3 more killed in sectarian fighting in Lebanon’s Tripoli

At least three people including an Sunni Islamist commander were killed on Friday in a fifth day of sporadic sectarian fighting in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli triggered by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

A Lebanese security source said the situation in Tripoli, where clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites have killed 16 people since Monday, was “alarming and dangerous … It is very likely that it will escalate this time”.

Security sources said Sheikh Khaled al-Baradei, 28, a Sunni Islamist, was shot fatally in the neck by a sniper in the early hours on Friday, and two other identified men were killed.

The first security source said at least seven Alawite-owned shops in mainly Sunni districts had been torched. He said 41 people were wounded, including soldiers.

The Lebanese army deployed troops and tanks on Thursday morning to calm the streets and clashes appeared to die down in most areas before flaring again overnight.

Sunni Muslims in Syria form the backbone of the 17-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, part of the Alawite minority who are an offshoot of Shi’ite Islam. Tripoli’s fighting has been along the same sectarian lines.

Gunmen from Tripoli’s Alawite-populated Jabal Mohsen district have engaged in on-off skirmishes over the past week with Sunni fighters in the Bab al-Tabbaneh area.

The Lebanese government has distanced itself from the unrest in Syria for fear it might spill over because Lebanon’s sectarian divisions are similar and Syria has powerful allies as well as enemies in its smaller neighbour.

Residents say political leaders in Tripoli agreed a ceasefire on Wednesday but sniping by both sides has continued.

Russia said on Friday it was concerned about the violence in Tripoli and called for “all sides to stop forceful action, to keep the ceasefire.”

The Foreign Ministry called for problems to be resolved “constitutionally through a nationwide dialogue”, but said there should be no outside intervention in Lebanese internal affairs.

Syria had far-reaching influence in Lebanon for decades. Assad withdrew Syrian troops from Lebanon in 2005 after 29 years but the powerful Shi’ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah remains one of its strongest allies in the country.

Russia is one of Syria’s main allies and has blocked Western efforts to impose United Nations sanctions on Damascus.

Tensions between Alawites and Sunnis in Tripoli go back to the 1975-90 Lebanese civil war when Alawites sided with the forces of Bashar’s late father, President Hafez al-Assad, against the Sunnis.

Reuters

  • 5thDrawer

    “Sunni Islamist commander ….”  Yes, and could also be Alawite Less-Islamist commander.
    The civil war never really ended. There are many of these ‘street commaders’ and ‘block commanders’ with the stunted thinking left over from those horrible years. They poke a gun around a corner and spray a street with 500 bullets not aimed at anything … which find a few civilians at times, some sitting in their homes watching TV if there’s any electricity.
    At the very least it’s good for the glass manufacturers and cement-wall repairmen, I suppose.
    Burning stores is simply creating mayhem and more hardship for the other citizens.
    Lebanese Refugees from Tripoli are already going to other places furthur south. Only 40 miles by boat to Cyprus.

    • dateam

      when the funding stops they will all stop…the problem is its bigger than whats happening on the ground…

      • bs244846

        i noticed two major internatinal political analysts in this blog…the first one pretending to know it all, provides us with us 25000000 letters to say almost nothing….it tired my eyes reading to see if i can extract a single idea, regardless of how minor it is…no avail…i stopped longer at your timid pretention to know it all, timid because you did not expand it at all, fearing to appear stupid by winding on issues you do not master…please dont think i am cornering you, but when people advance such a bomb like its a much bigger complot than what it is on the ground yet the details are shy and scanty, it triggers my curiosity; especially i believe it is already big enough on the ground…this 6th or seventh  einstein in this blog is holding secrets he does not want to reveal…so please can you dwell more on the topic by avoiding the useless winding of the 5theinstein…many thanks in advance

        • dateam

          well i dont know if you have seen most of my posts or not so il give you my version and expand….whats happening in syria was avoidable…with the wave of change in the middle east and so called arab spring it was innevitable that assad had to reform and i think he knew it too…there was a legitimate opposition inside syria who by the way are against what has happened and are still patriotic to there country in keeping the same foreign policy values…but they just wanted more say and less harshness withinb the country….which i think is fair enough….assad wasnt given the chance…the so called arab spring has been used by the west with support of the saudis and qataris to try and weaken syria externally in order to cut off the supply lines of the hzb and weaken iran….that is a known fact now….why didnt they do the same to egypt or bahrain? mercenaries are being used openly and money is pouring into them and whoever wants to come to syria and fight….when i say as long as the money keeps pouring in i mean these people are sheep sent to the slaughter they have nothing to lose they are poor and so can be used….why is it quiet in lybia now? because they are all in syria fighting…..one of the first things ive said since this started is that i dont fear whats happening in syria now…my fear is that if assad defeats them where are they all going to go and i have even posted that naher elbared is nothing compared to what will happen if we are not careful….i dont believe the alawites would be stupid enough to start something when they are vastly outnumbered and encircled….what we are seeing now is that these so called opposition forces have been driven back in halab and are now coming into tripoli and hence you see what is happening……”the problem is bigger than whats happening on the ground”…im referring to the fact that now its between nations……saudis qatar and west and russia,china iran…..it has been turned into a sectarian conflict not by the syrians but by the saudis and qataris………im so over this sectarian bullshit that to me is used by the khalij to keep people occupied because if they left people alone to just be these self proclaimed monarchies wouldnt last a single day….since when have we heard sectarian in syria??? correct me if im wrong but syrian passports dont even have a persons religion written on them???? i dont see christians,druze or allawites fighting with the so called opposition?  the army should have been deployed from the start along the border to stop people going there and smuggling….are we in denial that this has not been happening? the problem is too many of these people are afiliated with the politicians in the area and government…….even the so called fsa or snc and entire opposition are not together everyone is running their own agenda…..i could go on and on and on….see the problem is everyone is blinded by hate…..true patriots and leaders are not afraid to call a spade a spade…..and the general media is well look around you need i say more? with so much access to information thru the internet it amazes me that people dont take the time out to look deeper into things and make their own conclusions…nothing is ever what it seems

        • dateam

          whats even more pathetic to me is when israel was occupying lebanon for 20 years not one person north of the laitani picked up a rock even against the israelis and look at them now???? their waiting for their khalifa????

        • antibs2448467

          anyone can see that a dictatorship such as that of syria is going to be dealt with sooner or later from a democratic minded rebelion, such slaughter of lambs can only be short-lived

  • 5thDrawer

    “Sunni Islamist commander ….”  Yes, and could also be Alawite Less-Islamist commander.
    The civil war never really ended. There are many of these ‘street commaders’ and ‘block commanders’ with the stunted thinking left over from those horrible years. They poke a gun around a corner and spray a street with 500 bullets not aimed at anything … which find a few civilians at times, some sitting in their homes watching TV if there’s any electricity.
    At the very least it’s good for the glass manufacturers and cement-wall repairmen, I suppose.
    Burning stores is simply creating mayhem and more hardship for the other citizens.
    Lebanese Refugees from Tripoli are already going to other places furthur south. Only 40 miles by boat to Cyprus.

    • dateam

      when the funding stops they will all stop…the problem is its bigger than whats happening on the ground…

      • bs244846

        i noticed two major internatinal political analysts in this blog…the first one pretending to know it all, provides us with us 25000000 letters to say almost nothing….it tired my eyes reading to see if i can extract a single idea, regardless of how minor it is…no avail…i stopped longer at your timid pretention to know it all, timid because you did not expand it at all, fearing to appear stupid by winding on issues you do not master…please dont think i am cornering you, but when people advance such a bomb like its a much bigger complot than what it is on the ground yet the details are shy and scanty, it triggers my curiosity; especially i believe it is already big enough on the ground…this 6th or seventh  einstein in this blog is holding secrets he does not want to reveal…so please can you dwell more on the topic by avoiding the useless winding of the 5theinstein…many thanks in advance

        • dateam

          well i dont know if you have seen most of my posts or not so il give you my version and expand….whats happening in syria was avoidable…with the wave of change in the middle east and so called arab spring it was innevitable that assad had to reform and i think he knew it too…there was a legitimate opposition inside syria who by the way are against what has happened and are still patriotic to there country in keeping the same foreign policy values…but they just wanted more say and less harshness withinb the country….which i think is fair enough….assad wasnt given the chance…the so called arab spring has been used by the west with support of the saudis and qataris to try and weaken syria externally in order to cut off the supply lines of the hzb and weaken iran….that is a known fact now….why didnt they do the same to egypt or bahrain? mercenaries are being used openly and money is pouring into them and whoever wants to come to syria and fight….when i say as long as the money keeps pouring in i mean these people are sheep sent to the slaughter they have nothing to lose they are poor and so can be used….why is it quiet in lybia now? because they are all in syria fighting…..one of the first things ive said since this started is that i dont fear whats happening in syria now…my fear is that if assad defeats them where are they all going to go and i have even posted that naher elbared is nothing compared to what will happen if we are not careful….i dont believe the alawites would be stupid enough to start something when they are vastly outnumbered and encircled….what we are seeing now is that these so called opposition forces have been driven back in halab and are now coming into tripoli and hence you see what is happening……”the problem is bigger than whats happening on the ground”…im referring to the fact that now its between nations……saudis qatar and west and russia,china iran…..it has been turned into a sectarian conflict not by the syrians but by the saudis and qataris………im so over this sectarian bullshit that to me is used by the khalij to keep people occupied because if they left people alone to just be these self proclaimed monarchies wouldnt last a single day….since when have we heard sectarian in syria??? correct me if im wrong but syrian passports dont even have a persons religion written on them???? i dont see christians,druze or allawites fighting with the so called opposition?  the army should have been deployed from the start along the border to stop people going there and smuggling….are we in denial that this has not been happening? the problem is too many of these people are afiliated with the politicians in the area and government…….even the so called fsa or snc and entire opposition are not together everyone is running their own agenda…..i could go on and on and on….see the problem is everyone is blinded by hate…..true patriots and leaders are not afraid to call a spade a spade…..and the general media is well look around you need i say more? with so much access to information thru the internet it amazes me that people dont take the time out to look deeper into things and make their own conclusions…nothing is ever what it seems

        • dateam

          whats even more pathetic to me is when israel was occupying lebanon for 20 years not one person north of the laitani picked up a rock even against the israelis and look at them now???? their waiting for their khalifa????

        • antibs2448467

          anyone can see that a dictatorship such as that of syria is going to be dealt with sooner or later from a democratic minded rebelion, such slaughter of lambs can only be short-lived

  • bs244846

    well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do…i already see many of those parrots in this blog shouting victory…hahahah…enjoy ya 3arab ya jarab

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! dont leave us, we really need you here!!! This is the worst news ever!!!!!

      • Patience2

        Yes … you’d be a poor replacement, and talk about ‘nuking’, you’ll need to have something left to nuke with!

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          You really shouldnt talk to me in that way, next time i call my daddy mr. mahmud and tell him to nuke you

        • bs244846

          lol

    • Hannibal

      If someone had insulted you using foul language, I would have come to your rescue before you even had the time to answer. It was never your political views that I took offense to but the way you put them. The majority of us do not want you to lose but do not want you to dominate. Lebanon is an amalgam of people. I have said it and will say it once more. Lebanon has only a third of its population with a real Arab genetics. The other third are local Canaanites and the rest is of a European gene pool. You will find all types in all religions. I have Christian friends who tested Arabs (J1) and Shiite friends who tested European (R1b). Until you send your blood in to be tested how do you know you are not an Arab? I tested my blood and turned out European. As to my political views, they are really simple. VERY SIMPLE. Lebanon is for the Lebanese under one Lebanese flag. Shame to those who carry ANY other flag. Thank you.

      • bs244846

        even though i left i am still reading the reactions and i will make an exception to answer you….your opinion i do not torch my bottom with it…sorry to be harsh but i cannot respect sissies…change your nick…its much heavier than you can tolerate

        • Hannibal

          Of course… My Lebanese opinion as opposed to a Persian one. How could you agree with it? I did not expect any better… 

    • dateam

      According to mainstream media (MSM), the capital of Syria is under siege as the CIA-sponsored Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducts house raids and attacks military checkpoints on highways.
      In Turkey, Turkish officials, intelligence agents, military officials, and Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, have had an “operational planning meeting” where they are finalizing their schemes to support the FSA in this proxy war to takedown Assad and force a regime change.
      Clinton’s meeting with Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, and members of the FSA was to combine forces to bring about the US/Israeli agenda of forced regime change.
      The global Elite’s plan for Syria involves the US State Department and Clinton having being given control over the region once it is destroyed.
      Amnesty International, the UN-sponsored non-governmental organization (NGO), released a report that states air strikes are endangering civilians. It fails to mention that the FSA are the direct causation of the majority of the civilian casualties.
      Jeffrey Feltman, UN political chief, consulted the UN Security Council about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. Feltman claims, without proof, that Iran is supplying Syria with intelligence and weapons; yet fails to mention that the CIA are in Turkey, using al-Qaeda to recruit young people who are trained on a US controlled base and shipped over the Syria border to become part of the FSA.
      Members of FSA openly admit they are fighting for al-Qaeda. Abu Khuder, militant in the FSA explains: “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaeda] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.”
      Al-Qaeda’s role in FSA is to provide more than leadership, but become psychologically entangled in these young minds so that their mission is not deterred at any cost. The use of religion and discipline are tactics that keep the men in line and ready to kill or be killed for the cause of the US government.
      The Pentagon has devised a contingency plan to send Special Forces troops into Syria under the guise of securing alleged chemical weapons. Officials claim these soldiers will take control of these weapons and prevent them from being used by Assad.
      Experts contend that these chemical weapons can be deployed by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles and artillery rockets. The false accusation of Syrian chemical weapons is the justification Obama will use to attack Syria with or without Congressional approval.
      Because of this covert operation, the White House is keeping their plans secret. According to a senior officer: “We have done contingency planning but we’re not doing detailed planning — identifying numbers [of troops], units and platforms — until the White House tells us we need a specific plan for this.”
      Both chemical and biological weapons are assumed to be in Syrian possession, while no actual proof has been provided by the Obama administration. They continue to suppose that Iraqi chemical weapons mysteriously came into Assad’s hands. This propaganda is based on Israeli intelligence – which is obviously askew since Israel wants to possess Syria for strategic purposes with regard to their future attack on Iran.

      Syria’s appeal to the US and Israel is their position as a strategic military convenience to control Central Asian access to Iranian oil and gas. This is why Syria’s fall is a prelude to military attack of Iran.
      Kris Janssen, journalist for RT explains: “I do believe that the violence we are seeing now has nothing to do with reform, it has to do with the strained people. Also, I am convinced – and I have a lot of testimonies from people in Syria – that a lot of the rebels, the members of Syrian Free Army, as the matter of fact are foreigners. So the violence we are seeing now is not a Syrian product.
      “It is not a coincidence that the trouble started at the border town because this underlines once again the influence from abroad. A lot of outside forces and governments are interested to destroy Syria. Why? Because you have to remember Syria has a very strategic position in the area, in the Middle East, in the region. I think the main target is Iran because Iran is such a powerhouse in the region. It is so strong. They know that to take out Iran, first they have to take out Syria. And I am quite convinced that if they would succeed to destroy Syria the next target would be Hezbollah in Lebanon and once these two allies are taken out, they will concentrate one hundred per cent on Iran.”
      The Syrian National Council (SNC), a front for the global Elite, does not speak about policies and plans for a post-revolution Syria . They focus on the strategic destruction of Syria’s infrastructure without concern for the future of Syrian economics, business or trade.
      Rhetoric includes promises to preserve certain public institutions that will be used to quell the Syrian citizens and control propaganda while Assad’s government is forced to collapse. Under the cover of bringing democracy, the Syrian people will be caught up in the transformation of their country to Zionist control.
      The transition period in Syria, as is envisioned by the SNC, will provide for basic need allocation to the Syrian citizens. However, those institutions facilitating social and educational functions will be allowed to continue. Because there is no plan for the future of Syria after the proxy war has destroyed the sovereign nation, it is clear that the global Elite do not plan for Syria to continue.
      In the MSM, there is a propaganda campaign to bring support for the FSA from the American public.
      The FSA claims that they need more assistance, intelligence and armory from the US to continue their proxy war for Obama and Netanyahu. Clinton has publicly promised non-lethal assistance, while Obama signed secret orders to give the FSA more than just funds for medical supplies and communications technology.
      With the assistance of Saudi Arabia, CIA agents have smuggled an estimated 14 Stinger missiles into Syria for the FSA. Through the CIA-controlled training facility in Turkey, these ground-to-air missiles have been given to the fake revolutionaries to fuel their proxy war in Syria.
      Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporate-funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.

      • 5thDrawer

        And all this because some kids did graffiti on a wall ….

        BBC has some good ‘conflict’ maps – analysis of the insurgency areas …
        And a related story on refugee life in Jordan … some hoping to take fear out of children too.

      • $31060015

        Very well put. Just wish a lot more people can see past all the crap the MSM spins.

    • Patience2

       It’s all just ‘bs’.

    • Hannibal

      Do not let the door hit you as you leave Mr. Cancer… But I have serious doubt you will totally disappear… You will be back with your poison soon enough.
      As to your political views I am really confused as to why you have it against ALL humanity… Honestly, the majority of people here are anti-Islamists… If you only bother to really read our blogs… We may be against Assad but like hell we are with the Saudis or the Salafis… We are all for Lebanon a secular free democratic country… We are all for the resistance but we are like hell with a hegemony of one party and its ideology over the nation… Somewhere in the middle we will find the formula for coexistence, get rid of all those politicians and despot leaders and start building Lebanon to its past glory…. Long live Lebanon 7urran Abiyyan Moustaqillan…

      • bs244846

        lol i hope you are not calling yourself a human being just because you can read and write!!!

  • bs244846

    well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do…i already see many of those parrots in this blog shouting victory…hahahah…enjoy ya 3arab ya jarab

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! dont leave us, we really need you here!!! This is the worst news ever!!!!!

      • Patience2

        Yes … you’d be a poor replacement, and talk about ‘nuking’, you’ll need to have something left to nuke with!

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          You really shouldnt talk to me in that way, next time i call my daddy mr. mahmud and tell him to nuke you

    • Hannibal

      If someone had insulted you using foul language, I would have come to your rescue before you even had the time to answer. It was never your political views that I took offense to but the way you put them. The majority of us do not want you to lose but do not want you to dominate. Lebanon is an amalgam of people. I have said it and will say it once more. Lebanon has only a third of its population with a real Arab genetics. The other third are local Canaanites and the rest is of a European gene pool. You will find all types in all religions. I have Christian friends who tested Arabs (J1) and Shiite friends who tested European (R1b). Until you send your blood in to be tested how do you know you are not an Arab? I tested my blood and turned out European. As to my political views, they are really simple. VERY SIMPLE. Lebanon is for the Lebanese under one Lebanese flag. Shame to those who carry ANY other flag. Thank you.

      • bs244846

        even though i left i am still reading the reactions and i will make an exception to answer you….your opinion i do not torch my bottom with it…sorry to be harsh but i cannot respect sissies…change your nick…its much heavier than you can tolerate

        • Hannibal

          Of course… My Lebanese opinion as opposed to a Persian one. How could you agree with it? I did not expect any better… 

    • dateam

      According to mainstream media (MSM), the capital of Syria is under siege as the CIA-sponsored Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducts house raids and attacks military checkpoints on highways.
      In Turkey, Turkish officials, intelligence agents, military officials, and Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, have had an “operational planning meeting” where they are finalizing their schemes to support the FSA in this proxy war to takedown Assad and force a regime change.
      Clinton’s meeting with Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, and members of the FSA was to combine forces to bring about the US/Israeli agenda of forced regime change.
      The global Elite’s plan for Syria involves the US State Department and Clinton having being given control over the region once it is destroyed.
      Amnesty International, the UN-sponsored non-governmental organization (NGO), released a report that states air strikes are endangering civilians. It fails to mention that the FSA are the direct causation of the majority of the civilian casualties.
      Jeffrey Feltman, UN political chief, consulted the UN Security Council about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. Feltman claims, without proof, that Iran is supplying Syria with intelligence and weapons; yet fails to mention that the CIA are in Turkey, using al-Qaeda to recruit young people who are trained on a US controlled base and shipped over the Syria border to become part of the FSA.
      Members of FSA openly admit they are fighting for al-Qaeda. Abu Khuder, militant in the FSA explains: “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaeda] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.”
      Al-Qaeda’s role in FSA is to provide more than leadership, but become psychologically entangled in these young minds so that their mission is not deterred at any cost. The use of religion and discipline are tactics that keep the men in line and ready to kill or be killed for the cause of the US government.
      The Pentagon has devised a contingency plan to send Special Forces troops into Syria under the guise of securing alleged chemical weapons. Officials claim these soldiers will take control of these weapons and prevent them from being used by Assad.
      Experts contend that these chemical weapons can be deployed by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles and artillery rockets. The false accusation of Syrian chemical weapons is the justification Obama will use to attack Syria with or without Congressional approval.
      Because of this covert operation, the White House is keeping their plans secret. According to a senior officer: “We have done contingency planning but we’re not doing detailed planning — identifying numbers [of troops], units and platforms — until the White House tells us we need a specific plan for this.”
      Both chemical and biological weapons are assumed to be in Syrian possession, while no actual proof has been provided by the Obama administration. They continue to suppose that Iraqi chemical weapons mysteriously came into Assad’s hands. This propaganda is based on Israeli intelligence – which is obviously askew since Israel wants to possess Syria for strategic purposes with regard to their future attack on Iran.

      Syria’s appeal to the US and Israel is their position as a strategic military convenience to control Central Asian access to Iranian oil and gas. This is why Syria’s fall is a prelude to military attack of Iran.
      Kris Janssen, journalist for RT explains: “I do believe that the violence we are seeing now has nothing to do with reform, it has to do with the strained people. Also, I am convinced – and I have a lot of testimonies from people in Syria – that a lot of the rebels, the members of Syrian Free Army, as the matter of fact are foreigners. So the violence we are seeing now is not a Syrian product.
      “It is not a coincidence that the trouble started at the border town because this underlines once again the influence from abroad. A lot of outside forces and governments are interested to destroy Syria. Why? Because you have to remember Syria has a very strategic position in the area, in the Middle East, in the region. I think the main target is Iran because Iran is such a powerhouse in the region. It is so strong. They know that to take out Iran, first they have to take out Syria. And I am quite convinced that if they would succeed to destroy Syria the next target would be Hezbollah in Lebanon and once these two allies are taken out, they will concentrate one hundred per cent on Iran.”
      The Syrian National Council (SNC), a front for the global Elite, does not speak about policies and plans for a post-revolution Syria . They focus on the strategic destruction of Syria’s infrastructure without concern for the future of Syrian economics, business or trade.
      Rhetoric includes promises to preserve certain public institutions that will be used to quell the Syrian citizens and control propaganda while Assad’s government is forced to collapse. Under the cover of bringing democracy, the Syrian people will be caught up in the transformation of their country to Zionist control.
      The transition period in Syria, as is envisioned by the SNC, will provide for basic need allocation to the Syrian citizens. However, those institutions facilitating social and educational functions will be allowed to continue. Because there is no plan for the future of Syria after the proxy war has destroyed the sovereign nation, it is clear that the global Elite do not plan for Syria to continue.
      In the MSM, there is a propaganda campaign to bring support for the FSA from the American public.
      The FSA claims that they need more assistance, intelligence and armory from the US to continue their proxy war for Obama and Netanyahu. Clinton has publicly promised non-lethal assistance, while Obama signed secret orders to give the FSA more than just funds for medical supplies and communications technology.
      With the assistance of Saudi Arabia, CIA agents have smuggled an estimated 14 Stinger missiles into Syria for the FSA. Through the CIA-controlled training facility in Turkey, these ground-to-air missiles have been given to the fake revolutionaries to fuel their proxy war in Syria.
      Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporate-funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.

      • 5thDrawer

        And all this because some kids did graffiti on a wall ….

        BBC has some good ‘conflict’ maps – analysis of the insurgency areas …
        And a related story on refugee life in Jordan … some hoping to take fear out of children too.

      • $31060015

        Very well put. Just wish a lot more people can see past all the crap the MSM spins.

    • Patience2

       It’s all just ‘bs’.

  • bs244846

    well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! dont leave us, we really need you here!!! This is the worst news ever!!!!!

      • Patience2

         Yes … you’d be a poor replacement.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          You really shouldnt talk to me in that way, next time i call my daddy mr. mahmud and tell him to nuke you

        • bs244846

          lol

    • If someone had insulted you using foul language, I would have come to your rescue before you even had the time to answer. It was never your political views that I took offense to but the way you put them. The majority of us do not want you to lose but do not want you to dominate. Lebanon is an amalgam of people. I have said it and will say it once more. Lebanon has only a third of its population with a real Arab genetics. The other third are local Canaanites and the rest is of a European gene pool. You will find all types in all religions. I have Christian friends who tested Arabs (J1) and Shiite friends who tested European (R1b). Until you send your blood in to be tested how do you know you are not an Arab? I tested my blood and turned out European. As to my political views, they are really simple. VERY SIMPLE. Lebanon is for the Lebanese under one Lebanese flag. Shame to those who carry ANY other flag. Thank you.

      • bs244846

        even though i left i am still reading the reactions and i will make an exception to answer you….your opinion i do not torch my bottom with it…sorry to be harsh but i cannot respect sissies…change your nick…its much heavier than you can tolerate

        • Of course… My Lebanese opinion as opposed to a Persian one. How could you agree with it? I did not expect any better… 

    • dateam

      According to mainstream media (MSM), the capital of Syria is under siege as the CIA-sponsored Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducts house raids and attacks military checkpoints on highways.
      In Turkey, Turkish officials, intelligence agents, military officials, and Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, have had an “operational planning meeting” where they are finalizing their schemes to support the FSA in this proxy war to takedown Assad and force a regime change.
      Clinton’s meeting with Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, and members of the FSA was to combine forces to bring about the US/Israeli agenda of forced regime change.
      The global Elite’s plan for Syria involves the US State Department and Clinton having being given control over the region once it is destroyed.
      Amnesty International, the UN-sponsored non-governmental organization (NGO), released a report that states air strikes are endangering civilians. It fails to mention that the FSA are the direct causation of the majority of the civilian casualties.
      Jeffrey Feltman, UN political chief, consulted the UN Security Council about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria. Feltman claims, without proof, that Iran is supplying Syria with intelligence and weapons; yet fails to mention that the CIA are in Turkey, using al-Qaeda to recruit young people who are trained on a US controlled base and shipped over the Syria border to become part of the FSA.
      Members of FSA openly admit they are fighting for al-Qaeda. Abu Khuder, militant in the FSA explains: “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaeda] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.”
      Al-Qaeda’s role in FSA is to provide more than leadership, but become psychologically entangled in these young minds so that their mission is not deterred at any cost. The use of religion and discipline are tactics that keep the men in line and ready to kill or be killed for the cause of the US government.
      The Pentagon has devised a contingency plan to send Special Forces troops into Syria under the guise of securing alleged chemical weapons. Officials claim these soldiers will take control of these weapons and prevent them from being used by Assad.
      Experts contend that these chemical weapons can be deployed by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles and artillery rockets. The false accusation of Syrian chemical weapons is the justification Obama will use to attack Syria with or without Congressional approval.
      Because of this covert operation, the White House is keeping their plans secret. According to a senior officer: “We have done contingency planning but we’re not doing detailed planning — identifying numbers [of troops], units and platforms — until the White House tells us we need a specific plan for this.”
      Both chemical and biological weapons are assumed to be in Syrian possession, while no actual proof has been provided by the Obama administration. They continue to suppose that Iraqi chemical weapons mysteriously came into Assad’s hands. This propaganda is based on Israeli intelligence – which is obviously askew since Israel wants to possess Syria for strategic purposes with regard to their future attack on Iran.

      Syria’s appeal to the US and Israel is their position as a strategic military convenience to control Central Asian access to Iranian oil and gas. This is why Syria’s fall is a prelude to military attack of Iran.
      Kris Janssen, journalist for RT explains: “I do believe that the violence we are seeing now has nothing to do with reform, it has to do with the strained people. Also, I am convinced – and I have a lot of testimonies from people in Syria – that a lot of the rebels, the members of Syrian Free Army, as the matter of fact are foreigners. So the violence we are seeing now is not a Syrian product.
      “It is not a coincidence that the trouble started at the border town because this underlines once again the influence from abroad. A lot of outside forces and governments are interested to destroy Syria. Why? Because you have to remember Syria has a very strategic position in the area, in the Middle East, in the region. I think the main target is Iran because Iran is such a powerhouse in the region. It is so strong. They know that to take out Iran, first they have to take out Syria. And I am quite convinced that if they would succeed to destroy Syria the next target would be Hezbollah in Lebanon and once these two allies are taken out, they will concentrate one hundred per cent on Iran.”
      The Syrian National Council (SNC), a front for the global Elite, does not speak about policies and plans for a post-revolution Syria . They focus on the strategic destruction of Syria’s infrastructure without concern for the future of Syrian economics, business or trade.
      Rhetoric includes promises to preserve certain public institutions that will be used to quell the Syrian citizens and control propaganda while Assad’s government is forced to collapse. Under the cover of bringing democracy, the Syrian people will be caught up in the transformation of their country to Zionist control.
      The transition period in Syria, as is envisioned by the SNC, will provide for basic need allocation to the Syrian citizens. However, those institutions facilitating social and educational functions will be allowed to continue. Because there is no plan for the future of Syria after the proxy war has destroyed the sovereign nation, it is clear that the global Elite do not plan for Syria to continue.
      In the MSM, there is a propaganda campaign to bring support for the FSA from the American public.
      The FSA claims that they need more assistance, intelligence and armory from the US to continue their proxy war for Obama and Netanyahu. Clinton has publicly promised non-lethal assistance, while Obama signed secret orders to give the FSA more than just funds for medical supplies and communications technology.
      With the assistance of Saudi Arabia, CIA agents have smuggled an estimated 14 Stinger missiles into Syria for the FSA. Through the CIA-controlled training facility in Turkey, these ground-to-air missiles have been given to the fake revolutionaries to fuel their proxy war in Syria.
      Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporate-funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.

      • 5thDrawer

        And all this because some kids did graffiti on a wall ….

      • AntiFSA

        Very well put. Just wish a lot more people can see past all the crap the MSM spins.

    • Patience2

       It’s all just ‘bs’.

    • Hannibal

      Do not let the door hit you as you leave Mr. Cancer… But I have serious doubt you will totally disappear… You will be back with your poison soon enough.
      As to your political views I am really confused as to why you have it against ALL humanity… Honestly, the majority of people here are anti-Islamists… If you only bother to really read our blogs… We may be against Assad but like hell we are with the Saudis or the Salafis… We are all for Lebanon a secular free democratic country… We are all for the resistance but we are like hell with a hegemony of one party and its ideology over the nation… Somewhere in the middle we will find the formula for coexistence, get rid of all those politicians and despot leaders and start building Lebanon to its past glory…. Long live Lebanon 7urran Abiyyan Moustaqillan…

      • bs244846

        lol i hope you are not calling yourself a human being just because you can read and write!!!

  • antibs2448467

    now that bs has left my work is done. saoudi arabia secret services in collaboration with mossad were spying on bs…bye bye guys take care … until the next mission

    • 5thDrawer

      Well we know EVERYONE spies on the net – especially advertisers. Nice to see the theorists are right, now that you have admitted it. Hehehehehehe

  • antibs2448467

    now that bs has left my work is done. saoudi arabia secret services in collaboration with mossad were spying on bs…bye bye guys take care … until the next mission

    • 5thDrawer

      Well we know EVERYONE spies on the net – especially advertisers. Nice to see the theorists are right, now that you have admitted it. Hehehehehehe

  • antibs2448467

    now that bs has left my work is done. saoudi arabia secret services in collaboration with mossad were spying on bs…bye bye guys take care … until the next mission

    • 5thDrawer

      Well we know EVERYONE spies on the net – especially advertisers. Nice to see the theorists are right, now that you have admitted it. Hehehehehehe

  • 5thDrawer

    A city on fire … blow up and tear down the walls.
    Meanwhile in Tripoli Libya, hardline Wahhabi Islamists and a bunch of Salafists with bulldozers are trying to ‘deconstruct’ ancient shrines and mosques – just like the Ansar Dine in Timbuktu, Mali.
    Soon, while holding hands with Talibanis I suppose, they will happily have us all living in tents on a flat wasteland kissing the crushed cement of the cities 5 times a day.
    Just so you don’t think the ‘sister-city’ across the Med is much different with the religious stupidity ….
    “The destruction in Zlitan follows two days of clashes between rival local tribes which left at least three people dead.”

  • 5thDrawer

    A city on fire … blow up and tear down the walls.
    Meanwhile in Tripoli Libya, hardline Wahhabi Islamists and a bunch of Salafists with bulldozers are trying to ‘deconstruct’ ancient shrines and mosques – just like the Ansar Dine in Timbuktu, Mali.
    Soon, while holding hands with Talibanis I suppose, they will happily have us all living in tents on a flat wasteland kissing the crushed cement of the cities 5 times a day.
    Just so you don’t think the ‘sister-city’ across the Med is much different with the religious stupidity ….
    “The destruction in Zlitan follows two days of clashes between rival local tribes which left at least three people dead.”