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Hezbollah On ‘High Alert,’ Says It Will Be Blamed For ‘False Flag’ Assassination Attempt

Members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement parade in Nabatieh, Lebanon, in November 2014. PHOTO: AFP/Getty/Mahmoud Zayyat

By Tyler Durden | 19 November 2017

Submitted by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media

ZERO HEDGE — Hezbollah has raised its military readiness on the whole Lebanese territory in the last few days and put its forces on high alert in the light of the threats it has received from a number of countries, and especially from Israel and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah forces have been mobilized in the event of any hostile activity on the borders or in the country, notwithstanding the ongoing conviction of its leadership that Israel will not wage a direct war in the near or distant future.

According to well-informed sources, Hezbollah fears the possible assassination of a well-known Lebanese figure, Sunni or Christian, similar to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The aim would be to re-mix the cards on the Lebanese scene, accuse Hezbollah and to embarrass President Michel Aoun.

Aoun has raised the challenge against Riyadh during the recent events related to the televised resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and he has accused Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri as a hostage (for more than two weeks), defining the Prime Minister’s submission to this act as “unconstitutional and illegitimate.” […]

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