Heightened Israeli/Lebanese Tensions

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Heightened Israeli/Lebanese Tensions

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

September 17 Israeli elections loom. Were late August IDF attacks on Syria, Iraq and Lebanon "fuel for the fire of (Netanyahu's) campaign," as Haaretz suggested?

Manufacturing nonexistent threats is common US/NATO/Israeli practice. Members of the block and the Jewish state face no threats to their national security.

So they're invented to pursue their hostile agendas. It's unlikely that Netanyahu wants war — other than as junior partner to US aggression like what's ongoing endlessly in Syria.

Lebanon's Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah warned of retaliation against Israeli aggression.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called aggressive Israeli drone strikes on the country a "declaration of war."

On Monday, Arab League secretary general Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused Israel of escalat
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