Lebanon Is Under Maximum Pressure, and the Target Is Hezbollah: Iran Sends Its Support • Katehon

Lebanon is under unprecedented economic and social pressure, paying the price for Hezbollah’s military capability that causes a threat to “Israel”. The options offered by those (US, EU and “Israel”) effectively participating in cornering Lebanon -notwithstanding decades of domestic corruption and mismanagement – are limited to two: either disarm Hezbollah or push Lebanon toward a failed state and civil war. However, the “Axis of the Resistance” has other options: Iran has responded to the request of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah by regularly sending to Lebanon food supplies and medicine. It is now sending oil tankers, which are expected to reach the country in the coming weeks via the Syrian port of Tartous. Iran is rushing to support one of its strongest allies in the “Axis of the Resistance”, Hezbollah, which is suffering severe domestic pressure, as are the entire Resistance Axis members in their respective countries. Hezbollah’s supporters of all persuasions are affected by the acute socio-economic crisis. But will Hezbollah succeed in overcoming the inevitable result of the current long-term crisis? How serious are the challenges?

In one of his private meetings, Sayed Nasrallah said: “Israel considered that Hezbollah’s military capability constituted a “vexing danger” at the first years of its existence. The level of danger moved up to “challenge” in 2000 when “Israel” withdrew from Lebanon, to the “serious menace” level after the 2006 war, and to “existential danger” after the wars in Syria and Iraq.”

In line with what the Secretary-General of Hezbollah believes, it is common knowledge that “Israel” possesses nuclear weapons. Therefore, no other power in the Middle East can be considered an “existential threat” to “Israel”. However, according to the Israeli military leadership, Hezbollah possesses accurate missiles carrying hundreds of kilograms of explosives each. Thus, Hezbollah needs only ten missiles – not hundreds – to hit 6 electric stations and 4 water desalination plants over the entire geography to render life impossible for a vast number of Israelis. The Israeli leadership stated that there is no need to count the precision missiles that could hit any oil platform, ship or harbour and destroy any airport control tower in any future war.

Consequently, there will be not many Israelis willing to stay, and it is conceivable to believe that a considerable number of Israelis would leave. This scenario constitutes an existential threat to “Israel”, indeed. In this case, as the military command says, “Israel” will never be able to coexist with such an existential threat looming over its head generated from the other side of the Lebanese border. Hezbollah possesses hundreds of precision missiles spread over a wide area in Lebanon, Syria, and mainly along the fortified eastern mountainside that offer ideal protection for these missiles. So what are “Israel’s” options?

Following the failure to subdue Hezbollah in 2006 in the 3rd war, the victory of the “Axis of Resistance” in the Syrian conflict, the prevention of the division of Iraq and the fall of Yemen under Saudi Arabia’s control, the area of ​​influence of the Resistance Axis expanded, as well as its theatre of operations. Consequently, the danger to “Israel”, to the US’s goals and hegemony in West Asia, significantly increased.

The nuclear dossier is not that far away from the threat the “Axis of the Resistance” is confronted with. By increasing its nuclear capability, Iran forced President Joe Biden to put the nuclear negotiation at the top of its agenda during (former) President Hassan Rouhani’s mandate. Whatever has been said about the possibility of future progress in the nuclear talks in Vienna, lifting sanctions on Iran – while Iraq is labouring under heavy financial debt, Syria is subjected to a severe economic blockade, and Lebanon faces a becoming degraded state -seems unrealistic to the US.

To the west and “Israel”, releasing Iran’s frozen funds – which exceed $110 billion – at a time of maximum financial pressure and heavy sanctions, is not logical. Moreover, allowing Iran to sell and export its oil and lifting the maximum pressure means that all the previous US efforts to curb Iran’s will and progress are due to fail just when the results of these sanctions are turning in favour of the US in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

Consequently, maintaining economic pressure on the “Axis of Resistance” has become a US necessity and strategy. With this in mind, the US failed to comply with the nuclear agreement, to improve the leverage of the US negotiator and impose its conditions over Iran to include, above all, its relationship with its allies and the maintenance of hundreds of sanctions in place.

With the arrival of President Ibrahim Raisi to power and his plans to give little time for the nuclear negotiation, the US sees itself faced with two very bitter choices: either allowing Iran to become a nuclear power or removing all sanctions so as to persuade Iran to delay its entire nuclear capability. Both decisions are impossible choices and inconvenient for the US administration. Thus, the US needs to hit Iran’s allies without negotiating with Tehran, because it refuses to include it – as well as Iran’s missile program – in any nuclear talks.

Suppose the maximum pressure on Lebanon fails to weaken Hezbollah. In that case, Washington needs to evaluate future steps to choose between the nuclear threat or the “Axis of the Resistance” threat to “Israel”. And if the US opts for the 2015 nuclear agreement –which is unlikely – then “the Axis of Resistance” will experience a strong revival, recovering from the extreme US pressure. Whatever America’s choice is, it has become more than evident that Iran will eventually become a nuclear power and offer more than adequate support to its allies to keep them strong enough to face whatever challenges.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah cannot provide and has no intention of replacing the services provided by the state. Nevertheless, it is involved in the food supply through “al-Sajjad” cards delivered to families needing to buy food at a sharply reduced price, which raised the number from 150 000 to 200 000. It is supporting thousands of families who have reached the level of extreme poverty. Moreover, Hezbollah brought medication from Iran (more than 500 types) to cover some of the country’s needs when pharmacies are closing their doors and lacking essential medical supplies.

Furthermore, in the coming weeks, Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah have agreed on delivering Iranian oil to Lebanon. Hezbollah will receive the gasoline from the supply to its forces and for covering its daily movements. Hospitals are at the top of the list of those expected to receive the Iranian oil distributed by Hezbollah to prevent their shutting down. Many hospitals closed more than half of their departments. Other medical facilities transferred their patients to hospitals that still have fuel to generate electricity for the next few days. In various parts of Lebanon, hospitals are asking many patients to leave due to the lack of diesel fuel for electricity. The American University of Beirut Medical Centre stopped ventilators and other lifesaving medical devices for the lack of fuel oil.

Also, Hezbollah is expected to deliver Iranian oil to the owners of tens of thousands of private electric generators. The lack of electricity in the country boosted the presence of thousands of privately-owned generators who, for decades, offer their paid services to compensate for the lack of electricity. These are expected to benefit from the oil delivered by Hezbollah to secure electric power supply for people. The shortage of diesel fuel for the owners of generators reached a critical degree in the current hot summer, raising the level of discontent among the population.

Also, diesel fuel will be provided to some municipalities to secure waste removal from the streets for fear of the spread of disease. Al-Amanah Company is also expected to distribute the Iranian oil and diesel to dozens of stations approved by it and other local gasoline stations spread throughout the Lebanese territory.

But Hezbollah will not satisfy everyone in the country and is not able to prevent internal deterioration within the Shia society (-the majority of Shia stand with Hezbollah, but there are others in the Amal movement under the control of Speaker Nabih Berri and not Hezbollah) in the first place and among its allies in the second place. The social decline is at a peak, and Iran’s support is insufficient unless Iran fully achieves its own recovery – if sanctions are fully lifted – and its domestic economy recovers. As far as it concerns Iran, the consent to its allies is mandatory because the “Axis of the Resistance” is united and all share the same vocation.

However, it is not in Iran’s capability to take on the entire burden of Syria and Lebanon’s economy. Iran supported Syria financially throughout the decade of war but is in no position to finance all the needs of the state. Also, Hezbollah started as a popular resistance force against the Israeli occupation, intending to impose deterrence and protect the state from Israeli violations and ambitions. It has been heavily involved in social support to the deprived Shia sect and managed to cover many infrastructure and service holes left by the incapability of the state. But the challenge faced in the last couple of years is beyond Hezbollah’s competencies and probably beyond the means of the state itself.

It should be borne in mind, though, that the flow of the Iranian oil into Lebanon carries with it several potential risks:

First: The risk of an Israeli strike on the supply lines. This will require Hezbollah to strike back “Israel” to maintain the balance of terror and deterrence equation. The tension in the military situation between “Israel” and Hezbollah will reach its climax without going to an all-out war because “Israel” prefers “campaigns between wars” to control the damage that may result from the confrontation. However, if “Israel” strikes the Iranian oil tankers or other countries try to stop the oil from reaching Lebanon, Iran would reply and it is not expected to stop sending its tankers to Lebanon.

Second: The supply route passes through areas not controlled by Hezbollah. What will the other anti-Hezbollah groups do? Will Hezbollah find a solution to convince the (hostile) Druze, Sunni and Christians spread along its supply road to avoid intercepting its trucks, or would it be forced to face groups and be dragged into an internal battle? How will Hezbollah guarantee the cohesion of its areas from the Beqaa to the southern suburbs of Beirut and even to the South of Lebanon so that its environment would be safe from the sectarian incitement the US manipulates and drags the country toward it?

There is no doubt that Lebanon is heading toward the dissolution of the state in a fast-paced manner. This will lead to the security forces’ weakness in general and push each sect or party to provide the necessary support to the membership of its society. Lebanon is expected to live again in the 1980s era when social services were reduced, waste spread in the streets, health and education levels declined, security forces were inefficient and hopeless, and warlords were emerging out of it.

From a specific aspect, the US-Israeli blockade is relatively in the interests of Hezbollah because it receives its financial support in foreign currency. Hezbollah is a regular and coherent organisation, and it will increase its revenue from the sharp devaluation of the local currency, the selling of medicine, oil and food. Hezbollah is expected to sell gasoline and diesel at prices relatively lower than the market price. Furthermore, it is also expected to allow other areas in Lebanon to have access to all the reached products. That will permit Hezbollah to expose greedy Lebanese merchants who monopolise and stockpile medicines and gasoline to starve the market and increase prices. These Lebanese merchants will be forced to sell their goods if these are no longer a rarity in the market. The goods are currently sold on the black market at prices unaffordable to the majority of the inhabitants.

What Lebanon is suffering from is the result of decades of corruption conducted by the US friends who held the political power in the country. The downgrading of Lebanon is primarily due to the US and Israeli interventions and influence in this country: It has lost the name “Switzerland of the East” forever. The disadvantage for Hezbollah will be the security chaos, the fragmentation of the security forces and their inability to impose their authority, and the spread of poverty to hit all walks of life. It is also expected to see the country suffer different sabotage acts, bribes, further corruption- and to become a fertile platform for the Israeli intelligence to operate in. A possible and potential scenario will force Hezbollah to “clean up” the roads to ensure the continuity of its supplies, link all Shia areas together and impose “self-security” to reduce their vulnerability.

Time’s arrow cannot be reversed, and Lebanon will not return to what it was before, not for the next ten years at least. There is a possibility to create Lebanese cantons with different warlords without engaging in a civil war. Each Lebanese party would end up arming its group to support its people and area, not to engage in a battle with other parties, but to defend itself.

The collapse is the master of the situation. The US has prevented Lebanon from benefiting from Chinese and Russian offers to rebuild the country and stop it from deteriorating further. Moreover, the US forbad Europe and the oil-rich Middle Eastern countries from helping Lebanon in this crisis as they used to in the past. After all, Lebanon needs 3 to 4 billion dollars to stand on its feet and regain some of its strength after halting subsidies on various items that gobble up its cash resources.

But the challenge remains for the “Axis of Resistance” members, struggling to survive and resist the US hegemony and confront the US projects to dominate West Asia. Unless the “Axis of Resistance” members take the initiative and move from a defensive to an offensive position and impose new equations that prevent starvation of the population, this pressure will remain and even increase with time. However, supposing the US pressure is maintained, and the “Axis of the Resistance” adopts only survival mode: In that case, Lebanon’s people and the country’s stability will pay an increasingly heavy price, both now and in the years to come.

https://english.almayadeen.net/articles/opinion/lebanon-is-under-maximum-pressure-and-the-target-is-hezbolla

Source: Lebanon Is Under Maximum Pressure, and the Target Is Hezbollah: Iran Sends Its Support

US Senator Chris Murphy says Washington should deprioritize hostility toward Iran, cut down its military presence in the Middle East, and urge Saudi Arabia to “come to terms” with Hezbollah in Lebanon. — BIG BROTHER in the 21. Century

News   /   Persian Gulf US should rejoin Iran deal, decrease ‘militaristic footprint’ in Middle East, says senator Friday, 13 August 2021 6:48 AM  [ Last Update: Friday, 13 August 2021 6:53 AM ] US Senator Chris Murphy speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be the United States Ambassador to the […]

US Senator Chris Murphy says Washington should deprioritize hostility toward Iran, cut down its military presence in the Middle East, and urge Saudi Arabia to “come to terms” with Hezbollah in Lebanon. — BIG BROTHER in the 21. Century

Biden Bombing of Syria is Sickening – WikiLeaks is Eternal – End the Forever Wars

By: Muunyayo

The conflict in Syria has been highly complex since it begun in 2011. It was presented at first as a genuine uprising of Syrians against Basher Al-Assad, however, it was soon learned that the so-called resistance/moderate rebels/freedom fighters/etc were infact being supported by a secretive pact. The onset of all out Civil War was not a Syrian-citizen driven revolution.

The organic, legit Syrian uprising (Syrian people protesting Assad’s government), it quickly hijacked and chaotic asymmetrical warfare was perpetrated by the outside forces that stood to benefit from a from a dismantling of Syria. Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States had a hand in financing the mercenary Jihadists, supplying weapons, training, supplies – all to fight a proxy war against Syria.

PAs revealed in the epic WikiLeaks publishing of secretive, confidential cables (electronic communications) involving Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the UK and the US – contemplating the destabilization of Syria as far back as 2006. This manifested into real, material participation via proxy as these nations sank vast financial resources into recruiting/training/funding/arming/supplying both Syrian and foreign mercenaries, to continue the asymmetrical warfare that tore Syria to shreds.

This tactic isn’t new; the CIA literally created Al-Qaeda (or what became Al-Qaeda) – inspiring fighters from the Mahgjrib region of Africa and the Middle East. The result was the holy-warriors; a sort of branding of “Jihadists” – the Mujahideen fought the Soviets that invaded Afghanistan in 1979. This was America’s proxy war versus the USSR – and from an ideological standpoint – a resistance to Communism. This is not a myth: it was broadcasted on nightly news in America:

The United States has been waging an illegal war against Syria since 2006. It’s important to know that Benghazi was a staging hub, set up by the United States Department of State, to smuggle weapons into Syria via Croatia.

The planning for this destabilization of Syria was set in motion as early as 2006, as was revealed by WikiLeaks (as it became a household name) when it dropped it’s cache of diplomatic channels of cables (classified/secret/top secret electronic communications). Julian Assange lead WikiLeaks and exposed these cables for the world to see in November of 2010.

The Syrian Civil War is very complicated. There are what first began with Syrian military forces crushing a movement of protestors that were motivated from the energy emanating from the Arab Spring, we first saw the emergence of the Free Syrian Army in the summer of 2011, as the main opposition to Assad’s forces. Soon came the Idlib Martyrs’ Brigade – with origins from within the Syrian government. A similar opposition element to Assad was the Shabiha – which was a state-sponsored militia of the Syrian government. Soon came the major involvement of al-Nusra Front. This rebel group soon became Syrian faction of Al-Qaeda. Multiple fronts had been opened up in this war with the cities of Damascus, Raqqa, Idlib, Aleppo and other cities.

The Kurds that live in the northern part of Syria also opened up multiple fronts in the war. Iran-backed militias entered the war on the side of Assad’s government.

Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiite fighters entered into the war on the side of the Syrian government forces. The al-Abbas Brigade was another militia of sorts to fight alongside government forces.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant aka ISIS/ISIL/Daesh was launched as a belligerent of different sorts – as it fought against the Syrian government forces and against the various rebel factions on varying fronts. It also launched a “by any means necessary” type of optics-driven terrorism in declaring it’s caliphate.

There were acts of terrorism carried out throughout Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, the UK)- come to mind.

The northern nations of Africa also felt the truly ruthless acts of bloodlust by ISIS soldiers.

ISIS even attacked Iran.

ISIS- and the propaganda machine that fueled it’s presence on social media networks – the production quality is so polished – it didn’t just come out of the blue. This was a militant group, fashioned with surplus US Marine microfiche camouflage, a fleet of Hummers and strangely Toyota pickup trucks. It had state of the art weaponry, 20,000+/- members and defected from Al-Qaeda to establish a caliphate and impose Shariah Law. It came out with the Black Flags of Khorasan: This video interests me:

It is absolutely certain that ISIS was a creation of CIA, Mossad and MI-6 intelligence. This ISIS faction was created to throw sand in the gears of the Syrian government forces efforts to sustain cease-fire agreements – diplomacy was not on the table. Only gritty warfare.

I have more faith in him than what any American politicians claim.

If you don’t think the leader of Sudan has any clout just see what the United States President had to say about ISIL:

Perhaps that was a verbal typo – however Obama did ask for funding of the Syrian Rebels:

ISIS never touched Israel. Never. And it’s interesting that Al-Qaeda has never attacked Israel as well. It’s pretty obvious if you have been paying attention to the emergence of the Greater Israel Project. It’s becoming a reality. Israel established peaceful relations with Egypt and Jordan decades ago. Israel has gotten close with Saudi Arabia. Recently they have entered into normalized relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan. There will be a Greater Israel or perhaps it will be a vessel state called the Greater Middle East and it’s a chip that very neatly fits into China’s Belt and Road Initiative. (This subject matter is critical to the geopolitical grand chessboard right now and I am writing a post about the innards of the Belt and Road Initiative.)

The descriptives that could be inserted here are pretty eternal to describe the conflict. Russia entered into the war at the call from it’s geopolitical ally Assad. Their expansive air bombing campaign really turned the momentum of the war in favor of the Syrian government.

And justification that Israel was materially involved ..Israel’s IDF publicly admitted to funding the “moderate rebels”:


WIKILEAKS – “We Open Governments”

WikiLeaks is a transnational advocacy network for radical accountability of governments and corporations. The focus is on the use of civic technologies to promote transparency from the following categories: Freedom and Privacy.

WikiLeaks unearthed confidential correspondence – aka “cables” – which shows that, in December 2006, the top US diplomat in Syria stated in a classified/secret communication that US policy in Syria should be to destabilize the Syrian government by any means available; that the US should work to increase Sunni-Shia sectarianism in Syria, including by aiding the dissemination of false fears about Shia proselytizing and stoking resentment about Iranian business activity and mosque construction; that the US should press Arab allies to give access in the media they control to a former Syrian official calling for the ouster of the Syrian government; that the US should try to strain relations between the Syrian government and other Arab governments, and then blame Syria for the strain; that the US should seek to stoke Syrian government fears of coup plots in order to provoke the Syrian government to overreact; that if the Syrian government reacted to external provocations, it proved that the regime was paranoid; that the US should work to undermine Syrian economic reforms and discourage foreign investment; that the US should seek to foster the belief that the Syrian government was not legitimate; that violent protests in Syria were praiseworthy and exemplary; that if Syria is the victim of terrorism and tries to do something about it, the US should exploit that to say that the Syrian government is weak and unstable, and is experiencing blowback for its foreign policy.

The full version of the cable is in this link here:

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06DAMASCUS5399_a.html

Current Conflict:

This illustrates a comprehensive overview of the events in Syria prior to Biiden’s bombing. I have been following the Carter Center’s “Syria for quite a few years now. (It’s amazing that Syria has sustained nearly 10 years of destruction and worse realities – and it’s fucking disgusting the United States just bombs at will. What is that?)

Members of the Carter Center

BIDEN EXTENDS PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION OF BOMBINGS

It’s doubtful Biden initiated these air strikes. He has dementia. It’s a sad fucking commentary. The Neo-Liberal, Plutocracy called the “Establishment” is back in business. Those orders did not come from Biden.

Why the Fuck is the United States in Syria?

The United States was there but what for? Why the fuck is America good at forever wars? Is it ZOG? The MIC? The Petrodollar? Is the destabilization of Syria necessary to build a rival natural gas pipeline (Qatar-Saudi Arabia-Iraq-Syria-Turkey)into Europe? What’s the true answer? The situation in Syria – there is something happening there.

Also, it is my belief that the notion any type of military conflict with Iran is purely a gaY-0p to neatly funnel right-leaning political zealots into concentrating on the terrorist, evil, anti-Cementic, blah blah – so that they never ask real questions about the real issues that our policy makers

So that leads us to the direct military involvement of the United States. War was never officially declared by the United States on Syria. The United States had absolutely no business entering into the war. Their involvement is unequivocally illegal by all standards. The interventionist tactics of the United States bring nothing but fuckery for the USA.

Of course, the military industrial complex and it’s consortium of beneficiaries such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, General Dynamics Corporation, Raytheon, etc receive guaranteed revenue streams from surefire federal reimbursement for weapons manufacture. And from there, the shareholders of the publicly traded entities realize handsome dividends stemming from their investment. Aind from this, there is ABSOLUTELY ZERO BENEFIT TO ORDINARY AMERICAN PEOPLE to the forever wars in the Middle East.

Biden’s bullshit Build Back Better is taken right from the World Economic Forum/Great Reset/Agenda 2030/Gates Foundation/World Trade Organization/United Nations playbooks.

He’s really an older gentleman that unfortunately has dementia. When he was campaigning he even labeled himself as a transitional candidate. When it comes to the missile strikes and the forever wars – the entanglement is so complex as to geopolitical clout and power.

This is a struggle for resources. Whomever has the possession of the needed, natural and precious resources …has dominion over the Earth.

No Wars With Syria. No War With Iran. Stop the forever wars. Free Julian Assange.

Brendan O’Connell – 2020 & the Forced Economic Collapse of America

This video captures everything…check out the tags below