Sheikh Qassem: Hezbollah Won’t Let Saudi Control Lebanon

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Sheikh QassemHezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said that some Lebanese factions aim at turning Lebanon to be a Saudi province, asserting that the party wants the country to be completely independent.

It is well-known that the former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal frustrated the Lebanese efforts to conduct the presidential elections because he rejected one of the candidates despite the approval of most of the Lebanese political factions, Sheikh Qassem added.

His eminence noted that Faisal commanded Lebanese MP Saad al-Hariri to refrain from participating in the elections.

In a different context, Sheikh Qassem asserted that certain Lebanese factions criticize Hezbollah military intervention in Syria despite the fact that they supported the terrorist groups in Syria since the inception of the crisis.

“One of the Lebanese MPs moved to Turkey on order to play the role of funding the militant groups in Syria.”

“Those factions provided the terrorists in Syria with weaponry as well, and no one can forget Lotfallah ship which was discovered before they dispatch it to the militant groups.”

“Hezbollah publicly announced his military intervention in Syria, but they used the humanitarian disguise to hide their military support to the terrorist groups, including ISIL and Nusra.”

Locally, his eminence called on all the Lebanese political parties to tackle the socio-economic issues despite the presidential void.

Is it right to deactivate the public institutions because we have failed to elect a new president? Sheikh Qassem.

Sheikh Qassem delivered his remarks in a ceremony organized by Hezbollah to mourn the death of mujahid Dr. Qafiq Mohammad Bajouk

Source: Hezbollah Media Relations

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Family of Hannibal Gaddafi Warn of $200 Million Bribe Between GNC and Lebanon, Demand Syrian Government Intervention

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The family of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, issued a statement addressed to the international community, humanitarian and human rights organizations, asking that they not stand idly by while Hannibal Gaddafi remains illegally detained in Lebanon on charges related to the disappearance of Musa Sadr and his companions, of which Hannibal could hardly be considered a witness or participant, being only two years old at the time.

The Gaddafi family explained that behind the bogus charges Lebanon is using to justify Hannibal’s continued detention, is a heinous plot to extradite him to a militia-run detention facility in Tripoli in exchange for $200 million, stolen from the Libyan people.

The family appealed to the Syrian government, asking that they fulfill their obligation to take all necessary measures to ensure the safe return of Hannibal, who was an official guest of the Syrian state, under their protection when he was abducted on Syrian territory.

The family holds the Lebanese government responsible for the unlawful abduction, torture and imprisonment of Hannibal and condemns the sectarian and political motivations behind their actions. They warn that no Lebanese official is above the law.


Forer  Hezbollah MP Hassan Yacoub. The background  shows a portrait of his father Sheikh Mohammed Yacoub (R)  –  with AMAL Movement founder Imam Moussa al-Sadr
Hezbollah MP Hassan Yacoub masterminded the abduction of Hannibal Gaddafi. The background shows a portrait of his father Sheikh Mohammed Yacoub (R) – with AMAL Movement founder Imam Moussa al-Sadr

Terrorist Blast Kills Grand Mosque Imam in Damascus

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A terrorist explosive device planted inside the Grand Mosque in Syria’s Damascus went off on Friday, killing the Imam Sheikh Salman al-Afandi, state-run TV reported.

Local sources told SANA news agency that a terrorist group planted the IED under the platform of the mosque and detonated it during the Imam’s speech.

Sheikh Afandi was martyred at once, and five other worshippers were wounded.

The explosion caused much destruction inside the mosque.

In a statement issued afternoon, the Ministry of Awqaf announced the martyrdom of Sheikh Afandi, stressing that the blood of the martyrs “will only increase our determination to defeat the takfiri terrorism and forces of darkness and evil anytime, anywhere.”

In June 23, a group of terrorists blew up a car bomb in front of Maath bin Jabal mosque in Baydar al-Sultana neighborhood in central Damascus, at the time when worshippers were getting out from Taraweeh prayers, killing several people and injuring several others.

Source: Websites

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Syrian Army Continues Wide-Scale Operations against Armed Groups

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Syrian Arab ArmyMilitary operations against terrorist organizations continued intensively on Thursday across Syria, targeting their vehicle convoys and dens, inflicting major losses upon their ranks.

Deir Ezzor

Army units continued operations against terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) in al-Hweiqa, al-Rushdiyeh, al-Jbeileh, al-Rasafeh, al-Orfi and al-Sina’a in Deir Ezzor province.

A military source told SANA reporter that the army destroyed a convoy of cars belonging to ISIL and killed many of terrorists near al-Mrei’iyeh roundabout, in addition to destroying a bulldozer near to al-Jafra water plant in the city.

Large numbers of ISIL terrorists were killed and their dens were destroyed in the area surrounding Deir Ezzor Airport, al-Mrei’iyeh and al-Jafra.

Damascus Countryside

Units of the army inflicted heavy losses upon armed terrorist organizations in the farms and villages of al-Ghouta, al-Qalamoun and Khan al-Sheih in Damascus countryside.

SANA field reporter said the army directed painful strikes against dens of terrorists in many regions of Joubar in Damascus countryside.

In Douma, many terrorists of the so-called “the nation army” were killed and wounded in concentrated strikes by the army against their gatherings in al-Baladiya, al-Corniche and the cultural center inside Douma.

Units of the Army and Armed Forces also killed and injured a number of terrorists in the surrounding of al-Zuhour Street in Khan al-Sheeh in Damascus Countryside. Terrorists Saeed Diab and Ammar al-Shishani were identified among the dead.

A military source told SANA that the army killed many terrorists and injured several others in al-Qalamoun Mountains in Damascus countryside


Army units killed terrorists, most of them non-Syrian, in the villages of al-Khadra, al-Soda, Qall’et Boujaq, al-Durra, Jabal Zahiyeh, al-Frunloq reserve and al-Qantara in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Seven of the terrorists’ vehicles; one of them was equipped with communication devices, two were laden with ammunition and the other four vehicles were equipped with heavy machine guns and a mortar launch pad, were destroyed during the operations.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the killing of tens of their members, including Abdul-Rahman al-Samadi and Mahmoud Tallawi, who are both leaders within the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham”


Terrorist Ahmad Ali al-Abdalla, a leader in the so-called “Ansar al-Sham “ was also identified among the killed terrorists, in addition to Mahran al-Sous, Hisham Abu Zaid, Suhaib al-Azawi and Muaffaq Ishmawi, according to the pages.

Meanwhile, a military source told SANA that the army killed scores of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in al-Kabeer and Beit Shrouk in Lattakia countryside.

In al-Haffeh area, large numbers of terrorists were killed as the army targeted their dens and gatherings in several towns and villages in the countryside of Lattakia province.

The military operations resulted in the destruction of terrorists’ weapons and ammunition caches in Kensaba area, Marzeh and Tertyah villages, and in Droushan in Jabal al-Turkman.


The army killed terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate from al-Kharab Street towards the farms surrounding al -Waer neighborhood in Homs city.

Other army units killed and injured many terrorists and destroyed a number of their vehicles in Mas’ada, Um al-Reesh, Rajm al-Qasr, Rahhoum, Onq al-Hawa, Jebb al-Jarrah and al-Saan in the countryside of the central province of Homs.

In al-Rastan area, 24 km north of Homs downtown, which has been one of Al-Nusra’s important strongholds in the province, many terrorists were killed on al-Ghajar-Kiseen road, while a number of their vehicles got destroyed.

later, a military source told SANA that the army killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in Taldou, al-Rastan, Talbeisa and Kfar Laha in Homs countryside.

In the same context, many terrorists were killed in the towns and villages of al-Farhaniyeh, Deir Foul, the area surrounding al-Shaer oil wells, Jazal, al-Teibeh, al-Sukhneh, Mahaseh and Um Sahriej.

The army also killed many terrorists and destroyed their dens and ammunition caches in the villages of Housh Shamso, al-Msheirfeh, and the eastern and western Habra in al-Makhram area in the countryside of the province.


Units of the Army and Armed Forces killed many terrorists, injured others and destroyed some of their vehicles and a weapons and ammo cache in Kafr Lata and Ma’saran in the countryside of the northern province of Idlib.

Terrorists Hassan Omar al-Assaf and Gharib al-Hendawi were identified among the dead.

Army units also targeted a number of gatherings of dens of terrorist organizations in Taftanaz, Fayloun, al-Tibat, Kamb al-Alman, Tal Salmo, al-Bya’at, Qara’ al-Ghazal and Harsh Ishtabraq in Idleb countryside, leaving many terrorists dead and others wounded.

Meanwhile, a military source told SANA that the army killed takfiri terrorists and injured many others in al-Shaghre and Jabal al-Akrad in Idleb countryside.

The source added that the army also killed many terrorists and destroyed their criminal equipment in Sinjar, Sarakeb, Khan Sheikhoun, Ariha, Khan al-Subul and Benish in Idelb countryside.

The army razed gatherings and dens of terrorist organizations and destroyed their vehicles in the area surrounding Eblin village and near to Banin village in Jabal al-Zawiyeh.

Several terrorists, some of them foreigners including an Egyptian, a Libyan and two Tunisians, were killed in the operations.

Meanwhile, terrorist organizations, on their social media pages, acknowledged the heavy losses inflicted upon their ranks and the death of tens of their members, among them terrorist Oussama Adbul-Kareem Manna’ from the so-called “Khattab battalion” who was killed in Ariha area.

Tens of terrorists were also killed and their vehicles and equipment were destroyed in the towns and villages of al-Habeit, Babolin, Rasm Niyas, al-Majas, al-Majzara, Taljineh, Abu Dafneh, the area surrounding Tal Mardikh and Shahnaz in the countryside of the province.


Concentrated army operations were launched against gatherings of members of terrorist organizations in al-Sheikh Miskeen, north of the southern province of Daraa, resulting in the killing of many of them. A terrorist nicknamed Abu al-Hareth al-Mahji was identified among the dead.

Dens of terrorists in Inkhel town, northwest of Daraa city, were directly hit by the army, with many of the terrorists getting killed or wounded.

More terrorists were killed in continued military operations in Busr al-Harir and Atman towns, north of Daraa, while others were eliminated in Bosra al-Sham town in eastern Daraa.

In the western parts of Daraa countryside, where Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations have supply routes extending into the Israeli-occupied territories, an army unit destroyed a bulldozer in near Kathif al-Sin in Nawa area, 10 km away from the occupied lands.

In Daraa city, numbers of terrorists were killed and many others were wounded in al-Kark neighborhood, the areas surrounding al-Abbasiyeen Bakery and the old Customs building and east of al-Masri roundabout in Daraa al-Balad.

The killing of terrorists Firas Walid Bakhsh, Odai Mohammad al-Motleq and Osama Khaled al-Zeeb was acknowledged on the terrorist organizations’ social media pages.


Other army units killed scores of terrorists and wounded others in Um Batina, Mas’hara and Mamtana in the countryside of the southern province of Quneitra.

Army units also repelled and killed a number of terrorists who attempted to infiltrate towards the areas of Tal al-Bzak, Tal Kroum Jabba and Tal al-Shaar in the countryside.

More terrorists were killed in operations in al-Ajraf and Rasm al-Khawaled in the countryside.

Later, a military source told SANA that the army smashed dens of terrorists in Nabe’e al-Sakhre and Bteiha in Qunaitera countryside, killing many of them, including leader of a group named ‘Abu Hamza al-Rafeidi.


Army units targeted a convoy of terrorists’ vehicles in the area surrounding Tal al-Banat, northeast to Sweida province, destroyed several vehicles and killed all terrorists inside.

A military source told SANA reporter that the army’s operations against terrorists’ gatherings in al-Qasr town in the northern countryside of the province left many of them dead and wounded, in addition to destroying their ammunition and weapons.


Army units killed scores of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles in Abu al-Fashafish, Adleh, Kteisheh, al-Kastal, Skeik, Attshan, Tal Marq, Akask, Um mil and Qasr Bin Wardan in the countryside of Hama province.


Units of the army and armed forces killed tens of terrorists in the countryside of the eastern province of Hasaka.

A military source told SANA that army operations, which killed and injured tens of terrorists, included areas of al-Shadady and Tal Hamis.

Earlier Thursday, army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Abu Qasayeb and Tal Ghazal in the countryside of Qamishli, according to SANA reporter.

The reporter confirmed that tens of terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who spread in the two areas were killed during the military operations, noting that the remaining terrorists fled away.

Up to 70 ISIS terrorists were killed yesterday in the aforementioned areas, which are located about 45 km south of Qamishli.

Source: Agencies

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Is the CIA’s ISIS Cult Already Collapsing in Iraq ?

17.09.2014 Author: William Engdah

6464564Since the early 1950’s, when the CIA station chief in Munich became aware of the effective use of radical Jihadist Sunni Muslims from the Soviet Union by Gerhard von Mende’s wartime Ostministerium, US intelligence has sought to use the fanaticism of radical Islamists to its advantage. In my latest book I call it, “Amerikas Heiliger Krieg.” The alliance of nominally Christian American forces with nominally Muslim Salafists to kill and destroy was justified with a peculiar American brand of self-appointed Holy Mission. In reality the alliance between CIA and radical Islam was never holy. The events surrounding ISIS demonstrate.

The CIA’s creation of Sunni Mujahideen “freedom fighters” in Afghanistan after 1979, with the essential aid of a Saudi named Osama bin Laden to drive the Red Army from Afghanistan was but the beginning of decades-long covert manipulation of Holy War Muslim fanatics to wage active war as surrogates for the geopolitical agenda of certain Washington circles. The Muslim fighters were sometimes purely mercenary, sometimes devout Salafists or Wahhabite Sunnis. The main point for the backers in Washington was that the Juhadists killed the right “enemy.”

The latest such attempt by the CIA and US Special Forces is ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and, if we are to believe their slick YouTube propaganda, that unholy terror of ISIS is “soon to come to your local theatres in Germany, England, Russia, USA.” ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, known by its Arabic acronym Daash, for “Dulat al-Islam fi al-Iraq wal-Sham” – “the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria,” is a Sunni Salafist organization that grew we are told, out of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

After a stunning series of apparent military victories in Iraq this past week or more, the myth of ISIS invincibility is apparently crumbling with astonishing rapidity.

Consider the following direct reports from Iraqi sources:

28th Aug: Moqtada Al Sadr meets with Ammar al-Hakim of the Islamic Supreme Council and releases a statement: We agree on the need to do a real partnership in Iraq to meet the security challenges in the country. Sadr has also stated that he acted on the wishes of the Marja (Sistani) when he opposed Nouri Al Maliki and made sure the latter had to step down.

28th Aug: Collapse of Daash: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are making rapid progress in taking back Zammar and Ain Zala to the north west of Mosul in Nineveh. Peshmergas are advancing from four directions and the Iraqi Air Force and US warplanes are carrying out airstrikes on Daash fighters in the area. In some cases, Daash fighters are abandoning their weapons and fleeing. 18 Daash fighters are picked up by advancing Peshmergas to the west of Zammar. 19 vehicles belonging to Daash are destroyed in air strikes. The Peshmergas are reported close to the centre of town. Daash fighters are mingling with civilians in an attempt to flee.

30th Aug: Mwafaq Hawijah Ali a leader of Daash dies from his injuries in a failed attack on the Baiji Refinery.

30th Aug: The Iraqi Ministry of Defence announces the freeing of 6 villages in Amerli and the destruction of 5 tanks and 5 vehicles belonging to Daash and the culling of 59 Daash Terrorist. Fa Inaa HizbAllah hum fi Ghalibun.

30th Aug: Peshmerga forces carry out a large scale attack to the west of Mosul under US air cover. The aim is to purge Daash from the area.

30th Aug: Sunni uprising against Daash: Qasim al-Fahdawi, MP from Anbar, states that Tribes in Anbar are drawing up plans to rise up and take back cities under Daash control.

31st Aug: Iraqi Security forces aided by Peshmerga fighters and backed by Shia militias start to attack Daash and lift the siege of Amerli.Fighters of Sadr’s Salam Brigades enter the town of Amerli amidst heavy fighting. Iraqi Security Forces and Peshmerga fighters break the siege and the back of Daash. Local “Shia” militias attack and free three towns to the east of Tikrit. They were backed by the Iraqi Air Force. The Peshmergas are reporting that the Daash fighters they are now facing have lost their “will.” They are using mosque loudspeakers to ask their fighters to leave the areas of Sulieman Bek.The Peshmergas retake three villages in Sulaiman Bek.

31st Aug: Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, a Turkoman Minister, confirms that Government forces and Shia militias have broken the siege of Amerli.Like the Nazis fleeing Soviet troops and surrendering to Allied Armies, Daash fighters flee towards the Peshmergas and away from Shia Militias. The Peshmergas report arresting/capturing 36 Daash fighters in their attack on Amerli.

1st Sep: Marthiya Afkham, of the Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulates the Iraqi Security Forces, Government, Sistani, and the people of Amerli for breaking the siege of Daash.

1st Sep: Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces carry out a joint operation and surround the sub district of Sulaiman Bek. The morale of Daash fighters is believed to be low and many are fleeing the area. The Peshmergas and Iraqi Army liberate Suleiman Bek.

2nd Sep: Daash withdraws its forces from Daqouq after the breaking of its siege of Amerli by Iraqi Security Forces.

3rd Sep: Iraqi Air Force drops leaflets over Mosul warning residents to stay away from Daash’s headquarters about to be bombed and to avoid Daash vehicles. Daash evacuates its headquarters that are later bombed by the Americans.

3rd Sep: Tribal leaders from Anbar have voiced their support for the Iraqi Government and Haider Al Abadi and its fight against terrorism. They have requested the government to empower and allow local fighters to take on the terrorists occupying the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah and towns bordering Syria.

3rd Sep: The Iraqi Army has taken back control of Al Atheem dam in the north of Baqouba. The army’s operation was supported by air strikes and resulted in the death of an unknown Daash commander (Emir)

3rd Sep: Government claims for the day: 20 Daash fighters are killed in air strikes in Dhuluiya, south of Tikrit. More Daash fighters are killed in air strikes on Tikrit including a local Daash leader Khairallah Nayef al-Janabi. 45 Daash/rebel fighters killed in Fallujah including a Saudi national in air strikes in Fallujah

Daash or ISIS or ISIL or IS, whatever the name, it is becoming more and more clear that the only real power of that rag-tag band of psychopathic criminals masquerading as religious Jihadists came from its “friends in high plaes.” Perhaps when the Saudi monarchy began to get nervous about the threat of an ISIS Jihad attacking the Saudi monarchy itself and the Saudis began to pressure Qatar to cut financial support to Daash the façade of invincibility began to crumble. Notable in this light is the report that a ‘trusted source’ close to the Saudi – Lebanese multi-billionaire and former Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on condition of anonymity, that the final green light for the war on Iraq with ISIS was given behind closed doors, at the sidelines of the Atlantic Council’s Energy Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 22 – 23, 2013. The Atlantic Council is one of the most influential US think tanks with regard to US and NATO foreign policy and geopolitics. The same source stated that the key coordinator of Daash military actions was US Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Riccardione. “As far as I know, nothing moves without Ambassador Riccardione”, the Hariri intimate added.

A former CIA private contractor, Steven Kelley told Iran’s PressTV in an August 28 inverview, that the ISIL is “a completely fabricated enemy. The funding is completely from the United States and its allies, and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we created, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley said.

The origins of the ISIS go directly back to the CIA-created Al-Qaeda and their role in the savage toppling of Libya’s Muhammar Qaddafi in 2012. The leader of the Libyan rebels later admitted that his fighters included Al-Qaeda linked jihadists who had fought against US and UK troops in Iraq. Those Iraqi Jihadists came from Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the name of ISIS before it was rebranded by the CIA. With the assistance of US and NATO intelligence and air support, the Libyan Al Qaeda rebels captured Gaddafi and summarily executed him in the street, all the while enthusiastically chanting “Allah Akbar,” of course in very democratic tones.

After Qaddafi’s overthrow by the US, hiding behind the skirts of France and the UK, after Gaddafi was overthrown, Libyan armories were looted, and massive quantities of weapons were sent by the Libyan rebels to Syria, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, smuggled into Syria through Turkey, a NATO ally where US Ambassador, Francis Riccardione, sits, the man Erdogan last year threatened to make persona non grata. The times Libyan arms arrived on September 14th, 2012, just three days after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed by the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi. At that same time Jihadist fighters from Libya began flooding into Syria as well, including experienced commanders who had fought in multiple theaters. The US and its allies, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar and to an extent Turkey, were now focused on taking down Assad’s government in Syria. As in Libya this regime change was to be framed in terms of human rights. It failed miserably.

And the horror YouTube purporting to show a lone, masked, black-clad ISIS psychopath on a hill savagely beheading US journalist James Foley, according to a British media analysis, was faked. A British scientific video analysis shows the knife ostensibly cutting the throat of Foley and not a drop of blood spurts out, nor does Foley make any frantic effort to free himself.

The video as well as the remarkably similar video of the purported beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff both show the same fully-black-masked executioner, dubbed in the British media as ‘Jihadi John’ as he suspiciously has a strong British accent. The perpetrators of that faked video are no doubt known to John Brenan, CIA Director and NSC advisor, Susan Rice and the Washington neo-conservatives determined to push President Obama into a full-scale war against Iraq and Syria, using their ISIS as the pretext. The operation seems to be falling apart on all fronts.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”
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