Leaked Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War In Mid-East

By Nosratollah Tajik, EURASIA

As things increasingly heat up in the Middle East in post-ISIL era, it appears the anti-Iran and anti-Shia alliance of convenience between the Saudis and Israelis appears to have placed Lebanon in the cross hairs of yet another looming proxy or Israeli-Hezbollah war. And the war in Yemen will also continue to escalate – perhaps now with increasingly overt Israeli political support.

Barak Ravid, senior diplomatic correspondent for Israeli Channel 10 News published a leaked diplomatic cable and also twitted yesterday which had been sent to all Israeli ambassadors throughout the world concerning the chaotic events that unfolded over the weekend in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which began with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s unexpected resignation after he was summoned to Riyadh by his Saudi-backers, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had “declared war” against the kingdom.

The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East and reveals, on Sunday, just after Lebanese PM Hariri’s shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats “do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran”.

It also stressed that “Iran was engaged in “regional subversion” urged support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen” and Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the “highest officials” within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics. They were also in a very rare move, instructed to demarche their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon and instructed them “You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon’s security.”

Although surprising resignation of Al-Hariri is still in vague position, but cable asked Hariri resignation and his comments on the reasons that led him to resign “illustrate once again the destructive nature of Iran and Hezbollah and their danger to the stability of Lebanon and the countries of the region. Al-Hariri’s resignation proves that the international argument that Hezbollah’s inclusion in the government is a recipe for stability is basically wrong.

This artificial unity creates paralysis and the inability of local sovereign powers to make decisions that serve their national interest. It effectively turns them into hostages under physical threat and are forced to promote the interests of a foreign power – Iran – even if this may endanger the security of their country. The events in Lebanon and the launching of a ballistic missile by the signatories to the Riyadh agreement require increased pressure on Iran and Hezbollah on a range of issues from the production of ballistic missiles to regional subversion.”

While Hariri’s resignation in Saudi reflects the extent of interference of Saudi Arabia in domestic situation of Lebanon and destiny of regional countries. It is really very clear that as one of the U.S. allies in the region, over the past six years, Saudi Arabia has been striving to save itself from Arab Spring breeze by providing necessary conditions for waging proxy war in Syria and Iraq and fomenting extremist and development of violence in the region. Although it did not succeed in this way, but proves and confirms Saudi’s direct involvement in disrupting the region by ISIS.

November 15, 2017 | 10 Comments »

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  1. Lebanon civil war is possible but unless something changes Hezbollah is much stronger than its opponents it has easily squashed the opposition.

    Jordan civil war that sounds like another Mudar forecast. I believe must be taken with a large grain of salt.

  2. @ Ted Belman:
    Thank you for the firm predictions. Whether or not they come true, I find that refreshing. Most pundits, including the quoted former spook with the unpronounceable and unspellable name, qualify their predictions in such vague terms that they don’t really qualify as predictions. I find that kind of cowardly and not very informative.

  3. Yes I have a penchant for provocative stuff, in part because it gets your dander up and in part I think it important that you not just hear right wing opinion.

    There is enormous change taking place in Saudi Arabia and we must read what people are saying about it. Not only does Saudi Arabia and Israel have their sights on Iran but Trump does as well. Although the US has been too sanguine about what’s happenning in Syria and Iraq, in my opinion, we have not heard the last of it.. It cannot be that SA and Israel are moving toward war with Iran without the US supporting if not encouraging their plans.

    I expect civil war in Lebanon and in Jordan.to start early next year. Somewhere along the way the US will demonstrate their support for Kurdistan. I believe that the US has a master plan that they are following as opposed to remaining compliant as they are now. A basic ingrediant of their master plan is their intention to end the war between Israel and the Arabs. Til now the establishment/globalists has perpetuated that war. Now the Trump administration wants to end it.

    Fasten your seat belts, 2018 is shaping up to be a year of great change.

  4. It should be obvious to all that the items posted on this site are there because they are sufficiently interesting to be commented on by the posters. Ted picks them for that reason alone, that they are either agreeable or disagreeable or even neutral, right wrong or mashugga..

    I’ve seen articles here written by people that I’m sure Ted abominates, sometimes taken from Israel Hayom.

  5. @ Dandaman:
    It seems to me that Ted is also publishing things he disagrees with in order to stimulate discussion, only occasionally actually commenting himself in so many words. We have to read what the opposition is actually saying in order to develop the ability to effectively refute them. And, sometimes there is something he agrees with or finds informative in an article he otherwise disagrees with. It’s probably why he also doesn’t publish new articles as quickly as some publications to give people time to comment. That’s how it seems to me, anyway, just from reading the articles and comments on the site. I like this site and find it thought-provoking. I don’t have to be agreed with all the time, as long as people are reasonably polite.

  6. Come on, gents ! Does “…ramp up diplomatic pressure…” signify the “coordination to provoke war” ??? The side that indeed provokes war is more than evident – it’s Iran with its proxies. Funny enough to read such an article in this blog …

  7. Since Khomeini has been back to Iran he has been on the path of war against Sunnis and IL. This piece of garbage is just diversion for the ignoramuses.