Tantrums: Netanhayu says Iran is another Nazi Germany. Doesn’t quite explain why 25,000 jews choose to live there

War rumblings continue, as Netanhayu says Iran is another Nazi Germany

Benjamin Netanyahu

Dangerous rumblings of war continue in the Mideast, the day after Israeli warplanes and surface-to-surface missiles attacked an Iranian military base near Damascus. Suspicion continues that an alliance among Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince, 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, plans to widen the conflict and target Iran.

Netanyahu reinforced this fear with a saber-rattling speech to the Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., in which he repeatedly called Iran another Nazi Germany, with a “ruthless commitment to impose tyranny and terror . . . to murdering Jews.” The Israeli prime minister spoke by satellite yesterday from his office in Jerusalem to the Forum’s yearly conference on the Middle East. He once again denounced the Iran deal, and endorsed Trump’s effort to “fix the great flaws” in the agreement.

[Netanyahu does not begin speaking until 44:20 of this video clip.] What is astonishing is that he approvingly quotes the Saudi Crown Prince describing Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, as “the new Hitler of the Middle East.”

Meanwhile, the opposition Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a worried lead editorial: “Israelis Have the Right to Know They They Aren’t Being Dragged Into War in Syria,” arguing that the attack on the Iranian installation “could be viewed as crossing a red line.” Haaretz warned that “a war is liable to break out because of poor judgment or a misunderstanding.”

Earlier, the Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston had argued that Netanyahu’s bellicosity toward Iran is at least partly designed to divert attention from his falling popularity and the corruption investigators closing in around him. No matter. It would not be the first time that cataclysmic fighting has broken out, in the Mideast or elsewhere, because of misunderstandings and selfish, miscalculating politicians — a characterization which fits the leaders of the United States and Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel.

So far, there is no news of these ominous rumblings in the U.S. mainstream media



بالصور: "ابتسامات ليفني" تلاحق أبوالغيط بعد اختياره لقيادة الجامعة العربية

On November 19, Arab League foreign ministers held a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, upon a request from Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah.

Arab League Secretary-General: Iranian Missiles Are Threat To All Arab Capitals

During the meeting Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir criticized Iran and Hezbollah and accused Iran of suppling ballistic missiles that Yemen’s Houthis fired against Saudi Arabia.

“The kingdom will not stand by and will not hesitate to defend its security,” Jubeir said according to Reuters agency.

Jubeir also claimed that Iran is trying to destabilize the region and to “fuel sectarian rift among the people”. The Saudi foreign minister called on Arab countries to stand together in order to face these Iranian “threats”.

“Any leniency in dealing with their [Iranian] policies would only encourage them more, so we must stand together,” Jubeir said.

From his side, Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affair Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said during the meeting that Bahrain had been inflicted by “thousands of wounds” by Iran. The Bahraini foreign minister went one and accused Hezbollah of being an “Iranian arm”.

“The Lebanese Republic, in spite of our relations with it as a brotherly Arab nation… is under the total control of this terrorist party,” Sheikh Khalid said, according to Channel News Asia.

The Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit didn’t hesitate to criticize Iran at the meeting. Aboul Gheit said that the Iranian missiles are a threat to all Arab capitals. The Secretary-General of the Arab League also said that the Arab league will take steps against Iran in international organizations, including the UN Security Council.

“Iranian threats have gone beyond all limits and pushed the region into a dangerous abyss,” Gheit said according to Reuters.

The Russian TV network RT reported that the foreign ministers of Oman, UAE, Algeria, Qatar and Iraq didn’t attend the Cairo meeting. The absence of these countries, especially the UAE, means that the meeting was a kind of political show aimed at increasing the pressure on Iran and Hezbollah.

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“Saudi Attempted to Expose Lebanon to Israeli Attack by Excluding Hariri”


November 18, 2017

Former Israeli Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin

Former Israeli Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said Saudi Arabia attempted to expose Lebanon to an Israeli attack through excluding Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri.

In an interview with Israeli Channel 12, Yaldin praised what he called an alliance between the Zionist entity and Saudi, stressing that Riyadh “can go far away” with Tel Aviv.

Yaldin was hailing the Saudi decision to say it clearly that Riyadh enjoys good relations with the Zionist entity.

“The most important event that took place this week is not the interview which Israeli military chief gave to Saudi media, but rather the Saudi decision to publish it,” Yaldin said referring to the interview Saudi-owned Elaph online newspaper conducted with Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot.

The Israeli ex-intelligence chief meanwhile, disclosed that he meets from time to another Saudi princes in Europe and the United States.

Saudi officials “say it clearly: Iran is the enemy; they kill us but you no. Absolutely there is an alliance between us,” Yaldin said referring to relations between Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia.


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The Saker: A ZioWahabi Attack On Hezbollah And Iran?

Written by The Saker; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions For War With Hezbollah – a critical analysis

SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the US would be involved. First, please see the video here:

What I propose to do is go over the implications of such a scenario.

The context: a total AngloZionist failure on all fronts

To understand the context for these developments we first need to quickly summarize what has taken place in Syria and the rest of the Middle-East in the past few years.

The initial AngloZionist plan was to overthrow Assad and replace him with the Takfiri crazies (Daesh, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS – call them whatever you want). Doing this would achieve the following goals:

  1. Bring down a strong secular Arab state along with its political structure, armed forces and security services.
  2. Create total chaos and horror in Syria justifying the creation of a “security zone” by Israel not only in the Golan, but further north.
  3. Trigger a civil war in Lebanon by unleashing the Takfiri crazies against Hezbollah.
  4. Let the Takfiris and Hezbollah bleed each other to death, then create a “security zone”, but this time in Lebanon.
  5. Prevent the creation of a Shia axis Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon.
  6. Breakup Syria along ethnic and religious lines.
  7. Create a Kurdistan which could then be used against Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
  8. Make it possible for Israel to become the uncontested power broker in the Middle-East and forces the KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and all others to have to go to Israel for any gas or oil pipeline project.
  9. Gradually isolate, threaten, subvert and eventually attack Iran with a wide regional coalition of forces.
  10. Eliminate all center of Shia power in the Middle-East.

That was an ambitious plan, but the Israelis felt pretty confident that their US vassal-state would provide the resources needed to achieve it. And now this entire plan has collapsed due to the very high effectiveness of an informal but yet formidable alliance between Russia, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

To say that the Israelis are seething with rage and in a state of total panic would be an understatement. You think I am exaggerating? Then look at it from the Israeli point of view:

  1. The Syrian state has survived and its armed and security forces are now far more capable than they were before the war started (remember how they *almost* lost the war initially? The Syrians had to bounce back, learn some very hard lessons, but by all reports they have made tremendous improvements and while at a critical moment Iran and Hezbollah were literally “plugging holes” in the Syrian frontlines and “extinguishing fires” on local flashpoints, now the Syrians are doing a very good job of liberating large chunks of their country, including every single city in Syria).
  2. Not only is Syria stronger, but the Iranians and Hezbollah are all over the country now which is driving the Israelis into a state of panic and rage.
  3. Lebanon is rock solid, even the latest Saudi attempt to kidnap Hariri is backfiring.
  4. Syria will remain unitary and Kurdistan is not happening. Millions of displaced refugees are returning home.
  5. Israel and the US look like total idiots and, even worse, as losers with no credibility left.

This is all a disaster for the AngloZionists who now are falling back to their typical attitude when met with resistance: if we can’t control it, then let’s destroy it.

The plan: force the US to attack Iran

The following is only my speculation and nothing more. I have no way of knowing what the Axis of Kindness (US-Israel-KSA) has come up with, but I feel that I can take an educated guess. For one thing, this is nothing new. The Saudis and the other Gulf states have in the past made noises about intervening in Syria and we know that the Saudis have intervened in Bahrain and Yemen. As for the Israelis, their record of (completely illegal) military interventions is so long that we can safely assume that the Israelis will be involved in *any* ugly or evil plan to lay the region to waste. The main problem for the Saudis and the Israelis is that they have bad armies. Expensive ones – yes. High-tech ones – yes. But their problem is that their only true area of expertise is massacring defenseless civilians, that they are real experts at. But in terms of real warfare, especially against truly formidable adversaries like the Iranians or Hezbollah, the “ZioWahabis” (what a combo!) don’t stand a chance and they know it (even if they never admit it). Imagine how frustrating that must be: you basically control the US which you have turned into a vassal-state, you spent billions and billions of dollars in equipping and training your bloated armed forces, but at the end of the day the Shias are just laughing in your face. And, for some reason you cannot fathom, every time you try to “teach them a lesson”, it is you who has to crawl back home in total shame to lick our wounds and try to hush up the magnitude of your defeat. That hurts, badly. So a plan to make the Shias pay for it had to be concocted. Here is what I think it will be.

First, the goal will not be to defeat Hezbollah or Iran anywhere. For all their racist rhetoric and hubris, the Israelis know that neither they nor, even less so, the Saudis have what it would take to seriously threaten Iran, or even Hezbollah. But their plan is, I think, much cruder: to trigger a serious conflict and then force the US to intervene.

I have written many articles explaining that the US military does not have the means to win a war against Iran. And that might be the problem here: the US commanders know full well that and they are therefore doing whatever it takes to tell the Neocons “can’t do, so sorry!” (that is the only reason why a US attack on Iran has not happened yet). From an Israeli point of view, this is totally unacceptable and the solution is simple: simple force the US into a war they really don’t want. After all, who cares how many US goyim will die? As for the Iranians, the goal of a Israeli-triggered US attack on Iran would not be to defeat Iran, but only to hurt it, very very badly. That is the real goal. As far as the Israelis are concerned, not only don’t they give a damn about how many non-Jews will die (Judaic ethics teach that all non-Jews are most likely deserving to die anyway) as long as their Master Race benefits from it. Simply put: to them we are only tools, tools capable of thought, but tools nonetheless. That is also how Neocons view us, of course. In fact, I can just about imagine the glee of the Israelis seeing that the Shia and Sunni Muslims are killing each other. Throwing in a few Christians only makes it even better.

So it’s all simple: have the Saudis attack Lebanon and/or Iran, observe how they lose, then switch on the propaganda machine at full power and explain to the average TV-watching goy that Iran is a threat to the region and the aggressor here, that the Saudis are only defending themselves from Iranian aggression. And if that is not enough, they scream “oy gevalt!” in the US Congress and have the prostitutes on the Hill explain to the American people that the US must “lead the Free World” to “defend” the “only democracy in the Middle-East” against Iranian “aggression” and that the US have a “responsibility” to prevent the Iranians of “seizing the Saudi oil fields” etc. etc. etc.

It’s a win-win situation for the Israelis as long as there are not caught red-handed manipulating it all. But we can count on our beloved Ziomedia to make sure that no such “anti-Semitic” accusations are ever made, even if Israeli fingerprints are all over the place.

Moon of Alabama has just posted an interesting article entitled “Revealed – Saudis Plan To Give Up Palestine – For War On Iran” which seems plausible to me and which further corroborates my thesis that the goal is to get the US to attack Iran. Of course, the very notion that the Saudis could give up Palestine implies two outright outlandish notions: first, that the KSA has not already sold out the Palestinians many times over and, second, that the Saudis could somehow “deliver” Palestine to the Zionist Entity. Still, I recommend the reading of this article which contains a lot of very interesting revelations about the true nature and intentions of the Saudis regime.

As for the Israelis, they are offering to share intelligence (read: targeting data) with the Saudis. How touching it is to see these two medieval, backward and generally evil regimes are so willing to work together. At least they are both now showing their true, ugly, faces!

The counter-plan

The Iranians really have no good options here. The least bad option is to do what Putin is doing in the Donbass: remain externally passive at the risk of having the not too gifted accuse you of caving in. Regardless, if your enemy’s plan is not to win, but to lose, then refusing to engage him makes perfectly good sense, at least on the strategic level and temporarily.

I am not suggesting that the Iranians not fight back on a tactical level. Even the Russian Task Force in Syria has official orders to defend itself if attacked. I am talking at a strategic level. Basically, tempting as it might be, the Iranians have to refrain from striking back at Saudi Arabia or itself. Ditto for Israel. In a paradoxical way, Iran cannot do what Hezbollah did in 2006 and the reason for that is very simple: by the time the first Hezbollah missiles began raining down on Israel the Israelis had already reached their highest level of escalation (their usual vicious campaign to make civilians pay). But in the case of Iran, the AngloZionist Empire could step up the level of violence way beyond what the Israelis and the Saudis could ever do by themselves. The combined power of Israel and the Saudis is dwarfed by the kind of firepower the US (CENTCOM+NATO) could unleash against Iran and it is therefore crucial that the Iranians not give the US Americans any pretext to officially join the attack. Instead of destroying the regime in Riyadh the Iranians should let, or even help, the regime in Riyadh destroy itself. I think that the Saudis have even less staying power than the US or the Israelis, so there is no need to force a rapid outcome of any war between Iran and the KSA.

Needless to say, if the AngloZionist Empire joins in and unleashes its full military might against Iran, something which I consider a very real possibility, then all bets are off and Iran should, and will, retaliate with a full set of symmetrical and asymmetrical responses, including strikes against Israel and the Saudis, and even strikes against CENTCOM bases in the entire region. However, such a situation would have catastrophic consequences for Iran and should therefore be avoided if at all possible.

At the end of the day the best hope the world has is that a US American patriot will see through this rather obvious plot to “wag the dog” and tell the ZioWahabis “not on my watch” like Admiral Fallon did in 2007 (will that honorable man ever get the historical recognition he deserves, say a Nobel Peace Prize? Possibly never in this world, but in the judgment of God he shall be called a “son of God” (Matt 5:9)). By themselves the Israelis and the Saudi are just a gang of medieval thugs which even Hezbollah can terrify and force to run. Their only real power is the power they have in Congress and the US Ziomedia: the power of corruption, the ability to lie, deceive and betray. I know for a fact that there are many US officers on all levels in the US armed forces which see straight through these Zionist smokescreen and whose loyalty is to the United State and not to the nasty little Zionist Entity in Palestine. I have studied and worked with such patriots and there are plenty of them in the Saker Community today. I am not suggesting that we should count on top US commanders refusing to execute a Presidential order (like this article is suggesting). The truth is that anybody who has served in the military, especially at a high command level (Pentagon, CENTCOM), knows that there are all sorts of creative ways to make sure that something does not happen. Finally, I have not lost all hope that Trump could do the right thing. Yes, he is a weak man, yes, he is now cornered and has no allies left, but when faced with the horrendous consequences of a attack on Iran he still might say “no” and order his staff to come up with some other plan. Trump might also realize that refusing to wage war on Iran would be his best revenge against those who have smeared him and who are now apparently trying to impeach him.

Conclusion: will the attack happen?

In short, probably yes. The simple truth is that the nutcase regimes in power in Israel and Saudi Arabia are cornered and desperate. The rise in power of Iran over the past decade has been immense and irresistible. The recent failure of the ZioWahabis to bring even tiny Qatar to heel is indicative of the tremendous erosion in power and credibility these wacko regimes have suffered. I believe that the recent trips by Bibi Netanyahu and even the Saudi King to Moscow are all part of an effort on the part of the ZioWhabis to gauge the Russian response to an attack on Iran.

[Sidebar: While we will never know what was said behind closed doors, my guess is that Putin indicated in clear terms to the ZioWahabis that Russia will not step aside and let them strike at Iran. In truth, Russia has very limited options. Unless Russian personnel are directly attacked, Russia cannot just go to war in a overt and formal way, that would be way too dangerous, especially against the US. But Russia could immensely (and very rapidly) strengthen Iranian air defense capabilities by deploying her aircraft (A-50, MiG-31s, in Iran or even by flying them in from Russia to conduct surveillance flights. Russia can provide the Iranians with intelligence far beyond anything the Iranians could collect themselves. Likewise, the Russians could quietly deploy some of their electronic warfare systems to key locations in Iran. The US Americans would rapidly detect all this, but Russia would still have a “plausible deniability” on a political level. Finally, the Russians could do for Iran what they have done for Syria and integrate all the Iranian and Russian air defense capabilities into a single network thereby immensely improving the capabilities of the currently rather modest, but rapidly improving, Iranian air defense capabilities.]

At this moment in time it is pretty clear that an attack on Iran is being prepared and such an attack is possible or even likely. But it is not a done deal yet. For one thing the Saudis and Israelis have a long history of empty threats and both regimes love posturing and grandstanding. And for all their bravado they do realize that Iran is a formidable and very sophisticated adversary. They probably also remember what happened when the Iraqis, with the full help and support from the US, the Soviet Union, France, Britain and pretty much everybody else attacked Iran when Iran was at its weakest. Following a long and horrible war, the Iranians are now stronger than ever, Saddam is dead and the Iranians are more or less in control of Iraq. Iran is simply not a good country to attack, especially with a lack of a clear vision of what “victory” constitutes. So you ought to be crazy to attack Iran. The problem is, of course, that the Saudis and the Israelis are crazy, they have proved that many times over. So our best hopes is that they might be just “crazy”, but not “that crazy”. Not much of a hope, but that’s the best we got.

Saudi Arabia Wants to Fight Iran to the Last American

By Trita Parsi

Both Tel Aviv and Riyadh viewed Washington’s reorientation towards Asia with concern. They feared it would weaken Washington’s commitment to their security while also potentially making the United States more inclined to reach an accommodation with Iran. Those fears rose dramatically as Obama resisted the Saudi and Israeli push to bomb Iran, and instead opted for diplomacy. To the Saudis, Obama had sided with Iran. The details of the nuclear deal were irrelevant to Riyadh: the problem was the very idea of the United States striking a deal with Iran, which by definition would signal the end of Washington’s policy of fully balancing Iran and leave Saudi facing its Persian rival without unreserved American backing.


Saudi Arabia’s only prospect of balancing Iran today remains the same as it was ten years ago: by dragging the United States back into the region militarily. If Iran’s nuclear program or its role in Iraq won’t compel Washington to bomb Iran, the Saudis must instigate a crisis that will force America back into the squabbles of the Middle East. Lebanon can serve this purpose precisely because it brings in a critical factor absent in both Iraq and Yemen—the Israeli angle and its American political potency. What the American public needs to fully understand, though, is that Riyadh is not seeking a one-off in Lebanon but rather a perpetual U.S. confrontation with Iran, a never ending war on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in 2010, the Saudis “want to fight the Iranians to the last American.” Why the Saudis would see this as attractive is clear. Why Netanyahu would like to go along with this also follows a certain logic. That is not the mystery in this drama. The mystery is why the president of the United States would go along with something that so clearly contradicts U.S. national interest.

It is not the Saudi crown prince that is acting irrationally. It’s the president of the United States.

Trita Parsi is author of Losing an Enemy—Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. He is the president of the National Iranian American Council.

This article was originally published by The National Interest

السعودية: بين المزيد من الخسائر أو التراجع


العميد د. أمين محمد حطيط

نوفمبر 16, 2017

بَنَت السعودية سياستها الخارجية خاصة بعد العام 1967 وأكثر دقة بعد العام 1982 على أمرين: الأول حاجة الغرب لها ولمالها ونفطها، والثاني تقدُّم الموقع «الإسرائيلي» الغربي في المنطقة وأرجحيته على القرار القومي العربي السيادي. وبالتالي اعتبرت نفسها ولي أمر العرب والمسلمين الذي ينبغي أن لا تُشقّ لها عصا طاعة، وان لا تخالف برأي وموقف مهما كانت طبيعة هذا الموقف وفساد هذا الرأي أو صلاحه. وبهذا التصوّر اعتبرت السعودية أن العالم العربي والإسلامي بكامله فضاء استراتيجيّ لها وأن أيّ مسّ بهذا الفضاء الذي تراه حقاً مكتسباً ونهائياً لها، إنما هو مسّ يشكل عدواناً مباشراً عليها يستوجب إنزال أشد العقوبات بمن يتجرأ ويفعل.

لكن المنطقة شهدت بعد العام 1979 ثم العام 2000 متغيّرات تعاكس ما بنت عليه السعودية نفوذها الخارجي. فكانت الثورة الإسلامية في إيران التي قدّمت النموذج الاستقلالي السيادي للإسلام السياسي عكس ما تقوم عليه السعودية من إسلام شكلي يدخلها في تبعية ارتهانية للغرب الصهيوأميركي. ثم كان ظهور المقاومة التي حققت الانتصارات المتتالية ضدّ العدو الإسرائيلي وأسقطت فكرة أرجحية قراره في المنطقة ـ أي بمعنى آخر أنّ مساً لا بل صدمة قوية تعرّضت لها مرتكزات السياسة الخارجية السعودية، وكان من المنطقي أن تتعامل السعودية مع الواقع المستجدّ وتتكيّف معه وتعيد صياغة سياستها الخارجية في العالم العربي والإسلامي، بما يُراعي هذه المتغيّرات خاصة أن إيران مدّت يد الصداقة للسعودية، وأنّ المقاومة لم تنظر الى السعودية بأيّ نظرة سلبية.

بيد أنّ السعودية لم تُصغِ في تصرفها حيال الأمرين لصوت العقل والمنطق والواقعية السياسية، بل ارتكبت حماقة استراتيجية وأعلنت الحرب على إيران وعلى المقاومة وتدرّجت في المواجهة منذ أربعة عقود انطلاقاً من تمويل حرب صدام على إيران في العام 1980، الى تمويل حرب «إسرائيل» على المقاومة 2006، وصولاً الى إعلان الحرب اليوم مباشرة على حزب الله، مع ما يمكن أن يؤدي اليه هذا الإعلان من خسائر تلحق بلبنان كله، ولم تأبه السعودية لها، ولكن قبل هذا العدوان الذي تشنّه السعودية الآن على لبنان الذي سنتحدّث عن تفاصيله، كانت السعودية خلال السنوات الثماني الماضية اقتحمت ساحات ست دول عربية ورمتها بالجماعات الإرهابية التي عاثت فيها تدميراً وقتلاً وتشريداً. وبالتالي فإن السعودية تُسأل عن تدمير ليبيا والعراق وسورية واليمن وعن خنق شعب البحرين واليوم عن محاولة تدمير لبنان.

والآن بعد مسار طويل من الأخطاء لا بل الخطايا الاستراتيجية الكارثية وصلت السعودية الى مشهد مرعب لها، حيث تجد أن فضاءها الاستراتيجي يضمر ويتقلص، وأن النار التي اقتحمت بها العالم والآخرين لإخضاعهم، ان هذه النار ارتدت عليها لتذلّها على الحدود مع اليمن فتتهاوى مراكز جيشها، وترعبها على أبواب الرياض. ثم يفتضح أمر عدوانها ووحشيتها بتجويع شعب اليمن ونشر الكوليرا القاتلة فيه وبدء حركة دولية اعتراضية وتأنيبية ضدها بدأت خافتة، لكن يرتقب لها أن تتصاعد وتُحرج السعودية أكثر فأكثر.

لقد شنّت السعودية الحرب على اليمن لإخضاعه وتركيعه باعتباره وفقاً لظنها حديقتها الخلفية وميدان فرض هيبتها، فكانت النتيجة عكس ما توقّعت، فلا اليمن خضع ولا الهيبة حفظت، لا بل العكس تماماً ما حصل، وأنتج ذلك عقدة عميقة في النفس السعودية أين منها عقدة أميركا في فيتنام اوعقدة «إسرائيل» في جنوب لبنان.

ومع هذه الهزيمة المركبة والبليغة الأثر التي حصدتها السعودية في اليمن، راحت السعودية تبحث عن جهة تحملها مسؤولية الهزيمة ولتنتقم منها علّها تتمكّن من تعويض الخسارة والنجاة في اليمن، وفي البحث لم تجد سوى حزب الله الذي اتهمته بأنه هو الذي يقاتل في اليمن وهو الذي يدرّب وهو الذي يحشد وهو الذي هزمها من دون أن تعترف او تقرّ بواقع وحقيقة ان الشعب اليمني هو الذي هزمها والإرادة اليمنية هي التي منعتها من الانتصار.

تريد السعودية اذن وبكل بساطة أن تضغط على حزب الله بأي شكل من الأشكال، بما في ذلك الحرب وتدمير لبنان، من أجل أن يمكّنها من رقبة اليمن وقراره. وهنا يبدو الغباء السعودي مرة أخرى، اذ من أقنع السعودية أو خدعها بالقول أن قرار اليمن هو بيد حزب الله أو بيد إيران؟

إن الحقيقة خلاف ما تظنّ السعودية تماماً، فحزب الله يؤيد الفريق المظلوم المعتدى عليه في اليمن، ممارسة لموجب أخلاقي وشرعي وإنساني، ولكنه لا يصادر قرار اليمن. فقرار اليمن بيد أهله وبيد مَن يدافعون عنه من جيش ولجان شعبية وشعب وقيادة سياسية، وهؤلاء يقاتلون من أجل القرار المستقلّ في وجه أيّ كان وليسوا بصدد الاختيار بين وصي ووصي، أيّ بين متبوع ومتبوع، فحزب الله أصلاً يدعم الشعب اليمني ولا يصادر قراره وهو شعب يقبل المساعدة ولا يقبل الوصاية. هذه حقيقة على السعودية أن تفهمها، ولكنها بمكابراتها لا تفهمها ولا تريد أن تفهمها.

وبهذه المكابرة التي تقود السعودية للبحث عن أعداء جدد وفتح جبهات جديدة، فإنّ السعودية تفاقم خسائرها، وتزيد من مأزقها وإذا عطفنا الشأن الخارجي هذا الى المأزق الداخلي الذي أقحم ولي عهد السعودية نفسه فيه، لتيقّنّا من أنّ الذي يقود السعودية هو الجنون والهستيريا والتخبّط الذي لا يؤدّي إلا الى الانتحار.

وفي سياق هذه السياسة المجنونة والهستيرية ارتكبت السعودية عدوانها الحالي على لبنان بدءاً بخطف رئيس حكومته وإجباره على الاستقالة، في عمل قرصنة لم يسبقها اليه أحد حتى أعتى المافيات والجماعات الإرهابية، وظنّت أن خطتها التي تبدأ بالخطف وتتدرج الى تنصيب حاكم دمية لها في لبنان مروراً بحرب أهلية وحرب «إسرائيلية» على لبنان، ستنجح وتجني ثمارها، ليس في لبنان فحسب، بل وفي اليمن أيضاً. وهنا تبدأ رحلة استعادة الفضاء الاستراتيجي السعودي الحيوي المتآكل كما تصوّرت.

لكن الأحداث والأداء اللبناني الذكي والمحترف الذي قاده رئيس الجمهورية بدعم مطلق من القيادات السياسية والشعبية والمقاومة في لبنان أفشل الخطة السعودية وأنتج عكسها. وهنا كان على السعودية أن تفهم وتتوقف وتكتفي بالخسارة في حدودها الأولى، لكنها ومرة جديدة وعلى عادتها ركبت السعودية رأسها وكابرت وتستمر في غيها وطغيانها وعدوانها على لبنان باحتجاز رئيس حكومته والسؤال إلى متى؟

على السعودية أن تعلم أن لبنان أقوى من أن يُلوى ذراعه، وإذا كانت بأموالها دمّرت لبنان في العام 1975 وما يليه، وإذا كانت بمؤامراتها في العام 2005 قتلت الحريري وحققت بعض أهدافها، فإن لبنان 2017 أشدّ بأساً وأصلب عوداً وأكثر مناعة بعد أن تعلم من دروس الماضي وامتلك الحكمة والقوة والمناعة معاً من أجل مواجهة أي عدوان عليه، ولن يكون لبنان ميداناً لتغيير هزيمة السعودية في اليمن وتعويضها أو إنقاذ السعودية من وحول اليمن.

وهنا ننصح السعودية كما انسحبت من سورية بعد أن أيقنت بالهزيمة والخسارة، عليها أن تنسحب من اليمن وتعترف بالخسارة وتترك اليمن لأهله. وأن تتوقف عن العدوان على لبنان وتطلق سراح رئيس حكومته، وعليها أن تعترف أن البيئة التي صاغت سياستها الخارجية بمقتضى عناصرها تغيرت وانقلبت ولتتوقف عن المكابرة ولتنقذ نفسها من الخسارة لا بل تفاقم الخسائر. ببساطة على السعودية أن تدرك بأنها ليست في الوضع الذي يُمكّنها من الانتصار في أي ميدان، حتى ولو جاهرت بوقاحة بحلفها مع «إسرائيل»، فلتتبع استراتيجية تحديد الخسائر بدلاً من الانتحار.

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 The US Treasury Department has blocked online donations made by Iranian expatriates to help the survivors of a powerful earthquake which caused extensive damage and loss of life in western Iran.

Tohid Najafi, a medical professional based in Detroit, US, told Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera that the Treasury blocked the Facebook page he had set up Monday to raise money for the families of the victims and the survivors of the 7.3-magnitude quake, which had jolted western Iran a day earlier.

According to the latest official figures, some 432 people have lost their lives and about 9,388 others sustained injuries in the tremor. Some 12,000 homes have also been completely destroyed in the incident.

Najafi had planned to raise $110,000 over the next month, hoping that within the first day he would manage to raise up to $15,000.

On the morning of the next day, he saw that online donors had helped more than $80,000. The sum raised had surpassed $200,000 by Wednesday.

​ “I was very surprised,” Najafi said, saying he had doubts about hitting his goal on time.

On the first day of his fund-raising effort, Najafi received a message by Facebook, informing him the funds “will not be released,” until he deliver to the social media site the required authorization from the US Department of Treasury.

Following Najafi’s initiative, a New York-based Iranian-American journalist, Tara Kangarlou, started a separate personal fundraising campaign to help the victims of the earthquake.

Within the first 30 minutes, online donors had chipped in $2,000 on the YouCaring fundraising website.

However, YouCaring canceled Kangarlou’s page, saying in a message that her fundraiser had been removed “because the country you provided is part of an embargoed region.”

​“The United States Treasury Department does not allow our platform to disburse funds directly to, or be routed by proxy to a state or person that is currently located in an embargoed region,” the letter read.

A man reacts following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran, November 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

The website also told Kangarlou, the third-party money transfer partner, WePay, is not authorized to do business with Iran.

“As soon as they saw the name Iran, that this is for Iran earthquake, they freaked out,” Kangarlou said. “YouCaring did not care, nor did WePay,” she said. “What a shame.”

The US has imposed wide-ranging economic sanctions against Iran over the past decades.

Following the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, including the US, some restrictions have been lifted, including the trading of Iranian oil and gas in the world market.

A woman reacts as medics cover dead bodies following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran November 13, 2017.  (Photo by Reuters)

The report comes despite the US Treasury’s exemptions on its policy on disaster relief to Iranian individuals.

The efforts to block the donations come as the US offered condolences to the affected Iranian and Iraqi nationals.

“The United States expresses its sincere condolences to all of those affected by the earthquake in Iran and Iraq. We keep the families of those who were killed, and injured, in our thoughts as well as the communities that have suffered damage to homes and property,” said US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Monday.

A woman stands next to wounded people as they are treated following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran November 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Iranian aid institutions and relief workers have been working round the clock to attend to the injured and provide the survivors with their basic needs.

Along with officials, Iranian people have also mobilized in response to the natural disaster to help decrease the sufferings of their compatriots, with many donating blood and preparing aid packages.


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