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BREAKING: Hezbollah leader Nasrallah slams Saudi aggression – says Israel will not invade Lebanon

Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah reiterated calls for Saad Hariri’s safe passage back to Lebanon.




Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah, has given a televised statement in which he addressed the pressing issues concerning the apparent captivity of “former” Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Saudi Arabia.

Whereas in last week’s address, Nasrallah speculated on Hariri’s condition, now, he stated that Hariri is clearly being detained against his will. Nasrallah affirmed that Saad Hariri is under “house arrest” on the orders of the Saudi regime and has been ever since he made a forced resignation address live on Saudi state-run television.

Nasrallah affirmed that like all other major Lebanese parties, Hezbollah demands the release of Hariri. He further stated that Hariri’s captivity is an insult to all of Lebanon including the Sunni dominated Future Movement whose top figures have also called for Hariri’s safe passage to Lebanon.

Hezbollah’s position, like that of Christian Lebanese President Michel Aoun, is that the forced resignation has no legal status in Lebanon and that until Hariri is allowed to resign of his own free will on Lebanese soil, he is considered the legal head of government, thus making his captivity an intentional diplomatic incident and act of war by the Saudi regime.

Although Saudi has absurdly stated that Lebanon declared “war” and now the Hezbollah leader said that it is Saudi Arabia that has declared war on the Lebanese state, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah once again admonished all Lebanese to remain vigilant against any threats and further provocations, while urging for calm and unity among all Lebanese in spite of their party political affiliation and ethnic or religious background.

While many have suspected that Israel and Saudi have worked in collusion to provoke a crisis in Lebanon, Nasrallah stated that this collusion will not amount to a new Israel war on Lebanon. He stated that the Israeli regime is well aware of the international climate and will not likely enter into a new conflict that would be long, costly and ultimately unfruitful from the Israeli perspective.

However, Nasrallah warned that Israel is capable of igniting sedition in many places through the use of proxies. He cited the recent events in the Golan Heights where Israel allowed the safe passage of al-Nusra/al-Qaeda terrorists into the Druze village of Hader in order to create bloodshed. He stated that the only way for al-Nusra terrorists to reach Hader, was for Israel to allow them to pass from illegal Israeli occupied Syrian territory into Hader and surrounding areas.

Still though, he emphasised that Hezbollah, the Lebanese state and Lebanese military are following events closely but that ultimately, Israel’s self-interested caution will prohibit an Israeli attack in spite of Saudi provocations providing a possible pretext.

Nasrallah further stated that Saudi is angry due to its many recent failures and that because of this the regime in Riyadh is taking this anger out not just on Hezbollah, but on all of Lebanon. He further stated that if Saudi wanted to, it could singularly rage against Hezbollah, but like a blind man swinging a sword, Saudi has decided to inflict strife on all of Lebanon, which is why it is all the more crucial for Lebanon to maintain its dignity and sovereignty in the face of the “unprecedented intervention” from Saudi.

He also said that the primary target of Saudi’s anger is Iran and that Lebanon is merely ‘on the road’ of Saudi’s path of anger. Even though Iran is closer to Saudi than Lebanon, he expressed his assessment that Saudi is afraid of attacking Iran directly, knowing that this would be the biggest Saudi failure of all.

In respect of Saudi failures, Nasrallah pointed to the failure to destroy Syria and Iraq, the failure to establish a Kurdish statelet in Iraq, the failure to subdue Qatar, the failure to ‘win’ in Yemen and the failure to even secure Bahrain as the small island is now entirely dependent on Saudi and UAE direct cash injections after waging a costly internal war against Shi’a human rights activists.

Nasrallah further accused Saudi of being in a state of denial over Yemen. Saudi absurdly blames Hezbollah for trafficking weapons to Yemen, something which is impossible due to the Saudi imposed blockade which has starved thousands of Yemeni civilians.

Iran slams Saudi lies over Yemen missile strike

Nasrallah said that he is ready to swear before God, that Yemen’s Houthis are capable not only of building their own missiles but also their own drones and that Saudi knows this, but blames Iran and Hezbollah because it is afraid to admit its weakness in the face of impoverished and materially isolated Houthis who are largely autarkic. Nasrallah then laughed, stating that if Hezbollah is really doing as much in distant Yemen as Saudi Arabia claims, than “we are even more powerful than we know”.

The leader of Hezbollah then turned to interference in Lebanon’s domestic sovereignty. He stated that it is clear that both Iran and Saudi Arabia have influence in Lebanon. The difference, he pointed out, is that while Saudi meddles in Lebanon’s internal affairs, Iran does not. Iran is respected but Iran does not instigate sectarian crises, tell Lebanese businesses how to operate nor tell Lebanese which factions to support or proscribe, while Saudi has done and continues to do all of these negative things.

Nasrallah’s speech affirmed Hezbollah’s confidence that Saudi Arabia will not succeed in weakening Lebanon nor in reversing the victories of the Lebanese resistance and that of their allies in Syria and Iraq. He further stated that the only just solution to the present crisis is for Lebanon to continue and unite behind calls for Saad Hariri to return to Lebanon and either continue to government as part of the coalition or else legally resign on Lebanese soil.

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Putin, Trump meet in Helsinki for first bilateral summit

The Helsinki summit is the first ever full-fledged meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Their previous encounters were brief talks on the sidelines of the G20 and APEC summits in 2017.

Vladimir Rodzianko



Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are meeting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki for their first bilateral one-on-one meeting.

Trump arrived in the Finland capital a day early, while the jet of Putin, who wrapped up his nation’s hosting of the World Cup Sunday, touched down around 1 p.m. local time and the Russian president’s motorcade whisked him straight to the palace where the two world leaders are meeting.

Trump signed an August 2017 law imposing additional sanctions on Russia. The law bars Trump from easing many sanctions without Congress’ approval, but he can offer some relief without a nod from Congress.

Almost 700 Russian people and companies are under U.S. sanctions. Individuals face limits on their travel and freezes on at least some of their assets, while some top Russian state banks and companies, including oil and gas giants, are effectively barred from getting financing through U.S. banks and markets.

The agenda of the summit hasn’t been officially announced yet, though, the presidents are expected to discuss global crises, such as the Syrian conflict and Ukraine, as well as bilateral relations.

Stay tuned for updates…

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“Foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx): Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails was hacked by foreign actor, and it was not Russia.

Alex Christoforou



A stunning revelation that hardly anyone in the mainstream media is covering.

Fox News gave Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) the opportunity to explain what was going on during his questioning of Peter Strzok, when the the Texas Congressman stated that a “foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Aside from this segment on Fox News, this story is not getting any coverage, and we know why. It destroys the entire ‘Russia hacked Hillary’ narrative.

Gohmert states that this evidence is irrefutable and shows that a foreign actor, not connected to Russia in any way, intercepted and distributed Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails.

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Via Zerohedge

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

Daily Caller reports…

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

Gohmert continued..

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn’t remember the “specific” content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

According to Zerohedge “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said – and Horowitz wouldn’t return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn’t remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant “foreign entity” bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the “(C)” classification on several of Clinton’s emails – something the FBI overlooked:

“Holy cow … if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”

Via Zerohedge

In November of 2017, IG McCullough – an Obama appointee – revealed to Fox News that he received pushback when he tried to tell former DNI James Clapper about the foreign entity which had Clinton’s emails and other anomalies.

Instead of being embraced for trying to expose an illegal act, seven senators including Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) wrote a letter accusing him of politicizing the issue.

“It’s absolutely irrelevant whether something is marked classified, it is the character of the information,” he said. Fox News reports…

McCullough said that from that point forward, he received only criticism and an “adversarial posture” from Congress when he tried to rectify the situation.

“I expected to be embraced and protected,” he said, adding that a Hill staffer “chided” him for failing to consider the “political consequences” of the information he was blowing the whistle on.

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Donald Trump plays good cop and bad cop with a weak Theresa May (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 55.

Alex Christoforou



US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was momentous, not for its substance, but rather for its sheer entertainment value.

Trump started his trip to the United Kingdom blasting Theresa May for her inability to negotiate a proper Brexit deal with the EU.  Trump ended his visit holding hands with the UK Prime Minister during a press conference where the most ‘special relationship’ between the two allies was once again reaffirmed.

Protests saw giant Trump “baby balloons” fly over London’s city center, as Trump played was his own good cop and bad cop to the UK PM, outside London at the Chequers…often times leaving May’s head spinning.

Even as Trump has left London, he remains front and center in the mind of Theresa May, who has now stated that Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Brexit.

Trump had mentioned to reporters on Friday at a joint press conference with Theresa May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May: “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them.” May added…

“What the president also said at that press conference was `Don’t walk away. Don’t walk away from the negotiations. Then you’re stuck.”‘

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris summarize what was a state visit like no other, as Trump trolled the UK PM from beginning to end, and left London knowing that he got the better of a weakened British Prime Minister, who may not survive in office past next week.

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It wasn’t exactly clear what Trump meant. The revelation came after explosive and undiplomatic remarks Trump made this week about May’s leadership — especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations — as he made his first official visit to Britain.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday — just as May was hosting Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner — Trump said the British leader’s approach likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

He also praised May’s rival, Boris Johnson, who quit last week as foreign secretary to protest May’s Brexit plans. Trump claimed Johnson would make a “great prime minister.”

The comments shocked many in Britain — even May’s opponents — and threatened to undermine May’s already fragile hold on power. Her Conservative government is deeply split between supporters of a clean break with the EU and those who want to keep close ties with the bloc, Britain’s biggest trading partner.

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