Breaking: A New War in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Beyond on the Way

ISIS and SDF fighters join forces as Saudi Arabia opens its coffers to keep the war going

former Lebanese PM Hariri

… by Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husaini

Sources across the Middle East are reeling with the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri. Harari’s resignation, ordered by Saudi Arabia and, by our estimation Israel as well, signals a new phase of wars as the “ISIS experiment” draws to a close.

Hariri claimed Iran and Hezbollah were planning to assassinate him.  From the UK Guardian:

“We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of [his father, the late prime minister] martyr Rafik Hariri. I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to target my life,” he said in a televised speech on Saturday.

Hariri said Iran was “losing in its interference in the affairs of the Arab world”, and that Lebanon would “rise as it had done in the past” and “cut off the hands that wickedly extend into it”.

However, our sources say Hariri’s resignation signals a new round of conflicts.

The new “proxy war” intended to replace ISIS will have a major terror component and, according to Syrian security sources, threaten the Gulf States, Europe and the US.

“Saudi Arabia has begun radicalizing the Kurds, who normally travel freely in the West.  Their American armed and trained forces in Syria along with factions in “post-Barzani” KRG in Iraq will be Saudi Arabia’s new force.

Were one to take the least conspiratorial view of ISIS, it is still unavoidable noting that it is a Wahhabist proxy group, organized and financed by Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia has always supplied economic and military support for ISIS and has done so publicly while the international community has remained silent.

As of this writing, last of ISIS, their leaders and most dedicated surviving fighters, are being ferried through SDF lines and moved to safe havens among the refugee camps along the Syrian Jordanian border.

Syrian officials report that these camps, which are not open to aid organizations or other NGO’s, are providing terror training and refitting of up 20,000 fighters who survived the Syrian and Iraq battles.

American vehicles spotted at ISIS basis as terrorists are moved to safe havens through SDF lines

Three weeks ago, Russia published satellite photos showing American vehicles loading at ISIS military facilities inside SDF controlled areas.  There is considerable evidence that the SDF and ISIS have been coordinating inside Syria.

Over the past 60 days, Saudi Arabia has begun buying Syrian Kurdish (SDF) leaders, in an attempt to buy a Syrian civil war that may draw in both the US and Russia.

Along with this, moves across the region, destabilizing Jordan and even the Gulf States, are in motion as well as inside Iraq.

Saudi Arabia and Israel have ordered Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri to resign.  We believe a war is planned against Lebanon and Kurdistan where bases of operation for wider war can be established.

The goal it seems, and not for the first time, is chaos.

US Base at al Tanf inside Southern Syria

Simultaneously, at the US training camp at al Tanf in Southern Syria, the remnants of ISIS are being gathered from around the region and reformed into a new Saudi/US backed “moderate opposition,” to reopen a front on Syria’s southern flank, where Saudi Arabia’s military can be deployed.

US Involvement

The US has built a series of bases across Syria with one inside the city of Raqqah coming online in early November.  There are also bases at Rimelan in Hasakah Governate, Kobani in Aleppo Province and a major base in Sheddai, near Syria’s largest oil deposits, a coincidence of course.

US led convoys from Palmyra and Qualamon were spotted today, as were a dozen or more helicopters gathering terrorists from both Syria and Iraq.

The “Eastern Lion Group,” in Jordan, under the supervision of the MOK, the multi-national war room, US, Saudi, British, Israeli, will be mobilized against Syria. This 20,000 man force will be setting up a “fall back” terror organization against Syria which may well backfire with attacks on Europe and the US according to Syrian officials.

Some SDF Kurdish forces are now being recruited into this organization.  The Syrian Kurds, who according to Syrian sources came to that nation as refugees (always disputed) are being radicalized.

Simultaneously, there are political moves inside Iraq against former Prime Minister Maliki and the governing Shiite coalition. The cards are being reshuffled, for a new war as the cannon fodder remnants of ISIS, the Israeli, Saudi proxy army, are being slaughtered on the Syrian/Iraqi border.

Hariri’s resignation is intended to stimulate a broad Sunni/Shiite conflict, isolating Hezbollah. From Press TV:

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri declaring his resignation in a speech delivered from Saudi Arabia, November, 4, 2017.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced his resignation in a speech broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Hariri announced his resignation in a televised statement on Saturday, citing many reasons, including the security situation in Lebanon, for his sudden decision. He also said that he sensed a plot being hatched against his life.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s office said that Hariri had phoned him “from outside Lebanon” to resign and that Aoun awaited Hariri’s return to hear the “circumstances of the resignation.”

Hariri announced his resignation following his visits to Saudi Arabia. The resignation also comes less than a month after he announced plans to join a coalition government with Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah. He became prime minister in 2016 after serving another term between November 2009 and June 2011.

Saad Hariri is the son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005. Hariri has also been the leader of the Future Movement party since 2005.


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  1. As matters stand I am a little confused on who exactly will benefit by attacking and taking over Kurdistan as a base. If, as the article alleges, KSA, Israel and US are radicalizing the Kurds then I can see a probable attack. But have not the Israelis established a forward operational base there – training 200 Kurds as fighter pilots. Stunned that the Kurds would trust the Israelis and that they haven’t the foresight to see through the selfish machinations of the US, UK and KSA. Barzani (was it $8Billion he got from KSA?) and now it seems Hariri has been bought out by Riyadh.

    You mention the Saudis are now prepped to enter Syria from the south which is a clear escalation from all their shuffling in the shadows. This war stands to expand and the Saudis may well find, that they too, like the Kurds, are being sucked into a situation that bodes ill for them, and then some. Yet, because Russia controls the board, anyone prepared to ‘up the ante’ faces frightful consequences of stirring a poker in the fire.

    Things are about to heat up in the kitchen – and the cook, disturbed from a few hours reprieve rises drunk and unsteady from over a few sacks of flower smiling savagely and muttering rank obscenities about the pox on Pax Americana and the Western Allies because he knows they will never stomach his exquisitely Russian amuse-bouche.

  2. I guess I’ll have to tell you analyst guys my self…Saad Hariri is really the son of Late Saudi King Fahd not the son of Rafiq Hariir….Hence the the Hariris very close relationship with the Saudi King…Rafiq Hariri originally a Saudi was a stooge to carry out the saudi tentacles of control over Lebanon to be passed on to the son of his Lebanese wife, who was formerly sired as were hundreds of other women by King Fahd…One can go back to the archives and look up the video footage of how King Fahd greeted his son Sahd Hariri and took it personally when Rafiq Harriri was assassinated. The Saudi’s took it personally and took over the investigation to uncover the assassins…That said the resemblance is totally uncanny between and Saad Harriri and King Fahd as well. The resignation is an order from Saudi as they don’t want their Blood line Saad son of Fahd to be a casualty in the Saudi Israeli joint war against Lebanon.

  3. To: Gordon

    Well said, the broader destabilization of Southwest Asia can even be traced back to the disintigration of the Ottoman empire and the forcefull implementation of the mandate system on Greater Syria in 1920 and the whole ‘Middle East.’ England did extensive research there resource deposits like oil and even studied the regional and tribal offilations. This of cousre helped the mandating powers manipulate and exploit the lines of seperation that they created to be the least unifying. “Pan-Arabism was effectively squashed and replaced with a new novel idea: ultra-nationalism

  4. I have to ask; how’s that US/Israel/Russia “partnership” working out for ya Putin? Ya like seeing the US and Israel slice up Syria like it was a Thanksgiving Turkey? Thanks to Putin’s reticence to draw a line in Syria that could have prevented US bases in Syria, and future Israeli attacks on Syrian forces, Syria is pretty much toast; this despite proclamations of “victory” against ISIS by the parties concerned.

  5. I must reiterate .

    Older Harriri was killed by an explosion of a truckload of RDX which left a huge like 3 meters across in the asphalt road , like I said Earlier this Harriri Jr seems scared Shitless of the Evils of Israel. To Lebanon a poor suffocated Country the nearest RDX Manufacturer is the Local Evil Israel .

    This Young Harriri seems to be a Spineless Opportunist Bitch Unlike His Sensible Parent. This shithead runs too Fast .

  6. “…threaten the Gulf States, Europe and the US.” But never Israel? Hmm … I mean it’s a handy, rightous target … it’s right there … strange isn’t it?
    Hariri are you ever coming home again?

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