by Kareem Shaheen, The Daily Star
Riyadh has ‘red-lighted’ the planned dialogue between Hezbollah and the Future Movement before it even began. The Saudi call for Hezbollah to be put on the list of terrorist organizations made at the United Nations threatens to renew tension between the two sides, following an undeclared truce in the media that did not last for more than a few days.
Is there a fixed Saudi, and consequently Gulf policy, vis-à-vis Lebanon? Are these countries really keen on the stability of this country, as they claim, when they hardly spare any occasion to exacerbate its divisions? These questions and others are being asked after the new Saudi escalation against Hezbollah, which is likely to aggravate the already complex situation in Lebanon and the region. Continue reading Riyadh nips Hezbollah-Future Movement dialogue in the bud
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Regardless of whether the STL — an overt Zionist project which is aided and abetted by “Israel” itself, as admitted by genocidal war criminal Avigdor Lieberman — is prosecuting Al-Akhbar as a whole or just its Editor-In-Chief Ibrahim al-Amin, who absolutely thrashed the kangaroo court last May, it’s quite clear that this “special tribunal” , which already has Hizbullah and all of Lebanon in its crosshairs, is now continuing the war on the truthful and courageous Lebanese newspaper that began with the murderous Zionist entity’s assault on Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Since those 34 days of war, in which the Lebanese Islamic Resistance triumphed over the illegitimate “Israeli” regime, Al-Akhbar has faced one attack after another, including one particularly egregious barrage from the US embassy, which blackmailed and threatened advertising agencies not to place ads with Al-Akhbar in an attempt to financially destroy the news outlet. Despite all of this however, Al-Akhbar has persevered, and we here at Mouqawamah Music pray that it not only beats this absurd STL case, but also that Al-Akhbar becomes more resilient with each passing day, as it remains one of the very, very few papers in the entire Arab world not controlled by the bloody petrodollars of the US-Zionist-aligned GCC regimes. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading STL: Only al-Amin to be prosecuted, not Al-Akhbar