All content tagged: Lebanon

The Duran - 2020-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Via The North Belfast Journal A View from Napoleons Nose by Fra Hughes…

When did the economic crisis in Lebanon start -is it part of the economic cycle or something else – who gains and who losesfrom the destabilization of Lebanon and why.?

The economic collapse being...

Aletho News - 2020-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 7, 2020

The Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has censured the US interference in the country’s internal affairs, saying Washington’s hostile policy against Lebanon will not weaken the popular movement but will...

Aletho News - 2020-07-04 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – 04.07.2020

The Israeli government has approved gas exploration in the Alon D block, located along block 9 of the Mediterranean shelf – a disputed maritime area. Lebanon and Israel contest that area of the shelf, while both sides consider it a part of their...

Aletho News - 2020-07-04 - Original post - cached version
By Vladimir Platov – New Eastern Outlook – 04.07.2020

On more than one occasion recently, New Eastern Outlook has featured, as have other media outlet publications, what kind of “love” US ambassadors have merited in many countries owing to their behavior and genuinely...

Aletho News - 2020-07-01 - Original post - cached version
Al-Manar | July 1, 2020

Amid the squeezing US economic blockade on Lebanon and Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to aid allies and provide them with the basic consumption items by all means.

The Lebanese daily newspaper, Al-Akhbar, reported Wednesday that...

Aletho News - 2020-07-01 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 30, 2020

This file photo shows Israel’s Tamar natural gas production platform some 25 kilometers west of the Ashkelon shore in February 2013 in the Mediterranean Sea.

President Michel Aoun has warned Israel against its “extremely dangerous” bid to...

Aletho News - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 13, 2020, in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hezbollah Commander Mostapha Badreddine, killed in Syria in May 2016.


Syria has already won the war, even if there are still some minor battles to be fought...
21 Century Wire - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s...

BSNEWS - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Over a decade ago, in 2009, I was on a protest at Scotland Yard about the death of Sean Rigg, left to die on the floor of Brixton police station. His family was there; Lowkey, best known for his fight for justice for the Palestinians, was there performing in the street one of his brilliant,...

The Saker - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version

A recent Al Mayadeen TV presentation illustrating the major infrastructural projects that China is proposing to build in Lebanon. Whether these projects actually reach fruition or not hinges upon a

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-06-22 - Original post - cached version

Protests, stemming from an internal crisis, have once again erupted in Lebanon. In light of worsening corruption throughout the country, prices of staple foods are rising despite the government’s attempts to stop the Lebanese pound from decreasing in value. Demonstrations are taking...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version

For almost a decade, I have been covering “Color Revolutions” in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi.


Penny for your thoughts - 2020-06-18 - Original post - cached version

This isn't a double standard. Canada adheres to THE standard!

Canada accused of double standard by restricting arms to Turks but not Saudis

"Arms-control advocates are accusing the Canadian government of a double standard when it comes to restricting...
The Duran - 2020-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator…

Lebanon was founded in 1920, after the end of WW1.  Lebanon was formed from part of Syria, and the Lebanese and the Syrian people share ethnicity, history, culture, religion, and geography.  However, Lebanon has a distinctive...

Aletho News - 2020-06-14 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – June 14, 2020

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has condemned the recent violent street protests, saying they were an attempt by opponents to overthrow his government and deepen a currency crisis in the debt-ridden country.

Diab made the remarks in...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-21 - Original post - cached version

On May 15, thousands of Palestinians in Occupied Palestine and throughout the ‘shatat’, or diaspora, participated in the commemoration of Nakba Day, the one event that unites all Palestinians, regardless of their political differences or backgrounds.

For years, social media has added a...

Aletho News - 2020-05-20 - Original post - cached version

By Elijah J. Magnier – 19/05/2020

Following its defeat in the second war on Lebanon, Israel discovered that its only way to suppress Hezbollah would be to close the supply line between Lebanon and Syria. That could only be achieved by removing President Bashar...

Aletho News - 2020-05-20 - Original post - cached version

A woman mocks an Israeli tank left behind when withdrawing from south of Lebanon in the year 2000, using it as a hanger to dry cloths. Credit: Younes Zaatari
By Elijah J. Magnier | American Herld Tribune | May 17, 2020

“We were Hezbollah trainers. It is an...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-16 - Original post - cached version

I refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth.

When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be.

Iran determined despite...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-14 - Original post - cached version

‘Heinous racism,’ is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon.

Lebanon’s restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing...

MintPress - 2020-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Heinous racism. That is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon.

Lebanon’s restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is...

Grayzone Project - 2020-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Hezbollah has never been charged with any crimes in Germany nor does it have an official presence in the country.…

The post In banning Hezbollah, Germany responds to far-right, U.S. and Israeli pressure – not any security threat appeared first on The Grayzone.

Aletho News - 2020-05-04 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | May 4, 2020

The goal of the First Lebanon War was to bring down the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and turn the country into Palestine, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has said in a shocking admission about the true intention of...

The Duran - 2020-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators took to the streets with a vengeance in what they are calling ‘The Hunger Riots’.  They paused their protests in March because of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but once...

Aletho News - 2020-04-30 - Original post - cached version
By Oleg Burunov – Sputnik – 30.04.2020

Germany’s decision to ban Hezbollah can be perceived, among other things, as an act against Lebanon, Middle East expert and Professor Emeritus Werner Ruf from the University of Kassel said on Thursday.

Also, “this is, to my...

Aletho News - 2020-04-30 - Original post - cached version
Al-Masdar News | April 28, 2020

Iran has managed to break through the U.S. blockade to deliver a large amount of oil to the Syrian Arab Republic, TankerTrackers website has revealed.

According to the website Tanker Trackers, Iran has significantly increased their...

Aletho News - 2020-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Cannabis plants in a field overlooking a lake in Yammouneh in West of Baalbek, Lebanon on 13 August 2018. [Mohamed Azakir/ Reuters]
MEMO | April 22, 2020

Lebanon has become the first Arab country to legalise cannabis cultivation for...

Aletho News - 2020-04-10 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – April 10, 2020

The Israeli military has threatened to strike the positions in Syria of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, days after assassinating a senior member of the group in southern Lebanon.

The Israeli military on Friday posted grainy...

Aletho News - 2020-03-21 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | March 20, 2020

Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, accused of torturing and murdering prisoners while serving in the Israeli-backed south Lebanon army, has been airlifted from Beirut by the US, Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced yesterday....

Aletho News - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version
By Gareth Porter | The Grayzone | March 20, 2020

Though it narrowly averted war with Iran this January, the Trump administration is still pushing for all-out military conflict. The architects of the drive to war, Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu, have relied on a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version

What party/ies don’t want a cease fire?

Does Turkey want more dead soldiers so the heat is turned up politically on the leadership? To weaken the dollar? Put negative pressure on the economy? Does the Assad government want more dead soldiers which also causes political pressure to build...
Aletho News - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – March 6, 2020

Lebanon has condemned incessant Israeli violations of its airspace, and filed a complaint at the UN Security Council over serious and numerous breaches of the Lebanese sovereignty and UNSC Resolution 1701.

On Friday, Lebanese Minister of...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

An esteemed Arab League ‘grandee’ recently thundered that it was impossible for the Arab world to accept anything – ‘other’- than 21st century modern secularism: Islamism was forbidden. Egypt’s ‘coup’ (“if you wish to call it such”, against the elected Muslim Brotherhood government) was...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-01 - Original post - cached version

 Geo politics is one of my favourite topics. Much to hubby’s consternation at times. Though he is my number one sounding board for this blog, since I started here in 08. And yah, we’ve been married for much longer then that!   Anyway, while driving in the car today we got to have a really good...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-28 - Original post - cached version

   Disinfohedge (Zero Hedge) and other "alt media" sites are pushing the insinuation about rebels firing on Russian planes- I'm reminded of Winston Churchill's words >>>

Disnfo Hedge- always a body guard to lies in service of liars/warmongers and regional reshapers.


Strategic Culture - 2020-02-17 - Original post - cached version

Take Jordan (or Lebanon) as an example: Both have a broken economic model. One, (Lebanon), has had its huge deficits financed by expatriate remittances; and the other (Jordan), has had its budget deficits (6% of GDP), until now covered by annual stipends provided by Gulf States and the US (the...

Aletho News - 2020-02-16 - Original post - cached version

By Mohammad Salami – Al-Manar – February 16, 2020 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed Sunday that the United States of America has recently committed two major crimes, the assassination of the head of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force general Qasem Suleimani as well as the deputy...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

We've long moved passed the idea that destabilizing Syria is about Syria, alone.  Hence the remaking of the middle east and it's birth pangs are and have been covered for years here at the blog. Including the plan to create a Greater Kurdistan. 
The information below pertains to the remake...

Aletho News - 2020-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | January 30, 2020 Lebanese FM Nassif Hitti has stressed via Al-Manar TV that Lebanon categorically rejects the naturalization of the Palestinian refugees, but that it supports their right to return to their land. Hitti denounced the so-called “Deal of the Century”, considering that it...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

There are obviously some serious linguistic issues and disagreements between the West and the rest of the world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and confused; they mean something absolutely different in New York, London, Berlin, and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version
Dedicated to the many dis/misinformants that populate the so called alt media, including Mark Sleboda,  MoA,  & 21st Century. While Canthama and other disinformers who resided at Syper,  extol the unimpeachable virtue of  Saint Haftar as everyday ritual. Khalifa Haftar is not a force for good...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version

Definitely a strike against Lebanon. And Iran. For starters.

Notice the mass support for Hezbollah in Lebanon?

 Israel is pleased

The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets.
21 Century Wire - 2020-01-17 - Original post - cached version

Since Washington’s double assassination of Iranian Quds Force leader, General Qasem Soleimani, and senior Iraqi PMU commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3rd, the White House and its mainstream media adjuncts have run an incessant propaganda campaign to try and demonize the Iranian...

Dissident Voice - 2020-01-08 - Original post - cached version

The boss of world car maker Nissan  — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay1 — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-03 - Original post - cached version

Clearly the US is looking for escalation in the region. Instability. Chaos.

From yesterday: US Escalation in Iraq: Taking Kirkuk & Further Entrenching the US in the Region   The US Assassinates an Iranian General

1- American strike ordered by US President Trump on Baghdad Airport...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-02 - Original post - cached version

Happy New Year to All !!
My crummy cold prevented me from extending well wishes and following up on my previous post.. Still under the weather, but, this report needs to be published
I’m going to hattip Scott at Nomadic Everyman for flipping the switch and helping to answer questions...

Grayzone Project - 2020-01-02 - Original post - cached version

2019 was a big year for The Grayzone. We traveled the world and broke many stories, exposing the empire’s schemes…

The post Top 20 The Grayzone stories of 2019: From Venezuela coup attempt to Russiagate delusions, information warfare to new cold war appeared first on The Grayzone.

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-24 - Original post - cached version

Ali Akbar Velayati, the outspoken advisor to the Iranian leadership, has come out again warning the US and Israel about their repeated violations of Syrian airspace and sovereign territory. Velayati said that they should expect a response from Iran.

While Damascus and its allies are still...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

 hell? .... destabilizing Turkey for the remake? Intentional or not the outcome is the same.

One of the usual suspects, long time suspect in my opinion, who has been steadily massaging perceptions with regard to Turkey was recently at at again. Turkey is and has been targeted in the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

The EU is staying mum on the issue, but, unless Damascus takes their territory and resources back the regional remake will take it's next step.

Syria annexed to the Mediterranean


The conference ended with a strongly worded condemnation of...


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