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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    In fairness, Hariri he did say he resigned because his life was in danger.

    Given that the Hizbollah terrorists murdered his father, that is a legitimate concern.
    Well, he can't be that concerned. He says he's going back "within days".


    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41961058

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home "in days" to formally submit his resignation.

    Mr Hariri spoke to Future TV from Riyadh, his first public remarks since he announced he was stepping down last week.

    "I have resigned. I am going to Lebanon very soon and I will resign in the constitutional manner," he said in the TV interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    King Salman and MBS have little patience to establish their desired order
    ...I doubt Salman even knows he's king anymore, what with his opioid addiction and advancing dementia...MBS may have wanted to have everything in place before Dad visits his virgins...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Well, he can't be that concerned. He says he's going back "within days".


    Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia 'within days' - BBC News

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home "in days" to formally submit his resignation.

    Mr Hariri spoke to Future TV from Riyadh, his first public remarks since he announced he was stepping down last week.

    "I have resigned. I am going to Lebanon very soon and I will resign in the constitutional manner," he said in the TV interview.
    Well he can be if he's had death threats if he stays in charge, can't he?

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    KSA's proxies lost in Syria, their inhumane bombing campaign is proving hopeless in Yemen and costing billions, their blockade of Qatar has largely been shrugged off, and now they are BFF's with the current right wing Israeli government- which can obviously only add to their moral sway, and general credibility in the Moslem and non-aligned world.


    They also have a large Shiite population, many who live in the (much nicer) west of the country, and a fair few in the south. KSA is so paranoid about this, it even sent troops to neighbouring Bahrain to help kill a few of the majority Shiite population there.

    I'd say this new whippersnapper Princeling has got an awful lot to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Hysterical Israel of course wants Hysbolah annilated and what better than to allow Saudi bombers to use Israelie airspace to fly over to reach Lebanon.
    I wouldn't be surprised if the targets are chosen by Israel for their Saudi mates.

    israel and saudi are almost certainly in kahoots on whatever this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    israel and saudi are almost certainly in kahoots on whatever this is.
    How the times are changing... The poor old Arrafat would not dream of it...

    (BTW, they even do not have a diplomatic relations.)

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    now that they've got jared, who needs diplomats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Well he can be if he's had death threats if he stays in charge, can't he?
    Was that the alleged death threat? (Stay in charge and die?)

    Well, it looks like that doesn't bother him too much, either. He has hinted at staying on.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    Mr Hariri also said that if he was to rescind his resignation, the Hezbollah movement must respect Lebanon's policy of staying out of regional conflicts.
    He seems conflicted or confused. All that strong tea in Saudi Arabia, perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    They also have a large Shiite population, many who live in the (much nicer) west of the country, and a fair few in the south.

    KSA is so paranoid about this, it even sent troops to neighbouring Bahrain to help kill a few of the majority Shiite population there.
    Well I reckon the prospect of having a Shi'a country in missile distance of their key oil facilities may well have swayed that decision.


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    Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale

    Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon.

    Subtiled videos and transcript available here:

    Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale | The Vineyard of the Saker
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon.
    That's by one year more than the "Liberation" of Afghanistan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale


    Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon.

    Subtiled videos and transcript available here:

    Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale | The Vineyard of the Saker
    "Liberation"?

    As far as I know, the blue suede shoes are still there.


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