Senior journalist identifies one of Beirut snipers as employee of US embassy

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Press TV: A senior Lebanese journalist has identified a US embassy employee as one of the snipers who opened fire at supporters of Hezbollah and Amal movements who were marching peacefully towards the Palace of Justice in central Beirut.

In a post on his twitter account, Hosein Mortada released a photo of Shukri Abu Saab, a member of the Lebanese security forces and a US embassy employee, and said he had been one of the snipers involved in the recent deaths in Beirut.

On Thursday, at least seven people were killed and 60 others injured after unknown gunmen attacked Hezbollah and Amal supporters as they passed through Beirut’s Teyouneh traffic circle dividing Christian and Shia Muslim neighborhoods.

The demonstrators had taken to the streets of Lebanese capital to protest against the politicization of a judicial investigation into the 2020 port blast that devastated swathes of Beirut and left over 200 people dead.

The violence was the worst in more than a decade and stirred memories of Lebanon’s ruinous 1975-90 civil war.

In a statement, Hezbollah and Amal said armed groups affiliated with Samir Geagea’s Christian Lebanese Forces (LF) Party fired at the protesters from rooftops, aiming at their heads, in an attempt to drag the country into new sectarian strife.

Speaking at the funeral of victims of Thursday’s shootings, senior Hezbollah leader Hashem Safieddine said what happened in Beirut “was part of measures managed by the US embassy in Lebanon and funded by some Arab parties.”

Lebanon has been mired since late 2019 in a deep financial crisis, which has pushed more than half the nearly 7 million population into poverty. The dire situation was worsened by more than a year without a fully functioning government in the Mediterranean country.

The US exacerbated the crisis by imposing a siege on Lebanon in a bid to force the formation of a Western-friendly administration there.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. General Wesley Clark told us shortly after 9/11 that the Pentagon’s plan was “to take out seven countries in five years.” Lebanon was on that list. How more obvious could it get that “nation building” was never in the cards for any of these seven primarily Muslim nations. All of the 9/11 wars were wars of aggression…

    “War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” – International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945

    • Hi Tommy and Prof Fonebone
      Yes Lebanon on the list,
      Interesting he says the mideast would be like Africa if no oil there and that is reason for “intervention” is the oil
      But actually we all know it’s not so much oil is there, it’s because ISRAEL is there!!
      This is why they need so much to “take down” those 7 countries.
      The oil reasoning an intentional diversion from truth and has a good ring to it to sell to public to “take down” a country and it’s civilian population included. Take down a professional wrestling term, stupidest shit in the world how can anyone believe it, just like US

  2. Someone who works at the US embassy? No way!!!! The US is an exceptional country which sits atop the Mount Olympus of morality and holds the moral high ground everywhere. Even a recent president(and probably present crypto one) declared how “exceptional” it was. They would never lie to us! I can’t believe this!!

  3. Crack shot sniper/guard at US embassy?
    Seems like they could of picked someone else if they wanted to pretend to some degree there is no involvement from US state department.
    So will guess they want world to know a Sniper who guards US embassy murdered this guy with single shot to top of head to instill some fear in people to just what the USA/Israel/Saudis can do if they feel like doing it.
    Yes, Ukraine all over again.
    Crazed US Ukraine war-bitch Victoria Nuland just visited!
    Can’t remember if visit before or after Beirut sniper attacks doesn’t matter I guess the point was made, “we did it in Ukraine will do it in Lebanon”
    Same people involved too; Biden right on the top of it, and Psaki media cover up queen.
    Snipers a little bit better than Israel nukes eh…
    Maybe this a sick convoluted way of Biden “standing up” to Israel?
    Let’s do it the American way like kids playing Cowboys and Injuns bang bang you’re dead.
    No nukes this time at least.

    • But left a cell phone. Of course, even Haitian refugees had phones, but no food and walked 500 miles. As Jim Morrison predicted, strange days have found us.

  4. Sounds like the Ukraine scenario all over again. What does Joe Biden know about this and when did he know it? He is the POTUS for all executive branch agencies, correct? What’s a few more dead ragheads anyway?