November 8, 2017
Shortly after the Saudi crackdown began and was followed up by the resignation of Lebanese president Saad Hariri, it was noted by many researchers and alt media journalists that Hariri’s bizarre method of vacating his post was influenced by Saudi Arabia for the purpose of weakening Hezbollah and Iran in Lebanon. In addition, I suggested in my previous article that it is highly unlikely that KSA would engage in such a dangerous and wide-reaching action without coordination with the United States and Israel.
Documents have now been obtained and subsequently released by Israeli media outlets that reveal possible evidence of coordination and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel as it relates to Iran and Hezbollah.
Barak Ravid, the Israeli reporter who first obtained the documents and senior diplomatic correspondent for Channel 10 News, reported the following on Twitter on November 6:
I published on channel 10 a cable sent to Israeli diplomats asking to lobby for Saudis/Harir and against Hezbollah. The cable sent from the MFA in Jerusalem [Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs] to all Israeli embassies toes the Saudi line regarding the Hariri resignation.
- The Israeli diplomats were instructed to demarch their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon – a very rare move.
- The cable said: “You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon’s security.”
- “Hariri’s resignation proves wrong the argument that Hezbollah participation in the government stabilizes Lebanon,” the cable added.
- The cable instructed Israeli diplomats to support Saudi Arabia over its war with the Houthis in Yemen. The cable also stressed: “The missile launch by the Houthis towards Riyadh calls for applying more pressure on Iran & Hezbollah.”
A rough Google Translate translation of the diplomatic cable is as follows:
“To the Director-General: you are requested to urgently contact the Foreign Ministry and other relevant government officials [of your host country] and emphasize that the resignation of Al-Hariri and his comments on the reasons that led him to resign illustrate once again the destructive nature of Iran and Hezbollah and their danger to the stability of Lebanon and the countries of the region.
Al-Hariri’s resignation proves that the international argument that Hezbollah’s inclusion in the government is a recipe for stability is basically wrong. This artificial unity creates paralysis and the inability of local sovereign powers to make decisions that serve their national interest. It effectively turns them into hostages under physical threat and are forced to promote the interests of a foreign power – Iran – even if this may endanger the security of their country.
The events in Lebanon and the launching of a ballistic missile by the signatories to the Riyadh agreement require increased pressure on Iran and Hezbollah on a range of issues from the production of ballistic missiles to regional subversion.”
Channel 10’s commentary reads that “In the cable, Israeli ambassadors were also asked to convey an unusual message of support for Saudi Arabia in light of the war in which it is involved in Yemen against the Iranian-backed rebels.”
The diplomatic cable demonstrates an undeniable desire to capitalize on the Hariri resignation for the purpose of weakening Hezbollah and Iran and combatting their influence in the region and the rest of the world. In the cable, the Israelis wish to paint Iran and Hezbollah as responsible for any and all chaos in Lebanon as a result of the Hariri resignation as well as for the launching of a missile by Houthi militants toward the airport in Riyadh. Thus, the propaganda narrative desired by the Israelis is that both Iran and Hezbollah are forces of instability and destabilization in the region.
It has become increasingly clear to anyone observing the situation in the Middle East that Israel is attempting to bring down Hezbollah in Lebanon and possibly engage Iran militarily in the near future. As always, it will do so by coordinating with Saudi Arabia’s influence and financial assistance as well as the military might of the United States.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST atUCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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