Washington and Paris Attempt to Weaken Hezbollah by Bolstering Lebanese Military

Washington and Paris Attempt to Weaken Hezbollah by Bolstering Lebanese Military

At the initiative of Paris, an international conference took place on June 17 with the focus of aiding the Lebanese army. Through this support, France and the U.S. want to prevent Lebanon from falling under Hezbollah domination and count on the commander-in-chief of the Lebanese armed forces for the next election. After Paris cooled its relations…

Why the US Deep State Won’t Forgive Russia and Iran

Why the US Deep State Won’t Forgive Russia and Iran

In a stunning interview to the Beirut-based al Mayadeen network, Hezbollah’s secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah has outlined how Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani – assassinated by an American drone strike at Baghdad airport a litle over a year ago – was instrumental in convincing Russia to help Syria militarily in its war against Salafi-jihadis. Here is the…

Who is Destroying Lebanon and Why?

Who is Destroying Lebanon and Why?

Within a few months, Lebanon, often misrepresented as “the only Arab democratic state” or even as the “Switzerland of the Middle East,” has collapsed. Successively, popular demonstrations against the political class (October 2019), a banking crisis (November 2019), a health crisis (July 2020), an explosion at the port of Beirut (August 2020) caused a sudden…

The US Plan for Weakening Hezbollah: a Civil War and the Exodus of the Christians

The US Plan for Weakening Hezbollah: a Civil War and the Exodus of the Christians

The Christian political and religious leaders of Lebanon are theologically distant from Twelver Shia; they have political and ideological objectives that fundamentally differ from those of Hezbollah. Gebran Bassil, the Leader of the larger Christian Parliamentary Group “Al tayyar al-watani al-Hurr” (Free Patriotic Movement – FPM) made this clear last Sunday in a televised statement…