Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately

In a odd coincidence, just moments after we published an article laying out Hezbollah's military power at a time when both Saudi Arabia and Lebanon appear to be targeting Lebanon, and just two days after we discussed a leaked Israeli cable that confirmed Saudi Arabia and Israel are deliberately coordinating to destabilize the region and push Lebanon to a state of war, Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens residing in Lebanon to leave immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, November 9. As Al Arabiya adds, the travel warning also called for Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from any point of origin.

Full advisory below:

Official Source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.


Riyadh, Safar 20, 1439, November 09, 2017, SPA -- Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.


The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations.

This follows a similar warning issued by the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 5 urghing its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately and to "exercise caution.” The Bahraini call came a day after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, while on location in Saudi Arabia, citing concerns he could be assassinated like his father, criticized the Lebanon-based Hezbollah paramilitary and political movement and accused Iran of alleged attempts to bring destruction to the region. The Bahraini foreign ministry said in a statement received by AFP that its call was "in the interest of its citizens’ safety and to avoid any risks they may be exposed due to the conditions and developments” that Lebanon is going through.

Earlier, Reuters reported that Lebanon believes former premier Saad al-Hariri, who as noted above resigned on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, is being held by Riyadh, and Beirut plans to work with foreign states to secure his return, a top Lebanese government official said on Thursday. A second Reuters source, a senior politician close to Saudi-allied Hariri, said Saudi Arabia had ordered him to resign and put him under house arrest. A third source familiar with the situation said Saudi Arabia was controlling and limiting his movement.

Saudi Arabia and members of Hariri’s Future Movement have denied reports that he is under house arrest. But he has put out no statements himself denying his movements are being restricted. He made a one-day flying visit to the United Arab Emirates earlier this week before returning to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier on Thursday, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister also urged the international community to slap fresh sanctions against Iran, accusing its regional rival of supporting terrorism.

"We would like to see sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and sanctions on Iran for violating the ballistic missile resolutions of the United Nations," Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, told CNBC Thursday.

Al-Jubeir also said that the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was "weak," especially given Tehran would be capable of assembling a bomb "within weeks." He added he would like to see international agencies carry out a "much more robust" job when conducting inspections in Iran.

Al-Jubeir also described the situation in Lebanon as "unfortunate" and went on to accuse Hezbollah of "hijacking the system" and putting "roadblocks" in front of Hariri at every opportunity. When asked whether Saudi Arabia was headed for a direct conflict with Iran, Al-Jubeir replied, "We hope not", and yet just hours later Riyadh made it clear that any Saudi citizens in Lebanon are now in danger.

Needless to say, traditionally such accelerate evacuation orders have preceded military intervention. Should that be the case again, keep a close eye on oil.


Jim in MN tmosley Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:49 Permalink

I dunno, the Saudis just won the 'Baby Incinerators of the Year' award from the UN.Lebanese forces, meanwhile, just helped eradicate ISIS.Let's see, who just fulfilled a Trump campaign promise?  Oh yeah Hezbollah.Israel and the Saudis are desperate to avoid peace, at any cost.They appear to want to kill Lebanese babies for Christmas.  The only reason: to TRICK the USA into a hot war, with either Iran or Russia, or both. They think Trump is as dumb as Reagan was. 

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tmosley Jim in MN Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:57 Permalink

The Saudis worked with and negotiated with Trump, and as a result, one of the main sponsors of ISIS, a man far too rich and powerful for anybody outside of Saudi royalty to attack, is now confined awaiting trial and possible execution.I don't think there is going to be a war in Lebanon. Rather, Trump is going to meet with Putin and negotiations will be made. Much the same happened with Qatar.I think the new Saudi regime will be focused on liberalization. They are already headed that way, as women are now allowed to drive. Let's hope it works out.

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Manthong Bes Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

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gladih8r Manthong Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:40 Permalink

How convenient for Israel that the Saudis are about to take care of Lebanon for them.  I wonder how many spoofed emails and fake intelligence reports it took to stir up that shit storm?  Hat's off to the mossad for this brilliant maneuver, not that there is anything right with that.

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MEFOBILLS IH8OBAMA Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:29 Permalink

Lebanon is important territory for Israel.  They want the water.  Also, Greater Israel Zionist project is to encompass from Tigris to Euphrates.  The Litani river is in Lebanon.  Also, Hezbollah kicked Israel's ass last time Israel invaded.  So, our ((friends)) are once more discovering they are not God's children, but the opposite.  Saudi's are part of ZOG (Zionist world government) especially because of 73 Kissinger agreement, a point I make often.  ZOG has always worked to snuff out Pan-Arabism, and to encourage rival Islamic sects/countries to fight it out.  Divide and Conquer.It may backfire on our ((friends)) if Saudi is moving the region toward Pan-Arabism, in order to then shut out Persians.  Persians are not Arabs.  Persians are Caucasoids.The group that will get caught in the cross fire will be Arab Shia's, many of whom are in Iraq.  Using Arabs to Isolate Persia will backfire on Zion. 

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mkkby MEFOBILLS Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

It's much simpler. Sunni vs shia -- a feud going on for thousands of years. Iran = shia, Saudi = sunni.

Bush stupidly took down Saddam and left the shia majority in control of Iraq. That tipped the scales to the Shiites.

The neocon plan was to take out Iran by first taking down their allies, Syria and Lebanon. Putin put a stop to regime change in Syria. Iran, Iraq, Lebanon/Hezbollah and Syria are a powerful force with Russian backing.

Hezbollah has been the de facto government of Lebanon for a long time. Hard to believe Iran and Russia would abandon them after their fight in Syria. Israel will create chaos any way they can because Lebanon is on their border.

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Carl Spackler East Indian Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:40 Permalink

Good grammatical catch, Easr Indian.

That is a clear MSM error, which is not shocking as they are spotlight craving imbeciles and not actual journalists.

In Arabic, the message probably tells all subjects of the King to leave now, so as not to be collateral damage in the coming days.

Anyway, it iALL makes sense now...

The NORKs are now contained by three carrier groups and land-based forces, so no funny business. Trump is speaking directly to Xi’s ear to stay clear of the situation...his Saudi oil will continue to be delivered cheaply with special “customer appreciation “ discount.

The Saudis and Israelis are going to do the dirty work, backstopped by the greatest military ever assembled on Earth. THIS is what Trump meant by “the calm before the storm.”

Remember this one from the 80’s? ...
“Let’s put a hola in the Ayatollah!”

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veritas semper… GlassHouse101 Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:32 Permalink

Gog and Magog are the Khazarians(aka Ashkenazi chosenites).Khazaria was their kindom destroyed by Russia.They are cousins with the Turks and converted to judaism in the 8th century(king Bulan,I think). They spread to the 4 corners of the western world ,as predicted in the prophecies(including the Koran) and their god is money(Mammon).They control the west(bc they control,first, the financial system and bc of this,they control ALL the position of power,especially in US and Britain.Those were Empires controlling the waters,the trade. Look how Mystery Babylon is described:fits perfectly US.These Khazarians are of the Synagog of Satan,the monetchangers. They are controlling the little zionist ,apartheid entity ,that,by the way,invaded Lebanon multiple times,last time in 2006 ,when they were defeated by Hezbollah in 30 days.Now,that shitty little country,together with its sister Saudi Arabia,the center of wahhabi takfiri salafi jihadism/terrorism,with US approval(see the Donald tweets:he approves MBS actions in SA,see the attacks against Hezbollah and Iran)plan to  attack Lebanon again.The opening move was the arrest of PM Hariri and resignation IN SA ,not Lebanon(Hariri is a Saudi stooge and dual citizen,Lebanese and Saudi)The zionist entity is building right now fortification lines at the south border with Lebanon,they violate Lebanese airspace all the time,firing missiles into Syria from there(there is a  UN resolution to keep the blue line between Lebanon/Israhell borders free of any military build up,but hey,they are above any international rules,like US is)Next move,putting Hezbollah and Iran revolutionary gurd corps on the terrorist list(they are ,in fact,together with Syrian army and Russians,and Iraq,the ONLY ones fighting terrorism).They lost in Syria/Iraq.They need to open another front.I don't know if it will be hot war,they ran out of proxies,but definitely economic pressure will be put on Lebanon.They will want US involvement,and I bet ,the stupid US Goy will deliver it.If you think for a moment that US is not behind all this ,you must be brain dead.I understand that what I wrote is an attack to the zionist sensibilities of many here,but this is the truthI'm waiting for ad hominem and anti-semitism labels. 

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Battlefield USA GlassHouse101 Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:13 Permalink

new GlassHouse101 khnum Nov 9, 2017 10:16 AM Wellp I guess we know now the army "far to the north" will be coming from Lebanon to invade Israel. Gog (Iran) and Magog (Russia via Lebanon). That is from years of CIA agitprop infiltrating the Church. The region you are thinking of is Turkey and environs from an historical biblical fact based reality.Considering the happenings in the Middle East/Persia, and Sunni/Wahhabi versus Shia... any guess on why NATO has surrounded Russia?Well, now you know.And one day, Israel will rue the day that they partnered with the Sunni/Wahhabi's.And, this answers the some of the other lame-ass comments on this above subject.

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GUS100CORRINA spanish inquisition Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon ImmediatelyMy response: IRAN is about to have a really, really BAD WEEK. The GIG is up and the EMPEROR has no CLOTHES.This TERRORISM CRAP that IRAN has been engaged in under the "OBOZO" administration is about to come to an abrupt END!!!Way to go President TRUMP ... unleash the DOGS of WAR are these IRANIAN THUGS!!!AMEN!!!

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair GUS100CORRINA Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:46 Permalink

What 'terrorism' crap?

Killing the Christian murdering terrorists the Saudis and Israelis (among others including CIA) armed and funded?

You aren't this stupid, not really.

Which means you're a deliberate liar.


Jewish Terrorism Founded Israel

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel is the ultimate terrorist, Iran is its only enemy…

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Winston Churchill tmosley Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:34 Permalink

Your knowledge of geoplitiks and reality only matches your knowledge of computers and  software.Nada,another self appointed exspurt.The KSA wants a higher oil price, butIsrael absolutely NEEDS the Litani delta waters.This will be Israels 2nd attempt toget that water,and you can be sure they will try again, and again.They haveno choice,its an existential need.

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Winston Churchill tmosley Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:08 Permalink

Trump isn't driving this clown car , he does what he's told in important things.Proof of  my thesis, take one look at photos of the river jordan now, and a hundred years ago.I have even older ones on glass plates from the 1860s.It was a mighty river once.De salination issimply no viable alternative for Israel,with a large and strategic agricultural sector.I'm sure even you will be able to see whats really going on, its been a secret hiding in plainsight  for 60 years.

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Winston Churchill tmosley Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

Unless Israel has the ability to survive without water,there isn't one.That should be obvious and not require an answer.In fact they're ten years past the point of no return.You do understand what that is I hope.War it is, and the current population of S.Lebanon will also need to "go".Use your imaginationon how that will be achieved.

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