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Mikonos

New Member
US arms and bombs whomever, wherever and whenever it needs to arm or bomb anyone
Did I mention "The Sunnis"?
Stop being delusional .... the Sunnis you are not mentioning only live in your wet dreams where you program them to talk and do what you want ... well guess what they don't exist and even if they do they have no value.
Ali el Hajj - Omar Karameh - Kawlouna wal Amal <== what do they do other than sit and listen for Nasrallah speaking ?

The US bombs whomever and wherever ... but it doesn't do it hek without logic, you should reach a point in your thinking where you should think of Al Saud as a ( jewish ) family governing the Sunnis and has great ties with USA and Israel ... and Iran who is competing against this family for governing the Sunni world and building great ties with the USA
Iran and others were left with no other option but to defend themselves from direct war and direct attack waged on them. Are you implying that they should not defend themselves in order not to exacerbate the Apes hate even more?...lol
Iran and others ( Kurds ) took the initiative after the occupation of IRAQ in 2005 to demise the Muslims in order to govern the region. They demised the majority of Sunnis in Iraq and selected a few Sunni Marionettes of their own to show the world that they aren't behaving behind a sectarian basis
They also ( with the Kurds ) eluded Bashar that they support Syria as a state while they were planning its destruction with the USA and Al Saud Family
The US is not here to spare anyone. From this point forward, everyone organizes his defense against US attack the way he sees fit and within his capabilities.

3al .... what if option:

1) We decide to strike a deal with the US and let the US fight its war against "terrorism" <== we save ourselves the hassle of destruction and let the division take place without participating in making it a reality faster

2) We decide not to fight ISIS ( let the moderate Sunnis + Kurds fight ISIS ) <== the US plan fails

3) We decide to work with ISIS against the US plan <== the US plan fails

But the truth we're not ... we are ( defending ) in a way where we're making the US plan a reality !!! ...

Yesterday I posted a clipping by USAtoday saying the US is paying 400$ for moderate Syrians ( JN / FATEH / FSA / IF ) to make war against ISIS < === in other terms the USA realized that it can't win without the Sunnis !! so it is using part of the Sunnis (moderates) to fight ISIS (extremists) while us ... we hide behind sectarian speech and we want to make war against both moderates and extremists ....and half of this war is nothing but talk no real actions, no real coalition ..... ya rabbeh nafsseh !!
 
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Impera

Active Member
Bring in the Iranian prostitutes so we can have fun.

It shouldn't be a surprise that Iran buys loyalty through more subtle means than the Saudis. These are just couple of cables highlighting Iran's ways of buying influence. A pattern can be easily identified.

How Iran Builds Influence

Cable: 09BAKU132_a


Iran's "Three-Pronged" Methodology
----------------------------------

Iranian outreach activities in Azerbaijan rest on a
tripod of "social engagement" organizations, including an
"Iran Assistance Society"; the Baku-based Iranian Culture
House and its affiliates; and the Iranian Red Crescent
society, based in "Iranian Clinics" in Baku and elsewhere.

Important satellite institutions, such as charitable
foundations administered by Iranians with Revolutionary Guard
ties and Iranian-funded mosques (one led by a son-in-law of
Ayatollah Meshkini), exist as de facto sub-sets under these
three categories.

5. (S) Iran's influence-building and network-building
efforts in Azerbaijan are low-profile, but substantial.

-- distribution of financial assistance and micro-loans to
Azerbaijanis via an "Iran Assistance Society," with offices
in provincial towns; other Iranian foundations also disburse
stipends or grants.

-- extra-cultural proselytizing, scholarship-granting,
pilgrimage-funding, and general networking activity centered
on the Iranian "House of Culture" in Baku, and loosely
related mosques and clerics; and

-- medical assistance and intelligence personnel positioning
by the Iranian Red Crescent and an associated "Iran Clinic"

An Azerbaijani university senior from a leading
family in the (majority-Sh'ia) village of Lahej in North
Central Azerbaijan, and his father, both of whom have been
known well by Iran watcher for more than seven years. These
sources provided Iran watcher with details about several
hundred thousand dollars in micro-loans and grants given
recently by Iranians to Lahej residents.

They described these as loans and charitable grants given by a regional body
known as the 'Iran Assistance Society (Iran Yardim Jamiati),"
operating out of an office in the provincial capital of
Ismaili (where the source's family also maintains a house).
They claimed that over the last few months this organization
has caused a stir in Lahej and the greater region by
providing small shopkeepers, craftsmen, and other residents
(including several of their relatives) with "business
development" loans of up to 4,000 Manats (about $4300).


HIZBALLAH'S CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR FUNDING

Cable: 06BEIRUT421_a


Hizballah has four main charitable organizations: Jihad al-Binaa, the Iranian Institute for Martyrs, the Islamic Health Association, and the Women's Islamic Movement.

Other social services include running schools and awarding scholarships; distributing food, medical supplies, and diesel fuel to rural communities; offering micro-loans; and operating supermarkets in underserved areas.

Estimates from respected sources can vary from ten to fifty million dollars per month in Iranian support to Hizballah, with most guesses at the higher end of that range.


Cable: 07LONDON4680_a

During a face-to-face meeting, Khatami told Poloff he had worked for much of the 1970s and 80s in Lebanon and Iran as a PLO, Hezbollah and IRGC trainer for "asymmetric" operations.

Khatami describes in great detail links between many Iraqi Parliamentarians and what he says are QF-controlled funding mechanisms. Khatami alleges the Iranian-spawned

NGOs which support Iranians' pilgrimages to Shia shrines in Iraq in fact are supervised by QF commander Suleiman and his deputy Ahmad Feruzandeh; he says several dozen

companies in Basra, Amara, Kerbala, Najaf, Al Nasariya, Diyala, Wasat and elsewhere are run along these lines. Khatami claims the Mohammed Bakr Al Hakim Foundation

funnels up to USD 15 million per month to Iranian Ambassador Qomi and various Islamic Republic of Iran "consultants."


SYRIAN-IRANIAN MEETINGS IN DAMASCUS LEAD TO NEW AMAL-HIZBALLAH AGREEMENT

Cable: 90DAMASCUS7323_a

THE SYRIAN MEDIA ON 5 NOVEMBER ANNOUNCED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LEBANESE SHIA AMAL AND HIZBALLAH MOVEMENTS FOLLOWING TALKS AT THE SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY WHICH

REPORTEDLY BEGAN THE EVENING OF 4 NOVEMBER. THE ACCORD WAS SIGNED BY AMAL LEADER NABIH BERRI AND HIZBALLAH SECRETARY GENERAL SUBHI AL-TUFAYLI "UNDER THE AUSPICES" OF

THE IRANIAN AND SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CHIEF IN LEBANON, BRIGADIER GENERAL GHAZI KANAAN. ACCORDING TO THE TERMS

OF THE AGREEMENT: " -- ANY DISAGREEMENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE RESOLVED THROUGH REFERENCE TO THE SYRIAN AND IRANIAN PARTIES AND SUBJECT TO THEIR

INTERPRETATION.




SOME SHIA LOOK FOR A WAY TO ESCAPE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIZBALLAH

Cable: 06BEIRUT2072_a

In a June 21 meeting with econoff and FSN political specialist, independent Shia intellectual Mohammad Obeid said he is trying to reform Nabih Berri's Amal movement

from the inside. He wants to take advantage of growing discontent over Speaker Berri's perceived sell-out of the movement to Hizballah and Iran. According to Obeid,

Berri has made Amal a subsidiary of Hizballah in exchange for retaining the Speakership and for monetary favors from Iran.

Berri is also motivated by money, according to Obeid. He learned that on Berri's last trip to Iran he received a lump sum of USD 4 million to supplement the USD

200,000 monthly stipend he already receives from Iran. In addition, Obeid reported that the Iranian government facilitated a USD 175 million investment in a cement

factory in Iran by Berri and business partner Abbas Fawaz, a Lebanese Shia who got rich in West Africa. Now, Berri has a vested interest in keeping Iran happy.


LEBANON: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMAL?

Cable: 04BEIRUT4941_a

While Hizballah uses Iranian money and donations to fund its social services, Berri simply redirects Lebanese taxpayer money to his supporters.

Iran is providing some funds to Amal, though not nearly as much as it gives to Hizballah, according to MP Ali Osseirran of Sidon, a member of Berri's parliamentary

bloc. Hamzeh estimated that Iran gives Amal about USD 1 million annually.



MOSSAD CHIEF DAGAN ON LEBANON, HEZBOLLAH AND IRAN

Cable: 06TELAVIV2879_a


Dagan said that the primary supporters of Hizballah are not Lebanese, but rather are the governments of Syria and Iran who are pursuing their own agendas. Syria

desires to control every aspect of Lebanese society and needs an armed body to exert its influence. This has allowed Syria until recently to control political

appointments such as that of President Emile Lahud and reap economic benefits such as construction contracts that provided the largest source of foreign currency for

the Assad government. According to Dagan, Iran is using Hizballah to project its power into the Shia community for two reasons: (1) To spread the regime,s ideology and

have a Shia-dominated state (as is their goal in Iraq) and (2) To create leverage over Israel by funneling money through Hizballah to the Palestinian Territories to

derail the peace process and prevent Israel from interfering with Tehran,s nuclear program.



SHIA ACTIVIST DESCRIBES IRAN'S EFFORTS TO EXPAND INFLUENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

Cable: 07KABUL829_a

According to Sayed Jawad Husseini, the leader of a minor political party, "Afghan Youth", Iran is stepping up its efforts to influence the Afghan media, education, and influential Parliamentarians. At least four television stations financed by Iran are scheduled to go on the air in April.

Additionally, Iran funds at least ten schools in Kabul, in many instances providing textbooks, the content of which they control. Husseini alleged that several parliamentarians are on the Iranian payroll -- a few maintain houses in Iran or formerly served in the Iranian military.

Husseini said that Kazimi was a former deputy (specifically, second in command) in the Lashkar-e Mohammed Rasulallah, a special military unit in the Iranian army that

sends its men to fight in foreign campaigns. Husseini explained that this unit had previously sent fighters to Lebanon, and the unit is composed of mainly Afghans, but there are also Pakistanis and Iraqis in the group.

The name of Akbari's political party was originally "Sepahi pasdaran" (named after the special military unit in the Iranian army). He changed it a few years ago to "National Unity." Husseini said that Akbari has been connected to Iran for over 30 years, and his political party is financed by Iran. He explained that Sajadi owns a home in Qom, where his immediate family lives, and he returns there every Parliamentary recess. Husseini said that Akbari and Sajadi both regularly pass information on the Parliament to Iran. Balkhi owns a publication called "The Way To Survive." Husseini said that it is financed by Iran, and the GOI instructs Balkhi on what articles to publish.


IRAN/IRAQ: THE VIEW FROM NAJAF

Cable: 09BAGHDAD3195_a

Sheikh Fayedh al-Shimerri, the Chairman of Najaf's Provincial Council, a religious cleric turned politician and member of Maliki's State of Law coalition asserted that Iraqis throughout the country were growing increasingly frustrated with foreign interference, notably from Iraq's neighbors. He singled out Saudi Arabia and Iran as the biggest culprits, but noted that a "mental revolution" was underway among Iraqi youth against foreign agendas seeking to undermine the country's stability, pointing to such trends in Anbar against the Saudis, Najaf against the Iranians, and Mosul against the Turks.

He commented that Iran fears Iraq's potential influence in the region, and will continue to support local proxies to exert its influence and undermine Iraq. "Iran does not offer its support for free," Uday noted, there will be a price to pay for each proxy in exchange for Iranian support.

The Badr Organization, heavily influenced by Iran, continued to maintain a very effective intelligence arm, according to Uday. Many former Iraqi fighter pilots who flew sorties against Iran during the Iran-Iraq war were now on Iran's hit list (NOTE: According to Uday, Iran had already assassinated 180 Iraqi pilots. END NOTE).

Uday also noted that Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) elements often resort to bribes (USD 10-20K) to secure the release of supporters in GOI detention and that the Najaf anti-terrorism unit regularly receives cash offers to release detainees. He asserted that Najaf's police chief, Abd Al-Karim (aka Abu Ahmad Al-Miyahi), is a "former" member of Badr with dubious loyalties. Najaf's chief justice, Kareem Faroon, a well-respected judge also alleged that the Iraqi police were responsible for placing an IED

close to the PRT base in November. "He (police chief) is a bad guy. After all, he is still part of the militia (Badr)," Judge Faroon asserted.

Sistani does not allow Iranian students to enroll in the howzeh (religious seminary) in order to prevent IRIG infiltration, Kelanter asserted. Kelanter himself is suspicious of Iranian intentions and asserted that the imams of the holy Abbas and Husayn shrines in Karbala, Shaykhs Karbal'aie and Safi, were "in the pocket of the
Iranians", despite their proclaimed loyalties to Sistani.
 

elAshtar

Legendary Member
You can't talk like that about Geagea, Gemayel and Boutros Harb!!!!
You missed this schmuck
في الشهر التالي، تبدّل القرار، وصدر «العفو» عن جنبلاط، فاستقبله الفيصل في جدة (نيسان 2012). لكن جنبلاط وضع الزيارة حينذاك في إطار شخصي. وبعد أيام على ذلك، بعث نائب وزير الخارجية عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله ببرقية إلى الفيصل يبلغه فيها أنه تلقى اتصالاً من مساعد وزيرة الخارجية الأميركية جيفري فيلتمان، يبلغه فيها أنه «تلقى رسالة بالإيمايل من السيد وليد جنبلاط عقب لقاء جنبلاط بسموّكم يوم الثلاثاء 24 أبريل حيث ذكر له السيد جنبلاط أنه قد أبدى لسموّكم اعتذاره عن مواقفه السابقة وأنه على استعداد للتعاون والعمل وفق رؤية المملكة للأوضاع بالمنطقة وخاصة في الساحة اللبنانية. يأمل السيد فيلتمان تأكيد هذه المعلومات ورؤية المملكة لكيفية التعامل مع السيد جنبلاط لرغبة الجانب الأميركي التوافق مع المملكة بهذا الشأن».
السعودية: قطر موّلت جنبلاط لتسليح الدروز في سوريا وتحريك الأسير | الأخبار
Smallah everyone wanna work according to the Saudi vision..
 

Amirkani

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
You missed this schmuck
في الشهر التالي، تبدّل القرار، وصدر «العفو» عن جنبلاط، فاستقبله الفيصل في جدة (نيسان 2012). لكن جنبلاط وضع الزيارة حينذاك في إطار شخصي. وبعد أيام على ذلك، بعث نائب وزير الخارجية عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله ببرقية إلى الفيصل يبلغه فيها أنه تلقى اتصالاً من مساعد وزيرة الخارجية الأميركية جيفري فيلتمان، يبلغه فيها أنه «تلقى رسالة بالإيمايل من السيد وليد جنبلاط عقب لقاء جنبلاط بسموّكم يوم الثلاثاء 24 أبريل حيث ذكر له السيد جنبلاط أنه قد أبدى لسموّكم اعتذاره عن مواقفه السابقة وأنه على استعداد للتعاون والعمل وفق رؤية المملكة للأوضاع بالمنطقة وخاصة في الساحة اللبنانية. يأمل السيد فيلتمان تأكيد هذه المعلومات ورؤية المملكة لكيفية التعامل مع السيد جنبلاط لرغبة الجانب الأميركي التوافق مع المملكة بهذا الشأن».
السعودية: قطر موّلت جنبلاط لتسليح الدروز في سوريا وتحريك الأسير | الأخبار
Smallah everyone wanna work according to the Saudi vision..
I didn't miss him. I mentioned only some of the prostitutes yalli mkhabbayin bi tyebon.

Junblat is more honest than the others I mentioned as he is a self-declared criminal and prostitute. Here are some of his public declarations:

- Around the end of the civil war, he said ما حدا يطالبني إنه رجّع الأسرى لأنه ما عندي. قتلتهم كلهم

- After Taef: كلنا قبضنا وأنا قبضت. ما في إلا هيدا الحمار عون ما قبض

- About financial corruption: لبنان محكوم من حيتان المال وأنا واحد منهم

Respect:)
 

joseph_lubnan

Legendary Member
@joseph_lubnan

I see you always try to downsize the treachery of M14 and co., by opposing to them a so-called "camp funded by Iran".

As far as everyone is concerned here, you included, there is no such thing as "camp funded by Iran". Bring proof of anyone asking Iran (or any other country) for money in exchange for his devoted prostitution and treachery, and we will all join you to spit on him.

But if you are trying to equate between the Saudi employees and the resistance, then don't bother. It will not work. And let me say it again in clear terms. The resistance is getting all kind of help from Iran, not just money (Actually money is really secondary), and we can all see and appreciate that this help is being used wisely and carefully in the war effort against Lebanon's enemies. The resistance movement and the resistance effort is a Lebanese choice. It would exist with or without anyone's help. But in war, help is always needed no matter if you're a movement or a State or a coalition of States. So any help that goes to the Resistance is welcomed as long as it is unconditional. We, as Lebanese, would be proud of any Nation or State or entity or person that would help us stand against Lebanon's sworn enemies. We do not hide the identity and merits of those who help us, unless they themselves chose to stay anonymous, as we have nothing to be ashamed of.

So again, if your intention is to equate between the resistance and these Saudi employees, just as you equated earlier between these Apes militiamen and weapons and the resistance weapons, you will fail as no one falls for such simplistic analogies.

And if you're excluding the Resistance, and just mentioning few people here or there, begging Iran for money in exchange for prostitution, then dare point at these people and bring the proof of their existence and acts, so we can all gladly spit on them, as we gladly spit on the Saudi employees.

I am not downsizing, your own perception and bias makes you see it as downsizing. I am rather contrasting and comparing Saudi buying influence with Iran buying influence. It is obvious to me and a great many, that Iran buys influence as well, if it is not obvious to you I would have to wonder why. Of course arming and funding HA along with all the social institution it controls amounts to blatant buying influence, and it follows that many things HA in return "donates" funds or even "supports" allies with is also Iran buying influence. It is there in plain site there is no need for IranLeaks unless we want to know more about the way Iran does it stylistically, is it more graceful than Saudi or not, and I would already submit it is likely much more graceful.
 

Republican

Legendary Member
I am not downsizing, your own perception and bias makes you see it as downsizing. I am rather contrasting and comparing Saudi buying influence with Iran buying influence. It is obvious to me and a great many, that Iran buys influence as well, if it is not obvious to you I would have to wonder why. Of course arming and funding HA along with all the social institution it controls amounts to blatant buying influence, and it follows that many things HA in return "donates" funds or even "supports" allies with is also Iran buying influence. It is there in plain site there is no need for IranLeaks unless we want to know more about the way Iran does it stylistically, is it more graceful than Saudi or not, and I would already submit it is likely much more graceful.

No, not going to work.
HA is an ALLY, the others which you support are prostitutes, it can be seen from these leaks that they are more like cheap mercenaries, they get paid to work according to what the master orders them to do.

Can you find a single cable where HA sends messages to the Iranian consulate in Lebanon providing his unwavering services in return for money å la geagea?

Besides your entire rhetoric the past years was how HA is a tool working against the Lebanese interests etc. and against the 'sovereign', 'free' and 'independent' model the 14$ group represent (lol)....

How do you reply to this?

ويكيليكس لبنانياً أو «القابلية للفضيحة» | الأخبار
 

Republican

Legendary Member
Brace yourselves


‘Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have’ – WikiLeaks to RT

(...)
WikiLeaks said that it plans to publish about half a million documents, which include communiqués from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, as well as ‘top secret’ reports from the kingdom’s intelligence agency and Ministry of Interior.


“Let me remind you that this is just a beginning,” he said adding that the documents are in Arabic “so it will take longer for media to work on the material and develop stories.”

(...)
 

elAshtar

Legendary Member
Brace yourselves


‘Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have’ – WikiLeaks to RT

(...)
WikiLeaks said that it plans to publish about half a million documents, which include communiqués from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, as well as ‘top secret’ reports from the kingdom’s intelligence agency and Ministry of Interior.


“Let me remind you that this is just a beginning,” he said adding that the documents are in Arabic “so it will take longer for media to work on the material and develop stories.”

(...)
Now that would be funny :)
I am expecting a cable from the intelligence as follows:
HA is planning a ground invasion to Qatar using Zulfiqar tanks
 

elAshtar

Legendary Member
I am not downsizing, your own perception and bias makes you see it as downsizing. I am rather contrasting and comparing Saudi buying influence with Iran buying influence. It is obvious to me and a great many, that Iran buys influence as well, if it is not obvious to you I would have to wonder why. Of course arming and funding HA along with all the social institution it controls amounts to blatant buying influence, and it follows that many things HA in return "donates" funds or even "supports" allies with is also Iran buying influence. It is there in plain site there is no need for IranLeaks unless we want to know more about the way Iran does it stylistically, is it more graceful than Saudi or not, and I would already submit it is likely much more graceful.
Iran sent arms and money to Hamas.. Yet, Hamas is not Iran b!tch. Iran simply funds and support movements who based on THEIR OWN will decided to fight he American or Israeli influence. It always started from the movements themselves and then the Iranian support will come afterwards. Unlike your buddies, you have no proof that these movements offered to do something for Iran in return of money! Supporting allies is something, and paying *****es to do what you want is something else. Besides, it is not that Saudi Arabia bribed them, they went to Saudi Arabia and offered their services in return of money! Ste7i ya Joseph.. kermelak ya3ni
 

Abou Sandal

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
I am not downsizing, your own perception and bias makes you see it as downsizing. I am rather contrasting and comparing Saudi buying influence with Iran buying influence. It is obvious to me and a great many, that Iran buys influence as well, if it is not obvious to you I would have to wonder why. Of course arming and funding HA along with all the social institution it controls amounts to blatant buying influence, and it follows that many things HA in return "donates" funds or even "supports" allies with is also Iran buying influence. It is there in plain site there is no need for IranLeaks unless we want to know more about the way Iran does it stylistically, is it more graceful than Saudi or not, and I would already submit it is likely much more graceful.

Again Ya Joseph,

Any help that goes to the Resistance is welcomed as long as it is unconditional. We, as Lebanese, would be proud of any Nation or State or entity or person that would help us stand against Lebanon's sworn enemies. We do not hide the identity and merits of those who help us, unless they themselves chose to stay anonymous, as we have nothing to be ashamed of.

The Resistance is getting all kind of help from Iran, and from others than Iran, not just money ,and we can all see and appreciate that this help is being used wisely and carefully in the war effort against Lebanon's enemies.

Equating the support the Resistance is getting with the Saudi prostitution ring is the least to say a baseless and vile deception attempt that only serves to downsize the crime of the Saudi prostitutes.
 

4U2IMI8

Well-Known Member
It shouldn't be a surprise that Iran buys loyalty through more subtle means than the Saudis. These are just couple of cables highlighting Iran's ways of buying influence. A pattern can be easily identified.

How Iran Builds Influence

Cable: 09BAKU132_a


Iran's "Three-Pronged" Methodology
----------------------------------

Iranian outreach activities in Azerbaijan rest on a
tripod of "social engagement" organizations, including an
"Iran Assistance Society"; the Baku-based Iranian Culture
House and its affiliates; and the Iranian Red Crescent
society, based in "Iranian Clinics" in Baku and elsewhere.

Important satellite institutions, such as charitable
foundations administered by Iranians with Revolutionary Guard
ties and Iranian-funded mosques (one led by a son-in-law of
Ayatollah Meshkini), exist as de facto sub-sets under these
three categories.

5. (S) Iran's influence-building and network-building
efforts in Azerbaijan are low-profile, but substantial.

-- distribution of financial assistance and micro-loans to
Azerbaijanis via an "Iran Assistance Society," with offices
in provincial towns; other Iranian foundations also disburse
stipends or grants.

-- extra-cultural proselytizing, scholarship-granting,
pilgrimage-funding, and general networking activity centered
on the Iranian "House of Culture" in Baku, and loosely
related mosques and clerics; and

-- medical assistance and intelligence personnel positioning
by the Iranian Red Crescent and an associated "Iran Clinic"

An Azerbaijani university senior from a leading
family in the (majority-Sh'ia) village of Lahej in North
Central Azerbaijan, and his father, both of whom have been
known well by Iran watcher for more than seven years. These
sources provided Iran watcher with details about several
hundred thousand dollars in micro-loans and grants given
recently by Iranians to Lahej residents.

They described these as loans and charitable grants given by a regional body
known as the 'Iran Assistance Society (Iran Yardim Jamiati),"
operating out of an office in the provincial capital of
Ismaili (where the source's family also maintains a house).
They claimed that over the last few months this organization
has caused a stir in Lahej and the greater region by
providing small shopkeepers, craftsmen, and other residents
(including several of their relatives) with "business
development" loans of up to 4,000 Manats (about $4300).


HIZBALLAH'S CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR FUNDING

Cable: 06BEIRUT421_a


Hizballah has four main charitable organizations: Jihad al-Binaa, the Iranian Institute for Martyrs, the Islamic Health Association, and the Women's Islamic Movement.

Other social services include running schools and awarding scholarships; distributing food, medical supplies, and diesel fuel to rural communities; offering micro-loans; and operating supermarkets in underserved areas.

Estimates from respected sources can vary from ten to fifty million dollars per month in Iranian support to Hizballah, with most guesses at the higher end of that range.


Cable: 07LONDON4680_a

During a face-to-face meeting, Khatami told Poloff he had worked for much of the 1970s and 80s in Lebanon and Iran as a PLO, Hezbollah and IRGC trainer for "asymmetric" operations.

Khatami describes in great detail links between many Iraqi Parliamentarians and what he says are QF-controlled funding mechanisms. Khatami alleges the Iranian-spawned

NGOs which support Iranians' pilgrimages to Shia shrines in Iraq in fact are supervised by QF commander Suleiman and his deputy Ahmad Feruzandeh; he says several dozen

companies in Basra, Amara, Kerbala, Najaf, Al Nasariya, Diyala, Wasat and elsewhere are run along these lines. Khatami claims the Mohammed Bakr Al Hakim Foundation

funnels up to USD 15 million per month to Iranian Ambassador Qomi and various Islamic Republic of Iran "consultants."


SYRIAN-IRANIAN MEETINGS IN DAMASCUS LEAD TO NEW AMAL-HIZBALLAH AGREEMENT

Cable: 90DAMASCUS7323_a

THE SYRIAN MEDIA ON 5 NOVEMBER ANNOUNCED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LEBANESE SHIA AMAL AND HIZBALLAH MOVEMENTS FOLLOWING TALKS AT THE SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY WHICH

REPORTEDLY BEGAN THE EVENING OF 4 NOVEMBER. THE ACCORD WAS SIGNED BY AMAL LEADER NABIH BERRI AND HIZBALLAH SECRETARY GENERAL SUBHI AL-TUFAYLI "UNDER THE AUSPICES" OF

THE IRANIAN AND SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CHIEF IN LEBANON, BRIGADIER GENERAL GHAZI KANAAN. ACCORDING TO THE TERMS

OF THE AGREEMENT: " -- ANY DISAGREEMENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE RESOLVED THROUGH REFERENCE TO THE SYRIAN AND IRANIAN PARTIES AND SUBJECT TO THEIR

INTERPRETATION.




SOME SHIA LOOK FOR A WAY TO ESCAPE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIZBALLAH

Cable: 06BEIRUT2072_a

In a June 21 meeting with econoff and FSN political specialist, independent Shia intellectual Mohammad Obeid said he is trying to reform Nabih Berri's Amal movement

from the inside. He wants to take advantage of growing discontent over Speaker Berri's perceived sell-out of the movement to Hizballah and Iran. According to Obeid,

Berri has made Amal a subsidiary of Hizballah in exchange for retaining the Speakership and for monetary favors from Iran.

Berri is also motivated by money, according to Obeid. He learned that on Berri's last trip to Iran he received a lump sum of USD 4 million to supplement the USD

200,000 monthly stipend he already receives from Iran. In addition, Obeid reported that the Iranian government facilitated a USD 175 million investment in a cement

factory in Iran by Berri and business partner Abbas Fawaz, a Lebanese Shia who got rich in West Africa. Now, Berri has a vested interest in keeping Iran happy.


LEBANON: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMAL?

Cable: 04BEIRUT4941_a

While Hizballah uses Iranian money and donations to fund its social services, Berri simply redirects Lebanese taxpayer money to his supporters.

Iran is providing some funds to Amal, though not nearly as much as it gives to Hizballah, according to MP Ali Osseirran of Sidon, a member of Berri's parliamentary

bloc. Hamzeh estimated that Iran gives Amal about USD 1 million annually.



MOSSAD CHIEF DAGAN ON LEBANON, HEZBOLLAH AND IRAN

Cable: 06TELAVIV2879_a


Dagan said that the primary supporters of Hizballah are not Lebanese, but rather are the governments of Syria and Iran who are pursuing their own agendas. Syria

desires to control every aspect of Lebanese society and needs an armed body to exert its influence. This has allowed Syria until recently to control political

appointments such as that of President Emile Lahud and reap economic benefits such as construction contracts that provided the largest source of foreign currency for

the Assad government. According to Dagan, Iran is using Hizballah to project its power into the Shia community for two reasons: (1) To spread the regime,s ideology and

have a Shia-dominated state (as is their goal in Iraq) and (2) To create leverage over Israel by funneling money through Hizballah to the Palestinian Territories to

derail the peace process and prevent Israel from interfering with Tehran,s nuclear program.



SHIA ACTIVIST DESCRIBES IRAN'S EFFORTS TO EXPAND INFLUENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

Cable: 07KABUL829_a

According to Sayed Jawad Husseini, the leader of a minor political party, "Afghan Youth", Iran is stepping up its efforts to influence the Afghan media, education, and influential Parliamentarians. At least four television stations financed by Iran are scheduled to go on the air in April.

Additionally, Iran funds at least ten schools in Kabul, in many instances providing textbooks, the content of which they control. Husseini alleged that several parliamentarians are on the Iranian payroll -- a few maintain houses in Iran or formerly served in the Iranian military.

Husseini said that Kazimi was a former deputy (specifically, second in command) in the Lashkar-e Mohammed Rasulallah, a special military unit in the Iranian army that

sends its men to fight in foreign campaigns. Husseini explained that this unit had previously sent fighters to Lebanon, and the unit is composed of mainly Afghans, but there are also Pakistanis and Iraqis in the group.

The name of Akbari's political party was originally "Sepahi pasdaran" (named after the special military unit in the Iranian army). He changed it a few years ago to "National Unity." Husseini said that Akbari has been connected to Iran for over 30 years, and his political party is financed by Iran. He explained that Sajadi owns a home in Qom, where his immediate family lives, and he returns there every Parliamentary recess. Husseini said that Akbari and Sajadi both regularly pass information on the Parliament to Iran. Balkhi owns a publication called "The Way To Survive." Husseini said that it is financed by Iran, and the GOI instructs Balkhi on what articles to publish.


IRAN/IRAQ: THE VIEW FROM NAJAF

Cable: 09BAGHDAD3195_a

Sheikh Fayedh al-Shimerri, the Chairman of Najaf's Provincial Council, a religious cleric turned politician and member of Maliki's State of Law coalition asserted that Iraqis throughout the country were growing increasingly frustrated with foreign interference, notably from Iraq's neighbors. He singled out Saudi Arabia and Iran as the biggest culprits, but noted that a "mental revolution" was underway among Iraqi youth against foreign agendas seeking to undermine the country's stability, pointing to such trends in Anbar against the Saudis, Najaf against the Iranians, and Mosul against the Turks.

He commented that Iran fears Iraq's potential influence in the region, and will continue to support local proxies to exert its influence and undermine Iraq. "Iran does not offer its support for free," Uday noted, there will be a price to pay for each proxy in exchange for Iranian support.

The Badr Organization, heavily influenced by Iran, continued to maintain a very effective intelligence arm, according to Uday. Many former Iraqi fighter pilots who flew sorties against Iran during the Iran-Iraq war were now on Iran's hit list (NOTE: According to Uday, Iran had already assassinated 180 Iraqi pilots. END NOTE).

Uday also noted that Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) elements often resort to bribes (USD 10-20K) to secure the release of supporters in GOI detention and that the Najaf anti-terrorism unit regularly receives cash offers to release detainees. He asserted that Najaf's police chief, Abd Al-Karim (aka Abu Ahmad Al-Miyahi), is a "former" member of Badr with dubious loyalties. Najaf's chief justice, Kareem Faroon, a well-respected judge also alleged that the Iraqi police were responsible for placing an IED

close to the PRT base in November. "He (police chief) is a bad guy. After all, he is still part of the militia (Badr)," Judge Faroon asserted.

Sistani does not allow Iranian students to enroll in the howzeh (religious seminary) in order to prevent IRIG infiltration, Kelanter asserted. Kelanter himself is suspicious of Iranian intentions and asserted that the imams of the holy Abbas and Husayn shrines in Karbala, Shaykhs Karbal'aie and Safi, were "in the pocket of the
Iranians", despite their proclaimed loyalties to Sistani.


These are American cables about what they think is happening between Iran and HA, they’re not Iranian cables. In case of the Saudi cables, the Saudi themselves admit of paying, manipulating, influencing, etc. Lebanese politicians among many others.


Publish Iranian cables where they admit the same, and then we’ll debate how HA and friends are following foreign agendas.


HA never hid the fact that it’s funded in part by Iran. Unlike the 14th of march camp who scream independence day and night while they’re mere tools and slaves to the Saudi $. Who knows, maybe KSA is one of the countries they beg from, there are tens of other rich gulf states who are candidates for funding that we know nothing about.


Every time a scandal like this comes out, immediately some spring out defending the accused by attempting to equate their actions with actions of members of the opposition. Best defense is sidetracking the issue, and moving the attention to another topic.
 

J_Raad1450

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I am not downsizing, your own perception and bias makes you see it as downsizing. I am rather contrasting and comparing Saudi buying influence with Iran buying influence. It is obvious to me and a great many, that Iran buys influence as well, if it is not obvious to you I would have to wonder why. Of course arming and funding HA along with all the social institution it controls amounts to blatant buying influence, and it follows that many things HA in return "donates" funds or even "supports" allies with is also Iran buying influence. It is there in plain site there is no need for IranLeaks unless we want to know more about the way Iran does it stylistically, is it more graceful than Saudi or not, and I would already submit it is likely much more graceful.
@joseph_lubnan Read again :) All your logical rationalization has been addressed in the article below,. Time for reflection :).


يكيليكس لبنانياً أو «القابلية للفضيحة»



عامر محسن
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كما هو متوقّع، صمت المعنيّون بوثائق «ويكيليكس» في لبنان لبرهة، لاستيعاب ما جرى وتصميم خطاب «معاكس»، يشكك في مضمون الوثائق، أو يحرف النقاش عنها، أو يتفّهها لإبطال مفعولها، ثم انطلق الردّ. منهج المدافعين عمّن تورّط في القضية يعتمد، إجمالاً، إحدى حجتين: الأولى هي في التساؤل عمّا قد تخبئه ــ بالمقابل ــ أرشيفات إيران وسوريا، ولماذا يجري «تخصيص» جماعة أميركا والسعودية بهذه التسريبات الفضائحية؛ وأن «الكل» يموّله طرفٌ ما، والجميع متساوون، وهذه طبيعة الحياة.

النهج الثاني هو في الهجوم على «ناقل الرسالة»، أي تحويل النقاش من الوثائق نفسها إلى «الأخبار»، ولماذا هذه الصحيفة بالذات (ببساطة، لأن قلة معدودة في إقليمنا تجرؤ على هذا النوع من النشر، والوثائق تشرح السبب بوضوح)، وأن «الأخبار» ستقدّم الوثائق بطريقة انتقائية، ولن تعرض أموراً عن فريق 8 آذار، ولماذا لم تنشر هذه الوثيقة أو تلك؟
نبدأ بالادّعاء الثاني لسهولة بيان كذبه، فـ»الأخبار»، في ملفّها عن الإعلام، قد اختارت وثائق لشخصيات من «المعسكر الآخر»، على ندرتها، من بينهم زميلٌ سابق لنا في الصحيفة. وهناك، بالفعل، إعلاميون من خارج الطوق السعودي و»ممانعون» ومستقلون وردت أسماؤهم ولم ننشرها بعد، وأكثرها جاء في سياق سعي السفارة إلى التجسس عليهم، وابتداع السبل لمحاربتهم، بدءاً بمنعهم من السفر والتأشير ــ ولو لفريضة الحج ــ ووصولاً إلى طردهم من أعمالهم، والضغط على مؤسساتهم، وحصارها تجارياً على أرضها وفي بلادها (هل هذا كله يعني شيئاً لمن يدافع عن حرية الصحافة والرأي في لبنان؟ أم أنه لا ضرورة لصحافة مستقلة، أو حتى لإمكان قيامها، وما علينا إلا أن نتوظف جميعاً لدى الأمير؟).
«الأخبار»، في النهاية، ليست إلا حلقة في مشروع هدفه النهائي هو وضع كلّ هذه الوثائق في متناول العموم، حتى يقرأوها بأنفسهم ويبحثوا فيها، ويخرجوا منها بما يهمّ بلادهم وقضاياهم. القضية هنا هي الوثائق وما تعنيه، طالما أنها صحيحة وأصيلة، وليس ما تختار صحيفة نشره في يوم واحد من بين أكثر من مئة ألف وثيقة.
ولكن الفكرة الأكثر دلالة هنا هي منطق من يسأل عن أرشيفات «الآخرين». هذه من الحالات النادرة في التاريخ التي ينفضح بها شخصٌ ما، أو فريق، متلّبساً وفي أسوأ وضعية ممكنة، فيردّ بالتساؤل عما قد يخبئه غيره من موبقات. فكرة أن «الجميع يقبض» ويتسول من السفارات، وأن هذا أمرٌ عادي، والكل سواء، هو المنطق نفسه الذي يريد أن تكون برقية الشيخ نعيم قاسم هي محور التسريبات ومنتهاها؛ ويعتبر أنها في كفة واحدة (أو تقبل المقارنة) مع مشهد نصف النخبة السياسية والثقافية في لبنان وهي ترتمي على أبواب السفارة وتقدم طاعة غير مشروطة. هذا، ببساطة، هو منطق من لديه مناعةٌ ضدّ الفضيحة.
المسألة هي ليست في أنّ جعجع أو شمعون أو الجميّل قد ثبت أنهم «يقبضون» من السفارة. المسألة هي أنّ زعماء لتيارات كبرى ــ يقوم كل برنامجها السياسي على اتهام «حزب الله» بالارتهان لإرادة الخارج، وادّعاء الشراسة الطائفية في الدفاع عن المسيحيين و»استقلاليتهم» ــ يقولون بوضوح إنّ أمرهم وأفعالهم وإرادتهم هي في تصرف حكومة خارجية، أسهمت سياساتها في تهجير أكثر مسيحيي المشرق العربي وبعثرتهم، وقد بدأت هذه «السياسات» بطرق باب لبنان.
المناعة ضد الفضيحة تنتج المعادلات التسطيحية، التي تبدو منطقية من الخارج، ولكنها تقارِن ما لا يُقارَن، فيجري استحضار إيران في كلّ موضوع كتبرير لأي شيء، و»بطاقة سماح» من الأخلاق والوطنية، وحتى من المعايير التي تضعها لنفسك (وشعار محطتك التلفزيونية).
المقارنة مضللة ليس فقط لفارق القدرة المالية بين إيران والخليج، والنفوذ الاقتصادي القاهر الذي تحوزه السعودية في بلادنا (هل تقدر طهران على طرد صحافي كتب ضدها مقالاً مسيئاً في بيروت أو القاهرة؟ أو التحكم بسوق الإعلانات واستخدامه ضد خصومها؟)؛ المقارنة خطأ لأنّ حلفاء ايران، بشكل عام، يعلنون انتماءهم بوضوح، ويعتبرون أنفسهم في معركة واحدة ضمن حلف. ولو كانت «الأخبار»، كما يتهمها - كذباً - جماعة «أنتم مثلنا»، هي لإيران أو لـ»حزب الله»، لأعلنت ذلك بفخر كما يفعل غيرها (ومن المضحك هذا الهوس الغريب بمصدر دخل صحيفة وحيدة حرّة، تقلّ ميزانيتها عن كلفة مكتبٍ خارجي لمطبوعة خليجية).
ولكن، بالمقابل، فإن «زائر السفارة» ومن يعمل لديها، سياسياً كان أو إعلامياً، لا يمكنه أن يعتقد أنه «شريك» للدوحة أو للرياض، أو أنهم يعتبرونه مساوياً لهم و»رفيق درب»؛ بل إن الوثائق تظهر كيف يرون أجراءهم كمحض أدوات: يصنفونهم طائفياً، ولا يحترمونهم، ويتوقعون منهم طاعة عمياء.
في الغرب، يستغرب البعض كيف أن النظام، الذي يعرف الجميع أن به الكثير من الفساد، يتوقّف فجأة وتعمّ الفضيحة إذا ما ضُبط مسؤول ــ أو شخصية عامة ــ وهو يتجاوز أو يرتشي. فيصاب الجميع بالصدمة ويُشهَّر بالمذنب علناً، ولو كان موضوع التجاوز بحدّ ذاته تافهاً، لا يفوق هدية أو قرضاً صغيراً أو تهرباً ضريبياً بمبلغ نافل. جان بودريار يقدّم إجابة عن هذا التساؤل بالقول إن هناك علاقة تخادم بين النظام والفضيحة: حتى يكون هناك قانون يجب أن يكون هناك مفهوم لـ»خرق القانون»، وحتى يكون هناك نظام وقواعد يجب أن تكون هناك «ووترغايت». مفهوم الفضيحة، إذاً، يرتبط بمفهوم الاستقامة، والاثنان يحتاج أحدهما إلى الآخر. أما حين لا تملك، أصلاً، مفهوماً للاستقامة والصدق والنزاهة، فإنك تخسر تلقائياً «القابلية للفضيحة»، مهما كان الكشف محرجاً ومذلّاً ومدمراً للصدقية.
لهذا السبب، بينما ينقّب الشباب في مصر والعراق وتونس في أرشيفات «ويكيليكس» بحماسة، ويفضحون، بقسوة، الشخصيات التي تورطت بالرشوة والتبعية وبيع الموقف، يجهد بعض أترابهم في لبنان، لا للدفاع عن المشهد المذلّ فحسب (ووثائق لبنان ونخبه، كالعادة، أكثر فضائحية من أي مكان آخر)، بل للقول إنّ المشهد «طبيعي» وهو حال الدنيا وهم يعرفونه أصلاً ويقبلون به. هم صارت لديهم، حرفياً، مناعة ضد الفضيحة.

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وملموسة للاطاحة بالنظام الحالي في سوريا وقد يكون نلك مرتبطا على الأقل بفبة للولايات المتحدة بعاملين:
- الأول هو عبم الرغبة فى التمر سلبا على الانتخابات الرئاسية القادمة في امريكا في حال فشل الخيار العسكري ضد سوريا
- والثاني هو إعطاء الأولوية للتعامل ٠ع الملف الإيراني وتاجيل موضوع سوريا إلى مرحلة لاحقة
كما قد يرى النظر الكريم في هذا الإهلار ان التنسيق مع تركيا هو ا٠ر في غاية الأهمية وعلى الرغم ٠ن وجود اجندة خاصة بها بالنسبة لسوريا والمنطقة إلا انه قد يكون من المناسب الاستفادة ٠ن موقفها في زيادة الضغوط على سوريا. كما انه من الأهمية بمكان تكثيف اتصالاتنا بالمعارضة السورية وحثها على توحيد صفوفها وتنسيق مواقفها لأن نلك يساعد على مرعة تصدع النظام وانهياره ، هذا واقترح ان يتم الاتصال بالمعارضة السورية وحثهم على ان لا يبدو انهم من اعاق تنغيذ خطة المبعوث الدولي كوفي انان . إذ ان من سيبدا بتطبيق الخطة هو النظام السوري ونلك بسحب النوات ٠ن المدن يوم العاشر ٠ن ابريل الحافى ووقف القتل في الثاني عشر منه وبالتالي يجب ان لا تكون المعارضة هي ٠ن اعاق الحل لكي لا تجلب اللوم على نفسها
واخيرا فان كثيرا من الدول وفي لحظات حرجة تلجا إلى وساند غير تقليبية عند تعرض امنها القومي للتهديد او لتفادي تهنيدات مؤكدة لذا قد يكون بالأمكان التفكير في اللجوء إر بدانل غير مسبوقة في حال بقاء الوضع الراهن عر ما
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joseph_lubnan

Legendary Member
Again Ya Joseph,

Any help that goes to the Resistance is welcomed as long as it is unconditional. We, as Lebanese, would be proud of any Nation or State or entity or person that would help us stand against Lebanon's sworn enemies. We do not hide the identity and merits of those who help us, unless they themselves chose to stay anonymous, as we have nothing to be ashamed of.

The Resistance is getting all kind of help from Iran, and from others than Iran, not just money ,and we can all see and appreciate that this help is being used wisely and carefully in the war effort against Lebanon's enemies.

Equating the support the Resistance is getting with the Saudi prostitution ring is the least to say a baseless and vile deception attempt that only serves to downsize the crime of the Saudi prostitutes.

This is how you see it and your are entitled to your opinion and I respect your right to it. Fact remains however that The Islamic Republic of Iran, a foreign country is providing weapons, money and support for a political group and an armed entity (resistance, militia, and a side in the Syrian conflict, call it what you want, this is not the issue here) within Lebanon, a group which in turns provides support and funds to its allies within Lebanon, and none of this support is donations to the Lebanese government, all of this is going directly to groups within the country, therefore it amounts in the end to the same thing and that is buying influence.

I am not equating, I am simply contrasting and comparing the two, and as I said there are differences in how it is done in both camps, but both regional camps buy influence in Lebanon. There is nothing vile or deceitful in what I am saying, this is a straightforward and obvious reality.
 

joseph_lubnan

Legendary Member
@joseph_lubnan Read again :) All your logical rationalization has been addressed in the article below,. Time for reflection :).


يكيليكس لبنانياً أو «القابلية للفضيحة»



عامر محسن
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كما هو متوقّع، صمت المعنيّون بوثائق «ويكيليكس» في لبنان لبرهة، لاستيعاب ما جرى وتصميم خطاب «معاكس»، يشكك في مضمون الوثائق، أو يحرف النقاش عنها، أو يتفّهها لإبطال مفعولها، ثم انطلق الردّ. منهج المدافعين عمّن تورّط في القضية يعتمد، إجمالاً، إحدى حجتين: الأولى هي في التساؤل عمّا قد تخبئه ــ بالمقابل ــ أرشيفات إيران وسوريا، ولماذا يجري «تخصيص» جماعة أميركا والسعودية بهذه التسريبات الفضائحية؛ وأن «الكل» يموّله طرفٌ ما، والجميع متساوون، وهذه طبيعة الحياة.

النهج الثاني هو في الهجوم على «ناقل الرسالة»، أي تحويل النقاش من الوثائق نفسها إلى «الأخبار»، ولماذا هذه الصحيفة بالذات (ببساطة، لأن قلة معدودة في إقليمنا تجرؤ على هذا النوع من النشر، والوثائق تشرح السبب بوضوح)، وأن «الأخبار» ستقدّم الوثائق بطريقة انتقائية، ولن تعرض أموراً عن فريق 8 آذار، ولماذا لم تنشر هذه الوثيقة أو تلك؟
نبدأ بالادّعاء الثاني لسهولة بيان كذبه، فـ»الأخبار»، في ملفّها عن الإعلام، قد اختارت وثائق لشخصيات من «المعسكر الآخر»، على ندرتها، من بينهم زميلٌ سابق لنا في الصحيفة. وهناك، بالفعل، إعلاميون من خارج الطوق السعودي و»ممانعون» ومستقلون وردت أسماؤهم ولم ننشرها بعد، وأكثرها جاء في سياق سعي السفارة إلى التجسس عليهم، وابتداع السبل لمحاربتهم، بدءاً بمنعهم من السفر والتأشير ــ ولو لفريضة الحج ــ ووصولاً إلى طردهم من أعمالهم، والضغط على مؤسساتهم، وحصارها تجارياً على أرضها وفي بلادها (هل هذا كله يعني شيئاً لمن يدافع عن حرية الصحافة والرأي في لبنان؟ أم أنه لا ضرورة لصحافة مستقلة، أو حتى لإمكان قيامها، وما علينا إلا أن نتوظف جميعاً لدى الأمير؟).
«الأخبار»، في النهاية، ليست إلا حلقة في مشروع هدفه النهائي هو وضع كلّ هذه الوثائق في متناول العموم، حتى يقرأوها بأنفسهم ويبحثوا فيها، ويخرجوا منها بما يهمّ بلادهم وقضاياهم. القضية هنا هي الوثائق وما تعنيه، طالما أنها صحيحة وأصيلة، وليس ما تختار صحيفة نشره في يوم واحد من بين أكثر من مئة ألف وثيقة.
ولكن الفكرة الأكثر دلالة هنا هي منطق من يسأل عن أرشيفات «الآخرين». هذه من الحالات النادرة في التاريخ التي ينفضح بها شخصٌ ما، أو فريق، متلّبساً وفي أسوأ وضعية ممكنة، فيردّ بالتساؤل عما قد يخبئه غيره من موبقات. فكرة أن «الجميع يقبض» ويتسول من السفارات، وأن هذا أمرٌ عادي، والكل سواء، هو المنطق نفسه الذي يريد أن تكون برقية الشيخ نعيم قاسم هي محور التسريبات ومنتهاها؛ ويعتبر أنها في كفة واحدة (أو تقبل المقارنة) مع مشهد نصف النخبة السياسية والثقافية في لبنان وهي ترتمي على أبواب السفارة وتقدم طاعة غير مشروطة. هذا، ببساطة، هو منطق من لديه مناعةٌ ضدّ الفضيحة.
المسألة هي ليست في أنّ جعجع أو شمعون أو الجميّل قد ثبت أنهم «يقبضون» من السفارة. المسألة هي أنّ زعماء لتيارات كبرى ــ يقوم كل برنامجها السياسي على اتهام «حزب الله» بالارتهان لإرادة الخارج، وادّعاء الشراسة الطائفية في الدفاع عن المسيحيين و»استقلاليتهم» ــ يقولون بوضوح إنّ أمرهم وأفعالهم وإرادتهم هي في تصرف حكومة خارجية، أسهمت سياساتها في تهجير أكثر مسيحيي المشرق العربي وبعثرتهم، وقد بدأت هذه «السياسات» بطرق باب لبنان.
المناعة ضد الفضيحة تنتج المعادلات التسطيحية، التي تبدو منطقية من الخارج، ولكنها تقارِن ما لا يُقارَن، فيجري استحضار إيران في كلّ موضوع كتبرير لأي شيء، و»بطاقة سماح» من الأخلاق والوطنية، وحتى من المعايير التي تضعها لنفسك (وشعار محطتك التلفزيونية).
المقارنة مضللة ليس فقط لفارق القدرة المالية بين إيران والخليج، والنفوذ الاقتصادي القاهر الذي تحوزه السعودية في بلادنا (هل تقدر طهران على طرد صحافي كتب ضدها مقالاً مسيئاً في بيروت أو القاهرة؟ أو التحكم بسوق الإعلانات واستخدامه ضد خصومها؟)؛ المقارنة خطأ لأنّ حلفاء ايران، بشكل عام، يعلنون انتماءهم بوضوح، ويعتبرون أنفسهم في معركة واحدة ضمن حلف. ولو كانت «الأخبار»، كما يتهمها - كذباً - جماعة «أنتم مثلنا»، هي لإيران أو لـ»حزب الله»، لأعلنت ذلك بفخر كما يفعل غيرها (ومن المضحك هذا الهوس الغريب بمصدر دخل صحيفة وحيدة حرّة، تقلّ ميزانيتها عن كلفة مكتبٍ خارجي لمطبوعة خليجية).
ولكن، بالمقابل، فإن «زائر السفارة» ومن يعمل لديها، سياسياً كان أو إعلامياً، لا يمكنه أن يعتقد أنه «شريك» للدوحة أو للرياض، أو أنهم يعتبرونه مساوياً لهم و»رفيق درب»؛ بل إن الوثائق تظهر كيف يرون أجراءهم كمحض أدوات: يصنفونهم طائفياً، ولا يحترمونهم، ويتوقعون منهم طاعة عمياء.
في الغرب، يستغرب البعض كيف أن النظام، الذي يعرف الجميع أن به الكثير من الفساد، يتوقّف فجأة وتعمّ الفضيحة إذا ما ضُبط مسؤول ــ أو شخصية عامة ــ وهو يتجاوز أو يرتشي. فيصاب الجميع بالصدمة ويُشهَّر بالمذنب علناً، ولو كان موضوع التجاوز بحدّ ذاته تافهاً، لا يفوق هدية أو قرضاً صغيراً أو تهرباً ضريبياً بمبلغ نافل. جان بودريار يقدّم إجابة عن هذا التساؤل بالقول إن هناك علاقة تخادم بين النظام والفضيحة: حتى يكون هناك قانون يجب أن يكون هناك مفهوم لـ»خرق القانون»، وحتى يكون هناك نظام وقواعد يجب أن تكون هناك «ووترغايت». مفهوم الفضيحة، إذاً، يرتبط بمفهوم الاستقامة، والاثنان يحتاج أحدهما إلى الآخر. أما حين لا تملك، أصلاً، مفهوماً للاستقامة والصدق والنزاهة، فإنك تخسر تلقائياً «القابلية للفضيحة»، مهما كان الكشف محرجاً ومذلّاً ومدمراً للصدقية.
لهذا السبب، بينما ينقّب الشباب في مصر والعراق وتونس في أرشيفات «ويكيليكس» بحماسة، ويفضحون، بقسوة، الشخصيات التي تورطت بالرشوة والتبعية وبيع الموقف، يجهد بعض أترابهم في لبنان، لا للدفاع عن المشهد المذلّ فحسب (ووثائق لبنان ونخبه، كالعادة، أكثر فضائحية من أي مكان آخر)، بل للقول إنّ المشهد «طبيعي» وهو حال الدنيا وهم يعرفونه أصلاً ويقبلون به. هم صارت لديهم، حرفياً، مناعة ضد الفضيحة.

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