So Czer is ISIS really just a Saudi front created to mess w/Iran?

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    Hezbollah leader warns Israel over attacks in Syria
    January 26, 2019

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hezbollah-leader-warns-israel-expanding-attacks-syria-215233700.html

    BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the militant Hezbollah group in Lebanon warned Israel late Saturday over its continued attacks in Syria, saying a miscalculation could drag the region into a war.

    Hassan Nasrallah made the comment during a wide-ranging interview that lasted more than three hours with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV station.

    Nasrallah said Iran, Syria and Hezbollah could "at any moment" decide to deal differently with Israel's actions in Syria and hinted that Tel Aviv might be a target.

    Addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he said: "Be cautious. Don't continue what you are doing in Syria. Don't miscalculate and don't drag the region into a war or a major confrontation."

    Nasrallah said circumstances in the region have changed as Iran and its allies, including his group, expand their influence in the region. This means any war can be on more than one front, Nasrallah warned.

    Israel has recently increased its attacks on suspected Iranian military targets in Syria, confirming such targeting in a shift from its longstanding policy of playing down or not commenting on its military activities in the war-torn country.

    Israel considers Iran to be its greatest enemy, and it has repeatedly warned that it will not allow Iranian troops — who have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces — to maintain a permanent presence in postwar Syria.

    In the latest violence, the Israeli military claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria last Monday, saying it was responding to an Iranian missile attack a day earlier. The Iranian launch followed a rare Israeli daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport.

    Nasrallah said Israel has failed to realize what he said are its goals in Syria: undermining the Syrian government, forcing Iran from Syria and preventing Hezbollah from acquiring precision missiles. He also said Netanyahu is the person "most disappointed" by U.S. plans to withdraw from Syria and cited the pullout as another "failure."

    Nasrallah's appearance followed news reports in Israel and elsewhere that his health was failing. He dismissed the reports as "lies."

    "I don't suffer from any health problems," said Nasrallah, who seemed relaxed and at times joked with his interviewer and sipped on tea and water. "I have been active, and I also lost weight," he said with a giggle.

    The Hezbollah leader regularly addressed his supporters and made TV appearances about pressing issues in the region and Lebanon. But the 59-year-old Nasrallah, who has led his group through different wars with Israel for nearly three decades, had not appeared since November despite Israeli escalation in Syria and along Lebanon's borders.

    Nasrallah described his silence as intentional, saying Hezbollah chose not to address Israel's attacks so as not to feed what he called an Israeli "publicity stunt."

    In December, the Israeli military launched "Operation Northern Shield" to detect and destroy what it has described as a vast network of Hezbollah tunnels built for militants to sneak across the border into Israel, capture territory and stage attacks. Israel discovered at least six tunnels, which it said were Hezbollah's prime strategic investment for its next potential war.

    In the first comments about the tunnel operation, Nasrallah played down the discoveries, saying Hezbollah would need more than a few tunnels if it ever decided to invade Israel.

    He also said at least one of the tunnels was built more than a decade ago.

    "This is a 13-year-old (Israeli) intelligence failure," Nasrallah said.
     
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    I mean, every zionist person who supports Israel will be attacked across earth if a world war breaks out
     
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    Hezbollah Has Been Capable of Entering Israel 'For Years,' Says Nasrallah
    In first public response since Israel's tunnel-destroying operation, Hassan Nasrallah claims the group can enter northern Israel at will, but does not want war at the moment
    Jan 27, 2019

    https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east...ing-israel-for-years-says-nasrallah-1.6875033

    Iran-backed Hezbollah has been able to enter Israel “for years,” the Lebanese group’s leader said on Saturday, responding for the first time to Israel’s discovery of tunnels dug into Israeli territory from Lebanon.

    Israel’s unveiling of what it called Hezbollah “attack tunnels” last month, and Lebanon’s accusation that an Israeli border barrier crosses into its territory, have increased tensions.

    Israel regards Iran as its biggest foe and Hezbollah as the main threat on its borders. It has waged an increasingly open campaign of military strikes against them both in Syria, where they are fighting on the government side in the civil war.

    Speaking in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV, Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said Hezbollah did not want to draw Lebanon into a war with Israel.

    But he said there was a fear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might miscalculate before the Israeli elections in Apriland “do something rash.”

    He warned that the “resistance axis,” as the group refers to itself, Iran and Syria, might change their reaction to Israeli strikes in Syria, including with a bombardment of Tel Aviv.

    Both Israel and Hezbollah have already indicated that any new war between them would be greater in scope than the last one, fought in 2006 in Lebanese territory.

    “Part of our plan in the next war is to enter into Galilee, a part of our plan we are capable of, God willing. The important thing is that we have this capability and we have had it for years,” Nasrallah said.

    He added that all of Israel would be the battlefield and reiterated that the group now had precision rockets that could strike deep into Israel.

    Violations

    Nasrallah stopped short of explicitly saying the tunnels were Hezbollah’s work, citing the heavily armed group’s policy of “ambiguity” on military matters and a desire to deny Israel a pretext to attack.

    He said Israel was still looking for more tunnels, despite having said its operation to find them was over. He said Israel had only discovered some tunnels, adding “it is not known” if more exist.

    This week the UN Middle East envoy said that at least two of the tunnels found by Israel crossed the “blue line” between the countries, “and thereby constituted violations."

    UN Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war, said both sides must stick to their side of the blue line and that Hezbollah must leave the area around the frontier.

    The blue line is a decades-old demarcation line that both sides have agreed to abide by until they can agree on a formal delineation of the disputed border.

    The envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, told the United Nations that peacekeepers had not been granted access to the Lebanese entry point of one of the tunnels.

    Nasrallah indicated the tunnels had been dug long ago and that it was “a surprise” Israel took so long to locate them.

    “One of the tunnels discovered goes back 13 years,” he said, asserting it predated resolution 1701, but without discussing how old other tunnels were.
     
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    Iran can call tens of millions of paramilitary, I can't wait for something to happen

    If you talk to the older Iranians in the US, especially in LA/California they will tell you 1 out of every 4 Iranians is some kind of Khomeinist agent

    Arabs (outside of Iran's main paramilitary groups) don't practice Taqiya as extreme as Iranic people, add in the complications of socialization in Iranian society like Tarof and you'll never know what's going on

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiya

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taarof
     
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    SAA is saying they will strike Tel Aviv next, Hezbollah is saying they will pull all paramilitary from Lebanon to India into the war with Israel, and Iran is saying they are going to shift to offensive tactics against Israel and will use the call for Holy/Sacred Defense (mobilize everything, tens of millions of humans) if Israel thinks about using nuclear weapons
     
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    Lebanon announces long-awaited formation of new government
    31 January 2019

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-announces-formation-new-government-191631330

    Lebanon's presidency on Thursday announced the formation of a new national unity government, ending months of political wrangling amid concerns over the country's struggling economy.

    The news comes after more than eight months of deadlock as politicians from rival Lebanese factions could not agree on the make-up of the cabinet following parliamentary elections in May.

    The Future Movement's Raya al-Hasan will be the country's new interior minister, a crucial position that oversees policing, national security and elections.

    Hasan is one of four women appointed to the cabinet and the first woman to hold this position. She previously was Lebanon's first female finance minister.

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri apologised for taking so long to form the new government, and said the economy would be its main focus.

    "The time of treatment with painkillers is over. No one can put their head in the sand any more. Matters are as clear as the sun. All the problems are known and the causes of the corruption and waste and administrative deficiency are also known," he said.

    "Lebanese are living in concern about the economic situation," said Hariri, adding that the work of the new government would not wait.

    "To work," Hariri also wrote on Twitter on Thursday, shortly after the announcement.

    Lebanon is facing a dire financial situation and Hariri has sought to secure billions of dollars in aid and loans to boost slow economic growth.

    The country's main political factions will be represented in the new cabinet, which will be composed of 30 ministers.

    Gebran Bassil, head of President Michel Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, will retain his post as foreign minister, while Elias Bou Saab will be defence minister.

    Ali Hasan Khalil of parliament speaker Nabih Berri's Amal Movement will retain his position as minister of finance, while Hezbollah-backed Jamil Jabak was named as the country's health minister.

    Lebanon is governed by a complex system that guarantees a delicate balance among religious communities and their political parties, so decisions are made by consensus, which leads to protracted bargaining.

    The country's parliamentary elections took place last May, but lawmakers had since failed to form a government.

    Their efforts were obstructed by conflicting demands for cabinet seats that must be parcelled out in line with a sectarian power-sharing system.

    The news boosted Lebanon's bonds on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported, with a 2037 dollar issue jumping in price by 4.3 cents to its highest since August.
     
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    On North Korea and Iran, Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump
    Jan. 29, 2019
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/us/politics/kim-jong-trump.html

    WASHINGTON — A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear stockpiles and that Iran is not, for now, taking steps necessary to make a bomb, directly contradicting the rationale of two of President Trump’s foreign policy initiatives.

    Those conclusions are part of an annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment”released on Tuesday that also stressed the growing cyberthreat from Russia and China, which it said were now “more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s.”

    The 42-page threat report found that American trade policies and “unilateralism” — central themes of Mr. Trump’s “America First” approach — have strained traditional alliances and prompted foreign partners to seek new relationships.

    In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee linked to the release of the report, the nation’s intelligence chiefs tried to avoid directly questioning administration policies. Yet they detailed a different ranking of the threats facing the United States, starting with cyberattacks and moving on to the endurance of the Islamic State and the capabilities of both North Korea and Iran.

    In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee linked to the release of the report, the nation’s intelligence chiefs tried to avoid directly questioning administration policies. Yet they detailed a different ranking of the threats facing the United States, starting with cyberattacks and moving on to the endurance of the Islamic State and the capabilities of both North Korea and Iran.

    Dan Coats, the national intelligence director, told lawmakers that the Islamic State would continue “to stoke violence” in Syria. He was backed up by the written review, which said there were thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria and a dozen Islamic State networks around the world.

    Just last month, Mr. Trump said that “we have won against ISIS; we’ve beaten them, and we’ve beaten them badly” in announcing the withdrawal of American troops from Syria.

    The starkest contradiction drawn by the intelligence chiefs was their assessment of North Korea.

    Mr. Trump is expected to meet next month with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, in a second round of direct negotiations aimed at ridding Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons. After his last meeting, in Singapore, Mr. Trump tweeted that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.”

    Mr. Coats described his concerns in opposite terms.

    He cited “some activity that is inconsistent with full denuclearization,” adding that most of what North Korea has dismantled is reversible. He said the North’s “leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival.”

    Similarly, the threat review declared that “we currently assess North Korea will seek to retain its W.M.D. capability and is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capability.”

    Mr. Trump has often noted, accurately, that North Korea has suspended missile tests; its last major test was 14 months ago. But on Tuesday, Gina Haspel, the C.I.A. director, said the government in Pyongyang “is committed to developing a long-range nuclear-armed missile that would pose a direct threat to the United States.”

    Ms. Haspel said it was encouraging that North Korea was communicating with the United States. But under questioning by Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat who this month announced her candidacy for president, Ms. Haspel said the diplomatic objective was still to insist that North Korea fully disclose and dismantle its nuclear program.
    On Iran, Mr. Coats cited Tehran’s continued support of terrorism in Europe and the Middle East, including sponsoring Houthis in Yemen and Shiite militants in Iraq. He also said that he believed that Iranian hard-liners would continue to challenge centrist rivals.

    But on one of Mr. Trump’s key assertions — that Iran had cheated on the spirit of the 2015 nuclear agreement even if it was temporarily following its terms — Mr. Coats said Tehran continued to comply with the deal even after the president announced in May that the United States would withdraw from it.

    “We do not believe Iran is currently undertaking activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device,” Mr. Coats said.

    He added, however, that Iranian officials have “publicly threatened to push the boundaries” of the nuclear agreement if it did not see benefits that were promised, including a resumption of oil sales and an end to American sanctions against its financial transactions around the world.

    Mr. Trump has called the nuclear agreement “defective at its core” and warned that Iran would “be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapons” if it remained in place. The agreement still stands, largely with support from European capitals.
     
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    Forty years since revolution, Iran taunts 'declining' America
    FEBRUARY 1, 2019

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...n-iran-taunts-declining-america-idUSKCN1PQ4MQ

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Forty years after its revolution, Iran has no fear of a “declining” America, a senior cleric said on Friday at the start of official commemorations of the uprising that made the country a permanent enemy of the United States.

    Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, a famously hardline cleric who is the secretary of the Guardian Council, a body with huge influence over the way Iran is run, used his speech to mock the leadership of President Donald Trump.

    “Even many of America’s allies don’t listen to it anymore and they are not afraid of it,” Jannati said at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who returned from exile in France to lead the revolution exactly 40 years ago.

    “America cannot manage its own affairs now,” Jannati said in remarks carried by state television, adding that “millions of people are hungry there and America’s power is in decline.” He did not say what he was basing that assertion on.

    The 1979 uprising deposed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a secular king allied to the West. Later that year, Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy and held 52 Americans for 444 days - an affront to U.S. pride that still colors how Iran is viewed from Washington.

    Trump last year pulled out of an international agreement under which Iran curbed its nuclear work in exchange for a sanctions relief. The re-imposed sanctions caused a currency crash, rampant inflation and added to investors’ hesitancy about doing business there.

    Jannati, who opposed President Hassan Rouhani’s decision to negotiate away some of Iran’s nuclear rights, said:

    “Unfortunately, some of our officials believe that we cannot manage the country without America’s help. May such wrong thoughts be damned!”

    Among many programs on state TV featuring achievements since the revolution, was a short animation showing an Iranian-made Ghadir navy submarine surfacing near a U.S. aircraft carrier and other vessels which then inexplicably sink without any sign of an attack or explosion.

    In December, the USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf, ending a long absence of U.S. aircraft carriers.
     
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    US stops all aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza
    1 February 2019

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47095082

    The US has confirmed it stopped all aid to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a step linked to new anti-terrorism legislation.

    More than $60m (£46m) in annual funds for the Palestinian security services has now ended, and - while Israel has backed some previous cuts in US aid for Palestinians - officials have expressed concern about this move.

    It is thought that co-operation with Israeli forces, which helps keep relative calm in the West Bank, could be affected.

    The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), passed by Congress and then signed into law by President Donald Trump last year, has just come into force.

    This allows Americans to sue those receiving foreign aid from their country in US courts over alleged complicity in "acts of war".

    At a news conference on Thursday, senior official Saeb Erekat said the Palestinian Authority (PA) had sent a letter to the US state department asking them to end funding because of a fear of lawsuits.

    "We do not want to receive any money if it will cause us to appear before the courts," he said.

    The PA denies Israeli accusations that it incites militant attacks.

    "We are not seeking anything, the Americans have made their decision, but we will continue to participate in the fight against terrorism in the region," Mr Erekat went on.

    He pointed out that there were currently cases against three banks operating in the Palestinian territories before US courts, and that in the past, several attempts to allow US victims of Palestinian attacks to sue the PA and Palestine Liberation Organisation had failed because of a lack of jurisdiction.

    Despite a large hole in its budget, the PA maintains that the halt in US aid will not affect the work of its security forces.

    "At the request of the Palestinian Authority, we have wound down certain projects and programmes funded with assistance under the authorities specified in ATCA in the West Bank and Gaza," a US official told the BBC on Friday.

    "All USAID assistance in the West Bank and Gaza has ceased."

    It is not clear how long the halt will remain in effect.

    But the Palestinian official said no steps were currently being taken to close the USAID mission in the Palestinian territories and no decision had been made about future staffing at the US embassy in Jerusalem.

    Last year, Washington cut hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Palestinians, which included funding of humanitarian projects - such as health, education and infrastructure - supported by USAID.

    This was widely viewed as a way of pressing Palestinian officials to restart peace talks with Israel and re-engage with the White House ahead of the announcement of its promised Middle East peace plan.

    The Trump administration also ended all US funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. It had previously been the largest donor to UNRWA, giving more than $360m in 2017.

    Recently US government scholarships awarded to Palestinian students have been suspended and hundreds of Palestinian and foreign workers working on US-funded programmes have lost their jobs.

    "Our work was really important. We'd made a big impact but now we're stopping a lot of our projects in the middle," said one Palestinian whose position in law and order supported by USAID was terminated this week.

    "We were really helping to build the capacity of the Palestinian police and prosecutors, helping them to carry out their investigations and daily work," the man said. "It's a huge setback."

    US support for creating professional Palestinian security services dates back to the creation of the PA after the breakthrough 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

    While an EU-funded programme has offered training to civil police, the US focused on the national security forces, intelligence and presidential guard.

    Reports suggest that Palestinian, US and Israeli officials have been seeking means to keep sending money to these security forces in the West Bank.

    Speaking on Israeli radio on Thursday, security cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said "we will find a solution", adding that he could not go into details.
     
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