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Pompeo visit to Israel and Lebanon: When Meddling with other counties internal affairs becomes Virtue.

Is The Crusader in Chief and Crusader Pompeo

  • Lebanon biggest supporter with possibly France

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • LAF biggest supporter

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Lebanon Christians biggest supporter with France

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Middle East Christians biggest supporters

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Ennemy of Lebanon

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • They care only about Israel

    Votes: 8 61.5%
  • They only care about the dollar and their interest

    Votes: 9 69.2%
  • Lebanon and LAF biggest supporter

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Lebanon Christians biggest supporter

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Lebanese Muslim biggest supporter

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Pompeo visiting Israel to boost its corrupt PM for re-election against the will of many Israeli citizens who want Netanyahu brought up to justice instead.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...c5d0999c21e_story.html?utm_term=.2720b218f4a3

Visiting Lebanon next to threaten and humiliate HA political supporters (Christians and Muslims alike) in a democratically elected government.
Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon

Coming from a country two years after electing its president, the US media still lambasting Russia for meddling with US elections needless to say with no evidence yet ignoring Pompeo’s obvious interference in Israel and Lebanon internal affairs.

How the Israelis and Lebanese citizens must feel about that?
 
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    joseph_lubnan

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    Pompeo visiting Israel to boost its corrupt PM for re-election against the will of many Israeli citizens who want Netanyahu brought up to justice instead.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...c5d0999c21e_story.html?utm_term=.2720b218f4a3

    Visiting Lebanon next to threaten and humiliate HA political supporters (Christians and Muslims alike) in a democratically elected government.
    Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon

    Coming from a country two years after electing its president, the US media still lambasting Russia for meddling with US elections needless to say with no evidence yet ignoring Pompeo’s obvious interference in Israel and Lebanon internal affairs.

    How the Israelis and Lebanese citizens must feel about that?
    How are you feeling? :)
     
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    joseph_lubnan

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    Hopefully Pompeo will tell Lebanon: The US will no longer give you anything until you show us with your deeds and your words that you are not an anti-American government and culture.
     
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    Hopefully Pompeo will tell Lebanon: The US will no longer give you anything until you show us with your deeds and your words that you are not an anti-American government and culture.
    Can’t he make a phone call?

    May be he wants to remind the Lebanese people face to face that without his blessings, Lebanon’s infrastructure will deteriorate including roads, tunnels, flooding, water pollution, electricity shortage and above it all Lebanon will end up with a weak and starved army unable to protect its airspace, its natural resources, defend its citizens from US made Daesh and liberate the occupied half of the country without its resistance. Without his blessings, just like in Israel’s Netanyahu for an example, the corrupt Lebanese politicians like Sanyora and Hariri clan will lose protection and sponsorship. Lebanon can’t afford losing those jewels…

    On a more serious note, no matter how shitty Lebanon might be, it will always be a piece of real estate that the US cannot afford to lose no matter the price. Location, location location…

    Pompeo also knows Lebanon has many suitors; threatening to pull out of Lebanon is music to the ears of Iran and (Russia). Lebanon is the size of a tiny province in Iran that can be built, lit and cleaned up in no time and turned into an Iranian resort the way the Saudi had dreamed. BTW, MBS is still bidding on Zaitunay Bay as we speak.

    Pompeo can threaten with his favorite economic sanctions like he did in Turkey causing local currency devaluation which is not that effective in Lebanon’s case. Over 10 million Lebanese immigrants who are directly connected to their mother land own hard currency and would love the opportunity to get a bargain on a piece of property there. Not to mention most locals have balanced portfolios. Those who have no cash have nothing to worry about. Those are the ones who will fall first into Iran’s lap when given no other choice.

    And last but not least, if you don’t mind starving the Lebanese people, most Lebanese have better ethics and many are well connected from left and right. They have more influence in international decision makings than those who write on the forum. Heck, Trump’s son in law is about to be that rich Lebanese kid and you how Trump worships wealth and the wealthy.:)

    Cheers!
     
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    Hopefully Pompeo will tell Lebanon: The US will no longer give you anything until you show us with your deeds and your words that you are not an anti-American government and culture.
    Prior to meeting with GMA, how long do you think will Popeye wait in Baabda's saloon for Bassil to arrive?
     
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    Protesters gather at US Embassy against Pompeo visit

    Protesters gather at US Embassy against Pompeo visit


    A protest was held at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon against Pompeo's upcoming visit, March 21, 2019.

    BEIRUT: Some 200 people gathered for a protest near the United States Embassy on the outskirts of Beirut Thursday in rejection of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Lebanon.

    The protest, organized by the Lebanese Communist Party, was held under the slogan: “Hands off Lebanon.”

    A heightened security presence greeted demonstrators, who carried Lebanese, Palestinian and LCP flags.

    LCP Secretary-General Hanna Gharib in a speech accused some Lebanese politicians of bowing to U.S. demands, including implicitly serving the will of Israel, with whom Lebanon is technically at war.

    “[Pompeo] is coming to impose ... the settlement of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon ... preventing the Palestinian people from exercising their right to return, in service of the Zionist entity [Israel] ... at Lebanon’s cost,” he said.



    Pompeo is set to arrive in Beirut on Friday and meet with Lebanon’s top officials, in his first official visit to Lebanon.

    Gharib speculated that Pompeo “wants to use the economic and financial and social crisis that the last governments brought us to, to impose more pressures and threats and to make us accept these conditions.”

    Carrying a poster that read, “your projects won’t pass, we will face [them] and be victorious,” Taleb al-Khishn told The Daily Star he had come to the protest to tell Pompeo “he is not wanted in Lebanon.”

    “You’re coming to impose your tutelage on us and give orders. That’s what America does. When they see some agreement [between factions] in Lebanon, America comes and throws its poison here.”

    Among other topics, Pompeo is expected to speak to Lebanese leaders about curbing the influence of Hezbollah, which the U.S designates as a terrorist organization. The U.S official is set to meet with President Michel Aoun and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, both allies of Hezbollah’s.
     
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    I agree, it's time.
    Your honesty is priceless...

    No wonder why Hezbollah’s popularity inside and outside Lebanon is increasing by the day. Its support inside Lebanon’s elected government didn’t come as an accident. People’s awareness is evolving especially when Lebanon’s Christians no longer see Hezbollah as a threat to them rather a liberator and defender to their land and the honest defeater of Obama’s creation that he could not decide what to name, ISIS or ISIL…

    All is turning into a Chess game with unlikely winners surprising the traditional crowd.
    Human evolution is well and alive!

     
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    Prior to meeting with GMA, how long do you think will Popeye wait in Baabda's saloon for Bassil to arrive?
    Then again he may decide to leave Bassil a message on a cocktail napkin :)
     
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    joseph_lubnan

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    Protesters gather at US Embassy against Pompeo visit

    Protesters gather at US Embassy against Pompeo visit


    A protest was held at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon against Pompeo's upcoming visit, March 21, 2019.

    BEIRUT: Some 200 people gathered for a protest near the United States Embassy on the outskirts of Beirut Thursday in rejection of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Lebanon.

    The protest, organized by the Lebanese Communist Party, was held under the slogan: “Hands off Lebanon.”

    A heightened security presence greeted demonstrators, who carried Lebanese, Palestinian and LCP flags.

    LCP Secretary-General Hanna Gharib in a speech accused some Lebanese politicians of bowing to U.S. demands, including implicitly serving the will of Israel, with whom Lebanon is technically at war.

    “[Pompeo] is coming to impose ... the settlement of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon ... preventing the Palestinian people from exercising their right to return, in service of the Zionist entity [Israel] ... at Lebanon’s cost,” he said.



    Pompeo is set to arrive in Beirut on Friday and meet with Lebanon’s top officials, in his first official visit to Lebanon.

    Gharib speculated that Pompeo “wants to use the economic and financial and social crisis that the last governments brought us to, to impose more pressures and threats and to make us accept these conditions.”

    Carrying a poster that read, “your projects won’t pass, we will face [them] and be victorious,” Taleb al-Khishn told The Daily Star he had come to the protest to tell Pompeo “he is not wanted in Lebanon.”

    “You’re coming to impose your tutelage on us and give orders. That’s what America does. When they see some agreement [between factions] in Lebanon, America comes and throws its poison here.”

    Among other topics, Pompeo is expected to speak to Lebanese leaders about curbing the influence of Hezbollah, which the U.S designates as a terrorist organization. The U.S official is set to meet with President Michel Aoun and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, both allies of Hezbollah’s.
    Pompeo qawi
     
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    joseph_lubnan

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    Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength
    By Bassem Mroue | AP
    March 21

    BEIRUT — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America’s local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could spark a backlash and endanger the tiny country’s fragile peace.
    Hezbollah wields more power than ever in parliament and the government. Pompeo will meet Friday with President Michel Aoun and will also hold talks with Lebanon’s parliament speaker and foreign minister — all three of whom are close Hezbollah allies. He will also meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a close Western ally who has been reluctant to confront Hezbollah.
    “We’ll spend a lot of time talking with the Lebanese government about how we can help them disconnect from the threat that Iran and Hezbollah present to them,” Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.
    “Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. You ask how tough I am going to be? It is a terrorist organization. Period. Full stop,” Pompeo said in Jerusalem on Thursday.
    But isolating Hezbollah, whose military power dwarfs that of the Lebanese armed forces, could prove impossible.
    The Iran-backed group has an arsenal of tens of thousands of rockets and missiles. Its battle-hardened cadres fought Israel to a stalemate in 2006, and have fought alongside President Bashar Assad’s army since the early days of the Syrian civil war, securing a string of hard-won victories. Over the past year, the group has translated this power into major political gains unseen in the past.
    Hezbollah and its allies today control a majority of seats in parliament and the Cabinet, after it managed in 2016 to help Aoun, an allied Christian leader, be elected president. The group has three Cabinet seats, the largest number it has ever taken, including the Health Ministry, which has one of the largest budgets.

    That has angered Washington, where U.S. officials have called on Hariri’s national unity government to ensure Hezbollah does not tap into public resources. Last month, U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard expressed concerns over Hezbollah’s growing role in the new Cabinet, saying it does not contribute to stability.
    Lebanon has long been a political battleground in the region-wide struggle between Washington and Tehran. But tensions have risen since President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.
    The United States backs a coalition of groups opposed to Hezbollah led by Hariri’s Sunni-led Future Movement and the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces, but Washington’s local allies are proceeding with caution. Memories are fresh of the clashes that erupted in May 2008, when the Shiite Hezbollah rapidly defeated a group of Sunni opponents on the streets of Beirut.

    “Washington should be careful not to push Lebanon to the brink, as Hezbollah would retaliate if its survival is at stake,” said Joe Macaron, a resident fellow at the Arab Center in Washington. “In the current status quo, the most effective way to restrain Hezbollah remains within the intricate parameters of the Lebanese political system,” he said.
    The Trump administration appears to be aware of the difficulties it faces, and while it has talked tough about Hezbollah, it has done little beyond strengthening already tough sanctions on the group, which has long been blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Western countries.
    The United States is a strong supporter of Lebanon’s national army, supplying it with arms and more than $1.5 billion in aid over the past decade. But Hezbollah, the only group that did not disarm after the 1975-1990 civil war, takes credit for ending the 18-year Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000 and says it is the only force capable of repelling another Israeli invasion.

    During his visit to Lebanon, Pompeo is expected to reiterate Washington’s support to the Lebanese army. In return, he is expected to demand that Lebanon’s Central Bank act to prevent Iran from using the country’s banking sector to evade sanctions.
    Asked by journalists on his way to the Middle East about his meetings with Aoun, who helped facilitate Hezbollah’s rise to power, Pompeo responded: “In my business we talk to a lot of people that we’re hoping to change their way.”
    “We’re going to be very clear about how America sees Hezbollah and our expectations about how Lebanon’s success depends on the Lebanese people demand(ing) that a terrorist organization not be in control of their government and not drive policies and create risk for their country as well,” he said in Jerusalem.
    Aoun is scheduled to visit Russia later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin. The two are expected to discuss a number of topics, including the return of Syrian refugees and oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, which has been a source of tension between Lebanon and Israel.
    Pompeo will likely offer continued U.S. mediation to try and resolve the maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel. Lebanon plans to begin offshore oil and gas exploration later this year.
     
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    Then again he may decide to leave Bassil a message on a cocktail napkin :)
    From what I've heard, the cocktail napkin is already in Pompeo’s briefcase. It says: “The Syrian refugees are staying in Lebanon until we say otherwise”. My guess Bassil will pick it up and save it for next time he goes to the men’s room and finds it out of toilet paper.:)
    And guess who's going to gain more popularity after this meeting.:confused:
     
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    Pompeo is not welcome to Lebanon. He is coming with a plan to cause political tension and scheme against and manipulate our fragile peace. I think the best option will be to send Pompeo to Baalbek as a guest of honor to the Zaaiter, Miqdad and Jaafar clans. He should be able to resolve their clan disputes and help them establish peace. In Lebanese sovereign and national affairs, we don't need him to interfere. We see him as a terrorist sympathizer, who promotes israehelli terrorism and land grabbing in the region.

    Yesterday, it was Jerusalem they recognized as israhell's capital. Today, it is the Syrian Golan heights they want to donate to israhell. Tomorrow, it might be Lebanese lands, if not for our brave resistance fighters under the banner of the mighty, popular, legitimate and beloved Hezballah. I really do not understand how one thief can donate something he doesn't own to another thief.

    Our president should refuse meeting with this thief. Let his Lebanese counterpart meet with him. It is a dishonor for our president to meet with a thief.
     
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    Pompeo is not welcome to Lebanon. He is coming with a plan to cause political tension and scheme against and manipulate our fragile peace. I think the best option will be to send Pompeo to Baalbek as a guest of honor to the Zaaiter, Miqdad and Jaafar clans. He should be able to resolve their clan disputes and help them establish peace. In Lebanese sovereign and national affairs, we don't need him to interfere. We see him as a terrorist sympathizer, who promotes israehelli terrorism and land grabbing in the region.

    Yesterday, it was Jerusalem they recognized as israhell's capital. Today, it is the Syrian Golan heights they want to donate to israhell. Tomorrow, it might be Lebanese lands, if not for our brave resistance fighters under the banner of the mighty, popular, legitimate and beloved Hezballah. I really do not understand how one thief can donate something he doesn't own to another thief.

    Our president should refuse meeting with this thief. Let his Lebanese counterpart meet with him. It is a dishonor for our president to meet with a thief.
    From Litani to the Blue Line and not one centimeter less!
    Thank you Pompeo.

    Hehe
     
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