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From this elevated village, you can see the ocean on clear days. So close, it’s only three hours away by foot. For millennia, traders passed by that ridge, right there, on their journey from Sidon to Damascus.

Sidon’s souq is gloriously intact. Once entered, it’s impossible to not get lost for hours, and maybe even permanently. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that citizens of every country have been swallowed by this ancient warren, but don’t worry, they’re fine, if not home. It’s an Italo Calvino’s kind of a maze.

The souq’s winding passages often darken and shrink to accommodate only wide-eyed shorties. Wandering past, over and under centuries-old stone blocks, you are cushily embraced by the mother of all wombs or tombs, history itself.

Under multiple arches, a brightly hijabed woman steps into sunlight. Two girls, one in pajamas, stand on tiptoes to peek inside a 17th century mosque’s barred window. With so much bending over, women shouldn’t pray near men, it is reasoned.

Inside hovel-sized shops are clothing, furniture, nuts, vegetables, meat, potato chips and sodas, but no Almaza, Beirut Beer, arak or any other alcohol. Men cut hair beneath hushed TVs. Boys shoot pool or sit, zombielike, in front of video games. Eateries dish up tabbouleh, hummus, falafel, bulgur or pizza. Ambling, a coffee seller makes castanets-like sounds with his metal clappers.

Images of a smiling Yasser Arafat, often young and movie-star dashing, dot this souq. For all his missteps and ultimate failure, Arafat is an enduring symbol of Palestinian resistance to Jews, so he’s reverently displayed on many Sidon walls, fridges and coolers.

Lest you think Sidon is all historical and picturesque, I should stress that much of it is banal, modern and even crass. There are two McDonald’s, a Burger King, a Hardee’s, a KFC and a Popeye’s Fried Chicken. At the last, I learnt that “The Trinity” is no eternal mystery but merely “a Cajun combination of bell pepper, celery and onion […] used in Popeye’s gravy, gumbo and jambalaya.”

There are more Mercedes Benzes in Lebanon than just about anywhere else, but they’re not gleaming and spiffy. Decades-old, some are just puttied and duct-taped junks over stubbornly functioning engines.

 

After three weeks in southern Lebanon, I’ve only walked through Sidon twice. Al hamdullilah, I am a country boy, if only temporarily.

Tonight, there’s a wedding in the next village, on the opposite hill. Can’t you hear the tabla, tambourine, flute and violin? Open your window to let that communal, surging joy flush away your misery and bitterness. Notice how nearly all their houses are dark? The entire village is at that wedding, naturally.

In their lurid and sequined abayas, girls on high heels will totter home to change outfits all evening long, so they can reappear, again and again, even more beautiful. Weddings are about the only occasions where maidens can showcase themselves to potential suitors. The young men, too, are resplendent.

(Yes, I’m way too klutzy for the dabke. Tripping over myself, I’d drag the whole line down. With my arms and legs flailing, I’d kick both bride and groom.)

Old enough, surely you remember the Saturday night dances in all these villages? They were canceled by the war and haven’t returned. Alcohol in public places disappeared, too. Personally, I think it’s a shame.

Not everything is lost. There’s still poetry, though more often, it’s declaimed on television and not at a village cafe. At least there’s no Snoop Doggy Dogg blaring from passing cars.

It’s quiet here. Now and then, there are gunshots, but it’s only a hunter, targeting birds. A few times daily, Jewish jets may thunder above the clouds. Stray dogs in heat bark before dawn, and as pale light washes over the sky, the first prayer call wakes and soothes us all.

This morning, we also hear the muezzin announcing a neighbor has just died. Diagnosed with stomach cancer just a month ago, Aleyna was only forty-years-old. Yesterday, she sounded and looked perfectly fine, but such is life. She never married.

In case you’re wondering why women are banned from this village’s funerals, it’s because they had the jarring habit of tearing their clothes off before hurling themselves into the burial pit. Enough, it was sensibly decided. When the deceased is safely interred, women can wail away at the grave.

With running water and washing machines, women are getting soft, we can agree. Only half a century ago, they had no problem walking half a mile down the hill to fetch water from the well, then trudge back up, with a heavy jar on their head, their back military straight, lips smiling, with barely a grunt escaping. When it’s time to give birth, they just squat.

Water is a painful subject around here. After Jews stole the Golan Heights, they diverted much of its water to themselves, thus crippling scores of Arab villages in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

In Occupied Palestine, Jews have destroyed hundreds of thousands of Palestinian olive trees. Palestinians harvesting olives are shot at by Jews with impunity. Jews wreck goyim’s livelihood and heritage, when not uprooting or slaughtering them. Honed on genocide, they can’t help it. Just look out your window.

 

Three weeks in Lebanon and I’ve already been to Beirut more times than half the people in this village. Consider Soheil, for example. With a wife and five children, this 36-year-old gardener has seven mouths to feed daily, so why would he go anywhere? He’s visited Beirut maybe twice.

ORDER IT NOW

A woman of roughly the same age was hired to clean an apartment in Beirut, so she went there for the first time. Coming and going, she looked but didn’t say much. Was there anything she wanted to see? The airport, she mousily answered, so fine, she was driven there. Seeing airplanes landing, taking off or just parked was so delightful, she was even emboldened afterwards to ask for music on the car radio.

Though I’ve spoken often of being grounded, they simply are, so who’s better equipped moving forward? Who’s more content? Do you have a village to speak of? Do you want one?

Like me, your next village may be your first, if you can reach it.

 

Founded by Phoenicians, Sidon has been ruled by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Turks, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs and Frenchmen. After a 47-day siege in 1110, it was conquered by Crusaders, with King Sigurd of Norway leading the sea assault. Even Mongols showed up in 1260 to sack it, on their way to Gaza.

Sidon’s treasures have mostly been burnt, shattered, pulverized or carted off, with the Eshmunazar II Sarcophagus squirreled in the Louvre, and the Alexander Sarcophagus sitting in Istanbul.

Although Crusaders controlled Sidon for over a century, all that’s left of their presence is a broken castle, jutting into the sea, and here and there, a freckled face with brownish or red hair.

As the latest invaders of this region, Jews, too, will fade away.

Linh Dinh’s latest book is Postcards from the End of America. He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

 
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  1. As the latest invaders of this region, Jews, too, will fade away

    Soon, in sha’ Allah!

  2. HalconHigh says: • Website

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch.

    Jew Boy Jared had to withdraw his children from the private school they were attending.
    Seems he and his wife, The Darling of Davos, failed to follow Covid-19 restrictions and the other parents got pissed.
    A crying shame.

    Interesting stuff Linh….that Sidon Sea Castle sure looks cool.
    Hope you find a place that serves alcohol soon.
    Bar patrons give the best quotes.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
    , @RadicalCenter
  3. Thanks for another essay, Linh! This past Sunday, at the market in Esperaza near me, we met a Lebanese vendor selling pastries. I bought a selection and had a nice conversation with him about Lebanon. Super nice guy fluent in English. Very enjoyable during our “super lock down”. Most of the people there weren’t wearing masks including me, a minor “fuck you” to Macron. Did you get your visa extended? Cheers, Tom

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
  4. Your writing about this area brings to mind a book by Nikos Kazantzakis that I read years ago. Journeying : Travels in Italy, Egypt, Sinai, Jerusalem and Cyprus.
    Looking forward to your next installment. Thanks.

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
  5. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Tom from southern France, x-USA

    Hi Tom,

    When Taxi called the General Directorate 0f Security for me, they told her that it was OK for me to overstay my visa. I sure hope there won’t be a problem at the airport upon leaving.

    Flying in, I had to fill out two forms on the plane, but these were never collected at the airport, so Lebanese bureaucracy is rather erratic, let us say.

    There is a lockdown here, but it’s not severely enforced in the villages, and maybe not in Sidon either. I’ll find out soon.

    Like Ali said, “Lebanon has everything but a government!”

    Whoa, I didn’t know you were so close to Catalonia. Lovely country and great food on both sides of the border. You’re a very lucky man!

    Linh

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  6. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Jim Richard

    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the comparison, and book recommendation! I’ll check it out.

    Linh

  7. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @HalconHigh

    Hi HaconHigh,

    No bar patrons in southern Lebanon, because there are no bars, unfortunately. On top of that, there’s a lockdown right now, so even restaurants are technically off-limits.

    Linh

    • Replies: @HalconHigh
  8. HalconHigh says: • Website
    @Linh Dinh

    Linh

    Didn’t figure you could grab a beer until you departed Lebanon.
    Don’t always convey my thoughts properly.

    Here in Glendale, AZ. you have to wear a mask when entering the local bar (in case someone’s watching) but once inside, everyone takes their mask off. Except for the bartender.

    I drink like an old lady these days (pineapple & vodka) lol….MJ is my escape of choice but the corporations are taking over & keep raising prices. As usual.

    Cheers my friend (if I may) and look forward to your next article.

  9. gT says:

    Don’t know why Lebanon just doesn’t merge with Syria, then Israeli jets won’t be able to fly over Lebanon so easily. One day Israel will belong to Syria again, the Assyrians have ruled over the Jews in the past, the Jews have never ruled over the Assyrians.

    • Replies: @A123
  10. @HalconHigh

    Jared Kushner is an un-American scumbag. But he and his wife are right not to join the hysterical over-reaction to this deliberately exaggerated virus.

    • Replies: @HalconHigh
  11. A123 says:
    @gT

    Don’t know why Lebanon just doesn’t merge with Syria,

    It is hard to envision an effective coalition between Lebanese Christians and the Alawite Syrian leadership.

    The best solution would be the division of Lebanon into:

    — South Lebanon (Christian & Druze)
    — North Lebanon (Islamic)

    South Lebanon would be financially strong. It would be able to develop natural gas resources and a Southern European export market via the EastMed pipeline when it is complete. Freed from massive al’Hezbollah graft & corruption, South Lebanon could have an effective government.

    Without the threat of Iranian sponsored Jihadi terrorism, the long term potential for tourism would return. Cooperation with the Jewish people of Jewish Palestine instead of a hostile border would also produce significant gains.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Taxi
    , @Hiram of Tyre
  12. Taxi says:
    @A123

    A more just idea would be for the genocidal israeli colony to be dismantled.

    Just watch how quickly peace spreads without jewish terrorism in the region.

    PISS 🙂

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • LOL: A123
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @A123
  13. Talha says:

    Another great article, Mr. Dinh, though you’re not telling us enough about the food.

    Peace.

  14. HalconHigh says: • Website
    @RadicalCenter

    RadicalCenter

    I hear ya. Seems like no one knows what to believe anymore.
    Standards are different depending on where you go.

    I can walk into a supermarket with a mask and rummage through potatoes, carrots and anything else I desire, while at the MJ store, I have to get my temperature taken before walking in and then everything is enclosed behind glass casing.
    Look but don’t touch.

    Personally, don’t worry about it much. At the bar I occasionally attend, you can get high in the back parking lot, and I’ve shared joints and smoked a few bowls with friends.
    Maybe we’ve gone nuts lol.

    I know one thing, the health-care system in this country worries more about profits than people’s health.

  15. @Linh Dinh

    “ There is a lockdown here, but it’s not severely enforced in the villages, and maybe not in Sidon either. I’ll find out soon.”

    Hi Linh,

    One of the advantages of having a weak government is these Covid times is that the tyranny is so much harder to impose. As a binational holder of a Lebanese and European passports, I say that being in Lebanon nowadays is more advantageous than being in Europe under the mercy of Sanchez, Macron, Merkel, Boorish Johnson et al. After all, if the Lebanese government tries to impose the Covid rules in a heavy handed way, it would be akin to a looser of a father who is stuck in all kind of vices trying to impose discipline and virtue on his kids. Most of the times that a policeman or an army checkpoint stops us for defying a curfew or for not wearing a mask, 90% of the times we get off the hook by reminding the government officials that we are all victims of the same crooked ruling elite and that is one opinion over which few Lebanese are willing to differ.

  16. A123 says:
    @Taxi

    Taxi,

    ROTFLMAO

    Are you still taking money from Iran to cover-up the Nasrallah-Shima blast from Jihadi Munitions Dump #12?

    Civilized people no longer want anything to do with your genocidal Muslim Occupation of Lebanon. You should go home to the feet of your master Ayatollah Kill-mania.

    PEACE 😇

    • Troll: Justsaying
    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Taxi
    , @Justsaying
  17. Iris says:
    @A123

    Are you still taking money from Iran to cover-up the Nasrallah-Shima blast from Jihadi Munitions Dump #12?

    The Beirut harbour was blown up by a coherent shockwave, i.e. a supersonic wave initiated at one single point in time and at one single physical location.

    There is not a snowball chance in hell that a random pile of “Hezbollah munitions”, or even a random pile of Ammonium Nitrate kegs scattered over a warehouse for that matter, could have all exploded perfectly simultaneously to generate a consistent shockwave. Not one chance in a billion.

    The Beirut harbour was most probably blown up by new pure fusion thermonuclear weapons, developed in the Israel-occupied USA.

    It was a vile and abject crime against humanity, for which you taunt us because you are yourself vile and abject.

    One characteristic of pure fusion thermonuclear weapons, aside from being undetectable, is that they do not require any uranium enrichment.
    Other countries will get them soon, and pass them over unhindered to those nations the Zionists have raped . Israel will pay for that crime.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  18. Taxi says:
    @A123

    I’m sure you’ve DIED of laughter, nervous little rat.

    Last I checked, it was klepto terrorist israel that’s occupying some Lebanese land. And last time I checked, you were on janitorial duty for the genocidal synagogue of satan – good to know you’re still there with plunger in hand and jew shit right up to your eyeballs.

    Now plunge away hard while guessing again where I’m from. Stupid motherfucking hater of Jesus!

    • Replies: @A123
  19. A123 says:
    @Taxi

    Even more ROTFLMAO

    I am a Christian who believes in God, which has been proved many times.

    You cannot even lie believabily. For a Muslim that is a venal sin as you cannot fulfill you covenant of Taqiyya (1). If you cannot lie successfully, you have no value to your Anti-Christ Muhammad…

    We are not laughing with you, we are laughing at you.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) http://muslimfact.com/bm/terror-in-the-name-of-islam/islam-permits-lying-to-deceive-unbelievers-and-bri.shtml

    • Replies: @Taxi
  20. @Iris

    Thanks for this post. But I very much doubt Israel will ever pay for this crime which tells us how much mankind has fallen down the rabbit hole. Israel might start acting like a responsible country once the decline if the West is confirmed, something that looks more likely by the day. Until then Israel will have a free hand.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Colin Wright
  21. Taxi says:
    @A123

    Aren’t you the perfect little gentile slave of jews lol – here’s a gold star of david I pin to your forehead, you excellent fucking moron cog. You’re probably one of the most brainwashed commentators on this blog – actually, come to think about it: YOU ARE the most brainwashed you winner you – here’s three hip-hoorays for your hubbly-bubbly hasbara ass! You are as christian as Judas. Your religious self-loathing, your whoring for jews is depraved and debauched and quite the soul-sickening spectacle. You are a talmud junkie. You wish you were born a jew. You live to ape the jew. You are full of a sooty hate for humanity that’s only found in the pits of the devilish talmud. You are a brainless automaton calling everyone and anyone who shames your godless existence an “iranian” and a “muslim” and an islamowhatever lol – you got no other tags! So freaking stupidly paranoid you are that it’s impossible to take ANYTHING you say seriously. You’re a fucking lobotomized parrot for the jews. Everything you say on any particular day is to be found in the hasbara memo du jour, EVERYTHING! You never fail to deliver, you good soldier of satan, you. Worse of all is you think you’re actually smart lol! Are turds smart? What a yawn you fucking are upthread throwing the ‘taquia’ shmaquia around lol! So old – so 2001 that freaking hilarious hasbara instruction bullshit. Truth is, nobody lies more and worse than the jews and their agents – they practically live for inventing lies and spreading them. The first word out of their mouth in the morning is a lie, and so is their last word at night and in between, a wooooweeeeee looooooooong stream of nothing but ugly lies and demonic deceptions. You’re the fucking lie factory and factor. You’re the fucking one with loony lying eyes.

    And you ACTUALLY believe you love god? LOL! Straight-jacket material, I tellzya, straight-jacket!

    Man, I’d love to see your leathery lizard face the day after tel aviv is in rubble and all them fake jews you eat ass off are fleeing a liberated Palestine like the coward fucks that they are. Priceless!

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Colin Wright
  22. A123 says:
    @Taxi

    LOL

    Thank you for being so histrionic and degenerate for your Nasrallah. Your ranting is doing more than I ever could to turn people away from your Anti-Christ Muhammad.

    Why do you not care that your Nasrallah’s illegal Munitions Depot blew up killing hundreds and injuring thousands? Could it be that human life has no value to you unless it is Muslim life? That must be it. Or, is even Muslim life of no value to you?

    Is it not obvious that Iranian al’Hezbollah expending human shields is going to create a negative response among the communities damaged by your Nasrallah’s depravity?

    Soon Lebanon, or at least South Lebanon, will be free from the horror you advocate. And, there is nothing your Blood Cult of Death can do to stop those who want to follow Jesus and God instead of your prophet Ayatollah Kill-mania.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Taxi
  23. Taxi says:
    @A123

    I expected that it’s impossible for you to remove that jew cock from your mouth. And all the way to the grave you will keep it glued there even though the jews killed your Jesus and Mohammad didn’t. Mohammad in fact loved Jesus, revered him, always praised him. Oh yeah and Mohammad’s first wife was in fact a Christian. How do you like them true apples, hasbarafuck?! And all these facts aside, wtf do I care what you think of Mo? I don’t give a shit what you think of muslims. I don’t give a fuck if you call me “Iranian” and “Nasrallah whatever” – you really think that hurts my feelings or triggers me? LOL you are one mindblowingly stupid hasbara cunt. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m about crushing the synagogue of satan that you slave for, stupid unchristian ditz. You’ve been paid shekels and tasked with disseminating delirious lies about Hezbollah cuz they beat the bajeezusbones out of the jew mass-murderers you slavishly bend over for. It’s really as simple as that. The synagogue of satan lost to Hezbollah and is raging through your cunt mouth full of lies. You are nothing but morbidly jealous of Nasrallah, you really are. The man jews are most terrified of is the one who terrifies you the most too. Well your slander won’t work. Hezbollah eats IDF for breakfast and will continue on their mission against the synagogue of satan till israel is no more and christian justice is restored.

    You are not a christian, you are the exact fucking opposite. I guess that would be, like, the antichrist, no? But nah, you’re too dimwitted and under the permanent warped influence of ziocaine to be the scheming antichrist. But you certainly do clean his ass good. I guess this makes you the antichrist’s asswipe.

    Now go ahead and be like a zombie stuck record and tell me again that I’m Iranian and shmiranian lol. So fucking predictable, your idiot type.

    You must be suicidal not to recognize that you’re actually a willing human shield for them genocidal jews who will throw you to the wolves once they’ve sucked the life out of your brain and vein and wallet.

    You think if you support the jews then Jesus will come back, see you and hug you hard? No he fucking won’t. He will see you, run at you and repeatedly punch you bloody in the mouth for all the lies and hate against humanity you’ve repeatedly spewed and spread.

    Now go be like Jesus and help the poor, not the fucking jews, you confused, brainwashed, moron.

    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @JimmyG.
  24. A123 says:

    ROTFLMAO

    Please continue to disgrace yourself and your Anti-Christ Muhammad with your deranged ranting & head banging for Satan.

    Everyone knows that you are on the Iranian al’Hezbollah payroll. The best you can do is inarticulately parrot what Nasrallah orders his followers to regurgitate.

    No one believes your anti-Christian lies today. No one will believe your Nasrallah lies tomorrow. Your best course of action is to be silent and let the adults speak.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Taxi
  25. JimmyG. says:
    @Taxi

    Thanks for your articulate & in fact _exhilarating_ comments here, Taxi. A pleasure to read. You and Linh are certainly gifted when it comes to using the English language.

    About Winston Churchill, JFK apparently said ‘he sent the English language into battle’. One could say the same thing about you here. Thanks for hurling so many ‘truth bombs’.

    • Replies: @Taxi
  26. Taxi says:
    @A123

    Now go ahead and be like a zombie stuck record and tell me again that I’m Iranian and shmiranian lol. So fucking predictable, your idiot type. (Taxi)

    Oh this above be my accurate irony.

    Everyone knows…

    Substantiate the above sweeping statement or stfu A123.

    Anti-Christ Muhammad…

    Go on, substantiate or stfu.

    No one believes your anti-Christian lies today…

    Just substantiate or stfu.

    (… Crickets from you….)

    And I see you’re laughing off helping the poor like Jesus asked of you. I see your mouth is still stuck on the jew groin. Well go ahead and knock yourself out fellating over there in the lap of the synagogue of satan. Quite the unchristian spectacle you keep making of yourself. Freaking Judas!

    Now piss off back to your illegal settlement and enjoy the pool of Palestinian blood you lounge at while you can. Hezbollah is coming…

    • Replies: @A123
  27. Taxi says:
    @JimmyG.

    Humble thanks, JimmyG.

    I note with satisfied amusement how the fuckers are petrified of my exclamation mark. My spine.

    • Replies: @JimmyG.
  28. JimmyG. says:
    @Taxi

    We need way more citizens like you in every Western country, Taxi.

    Your parents can be commended for raising such a moral, strong individual — though I’m sure your own efforts — and those of your friends, such as Linh — also played a part in making you the person that you are. 🙂

    • Thanks: Taxi
  29. A123 says:
    @Taxi

    Your posts are full of fear and desperation to avoid the TRUTH.

    You want evidence? You can’t handle the evidence.

    The Nasrallah-Shima blast that killed hundreds and injured thousands incontrovertibly proves that Iranian al’Hezbollah uses (and expends) the innocent as human shields to protect their Munitions Depots. Everyone sees that you keep avoiding the fact that your Islam visited mass death on defenseless civilians in Beirut.

    You can duck, bob, weave, and evade as much as you want. You cannot distract from the death toll your senseless Jihad has inflicted on Lebanese Christians.

    Christianity does not want your kind anymore.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Taxi
    , @Iris
  30. Taxi says:
    @A123

    Funny that even Hezbollah’s enemies inside Lebanon don’t think Hezbollah is behind the Beirut Port explosion yet your hasbara ass does – fucking regurgitating moron! Lebanese actually think israel is behind the explosion, and so does most of the world btw.

    So either provide evidence of your allegation or shut your lying lopsided mouth up, you shameless amateur propagandist!

    Every line in your comment is stupid and just repeating the same-same jewy bullshit – same shit you’ve been repeating for frigging years. Your repertoire is flat and so fucking boring! I bet your wife just wants to throw herself over a bridge every time you open your turd-filled gob. Bring us evidence of EVERYTHING YOU SAY, little slave of jews, or just go masturbate over your jew porn somewhere else.

    You do not speak for Christianity – you’re not even a Christian. How can you be a Christian when you slave over and serve the killers of Christ? Who the fuck do you think you’re kidding?! Goddamn shekeled loony moron.

  31. Iris says:
    @Joe Levantine

    I very much doubt Israel will ever pay for this crime

    The seismic record of the Beirut detonation is a further proof that it was a bombing; it indicates just one major shockwave, followed only by secondary induced seismic waves.

    No random detonation of multiple, differentiated explosive sources could have achieved such perfect synchronicity. It was a bombing, and all weapon engineers in relevant nations would have understood it quite early on after the event.

    Having no civilisation of its own, Israel has brazenly and unknowingly transgressed a fundamental civilisational taboo, particularly in the eyes of the world’s next superpower, China, by using thermonuclear weapons against a civilian population.
    Israel has again proven that it is not capable of living among others and peacefully take part in the sort of regional structures that will make up our future:
    https://www.rt.com/business/506759-biggest-free-trade-deal/

    The Talmudic supremacists have achieved their domination wet dream by moving westward throughout the centuries and by finally taking total control of the current world hegemon, the USA. But they cannot reverse this process and go back to dominate the East, which is historically wary of them.

    Israel’s very existence depends solely on global US’ pre-eminence, which is irretrievably waning: undisputable military superiority does not suffice and collapses too, after the economic lead is lost. America cannot catch up now with China’s economic and scientific lead, it is too late.

    Israel is too drunk with its power delusions to adapt to a world going through fundamental changes. Of course, they are willing to provoke WW3 alright, and have actually started already. But using undetectable thermonuclear weapons is a double-edged sword. Such weapons are also available to Russia, and possibly to China. They can be passed over and end up in Iranian or Lebanese hands, who will make good usage of them.

    At the end of the day, when the rat Israel cannot hide behind the lobotomised and incapacitated US elephant anymore, it will have to surrender. China and Russia, to achieve their future plans in the ME, can make Israel surrender its nuclear weapons simply by starving it, by a bloodless embargo.

    The apartheid state of Israel will be destroyed and its human material scattered to the corners of the Earth, as happened throughout History, as happens to a tribe of rats unable to elevate themselves to the stage of civilised nations.

    There currently is a high risk of WW3 and it is clear that Israel is its principal mastermind.
    As such, Israel will be destroyed by the concerted actions of the world’s civilised nations for their own collective survival, and this will happen in the near future, I have not a shred of a doubt about it.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  32. Iris says:
    @A123

    incontrovertibly proves that Iranian al’Hezbollah uses (and expends) the innocent as human shields to protect their Munitions Depots.

    No.

    What IS actually incontrovertibly proven by the nuclear demolition of the WTC, and by Silverstein’s empowerment to further demolish WTC7 to erase obvious traces of explosion collateral damage, is that Israel did 9/11 and killed 3000 innocent Americans in one of the vilest crime against humanity to have ever been committed.

    The day of reckoning for the 9/11 crime is inevitable; the scientific evidence is overwhelming and, unlike for the USS Liberty, the entire world was witness to this crime and will not forget.

  33. A123 says:

    Nasrallah had Colonel Josef Skaf assassinated to keep the Ammonium Nitrate in his Munitions Depot #12. (1)

    Colonel Joseph Skaf, Chief of the drug control division at the Lebanese Customs, wrote at the time: “We inform you that this division received information about the presence of the Rhosus ship at the Port of Beirut. It is loaded with ammonium nitrate, which is used in explosives, is highly dangerous and constitutes a threat to public safety.”

    He asked the authorities to move the ship away from the port’s docks and to place it under supervision, according to the document.

    Skaf died in 2017 … it was deliberate due to finding bruises on the deceased’s head.

    Why don’t YOU present evidence showing that it is NOT a Iranian al’Hezbollah Munitions Depot?

    (Sound of crickets)

    I knew you couldn’t.

    Your blatant Shia hypocrisy and total lack of evidence is why Christians, such as myself, do not believe your Jihadi lies.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/08/07/Colonel-who-died-suspiciously-had-asked-for-removing-ammonium-nitrate-Lebanese-media

    • Replies: @Taxi
    , @Taxi
  34. Taxi says:
    @A123

    LOL you’re such a moron – how long did it take you to find an infamous saudi propaganda rag who’s editorial is dictated by tel aviv? Your evidence is tantamount to a white supremacist citing nazi rags to prove that jews are baaaaaad. And actually, the jews aren’t bad, they’re frigging evil personified and the indelible proof of jewish evil is in the talmud and not in some nazi rag. Get outta town you miserable twat. Do you honestly think that if there is any evidence against hezbollah, Lebanon wouldn’t already be in a civil war? Fucking idiot! Keep trying and wasting your time. Like I said, you are so freaking jealous of the mighty Hezbollah heh heh. Not only is Hezbollah mightier than the terrorist jewish army, they’re also smarter, AND, unlike your fake ass, they really-really-very-very-really love Jesus woohoo!

    Quick count of how many gentiles the demonic jews have killed – and this is only in the past 100 years. Let’s see: they started WW1, WW2, Russian Revolution, all mideast wars, 9/11, and Beirutshima, and, and, and, and… That’s around 200 million victims of jewish terrorism and evil. And you expect informed people to feel sorry for the evil jews? LOL get fucking real.

    Never forget that Jesus himself, for good reason, called the jews the “synagogue of satan” and rejected their evil genocidal talmud. Aaaah Jesus was such a lovely Palestinian.

    • Replies: @A123
  35. Taxi says:
    @A123

    Why don’t YOU present evidence showing that it is NOT a Iranian al’Hezbollah Munitions Depot? (A123)

    Teeheeheee honestly dude, just listen to yourself lol your stupidity is so fucking funny!

    And of course you and your talmudic pimps reject the fair, universal jurisprudence of ‘innocent till proven guilty’. Instead, you believe in the unreasonable, inequitable and mean-spirited ‘guilty till proven innocent’. LOL I rest my case.

    And btw, this ‘proof’ path you’re on will lead you nowhere. There are dozens of top expert investigators from around the world who are by fucking far more intelligent than you studying the Beirut Port explosion and NONE OF THEM have pointed at the Hezb. NOT ONE! Only you. Only you and the actual terrorist perps, the jews, point fingers at the Hezb. And you do this because oh it just so happens that Hezbollah kicked your asses stupid and humiliated your terrorist IDF on the battlefield – several times over, let’s all be clear here. But what else to expect from the coward jews but backstab, gossip and cuntiness? It’s what the vindictive jews do: snark and smear as a form of revenge.

    Ooooh yeah beware the tongue of the envious jew.

    Must be all that deli beef tongue they eat (eeeew!).

  36. A123 says:
    @Taxi

    So you are admitting that you have no evidence.

    I take your silence on the issue as admission that the Nasrallah-Shima blast was a result of Iranian al’Hezbollah Munitions Depot #12.

    Christians are waiting for you to provide evidence.

    (Sound of crickets dying of old age)

    Yep. As predicted… No evidence from Ta卍i the Troll.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Taxi
  37. Taxi says:
    @A123

    So like I’m now a muslim, an islamofascist, a shia, a jihadi, an iranian, a hezbollah AND a nazi? LOL!

    Well thank god you didn’t call me a jew.

    • LOL: A123
  38. @Taxi

    ‘…So freaking stupidly paranoid you are that it’s impossible to take ANYTHING you say seriously. You’re a fucking lobotomized parrot for the jews. Everything you say on any particular day is to be found in the hasbara memo du jour, EVERYTHING! …’

    I blocked A123 a long time ago — but yeah, that sounds like him.

    Good rant, though. When I run for President, you’re going to be one of my speechwriters.

    • Replies: @Taxi
  39. @Joe Levantine

    ‘…I very much doubt Israel will ever pay for this crime…’

    That’s one of those universally applicable statements. What was a crime that Israel did pay for?

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  40. Taxi says:
    @Colin Wright

    I’d be happy to be of service, Mr. President Wright.

  41. @Colin Wright

    So far none. Israel from inception till today has been nothing more than a non stop criminal enterprise. Hitler predicted this fact which he mentions in his book Mein Kampf.

    The near total political and media control of the West by the Zionists, will give Israel a free hand as long as Westerners have not awakened to the reality of Zionist power. Most Western leaders are in hock to Zionism. Take Macron’s visit to Lebanon right after the blast when he was asked by the Lebanese president to supply the Lebanese authorities with satellite pictures of the blast; nothing was provided by the French.

    Iris’s comment number 32 says it all. As I have mentioned previously in comments related to the articles about the blast, thousands of people saw or heard Israeli planes in the skies of Beirut seconds before the blast with the tremors felt many miles away 6 to 7 seconds before anyone could hear the blast. This crime is so far the worst that Israel has committed and God knows the magnitude of the crime to follow.

    • Agree: Taxi
    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Hiram of Tyre
    , @obvious
  42. Iris says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Take Macron’s visit to Lebanon right after the blast when he was asked by the Lebanese president to supply the Lebanese authorities with satellite pictures of the blast

    Indeed. That impeccably-choreographed mission by the Rothschild factotum was a giveaway; Lebanon was sent a criminal and bloody message and President Macron went there to sign it off.

    Shortly afterwards, the Lebanese government was forced to accept a “US-mediated” sea border agreement with Israel, which will of course amount to Lebanon giving up some of its rights in the offshore gas blocks over to Israel. For fear of a second (((accidental explosion))).

    https://apnews.com/article/israel-lebanon-mediterranean-sea-united-nations-beirut-d1919e3ce5274aa01f4ec2f99160b030

    It is extremely likely that Israeli jets were flying over the Beirut harbour at the time of the explosion: a new type of weapon was being used, so they would have wanted to closely monitor how the explosion unfolded.

    IMHO, however, the bomb was not delivered by plane, but entered Warehouse 12 into a modest size container (2 to 6 m3), thanks to incompetence, complacency or corruption. That part of the harbour was undisputedly under control of the infamous Lebanese Forces, a semi-fascist (((Christian))) militia who often allies with the Zionist entity.

    Such container, of unknown provenance and nature, was shown to the public on Lebanese TV channel MTV:

    One last thing: this new type of bombs, in all likelihood pure fusion thermonuclear explosives, have been so far utilised exclusively against perceived Israel regional “enemies”: Iran, Lebanon, and possibly Yemen. So it is clear who is using them and who is calling the shots. The same criminals who blew up the WTC….

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  43. @Iris

    “ IMHO, however, the bomb was not delivered by plane, but entered Warehouse 12 into a modest size container (2 to 6 m3), thanks to incompetence, complacency or corruption. ”

    I did post a video taken from two different angles that showed a projectile descending from the sky just before the second big explosion happened. One of the videos was courtesy of two American observers. The same cloud pattern and colours have happened in Iraq and Syria where in both countries the explosion happened in the countryside. There is no doubt that Israel is behind the explosion.

    However, talking about allies of the Zionist entity, that encompasses all sectors of the Lebanese population regardless of political affiliation or religion. Many shortsighted Lebanese blame Lebanon’s woes on the Islamic resistance and they forget that the resistance was a natural outgrowth of having to endure living side by side with a terrorist state that was born out of illegitimacy.

    As for the Western attitude towards the long suffering Lebanese people, it is the same modus operandi that seeks progressively deadly pressure, except that in Lebanon after the failure of the military option with Israel’s ass kicking in 2000 and 2006, economic strangulation followed by starvation is the weapon of choice of Israel and its Western allies. Yet here, in the interest of full disclosure, we have to bring forth the fact that extreme corruption within the sectarian Lebanese system provided Israel and the West with a tender point within the Lebanese armour for the delivery of their poisoned arrow.

    • Thanks: Iris
  44. Toni says:

    Historically, Israel didn’t steal the Golan heights but conquered it in the 1967 war.
    Since when did we become such a bleeding heart pacifists to condemn the fruits of war? One side wins, one side loses. Tough luck.
    And that was more than 50 years ago. Neither Syria or Lebanon managed to do everything about it besides crying and whining.
    The “mighty” Hezbollah who “defeated” Israel is part of the fictional folklore some Arabs like to tell themselves. The way I see it, Israel is growing and prospering while Lebanon is bankrupt and Nasrallah is hiding in a bunker 20 feet under with only the Iranian sponsored blogger @Taxi to keep him company and massage his shrinking old balls

    • Troll: Colin Wright
  45. @Toni

    One side wins, one side loses. Tough luck.

    It’s normal and human to whine about one’s losses. In fact the Jews do it most of all and exaggerate their own past losses, often fraudulently, to win the sympathy and support of others. History is not over and let’s see when the tide turns and they start losing wars in the future if they’ll express that same attitude that you advocate.

    • Replies: @Talha
  46. Talha says:
    @Commentator Mike

    History is not over and let’s see when the tide turns and they start losing wars in the future if they’ll express that same attitude that you advocate.

    Bingo. It’s real easy to say “suck it up, loser” when things have been going your way.

    I think we already know how it will go when they start having losses, I mean who else says, when a soldier of theirs is captured on disputed territory, that he was “kidnapped” – as if he was some innocent five year old lured into a van with some candy.

    Note the words used when they lose their guys versus when they get the other side’s guys:
    “For every Israeli soldier kidnapped by enemy forces, Israel should capture 200 of the adversary’s soldiers, according to Lior Lotan…”
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/for-every-kidnapped-soldier-israel-should-capture-200-of-the-enemy-says-ex-negotiator-1.5446310

    Peace.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  47. Taxi says:
    @Toni

    Lol hasbara central has sent me their supremacist ‘Toni’. Looks like I’ve made him angry and groinal – terrific! What he says is pure hasbara. Hasbara doesn’t recognize any of the Geneva Conventions and in this instant, the 4th Geneva Convention (1949/article 49) that prohibits the acquisition of land through warfare. This prohibition was signed by all nations, including israel. This prohibition was devised to halt all post WW2 ‘Hitlarian’ attempts at territorial expansion. In other words, this civilized rule of International Law was born literally for the protection of people like the Jews. Toni the supremacist jew is but spouting Hitlarianism, and with such bravado too – oy vey the irony!

    And yeah sure, despite the highest ever number of unemployed in the jewish nation, klepto israel is prospering from all the looted American tax dollars, MIC arms deals, international drug trafficking, international sex-slave trading, international human organ trafficking, and let’s not forget here isreal’s robust exports of terrorism and usury right across the globe. But, really now, what value is in prospering when you’re about to die?

    Funny that I hear no “whining” except from the coward idf hiding at the Leb border and all them holocaust hooligan merchants.

    And pray tell, how does Toni know that Nasrallah’s bunker is “20 feet under”? Lol the fantasist – all hasbarados say exactly this too. For all we know, Nasrallah may very well be dining with Islamic Jihad in Gaza tonight, right there under the jews’ nose.

    And if Toni’s going to say I’m sponsored by Iranians, then he should provide proof of this or stfu already.

    And… yes, I’d rather be massaging decrepit, ancient balls than a limp and sackless jew any day.

    • Agree: Iris
    • Replies: @Toni
  48. @Talha

    ‘Bingo. It’s real easy to say “suck it up, loser” when things have been going your way.’

    When one wins, it’s also the course of wisdom to restrict one’s demands to what the loser can come to accept with time.

    The winners in wars don’t simply seize all they can. For example, having captured Mexico City in the Mexican-American War, we largely restricted our territorial demands to those areas few Mexicans had settled in to begin with. The Franco-Prussian War, Ataturk’s victory over the Greeks, etc, etc.

    Winning doesn’t confer an unlimited title to everything one has managed to seize — except in the minds of Zionists.

    This is actually one of the reasons Israel is doomed. Unlike — say — the United States vis-a-vis Mexico, or Ataturk vis-a-vis Greece and the Great Powers, she’s uninterested in imposing a settlement on the defeated that they will eventually come to accept.

    Indeed, sometimes her intent seems to be the opposite. She neither crushes nor reconciles her foes. Rather, she endlessly baits and humiliates them without actually destroying them. It creates an eternity of conflict that can only end with her destruction.

    • Replies: @Toni
  49. @A123

    If your signature word “Peace” is supposed to be a joke, with your blatant schadenfreude and gleeful comments, then it is truly sick. From your venomous language you employ, chances of your being a paid hasbara troll are much greater than those you claim to be on Iran’s payroll, a country reeling under our genocidal sanctions at the behest of our master, who also happens to be your paymaster, Zionist, apartheid Israel.

  50. Toni says:
    @Colin Wright

    I’ll argue that Israel returned Sinai to Egypt after occupying it and it was a much bigger territory than Ramat Hagolan. It was in the interest of Israel and Egypt to sign a peace deal and it benefited both nations with the exception of poor Anwar Sadat.
    How can Israel make peace with Syria and Lebanon? Both countries are under Iranian occupation ruled by Alawite/Shia dictators and terror groups. Their own people are the main victims of these forces. How many tens of thousands of Muslim were killed by Assad and Iran? How many Lebanese politicians were murdered by Nasrallah? Suddenly you don’t care about the international court convicting Hizballah members of Hariri’s assassination? Hypocrites you all.

    In the war with Iran and its proxies, call me a hardcore Zionist and I’ll wear my badge proud.

    In 1948, many Palestinians left their homes voluntarily after some Arab leaders promised them Israel’s destruction is just around the corner. This wet dream will probably never be over in some parts of the Middle East but judging Israel’s might and technology on land, air and sea, above and below, and reflecting on its new-old Arab allies, I’d say Israel is in much better position than it ever was.
    But be sure to call me after Israel is destroyed and I’ll apologies for my stupidity/

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  51. Toni says:
    @Taxi

    Dear little @taxi
    Wondering when will your wet dream fantasy of Israel’s destruction come true?
    Since 1948, people like you keep promising that Israel’s destruction is just a matter of few days, weeks or years.
    I read your poor-funny prediction of how seven Arab armies will march at the same time to Israel and kill all it’s occupants. How miracle missiles will hit Haifa and Tel Aviv and kill only kikes and not the 20% Arab population living there. So amusing, you had that same fantasy for so many generations and in 1948 Israel was really attacked by 6 or 7 armies and they didn’t have the tenth of the technology, aircrafts, submarines and nuclear arsenal they have today or the allies that are now in the open.

    And about you Taxi, I know for a fact you’re in ties with Hezbollah and I know that you have personal and financial connections to Iranian agents and state media.

    But don’t worry. There’s something that will happen before Israel’s destruction: A new Bachir Gemayel will rise in Lebanon and pay day will arrive.

    • Troll: Iris
    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  52. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    “Although Crusaders controlled Sidon for over a century, all that’s left of their presence is a broken castle, jutting into the sea, and here and there, a freckled face with brownish or red hair.

    As the latest invaders of this region, Jews, too, will fade away.”

    I respond:

    That was beautiful my Vietnamese brother.

    And say what you will about my White European peoples, we do leave behind some good genes, good like fair haired children and tall, handsome women.

    For those American men like me desperately trying to find a younger wife who isn’t a “Hillary type” college miseducated bit*&, I highly recommend some of the whiter Philippine women. The Spanish and American colonialists left some good genes and there is a great mix of Asian and European. Enrique Ingles mother was a Philippine beauty contestant winner. The best Philippine women are taller than most Asians and have a Catholic Christian tradition where they don’t see themselves as enemies of Western European, American White Christians.

    I think similar good things can be said about Lebanese Maronite Christians – when I was a young boy in the 1970s I remember Miss Lebannons competing very well in the Miss Universe swimsuit beauty contests.

    But I guess the same can be said about Whiter Israelies who’ve mingled with White Europeans. As opposed to say…. Bella Abzug, Ruth Bader Ginzberg, Tamar Jacoby, Rosa Luxumberg.

    The worst J feminists and Communists have made me a little less dogmatic about my pro life positions.

  53. @Toni

    I’ll argue that Israel returned Sinai to Egypt after occupying it

    Israel did not return the Sinai willingly. The POTUS of the time, Eisenhower, after a very lengthy process and immense incentives, made Israel leave (who destroyed everything on their way out).

    Suddenly you don’t care about the international court convicting Hizballah members of Hariri’s assassination?

    Either educate yourself or don’t make stuff up. Hezbollah (or Syria or Iran) had nothing to do with the killing of Rafic Hariri. I can elaborate if you wish. In the meanwhile, you should look a the verdict of the STL (Special Tribunal for Lebanon) set up especially for the case: there is no evince that either Hezbollah or Syria had anything to do with the killing.

  54. @Toni

    Historically, Israel didn’t steal the Golan heights but conquered it in the 1967 war.

    What’s the bloody difference? Regardless, you are 100% wrong. Moshe Dayan and other Israeli officials admitted that the “war” of 1967 was waged to steal more lands. In essence, to take what they couldn’t in 1948 and 1956.

    General Dayan died in 1981. But in conversations with a young reporter five years earlier, he said he regretted not having stuck to his initial opposition to storming the Golan Heights. There really was no pressing reason to do so, he said, because many of the firefights with the Syrians were deliberately provoked by Israel, and the kibbutz residents who pressed the Government to take the Golan Heights did so less for security than for the farmland.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/11/world/general-s-words-shed-a-new-light-on-the-golan.html

    The countdown to June ‘67 begins with a dogfight over Syria in April. The Israeli air force downed several Syrian planes, one over Damascus. Who provoked it? We know the answer because Dayan himself later admitted it. Israel would dispatch bulldozers into the demilitarized zones (DMZs) along the Israeli-Syrian border to seize Arab-owned land. These repeated Israeli land grabs provoked Syrian retaliation. What happened in April was just one more in a long series of such Israeli provocations.

    http://normanfinkelstein.com/2017/06/03/finkelstein-what-really-happened-in-june-1967/

    General Chaim Herzog, commanding general and first military governor of the occupied West Bank following the war, admitted that “There was no danger of annihilation. Israeli headquarters never believed in this danger.”

    General Ezer Weizman similarly said, “There was never a danger of extermination. This hypothesis had never been considered in any serious meeting.”

    Chief of Staff Haim Bar-Lev acknowledged, “We were not threatened with genocide on the eve of the Six-Day War, and we had never thought of such possibility.”

    Israeli Minister of Housing Mordechai Bentov has also acknowledged that “The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail, and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.”

    https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/06/17/top-ten-myths-about-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

    The “mighty” Hezbollah who “defeated” Israel is part of the fictional folklore some Arabs like to tell themselves.

    Hezbollah never attacked Israel to defeat it. Instead, it repelled it twice. The fist time in 2006 after nearly 20 years of illegal occupation. An Israeli military official (forgot his name but can dig it up) called it “a humiliating retreat”. The case of 2006 was not any different, it was waged by Israel under Ehud Olmert who had hoped to created a NATO-backed border by the Litani river (Zionists have wanted Lebanon’s fresh water supply since the early 1900s). As attested by diplomatic leaks and Olmert’s own testimony to the Winograd Committee, the war was planned as early of January with preps in March. Mossad and Shin-Bet directors called it a catastrophe and a blow:

    Even more revealing were the comments by Mossad Chief, Meir Degan, and the head of Shin Bet, Yuval Diskin, during a meeting with Prime Minister Olmert in the immediate aftermath of the war. Both men pointedly told Olmert “the war was a national catastrophe and Israel suffered a critical blow.

    https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/we-were-caught-unprepared.pdf

    The way I see it, Israel is growing and prospering while Lebanon is bankrupt

    It’s by design. Lebanon was prosperous until the civil war (waged by foreign powers). Iraq was getting back on its feet prior to 2001. Libya was prosperous. Syria was rebuilding. Etc. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that everyone around Israel is suffering through orchestrated conflicts and wars while Israel gets unlimited funds and immunity? Think a little.

    —–

    I omitted to address another fallacy you wrote:

    In 1948, many Palestinians left their homes voluntarily after some Arab leaders promised them Israel’s destruction is just around the corner.

    That is a lie invented by Israeli “historians” that is perpetuated to date. In the general sense, the expulsion of non-Jews from Palestine was planned at the 1937 Peel Commission that suggested to split the land between Jews and non-Jews. Zionsit Jews realized they wouldn’t get what they want: the entirety of the land. And so, they put in motion an unofficial expulsion plan that lead to a decade of terrorisim attacking Palestinians, the British army, blowing up infrastructures, markets full of pope (using children) etc. It was so bad the British army couldn’t contain it. Ben Gurion had even met with British industrialists to relay the progress. In the last months of the British Mandate of Palestine, Zionist Jews, taking advantage of the vacuum, attacked and seized several hundred Palestinian towns/villages (80+ of them Christian) to then self-declare independence. The forcible expulsion of non-Jews in Palestine — and even more so the ~700,000+ Palestinians in 1948 — was by design and did not happen in the heat of battle. Based on declassified Israeli documents, the myths that Palestinians were united to kill Jews, that Israel was unprepared/weak and the Arab nations strong and that the Palestinians left on their own after the destruction of to-be Israel have been debunked if you read something outside the forced fed Israeli narrative.

    • Replies: @Talha
  55. @Toni

    But don’t worry. There’s something that will happen before Israel’s destruction: A new Bachir Gemayel will rise in Lebanon and pay day will arrive.

    It’s interesting to read you write about “wet dream” and end your comment with one. Out of curiosity, are you a frustrated descendant of a humiliated kicked out SLA (South Lebanese Army) in Israel or an equally frustrated Phalange Lebanese in/out of Lebanon?

    Why would there new a new Bachir Gemayel before Israel’s destruction? It makes no sense. If there would ever be another Gemayel, it would be precisely to prevent the destruction (or expand the hegemony) of Israel. Why do you think the Israeli-created SLA existed in Lebanon in the first place?

    For what it’s worth, you might want to know that Pierre Gemayel modeled his party on Hitler’s Youth. The spark of the civil war (bus incident between Phalangists and Palestinians) was unlikely random.

  56. Talha says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    Do you really think it’s a coincidence that everyone around Israel is suffering through orchestrated conflicts and wars

    Well this is the Neocon playbook, isn’t it? You have imperfect, but stable countries chugging along, slowly climbing up in factors such as GDP, healthcare, etc. and you basically make up some reason and say “OMG, they have WMD/house terrorists/oppress their own people/… we have to bomb them for the greater good!”

    Then you bomb the crap out of them, destabilizing them completely, destroying infrastructure and whatever functioning semblance of civil law and institutions they do have…and then you pump in arms to various militia groups or whatever pops up out of the Mad Max world you just created.

    And then you sit back and chide; “See, look at these animals, killing each other! Of course we have to stay there, we can’t leave – these apes can’t handle civilization!” and hope that most of the public doesn’t remember history past the last Kardashian scandal.

    Think a little.

    Oh they have, they’ve thought about it a lot. It’s absolutely brilliant, Machiavellian, but brilliant. It’s a formula people keep falling for – again and again and again.

    Also, apparently the newest Zionist BFFs have implemented their own Muslim ban (and congrats – Lebanon made the cut – high five!). So Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia and Turkey are not allowed to get visas to UAE.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/emirates-immigration-int/uae-halts-new-visas-to-citizens-of-13-mostly-muslim-states-document-idUSKBN2850OW

    But, let’s fast track those Israelis, eh?
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-to-open-to-israelis-in-coming-weeks-before-visa-waiver-deal-takes-effect/

    For the record, I can think of nothing of any significant, positive, historical importance has come out of the territory currently known as the UAE however many centuries people have lived there.

    Peace.

    • Agree: Hiram of Tyre
  57. @A123

    It is hard to envision an effective coalition between Lebanese Christians and the Alawite Syrian leadership.

    The best solution would be the division of Lebanon into:

    — South Lebanon (Christian & Druze)
    — North Lebanon (Islamic)

    South Lebanon would be financially strong. It would be able to develop natural gas resources and a Southern European export market via the EastMed pipeline when it is complete. Freed from massive al’Hezbollah graft & corruption, South Lebanon could have an effective government.

    Without the threat of Iranian sponsored Jihadi terrorism, the long term potential for tourism would return. Cooperation with the Jewish people of Jewish Palestine instead of a hostile border would also produce significant gains.

    PEACE 😇

    You clearly had no clue about Lebanon. There are major Christian towns in the North (Batroun, Anfeh, Chekka and Koura for instance), 10-15 mins drive away from the Sunni Tripoli. There are also christian and muslim towns side by side inland East. Regardless; Lbanon does not need to be split. The problem is not its Christian/Muslim population.

    “Iranian sponsored Jihadi terrorism” – at least get your facts in order. Jihadi terrorism is Sunni/Wahhabi. On a side but related note, suicide bombing was brought in Palestine by your Zionist/Jewish forefathers. Your Wahhabi spiritual brothers just picked up the trend. But sure, blame everyone but your ilk (the core of the issue).

  58. @Joe Levantine

    So far none. Israel from inception till today has been nothing more than a non stop criminal enterprise. Hitler predicted this fact which he mentions in his book Mein Kampf.

    I can’t agree more on the rogue, attack-dog nature of the Zionist state but suggesting that Hitler was prophetic would be similar to suggesting that Huxley and/or Orwell were prophetic.

    Both Huxley and Orwell were part of the NWO Anglo-Saxon-British-Judeo gentry. The Huxley brothers’ grandfather was co-founder of the Roundtable movement. The Huxley brothers and Orwell were protege students of H.G. Wells, a well known NWO proponent. If anything, Huxley/Orwell’s works were open conspiracy announcing the NWO crew’s plans. Looking at the state of the world today, it is obvious.

    Hitler was part of the same circles. Mein Kampf was hardly his but was ghost written (forgot the name of the real author but can dig it up). Armenian-Azerbajiani historian, Manuel Sarkisyanz, whose treatise is banned in both England and Germany, explains that Hitler admired Britain and wanted to model Germany after it [1]. When Hitler’s generals planned on overthrowing him for readying to invade Czechoslovakia, it was Neville Chamberlain who thwarted the plot so that Hitler could carry on. It was the Bank of International Settlements (said to be the mother of all central banks) that bankrolled Hitler’s war machine and laundered hundreds of millions worth of gold. Hitler supposedly planned on invading Britain but never did.Britain supposedly had an advanced air defense system and so Hitler couldn’t do much – right. Let’s keep in mind that without Hitler/Nazism, there would be no Israel. Before WW2, virtually all Jews rejected Zionism as Godless, after the war, they all embraced it. Additionally, the meeting between Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem wasn’t coincidental. The Mufti was Muslim Brotherhood (a British intelligence creation). It has served well to demonize Palestinians, Muslims and the Middle East to date. A British army officials (forgot his name but can dig it up) had attested that both the Jewish side of Jabotinski (also their guy) and the Muslim side of the Mufti was fomented and support the the same Brits. Divide and Conquer.
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    [1] https://orientalreview.org/2011/07/06/anglo-saxon-roots-of-german-nazism/

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  59. obvious says:
    @Joe Levantine

    You mean non stop justice to give you people what’s coming and well deserved

  60. obvious says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    finally someone who understands!

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