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October 25, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8332

Lebanese Politicians, Journalists, Before The Outbreak Of The Current Protest-Wave: It Is Hizbullah That Caused The Economic Crisis In The Country

October 25, 2019
Lebanon | Special Dispatch No. 8332
In the past week, mass protests have been raging in Lebanon over the high cost of living, the surfeit of taxes, the corruption in the political system and the sectarianism in the country. The protests, which broke out spontaneously on October 17 in response to the government's intention to tax WhatsApp calls, have so far been devoid of any specific sectarian, religious or political character, and seem to involve all sectors of the Lebanese society. They are directed at the Lebanese authorities as a whole, which are accused of corruption and of leading the country into a deep economic crisis. Taking place in numerous locations across Lebanon, the demonstrations refuse to abate despite the government's promise to cancel the new taxes and despite PM Sa'd Al-Hariri's announcement of a comprehensive economic rescue plan that includes, among other measures, an increase in taxes on bank profits and cuts to politicians' wages. The protestors deem this insufficient and are demanding the resignation of the government and the holding of new parliamentary elections. The mass protests were not unexpected, however, since Lebanon has been in the grip of a severe economic crisis for quite some time. The most conspicuous manifestation of this crisis is a debt of some $100 billion, which has forced the Lebanese government to announce severe austerity measures in order to unlock $11 billion in aid pledged by the donor countries at the CEDRE Conference, held in France on April 6, 2019. The crisis has been exacerbated by the tightening of the U.S. sanctions on Hizbullah and its institutions, and recently also on the Lebanese Jamal Trust bank, which was forced to shut down due to sanctions imposed on it for its financial ties with Hizbullah. In the past month, a dollar shortage in Lebanon's banking system and a drop in the value of the Lebanese pound have destabilized the economy and sparked protests in specific sectors that later spread to the entire country. In light of the crisis, even before the outbreak of the current mass protests, some Lebanese politicians and journalists held Hizbullah responsible for the economic situation in the country. They claimed that the organization's activity in the service of Iran had caused trouble for Lebanon and brought its economy to the point of collapse. Hizbullah, for its part, placed the blame for the crisis on Riad Salameh, the governor of Lebanon's central bank, who implemented the sanctions on the organization, although this accusation was widely rejected. It should be noted that, since the outbreak of the protests, only very few voices in Lebanon have explicitly held Hizbullah responsible for the dire economic situation. This may be due to the protesters' desire to avoid lending the demonstrations, which are currently perceived as non-partisan, any sectarian or political orientation, which could alienate parts of the public and thus decrease their momentum.     This report will review some of the statements by Lebanese politicians and writers who blamed Hizbullah for the economic crisis before the eruption of the current protests. The Lebanon protests (sources: Twitter.com/WesamHamiid, October 22, 2019; twitter.com/KMarielyne, October 21, 2019) Lebanese Writers: Lebanon Is Paying The Price Of Hizbullah's Loyalty To Iranian Axis As stated, even before the outbreak of the protests, Lebanese figures and columnists claimed that the country is paying heavily for Hizbullah's commitment to Iran's interests, and that the U.S. sanctions that have been imposed on Hizbullah because of this commitment are affecting the Lebanese economy. Former labor minister Camille Abousleiman (who resigned from the government several days ago along with the other ministers from his party, Samir Geagea's Lebanese Forces, in response to the protests), said on September 15, 2019: "The sanctions [on Hizbullah] have a severe impact Lebanon. What is happening in our lives today is the result of [Hizbullah's] defending Iran and involving Lebanon in its affairs... If Hizbullah decides to confront the U.S. in the economic arena, and if [the U.S.] starts to pressure the banks, as it has done with the Jammal Trust bank, the result will be a catastrophe. That is why I hope the confrontation will remain far away from the economic arena... Lebanon is experiencing a very grave financial and economic crisis, and we must launch a rescue plan. There is insufficient awareness of the gravity of the situation. It's true that an economic emergency situation was declared three weeks ago, but nothing has [actually] been done."[1]  Ahmad Al-'Ayyash, a columnist for the Al-Nahar daily, couched his criticism in harsher terms, writing: "Lebanon's current government, which is under the influence of Iranian [Supreme] Leader Ali Khamenei, is not very different from the Vichy government that was created by the German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler after his conquest of France... The influence Hitler wielded by means of this government back then is similar to Khamenei's influence over the Lebanese government today... No matter what ultimately befalls the [Iranian] regime, Lebanon will pay heavily for this influence, on every level, as is [already] happening today on the economic level..."[2] Journalist 'Ali Al-Amin, known for his opposition to Hizbullah, wrote in the London-based daily Al-Arab that Lebanon's economy is slipping due to Hizbullah's black market activity, which is prompted by the U.S. sanctions. "Hizbullah," he added, "has conveyed that it will not allow anyone to throttle it by economic means, and that, if it is left with no choice, it will not [face this fate] alone. All of Lebanon will suffocate [with it]..."[3] Lebanese Writer: An Economic Confrontation Between Hizbullah And U.S. Will Lead To Lebanon's Collapse Lebanese author and journalist Antoine Farah wrote: "Hizbullah has decided to confront the [new] sanctions that the U.S. is expected [to impose on it]. The talk we are increasingly hearing, about 'plans' being discussed for this confrontation, does not bode well, [namely the plans to] directly involve the state or to encourage it to 'isolate' the U.S. by suspending cooperation with it and turning to cooperate with other countries!... These creative ideas [of Hizbullah's] not only hasten [Lebanon's economic] collapse, but also ensure that the phase following the collapse will be much harder than it will be if [Hizbullah] does not force [the state] to commit suicide. Today we have several models [of what can happen] following an economic collapse. One model is that of Greece, which following its collapse received preferential treatment [from the international community] that helped it complete its recovery within a reasonable period of time and with obvious efficiency... The other model is that of Venezuela, which reached the point of collapse many years ago but has not yet been able to launch a rescue plan, and the situation of its citizens is [therefore] going from bad to worse. Their country operates outside the international system, [for] it is the spearhead of the resistance axis. As a result, Venezuela does not receive any support worth noting to help it emerge from the pit. It is deep in the abyss. Its people are starving, its food stores are bare, yet the state [keeps saying] 'resistance until victory.' "Those who say that perpetuating the current situation will lead to Lebanon's collapse are not exaggerating. Hizbullah's decision to fight the U.S. using the Lebanese people's money will hasten the collapse and will prolong the stay at the bottom, just like in the case of Venezuela."[4] Lebanese Officials Condemn Hizbullah For Blaming The Crisis On The Central Bank Governor Even before the outbreak of the protests, as the economic crisis unfolded, Hizbullah and elements close to it began blaming the situation on the Lebanese banks, and especially on central bank governor Riad Salameh, accusing them of treason and of serving the U.S. and collaborating with its sanctions against Hizbullah. Lebanese elements replied that Hizbullah itself was responsible for the crisis and was trying to obscure this by shifting the blame to others. For example, former MP Fares Sou'aid tweeted on September 26: "Hizbullah's campaign against the governor of Lebanon's central bank, Riad Salameh, does him an injustice. [Hizbullah] wants him to be held responsible for the financial crisis, and refuses to admit its own responsibility for this crisis, which is purely political [in origin]."[5] In another tweet, he wrote: "Blaming the central bank for the [economic] situation, while ignoring the role of Hizbullah, which is the cause of the crisis, is misleading. If Hizbullah takes over Lebanon we will not remain silent over it, even if we are the only ones [to speak out]."[6] Maronite patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi said that "the attempt to evade responsibility and place it on one person or institution is worrisome. The state and its institutions are in charge, yet they have not taken any reformative measures or launched any practical initiative to stop the waste and corruption... It is unacceptable to direct criticism at Lebanon's [central] bank and at its governor, who has garnered international acclaim and managed to keep the [Lebanese] currency stable in these difficult conditions... The current authorities must acknowledge their responsibility instead of evading it, shifting the blame to others, and looking for scapegoats, which will [only] undermine [Lebanon's] social, economic, financial and humanitarian stability."[7]   [1] Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), September 16, 2019. [2] Al-Nahar (Lebanon), September 28, 2019. [3] Al-Arab (London), October 1, 2019. [4] Al-Jumhouriyya (Lebanon), September 16, 2019. [5] Twitter.com/FaresSouaid, September 26, 2019. [6] Twitter.com/FaresSouaid, September 28, 2019. [7] Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), September 30, 2019.

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Oct 21, 2019
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Syrian Opposition's Interim Government Defense Minister General Salim Idris: Kurds in Northern Syria Have Auschwitz and Buchenwald-Like Camps

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Source: Al-Araby TV (U.K.)

General Salim Idris, the Defense Minister of the Syrian opposition's Interim Government, said in an October 21, 2019 interview on Al-Araby TV (U.K.) that the Kurds are a valued population in Syria, but that the areas they have taken control of in northern Syria are mostly populated by Arabs, Turkmen, and other non-Kurdish people. He said that the Kurds are trying to establish a mini-state resembling a “second Israel,” that they expelled 350,000 people from the land, that they slaughtered and killed people, and that they currently have 70,000 prisoners. In addition, General Idris claimed that the PYD has concentration camps comparable to Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

 

General Salim Idris: The Kurds are a dear sector of the Syrian people. We keep them deep in our hearts, and they are spread throughout different parts of Syria, not only in the north. But I am telling the facts as they are. The area that they took over – in which they want to establish a mini-state, a second Israel… Most of the towns and villages in that region are populated by Arabs, Turkmen, and others. There are entire areas, like the village of Tell Abyad, where there aren’t any Kurds. In occupied Tell Rifaat there are no Kurds today. Not a single one. The majority of the people of Manbij are Arabs, and the same is true of Raqqa. The [Kurds] came, expelled 350,000 people, burned crops, slaughtered and killed, and now they have 70,000 detainees. I would like to say to the international community that this terrorist party [PYD] has camps just like Auschwitz and Buchenwald in Germany. I studied in Germany and I’m familiar with those camps.

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October 25, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8331

Influential Russian Blogger El Murid: When Putin Started This War In Syria, His Task Was Simple: We Go In, We Win; But Erdogan Didn't Play Fair And Forced Russia To Improvise

October 25, 2019
Russia | Special Dispatch No. 8331
On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. During the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was reached between the two leaders, after more than six hours of talks. In the agreement the two sides reiterate their commitment to the preservation of Syria's political unity and territorial integrity and the protection of Turkey's national security. Both sides also established a status quo in the current Operation Peace Spring area. Starting October 23, Russian military police entered the Syrian side of the Turkish –Syrian border, outside the area of the Operation Peace Spring, to "facilitate the removal of YPG elements and their weapons to the depth of 30 km (19miles) from the Turkish border", which should be finalized in 150 hours. The agreement also states that all YPG elements and their weapons will be removed from Manbij and Tal Rifat.[1] Commenting on the agreement, the influential Russian blogger El Murid stressed that the total number of Russian forces in Syria will probably be increased, after the agreement with Erdogan. One reason is that Russia faces exactly the same problem in Syria as it had encountered in Afghanistan: prospects for finding local "allies" are close to zero. Russia has tried to create something based on the Syrian 5th Army Corps, but apparently that army's combat level remains something between that of a construction battalion and a training corps.[2] El Murid wrote that when Putin started this war, his task was simple: we go in, we win, we beat out of Erdogan consent for four gas pipelines, and then - we leave. All this, El-Murid explained, was supposed to unfold quickly on a compact territory, without expanding the combat zone. "But Erdogan didn't play fair - he simply shot down a Russian plane, which closed the original script and forced the Russian partners to improvise. As a result, we got what we have — four years of the war, the result … is close to zero, the prospects for Russia being dragged into the conflict have grown to alarming proportions," El Murid said. Now, claimed El Murid, the real question had become how Putin will manage to get out of Syria. Below is El Murid's article:[3] (Source: Kremlin.ru) The 'Ground Component' Of The Forces In Syria Will Increase Significantly After The Agreement with Erdogan "The agreement on Syria concluded in Sochi between the two occupying forces: Russia and Turkey, has several points (obscured by the media adulation) to which no one pays any attention. "And the first point is quite obvious. Today, there are from 1.5 to two thousand military policemen in Syria (it's difficult to put an exact number, since on the one hand everything and everyone is paranoidly classified, while on the other - the pathological mendacity of all officials, including senior management). These policemen, plus special operations forces, plus security units comprise Russia's entire ground contingent of Russia in Syria. "It is clear that there are still advisers, unregistered private militants, some artillerymen (information about whom appears periodically), military personnel from the air defense units, officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and so on; but in general their number is hardly prohibitive (and they relate to other departments of the Russian government). The total contingent strength of the Russian troops can be estimated in the range of 10-15 thousand people. Which is, perhaps, the limit for modern Russia (for a remote theater of operations). You can increase this number, but then the maintenance of the forces will require extreme efforts. "According to the Sochi agreement, Turkish and Russian military police will take joint control of the Syrian-Turkish border. If you subtract the Operation Peace Spring area and a small area near Qamishli, the patrol zone is traversed by a 200 km long border. This means that the military police contingent must be increased at least threefold. Additionally, the military police cannot carry out tasks by themselves- they require security. Yesterday, it was reported that several Russian helicopters had already landed on the airfield vacated by the Americans - this is the arrival of police support. "The ongoing hasty reconstruction of Tabka airfield is the same story. From [the main Russian airbase at} Khmeimim the planes simply will not reach the patrol zone. It is clear that helicopters are not the end of the story. They also need to be provided for, protected, supplied, [have their] personnel - rotated, and so on. And these things require people and technology. Moreover, it is impossible to get them from other points and locations - there they carry out other tasks. So it means that the total number of forces in Syria must be increased. And size also means infrastructure. It's not possible to give people just tents and to store equipment and ammunition in dugouts. "This means new bases and deployment positions. And this again will require security, provision, people and equipment. In general, the point is that the 'ground component' of the forces in Syria will increase significantly after the conclusion of agreements with Erdogan (simply judging by objective indicators). In a sense, it's even good that the Americans have deceived everyone and are not going to leave southern Syria either - another agreement in this area will also mean a multiple increase of the entire Russian forces, for which the supply and security will again be a crucial factor. Russia Has The Same Problem In Syria As It Had In Afghanistan "For the audience of various patriotic television broadcasts, this consideration does not mean anything, but in reality it is already fully a classic 'Afghan story', and analogies are quite appropriate if we recall that Afghanistan was after all a contiguous state, and Syria is significantly further away from Russian borders. (And besides, Russia creeps into Africa, fights, albeit slightly lazy, in Ukraine - in general, there are things to do even without Syria). And Russia has exactly the same problem in Syria as it had in Afghanistan – the prospects for help from local 'allies' are nearly nil. Even in stable conditions, it is extremely difficult to create something militarily capable from the indigenous formations (and shift some responsibility to them). "The Americans in Iraq eventually were able to train only one combat-ready formation - the 'Golden Division', which ultimately went into Mosul at full strength. Russia is trying to follow the same path in Syria - creating something based on the 5th army corps, but apparently, that army's combat level remains something between a construction battalion and a training corps. We must not forget that the 'allies' need close supervision. "Assad is eager to fight in Idlib, which is understandable: the presence of a parallel government with its own territory and army is a fatal threat to the regime. However, the Kremlin cannot support him in this endeavor - this is the Turkish occupation zone (which was agreed in Astana and included in the complicated balance of agreements with Erdogan on the procedure for occupying Syrian territory). "The agreements in Sochi have further complicated these mutual relations, and above them are also factors 'external' to the Syrian war, for example: the very same 'TurkStream', with which Erdogan can blackmail partners in a number of ways. There are also Iranians who are fighting a completely separate war, creating their own obstructions and disturbances. Therefore, the military police contingent in Aleppo, in principle, cannot be transferred to the Euphrates - from time to time there are reports of shooting incidents and even the deaths of police personnel attributed to armed Shi'ite thugs who actually control this city and a significant part of the 'liberated' province. Plus there is a 'Shi'ite corridor' along the Euphrates to Deir ez-Zor, and further - through the desert to Homs. "This is also a conflict zone, burdened by the presence of one thousand or a thousand and a half ISIS fighters in the desert. Objectively, there are no premises for cutting back the presence of Russian ground forces, but there are premises for an increase in their numbers, which in turn constitutes a threat that is unclear what to do about it; the option of maintaining the existing contingent is at its limit. "When Putin started this war, his task was simple: we go in, we win, we beat out of Erdogan consent for four pipelines, and then - we leave. In such a scenario, everything was supposed to happen on a compact territory, without expanding the combat zone and most speedily. This, by the way, is what actually happened at the beginning. But Erdogan didn't play fair - he simply shot down a Russian plane, which closed the original script and forced the Russian partners to improvise. "As a result, we got what we have — four years of the war, the result (well, the real one — about the pipes) is close to zero, the prospects for Russia getting dragged into the conflict have grown to alarming proportions. Only 'Russia's growing authority' is to its credit, which comes against the backdrop of open horse laughs at the cretins, who got sunk in the swamp up to their eyebrows. "It is clear that everyone is now looking with interest at Putin, who must somehow wiggle out of the position in which he got himself into. Of course, not all by himself, but with the friendly help of all the other partners, but in the end, he made the decision to fight, so it is he who needs to get out of it. "For television audiences, the kettledrums and already undisguised hints are thundering, that it is time to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Putin. After all, it is necessary to cover the obvious failure of the strategic project to bypass Ukraine. It was too widely announced in comparison to the results achieved, therefore, something must be done to distract [attention] from this unpleasant fact. And a victorious war-cry is the only thing one can think of."   [1] See Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation. [2] See also Special Dispatch No. 8256, News.ru: Russia's Influence In Syria Is Called Into Question; Why Did Syria's 'Tiger Forces' Change Their Image?, September 2, 2019. [3] El-murid.livejournal.com, October 23, 2019.

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Oct 14, 2019
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Egyptian Coptic Patriarch Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: No Problem with Copts Visiting Jerusalem, Israel Is a Country Like Any Other

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Source: France 24 Arabic TV (France)

Egyptian Coptic patriarch Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria said in an October 14, 2019 interview on France 24 Arabic TV that he encourages Copts to visit Jerusalem because getting closer to others increases mutual understanding. He said that Israel is a country like any other country and expressed support for an agreement that would make Jerusalem an international capital, though he said that this is not possible given the current reality. Pope Tawadros II expressed concern for Christian holy places in Jerusalem and said that many parties are collectively responsible for the complexity of the current realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He praised efforts to resolve the conflict.

 

Interviewer: You have visited Jerusalem, and you have said the preventing people from visiting Jerusaelm is meaningless. Do you encourage Copts to visit Jerusalem?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: I encourage peace because distance hardens one’s heart. By getting closer to one another, we increase mutual understanding.

Interviewer: Your Holiness has given me a very diplomatic answer, but what does this mean in practical terms?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: Indeed, there are visits [to Jerusalem], but on a limited scale…

Interviewer: [Is it allowed] in your opinion even though an Israeli visa is required?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: [Israel] is a country just like any other country, and there are diplomatic relations between Egypt and Israel.

Interviewer: What about non-Egyptian Copts or non-Egyptian Christians?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: There are Copts who live in many countries – in Europe or America, for example – and they have citizenship in the countries where they live.

Interviewer: So there is nothing to prevent them from visiting [Jerusalem]?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: Of course not.

Interviewer: What about the situation in Jerusalem today? You know that the U.S. acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Aren’t you worried about the [Christian] holy places there?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: Obviously, I am worried about the holy places. The solutions that have been suggested over the years, in which Jerusalem would be [an international] capital serving the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims under a special status… These are good solutions but I think that the ground is not ready for them yet.

Interviewer: What ground is that?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: The current reality.

Interviewer: Who is responsible for that, in your opinion?

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria: The responsibility is collective, not individual. It is the responsibility of many parties. The longer the Israeli-Palestinian conflict drags on the more complicated it becomes. But I think that good efforts are made in order to resolve this issue.

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Oct 20, 2019
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Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Responds to Trump's Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Northern Syria: “Soon The Flames Of War [Will] Come To America"

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Source: The Internet - "Al-Shihab Telegram channel "

On October 20, 2019 the pro-ISIS Al-Shihab Telegram channel responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that ISIS has been defeated, and to his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, by posting a video produced by pro-ISIS outlet Asawirti Media, titled "It's Still Burning." The 8-minute video, which has English and Arabic subtitles, claims that ISIS is not completely defeated, and quotes American politicians and commentators making the same claim. The video also includes threats that ISIS will continue to target the U.S. despite its withdrawal from Syria. The video includes quotes from the Quran, as well as quotes from ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and the late ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, in which they encourage fighters and promise victory, accompanied by video footage of ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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Turkish President Erdoğan Cites Hitler's Germany As Example Of Proposed Government System: “When You Look At Hitler's Germany, You Will See It There” (Archival)

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Source: The Internet - "Demirören News Agency (Turkey)"

On December 31, 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, regarding the proposed "presidential" government system for which he and the ruling Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) were campaigning at the time: "There are examples of it in the world today, and in the past. When you look at Hitler's Germany, you will see it there." Erdoğan's comments were broadcasted on the Demirören Haber Ajansı TV channel (Turkey). This proposed system was approved in a popular referendum in Turkey in April 2017 and was put into effect following the June 2018 elections.

 

Recep Tayyip Erodğan: There are unitary states that have a presidential system. There are examples of it in the world today, and in the past. When you look at Hitler's Germany, you will see it there. After that, you will see examples of this in various countries. It is enough that, in the application of that presidential system, there is not a structure or character that disturbs the people.

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