Today's newspapers and media are accusing Hezbollah, backed by Syria and Iran, of starting a civil war in Lebanon. We know that the USA, UK and Israel are increasingly desperate for a war with Iran and/or Syria, because they set out the plan in A Clean Break in 1996, which I believe was designed to start the third and final war of the three world war plan credited to 33rd Degree Freemason Albert Pike.
Hezbollah may well have gone on the offensive, but were they provoked?
British Hand Behind New Middle East War
May 9, 2008 (LPAC)--The hand of Great Britain is behind the ongoing bloody crisis in Lebanon. Make no mistake, this is not an internal Lebanese conflict, but the front end of a British operation to throw South West Asia into a conflagration that would involve Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iran and beyond.
Senior intelligence sources told EIR that the crisis has to be seen in the "wider strategic situation," including the ongoing danger of a strike against Iran. He pointed to forces in Saudi Arabia and deep in that country's "Wahabi clerical establishment" as key to the operation, who are acting to widen the sectarian divide between Saudi-backed majority Sunni Muslims throughout the region and Shias in Lebanon, Iraq, and of course Shia Iran.
This points to a source well under the control of British intelligence through such operatives of Prince Bandar, who over decades has received hundreds of millions of dollars from the British, through defense contractor BAE for the purpose of running dirty operations all over the region. This source said that up until only a few days ago, the political discourse in the deeply divided country between the Lebanese government coalition, led by Anglo Saudi agent Saad Hariri, and the opposition, led by Hezbollah, Amal and Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, had been moving towards a dialogue. Then Saad Hariri, who holds dual Saudi and Lebanese citizenship, returned from a two month stay in Saudi Arabia, where he runs his multi-billion dollar Saudi-backed business empire. Within his two months in Saudi Arabia, British tool U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was in the Saudi capital while on a tour pushing his war schemes against Iran.
Within days of his return to Lebanon, the government coalition launched a campaign of provocations against Hezbollah, painting it as a sectarian militia backed by Iran and Syria. So from one day to the next, government coalition leaders like Walid Jumblatt went from a discourse of dialogue, to vitriolic attacks on Hezbollah. The government then issued an order to Hezbollah to close down their telecommunications network, and dismissed an opposition-linked manager of the country's international airport, triggering protest actions, including by the country's major trade union federation, which linked the protest to demands for relief from spiraling food prices and inflation.
The same intelligence source revealed that Hariri-backed gunmen deployed into the streets of Beirut, provoking gunbattles against the Amal and Hezbollah. The international media played its role, and depicted the violence as an Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah takeover of Beirut. In reality, the Hezbollah moved in self defense, rounded up Hariri's gunman, and turned them over to the Army.
Lebanese sources close to the situation report that Hezbollah and the opposition has gained the upper hand in the street, and have managed to close down Hariri's media headquarters, turning it over to the army. The opposition is moving cautiously in an effort to prevent wider sectarian violence in a country that 20 years ago suffered a civil war, pitting its Christian, Shia, Sunni and Druz communities in a bloody conflict.
Intelligence sources nonetheless warned that there will not be an early resolution to this crisis, because it is being driven from the outside. Already there is talk of western countries preparing military plans to evacuate their nationals. One fear is that the strategic airport could be seized by an EU-NATO or UN force.
Even more dangerous is a potential new war with Israel. The Lebanese crisis began at the same time as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert fell under criminal investigation for taking bribes, sparking calls for his resignation. As a rule, it has been weak Israeli governments that have gone to war.
Despite Turkish-mediated peace efforts between Syria and Israel, war could break out anytime. A commentary appearing today, the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel, in the mass circulating Israeli daily Yediot Arhonot, forecast in the near term a war with Hezbollah which would immediately involve a massive attack on Syria and all of Lebanon. The commentary stated that, in such a war, "in Syria and Lebanon... the extent of the devastation and casualties would be unprecedented in the history of Mideastern wars." These are not empty words, since for weeks there have been press reports saying that this would be the Israeli military policy in the next war with Hezbollah.