[News] The Wahhabi-Likudnik war of terror - don't expect the "West" to condemn this

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Wed Nov 20 11:12:52 EST 2013

*The Wahhabi-Likudnik war of terror*
By Pepe Escobar

The double suicide bombing targeting the Iranian embassy in Beirut - 
with at least 23 people killed and 170 wounded - was a de facto terror 
attack happening on 11/19. Numerology-wise, naturally 9/11 comes to 
mind; and so the case of the Washington-declared war on terror 
metastasizing - largely conducted by oozy forms of Saudi "intelligence".

Yet don't expect the "West" to condemn this as terror. Look at the 
headlines; it's all normalized as "blasts" - as if children were playing 
with firecrackers.

Whether carried out by a hazy al-Qaeda-linked brigade or by
Saudi spy chief Bandar bin Sultan's (aka Bandar Bush's) goons, the 
Beirut terror attack is essentially configured as a major, Saudi-enabled 
provocation. The larger Saudi agenda in Syria implies getting both 
Hezbollah and Iran to be pinned down inside Lebanon as well. If that 
happens, Israel also wins. Once again, here's another graphic 
illustration of the Likudnik House of Saud in action.

Nuance also applies. Bandar Bush's strategy, coordinated with jihadis, 
was to virtually beg for Hezbollah to fight inside Syria. When Hezbollah 
obliged, with only a few hundred fighters, the jihadis scurried away 
from the battlefield to implement plan B: blowing up innocent women and 
children in the streets of Lebanon.

While Hezbollah welcomes the fight, wherever it takes place, Tehran's 
position is more cautious. It does not want to go all out against the 
Saudis - at least for now, with the crucial nuclear negotiation on the 
table in Geneva, and (still) the possibility of a Geneva II regarding 
Syria. Yet the House of Saud is not welcoming Geneva II anytime soon 
because it has absolutely nothing to propose except regime change.

On Syria, the main pillar of Bandar Bush's strategy is to turn the 
previously "Free" Syrian Army into a "national army" of 30,000 or so 
fully weaponized hardcore fighters - mostly supplied by the "Army of 
Islam", which is nothing but a cipher for the al-Qaedesque Jabhat 
al-Nusra. King Playstation of Jordan, also known as Abdullah, 
collaborates as the provider of training camps near the Syrian border. 
Whatever happens, one thing is certain; expect Bandar Bush's goons to be 
carrying out more suicide bombings on both Lebanon and Syria.

*The Zionist/Wahhabi/Salafi axis*
The dodgy al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades in theory exist since 
2005, placing the odd bomb here and there. One sheikh Sijareddin Zreikat 
tweeted responsibility for the Beirut terror attack. Curioser and 
curioser, the claim was "discovered" and translated into English by the 
Israeli disinformation website SITE. [1]

Yet another Israeli intelligence disinformation site, DEBKAfile, claimed 
the terror attack was an Iran/Hezbollah false flag, based on a "Saudi 
warning" reaching "Western intelligence agencies, including Israel". [2] 
The rationale, according to "Saudi intelligence", was "to convince 
Hezbollah fighters consigned against their will to the Syrian battlefield".

This does not even qualify as pathetic. Hezbollah is basically defending 
the Lebanese-Syrian border, and has only a few hundred fighters inside 
Syria. Moreover, no string of suicide bombings will deter Hezbollah and 
Tehran from regaining control of what really matters in the Syrian 
strategic context; the Qalamoun area.

Qalamoun, ringed by mountains, is a 50-kilometer stretch bordering the 
Bekaa valley in Lebanon, between Damascus and al-Nabk, and right on the 
absolutely critical Damascus-Homs corridor of the M5 highway. The Syrian 
army is on the offensive in Qalamoun. Recapturing the whole area is just 
a matter of time. This means controlling the northern approach to 
Damascus. Hezbollah is helping in the offensive out of Bekaa valley. 
This does not mean they will camp out in Syria afterwards.

Now for the false flag accusation. As far as real false flags are 
concerned, one just has to re-examine three recent international 
bombings that supposed victimized Israel. In India the bomb had no 
projectiles; it barely injured an Israeli attache. In Azerbaijan the 
bomb was miraculously "discovered" before it went off. And in Thailand, 
the bomb exploded too soon, injuring only a nearby Iranian.

Crass Israeli disinformation is unmasked when it leaps into this 

    If Tehran is capable of such atrocities merely as a diversionary
    tactic, then perhaps Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
    ought to take a really hard look at their negotiating partner across
    the table before signing a major deal Wednesday, Nov. 20, which
    leaves Iran's nuclear program in place.

So this neatly ties up with the current Israeli hysteria about the 
Geneva negotiations, which also includes the umpteenth report by a News 
Corporation outfit, London's Sunday Times, that Saudi Arabia will help 
Israel to attack Iran. [3]

It also ties up with the proverbial US shills spinning, gloating rather, 
that, "strategically, this de-facto Israeli alliance with the Saudis is 
an extraordinary opportunity for Israel". [4]

Even such shills have to admit that the House of Saud is "blocking 
formation of any government in Lebanon, for example, to obstruct Iran's 
ally, Hezbollah". "Blocking" of course is a euphemism to normalize 
suicide bombing.

And then comes the ultimate wishful thinking disguised as "analysis"; 
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu "bidding to replace the United 
States as military protector of the status quo". Translation; the 
Likudniks dreaming of becoming the new military Mob boss of petrodollar 

*The enablers*
Bandar Bush's strategy - weaponizing and providing cover to Salafis, 
jihadis and every patsy or mercenary in between - will go on unabated. 
After Bandar Bush convinced Washington to get rid of the Muslim 
Brotherhood-friendly Qataris, the Saudis are the supreme warfare go-to 
channel. The Bandar Bush machine has ties with virtually every jihadi 
outfit in the Levant.

It certainly helps that Bandar has the perfect cover; the fact that he 
knows and has cajoled every significant player in Washington. In the US, 
Bandar Bush remains a dashing hero, even eliciting fawning comparisons 
with Gatsby. [5] Right. And my name is actually Daisy.

Even with its own embassy attacked in Lebanon, Iran is maintaining an 
extremely calibrated approach. The number-one priority is the nuclear 
negotiations in Geneva with the partner that really matters, the US. 
This explains Iran blaming the Beirut terror attack on the proverbial 
"Zionists", and not Saudi-enabled jihadis posing as "rebels" and part of 
the whole Bandar Bush nebula.

For the moment though, enough of Orwellian newspeak. What happened in 
Beirut was a terror attack, cheered by Israel, and fully enabled by 
Saudis; a graphic display by the Likudnik-House of Saud axis.

1. Al-Qaida-linked group claims responsibility for deadly Beirut attack 
<http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.558926>, Ha'aretz, November 
19, 2013.
2. Incredible! Beirut bombings killing 25 people were self-inflicted by 
Iran and Hizballah as a diversionary tactic 
DEBKAfile, November 19, 2013.
3. Israel, Saudi Arabia Unite For Attack On Iran 
<http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36884.htm>, RT, 
November 17, '13.
4. The stakes of an Iranian deal 
Washington Post, November 15, 2013.
5. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia's Gatsby, Master Spy 
The Daily Beast, November 16, 2013.

/*Pepe Escobar* is the author of /Globalistan: How the Globalized World 
is Dissolving into Liquid War 
/(Nimble Books, 2007), /Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the 
/(Nimble Books, 2007), and /Obama does Globalistan 
<http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Does-Globalistan-Pepe-Escobar/dp/1934840831> /(Nimble 
Books, 2009).

He may be reached at pepeasia at yahoo.com./
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