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  • Macron and Trump Agree on Coalition Plan To Counter Iran and Hezbollah – Saudi Forbids Killing Jews

    11/19/2017 5:57:26 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11-19-17 | sundance
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now disclosing the nature of his resignation, and why he left Lebanon to spend time in Saudi Arabia. It appears the Saudi and regional partners provided evidence that Iran and Hezbollah were planning an assassination targeting Hariri and his family.
  • In Lebanon, supporters of missing former prime minister demand his return from Saudi Arabia 

    11/10/2017 5:45:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 11/09/2017 | By Louisa Loveluck, Kareem Fahim and Suzan Haidamous
    When Saad Hariri’s jet touched down in Beirut early Thursday, Lebanon hoped it would bring an end to a crisis spurred by his abrupt and mysterious resignation as prime minister, delivered in a speech from Saudi Arabia last week. But he was not aboard, according to local media and an airport employee. For five days, Hariri has been in the shadows, his whereabouts and status the subject of fevered speculation in this fragile state. Aides said they have hardly spoken to him. His own political party has anxiously demanded his return. ... When Hariri resigned on Saturday, during what appeared...
  • Hezbollah: Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia

    11/05/2017 1:36:40 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | philip issa the associated press
    The head of Lebanon's powerful militant group Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia Sunday of forcing the country's prime minister to resign after less than a year in his post, as Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to "leave immediately" and banned travel there. Prime Minister Saad Hariri stunned Lebanon and its leaders Saturday when he announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian and Hezbollah meddling in Arab affairs. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, one of Lebanon's most powerful figures, said the statement was "dictated and forced upon" Hariri and called for calm as Lebanese leaders consult...
  • Lebanon - Hariri's Resignation - The Opening Shot Of The Saudi War On Hizbullah

    11/06/2017 12:17:48 PM PST · by rx · 12 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | 11/6/2027 | staff (b)
    Four days ago we asked: Is The "Moderate Al-Qaeda" Set To Target Hizbullah?. The implied answer in that piece was "Yes, the war is coming to Lebanon." Today the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri resigned with a statement issues from Saudi Arabia on the Saudi Arabian TV station Al Arabia (video). This is the opening shot of the war. The Saudi-Israeli-U.S. axis will lose this war while Iran and Russia will win from it.
  • Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, stresses ‘Iran’s hands will be cut off’

    11/05/2017 4:40:51 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 4, 2017
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, stressing that “Iran’s hands in the region will be cut off,” emphasizing the fact that “wherever Iran is involved, there is nothing but devastation and chaos.” "In his speech, he said the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. “We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of (his father the late prime minister) martyr Rafik al-Hariri. I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to...
  • Lebanon’s PM resigns, says he fears for his life, slams Iran and Hezbollah

    11/04/2017 3:18:16 PM PDT · by rx · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/4/2017 (1:46pm) | TOI STAFF and AGENCIES
    Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia less than a year after taking office, in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.
  • Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief

    09/16/2009 4:23:06 AM PDT · by milestogo · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN - Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Blackwater later changed its name and is now known as Xe. General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi,...
  • Lebanon’s Hariri and Egypt’s Sisi discuss Iran’s interference in the region

    03/09/2015 2:34:20 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    The Cairo Post via Yalibnan | March 8, 2015
    Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday with former Lebanese Prime Minister and the Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri in Cairo, discussing what they called Iranian “interference” in the region as well as other international and regional issues. Following the meeting, Hariri told media reporters that they tackled the Iranian “intervention” in the region, Veto gate reported Sunday. Iranian- led Shiite militia ( from Iran and Iraq) and Iraq army troops battled against the Sunni Islamic State (IS) group in outskirt of Tikrit city in Iraq in the past few days, a development that has stirred worries of Gulf...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Rafik Hariri murder trial begins at The Hague (four men being tried in absentia)

    01/16/2014 9:14:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/16/14 | BBC
    The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri has begun at an unprecedented tribunal at The Hague. The four - alleged associates of the Syria-backed militant Shia movement Hezbollah - have not been arrested and are being tried in absentia. Hariri and 21 others were killed by a massive car bomb in Beirut in 2005. The killings polarised Lebanon and led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops. Hezbollah denies any involvement. It instead says the assassination was part of an Israeli and US conspiracy. Shortly before the trial was to start, a suicide bomb blast...
  • Former Lebanese PM Hariri blames Israel for Beirut Car Bomb

    07/13/2013 2:40:14 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 9 July 2013 | n/c
    Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Israel on Tuesday for the “terrorist explosion” that rocked a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. ...
  • Lebanon PM denies that Syria interfered in his STL funding decision [ Special Tribunal for Lebanon ]

    12/10/2011 5:53:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Yalibnan ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2011 | unattributed
    Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati denied on Saturday that Syria interfered in his decision to pay Lebanon's share of funds to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)... He also voiced hope that the tribunal, which was established "to reveal the truth" behind the murder of Hariri, is not politicized, adding that his decision to pay the funds to the tribunal was coordinated with Speaker Nabih Berri and President Michel Suleiman. "I cannot overlook any crime, especially if it is committed against a former premier. I will not be an obstacle in the face of justice, but at the same time,...
  • Interpol issues warrants for Hariri killing suspects

    07/12/2011 8:23:07 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 10, 2011 | staff
    Interpol has circulated arrest warrants for four suspects in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese statesman Rafik al-Hariri, U.N.-backed tribunal said on Sunday."Interpol issued red notices against each of the accused who remain anonymous because the contents of the indictments remains confidential," he said.It has not named the suspects but Lebanese officials said the accused are members of Hezbollah, including Mustafa Badreddine, a senior member of the movement and brother-in-law of slain Hezbollah commander Imad Moughniyeh, and three other members of the group.
  • Why Hezbollah Had a Really Bad Week

    07/03/2011 1:51:11 PM PDT · by a_note · 7 replies
    TNR ^ | July 1, 2011 | D. Schenker
    Why Hezbollah Had a Really Bad Week David Schenker July 1, 2011 | 12:00 am Why America Should Be Hoping Bashar Assad Gets Overthrown Meet the Women of Hezbollah Back in 2006, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah was riding high. Having fought the Israeli army to a standstill, the organization's leader Hassan Nasrallah declared "divine victory." The war was a public relations coup for the militia, which emerged from the campaign as the most favorable personification of Shiism in the largely Sunni Muslim world. So impressive was the alleged victory that the campaign sparked a widely reported trend of conversion...
  • Former Lebanon PM Hariri: Hezbollah Indictments A 'Historic Moment'

    06/30/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 30 June 2011 | DPA
    Former Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri, son of Rafik Hariri, lauded the indictments handed to Hezbollah officials by the UN-backed tribunal probing Hariri's 2005 assassination, calling it a "historic moment." The handover of the indictments to Lebanese prosecutor general Saeed Mirza was made during a meeting with three judges from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which has given Lebanon 30 days to respond. Saad Hariri issued a statement shortly after the indictment was handed to Mirza warning the new Hezbollah-led cabinet that it must abide by Lebanon's commitments toward the international tribunal.
  • Prosecutor expands secret Hariri murder indictment

    03/11/2011 2:27:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/11 | AP
    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands – The prosecutor in the assassination case of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says he has filed an expanded indictment. The indictment remains secret and the names of the suspects under investigation have not been released. But Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite militia, has said it believes some of its members may be named, and has warned the case could touch off renewed bloodshed in Lebanon.
  • The Continuing Saga of Lebanon

    01/25/2011 6:23:41 AM PST · by bsaunders · 1 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | January 25, 2011 | B. Saunders
    When writing about Lebanon I get a nervous feeling that but for the grace of G-d, this could happen to Israel. Lebanon has had one of the roughest histories among all the nations. The disintegration of order and sanity began with the arrival of Yasser Arafat and the PLO after they were cast out of Jordan after the events now called Black September where Yasser Arafat used his followers to overthrow the government in Jordan. Soon after being exiled to Lebanon everything boiled over. Yasser Arafat again made an attempt to take over the government in Lebanon while using southern...
  • Lebanon's Hariri Says Won't Take Part In Hezbollah Government

    01/24/2011 6:13:34 AM PST · by edpc · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 24 Jan 2011 | AP
    Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday he won't take part in any future government headed by a Hezbollah-backed candidate, raising the stakes in a crisis that many fear could descend into violence. Hariri made the announcement as President Michel Suleiman began two days of consultations with lawmakers over their choice of premier.
  • Political battle for premier looms in Lebanon

    01/23/2011 6:22:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies ^ | Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Natacha Yazbeck
    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday was to address the political crisis gripping Lebanon as rival parties prepared for a fierce showdown on the choice of the country's next premier. Nasrallah was to give a televised speech at 1830 GMT on the latest developments in the country, his militant party said in a statement. The address comes hours before President Michel Sleiman kicks off talks with parliamentary group to appoint a new premier, after Hezbollah earlier this month brought down the unity government of Saudi- and US-backed Saad Hariri. The Shiite party, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, had...
  • Lebanon Druze Leader Backs Hezbollah Ahead Of Parliamentary Talks

    01/21/2011 9:15:30 AM PST · by edpc · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 21 Jan 2011 | Reuters
    Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said on Friday his group was committed to support the Islamist movement Hezbollah ahead of parliamentary talks on Monday to pick a new prime minister. Jumblatt leads a bloc of 11 parliamentarians and his support is crucial to decide who forms the new government out of the two rivals: Hezbollah or the caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who said on Thursday he will seek the premiership. "I am announcing the right political assuring the steadfastness of the group (Progressive Socialist Party) alongside Syria and the resistance," he told a news conference. Resistance is a...