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Aletho News - 2020-09-22 - Original post - cached version

Much ado about nothing, but Act 2 is coming up

By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • September 22, 2020

It is odd that the White House is gloating over its claimed peace agreement in the Middle East at the same time as one of the...

The Duran - 2020-09-21 - Original post - cached version


Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

Hundreds of Lebanese migrants are taking to the sea in small boats in a desperate life and death struggle to survive the economic, political, and social collapse of the tiny nation once called the ‘Switzerland of the...

Aletho News - 2020-09-14 - Original post - cached version

IMEU | September 17, 2012

On September 16, 1982, Christian Lebanese militiamen allied to Israel entered the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila and the adjacent neighborhood of Sabra in Beirut under the watch of the Israeli army and began a slaughter that caused...

Aletho News - 2020-09-11 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – 11.09.2020

A number of Lebanese politicians expressed concern that the United States is pressuring Lebanon, pushing it to sign a border demarcation agreement that would jeopardise Beirut’s plans to develop gas fields on the Mediterranean shelf.

Sputnik...

Aletho News - 2020-09-10 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – 10.09.2020

While US officials claim that their recent sanctioning of former Lebanese government ministers was designed to expose the corruption of the country’s politicians, one expert tells Sputnik that Washington’s recent action is nothing more than a...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-09-10 - Original post - cached version

I am trying to think how best to write about Lebanon, about the BIGGER picture and the complicated political situation and structure there. It goes beyond the Beirut port bombing or the source of the fertiliser, well beyond the recriminations, and what is actually being reported in the...

The Duran - 2020-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst  

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Lebanon for the second time in less than a month following the terrible blasts that destroyed Port Beirut. Macron first visited Lebanon on August 6, two days after a warehouse with 2,...

21 Century Wire - 2020-09-03 - Original post - cached version

Israel has been relentlessly shelling and bombing all over the Middle East this week, savagely hitting Lebanon, Gaza and Syria.

As independent journalist Robert Inlakesh reports, you would never know it from the media silence:

Aletho News - 2020-09-01 - Original post - cached version
RT | September 1, 2020

Paris will slap Lebanese elites with sanctions and could even withhold crucial financial aid if Beirut fails to implement reforms, the French president has warned.

The upcoming months would be “fundamental” for what he described as “real...

Aletho News - 2020-08-31 - Original post - cached version
Press TV | August 31, 2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has named the country’s ambassador to Germany Mustapha Adib as the new prime minister after he secured the support of major political parties.

A majority of lawmakers had to decide on whom to name as...

Aletho News - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version
Middle East Observer | August 14, 2020

Senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil explores what has changed between Hezbollah and Israel over the last 14 years since the ‘July War’ or ‘The Second Lebanon War’ in 2006.

After tracing the major changes and...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-29 - Original post - cached version

So, I searched through the posts that cover the Greece/Turkey situation.
Let's go back to 2017.. Yes, three years ago.
And understand the signs were all there. For those with eyes to see

 2017: Greece/Cyprus Provocation as Pretext to Renounce Turkey...
Aletho News - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version
By Gareth Porter | The Grayzone | August 26, 2020

Israeli officials have exploited the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut this August to revive a dormant propaganda campaign that had accused the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah of storing ammonium...

Aletho News - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 2020

Lebanon says it will file a complaint with the United Nations Security Council about a recent Israeli attempt at escalation that saw the regime fire dozens of flares over the country’s border.

The country’s Supreme Defense Council announced...

Grayzone Project - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Israeli intelligence is polishing off a dubious propaganda campaign to suggest Hezbollah was to blame for the recent catastrophe in Beirut. But the factual record either contradicts Israeli claims or reveals a complete dearth of evidence. By Gareth Porter Israeli officials have exploited the...

Grayzone Project - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Alors que les médias arguent que la crise du Liban n’a pour cause unique que la corruption, le gouvernement étatsunien a déclenché une campagne de «pression maximale» pour pousser au changement de régime et écraser la résistance libanaise par des sanctions et une guerre hybride agressive. You...

Aletho News - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version
South Front | August 25, 2020

A large explosion rocked the Arab Gas Pipeline in Syria on August 24 causing a blackout in the country’s capital Damascus and multiple other cities and towns.

The explosion occurred between the towns of Ad Dumayr and Adra the a...

Aletho News - 2020-08-23 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 23, 2020

The Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah says it has shot down an Israeli drone that had violated the country’s airspace.

The drone was downed near the border town of Aita al-Shaab, Hezbollah said in a statement.

It also said that...

Aletho News - 2020-08-22 - Original post - cached version
By Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog | August 20, 2020

The intriguing twists and turns following the catastrophic explosion at Beirut’s Sea Port have thus far had international repercussions, beginning with the visit of French President Marcon to Beirut just three...

The Duran - 2020-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

The verdict was finally delivered Aug. 18 by presiding Judge David Re, of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), based near The Hague in The Netherlands. The trial, which began in 2014 and cost about $1 billion, found that...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-20 - Original post - cached version

French President, Emmanuel Macron, is in no position to pontificate to Lebanon about the need for political and economic reforms. Just as thousands of Lebanese took to the streets of Beirut demanding “revenge” against the ruling classes, the French people have relentlessly been doing the same;...

Aletho News - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | American Herald Tribune | August 19, 2020

On February 14, 2005, an explosion rocked Beirut killing and injuring hundreds of people chief among them the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik al-Hariri. The West was quick to blame Hezbollah...

Vanessa Beeley - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version

Matthew Ehret for Strategic Culture. Many voices have been quick to enter the chorus of commentators hypothesizing the manifold possible causes of the devastating explosions which occurred on the afternoon of August 4 in Beirut which has led to mass anarchy and the surprising resignation of the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-08-19 - Original post - cached version

Sky News

The judges believed that "Syria and Hezbollah may have had motives to eliminate" Mr Hariri, because Lebanon at the time was effectively controlled by Syria and Mr Hariri had publicly aligned himself against the country.

My opinion...

Aletho News - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – August 18, 2020

A UN-backed tribunal says it has not been able to establish any link between a 2005 blast in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafiq Hariri and the Hezbollah resistance movement or the Syrian government.

The so-called...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version

French President, Emmanuel Macron, is in no position to pontificate to Lebanon about the need for political and economic reforms. Just as thousands of Lebanese took to the streets of Beirut demanding “revenge” against the ruling classes, the French people have relentlessly been doing the same;...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version

On the afternoon of August 4, 2020, two explosions occurred in Beirut’s port area. One was small, the other one left a crater 550 feet across and, according to most recent reports, over 100 feet deep, perhaps well over.

Reports on events have been the subject of a massive...

MintPress - 2020-08-18 - Original post - cached version

French President, Emmanuel Macron, is in no position to pontificate to Lebanon about the need for political and economic reforms. Just as thousands of Lebanese took to the streets of Beirut demanding “revenge” against the ruling classes, the French people have relentlessly been doing the same;...

MintPress - 2020-08-17 - Original post - cached version

No words can appropriately describe the horror that has befallen Beirut. Whether this massive explosion was the result of reckless negligence, stupidity, an act of terrorism, or a combination of all of the above – it was horrifying. As the people of Beirut pick up the pieces, our thoughts and...

Aletho News - 2020-08-17 - Original post - cached version
By Matthew Ehret | Strategic Culture Foundation | August 16, 2020

Many voices have been quick to enter the chorus of commentators hypothesizing the manifold possible causes of the devastating explosions which occurred on the afternoon of August 4 in Beirut which has led...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-16 - Original post - cached version

Many voices have been quick to enter the chorus of commentators hypothesizing the manifold possible causes of the devastating explosions which occurred on the afternoon of August 4 in Beirut which has led to mass anarchy and the surprising resignation of the government on August 11th.

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BSNEWS - 2020-08-16 - Original post - cached version

The narrative that the Beirut explosion was an exclusive consequence of negligence and corruption by the current Lebanese government is now set in stone, at least in the Atlanticist sphere. And yet, digging deeper, we find that negligence and corruption may have been fully exploited, via...

Vanessa Beeley - 2020-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil explores what has changed between Hezbollah and Israel over the last 14 years since the ‘July War’ or ‘The Second Lebanon War’ in 2006.

Aletho News - 2020-08-15 - Original post - cached version
21stCenturyWireTV | August 11, 2020

SUNDAY WIRE show, host Patrick Henningsen is joined by global affairs analyst Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran, to discuss the recent developments in Beirut, Lebanon in the aftermath of the tragic explosion which...

Aletho News - 2020-08-14 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | August 14, 2020

Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri demanded freedom to select his own cabinet ministers to become the country’s prime minister for a third term, Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper reported.

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Aletho News - 2020-08-14 - Original post - cached version
By Eric Striker – National Justice – August 14, 2020

The Lebanese consul in New York City refused to cower to a Jewish-led mob demanding the firing of Abir Taha, a Lebanese intellectual and career diplomat who serves as the consul general.

Taha, whose books have...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Global News on 10 August 2020 reports – “Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday his formal resignation, and that of his government following protests and demands for change after the deadly explosion in Port of Beirut last week, saying his government will follow the will...

21 Century Wire - 2020-08-14 - Original post - cached version

In EP 336 of the SUNDAY WIRE show, host Patrick Henningsen is joined by global affairs analyst Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran, to discuss the recent developments in Beirut, Lebanon in the aftermath of the tragic explosion which destroyed the city’s port area and resulted...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-13 - Original post - cached version

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon.

“We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu...

Grayzone Project - 2020-08-13 - Original post - cached version

While the media blames the crisis in Lebanon solely on corruption, the US government unleashed a “maximum pressure” campaign to push regime change and crush Lebanese resistance with sanctions and aggressive hybrid warfare. By Ben Norton Lire cet article en français ici. As the people of Lebanon...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-13 - Original post - cached version

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon. “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu said...

MintPress - 2020-08-13 - Original post - cached version

Welcome to MintCast — an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence– I’m your host Mnar Muhawesh Adley.

Lebanon is reeling from a blast that destroyed much of the capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate in the city’s...

MintPress - 2020-08-12 - Original post - cached version

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon.

“We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-12 - Original post - cached version

Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night, less than a week after a massive explosion in Beirut killed more than 170 people and wounded more than 6000, sparking days of violent protests. Prime Minister Hassan Diab addressed the nation, announcing his resignation and that of his...

Aletho News - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version
By Jeremy Salt | American Herald Tribune | August 11, 2020

In the old days there was no more charming city in the eastern Mediterranean than Beirut.  Set on a maritime plain with the mountains rising dramatically behind it, the scenery was magnificent, the culture...

Aletho News - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version
By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • August 11, 2020

The Establishment explanation for what occurred in Beirut’s port on August 5th is that the horrific series of explosions that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands...

Aletho News - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Statement by Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcing the resignation of his government, August 10, 2020.

This technocratic government formed in January 2020 was the first ever in which Hezbollah’s strongest opponents didn’t hold positions.

Transcript:

We are...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Macron has said he will throw his weight behind a political initiative to help Lebanon rebuild itself after an entirely corrupt government pushed the country towards an abyss. But will he suggest resignations of present leaders as a good start? And will he use his influence in the EU to get...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version

Back when people were still allowed to say such things, the famous defense attorney Clarence Darrow used to confess that he liked filling his juries with Irishmen because, no matter how heinous the crime, they’d look at the accused, cross themselves, and mutter, “There but the grace of God go I...

Aletho News - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version
MEMO | August 10, 2020

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has visited the Lebanese Embassy in Tehran to express his condolences following last week’s devastating blast at Beirut Port which has now claimed the lives of 200 people and wounded...

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