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US engineers provocation following assassination in Lebanon

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 10:54 PM
While everyone has been talking about the US invading Iran, I mentioned in a thread somewhere on ATS that Syria would be next. Now with the assassination in Lebanon of former Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri the US has got it’s back door for another invasion in the name of democracy.

US engineers provocation following assassination in Lebanon
It is not yet known who is behind the assassination of Hariri, who was killed along with at least 11 others in an explosion in Beirut. What can be said for certain is that the US government has seized on the killing as a pretext for advancing its own interests in the region.

Washington’s belligerent response began only hours after the killing. At a noon press conference on Monday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan warned that the US would consult with members of the United Nations Security Council “about measures that can be taken to punish those responsible for this terrorist attack, to end the use of violence and intimidation against the Lebanese people, and to restore Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and democracy by freeing it from foreign occupation.”

The US plans to restore democracy by freeing the Lebanese people from foreign occupation, and there you have right from the White House.

By foreign occupation, McClellan was referring to the 15,000 Syrian troops in Lebanon. Later, McClellan was more specific, declaring that the Lebanese people must be “free from Syrian occupation.”
The American media by Monday evening was full of unfounded speculation that Syria was responsible for the attack, along with discussion about the possible retribution that would be meted out by the American government.

[edit on 16/2/2005 by Sauron]

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 02:32 AM
Yep, The Pieces Are Falling Into Place

If all goes well, the people of Lebanon will finally get their country back.

I can't wait. I had the pleasure of working closely with some Lebanese nationals some years back, and I know they will be ecstatic once Syria is finally driven out.

I'll be quite pleased to see it as well.

After they kick out the terrorists Syrias has been supporting in southern lebanon, I predict a very close and amicable partnership between Lebanon and Israel.

And not a moment too soon.

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:17 AM
uh sauron that talked of getting the UN to get syria out of lebanon, not invading syria, you think occupying and controlling lebanon for 15 years is ok? they werent exactly invited by lebanon you know..

[edit on 17-2-2005 by namehere]

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:21 AM
My boss is lebanese-american by birth (born in beruit) and a marine by choice.
His mom still lives in beruit. The lebanese people have been waiting for the US to come to thier aid for a long time now, and thanks to having a president with some balls, they are finally gonna get it.
Hold on a little longer beruit, freedom is on the march.

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 08:30 AM
Yes pieces are falling into place to allow the U.S. to attack Syria; this has nothing to do with freeing Lebanon that’s the added bonus if it can be called that, trading one master for another, the U.S. and Israel are using this freeing the Lebanese for support for the invasion against Syria and Iran.

Syria was invited in by the Lebanese government, in 1976, to keep order in the face of a civil war pitting Maronite Christians against Sunnis and Druze. Adding to the chaos, the Israeli invasion in 1982 was aimed at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which had established bases in southern Lebanon. Syria, in alliance with various militias, resisted the Israeli invaders, who were eventually forced to withdraw. Yet the civil war dragged on until peace was brokered by the Arab League, in 1989, and enforced by the Syrian presence (legitimized by the Taif agreement, which brought an end to the internal hostilities). Syria has slowly been withdrawing forces, but the U.S. and Israel have been pressuring the Syrians to get out entirely: Israel claims that Syria is aiding the Hizbollah guerrilla movement, which regularly launches assaults on Israeli territory. Syria denies this.
The escalation of U.S. pressure on Syria is the culmination of a strategy plainly and clearly outlined in a 1996 paper prepared for Tel Aviv's Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, entitledA Clean Break:A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

This has nothing to do with freeing the Lebanese it's a ploy

[edit on 17/2/2005 by Sauron]

posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 08:38 AM
I guess people forget that we already came to Lebanon’s aid 1982-1984 during their civil war. We ended up losing 241 marines in the barrack bombing. Friends of mine who were there described Americans treated like foreign occupiers; no flowers were thrown unfortunately sounds very familiar. Sounds like the Lebanese people will be trading the Syrians for Americans.

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