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Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the “Paris of the East”, is covered in smoke.

For years I was warning that the country governed by corrupt, indifferent elites, could not hold together, indefinitely.

For all those five years when I was calling Beirut home, things were going down the drain. Nothing was improving: almost no public transportation, electricity shortages, contaminated and erratic water supply. Periodically, garbage has been piling up along the streets and suburban roads. Once an airplane lands and the doors open, the terrible stench of garbage welcomes us, residents of Beirut, back home.

Almost everyone knew that all this could not continue like this, forever.

The city was suffering from 4th World diseases, while simultaneously being flooded with Land Rover SUVs, Maserati and Porsche sports cars, and Armani suits.

Beirut has almost collapsed to Jakarta levels, although, one has to admit, with extremely smart, highly educated and sophisticated elites, capable of conversing simultaneously in three world languages: French, Arabic and English. Also, with first rate art galleries, art cinemas, posh bars and nightclubs. With lavish marinas and the best bookstores in the entire Middle East.

Some say that Beirut has always been in possession of brain and guts, but something happened to its heart.

Now nothing really works here. But if you have millions of dollars, it does not really matter; you can buy anything here. If you are poor, destitute – abandon all hope. And the majority of the people here are now miserably poor. And no one even knows precisely how many are destitute, as a census is forbidden, in order ‘not to disturb religious balance’ (it was, for years, somehow agreed on, that it is better not to know how many Christians or Muslims are residing in the country).

It is certain that most of people are not rich. And now, outraged by their rulers, corrupt politicians and so-called elites, they are shouting, loudly and clearly: “Enough!”, Halas, down with the regime!”

 

The government decided to impose a tax on WhatsApp calls. Not a big deal, some would say. But it was; it is, it suddenly became a big deal. “The last drop”, perhaps.

The city exploded. Barricades were erected. Tires were set on fire. Everywhere: in the poorest as well as in the richest neighborhoods.

“Revolution!” people began shouting.

Lebanon has a history of left-wing, even Communist insurgencies. It also has its fair share of religious, right-wing fanaticism. Which one will win? Which one will be decisive, during this national rebellion?

The Communist Party is now behind several marches. But Hezbollah, until now the most solid social force in the country, is not yet convinced that the government of Saad al Hariri, should simply resign.

According to Reuters:

“Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said… that the group was not demanding the government’s resignation amid widespread national protests.

Nasrallah said in a televised speech that he supported the government, but called for a new agenda and “new spirit,” adding that ongoing protests showed the way forward was not new taxes.”

Any tax imposed on the poor would push him to call supporters to go take to the streets, Nasrallah added.”

So far, the rebellion has left countless people injured, while two Syrian immigrants lost their lives. Some local analysts say that this is the most serious uprising since the one in 2015 (which included the “You Stink!” campaign, reacting to the appalling garbage crises in Beirut and to the worsening social disaster), but others, including this author, are convinced that this is actually the most serious political catastrophe Lebanon has been facing since the 1980’s.

One hears anger, on every corner of the capital, in cafes and local stores:

Trust is broken!”

Even those who used to be far from any political activities, are now supporting protesters.

Ms. Jehan, a local staff member at a UN office in Beirut, is one of those who found herself on the side of the rebellion:

“What is happening to Beirut and all over in Lebanon is good. It is about time we stood up. I will go too. This has nothing to do with religions. It is about our shattered lives.”

 

Reading Western mainstream media, one could begin to believe that Lebanon’s main problems are issues like foreign debt (Lebanon is, on a per capita basis, the third most indebted country on earth. The debt stands at 150% of its GDP), miniscule real reserves (US$ 10 billion), and the way the country interacts with the donors and lenders. IMF and its “advice” are constantly mentioned.

But even news agencies like Reuters have to admit that the entire mess is far from just about structural problems:

“As dollars have dried up, banks have effectively stopped lending and can no longer make basic foreign-exchange transactions for clients, one banker said.”

““The whole role of banks is to pour money into the central bank to finance the government and protect the currency,” he said. “Nothing is being done on the fiscal deficit because doing something will disrupt the systems of corruption.””

And here is the key word: “Corruption!”

Lebanon’s elites are shamelessly corrupt. Only such countries like Indonesia are able to compete with the Lebanese troglodyte clans, when it comes to stripping the entire nation of its riches.

Almost nothing is clean, or pure in Lebanon, and that is also why there aren’t any statistics available.

ORDER IT NOW

Money comes from the monstrous and ruthless exploitation of natural resources in West Africa. Everybody knows it, but it is never addressed, publicly. I worked in West Africa, and I know what the racist Lebanese ‘business people’ are doing there. But money stolen from the Africans does not enrich Lebanon and its people. It ends up in the Lebanese banks, and spent on lavish yachts, tacky and overpriced European sports cars, and inside bizarre private clubs in and around the capital. While many Lebanese people are near starvation, airplanes flying to Nice, Venice or Greek Islands are constantly packed with la dolce vita seekers.

Lebanon makes billions of dollars from narcotics, particularly those cultivated and refined in the Beqaa Valley. They get exported mainly to Saudi Arabia, for the consumption of the rich, or injected into the battlefields in Yemen and Syria, so-called combat drugs. Again, everyone knows it, but nothing is done to stop it. Hundreds of families, from farmers to politicians, got filthy rich on that trade. This adds a few more super-yachts at the proverbial Beirut marinas.

Then, there is ‘foreign aid’, ‘European investment into infrastructure’, Saudi and Qatari money. Most of it goes, directly, into the pockets of corrupt officials, to the so-called ‘government’, and to its buddies, contractors. Almost nothing is built, but the money is gone. Lebanon has railroad employees who are getting their monthly paychecks, but no railways, anymore. Train station had been converted into vodka bar. Lebanon begs for money so it can host refugees from all over the region, but much of the money ends up in a few deep pockets. Very little goes to the refugees themselves, or to the poor Lebanese people who have to compete for low-paying jobs with the desperate Syrians or Palestinians.

The poor are getting poorer. Yet, Ethiopian, Philippine and Kenyan maids are dragging the groceries of the rich, wiping spit off the faces of babies born into elite families, and cleaning toilets. Some get tortured by their masters, many commit suicide. Lebanon is a tough place, for those who do not look Phoenician or European.

And the slums in the south of Beirut are growing. And some Lebanese cities, like Tripoli in the north, look like tremendous slums, altogether.

Ali, a receptionist at a hotel in downtown Beirut laments:

“I work here as a receptionist for 14 hours and earn only 540 USD every month. I need a minimum of 700 USD to survive. I have a sister in US and want to visit her only for a week, but there is no way I can get visa. I am only 24 years old. I see no future in this country, like so many thousand others protesting in the streets of Beirut.”

According to various estimates, Lebanon may collapse as early as in February 2020. No more money can be looted. The end game is approaching.

If it does collapse, the rich will have their golden parachutes. They have their families abroad: in Australia, Brazil, France. Some have two passports, others have houses in the most desirable parts of the world.

The poor will be left with absolutely nothing: with a carcass of a country, previously looted by its own elites. There will be rotting, ageing Ferraris, all over, but one cannot eat carcasses of cars. There will be lavish but abandoned swimming pools, right next to polluted and destroyed beaches.

People know it, and they have had enough.

Mohamed, a worker at a Starbucks cafe in Beirut is determined:

“This is terrible but it is about time. We can take no more. We need to change the country, drastically. This time things are different. Not about who we worship but about our daily lives.”

Lebanon, in comparison to other shamelessly-capitalist countries, is well-educated. People here cannot be fooled.

The rebellion against the elites has just begun. People want to take back their country.

 

[First published by NEO – New Eastern Outlook – a journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences]

Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Four of his latest books are Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, a revolutionary novel “Aurora” and a bestselling work of political non-fiction: “Exposing Lies Of The Empire”. View his other books here. Watch Rwanda Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam Chomsky “On Western Terrorism”. Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work around the world. He can be reached through his website and his Twitter. His Patreon

 
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  1. Miro23 says:

    The US also has problems with its Phoenician elite, and is starting to look a lot like Beirut / Lebanon.

  2. Svevlad says:

    Annex it to Syria, as God intended.

  3. A123 says:

    The elites of Iranian al’Hezbollah have been exploiting the Lebanese people. It is time for them to give up on their colonial effort. Lebanon will be much better off without the elitist Iranian invaders.

    PEACE 😇

  4. Hundreds of Iraqis have been also murdered by low life illiterate thugs and criminals ,trained and financed by the ruthless Persian imperialist wannabes, and yet not a whimper form those concerned about human or national rights.

    Victory to the Iraqi people and their intifada against Persian Neo colonialism , sectarianism and the rotten new Rasputins .

  5. The presence of a hostile neighbor to the south is not mentioned.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. “While many Lebanese people are near starvation, airplanes flying to Nice, Venice or Greek Islands are constantly packed with la dolce vita seekers”.

    People near starvation is a gross exaggeration even though the difference between rich and poor is pretty much following the unfortunate worldwide trend. Back in the seventies wages and salaries accounted for 56% of GDP whereas today they account for 24% only. Actually, the Lebanese survived the civil war for fifteen years and the horrible proliferation of corruption after the country was taken hostage by a crooked alliance of warlords and business profiteers who for thirty years have thrived on stealing the treasury and on monopoly power because the family structure is still a dominant force in Lebanon. It is the tightly knit family relation that puts the statistics of suicide in Lebanon among the lowest in the world as people within the nuclear family feel a strong obligation to help each other. As to virulent individualism among the well to do, they justify their attitude by the fact that most of them ventured in the four corners of the world to build their fortunes and feel little indebted to their society for their wealth. Add the miserable state of the governance and the Lebanese diaspora’s caution when it comes to investing in the country beyond lavish lifestyles is very much justified.

    The question revolves over what will be the consequences of a total breakdown in the Lebanese society which accounts for almost four millions while its refugee population is close to two million between Syrians and Palestinians? I can only see a great potential problem of more refugees in the direction of Europe.

    • Replies: @Fred Baggins
  7. @A123

    Only the colonial Iranians? You are overlooking the Americans and West Europeans and the Gulf monarchies and the Israelis and the Syrians who are no less overbearing than the Persians. Lebanon has always been the arena where all these parties settle their scores mainly because of the multicultural and multi sectarian Lebanese society that is susceptible to these nefarious influences. Most Lebanese look for homogeneous societies with envy while they indulge themselves with praising the variety in their society.

    • Replies: @A123
  8. @Svevlad

    I am amazed that you can talk to God. May be you can teach us how you do it.

    • Replies: @gotmituns
  9. You glossed over “Paris of the East” and the civil war.
    Israel needed to destroy Beirut as the major banking centre in the region, because they weren’t Zionist friendly banks. Hence the civil war aided and abetted by Israel’s invasion, during which the slaughters in the Palestinian refugee camps occurred. What is most interesting, is that Michele Aoun, a former ally (or useful idiot) of Zion has done an about face. He sees Israel for what it is, and welcomed Hezbollah into government. He also pressed the Saudis to release Hariri.
    Don’t under estimate the possibility that this is another CIA/Mossad “cedar” revolution.

  10. These protests is essentially about corruption and stagnating development. But immediatedly Western, and as usual mostly jewish, media figures tried to make it about hezbollah (because they are enemies of Israel).

    Lebanon is a country that is an ethnic tinderbox, perhaps even more so than Syria. I hope they resist outside forces that try to hijack their legitimate protest and turn it into other ends, as happened with the 2011 Syrian protests that also began about corruption and living conditions.

    • Agree: Irish Savant, Iris
  11. The Hebrew state requires all others to be in a state of chaos and despair. Only then can the hook nosed sons of Mordor rule. The way of the Jew is continual subversion and to rot society from its core. Lebanon will make a fine addition to the Hebraic Empire, once properly gentrified by Hymie and his fellows. New Yawk is always on the horizon, along with all the other sources of Rothshild funding.

  12. @Curmudgeon

    “…Don’t under estimate the possibility that this is another CIA/Mossad “cedar” revolution…”

    That was indeed my first thought, but on reading the article it became clear to me that elite corruption is the core problem. However, Israel will most probably try to escalate the tension to an all-out civil war. A weakened Lebanon is to its advantage. It wants Hizbollah with its 150,000 rockets be neutralized. Whether that will succeed is doubtful. Hizbollah is about the only stable factor in Lebanese society and enjoys trust widely.

  13. Rebellion Against the Elites Has Commenced

    Has been going on since the Jewish Carpenter, aka JC started fight to FREE HIS people from the Roman terrorists a while back.

    • Replies: @Truth3
  14. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Don’t under estimate the possibility that this is another CIA/Mossad “cedar” revolution.

    yup

    Vltchek is not picking up the full range of signals.

  15. A123 says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Only the colonial Iranians? You are overlooking the Americans and West Europeans and the Gulf monarchies and the Israelis and the Syrians who are no less overbearing than the Persians.

    Did your hypothetical “Americans and West Europeans and the Gulf monarchies” attack peaceful Lebanese protesters? NO.

    Did Iranian al’Hezbollah attack peaceful Lebanese protesters? YES. (1)

    It was unclear how many people were wounded. Fights broke out in places and security forces could be seen beating some people with batons.

    “There are political orders to attack. This was not spontaneous,” said one demonstrator alluding to AMAL and Hizbullah

    It is obvious to all objective observers, most importantly the citizens of Lebanon, that the corrupt elites of al’Hezbollah have devastated the country. This is why Iranian al’Hezbollah must go.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/265968

  16. El_Carbone says: • Website

    In Arab societies, when things break, they stay broken. And it’s always someone else’s fault. “We’re democrats at heart, but our governments are corrupt and autocratic. What can we do?” lol.

    • Agree: Irish Savant
  17. gotmituns says:
    @Joe Levantine

    God is in our surrounding physical environment. All anyone has to do to get in contact with him is to get outdoors surrounded by his world in all weather and you can have an intimate talk with him.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  18. “If women’s liberation is unthinkable without communism, then communism is unthinkable without women’s liberation.” That statement is a perfect summary of the relationship between the fight for both socialism and women’s liberation–neither is possible without the other.

    Any questions comrade?
    https://socialistworker.org/2013/01/31/marxism-feminism-and-womens-liberation

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  19. @gotmituns

    Talking to God about geopolitics and which country ought to annex which country? That is stretching the principle of talking to God beyond the pale.

  20. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    in other words, If zionist Jews & their minions — CIA etc — did not start the protests, they will very soon exploit the people’s protest to their own advantage.

    Is it good for the Jews?

  21. @A123

    What I personally saw was an attack by many protesters on Hizbollah elements after they started withdrawing from the manifestations at the instruction of their leader. While it would be pointless to pinpoint the guilt of who is responsible for the relatively mild violence that afflicted the demonstrations let us remember that the axis you try to portray as respectful of human rights was backing the brutal Israeli invasion in 2006 which ended up killing seven times more civilians than Hizbollah fighters.
    Now speaking of corrupt elites, Hizbollah is allied with many parties known for their corruption, but corruption engulfs all political parties and the only time in recent weeks that a judge called on one prominent Sunni leader to report for investigation, an other higher Sunni judge disqualified the whole investigation. I am not implicating Sunnis alone, just to make the point that all elites in Lebanon live in glass houses when it comes to corruption.

    • Replies: @A123
  22. So the Lebanese monkeys think that they are better than the West Africans they are looting… Obama should stop humping the gorrila in the stilletoes and get on the plane to save his people, pronto.

    And as to the Filipino maids, that bombastic Duterte, la presidente for life, should stop killing drug dealers and start jailing those Catholic priests who encourage locals to breed as if there was no tomorrow and thus subject the impoverished population to humiliation by seeking handouts in the form of slave labor in the goddamned Middle East.

    Meanwhile, the Mexicans can pack up and send Carlos Slim back to Lebanon and with one less blood-sucker to exploit them, they can stay in Mexico instead of coming over Rio Grande to pollute gringoes.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  23. How will new leaders differ from the old, except that their pockets will be empty?

  24. @Franklin Ryckaert

    Hizbollah is about the only stable factor in Lebanese society and enjoys trust widely.

    There are plenty of Lebanese who don’t trust Hezbollah, and who realize that one State cannot have two governments.

  25. Truth3 says:
    @Proud_Srbin

    Roman terrorists

    Wow. Sophistry 101. Nice try Hasbarite. Your Chutzpatic Hypocrisy is the real stink.

    • Replies: @Christo
  26. @Franklin Ryckaert

    If Lebanon goes up in smoke, Israel will have no choice but to seize the southern part of the country and the Litani river. (Only for safe keeping, of course.)

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  27. homahr says:

    Cowardly bitches always whine about Hezbollah on the internet, but will never fight them in real life.

  28. Israel is behind this in Lebanon , just as it is behind the war in Syria, demons from hell.

  29. A123 says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Trying to distract from Iranian al’Hezbollah misdeeds by blaming others isn’t going to work. Going immediately to deception is a clear indication to everyone that you are trying a cover-up. However, it will not work. The Lebanese people of all sects understand that the elites of Iranian al’Hezbollah are wrecking their country.

    How many poor Shia families have had their children killed serving Ayatollah Khameni’s colonial dreams? (1)

    [Hezbollah] drafted mostly Shiites from poor neighborhoods to go fight in Syria, while its officials benefited from the war riches, causing much resentment.

    Iranian al’Hezbollah tried to build a false front to give them deniability. Except the plans leaked and everyone knows who is running these thugs.

    Hezbollah will try not repeat the Iraqi PMF’s mistake of responding with violence. That’s why its military units have been training a number of non-Hezbollah members to join what it calls the Lebanese Resistance Brigades. The role of these brigades is precisely to deal with domestic challenges and allow Hezbollah to deny responsibility. Already, in an attempt to create a counter-revolution, hundreds of young men carrying the flags of Amal and Hezbollah attacked the protesters in a number of cities.

    The corrupt elites of Iranian al’Hezbollah bring injury, death, and poverty to the people of Lebanon. No amount of deception, distraction, or pointing fingers at others will change this proven fact.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/22/iran-losing-middle-east-iraq-lebanon-protests-bad-governance/

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @renfro
  30. Boone says:

    Another 3rd world country imploding under the complexities of the modern world. Who cares. They will all implode, a country like Lebanon or Jordan or Chad is not going to be Massachusetts and cannot compete with any advanced economy.

  31. @Kolya Krassotkin

    They wanted the water of the Litani river already since the days of Ben Gurion. Israel has a water problem. It is consuming too much water (at the cost of the Palestinians of course). Gaining control of the tributaries of the Jordan river on the Golan Heights was one of the reasons of the 1967 war, but still that is not enough.

  32. All the rest of the problems were bearable until the government decided to tax What’s App? Is that about it or am I missing the point?

  33. Christo says:
    @Truth3

    (((They))) say JC’s father was a “Roman Terrorist”- a Roman legionnaire i.e. a white dude. I am OK with that.

  34. Wally says:
    @A123

    You’re still hurting from the whipping that Hezbollah gave Israel’s mama’s boys we see.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Troll: A123
    • Replies: @homahr
    , @A123
  35. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:

    So when do Chinese rebel against their elites?

  36. Wally says:
    @NegroPantera

    Right on cue the hasbarists have arrived.

  37. @A123

    Trust me I am not covering up anybody’s misdeeds. The truth of the matter is that Shias in Lebanon have suffered for decades from malign and benign neglect by the the Lebanese establishment since Lebanon’s independence and outright persecution by the Ottomans for centuries for the simple reason that no major power was there to sponsor the Shia community the way it traditionally happened with other religious communities: France towards the Maronites, Russians towards the Orthodox, United Kingdom towards the Druze and Ottomans towards Sunnis. Iran saw an opportunity and seized it through soft power which consisted of beefing up the resistance of Shia fighters against Israel and sponsoring civil welfare projects which were started by the Lebanese government under the leadership of Lebanon’s only reformer, the late president ex military chief Fouad Cbehab. Unfortunately, once Chehab’s mandate expired, the old negligence of the Shia community came back with vengeance.

    While Iran is no charity organisation and has hegemonic aspirations, it is a fact that the funding of Hizbollah by Iran contributes to the growth of the Lebanese economy and Hezbollah’s fighting in Syria followed many proven interferences by many Lebanese parties in the the Syrian conflict against the Syrian regime. That they fought against the Western created ISIS is hardly a negative on the controversial record of this Islamic resistance movement. That Hizbollah is wary about Western intelligence riding the wave of popular protest to direct it against them is also understandable. That Hizbollah was the only Islamic party to accept the idea of a Federal state in Lebanon at a conference back in 2016 is proof that the party is aware that their modus operandi does not mix well with other religious communities in Lebanon.

    Hizbollah and Iran are hardly a stand alone duo in the Middle East. They are both part of a greater front that includes such powers as Russia and China in opposition to the Anglo Zionist Empire which definitely displeases Israel and its backers. While Hizbollah is partially responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Lebanon, being a political actor since 1992, the failing economic policy in Lebanon is the legacy of the late prime minister Mr. Rafiq Hariri who embarked upon a reconstruction plan that inflated the government’s debts only to create a service oriented economy with very weak industrial and agricultural sectors while many of his minions and political allies , who encompass Lebanese from all religious denominations, enriched themselves with graft.

    • Replies: @A123
  38. homahr says:
    @Wally

    A123 is just a whiny bitch who quotes from biased western sources.

  39. Team Diversity 0 – Team Cohesion 1

    Again!

  40. SDC says:

    Strange how there are jewish and saudi shills here when they’d probably have an easier time convincing people that this Israeli op is a grassroots thing in sites with larger readership. Doesn’t NYT still have comments?

  41. @Boone

    How long can you guarantee the US developed first rate status under the snowballing of private, corporate and public debt and an assault on the Dollar’s international reserve currency status ? Add the American internal dystopia of ideological clashes and racial conflict and you will notice that imploding states are not only those of the third world. Though I beg to differ since I do care about the lot of any people who are being robbed blind by their establishment the way the welfare/ warfare American policies are doing to their citizens.

  42. Nam says:

    This article may be true… or false.
    But it reads like a shameless propaganda piece.

  43. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pastor Righteous

    Exactly. Both Lebanon and Iraq experiencing “grassroots” uprisings after the Israel’s “plan A” collapsed in Syria? A coincidence, surely.

    I have little doubt that most “elites” in both countries are spending more than they should in these circumstances but the (((cure))) is a dangerous lie.

  44. @A123

    Sabra, Shatila, Sharon.

    • Agree: Iris
  45. Working at Starbucks Inc. and raging at the cost of CIA surveillance / WhatsApp? Sounds like the US and its bankers are feigning social justice once again, this time with more feeling.

  46. A123 says:
    @Wally

    Wally,

    We understand, you have a religious duty to Troll and Lie. The covenant Taqiyya. (1). However, everyone here knows you are liar, so you will have little luck with your deception.

    You would do much better to take your lies to a more gullible audience. I am sure that the New York Dhimmi Times or sharia compliant Washington Post would love to have you as a poster.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) http://www.freedompost.org/islam/deception/common-taqiyya-or-islamic-lies-and-deceptions-by-muslims.html

  47. ricpic says:

    “People here cannot be fooled.”

    And they’re placing their trust in communists?!

  48. A123 says:
    @Joe Levantine

    While Iran is no charity organisation and has hegemonic aspirations, it is a fact that the funding of Hizbollah by Iran contributes to the growth of the Lebanese economy

    How long will Iran continue to fund Hezbollah? The Iranian economy is crumbling (1).

    After two years of successive contraction, recent reports paint a grim outlook for Iran’s economy in 2020. Widespread sanctions have hit the economy hard and ordinary Iranians are bearing the burden of a recession. … the IMF said Iran’s economy would contract 9.5% this year.

    The Ayatollah will have to spend at home if he wants to survive. So, one can expect less money to flow from Iran to its colonial militias. Given that al’Hezbollah has already drained Lebanese government coffers to enrich themselves, it is hard to see how they can survive without a source of revenue.

    _______

    Hizbollah and Iran are hardly a stand alone duo in the Middle East. They are both part of a greater front that includes such powers as Russia and China

    There is no reason to believe such a front exists. Russia and Israel are allies with deep cultural, economic, and military ties. If you want a large example, the joint Israeli Russian sale of AWACS to India is worth about $800MM. (2).

    Also remember, that the Russia origin population in Israel is so high that they have their own highly influential political party. (3)

    immigrants from the former Soviet Union are among the most sought after voters in Israel’s current election campaign. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the sector makes up 12 percent — or some 770,000 — of 6.3 million eligible voters in Israel. …. 40.2% of the votes cast by immigrants from the former Soviet Union — nearly six seats — went to Avigdor Liberman’s party, Yisrael Beytenu.

    PEACE 😇

    _____

    (1) https://amp.dw.com/en/irans-economy-plummets-under-weight-of-sanctions/a-50950471

    (2) https://www.asiapacificdefensejournal.com/2019/02/india-to-purchase-2-additional-phalcon.html

    (3) https://www.timesofisrael.com/russians-are-coming-to-the-polls-israeli-politicians-are-finally-waking-up/

    • Disagree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  49. homahr says:

    Only dumb retarded fucks think that Hezbollah gets its funding from Iran.

  50. Those are little campfires in the picture.

  51. @Rabbi Goldgruben

    In other words the Yinon Plan.

    • Replies: @Rabbi Goldgruben
  52. @Joe Levantine

    If you want to find the source of ther corruption you have to follow the money used for the corruption to see what sheel companies and nations it comes from. The first and main weapon used by nations to control other nations is money. That is the main weapon used by the US-UK-Israeli-Rothschild Axis for takeovers. Lebanon has alwasy been one of their many targets.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  53. @NegroPantera

    You are being silly Wally. I abhor the Zionists and i do not even recognize the Joo state yet ignorant people like you accuse anyone who oppose the Persian Mullas as ” Zionist” while forgetting the fact that the very same Mullas were buying more weapons from colonial Judenland during their war against Iraq. yes the Mullas are trying to liberate Palestine by Zionist weaponry. What a joke.

    https://www.dusc.org/en/article/4773

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Hiram of Tyre
  54. Republic says:

    And no one even knows precisely how many are destitute, as a census is forbidden, in order ‘not to disturb religious balance’ (it was, for years, somehow agreed on, that it is better not to know how many Christians or Muslims are residing in the country).

    no census has been held in Lebanon since 1932!

  55. @A123

    “ Given that al’Hezbollah has already drained Lebanese government coffers to enrich themselves, it is hard to see how they can survive without a source of revenue.“

    Do you have the proof and the source?

    • Replies: @HEREDOT
  56. renfro says:
    @A123

    LOL…propaganda fail

    Hanin Ghaddar , the author is a (((Freidman ))) fellow, works for the Jewish Washington Institute on the Near East, is a Lebanon and Iranian dissent , a hater of the Shittes, partial to the Sunnis and Saudi. ….basically a propaganda agent.

  57. @Fred Baggins

    Very much true just like any other country with a central bank that gets its instructions from the Bank of International Settlement.

  58. @A123

    Elites in Lebanon have always been Christians. Hezbollah is doing great as a post civil-war political body, Muslim, and probably main. They may be calling the shots but still elites, well, they are not.
    Some shaking from the base/poor may be healthy at times but let us hope Lebanon maintains its worth.

  59. Wally says:
    @NegroPantera

    LOL

    If it walks, talks, smells like … well you know

    You’re fooling no one.

  60. MEFOBILLS says:

    “As dollars have dried up, banks have effectively stopped lending and can no longer make basic foreign-exchange transactions for clients, one banker said.”

    Dollar as reserve, and the petrodollar system, forces countries to keep dollars for FX. Having enough FX then preserves a nations exchange rate, so they can have enough purchasing power, especially enough PP to buy oil and other commodities on the world market.

    ““The whole role of banks is to pour money into the central bank to finance the government and protect the currency,” he said. “Nothing is being done on the fiscal deficit because doing something will disrupt the systems of corruption.””

    Private banks existed before central banks. Central Banks were created by the private banking “system” to back-stop said system. For example, the Federal Reserve was created in 1913 in order to provide reserves to private banks, should said banks get into trouble. Central banks are the tail of the dog, not the dog. Private banks can find reserves on the overnight market from other banks, or they can go to the “Central Bank” discount window at the last moment.

    There is an exception, and that would be state banks owned by the state, not privateer shareholders. For example, China has state banks, and these banks do the bidding of the government, and are not beholden to their member banks and their shareholders/bondholders.

    It is important to get cause and effect correct. Most people think central banks are the head of the pyramid, they are not. It is the “system” of networked private banks that funds parts of the “deep state.”

    The system wants to expand and take over the world, so their form of bank credit (private emission of bank credit) is made the money type of the world.

    Also, if all banks are networked, then it makes it easier to settle imbalances overnight.

    With regards to financing public debts, the role of central banks do indeed do the financing. For example, a Tbill is issued from nothing via treasury (TBills are debt instruments so it is better to call it a Tbill/bond.)

    The Tbill is funded through the secondary market. Eventually a primary dealer will acquire a TBill off of the market, and then sweep it into their reserves, where the FED can put it on their double entry ledger. This is called “expanding the ledger.” The FED and other central banks have access to member bank reserve accounts, as each bank has an account at the FED.

    Non dollar economies can issue bank credit in their money unit, but it always has an exchange rate. Also, non dollar economies like to keep dollars as reserve, to then issue their bank credit on top in a fractional reserve ratio.

    This bank credit as money at debt system started in 1694 with advent of the Bank of England. Our (((friends))) took over soon after, and now the world is gripped in their hoax system.

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  61. HEREDOT says:
    @Joe Levantine

    No evidence and no resources is not important Israeli propaganda is more important than all. A123 fulfills the duty of the jews.

  62. Miggle says:
    @A123

    Lebanon will be much better off without the elitist Iranian invaders.

    Two points, silly child:

    (1) If it weren’t for Hizballah, Lebanon would not exist today. The country would be under permanent Israeli occupation with the southern half annexed, the rest under permanant military rule, the Jews, the Ashkenazim (the word meaning original European), claiming to have ancestral right to it when they have none to any part of Palestine or Lebanon or Syria.

    So Lebanon would be catastrophically worse off without Hizballah, not, as you pretend, better off.

    (2) There was no Iranian invasion. The Shiites of Lebanon have been there for centuries. There was Iranian support for the Lebanese, or the Shiites among them which amounts to the same thing, but that’s all.

  63. @MEFOBILLS

    The zionist privately owned FED is a draconian demonic system that was fastened onto America to create money out of thin air and create debt to the zionist banking kabal that can never be repaid and all the time we slaves are forced to pay interest on this ether zionist created hologram, the greatest scam in the history of America!

    The Fed is unconstitutional and is destroying America with the wars it has forced America into starting with WWI and right down the the mideast, which is being destroyed for Israel.

    The only way out of the feral reserve trap is to abolish the FED.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  64. Mefobills says:
    @DESERT FOX

    Federal Reserve was created by private corporate banking system. The better solution is to get rid of private bank credit altogether. This is done by nationalizing the money and forbidding banks from hypothecating new credit. It can be done overnight with a law change. Unfortunately almost all people are hoaxed with false narrative. The author made some incorrect statements about central banks and I corrected him. Its not unusual to have wrong ideas in your head if it is all you have heard. This is why the bad guys buy up the press with their I’ll gotten money.

  65. bjondo says:

    Lebanese have gone thru much violence before.
    They don’t want, need more misery.

    Only Jew wants this … for others.

    US Amb to Lebanon appointed by Obama.
    Probably gets instructions from Kippa & Bones in Jerusalem.
    Have the mini US flags pooped up yet?

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-ambassador-says-hezbollah-endangering-the-rest-of-lebanon/

    Hezbullah, watch for the usual snipers.

    Hong Kong violence a dead end.
    This too, will fail.

    5ds

  66. There are something like 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, many Palestinians as well.. This puts a lot of strain on Lebanon. Probably another reason for the ongoing siege war US is waging on Syrians by stealing/blocking their oil. Thus preventing the Syrian govt from using oil revenues for rebuilding their country so refugees can return. Basically using refugees as a weapon. I’m sure they think if they collapse Lebanons economy, they can weaken Hezbollah, that is the goal. The US, Zionists, Saudis will be using social media to try and influence Lebanese citizens to pin the blame on Hezbollah of course. They are the target.

    Good article from Mondoweiss on Lebanon recently

    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/10/it-is-time-to-break-the-silence-on-israeli-terrorist-campaign-in-lebanon-that-killed-100s/

    Rania Khalek is good for news on Lebanon and Syria.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/rania-khalek-on-31050557

  67. I don’t know where Mr. Vltchek lived in Beirut but it must have been a dump. The smell of the garbage and the toxins in the water – he so seemed experienced with – decayed his brain. Alternatively, it could just be that Mr. Vltchek is an ardent Marxist-Communist who loves educated people but hates money, the nice things of life and capitalist practices and countries.

    Not everyone in Beirut/Lebanon who have sports cars is politically involved and/or corrupt. Lebanese banks have given loans out like free candy to anyone presenting a (real or fake) paper attesting of an income (inside or outside Lebanon) and/or with some sort of collateral (real estate) in the country. Lebanese people love to live the good life and mostly, they absolutely love to show off – and thus will do anything to exhibit such la dolce vita. As far as yachts are concerned, and for the sake of clarification, for one to be “super”, it needs to be at least 24 meters (78 feet) in length. I know the marinas of Lebanon well and there is no such thing berthed at any one of them – at least not in the quantities alluded to. There is an occasional super or even mega motor yacht during the Summer season in Beirut but it’s from outside Lebanon. The following video taken at the Zaytuna Bay in Beirut gives an idea of the type of yachts actually berthed (the further one goes north (Byblos, etc), the smaller the yachts usually get).

    His claim that racist Lebanese business men ruthlessly loot West Africa’s natural resources, thus stealing from the Africans, to then deposit the proceeds in Lebanese banks is a nauseating Marxist non sequitur. The is no denying that the Lebanese diaspora in West Africa has established monopolies on various industries, businesses and trades — which causes stir — but that is part of capitalism. Cry me a river. Above all, Mr. Vltech chose to ignore the Lebanese contribution in building those countries. On a side but related note, according to Thierry Meyssan at Voltairenet, a big/major part of deposits in Lebanese banks derive from the proceeds of US-sponsored cartel operations in Latin America.

    Now, the protests… Corruption; yes and most definitely but also no. What made the Lebanese government to wake up one day and try to impose a series of new taxes (on tobacco, fuel, etc and not just on WhatsApp)? -> The US Treasury cutting the flow of US dollars in (the very dollarized) Lebanon. The aim was/is to destabilize Hezbollah who relies in half part on donations from Shia communities outside Lebanon (mainly in Africa). There other, decreasing, part comes from Iran. The US Treasury held a meeting (Counter-Hizballah International Partnership – CHIP) in that regards on October 25th with thirty countries, the IMF and the World Bank. The ordeal ended up hurting the entire (normally very stable) Lebanese banking sector (it is safe to say it was/is part of the destabilization plan) which led the government to come up with such endeavor.

    Destabilizing Lebanon in the hope to weaken and/or get rid of Lebanon is the plan — not fixing corruption in Lebanon. It failed with the false flag killing of Rafik Hariri in 2005. It failed with the planned/waged Israeli aggression on Hezbollah and Lebanon in 2006. They are trying again.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @anonymous
  68. @Svevlad

    Annex it to Syria, as God intended.

    I guess God never intended so.

    Kissinger tried to split Lebanon between Syria (to make up for the stolen Golan Heights) and Israel (who has eyed the south of Lebanon) in what led to the Lebanese Civil War — but it did not work.

  69. @A123

    The elites of Iranian al’Hezbollah have been exploiting the Lebanese people. It is time for them to give up on their colonial effort. Lebanon will be much better off without the elitist Iranian invaders.

    PEACE 😇

    Wipe your acidic crocodile tears already. You and your ilk can care less about anyone, yet alone the Lebanese people. What you and your ilk want is Hezbollah gone so that you can sleep with both eyes closed.

    As far as “colonial effort” is concerned, that is the HEIGHT OF ALL HEIGHTS — especially coming from a someone who supports the Anglo-Saxon-American colonial project known as Israel. You know; the piece of land in Palestine populated with Jews from across the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, Europe, the USA, etc.

  70. @NegroPantera

    Hundreds of Iraqis have been also murdered by low life illiterate thugs and criminals ,trained and financed by the ruthless Persian imperialist wannabes, and yet not a whimper form those concerned about human or national rights.

    Victory to the Iraqi people and their intifada against Persian Neo colonialism , sectarianism and the rotten new Rasputins .

    Was it Iran or Russia or both who illegally invaded/attacked Iraq?

    • LOL: Mike P
  71. @Curmudgeon

    You glossed over “Paris of the East” and the civil war.
    Israel needed to destroy Beirut as the major banking centre in the region, because they weren’t Zionist friendly banks. Hence the civil war aided and abetted by Israel’s invasion, during which the slaughters in the Palestinian refugee camps occurred. What is most interesting, is that Michele Aoun, a former ally (or useful idiot) of Zion has done an about face. He sees Israel for what it is, and welcomed Hezbollah into government. He also pressed the Saudis to release Hariri.
    Don’t under estimate the possibility that this is another CIA/Mossad “cedar” revolution.

    Israel never had a central nervous system of its own. It did/does what its told by its creators in the West. The Lebanese Civil War – covered up as a conflict between Christians and Muslims (that was reactionary) – was in reality an Anglo-American machination aimed at splitting Lebanon between Syria (to make up for the stolen Golan Heights) and Israel (who has wanted the South of Lebanon). It luckily failed. You can read about it here: https://bit.ly/2C3l7Ln

    Preventing Beirut from becoming a financial/banking hub was equally a Western (Anglo-American) machination that happened at a time when France and Germany sought to establish a financial system (EMS – Economic Monetary System) rivaling IMF. Many oil producing countries in the Middle East were on board and Beirut was to become the center for it in the region. The endeavor was thwarted with the Anglo-American backed Iran Revolution – it plunged the oil price into the abyss, eradicated the EMS, got rid of the Shah and his wish to modernize Iran, etc.

  72. @Rabbi Goldgruben

    The Hebrew state requires all others to be in a state of chaos and despair. Only then can the hook nosed sons of Mordor rule. The way of the Jew is continual subversion and to rot society from its core. Lebanon will make a fine addition to the Hebraic Empire, once properly gentrified by Hymie and his fellows. New Yawk is always on the horizon, along with all the other sources of Rothshild funding.

    True, it does. Fragmenting others is how it has remained on top – aside from the virtually limitless financial, political, diplomatic, military, etc support it has received from the US. It’s the old Roman adage “Divide et Impera” – which the Venetian practiced for thousands of years before moving their system to Northern Europe to become the British Empire. The ruling class of the British Empire is, coincidentally, also the one who created Israel.

    That said, there is nothing “Hebrew” about it. It’s only masqueraded as so. Historically speaking, the “Hebrew” language and script/alphabet was in reality Canaanite-Phoenician. Whoever the vile authors of the “Hebrew” Bible were, they expropriated everything around them to make up for their absolute insignificance.

    • Replies: @MEFOBILLS
  73. @Boone

    Another 3rd world country imploding under the complexities of the modern world. Who cares. They will all implode, a country like Lebanon or Jordan or Chad is not going to be Massachusetts and cannot compete with any advanced economy.

    You win the best comment award. Bravo.

    What’s happening in Lebanon isn’t a case of “Another 3rd world country imploding under the complexities of the modern world”. There again, I wouldn’t expect someone from a place known as MassHole to know and understand. For the record, the same entity involved in the attempt to destabilize Lebanon has been gang raping the USA in de-industrializing it and plunging it into the abyss by waging perpetual wars. Turn off your TV for a change and smell some fresh air.

    Lebanon, ancient Canaan-Phoenicia, has been here for thousands of years and we’re not going anywhere. You on the other hand. While you’re at it, educate yourself a little with the following academic study from a university of the “modern world”:

    The Phoenicians and the Formation of the Western World
    https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2047&context=ccr

    • Replies: @Boone
  74. @Irish Savant

    Thank you for the citation. However, I merely base my observations on 2000 plus years of behavior along with published and observed examples of their arrogance. We should remember how the Khazars lost their Empire in the first place. By executing the emissaries of the Mongol Khan they not only demonstrated over confidence, but that when confronted by an incorruptible will, they are powerless.

  75. @Hiram of Tyre

    Very well argued. Thank you

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  76. MEFOBILLS says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    True, it does. Fragmenting others is how it has remained on top – aside from the virtually limitless financial, political, diplomatic, military, etc support it has received from the US. It’s the old Roman adage “Divide et Impera” – which the Venetian practiced for thousands of years before moving their system to Northern Europe to become the British Empire.

    Your sentiments are correct, but genealogy is way off base.

    The British empire was infected through Amsterdam. Jewish invasion of this region accelerated after Queen Isabella kicked her Jews out of Spain in 1492. Spanish Castilian Crown didn’t lose Holland until 1640. So, Holland was open for Spanish Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazim followed their brothers to Holland subsequent to 1493, and this is borne out by population statistics.

    I know..I have done the statistics.

    The Jews then worked diligently from their new base to infiltrate England. It was funded by stock market capital out of Amsterdam, where about 700 unlicensed Sephardic Jews invented gets, puts, forward options, and all of the other stock market trickery we do today. With this usury siphoned away from the dutch people, Jews mounted their invasion of England.

    This invasion included the orange kings, funding Cromwell, and funding Calvinist theology. Old testament protestant Calvinism is emphasized by Bible printing and then giving away these expensive bibles (printed in English) to shepherds in England. The Jew was held up as being a special gods creature, to then allow the return to England. (Sound familiar?)

    The usurious Bank of England, the first debt spreading bank in 1694, along with stock market capital allied with mercantilism, all got a trial run in Amsterdam first. This Jewish mode of piracy got an even earlier trial run in the Mediterranean Levantine period with piracy and moving laundered goods (by ship) from port to port, along with slaves . During the levantine period, our Jewish friends used usury on silver/gold as their ill gotten gains, so the double entry bank credit in England is simply a continuation of the family crime business.

    With regards to Venice, Venice originally started out as a non-usurious civilization. They went so far as to prevent credit and debt formation at inception, if this relation was unbalanced and usurious. Creditors and Debtors both took risks and this was spelled out in advance by the Venician bank. The Venician bank had a stockpile of state credit that everybody used, and this money type was low friction and beneficial. If you had gold coins, you had to turn them into the bank, and then you got basically a checking account

    Gold would flux out of the bank to pay civil servants, and then be lost to overseas trade, to then be recalled by Venician exports. In this way, gold worked to balance external trade, while internal to Venice they used “check money.”

    For electing leaders in Venice, they had an elaborate straw voting (length of straws) to prevent nepotism and make sure the new leader was loyal to the people and not some ruling elite.

    Venice became corrupted later, and this corruption also tracks with immigration of Jews. The Venetians DID immigrate Jews in order to get around usury injunctions put in place by the Church. A criminal element in Venice did work to undermine the original honorable Venice culture, and this was accelerated by importation of Jews.

    The lesson is to never allow Jews in your country, and ruthlessly put down usurer and other predators intent on taking rents against the welfare of the people.

    It takes a king, and even the elaborate doge system of Venice failed mostly because he was too close to the aristocracy. The Hungarian constitutional king system worked for a thousand years, and did a good job of keeping Jews and Muslims out.

  77. HEREDOT says:
    @Svevlad

    You’re telling the truth according to the imaginary god the Jews invented.

  78. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t believe the Putin apologist ANDRE VLTCHEK , a putin propagandist.

    The situation in both Iraq and Lebanon is directed by the enemy of the axis of resistence.

    Putin who have all the cards and recently deceived Assad by allowing Turkey to occupy the north and Trump to occupy and steal the oil wells, cannot fool anyone except dummies.

    Saker and Vltchek are Putin apologists and by spreading lies and propaganda are helping the Jewish mafia pimp, Putin. Putin and Russia are enemy of Muslims. Putin is natural ally of the criminal west and always is in bed with the West against Muslims, examples are Palestine, 1953 coup against Mosaddeq in Iran, erection of Israel, destruction of Libya, sanctions against Iran and now Syria.

    Putin lied to Assad by telling him that if you don’t accept the criminal deal between US-Russia-Turkey, then the West is going to internationalize the situation, it is better to accept the occupation of Syria by Turkey and US and the stealing of oil wells by the Jewish mafia pimp, Trump.

    Assad said clearly that the current situation is NOT acceptable to Syrian people and if Turkey does not go, there would be a war where the axis of evil US-Russia-Turkey and Israel want.

    The Corruption is not limited to Lebanon and Iraq, majority of the countries in the world who are under the zionist dicks including US, Turkey and Russia have corruption. Iran has corruption and a lot of it is due to the illegal sanction that the axis of evil Russia -US -EU force upon it so Syria and Iraq.

    This is a piece of trash and an attack on resistance group by the Putin propagandists

    As Sonja van den Ende writes:

    Is There a Color Revolution in the Making in Lebanon?

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/color-revolution-lebanon/5693606

    Sayyed Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, said in his speech on October 26th;

    [“Some protests have been financed by embassies and suspicious sides. Certain elements are seeking to stir political tensions in Lebanon in a bid to create political vacuum in the country,” Nasrallah said last Friday, warning that certain factions seek to take the country to a“civil war”, a reference to the country’s bloody 1975-1990 civil war.]

  79. bjondo says:
    @Svevlad

    Not being as well informed as the others replying, my take on Svevlad’s intent is recombine Lebanon and Syria as they were before England and France did their butchering.

    I would like to see a return to Greater Syria: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, return of that part of Syria given to Turkey, Iraq.

    A powerful, viable country. Many resources. Great cities.

    Break up Great Britain and France and US.

    Jew can have NE New Jersey as Zion. This is close to the bagels in NYC.

    Of course walling will be necessary. Gated tunnels for bagels and lox provided. Fresh water whenever the sky weeps for the Great Singular Disaster.

    California can be the refuse area.

    5ds

  80. @NegroPantera

    You are being silly Wally. I abhor the Zionists and i do not even recognize the Joo state yet ignorant people like you accuse anyone who oppose the Persian Mullas as ” Zionist” while forgetting the fact that the very same Mullas were buying more weapons from colonial Judenland during their war against Iraq. yes the Mullas are trying to liberate Palestine by Zionist weaponry. What a joke.

    https://www.dusc.org/en/article/4773

    You have a valid point. Most people either don’t know or forget that the Mullahs in Iran were brought to power by the same Anglo-Americans who enthroned the Shah to get rid of Mosaddegh. The Ayatollah was in contact with the CIA while in exile in France.

    It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in power for as long as it serves the Anglo-American interests. When Mosaddegh nationalized Iran’s oil sector, the Shah was brought in. When the Shah wanted to modernize Iran (with a nuclear sector), the Mullahs were brought in (coincidentally, the first sector shut down by the Ayatollah was the nuclear one).

    The Ayatollah was part of the Muslim Brotherhood – a (Scotish Rite) Masonic organization with close ties to Britain’s MI6. Rouhani’s recent reaction to Trump wanting to label the MB as terrorist was odd to say the least.

    That said, the who is who today is hard to decipher.

    • Replies: @bjondo
  81. @Joe Levantine

    Very well argued. Thank you

    Thank you and likewise.

  82. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    [The US Treasury cutting the flow of US dollars in (the very dollarized) Lebanon. The aim was/is to destabilize Hezbollah…
    Destabilizing Lebanon in the hope to weaken and/or get rid of Lebanon is the plan — not fixing corruption in Lebanon. It failed with the false flag killing of Rafik Hariri in 2005.]

    Thank you for revealing the crimes against humanity against Lebanon by US/Israel.

    Don’t trust this nonsense ‘analysis’ by Putin apologist ANDRE VLTCHEK. Another Putin apologist, Saker, does the same think by posting misleading article to accuse Lebanese ‘government’ including Hisbullah responsible for the crimes of US/Israel that Putin is in bed with.

    Now, Putin needs to weaken the resistance axis, so Putin can force everyone in the region to recognize zionist entity. Putin is responsible for invasion of thug Erdogan and US stealing Syrian oil well.

    Assad is naive to think that recent agreement of Putin -Trump-Erdogan – to allow invasion of criminal thug Erdogan in the north to erect ‘safe zone’ and agreed the zionist pimp Trump to steal oil wells in the east is ‘temporary’. Assad called Erdogan a thief and terrorist. But Putin FORCED Assad to accept this treason.
    Putin is trying to make a soft partition in Syria to benefit the criminal zionist entity. Putin apologists like Saker call this treason a win-win situation. Of course is a win-win-win for the jewish mafia pimp, Putin.

  83. bjondo says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    The Ayatollah was in contact with the CIA while in exile in France.

    “Contact” means what?
    Using the CIA, USA to achieve Iran’s needs?

  84. @MEFOBILLS

    Brilliant insights born of obviously necessary intense research and study, equal intellectually to your financial insights which can not be approached in prospective value for helping us OVERTHROW THE JEW$ as can only be done by voiding their enslavement of us via their financial parasitism.

  85. Blaming “corrupt elites” is a bit rich when the subject is Lebanon.

    Anyone who has experienced the Lebanese diaspora from a law enforcement perspective knows the Lebanese are a global syndicate of narcotics distribution, smuggling, fraud and gangsterism.

    The Lebanese mafia puts the Sicilians to shame. This is not a problem of a few elites at the top. The culture of Lebanon runs deep in every household.

    • Replies: @bjondo
  86. bjondo says:
    @Beavertales

    The Lebanese mafia puts the Sicilians to shame. This is not a problem of a few elites at the top. The culture of Lebanon runs deep in every household.

    As told by cubicle 6 parasite at Hasbara Community Collective.

    5ds

  87. Boone says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    Modern Lebanese are as Phoenician (culturally and genetically) as modern Greeks are ancient Hellenic Greeks. Lebanon, like Syria, like Iraq, like Jordan and like Egypt is the same hodgepodge of the Arab-Islamic mess as anywhere else in the Middle East. Sorry, it ain’t gonna be the Netherlands anytime soon.

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  88. @anonymous

    Maybe you’re right about Putin but without his interference Assad would already be dead and gone and Syria finished off. They all play the balance of power games and unfortunately Assad is trying to survive in the midst of it. Try to be pragmatic, what could he possibly do and turn to whom? All big powers are like that but small states have to find a way to survive. It’s just a pity Ghadafi never invited the Russians in before trying to make peace with the West. With all the wealth he had at his disposal he could have let them run a military base or two in Libya at his expense and even paid Putin and other Russian politicians off with some of his oil wealth instead of financing Sarkozy. At least he’d still be alive today and Libyans would still have some benefits living in a viable state. He knew who had the bigger guns, he had the wealth, so how the hell did he think he was going to survive without some big guns behind him?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  89. @Mefobills

    SUCCINCT STATEMENT OF THE SOLUTION TO THE #jew$4white.genocide PROBLEM:

    The better solution is to get rid of private bank credit altogether. This is done by nationalizing the money and forbidding banks from hypothecating new credit. It can be done overnight with a law change.

  90. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Commentator Mike

    [All big powers are like that but small states have to find a way to survive. It’s just a pity Qddafi never invited the Russians in before trying to make peace with the West. ]

    You are so naive. Qaddafi would have reached anybody including Satan to save his country and his own life, but he knew HISTORY and so many westerners are ignorant of. He knew Russia is like US, as brutal and opportunist if not more.

    It was the vote of racist Russia and Putin regime at the UN, ABSTAINED, that DESTROYED Libya.
    Where have you been. It was the votes of Putin and Russia that all US/Israel illegal Sanctions against Iranian people went trough. Russia has a BLOODY history in Iran as a occupier. The Russian soldiers were as brutal, thieves and rapists as American soldiers, war criminals. Where have you been.

    It was Iranians, General Qasem Soleimani, that talked to Putin and persuade him to take action in Syria. Putin is as criminal as US ‘presidents’ and his action in Syria is TOTALLY based on PROFITS and helping the Jewish mafia. He is a Jewish mafia pimp like trump. That’s why they are so good together and The Putin apologists support this criminal pimps.

    Down with Putin and Trump, criminal Zionist pimps

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  91. @anonymous

    I don’t have any illusions about these powers, big or smaller ones, but how is a small nation to survive among the sharks except trying to play them off against each other and use them as best as it can? Shouting slogans isn’t going to do it and the non-aligned movement is non-effective, the UN is just a tool of the big powers and the NWO, the Arabs can’t even unite among themselves to kick out the Jews from Palestine.

  92. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    [but how is a small nation to survive among the sharks except trying to play them off against each other and use them as best as it can?]

    I have no doubt about that. That’s why General Suleimani talked to Putin to help, knowing that Russia for so many decades wanted to be present in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East. Iran used that desire to include Russia. Many Iranians were against this move and they believe they can
    liberate Syria by sacrificing themselves.

    Don’t forget that it was the lives of the people on the ground that gave VICTORY to Syria and Assad not bombing from the sky that Putin apologists trying to sell.

    But Iran and Syria do not want Russia put a knife on their backs, where Russia has done many times.
    Iranian DO NOT trust Russia because of dark history of Russia in Iran. But because of the Evil Empire invasion and destabilization to benefit Israel, then Iranians and Assad wanted Russia to help like an ally.

    How come US, the Evil empire, and its petty colonies, the European Union are serving Israel, a criminal apartheid entity, giving this tribe billions of dollars, giving blood and treasure, giving the latest technology, covering for its crimes against humanity at the UN and allowing to control the regime at Washington?

    On the other hand, Russia is cooperating with Israel – US and Turkey against Syria.

    Frankly, Iranian do not trust Russia and Putin even today, but they are open for cooperation,.
    Iran did not trust Russia to give a base in Iran, only for a day or so to attack the terrorist position in Syria and then asked them to fuck off, because Russia ALWAYS has sided with the criminal West where continues even today.
    Russia destroyed Libya, erect Israel against Palestinian interest on stolen land of Palestine. Russia NEVER called its ambassador from apartheid entity when they killed thousands of children and bombed many houses where Venezuelan did. Shame on Russia.

    The latest treason by Putin – Erdogan – Trump against integrity of Syria is not accepted either by Assad or Iran. Assad is between a rock and a hard place and does not many choices, criminal Putin knows that and using the situation to capitulate everyone for the interest of Russia and zionist entity and the West to be accepted as ‘equal partner’.
    They will use Putin and then put the stick in their behinds. They have done before and will use it again. Russia NEVER be accepted as an equal partner, only a colony.

    Although Iran has cooperated with Russia and has taken so many humiliation including Russian and Putin vote for illegal SANCTION against Iran, but Iran is not a member of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), yet ONLY an observer. Why is this?

    Russia is the enemy not ally of Muslims. Russia is a natural ally of the criminal west where he is part of. No one trust Russia only fools.

    Russia sided with evil empire and its colony, the EU, and criminal Arab ‘leaders’ including Saddam in the war against Iran pushed by the criminal West.

    Russia destroyed Libya.

  93. How come US, the Evil empire, and its petty colonies, the European Union are serving Israel, a criminal apartheid entity, giving this tribe billions of dollars, giving blood and treasure, giving the latest technology, covering for its crimes against humanity at the UN and allowing to control the regime at Washington?

    Russia NEVER called its ambassador from apartheid entity when they killed thousands of children and bombed many houses where Venezuelan did. Shame on Russia.

    Although Iran has cooperated with Russia and has taken so many humiliation including Russian and Putin vote for illegal SANCTION against Iran, but Iran is not a member of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), yet ONLY an observer. Why is this?

    If you follow this site you will know – WHY? Or rather – WHO? USA, EU, and Russia – the same minority rules and determines policy, someplace and sometime more, sometime less. I have said before that ultimately Russia is a guarantor of Israel and will only go so far against its interests. And the rivalry between the US and Russia only goes so deep. But then all powers behave much the same when they get powerful. I don’t think the Chinese would be any better. Even they would not go too far to support muslim nations in conflict.

  94. @MEFOBILLS

    Your sentiments are correct, but genealogy is way off base.

    The British empire was infected through Amsterdam. Jewish invasion of this region accelerated after Queen Isabella kicked her Jews out of Spain in 1492. Spanish Castilian Crown didn’t lose Holland until 1640. So, Holland was open for Spanish Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazim followed their brothers to Holland subsequent to 1493, and this is borne out by population statistics.

    I know..I have done the statistics.

    The Jews then worked diligently from their new base to infiltrate England. It was funded by stock market capital out of Amsterdam, where about 700 unlicensed Sephardic Jews invented gets, puts, forward options, and all of the other stock market trickery we do today. With this usury siphoned away from the dutch people, Jews mounted their invasion of England.

    This invasion included the orange kings, funding Cromwell, and funding Calvinist theology. Old testament protestant Calvinism is emphasized by Bible printing and then giving away these expensive bibles (printed in English) to shepherds in England. The Jew was held up as being a special gods creature, to then allow the return to England. (Sound familiar?)

    The usurious Bank of England, the first debt spreading bank in 1694, along with stock market capital allied with mercantilism, all got a trial run in Amsterdam first. This Jewish mode of piracy got an even earlier trial run in the Mediterranean Levantine period with piracy and moving laundered goods (by ship) from port to port, along with slaves . During the levantine period, our Jewish friends used usury on silver/gold as their ill gotten gains, so the double entry bank credit in England is simply a continuation of the family crime business.

    With regards to Venice, Venice originally started out as a non-usurious civilization. They went so far as to prevent credit and debt formation at inception, if this relation was unbalanced and usurious. Creditors and Debtors both took risks and this was spelled out in advance by the Venician bank. The Venician bank had a stockpile of state credit that everybody used, and this money type was low friction and beneficial. If you had gold coins, you had to turn them into the bank, and then you got basically a checking account

    Gold would flux out of the bank to pay civil servants, and then be lost to overseas trade, to then be recalled by Venician exports. In this way, gold worked to balance external trade, while internal to Venice they used “check money.”

    For electing leaders in Venice, they had an elaborate straw voting (length of straws) to prevent nepotism and make sure the new leader was loyal to the people and not some ruling elite.

    Venice became corrupted later, and this corruption also tracks with immigration of Jews. The Venetians DID immigrate Jews in order to get around usury injunctions put in place by the Church. A criminal element in Venice did work to undermine the original honorable Venice culture, and this was accelerated by importation of Jews.

    The lesson is to never allow Jews in your country, and ruthlessly put down usurer and other predators intent on taking rents against the welfare of the people.

    It takes a king, and even the elaborate doge system of Venice failed mostly because he was too close to the aristocracy. The Hungarian constitutional king system worked for a thousand years, and did a good job of keeping Jews and Muslims out.

    My understanding is different.

    The British Empire was not British in origin and only came to be following the migration of the Venetian capital (fondi) and system (perpetual wars) — which founded the Bank of Amsterdam, Bank of England and the many colonial enterprises (Turkey, Levant, East-India, etc Company). The capital (pound to dollar) and system (endless wars) were moved again to the US after WW2.

    The Jews of Spain were not expelled for being Jews but for being in alliance with the (Muslims) Moors. For the Hapsburgs – who had not full control of Spain until Charles V of Austria – it was a matter of state security and the Jews had to go. While the Spanish monarch decreed the order, it was the Grand Inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada who was behind it.

    Not to sound like a Jew apologist but I find it hard to believe that a small group of grubby hooked nose have ruled the world by themselves for so long. The non-Jewish elite is in on it – equally or more. How else could they (the Jews) go on so long? I find it hard to possible without complicity.

    Venice, as far as I can remember, was ruled by a usurious and Malthusian (Malthus’ work is based on the Venetian Giammaria Ortes) oligarchy, a Dodge, etc. You may be familiar with Webster Tarpley’s Against Oligarchy – if not, I highly recommend it:

    https://tarpley.net/online-books/against-oligarchy/

    That is not to say that some Jews were not part of the Venetian elite – the Del Banco (known today as the Warburg), Recanati and Luzatto are some of the oldest Jewish families from Venice who are still going strong today. The Warburg are said to be co-founder of the BIS bank. The Luzatto are involved in US politics. I believe the Venetian Oligarchy allied itself with the Jewish banking force of norther Europe to further their hegemony. The return of Jews to England under Cromwell, etc were much needed

    Otherwise, the concept of usury comes originally from Sumer and was spread to Ancient Greece by the ancient Canaanites known as Phoenicians and the Assyrians as early at the 8th century BCE – long before anything “Jewish” existed.

    https://michael-hudson.com/1992/03/did-the-phoenicians-introduce-the-idea-of-interest-to-greece-and-italy-and-if-so-when/

    The Levantine time you referred to seems also akin to the Phoenicians – who were sea faring trade people and fabulously wealthy. Jews were not maritime people or every really good at anything.

    The Jews, on the contrary, were ignorant of astronomy, and of science in general, and if a religion founded upon astronomy fell into their hands, it is almost certain it would be corrupted. We do not read in the history of the Jews, whether in the Bible or elsewhere, that they were the inventors or the improvers of any one art or science. Even in the building of this temple, the Jews did not know how to square and frame the timber for beginning and carrying on the work, and Solomon was obliged to send to Hiram, King of Tyre (Zidon) to procure workmen; “for thou knowest, (says Solomon to Hiram, i Kings v. 6.) that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Zidonians.” This temple was more properly Hiram’s Temple than Solomon’s, and if the Masons derive any thing from the building of it, they owe it to the Zidonians and not to the Jews.

    Thomas Paine’s, Origin of Free-Masonry

  95. @anonymous

    Thank you for revealing the crimes against humanity against Lebanon by US/Israel.

    Don’t trust this nonsense ‘analysis’ by Putin apologist ANDRE VLTCHEK. Another Putin apologist, Saker, does the same think by posting misleading article to accuse Lebanese ‘government’ including Hisbullah responsible for the crimes of US/Israel that Putin is in bed with.

    Now, Putin needs to weaken the resistance axis, so Putin can force everyone in the region to recognize zionist entity. Putin is responsible for invasion of thug Erdogan and US stealing Syrian oil well.

    Assad is naive to think that recent agreement of Putin -Trump-Erdogan – to allow invasion of criminal thug Erdogan in the north to erect ‘safe zone’ and agreed the zionist pimp Trump to steal oil wells in the east is ‘temporary’. Assad called Erdogan a thief and terrorist. But Putin FORCED Assad to accept this treason.
    Putin is trying to make a soft partition in Syria to benefit the criminal zionist entity. Putin apologists like Saker call this treason a win-win situation. Of course is a win-win-win for the jewish mafia pimp, Putin.

    There is no friendship in geopolitics; only interest. And thus, I cannot deny Russian interests in the Middle East. I must also highlight the fact that Syria had plans on splitting Lebanon with Syria in the 1970s (an idea of Kissinger). So you see where this goes. I must also, however, say that without Russia, Syria would be another Iraq and/or Lybia – not that it’s far from it.

    Going back historically, Russia was always – like other powers – interested in territorial conquests and acquisitions. It was, for instance, always wanted the Straits in Turkey. Britain promised it to Russia if they helped them win the war – which Russia did. Britain had other plans and back stabbed Russia with the Bolshevik Revolution. Was was initially known as the Sazonoz-Sykes-Picot Agreement became only the Sykes-Picot.

    On a note related to Syria, I invite you to read Assad’s recent interview. It sheds light on the situation:

  96. @Boone

    Modern Lebanese are as Phoenician (culturally and genetically) as modern Greeks are ancient Hellenic Greeks. Lebanon, like Syria, like Iraq, like Jordan and like Egypt is the same hodgepodge of the Arab-Islamic mess as anywhere else in the Middle East. Sorry, it ain’t gonna be the Netherlands anytime soon.

    I find it odd that you do not make such contrast with the Russian, Eastern European, European, etc Jews squatting in Palestine in relation to the ancient (Semitic) Jews. You wouldn’t by any chance be a closeted Israel lover?

    As far as modern Lebanese are concerned (I am one), a good part of us do in fact descent from the ancient Canaanites known as Phoenicians. So do a good part of people across the Mediterranean (Malta, Southern Italy, Northern Africa, etc) where the Phoenicians settled. Modern genetic studies are plentiful; here is one:

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/canaanite-bible-ancient-dna-lebanon-genetics-archaeology/

    Massachusetts was an odd comparison. The Netherlands, a country, is much better. But even there, you keep on missing the point: it was the knowledge of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan-Phoenicia that developed Ancient Greece, Rome and later what is known today as Europe (named after Europa, a Phoenician princess). This was known, accepted and acknowledged by both the ancient Greeks (who respected the Phoenicians as provider of their culture) and modern day historians up until the 19th century. Things changed when the Anglo-Saxon ruling class could not bare the idea that the foundation of their Europe had Afro-Asiatic roots. They thus changed the Egyptian and Phoenician contribution to solely Ancient Greece and Rome. (They also changed the Eastern migration from the Near East to one from the north). They (the Anglo-Saxon elite) were so against the Near Eastern influence that, according to them, even Jesus was Germanic. See what Houston Chamberlain — whom Joseph Goebbels called their “spiritual father” — had to say:

    What is interesting, however, is the following statement: according to Chamberlain, the Romans and the Greeks, the founding fathers of our European civilization, were indeed Germans. The Germanic giants from the forests of the north were “blood from their blood and spirit from their spirit12” and, as such, “the true heir of the Romans and of the Greeks13”. In very ancient times, Germanic tribes had come from the north to colonize the south. They settled down in Greece and Rome, enjoying the benefits of cultural photosynthesis, thanks to the sun and mild climate of the Mediterranean. While their cousins who had stayed in the north still ate raw meat and lived in caverns, the Germans of the South―that is to say, the Greeks and the Romans―ate healthy food and created civilisation. They then left testimonies of their genius in immaculate and pristine temples that were currently used, in the 19th century, to demonstrate the superiority of white mankind. This idea was borrowed by Chamberlain from many racist historians and theoreticians of the time. To prove the excellence of Germanic blood, scientists and race specialists had argued, since the 1830’s, that every light came from the North, and not from the East. This is summed up by Chamberlain who, contrary to Hegel who wrote “Ex oriente lux”, pretends that “Ex septentrione lux”: the beacon of civilization lies in the north with the white Germanic race.

    […]

    The second Saviour (with a capital S) is Jesus Christ himself whom Chamberlain celebrates at length in his book. Christianity is, for the author, a pillar of European culture. No surprise there, because, according to him, Christ was also a German. Not a Jew, by all means! Jesus Christ was, strangely enough, of pure Germanic blood. Chamberlain is not the first eccentric who is championing this very bizarre cause―perhaps bizarre only to us. For many people in the 19th century, it was a vital question19: many Christian racists of the period could not bear the idea of their Messiah being a Jew. So they “Aryanised” him.

    https://journals.openedition.org/miranda/6680

    There was also the pre-11th century AD “Islamic Golden Age (Bagdad Caliphate) – an era where previous scientific, artistic, philosophical, etc knowledge and advancement were compiled and further advanced. Most of which found its way to Europe. It wasn’t a coincident that Charlemagne had close with Baghdad Caliphate’s Haroun el-Rashid: it was a direct transfer of humanist knowledge.

    Following the collapse of the humanist Middle East in the hands of the vile Al-Ghazali, the region plunged into the abyss of Islamic mysticism and later Wahhabism (which Britain wholeheartedly supported to keep the region backwards). When Egyptian leader, Mohammed Ali – who had made allies throughout the region and who wanted to modernize the land with technologies from Europe – he threatened the hegemony of the Ottoman Sultan. The Brits offered to get rid of Ali in exchange of a diplomatic post in Jerusalem (it was part of their later plan to partition the region). The Brits never wanted the Middle East to be modern, advance and independent. Hence why they have supported Islamic fundamentalism for centuries and kept it in chaos. They follow the principles of Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” where competitors must be kept inferior culturally and therefore economically.

    Lastly, don’t mix the Christians of Lebanon (I, too, am one) with the rest of the region. We were light years ahead of everyone in the region before Kissinger’s policies pitted everyone against each other in other to split Lebanon between Syria (to make up for the Golan Heights) and Israel (who has eyed the south since before their self-declared inception).

    Everything said, I understand – and even respect the twisted axioms you’ve been implanted with – but when you open a book outside the ones you’ve been forced fed; reality was and still is much different.

  97. @Hiram of Tyre

    Britain had other plans and back stabbed Russia with the Bolshevik Revolution.

    I don’t think so. Russia was Britain’s ally and if anything the Bolsheviks served the German interest at the time as they pulled Russia out of the war and settled for a separate peace with Germany.

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  98. @Commentator Mike

    I don’t think so. Russia was Britain’s ally and if anything the Bolsheviks served the German interest at the time as they pulled Russia out of the war and settled for a separate peace with Germany.

    Britain always played a double game. Tsar Nicholas had been encouraged to go to war with Germany in 1914 on the promise by London that, with victory, Russia would finally get her Holy Grail of Constantinople and the Straits – a dream of the Tsars for centuries. It was an empty promise that Britain had no intention of keeping. The Secret Elite in London were going to carve up the Middle East for themselves (oil), and Palestine for Zionist purposes. Russia would not be a welcome part of the equation. Had Russia still be in the war by late 1918 she would rightfully have demanded her great
    prize. With the US coming in in 1917, it was strategically okay to get Russia out. One always has to remember that the Allies could have ended the war with a victory at any point from 1915 onwards simply by closing down all supplies of oil, metals for armaments and munitions, food etc to Germany. Despite mainstream history accounts, an Allied victory was never in doubt. Kaiser Wilhelm made repeated requests for an end to war, and on each occasion was totally spurned. Some 15 million men died needlessly between the Spring of 1915 and November 1918, but massive profits were accrued by the very few.

    As far as the Bolshevik Revolution is concerned, I invite you to read Anthony Sutton’s “Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution” to see how it was backed by British and American interests.

  99. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    [On a note related to Syria, I invite you to read Assad’s recent interview. ]

    I have read the interview. It is obvious that Assad is very angry with the deal between Erdogan, the thief – and the Jewish mafia stooges, Trump and Putin, but cannot do much. He repeated said that this deal is ‘temporary’, where I think Putin told him to deceive Assad. Assad is trying to hold his face up in order to be able to continue his fight, but any one familiar with the dark history of Russia knows that Putin and Russia CANNOT be trusted. Iran is totally silent on this Putin treason, they are not in a position to express their anger toward Russian treason for time being, but we don’t know what the future holds.
    Iran has a lot on its hand. The enemy of humanity is trying to destabilize Iraq and Lebanon, because they were defeated in Syria.

    Syria without Iranian fighters and Hizbullah soldiers on the ground would have been defeated for sure like Libya. Russian air bombing importance is not equal to soldiers fighting on the ground, if it did, then US would have been victorious in many wars where we know they didn’t and they were force out like a rotten rat from many places although these savages bombed the country to stone age.

    So, Putin air bombing without Iranian fighters on the ground meant DEFEAT. This lie is pushed by Putin apologists to paint Putin in a good light and hide Russia treason against Muslims. They did it in Libya too. Saker claim that Putin ‘was not in power’ then and thus Putin and Russia are not responsible for destruction of Libya. Putin is trying to sell a lie that the west ‘decive us’. These lies should be exposed and Putin and Russia should take responsibility for destruction of Libya like the NATO and criminal US ‘president. The fact is Russia like Britain, US and other western power has a very dark and criminal history and this fact is known to its victims all over the central Asia where SHOULD NOT be forgotten.

  100. I have read the interview. It is obvious that Assad is very angry with the deal between Erdogan, the thief – and the Jewish mafia stooges, Trump and Putin, but cannot do much. He repeated said that this deal is ‘temporary’, where I think Putin told him to deceive Assad. Assad is trying to hold his face up in order to be able to continue his fight, but any one familiar with the dark history of Russia knows that Putin and Russia CANNOT be trusted. Iran is totally silent on this Putin treason, they are not in a position to express their anger toward Russian treason for time being, but we don’t know what the future holds.
    Iran has a lot on its hand. The enemy of humanity is trying to destabilize Iraq and Lebanon, because they were defeated in Syria.

    Syria without Iranian fighters and Hizbullah soldiers on the ground would have been defeated for sure like Libya. Russian air bombing importance is not equal to soldiers fighting on the ground, if it did, then US would have been victorious in many wars where we know they didn’t and they were force out like a rotten rat from many places although these savages bombed the country to stone age.

    So, Putin air bombing without Iranian fighters on the ground meant DEFEAT. This lie is pushed by Putin apologists to paint Putin in a good light and hide Russia treason against Muslims. They did it in Libya too. Saker claim that Putin ‘was not in power’ then and thus Putin and Russia are not responsible for destruction of Libya. Putin is trying to sell a lie that the west ‘decive us’. These lies should be exposed and Putin and Russia should take responsibility for destruction of Libya like the NATO and criminal US ‘president. The fact is Russia like Britain, US and other western power has a very dark and criminal history and this fact is known to its victims all over the central Asia where SHOULD NOT be forgotten.

    I didn’t mean to belittle and/or omit Iran and Hezbollah’s role in Syria. Since the Russia was being discussed, I brought it up accordingly. I cannot agree more that air support alone cannot win wars.

    Otherwise, I am not sure how to address your comment appropriately. You seem mostly interested in exposing Putin and Trump as Jewish stooges and Erdogan as a thief. Okay; but what is it going to change when the people of the Middle East are so divided? Foreign powers take advantage of it.

    The Brits, since the late 1800s, and later the Americans, have supported the spread of Wahhabism. It kept most of the region backwards culturally and economically. [Robert Dreyfuss’ Devil’s Game is an excellent reference on the matter.] The Muslim Brotherhood itself is a British machination linked to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the MI6/CIA. By and for Anglo-American-Zionist interests. How many Muslims in the Middle East and the world know this? The Ayatollah Khomeini – brought in just in time when the Shah wanted to modernize Iran with a nuclear sector and when France/Germany had set up a financial system (the EMS) rivaling the IMF with many MidEast countries on board – was himself part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Rouhani’s recent reaction to Trump wanting to label the MB as a terrorist organization was odd to say the least. There is a lot more than meets the eye.

    Gaddafi didn’t play it smart. He intended on creating a currency backed by gold without proper planning; especially military. The Euro vultures next door didn’t like it. Russia, China and some others didn’t vote at the UN but are they to be blamed for what happened?

    https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2016/01/06/new-hillary-emails-reveal-true-motive-for-libya-intervention/

    Syria had no problem splitting Lebanon with Israel under Kissinger in the 1970s – which led to the armies of all sides – plunging the country into the abyss. Neither did the US have any problem with Syria occupying Lebanon for thirty years – something Hezbollah supported as well. My point is what I wrote earlier: there is no friendship, morality, care, good, etc in geopolitics. Only interests. For as long as the Middle East remains divided, the US, the EU, Russia will suck it dry. Remember when the Shia and Sunnis of what become Iraq united – they managed to repel the British parasites. The region needs to drop the backwardness of religion (all of them), unite and modernize. Egyptian leader, Mohamed Ali, tried in the 1800s when he made allies throughout the region and had secured the technologies that had made Europe an advanced continent (paradoxically the knowledge that allowed such came from the Near Ear and Asia) – but the Brits waged war on him as Ali threatened the British East-India Levant Company’s centuries-long hegemony in the region. The only power I see helping is China but there again, the US keeps on putting sticks in their wheel. China invested (and still invests) hundreds of millions in Iraq for instance. The US bombed their infrastructure under the pretext of fighting ISIS. On that topic:

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/472630-iraq-china-american-troops/

  101. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    [My point is what I wrote earlier: there is no friendship, morality, care, good, etc in geopolitics. Only interests.]

    I agree with you 100%. Churchill said it “we don’t have permanent enemy or friend, ONLY interest.

    The reason I warn against Russia and their alliance with the west against Muslims, is that I don’t want be taken as fools. Majority of people in the western street do not know about history because history has been presented as a ‘commodity with NO value’. But for the victims especially Muslims, history is everything and if you don’t know your history then you have learned nothing and you would not be able to recognize your enemy not to be fooled AGAIN.
    It is obvious that many on the side of ‘progressives’ have become Putin apologist and do not recognize that Putin is not in Syria to save Syria or protect Assad or protect the integrity of Syria, but remains in Syria to benefit himself, Russia, zionist mass murderers and the West to be recognize as ‘equal partner’ where it takes it into its grave. Russia is not exception from other colonies like Japan, Germany, France and even Britain. Russia has not desire to be separated from the criminal west, as some Putin apologists , saker and others, suggest.

    [Only interests. For as long as the Middle East remains divided, the US, the EU, Russia will suck it dry. Remember when the Shia and Sunnis of what become Iraq united – they managed to repel the British parasites. ]

    I know. That’s why US and its parasite extension have targeted Iraq and Lebanon.

    [The only power I see helping is China but there again, the US keeps on putting sticks in their wheel. China invested (and still invests) hundreds of millions in Iraq for instance.]

    Unfortunately, Rouhani, where many Iranians view him as an agent of the West, does not view China as the best alternative, and is trying to act as servant of the West. That’s why Rouhani/zarif are pushing for TAFA to be passed where majority of the Iranian people are against.

    Iranian people do not have the same bad experience with China that they have with Russia. Russia always had been as brutal as the criminal west, if not more.

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  102. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    [That’s why Rouhani/zarif are pushing for TAFA to be passed where majority of the Iranian people are against.

    TAFA is wrong, should be FATF – the Financial Action Task Force . sorry

    Although Iran fifth column, that the West and US call them ‘reformists’ have done every thing and have used every trick including FEAR to pass FATF – which is very much sought by the US treasury run by the zionist jews fifth column and their stooge, Trump, yet they have not been successful.

    Rouhani, Zarif, Ali Larijani, parliament speaker and Iran controlled opposition by the west, are in the camp of ‘reformists’ where the West want against ‘hardliners’ . Zarif is using fear tactic, like Trita parsi, a CIA asset close to J street who promotes the ‘reformers’ in the US, say that if US pressure Iran, then the ‘hardliners’ will take power.

    The reformers in Iran including Zarif and Rouhani and Ali Larijani have lost the support of the people, only traitors and opportunists are stick with them to rob Iranians.

  103. I agree with you 100%. Churchill said it “we don’t have permanent enemy or friend, ONLY interest.

    The reason I warn against Russia and their alliance with the west against Muslims, is that I don’t want be taken as fools. Majority of people in the western street do not know about history because history has been presented as a ‘commodity with NO value’. But for the victims especially Muslims, history is everything and if you don’t know your history then you have learned nothing and you would not be able to recognize your enemy not to be fooled AGAIN.
    It is obvious that many on the side of ‘progressives’ have become Putin apologist and do not recognize that Putin is not in Syria to save Syria or protect Assad or protect the integrity of Syria, but remains in Syria to benefit himself, Russia, zionist mass murderers and the West to be recognize as ‘equal partner’ where it takes it into its grave. Russia is not exception from other colonies like Japan, Germany, France and even Britain. Russia has not desire to be separated from the criminal west, as some Putin apologists , saker and others, suggest.

    […]

    I know. That’s why US and its parasite extension have targeted Iraq and Lebanon.

    […]

    Unfortunately, Rouhani, where many Iranians view him as an agent of the West, does not view China as the best alternative, and is trying to act as servant of the West. That’s why Rouhani/zarif are pushing for TAFA to be passed where majority of the Iranian people are against.

    Iranian people do not have the same bad experience with China that they have with Russia. Russia always had been as brutal as the criminal west, if not more.

    […]

    TAFA is wrong, should be FATF – the Financial Action Task Force . sorry

    Although Iran fifth column, that the West and US call them ‘reformists’ have done every thing and have used every trick including FEAR to pass FATF – which is very much sought by the US treasury run by the zionist jews fifth column and their stooge, Trump, yet they have not been successful.

    Rouhani, Zarif, Ali Larijani, parliament speaker and Iran controlled opposition by the west, are in the camp of ‘reformists’ where the West want against ‘hardliners’ . Zarif is using fear tactic, like Trita parsi, a CIA asset close to J street who promotes the ‘reformers’ in the US, say that if US pressure Iran, then the ‘hardliners’ will take power.

    The reformers in Iran including Zarif and Rouhani and Ali Larijani have lost the support of the people, only traitors and opportunists are stick with them to rob Iranians.

    There is no denying – or rather, there should be no denying – that Russia intervened in Syria out of interests. According to Russia, there is also a matter of national security: if they did not intervene, they would be next in line after Iran. Not sure how true that is but considering the geopolitical approach Britain has applied since the early 1900s (Mackinder’s Heartland Theory) and the subsequent encirclement of Russia; there could be some truth.

    Thank you for sharing those details pertaining to Iran. I wasn’t aware of the TAFA/FATF – if you could share further information on how they differ and how each benefit different parties, I would appreciate it. As far as the likes of Rouhani, Zarif et al. are concerned, they definitely have to go as they only hurt Iran. The Anglo-Americans’ role in enthroning the Mullahs in order to get rid of the Shah (who, paradoxically, was equally enthroned with the backing of the same Anglo-Americans) has always left a question mark with me. All they’ve done is precisely what the Zionist wanted: keep Iran backwards while chanting “Death to the USA/Israel” (which only strengthened Israel. That said, since the likes of Rouhabi/Zarif/etc are pro-West; why did Iran intervene in Syria? Is there a real anti Zionist West in Iran and if so who are they?

    A note on Trump. Yes, he is a stooge (all POTUS were/are) — but to who? I ask because they are trying hard to remove him from office. I would expect the contrary if he bowed to the usual suspects. Yes, he moved the US embassy to Jerusalem but what real impact did it really have? Or was it a political move to please the zombified “Christian” Evangelicals. Thierry Meyssan at Voltairenet mentioned that the Rouhani clan had hoped that Hillary would come to power. To me, that is indicative that Trump and the Rouhabi clan aren’t on the same page.

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    , @Joe Levantine
  104. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    [According to Russia, there is also a matter of national security: if they did not intervene, they would be next in line after Iran. ]

    This was true with much for Iran not Russia. Iran felt if Syria falls then Iran would be next. In fact General Suleimani talked to Putin using Russian desire to be in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, convinced them this is a good move. Don’t forget that Iranians and Hisbullah played a much more important role on the ground than air bombing of Russians.

    [Thank you for sharing those details pertaining to Iran. I wasn’t aware of the TAFA/FATF – if you could share further information on how they differ and how each benefit different parties, I would appreciate it.]

    I am sorry, TAFA, was a mistake and FATF is correct. It is called Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. US is trying to capitulate Iran using FATF accusing Iran with Terrorism and money laundering in order to cut Iran 100% from the International Banking System. They are forcing Iran to sign FATF so they can have access to ALL Iran economic activities and how Iran do business in order to feed its population.

    This illegal and criminal pressure is implemented through zionist controlled US Treasury department, all pro Israel.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2019/09/03/pro-israel-sigal-mandelker-fbi-americans-iran/

    https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=106e50b2-ac70-4787-99b1-be010eb43a1a

    There is a war for many years on Iran, and that is economic war and since Trump has been more intensified.

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  105. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    [According to Russia, there is also a matter of national security: if they did not intervene, they would be next in line after Iran. ]

    This was true with much for Iran not Russia. Iran felt if Syria falls then Iran would be next. In fact General Suleimani talked to Putin using Russian desire to be in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, convinced them this is a good move. Don’t forget that Iranians and Hisbullah played a much more important role on the ground than air bombing of Russians.

    [Thank you for sharing those details pertaining to Iran. I wasn’t aware of the TAFA/FATF – if you could share further information on how they differ and how each benefit different parties, I would appreciate it.]

    I am sorry, TAFA, was a mistake and FATF is correct. It is called Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. US is trying to capitulate Iran using FATF accusing Iran with Terrorism and money laundering in order to cut Iran 100% from the International Banking System. They are forcing Iran to sign FATF so they can have access to ALL Iran economic activities and how Iran do business in order to feed its population.

    This illegal and criminal pressure is implemented through zionist controlled US Treasury department, all pro Israel.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2019/09/03/pro-israel-sigal-mandelker-fbi-americans-iran/

    https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=106e50b2-ac70-4787-99b1-be010eb43a1a

    There is a war for many years on Iran, and that is economic war and since Trump has been more intensified.

  106. @Hiram of Tyre

    “ A note on Trump. Yes, he is a stooge (all POTUS were/are) — but to who? I ask because they are trying hard to remove him from office. I would expect the contrary if he bowed to the usual suspects. Yes, he moved the US embassy to Jerusalem but what real impact did it really have? Or was it a political move to please the zombified “Christian” Evangelicals. Thierry Meyssan at Voltairenet mentioned that the Rouhani clan had hoped that Hillary would come to power. To me, that is indicative that Trump and the Rouhabi clan aren’t on the same page.“

    Your comment about Trump is quite legitimate. The man has been at war with the deep state from the time he was electioneering and this is still very much the case. All his Jewish campaign contributors, especially Sheldon Adelson, are hard pressing Trump to start a war with Iran. Iran is divided between the neoliberals like Rouhani and Zarif on the one hand and the old guard like the supreme leader Khamenei and the Islamic Republican Guard. Trump was genuine when he stated on the campaign trail his intention to pull America out of foreign entanglements but he was naive about the reality of the power structure in the U S Government and he noticed soon after his election that he is walking a very tight rope. His New York businessman cunning came into play to appease the nationalist stream of Jewish Zionists like Netanyahu as he had no chance to appease the Globalist Jews like Soros. Hence the Embassy move to Jerusalem which would not change much in the reality that Palestine including Jerusalem are occupied territories as long as Israel is alive, and the cancellation of the nuclear deal with Iran which he hoped would make Iran more pliant with America’s desire to nullify Iran’s Missile capacities and reach a comprehensive deal with the Iranians on all pending issues. The historian Mike King of the Anti New York Times claims that Trump has the support of the American Army and the NSA in his war against the deep state. Nobody can tell for sure if this claim is true but seeing that he is still alive so far gives credence to this point of view. Trump’s mentor was Roy Cohn, an American patriotic Jewish lawyer, who was at odds with most of the Jewish American movers and shakers and acted as the right hand man of the late senator Joe McCarthy who was fighting the communist infiltration of the US Government before he died in suspicious circumstances. Trump was one of the few who expressed his skepticism about the falling twin towers on 9/11. The man deserves more credit than most of his detractors are willing to give but such are the realities of power in the USA.

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    , @Hiram of Tyre
  107. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Joe Levantine

    [Thierry Meyssan at Voltairenet mentioned that the Rouhani clan had hoped that Hillary would come to power. To me, that is indicative that Trump and the Rouhabi clan aren’t on the same page.“]

    Yes, Rouhani is with Iran fifth column including Zarif where the criminal West calls ‘reformists’. In 2003, during Khatami government, Rouhan/zarif tried to satisfy the West but US wanted ZERO enrichment where Rouhani/zarif might be willing to honor to stay in power, but President Ahmadinezad ,who came to power after Khatami left office, nd Khamenie, would not accept because like Iranian people they believe this is Iran RIGHT. Iran has signed NPT and has every single right to have enrichment program, where Israel does not have the right, because refuses to sign NPT and illegally made hundreds of nuclear bomb, yet Israel is protected by the Mafia Trump and criminals before him. Iran should be helped with its enrichment, but Iran has been put in a BOX and these criminals including Trump are trying to starve to death to satisfy the Jewish mafia baby killers. If Trump is not part of ‘deep state’, then he should follow the interest of US not Israel. He is a fifth column. So, both Jewish mafia pro Netanyahu and Israel, Trump, and Jewish mafia with Soros, Obama/clinton are looking for the same thing, to deny Iran enrichment. This is not acceptable.

    Obama did every criminal act against Iran to force Iran to stop enrichment and capitulate, but Iran refused. That’s why the zionist servant pose as ‘presidents’ are suffocating Iranians for the interest of Israel and not US, therefore, Trump is a servant serving the enemy of humanity the zionist tribe that he is a member of. Obama/clinton and now Trump has intensified the economic war, FATF, on Iran where was designed and implemented by the pro Israel Jewish mafia at the US treasury Department, majority are zionist Jews working for Israel interests. Why Trump is allowing the US interest be attacked for the interest of Israel?

    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/02/08/588027/Text

    Israel has more than 300 nuclear bombs but is using the stooges like Trump and Obama to stop Iran enrichment. That is NOT going to happen. Trump should shut up and go after Isreal nuclear bombs where has been made illegally and is against all International law if Trump is honest about ‘american first’.
    He is a liar, liar, liar and member of Jewish mafia, where promised the zionist tribe to do what Israel wants.

    [Trump was genuine when he stated on the campaign trail his intention to pull America out of foreign entanglements but he was naive about the reality of the power structure in the U S Government and he noticed soon after his election that he is walking a very tight rope.]

    Trump is a pathological liar and is trying to deceive gullible people. It is up to people not to fall as this liar victims.

    [His New York businessman cunning came into play to appease the nationalist stream of Jewish Zionists like Netanyahu as he had no chance to appease the Globalist Jews like Soros. ]

    Trump is a member of Jewish mafia who are against Soros. Soros believe in ‘color revolution’, where the Democrats have fall for. Trump act exactly like a traditional MAFIA

    [Trump was one of the few who expressed his skepticism about the falling twin towers on 9/11. The man deserves more credit than most of his detractors are willing to give but such are the realities of power in the USA.]

    He was pro Iraq war and every single war, but to deceive gullible, he said otherwise. If people have not understood that he cannot be trusted, then they never understand.

  108. @anonymous

    This was true with much for Iran not Russia. Iran felt if Syria falls then Iran would be next. In fact General Suleimani talked to Putin using Russian desire to be in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, convinced them this is a good move. Don’t forget that Iranians and Hisbullah played a much more important role on the ground than air bombing of Russians.

    I agree that – had Syria fallen as the Zionist West planned – Iran would have faced a more imminent threat than Russia. I remember reading that Syria, Iran, Russia and finally China is how they wanted to do it. Looking at the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski doctrine and Barnett’s (he was Cebrowki’s assistant) non-integrating maps; I don’t know how true that is. Russia and China seem on board rather than off it.

    View post on imgur.com

    http://thomaspmbarnett.squarespace.com/globlogization/2010/8/17/blast-from-my-past-the-pentagons-new-map-2003.html

    I am sorry, TAFA, was a mistake and FATF is correct. It is called Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. US is trying to capitulate Iran using FATF accusing Iran with Terrorism and money laundering in order to cut Iran 100% from the International Banking System. They are forcing Iran to sign FATF so they can have access to ALL Iran economic activities and how Iran do business in order to feed its population.

    This illegal and criminal pressure is implemented through zionist controlled US Treasury department, all pro Israel.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2019/09/03/pro-israel-sigal-mandelker-fbi-americans-iran/

    https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=106e50b2-ac70-4787-99b1-be010eb43a1a

    There is a war for many years on Iran, and that is economic war and since Trump has been more intensified.

    Thanks for the clarification. Iran needs to get rid of the Rouhani/Zarif et al. parasites.

  109. @Joe Levantine

    Your comment about Trump is quite legitimate. The man has been at war with the deep state from the time he was electioneering and this is still very much the case. All his Jewish campaign contributors, especially Sheldon Adelson, are hard pressing Trump to start a war with Iran. Iran is divided between the neoliberals like Rouhani and Zarif on the one hand and the old guard like the supreme leader Khamenei and the Islamic Republican Guard. Trump was genuine when he stated on the campaign trail his intention to pull America out of foreign entanglements but he was naive about the reality of the power structure in the U S Government and he noticed soon after his election that he is walking a very tight rope. His New York businessman cunning came into play to appease the nationalist stream of Jewish Zionists like Netanyahu as he had no chance to appease the Globalist Jews like Soros. Hence the Embassy move to Jerusalem which would not change much in the reality that Palestine including Jerusalem are occupied territories as long as Israel is alive, and the cancellation of the nuclear deal with Iran which he hoped would make Iran more pliant with America’s desire to nullify Iran’s Missile capacities and reach a comprehensive deal with the Iranians on all pending issues. The historian Mike King of the Anti New York Times claims that Trump has the support of the American Army and the NSA in his war against the deep state. Nobody can tell for sure if this claim is true but seeing that he is still alive so far gives credence to this point of view. Trump’s mentor was Roy Cohn, an American patriotic Jewish lawyer, who was at odds with most of the Jewish American movers and shakers and acted as the right hand man of the late senator Joe McCarthy who was fighting the communist infiltration of the US Government before he died in suspicious circumstances. Trump was one of the few who expressed his skepticism about the falling twin towers on 9/11. The man deserves more credit than most of his detractors are willing to give but such are the realities of power in the USA.

    Thanks for sharing those points and information (the part about Roy Cohn is particularly interesting). I think that Trump wants to “drain the swamp” to replace it with another (less swampy) swamp – one that considers a collaboration with other powers (it sure beats the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski doctrine of destroying everything and everyone not aligned with the US). As a Jacksonian, he wants to make of the USA an economic power again – and that would require a solid industry, not perpetual wars. I don’t know if it’s possible – the US has been raped for decades through a de-industrialization process that began after the killing of JFK and accelerated with China opening its doors under Xiaoping. His speeches could all be smoke and mirrors but he speaks of family, industry and country. That said, he also exhibits a schizophrenic character when he publicly stated that “Muslims were celebrating 9/11” when they were Jewish (the “Dancing Israelis arrested in New Jersey on 9/11), has yet to say “no” to Israel for anything, just recently hailed Evo Morales’ resignation, etc. Maybe his hands are tied and it’s all part of the game.

    In regards to Iran, and as you stated, the nuclear deal was never about the nuclear but to curb Iran’s ballistic program. If anything, and the way I see it, Trump actually helped Iran. The absence of a nuclear deal allows Iran to fully develop its arsenal. Otherwise, I don’t know why the likes of Rouhani/Zarif et al. aren’t dethroned in Iran. Are they that powerful?

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  110. @Hiram of Tyre

    [ Otherwise, I don’t know why the likes of Rouhani/Zarif et al. aren’t dethroned in Iran. Are they that powerful?]

    Iran does have a quasi democratic system where the president is elected by the people but where the Supreme Leader can disqualify the candidacy of a candidate the way it happened when Ahmedi Najad tried another run for the presidency. The old guard cannot get rid of Rouhani and his cohorts through a coup d’etat without risking a civil war between the pro reformers and the conservatives. Rouhani and Zarif made their bet on opening up to the West through the JCPOA and reaped the treachery of the US administration to the delight of the conservatives. The tug of war between the reformers and the conservatives in Iran is kept under check by the belligerent attitude of Israel and the USA.
    Will Iran manage to weave normal relations with the West without compromising its revolutionary ideals? With the waning influence of the Anglo Zionist empire whose politics has been for centuries a zero sum game and the ascendency of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative ( BRI) with its win win approach, I would guess that Iran’s incentive to settle its problems with the West at a high price is quite unlikely.

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  111. @Joe Levantine

    Iran does have a quasi democratic system where the president is elected by the people but where the Supreme Leader can disqualify the candidacy of a candidate the way it happened when Ahmedi Najad tried another run for the presidency. The old guard cannot get rid of Rouhani and his cohorts through a coup d’etat without risking a civil war between the pro reformers and the conservatives. Rouhani and Zarif made their bet on opening up to the West through the JCPOA and reaped the treachery of the US administration to the delight of the conservatives. The tug of war between the reformers and the conservatives in Iran is kept under check by the belligerent attitude of Israel and the USA.
    Will Iran manage to weave normal relations with the West without compromising its revolutionary ideals? With the waning influence of the Anglo Zionist empire whose politics has been for centuries a zero sum game and the ascendency of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative ( BRI) with its win win approach, I would guess that Iran’s incentive to settle its problems with the West at a high price is quite unlikely.

    Thanks for the information.

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