Lebanon’s angst as war against Syria looms

(WMR)—WMR’s sources in Lebanon report that three deadly car bombings, one on August 15 in a Hezbollah-controlled area south of Beirut and two outside two Sunni mosques in Tripoli on August 23 during Friday prayers were intended to import into fragile Lebanon the Sunni-Shi’a/Alawite/Christian violence that is currently raging in neighboring Syria.

Our Lebanese sources claim the three bombings were the handiwork of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan al-Saud, the chief of Saudi intelligence, who engineered the trio of bombings that killed over 60 Sunni and Shi’a Lebanese in south Beirut and Tripoli to outside forces that sought to sow division among Lebanon’s religious factions. After the Tripoli bombings, a local Tripoli-based pro-Saudi Salafist sheikh vowed to establish a Salafist militia to provide security for the Sunni community in retaliation for the bombings at the two mosques.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman implicated Israel’s Mossad in the bombing of the Shi’a neighborhood, a charge quickly dismissed in an unusually high-level refutation by his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Peres.

WMR’s sources report that Bandar, CIA director John Brennan, Turkish MIT intelligence director Hakan Fidan, and Mossad chief Tamir Pardo have coordinated “false flag” terrorist operations in Lebanon designed to involve Lebanon in the Syrian conflict. The goal is that any U.S., NATO, and ersatz “coalition” forces attacking President Bashar al Assad’s government in Syria would be given a green light to attack Hezbollah forces in Lebanon as part of an operation to topple the current Lebanese government and purge pro-Syrian and Hezbollah elements from its ranks.

By stoking another Lebanese civil war, the Americans, Saudis, Turks, and Israelis see an opportunity to defeat and disarm Hezbollah and place an anti-Syrian and pro-Saudi Sunni-dominated government, possibly one headed by Saad Hariri, in power in Beirut.

Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.

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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report (subscription required).

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