Hezbollah Leader Says Saudi Arabia Has Declared War On Lebanon

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.


Manthong Paul Kersey Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:02 Permalink

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chumbawamba Manthong Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:41 Permalink

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.

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researchfix Ink Pusher Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

"* 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.

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GUS100CORRINA WOWurstupid Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:27 Permalink

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).https://theisraelbible.com/biblical-boundaries-land-israel/Personally, I am ROFL at the foolishness of IRAN and many others!!!

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NiggaPleeze Snípéir_Ag_Obair Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

 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?

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PrivetHedge GUS100CORRINA Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:43 Permalink

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?

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fockewulf190 RafterManFMJ Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:49 Permalink

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.

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HRClinton LawsofPhysics Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:49 Permalink

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.?https://systemsbiology.columbia.edu/news/study-sheds-light-on-ashkenazi-jewish-genome-and-ancestryhttps://systemsbiology.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/Ashkenazi_Bottleneck_Model.jpg

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earleflorida VWAndy Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:33 Permalink

tillerson talks/warns against proxy wars?        https://www.dailystar.com.lb/    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

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Hikikomori Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:35 Permalink

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???