The Goofy Billionaire Overnight Saudi Prince is Going After Iran

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, who announced his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has recently announced his intention to return to Beirut. In fact it was the Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who still needs an excuse to provoke Israel into attacking Iranian, Hezbollah’s and Shia militia’s positions in Syria, that was behind this trick …

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Mohammed bin Salman and the New Balance of Power

Morbid curiosity draw attention to the real-life Game of Thrones now playing out in Saudi Arabia, but the stories of intrigue among the Bedouin clans who control the kingdom are less interesting than the changes in the regional chessboard. Some of the facts are known, while others only can be inferred. The ascent of Crown …

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Army soldiers. © Hassan Abdallah / Reuters

Lebanese Army Placed at ‘Full Readiness’ to Counter ‘Israeli Enemy’

The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at “full readiness” to face “the Israeli enemy” at the southern border. The announcement comes as Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, vow to tighten their grip on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia. The army needs to be prepared to “confront the threats and violations of …

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Saudi-Israeli Friendship is Driving the Rest of the Middle East Together

Through its top official, Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia continues a wave of internal arrests, having seized nearly $800 billion in assets and bank accounts. A few days later, MBS attempted to demonstrate his authority by summoning Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Saudi Arabia, where he was forced to resign on Saudi …

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Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah

SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the US would be involved. First, please see the video here: https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/video/fpd_nov_14_2017_Middle%20East.mp4 What I propose to do is go over the …

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Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah party parade to mark the last day of Ashura ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon October 1, 2017. © Aziz Taher / Reuters

‘Arrogant’ Saudi Arabia Fails to Hurt Hezbollah with Hariri Gambit, But Won’t Stop Trying

Riyadh’s attempt to assert control in Lebanon and open up a new front against Hezbollah and Iran has brought little return, but substantial reputational damage. But does Saudi Arabia even care about playing geopolitical chess, or does it just want to fling pieces at its adversaries? The road trip-slash-conspiracy thriller that began with Saad Hariri’s …

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Strange Twists in the Hariri Mystery

The strange case of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his surprise resignation, delivered in Saudi Arabia, has developed international overtones with rumors about his possible kidnapping by the Saudis and France extending an invitation for him to come to Paris before possibly returning to Lebanon. Because of concerns that his resignation may have been …

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The Complicated Situation Around Lebanon

It seems that Tehran has realized the threat of a conflict with the coalition, the instigators of which are Saudi Arabia and Israel, and decided to reduce the tension. The Islamic Republic of Iran has back-pedaled. At the briefing on November 13, a representative of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Gasemi, announced that Tehran …

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