1. The Hariri assassination, immediately blamed on Syria
(with no evidence other than the lies promoted by Mehlis), led directly to
Syria being forced to withdraw its troops from Lebanon. It is obvious that
that step was a necessary precondition of Israeli involvement in Lebanon.
2. The huge mystery of the current Israeli adventures is
why Israel is sacrificing so much international goodwill in murdering innocent
Lebanese civilians, when its stated goal is ‘self-defense’ against
Hezbollah. In fact, Israel is spending an inordinate amount of time destroying
Lebanese infrastructure and making direct attacks against the Lebanese army,
the latter particularly odd if Israel really wants the Lebanese army to disarm
Hezbollah. Israel’s actions are actually strengthening the position
of Hezbollah, which isn’t so odd when you consider the fact that Israel
has long helped to create its own enemies in order to have an excuse for colonialist
attacks against them. In this case, attacks against the central Lebanese government
and army appear to be leading to an argument that Lebanon – newly destroyed
Lebanon – is incapable of living up to its international obligations
to disarm Hezbollah, leading directly to the necessity of Israel entering
Lebanon to do the job itself.
3. Israel has another motive in wanting to destroy Lebanese
civil society, as such destruction is part of the Zionist Plan for the Middle
East. Ideally, Lebanon will end up fractured on ethnic lines, following the
Yinon plan of breaking all of Israel’s potential enemies into tiny statelets.
A peaceful and tolerant and wealthy Lebanon is bad publicity for the general
Zionist line that Arabs are incapable of such progress.
4. Hariri was one of the main architects of the reconstruction
of Lebanon, and would not have stood for its re-destruction. He had a lot
of powerful friends around the world, and would probably have been able to
prevent the current Israeli attacks. Even if the attacks had done damage,
he would have been able to lead the re-reconstruction, thwarting Israeli long-term
plans. It was thus necessary to remove him as a precondition of the current
5. The original Official Story of the Hariri assassination
was that it was an underground explosion of a type that only the Syrian intelligence
services could have handled. When it turned out that the evidence indicated
a truck bomb, the propaganda machine turned 180 degrees and declared that
it was the work of an ‘al Qaeda’ group hired by the Syrians (odd
given the fact that the Syrian government is probably the biggest enemy of
al Qaeda). We have recently seen
that the Israeli spy ring in Lebanon had very curious connections to al Qaeda
organizations in Lebanon. It is not difficult to see how Israel managed to
cloak the Hariri assassination, now clearly part of the current attack on
Lebanon, in such a way as to direct blame towards Syria, thus leading directly
to the removal of Syrian troops.
6. Israel has a number of goals in its current attacks,
the ultimate one being fooling the Americans into another war for Israel,
this time against Syria. The most feasible goal, however, is water. With the
connivance of the Americans, Israel is resisting calls for any kind of ceasefire
or negotiated settlement, as that would prevent Israel from achieving its
real goal of seizing southern Lebanon, including control over the water in
the Litani river (some of which is already being stolen by the Israelis).
UN peacekeepers would make such a goal impossible, and so UN involvement must
be resisted. The plan is to take over southern Lebanon under the guise of
creating a Hezbollah-free buffer zone to protect Israel from Hezbollah rocket
attacks. Of course, we’re supposed to forget the fact that the dangerous
rocket attacks – the ones that haven’t been faked
by the IDF – only occurred after the Israeli attack on Lebanon, and
the fact that a buffer zone will have no effect on Hezbollah’s ability
to send rockets into Israel. The real goal of the buffer zone will be to allow
Israel to begin to siphon off greater quantities of Lebanese water.