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After Syria, After Yemen - Lebanon?

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alanjjohnstone
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After Syria, After Yemen - Lebanon?

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/lebanon-prime-minister-saad-hariri-r...

Is Saudi Arabia intent on stirring up a new civil war?

If so...on whose behalf?

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

alanjjohnstone
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France's Macron rushes to Saudi Arabia for urgent talks.

Makes me wonder if there is also any link in those "corruption" arrests. Is it to stifle internal disquiet about Lebanon?

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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Hezbollah rattles the sabres 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41946310

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf State allies told their citizens in Lebanon to leave the country immediately.

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41945189

Iran is establishing a permanent military base inside Syria, a Western intelligence source has told the BBC. An official from another Western country told the BBC that ambitions for such a long-term presence in Syria would not be illogical for Iran.

Satellite images commissioned by the BBC seem to show construction activity at the site referenced by the intelligence source between January and October this year. The images shows a series of two dozen large low-rise buildings - likely for housing soldiers and vehicles.The images of the base do not reveal any signs of weaponry.

Why is the BBC complicit in never revealing the nationality of their source?. Was it Mossad? The CIA? MI5? France's Deuxième Bureau?

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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A purge is underway in Saudi Arabia. Security forces had rounded up dozens of members of Saudi Arabia’s political and business elite. Among them were 11 princes as well as ministers and wealthy tycoons, among those is Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who is head of the powerful National Guard and Prince Mohammed’s cousin.

The purge was ordered by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Officially next in line to the throne to his father, King Salman, he is now in effect running the country and in an attempt to shore up his own power - he has decided to go after the Saudi elite, including some members of the royal family, on accusations such as taking bribes and inflating the cost of business projects.  Prince Mohammed decided to move on his family when he realized more relatives opposed him becoming king than he had thought.

A person familiar with events said, “The whole idea of the anti-corruption campaign was targeted toward the family. The rest is window dressing.”

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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