Saudi prince: Lebanon on brink of civil war because of Hezbollah’s role in Syria

Turki al-Faisal  saudi princePrince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies and former director-general of the Kingdom’s General Intelligence Directorate has warned that “Lebanon is on the brink of civil war as Hezbollah continues to implement its own agenda without giving any consideration to law and order.”

The party “is willing to risk the foundations on which the entire Lebanese political system was built in order to prevent the collapse of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and impede the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that is probing the assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri,” al-Faisal said during a lecture he delivered at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington, DC on October 22.

“Saudi Arabia believes that the law needs to be imposed in Lebanon and it supports all efforts aimed at putting an end to Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria and bringing its leaders who are suspected of being involved in the Hariri murder to court,” he added.

Asked about the pressure for Turkey to crack down on Islamists on its Syrian border, and what it means for Saudi Arabia’s approach to Syria, Prince Turki said that he understands the goal is “a unified opposition that can represent all of the Syrian community, and that these countries will coordinate with each other on helping that organization defend itself against the onslaught of the Assad killing machine.

Commenting on Iran, Prince Turki said, “It is up to the Iranians to show that their sweet and sensible talk is going to be translated into action, “ adding, “when and if that happens then there is a chance for the situation between, not just the Kingdom and Iran, but also between Iran and the rest of the world to improve.” Al Monitor reported

Prince Turki added that the kingdom has been direct in its dealings with Iran about the issues of tension between the two countries, telling its officials, “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t deal with us and then go and support somebody who wants to overturn us. And this is what they’ve been doing in Lebanon, this is what they’ve been doing in Syria, this is what they’re doing in Bahrain, and what they’re doing in Iraq etc., so this is how we deal with Iran.” The former Saudi ambassador to the US said

  • Hannibal

    You are absolutely right coming from an inherited title not earned… But let me understand this? How did it help with the Saudis sending all those creeps Islamists AND pay for their weapons? You hijacked the Syrian revolution and turned a good cause into a messy salafi war… We may be anti-Assad but like hell you will have Syria turn Al-Qaeda… Tfeh 3ala ashkeelkon… Your turn will come ya wleed el jahiliye.

    • tennesseetuxedo59

      your turn and hez. turn ie coming to a lebanese neighborhood near you pal and soon .Allah will deal with you Inshallah

      • Hannibal

        Hmmmmm. Allah loves me and he loves you not… Have you seen recently your monkey sand nigger face?

  • Hannibal

    You are absolutely right coming from an inherited title not earned… But let me understand this? How did it help with the Saudis sending all those creeps Islamists AND pay for their weapons? You hijacked the Syrian revolution and turned a good cause into a messy salafi war… We may be anti-Assad but like hell you will have Syria turn Al-Qaeda… Tfeh 3ala ashkeelkon… Your turn will come ya wleed el jahiliye.

    • tennesseetuxedo59

      your turn and hez. turn ie coming to a lebanese neighborhood near you pal and soon .Allah will deal with you Inshallah

      • Hannibal

        Hmmmmm. Allah loves me and he loves you not… Have you seen recently your monkey sand nigger face?

  • maborlz ez hari

    Looks like the Saudis and the Iranians want to punch on, can some one tell them to shit in their own yards and get their hands out of Lebanon. And when will the Lebanese government and citizens stop allowing these mongrels to succeed by dividing our nation into sectarian groups. If they have issues I would like to see them go at each other and stop meddling with Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Have a beard growing competion if you too scared to send the first rocket, but just turn your antics away from the countries where the people should be living in harmony you pack of assholes.

  • maborlz ez hari

    Looks like the Saudis and the Iranians want to punch on, can some one tell them to shit in their own yards and get their hands out of Lebanon. And when will the Lebanese government and citizens stop allowing these mongrels to succeed by dividing our nation into sectarian groups. If they have issues I would like to see them go at each other and stop meddling with Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Have a beard growing competion if you too scared to send the first rocket, but just turn your antics away from the countries where the people should be living in harmony you pack of assholes.

  • mouradz

    A country that grants more rights to camels than women, a country that exports terror and antiquated ideologies is a rogue state that needs a regime change. There is no doubt that this is a
    backward society stuck in the past.

  • moezahaby

    A country that grants more rights to camels than women, a country that exports terror and antiquated ideologies is a rogue state that needs a regime change. There is no doubt that this is a
    backward society stuck in the past.

  • IraniAngel

    i tell you what miss princess… maybe you are as well a little bit guilty… dont play innocent… dont run away from your responsibility

  • IraniAngel

    maybe you are a little bit guilty too miss princess..

  • libnan1

    Prince Turki said “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t deal with us and then go and support somebody who wants to overturn us. And this is what they’ve been doing in Lebanon”. Who in the hell gave you the right to own Lebanon and act as if it’s yours. Go F yourself, camel jokey hump.

    • tennesseetuxedo59

      same to you and your criminal pals scuzbolla

      • libnan1

        In your face tux.

    • dateam

      Theyve owned lebanon since the taif.

      • libnan1

        Not anymore, they can take the Taif and shove it up their ahole. We only want Beirut accord for a change. We had enough of Cairo, Taif, Doha and on … bullshit.

  • libnan1

    Prince Turki said “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t deal with us and then go and support somebody who wants to overturn us. And this is what they’ve been doing in Lebanon”. Who in the hell gave you the right to own Lebanon and act as if it’s yours. Go F yourself, camel jokey hump.

    • tennesseetuxedo59

      same to you and your criminal pals scuzbolla

      • libnan1

        In your face tux.

    • dateam

      Theyve owned lebanon since the taif.

      • libnan1

        Not anymore, they can take the Taif and shove it up their ahole. We only want Beirut accord for a change. We had enough of Cairo, Taif, Doha and on … bullshit.

  • 5thDrawer

    I think, for honesty, he should cut his quote down to:
    “The entire Lebanese political system was built in order to prevent the collapse of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and impede the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.”
    And until the ‘El Supremos’ and others, including this guy who is somehow a chairman of ‘Research and Islamic Studies’ that go no-where, AND a former director-general of a ‘General Intelligence Directorate’, get out of Lebanon altogether, there will NEVER be good politics ‘for’ the people, OR peace.

  • 5thDrawer

    I think, for honesty, he should cut his quote down to:
    “The entire Lebanese political system was built in order to prevent the collapse of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and impede the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.”
    And until the ‘El Supremos’ and others including this guy who is somehow a chairman of ‘Research and Islamic Studies’ that go no-where, AND a former director-general of a ‘General Intelligence Directorate’ get out of Lebanon altogether, there will NEVER be good politics ‘for’ the people, OR peace.

  • 5thDrawer

    They are really ‘lighting up’ Tripoli now ….

  • 5thDrawer

    They are really ‘lighting up’ Tripoli now ….