Hezbollah Leader Says Saudi Arabia Has Declared War On Lebanon

Tyler Durden's picture

If three days ago the middle east was on the "verge of a catastrophe", then moments ago it took one big step closer to the edge.

Recall that on Tuesday we reported that Saudi Arabia had again cast itself as the victim of external Shia plotting, after its internal weekend of chaos which included a missile attack from Yemen, the deaths of two princes and other high officials within a mere 24 hours, and an aggressive crackdown against dissent in the royal family which saw close to a dozen princes placed under house arrest. And while Saudi Arabia has long blamed Iran for sowing unrest in the region, Tuesday's declaration by Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan that Lebanon has "declared war" against the kingdom was an historic first. But perhaps the biggest problem is that international media is currently uncritically spreading the statement, whereas what such a bizarre claim actually warrants is laughter. Thankfully, Nassim Nicholas Taleb sums it up nicely with a basic geography lesson: "Either the media is stupid, or Saudi rulers are stupid, or both. Lebanon did not formally declare war and there is no common border."

Well, fast forward three days when Lebanon has still not declared war on Saudi Arabia, however it has turned the table on Riyadh, when moments ago Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, said that "Saudi Arabia has declared war on Lebanon and Hezbollah." In a televized address to mark Hezbollah’s so-called Martyr Day, Nasrallah warned Israel against what he called "miscalculations" and said Saudis are angry because "their dreams did not come true in Syria, Lebanon."

The Hezbollah leader also said he sees an Israeli war with Lebanon as unlikely, and warns Israel against any attempt to exploit the political chaos in Lebanon, claiming "today we are stronger." Nasrallah also said that Yemenis have capacity to produce missiles, denying Saudi claims that Hezbollah fired a missile at Riyadh.

Claiming that the failed Saudi faceoff with Qatar, and its intervention in Bahrain made its government bankrupt, he also warned that Saudi Arabia - which claims to be helping Yemenis, but has only killed its people, spread disease, hunger - "will fail in Lebanon as it did in all other arenas in the region."

The Hezbollah leader also said former Lebanon premier Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned over the weekend, is being kept under house arrest in Saudi Arabia after resigning as Lebanese Prime Minister from its capital on Saturday, and must be allowed to return home.

And now that both sides have mutually accused each other of having declared war on each other, the question is which country will break the stalemate and move from words to actions.

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spastic_colon's picture

when did they ever "undeclare"?

BaBaBouy's picture

Who Was It Broke Lebanon, Hillery ???

RafterManFMJ's picture

Oh shit, another black eye for Israhell, and another Vietnam for the House o Saud. Oy vey!

svayambhu108's picture

Another military defeat for the MIC, what people need to see to understand US is on its last legs is some diplomats and embasy people draged outside ... oh wait  

Thought Processor's picture



This guy is spouting way to much truth.  

y3maxx's picture


-Putin assasinated

-Trump assasinated

Archduke Ferdinand moment

y3maxx's picture


-Hillary assasinated

-Donna Brazile assasinated

Archduke Ferdinand moment

y3maxx's picture


-King of Saudi Arabia assassinated

-Leader of Iran assassinated

Archduke Ferdinand moment

Paul Kersey's picture

Damn, now Israel's got the Saudis, whose madressa educated population hates the Jews, fighting their wars for them. That's impressive.

Manthong's picture


Allahooey Snackbar MoFo's.

chumbawamba's picture

The Saudis are coddled pussies.  Those bitches don't know how to fight.  Hizballah would eat them for lunch, but that shit ain't halal.  Saudis bark loud but they know it's the IDF that will be doing the biting.

This won't be a repeat of 2006 either.  This time Hizballah's missiles will rain down on Tel Aviv.

The true meaning of this is one day closer to 2025, when Israel is gone.

I am Chumbawamba.

IH8OBAMA's picture

"Hey, you declared war on us!"

"No we didn't.  You decared war on us!"

"No, it was you who declared war!"

"We didn't do it, You did it!"

Max Hunter's picture

The Saudis have enough money to purchase an army.. Looks like the show is about to start.. Almost started in the spring.. Russia nipped it in the bud.

khnum's picture

The beast currency system will come from Saudi Arabia,Kushner investments have a stake in this- the tesla technology to weoponize the earth will come from Israel in the interests of freedom on earth Mr Nasrallah and Iran have my full pernission to do whatever it takes

WOWurstupid's picture

take em down one at a time habhahahahahah

Ink Pusher's picture

I was under the impression that Erdogan was the perfect actor for the role of Franz Ferdinand.

* Which " Leader of Iran" were you referring to ? I am assuming you are referring to the Ayatollah.


Badsamm's picture

Nobody would care if Erdogan was Ferdinanded

Ink Pusher's picture

I think the Kurds would be pretty elated...

researchfix's picture

"* Which " Leader of Iran" were you referring to ? I am assuming you are referring to the Ayatollah."

That´s the problem why Iran cannot be correctly demonized by MSM-rules, which needs a personal name. So it is always ´Iran´ who is bad. The other bad countries are correctly spelled as Putin, Xi, Duterte, Erdogan, Maduro, Assad, Orban. And those who follow soon.

Ink Pusher's picture

The Islamic ideology employed in Iran has 2 leaders, One is political the other religious. Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a marja and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran.Hassan Rouhani is the seventh and current President of Iran.*There are 10 possible successors in line should the Ayatollah bite a bullet.

researchfix's picture

Thanks for a bit of education. It is just unfair, that nobody can be personally named and demonized. Spoils the game;-)

Ink Pusher's picture

The only instance in which a name matters is when a termination order or sanction is approved.

HRClinton's picture

Where is Nutty Yack Poo on this list?

E5's picture

NO... Nuke dropped on Russias air base in Latakia.

THAT is the world war trigger.

WOWurstupid's picture

really Israel will be enlarging its borders very soon

HowdyDoody's picture

Tricky to do when it hasn't actually declared its borders.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

WOWurstupid  said on Nov 10, 2017 11:11 AM "really Israel will be enlarging its borders very soon".

My response: I agree completely.

Yes indeed, Israel's land as promised by GOD is much larger that current borders show. Below is the text from Genesis that make the point.

The promise was first made to Abraham (Genesis 15:18-21), then confirmed to his son Isaac (Genesis 26:3), and then to Isaac's son Jacob (Genesis 28:13), Abraham's grandson. The promised land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river (Exodus 23:31).


Personally, I am ROFL at the foolishness of IRAN and many others!!!

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

The Creator of Space and Time did not write the Hebrew Bible.

Jews in Alexandria did.

Sadly, your misplaced faith in a genocidal father sky god of swindlers is shared by hundreds of millions of others.

Which is why we can't have nice things.

Iudaea Delenda Est

NiggaPleeze's picture


Oh, the Beast Yahweh promised to steal some land from others and give it to his favorite worshippers, the Joooos! (According to teh Jooos, that is - a bit self-serving but, no doubt, a true story!)

But wait - the text says the descendants of Abraham.  Hmmm, that would be the Arabs!  And what about these Khazar Jooos who have stolen the land from the Arabs, the descendants of Abraham, to whom the Beast allegedly promised that land?  They have violated the covenant of their Beast and make it look impotent and weak!

What will Yahweh the Beast do to deal with these usurpers?

11b40's picture

Did you leave off the sarc tag?

chestergimli's picture

Abram, Isaac, and Jacob were fron India. And THEY said that THEIR god gave them this land. They (Hebrews) were mostly killed in 70AD by Titus and his army. Then the Indian Hebrews moved their operation to
Khazaria. Neither the Indians nor the Khazarians are semitic.

PrivetHedge's picture

Sorry Gus, God made The Covenant with Moses on Mt. Sinai that the Israelis break everyday.

The Covenant, embodied in the Torah itself tells them to get out.

Plus they are not even the same peoples, Israelis are khazar white supremacists, not semites of the Isrealites.

Fact of the matter is that Israelis are killing the semite descendants of God's chosen people in Palestine.

Just how mad do you want to make God BTW?

fockewulf190's picture

It’s no wonder the Saudi head honcho is attempting to confiscate any and all assets from the billionaire princes and business owners. The upcoming Shiite-Sunni war is going to be expensive as hell. And what of his declaration to turn away from “radical” Islam and move toward a more moderate version? Is he ditching Wahhabism for the more lax and mainstream Sunni Islam in order to gain more sympathy with other predominantly Sunni populated neighbors? Or is that move to bolster his stated prospects of rebuilding Riyadh into another Dubai like city? Or both?

The real question is how Turkey will react (which is mostly Sunni) if a religious based Islamic war breaks out, because of their serious military power within the region. Although Erdogan seems much more preoccupied with the Kurdish situation, as well as continuing to collect more dictatorial powers at home and fighting political battles with the EU and to some extent, the US, he has been successfully purging secularism from Turkish society in favor of the Sunni Islamic worldview, so you have to wonder if he would keep Turkey totally neutral or not. Regardless, Ataturk is turning in his grave for sure.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Who Was It Broke Lebanon, Hillery ???"

Funny how Lebanon is back on the do-gooding war list.

I had forgotten it was on the Wolfowitz list of severn countries that we would fix.

LawsofPhysics's picture


Sure, sure,

get this proxy war over with already.

All wars are bankers wars anyway.


HRClinton's picture

With ISIS defeated (by Iraq, Syria and Russia), Israel, KSA and the US need a new Proxy War.

Lebanon is "it".  If they are turned into ashes and a failed state, then...

> The Levant gas basin belongs to Israel for pumping and selling to the EU. --> Energy? Check.

> The Litani River becomes an Israeli asset, they so desperately need. --> Water? Check.

> With Hezbollah pushed way northward or out, the Likudniks and Messianic Settlers will not have to negotiate for Peace with Palestinians.  Palestinians -- the TRUE and INDIGENOUS Semites of Palestine/Levant.  As opposed to the mixed-breed pretenders, the inbred* Ashkenazis.  --> Land/Lebensraum? Check.

With Tel Aviv and AIPAC running the US.gov -- and thus NATO -- the Lebanon War 2.0 (or is it 7.0?) is "On". Bitchez.


* See the Columbia study, that confirms at the DNA level that Ashkenazis are not a "Race", but a Tribe that went almost extinct 700 years ago, and then came roaring back. Inbreeding (prolific marrying of cousins) did the trick.?


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RafterManFMJ's picture

Who the fuck is ‘us,’ white man? Can tell you now I won’t be involved!

svayambhu108's picture

US like in United States, not us like in give us a beer 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

I'd like to see Congress pass a draft in this political climate.

It may be the last straw for this civil war to go hot.

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

make that two beers, while your up.....thx

A Sentinel's picture

“Us” is definitely not the damned Saudis.

HRClinton's picture

Your link did not work. Had to manually delete the trailing junk, to make it work:


VWAndy's picture

 What a fucking mind job. And people fall for this shit? Just wow.

earleflorida's picture

tillerson talks/warns against proxy wars?        


putin realizesl syria and 'the lebanon were once 'whole' as do the british and french whom drew the me (ottoman's legacy) borders in sand without the germans post ww1.

classic case of 'double-speak'!

putin knows the score in $$$ revenue and russia's future dependence upon the outcome.

lebanon has no airforce, and the lebanese gov.t will have to decide whether to protect themselves or become an imperialist colony.

syria knows this is a backdoor for the belligerants

Hikikomori's picture

Didn't know a common border was a necessity for a declaration of war.  If that's so, how come the US declared war against the Japanese in WWII???

Akzed's picture

Lebanon has no air force, so it wouldn't make sense to declare war against a distant nation. Hence, this claim is a lie.

TradingTroll's picture

Serious question here:

How do I short Israel? What’s the most practical way (not CDSs etc). Israel’s fortunes are turning down hard.

NoWayJose's picture

plenty of Israeli stocks out there

Mena Arkansas's picture

Shorting israel is anti-semitic and most likely a hate crime.

ADL/SPLC is no doubt lobbying congress to pass new laws to jail anyone who shorts israel for 20 years.