeating these groups. First: they were invented in the Western capitals. Second: they serve numerous purposes and in many different parts of the world; they brutalize rebellious countries in the Middle East, and they are spreading fear and frustration amongst the European citizens thus justifying increasing 'defense' and intelligence budgets, as well as grotesque surveillance measures. Now that the ISIS has been pushed away, further and further from all key strategic locations inside Syria, the question comes to mind: if finally defeated, where is it going to go next? Its fighters are, of course, in neighboring Iraq, but Baghdad has also been forging a closer and closer alliance with Russia, and the terrorist groups may soon not be safe there, either. By all accounts, the easiest place for the ISIS to expand is Lebanon.

Apr 04 06:24

Sex slaves 'rented' out for up to $20,000: report

Some of the 75 Syrian sex slaves rescued last week from brothels in a Lebanese coastal town had been "rented" by clients for months at a time in exchange for up to $20,000, a report said Monday.

Mar 30 06:21

Lavrov says Russia keen maintain Lebanon's interests

Future Movement Leader Saad Hariri Wednesday discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov means to end Lebanon's crises during a visit to Moscow

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lebanon now swings into the Russian sphere of influence.

Mar 29 09:25

Violence spills into Lebanon from Syria

Fighting between Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has spread from Syria into Lebanon's northern Bekaa Valley region, killing combatants on both sides, a security source and the state news agency say.

Eighteen Nusra Front members were killed and six were taken prisoner during the clashes, and 14 Islamic State members were also killed, the security source said after Monday's clashes.

Islamic State said in an online statement that it killed 17 members of Nusra Front.

The fighting began on Sunday near the Syrian town of Jrajeer in the Qalamoun mountains near the Syrian-Lebanese border, before spreading towards the Lebanese towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the source said.

Lebanon's National News Agency reported that Nusra Front had fought on Sunday to regain some positions it lost to Islamic State. In the fighting it said 10 Nusra Front fighters and eight Islamic State militants had died.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; just how soon, with the situation in Lebanon so militarily and financially degraded, will Israel believe it can invade and claim Lebanon's Litani River, which it has coveted for decades?!?

Only time will tell; however, this is a definite possibility right now, and I would not be surprised if such a strike happened soon.

Mar 29 06:30

Yaalon: Hezbollah, not ISIL, Challenging Israel

The Zionist Defense Minister said on Wednesday that the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group “has not yet challenged Israeli borders,” but the occupation regime is concerned Lebanese Resistance fighters of Hezbollah will seize an opportunity to go on the offensive against it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel is going to invade Lebanon again.

Mar 23 07:41

Presidential election session adjourned until April 18

A session to elect a new head of state was adjourned Wednesday for the 37th time after lawmakers failed to secure the needed quorum due to a sharp rift between political blocs

Mar 22 22:32

Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much.
I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the Jewish state.
(APPLAUSE)
In 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and on Washington and, frankly, the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated and they were perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalists,
Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims.
I sent my plane because I backed the mission for Israel 100 percent.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
In spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest-single gathering in support of the Jewish state......

http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

Mar 18 19:49

Lebanon Levels New Spying Allegations Against Israel After Warplane “Violates” Airspace

By Brandon Turbeville

Almasdar News is now reporting that, according to a Lebanese military source, an Israeli warplane has violated Lebanese airspace over the villages of Arqoub and Hasbaya before eventually reaching the Jabal Sheikh Heights, located on the Israeli/Lebanese border.

The military source is suggesting that the Israeli plane was most likely conducting a surveillance mission since it spent around half an hour in Lebanese airspace before heading back to Israel...

Mar 16 09:33

Lebanon telecoms minister links illegal internet to Israeli spy networks

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to hunt down illegal internet providers, saying they were linked to Israel and thus posed a danger to Lebanon’s national security.

Mar 13 22:26

Severe penalties for anyone backing Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says those linked to the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah will be punished in accordance to anti-terrorism laws.

Mar 12 15:09

Why I bought 4 Syrian children off a Beirut street

This observer confesses to having purchased four children near Ramlet el Baida beach recently from a stressed –out Syrian woman. I am not sure if she was as she appeared to be or was from one of human trafficking gangs which operate widely these days in Lebanon as they market Syrian children or vulnerable adult women.

Mar 11 13:53

Israel planning new war on Lebanon: Report

The Israeli regime is seeking to launch a new war on Lebanon in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to cut its multi-billion-dollar aid to the Lebanese army, a report says.

Mar 11 07:04

Saudi delegation quits Arab League meet after Iraq FM defends Hezbollah

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari's defense of Hezbollah in a speech before the Arab League has prompted the Saudi delegation to withdraw from the meeting, an Iraqi news agency reported Friday.

Mar 10 06:58

Soldier, 8 militants killed in fierce clashes along Lebanon border

A Lebanese soldier and eight militants were killed Thursday in clashes with extremist fighters on the outskirts of Lebanon's northeastern border, a security source told The Daily Star

Mar 10 01:26

Over 100,000 Hezbollah Missiles Ready to Hit Enemy Targets

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami disclosed that the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group is in possession of over 100,000 missiles, which are all ready to launch and hit enemy targets. "The Zionist regime will collapse in the near future. When Hezbollah has stockpiled over 100,000 missiles, it means Iran has tens of times more than that. Iran is in possession of different classes of missiles, and this power is unstoppable," Salami told reporters Wednesday in the Central province of Qom where the second day of the main stage of the IRGC missile drills are being held. "We have a large stockpile of ballistic missiles in different ranges. They are ready to hit enemies and targets from different parts of the country," he added.

Mar 08 23:31

Arab days of shame (MUST READ!)

The debauched Saudi royals, the same lazy criminals who die from obesity and self-inflicted diabetes whilst they are starving and bombing Yemen, the same people who poured billions upon billions of dollars to kill Syrians in an attempt to create an Islamic state in lieu of its secular government, that scourge of a family that rules with an iron fist wreaking havoc and creating wars between Arabs and Muslims and never once fired a single bullet at Israel, they actually had the audacity to call the shots and had Hezbollah declared as a terrorist organization. Strange days indeed.

Mar 05 09:15

Riyadh to receive French arms intended for Lebanon: Saudi FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Saturday that his country will receive French weapons originally intended for Lebanon through the $3 billion military grant announced withdrawn last month.

Mar 04 13:08

Is Lebanon Next On The Chopping Block? Recent Saudi, GCC, Turk Moves Suggest That It Is

An attempt has already been made to disrupt the Lebanese government by means of a color revolution some months ago. However, recent reports have revealed a possible plan by Turkey and Saudi Arabia (in concert with the rest of the anti-Syrian powers) to open up a second front of terrorist destabilization in northern Lebanon. The result of such a plan would not only be to increase instability on southwestern Syrian borders and eliminate a friendly state (or at least a non-hostile one) from any positive diplomatic or state-to-state action between Syria and Lebanon but it would also draw Hezbollah back into the Lebanese borders and out of the fight in Syria.

In addition, a destabilization of Lebanon and the creation of a “northern front” in Lebanon manned by terrorist forces would effectively cut supply lines, communications, and reinforcement capabilities from its Syrian counterparts. Likewise, the supply lines and reinforcement shipments coming from Iran would severely be hampered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With major concrete assurances of US support, they may well do just that. After all, the Gulf States have just declared that Hezbollah, a major factor in Lebanese politics, is now a terrorist group. As reported at http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35706761 two days ago:
The six-nation Gulf Co-operation Council has designated Lebanon's Hezbollah movement a terrorist group. The GCC's secretary-general accused the Iran-backed Shia group of recruiting youths from Gulf states for attacks. Hezbollah is a key political and military force in Lebanon, and is involved in the conflict in Syria. The GCC decision appears to be the latest measure by Saudi Arabia and its allies aimed at countering Hezbollah's power over Lebanon's government. Two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia halted a $3bn (£2bn) military aid package after the Lebanese government failed to condemn attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran by protesters angered by the execution of a prominent Saudi Shia cleric. Saudi Arabia and two other Sunni-ruled GCC states, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, subsequently warned their citizens not to travel to Lebanon. 'Hostile acts' The GCC's designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation brings it into line with the United States and the European Union, although the latter has only blacklisted the group's military wing.

The American government, if assisting in an attack to create regime change in Lebanon, will do it covertly, using Saudi, and possibly Israeli military assets, in order to create plausible deniability over its role in this, just as it has by using Saudi military is their proxy in Yemen, where the US is providing weaponry and intelligence. That way, it won't have to "sell" or defend these actions to the American people, just as none of the whorespondents on corporate media are saying a word about the slaughter going on in Yemen.

Mar 03 14:12

Is Lebanon Next On The Chopping Block? Recent Saudi, GCC, Turk Moves Suggest That It Is

By Brandon Turbeville

The imperialist agenda of NATO has been suffering significant setbacks in Syria over recent months as the SAA – with the help of the Russians, the Iranians, and Hezbollah – has been steadily defeating terrorist forces and liberating areas previously held by them. A steady stream of victories in the two weeks leading up to the bad faith ceasefire agreement, encouraged by Western powers and agreed to by Russia, has also served to drive yet another nail into the coffin of the morale of the NATO terrorist proxies.

Clearly, the United States, NATO, the GCC, Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are all beginning to realize that it is much harder to defeat a united front, particularly when the unity is between regional and international power players like Iran and Russia. Thus, the most reasonable strategy (aside from abandoning immoral and unwise imperialist adventures) is to break up that united front both on the diplomatic and on the military plane.

Mar 02 07:27

Lebanon presidential election session fails despite high turnout

Lebanon failed for a 36th time Wednesday to elect a new head of state due to a lack of quorum despite witnessing one of the highest lawmaker turnouts since March 8 launched it boycott of the vote nearly two years ago.

Feb 29 21:53

Donald Trump Wants To Legalize Marijuana

Up to the states he says. A Constitution Man. I can dig it!

Published on Oct 29, 2015
Trump answers legalization of marijuana question at Reno, NV rally on 10/29/15. His answer: he supports medical marijuana FULLY, and supports state legalization of RECREATIONAL marijuana.

Feb 29 11:22

Lebanon will offer no apology to Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah

A senior member of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has slammed the Saudi regime’s plot to plunge the country into an “internal strife,” saying Lebanon will not apologize for speaking the “word of truth.”

“Days will show that the Saudi regime made a miscalculated move in its fabricated attack against Lebanon ... especially when it assaulted the sovereignty of all Lebanese,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy chief of Hezbollah’s executive council, said on Saturday.

He further reiterated that Hezbollah will not apologize to Saudi Arabia for speaking the “word of truth against the oppressor,” stressing that the regime “will have to wait for a long time [for an apology], as we will abide by the right to confront oppression, Takfiri projects and sedition.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting the sense that Lebanon is being set up as the next spot for a joint Saudi/US military/Israeli misadventure.

After all, the Israelis have wanted claim over Lebanon's Litani River, and they may feel that this is the best time to conquer Lebanon, and put in a Western/Israeli compliant puppet as its leader.

Feb 27 09:06

“Saudis Wants to Attack What Lebanese People Achieved so far”: Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia retracted a $4 billion aid pledge to Lebanon last week and demanded apology later after Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil refused to back a motion crafted by the kingdom against Iran.

“Lebanon will not be a Saudi emirate or a non-Saudi emirate,” Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Friday.

“No one should think we would reject the creation of a Saudi emirate, but accept another,” he said.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia imposed sanctions on four Lebanese firms and three individuals it accuses of having links to Hezbollah.

The kingdom has ordered its citizens not to travel to Lebanon. There are also reports that Saudi Arabia may expel the Lebanese working on its territory.

Qassem said, “What happened in the last week warrants an apology by Saudi Arabia to the Lebanese people because it hurt the Lebanese people... Saudi Arabia is the one that attacked us, we did not attack it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the Saudi point of view, Lebanon did initiate the conflict when it arrested Prince Adul-Mohsen al Walid Al Saud', who was caught smuggling two tons of drug 'Captagon pills' to Lebanon onto his private plane.

Feb 26 09:30

Kuwaiti Embassy Advises Citizens to Leave Lebanon

The Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut advised on Wednesday citizens to leave Lebanon unless it was necessary to stay, Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) reported.

In a statement, the embassy also called on the Kuwaitis tending to travel to Lebanon to re-consider their plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Lebanon just got shoved to the top of the Special High Interest Targets list!

Feb 26 07:57

Riyadh blacklists 4 firms, 3 people over alleged Hezbollah links

Riyadh has blacklisted four firms and three individuals it accused of having links to Hezbollah, the Saudi interior ministry said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From this and other indications, it looks like the US and its gang of thugs are taking a pause on Syria, and plan to invade and conquer Lebanon (Israel still wants that Litani river) to create a larger front for a ground invasion of Syria.

Feb 26 07:27

Riyadh designates individuals, entities linked to Hezbollah

Following Israeli's path, Saudi Arabia now designates Hezbollah as a 'terrorist' organization subjecting it's citizens and others to all kind of punishable laws in supporting or dealing with the group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bingo! Lebanon is about to get attacked and clobbered on the pretext of fighting "terror", then the US/Israel/Saudis will have a new expanded front with which to launch a ground war into Syria on the excuse they are pursuing Hezbollah as they flee into Syria!

Feb 25 14:30

Presidential Elections 2016: The Revolt of the Masses

Commentators grossly oversimplify when they reduce the revolt to incoherent expressions of ‘anger’.

The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.

Clearly the established political machinery – party elites and their corporate backers -have (in part) lost control of the nomination process and confront ‘unwanted’ candidates who are campaigning with programs and pronouncements that polarize the electorate.

But there are other more specific factors, which have energized the electorate and speak to recent US history. These portend and reflect a realignment of US politics.

In this essay, we will outline these changes and their larger consequences for the future of American politics.

We will examine how these factors affect each of the two major parties.

Feb 24 05:45

Russians Ride Fast – Israel Shamir

If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible.

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally.

Feb 23 16:58

Saudi Arabia asks citizens to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has asked all its nationals in Lebanon to leave the country amid deteriorating political ties between Riyadh and Beirut.

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