4 Articles; * Persecution of Christians Begins in “Democratic” Egypt * New Word Order: Iranian Admiral Coins New Political Sin: Iranophobia * Change in the Middle East? Much More Never Changes At All * Remember Lebanon: The Counter-Example to Egypt’s Revolution?

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Persecution of Christians Begins in "Democratic" Egypt New Word Order: Iranian Admiral Coins New Political Sin: Iranophobia Change in the Middle East? Much More Never Changes At All Remember Lebanon: The Counter-Example to Egypt's Revolution? Persecution of Christians Begins in "Democratic" Egypt Posted: 26 Feb 2011 05:45 AM PST By Barry Rubin Once the Continue Reading

Hezbollah Ready To Turn Lebanon Into Iran Proxy

From Reuters.Com Hezbollah and its allies won support on Monday to nominate their candidate for Lebanon's prime minister, giving them the upper hand in attempts to form a government and sparking accusations of a pro-Iranian coup. Telecoms tycoon Najib Mikati, backed by a Hezbollah-led coalition, looked set to be asked to form a government after the first of two days of consultations among Lebanese politicians. Caretaker Prime Minister Continue Reading

Hezbollah in Lebanon, Islamists in Tunisia

From KHouse.Org HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON, ISLAMISTS IN TUNISIA The governments of both Tunisia and Lebanon have collapsed within the past week - for entirely different reasons. New governments are ahead for both countries, and those too may look quite different from each other. Hezbollah – supported by Iran – looms in Lebanon. The Islamists of the Nahda movement are in a good position to take power after years in exile or prison. Yet, Continue Reading

Lebanon Government Collapses

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com LEBANON GOVERNMENT COLLAPSES joelcrosenberg | January 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/piWZ7-168 "Lebanon's year-old unity government collapsed Wednesday after Hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned over tensions stemming from a U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri," reports the Continue Reading

Hizbullah and the information war

From Caroline Glick.Com On January 15 the UN's Special Tribunal for Lebanon is scheduled to issue indictments against a number of Hizbullah operatives for the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005. All of Lebanon and much of the region is waiting in suspense that grows with each passing day. The news that Hizbullah would be fingered by the prosecutors was first made public in July. Since then, Hizbullah Continue Reading

Hizbullah’s Throne of Bayonets

From Gloria-Centre.Org Hizbullah's Throne of Bayonets By Jonathan Spyer * December 25, 2010 We depend on your contributions. Tax-deductible donation through PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, upper-right hand corner of this page. When processing your donation through PayPal please indicate in the "Special Instructions for Seller Box" for GLORIA Center. By check: "American Friends of IDC." "For GLORIA Center" on memo line. Continue Reading

Fight or Flight?

From Gloria-Centre.Org Fight or Flight? By Jonathan Spyer * December 11, 2010 We depend on your contributions. Tax-deductible donation through PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, upper-right hand corner of this page. By check: "American Friends of IDC." "For GLORIA Center" on memo line. Mail: American Friends of IDC, 116 East 16th St., 11th Floor, NY, NY 10003. The revelation that the Saudis sought to create a military Continue Reading

A resurgent Syria alarms U.S., Israel

From Washington Post.Com Syria's fresh interference in Lebanon and its increasingly sophisticated weapons shipments to Hezbollah have alarmed American officials and prompted Israel's military to consider a strike against a Syrian weapons depot that supplies the Lebanese militia group, U.S. and Israeli officials say. The evidence of a resurgence by Syria and its deepening influence across the region has frustrated U.S. officials who Continue Reading

‘Hizbullah making preparations to seize power in Beirut’

From JPost.Com Group conducting simulations in case of Hariri indictments, 'Asharq Alawsat' reports; retired general says group could seize power in 3 days. Sources in Lebanon said that Hizbullah is preparing to seize power in Beirut should the UN Hariri tribunal implicate the group in the assassination of the former prime minister, Lebanon's Asharq Alawsat reported on Tuesday. The report said that the group is preparing for a "zero Continue Reading

Lebanon Today: A Primer

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Lebanon Today: A Primer This article was written for http://www.crethiplethi.com/lebanon-in-the-grip-of-the-iran-syria-bloc/islamic-countries/iran-islamic-countries/2010/ and for your convenience the text is presented here. By Barry Rubin There is a struggle for power in Lebanon of the greatest importance. Yet it is a battle that the West, for all practical purposes, has Continue Reading