Bassil put himself at Hezbollah’s disposal, says March 14

nasrallah bassilThe March 14 alliance   criticised the positions  declared  recently by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil saying he “put himself at Nasrallah’s disposal,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday in reference to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah .

“Bassil’s remarks at the Arab League and at his speech marking the October 13 anniversary, clearly indicate he put himself at the disposal of Hezbollah leader   Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, to blackmail other parties mainly PM Saad Hariri,” March 14 sources who spoke on condition of anonymity told the daily.

They said that Bassil seeks to become the next president of Lebanon, Bassil’s principle is “promise me the presidency otherwise I will turn the table over your heads,” they said.

Referring to the Minister’s rhetoric Sunday at the Free Patriotic Movement rally marking the party’s Oct. 13, 1990, anniversary, the sources said: “He opened fire at all political parties starting with Hariri, the Lebanese Forces and Progressive Socialist Party to say that he is the strongest and that he derives his strength from Hezbollah.”

At the Arab League, Bassil called for ending the suspension of Syria’s membership of the Arab League. His position was blasted by several   parties that oppose normalizing ties with the Syrian regime.

Marking the Oct. 13 anniversary, Bassil told an FPM rally Sunday that he plans to visit Syria to secure the return of Syrian refugees, but Minister  of Industry Wael Abu Faour accused  Bassil  during a rally on Monday of traveling to Syria to beg for the presidency

“Bassil is not going to Syria to return the refugees but rather to ‘beg for the presidency’ because “he has been told that the path to  the presidency goes through Damascus.”

October  13, 1990,  marks the day when the Syrian Army stormed Baabda Palace and other strongholds of  General  Michel Aoun, killing hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and civilians and ousting Aoun, marking the end of the Lebanese Civil War. Aoun fled to the French embassy in Beirut and lived in France in self exile until April 2005 after the Syrian army withdrew under pressure from Lebanon.

Like Bassil ,  Aoun is currently allied with Hezbollah and the Syrian regime

 Last week, Hezbollah announced that Nasrallah and Bassil held a “lengthy” meeting and “agreed on the need to secure economic stability in the country.”

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    Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Basil said his country is ready to enter the South American Common Market (MERCOSUR). This was announced on Monday by the An-Nashra news portal, TASS reports.

    The Foreign Minister expressed this intention at a meeting in Beirut with representatives of countries that are members of this largest trade and economic association in South America. The purpose of the negotiations was to discuss the steps that Lebanon should take to join MERCOSUR.

    “About 10 million people of Lebanese origin live in the Mercosur countries, so it’s natural to strive for good economic and social relations with them,” the Foreign Minister said. Basil also emphasized that imports with MERCOSUR countries over the past five years have reached 521 million US dollars, and exports – 21 million dollars. MERCOSUR is the largest trade and economic association in South America. It includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay and Uruguay

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    • Omega

      Hezbollah also waged the two phases of the Opium War against China, financed a good part of the Vietnam war with drug money, orchestrated the Iran-Contra Affair (just before they were supported by the Pentagon to fight in Bosnia), has supported Latin American cartels for decades, has protected the poppy fields in Afghanistan also for decades, etc. Have a go at it:

      The CIA Drug ConnectionIs as Old as the Agency
      https://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/03/opinion/IHT-the-cia-drug-connectionis-as-old-as-the-agency.html

      That is not to say that Hezbollah is not involved in drug dealings but you’re comparing apples to oranges in two distinct universes. Nobody comes close to the Anglo-Americans when it comes to drug dealings. The majority of Lebanese banks’ deposits derive precisely from the money laundering of US-related Latin American cartels.

      The (pro-Saudi) article you posted from Al-Arabiya (a summary of Al-Arabiya’s very own 20-mins
      video documentary Hezbollah’s Narco Jihad) claims to explains Hezbollah’s involvement in the international drug trade and how “how it uses money laundering to substitute for its fund shortage” when in reality, it first and foremost makes it sensational in bringing up the Medellin Cartel (relevance?) and then heavily relies on a series of allegations.

    • Omega

      Hezbollah also waged the two phases of the Opium War against China, financed a good part of the Vietnam war with drug money, orchestrated the Iran-Contra Affair (just before they were supported by the Pentagon to fight in Bosnia), has supported Latin American cartels for decades, has protected the poppy fields in Afghanistan also for decades, etc. Have a go at it:

      The CIA Drug Connection Is as Old as the Agency
      https://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/03/opinion/IHT-the-cia-drug-connectionis-as-old-as-the-agency.html

      That is not to say that Hezbollah is not involved in drug dealings but nobody comes close to the Anglo-Americans when it comes to drug dealings – think of it as apples and oranges in two different universes. The majority of Lebanese banks’ deposits derive precisely from the money laundering of US-related Latin American cartels.

      The (pro-Saudi) article you posted from Al-Arabiya (a summary of Al-Arabiya’s very own 20-mins video documentary Hezbollah’s Narco Jihad) claims to explains Hezbollah’s involvement in the international drug trade and how “how it uses money laundering to substitute for its fund shortage” when in reality, it first and foremost makes it sensational in bringing up the Medellin Cartel (relevance?) and then heavily relies on a series of allegations.

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  • Hind Abyad

    It’s more professional for the author of fantasies to sign his name