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  • Lebanon-Hariri crisis: Tillerson warns against Saudi-Iran proxy war

    11/11/2017 2:03:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/11/2017 | BBC
    US Secretary of State has warned other countries against using Lebanon for proxy conflicts, following a crisis triggered by the resignation of its Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. Iran and its Lebanese ally, the militant Shia group Hezbollah, claim the Saudis detained Mr. Hariri and forced his resignation. Mr. Tillerson said he had received assurances that Mr. Hariri was free. Mr. Hariri resigned a week ago while in Saudi capital, Riyadh. "There is no legitimate place or role in Lebanon for any foreign forces, militias or armed elements other than the legitimate security forces of the Lebanese state" Mr. Tillerson said...
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately

    11/09/2017 7:02:51 AM PST · by JP1201 · 64 replies
    Riyadh, Safar 20, 1439, November 09, 2017, SPA -- Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible. The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations. --SPA 17:24 LOCAL TIME 14:24 GMT
  • Former diplomat warns about 'Triple Alliance' threat against Iran [other side POV]

    11/08/2017 7:06:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | 2017/11/08 | Hossein Musavian [Present senior researcher at Princeton University]
    Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA – During the past few months, the triple lobby of Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi have been whispering in the ears of Washington to cut off first what they claimed to be the tale of snake in the Middle East (the Hezbollah of Lebanon), and then behead the snake itself (Iran). Killing of the Iran Nuclear Deal as well as intensifying the sanctions against Iran and Hezbollah in the US Congress; commemorating the death of 241 US [Marines] in Beirut and accusing Iran and Hezbollah for that; inviting Iraq's [Prime Minister] Heidar al-Abadi to Saudi...
  • Things that go bump in the night in Riyadh #SaudiPurge

    11/06/2017 5:22:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Monday 6 November 2017 14:08 UTC | David Hearst
    It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Hariri's resignation, the Saudi purge, and the Houthi missile fired at Riyadh are interconnected.Saturday night was a busy one for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom’s 32-year old heir to the throne excelled himself. He surpassed the high levels of chaos and human misery he had already achieved as the defence minister who launched the air campaign on Yemen. First up was the sudden resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri after just one year in office. Hariri made his announcement from Riyadh, which is a curious place...
  • 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.
  • US representatives question State Dept policy in Iraq favoring Iran over Kurds

    11/01/2017 6:00:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 2:50PM CDT Nov. 1, 2017 | Rudaw
    Congressional representatives and others gather in front of the Capitol to support Kurds in Iraq. Photo: Rudaw WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several US congressmen including war veterans gathered in front of the Capitol to slam the presence of Iran-backed militias within the Iraqi Interior Ministry and call for more US State Department and White House support for Kurds. "A picture is worth 1,000 words. There's the M1 Abrams tank with a Hezbollah flag. I don't care what the State Department says, they can't argue with this. At the best, the State Department has been derelict in its duties,” US Congressman...
  • CONGRESSMAN WARNS DEMS HANDED U.S. SECRETS TO PAKISTANIS

    10/12/2017 7:42:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    WND ^ | OCT 12, 2017 | ALICIA POWE
    Multiple reports have detailed the equipment and nearly $6 million a Pakistani family of IT specialists allegedly took from the U.S. government while running computer networks for numerous congressional Democrats. But that’s only money and equipment, says a U.S. congressman who contends that the biggest problem is the classified information to which the Awan family had access. The taxpayers’ dollars confiscated from Congress is “not the highest of our concerns,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND in an interview about the case of IT staffer Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and their wives Natalia Sova and Hina Alvi.
  • US offers millions for two of Hezbollah’s top operatives [up to $7mil!]

    10/12/2017 1:51:59 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has determined that the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah is seeking to carry out attacks against the United States and has thus offered millions of dollars for whoever can help it apprehend two of its leaders. “It is our assessment that Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, during a briefing Tuesday. Rasmussen went on to say that the US government was seeking help arresting Talal Hamiyeh and Fu’ad Shukr, and would pay $7 million and...
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Trump already has Iran’s villains screaming

    10/09/2017 8:49:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    President Trump certainly seems to have struck a nerve — given Tehran’s over-the-top response to reports he’s about to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group. “If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government . . . then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State,” declared the group’s commander, Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafari. Trump reportedly will make the designation as part of a new strategy that’s to start with decertifying President Barack Obama’s deeply flawed nuclear deal. It’ll hurt Tehran where it counts: The Guard controls some 15 percent...
  • Nasrallah Tells Jews Who Moved to Irael to get out before next war begins

    10/01/2017 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/1/17 | Anna AhronHeim & Herb Keinon
    Full Title: NASRALLAH TELLS JEWS WHO MOVED TO ISRAEL TO GET OUT BEFORE NEXT WAR BEGINS Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Sunday of pushing the region to war in Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and said nowhere in Israel would be safe if such a conflict were to erupt. With Hezbollah actively fighting in Syria and Israel concerned that it, along with its patron Iran, will try to establish a permanent presence there, tensions between Israel and the terrorist organization have risen this year. In a speech to followers, Nasrallah said the Israeli...
  • Syria Daily: Hezbollah-Regime Convoy of ISIS Fighters Finally Reaches Eastern Destination

    09/16/2017 6:22:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    EA WorldView ^ | Sept 14, 2017 | Scott Lucas
    snip Last week, at the urging of Russia, the Americans finally called off aerial surveillance. “The deal has been completed,” said a “commander in the [pro-Assad] military alliance” — probably a Hezbollah source — to Reuters. The commanders said that, along the new route, ISIS freed a Hezbollah prisoner. Earlier this week, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah — highlighting the role of his forces in propping up the Assad regime and downplaying that of the regime’s military — declared “victory” in the 79-month Syrian conflict.
  • US aircraft are striking stranded ISIS fighters if they try to take a leak

    09/11/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by topher · 36 replies
    BusinessInsidr.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2017, 4:29 PM | Christopher Woody
    US aircraft operating over Syria have been taking out stranded ISIS fighters one or two at a time in recent days, as a convoy of the group's militants remains stranded in the desert, according to a Foreign Policy report. Eight days ago, a convoy of 17 buses carrying 300 to 500 fighters and their families left the eastern side of the country after a truce was reached between surrendering ISIS fighters and Syrian government forces, which are backed by Hezbollah.
  • Hezbollah Raging at US for Blocking ISIS Fighters’ Passage into Iraq

    09/04/2017 11:52:50 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 22 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 3, 2017 | David Israel
    A convoy of 17 buses loaded with at least 300 armed ISIS fighters, their families and other civilians is stuck in the Syrian desert, unable to continue on its approved retreat into Iraq since the US-led coalition air forces have been target practicing on them since Tuesday. A commander in the Syrian regime’s military alliance – which includes Hezbollah and Iran – one Saturday told Reuters “Work is under way to change the course of the convoy for a second time.”
  • WHY DID SYRIA, HEZBOLLAH BUS ISIS FIGHTERS NEAR IRAQ?

    08/30/2017 5:07:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iraqi politicians condemn agreement allowing ISIS fighters to leave besieged Qalamoun. In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are taking that bus route. Under an agreement with the Syrian regime they are being evacuated from the pocket they have held on the Lebanese-Syrian border for several years to areas ISIS controls near the Euphrates Valley between Deir al-Zor and Albukamal on the...
  • 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 naďve. 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,...
  • House Dem IT Staffers Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    08/01/2017 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute Wreck – Barely Able To Function” Since Imran Awan Arrest

    07/27/2017 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 258 replies
    GP ^ | 07/27/17 | Cristina Laila
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach.   Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal.  When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists. The three brothers were...
  • Can’t Make This Up=> Awan Brothers Owed $100,000 to Hezbollah-Linked Iraqi Politician

    07/27/2017 3:26:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    The Awan brothers in current security probe owed $100,000 to a Hezbollah-linked Iraqi politician. This same Iraqi politician is linked to Hezbollah terrorist group. Hezbollah fighters marching in Lebanan Democrats gave these brothers access to their computers. The Daily Caller reported: Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit…
  • Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was 'most successful covert operation in history'

    07/22/2017 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 160 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Friday, July 21, 2017 | Julia Munslow
    Michael Hayden, a former director of the NSA and the CIA, on Friday called Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election the "most successful covert influence operation in history." "Frankly, [the Russian meddling] is the most successful covert operation in history," Hayden told a national security panel in response to a question from moderator Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff. Hayden said the original cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee was not that surprising -- and even from an intelligence perspective, impressive. "I just have to admit as a former director of NSA, [Russia's hack and theft of email]...