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The Israel, Hezbollah Stand-Off, Who Will Blink First?

Marwa Osman | Battle hardened Hezbollah are supremely well prepared for Israeli aggression

The Next War Between Israel & Hezbollah: When, How and Why

21WIRE + MEEX | Will Israel use the Syrian conflict to make yet another lunge into Lebanon?

SYRIA: Approaching the Finishing Line, Geopolitical ‘Jockeying for Position’ Intensifies

Andrew Korybko | As Syria nears the finishing line of a six year NATO state terrorism campaign, the geopolitical maneuvering hots up

SYRIA: Israel Threatens To Destroy Syrian Air Defence ‘Without The Slightest Hesitation’

21WIRE + The Independent | Avigdor Lieberman’s controversial remarks only serve to conflagrate and escalate tensions in Syria.

Lebanon: The NATO-backed Terrorist Threat Held Back by Combined Resistance Forces

Vanessa Beeley | The resistance shield protecting Lebanon from a terrorist tsunami.

Palmyra: The “Bride of the Desert” Expels ISIS and Will Be Restored to Her Former Glory

Ken Stone | Palmyra symbolizes Syrian resilience, courage and pride. The “Bride of the Desert” will be restored to Syria and the Syrians.

Suspicious Weapon Shipment from Turkey to Lebanon SEIZED as Saudis Call Hezbollah ‘Terrorists’

21WIRE | Was a coup d’état just inadvertently avoided in Lebanon thanks to Greek port authorities?

Addicted to War: Netanyahu boasting, ‘No one is immune to Israeli attacks’

Jason Ditz | Desperately seeking conflict: ‘We have acted and thus we will continue to act’

Syrian Puppet Opposition Gov Accuse Assad of Transferring WMDs to Hezbollah

21WIRE + Reuters | Incredibly, even the Israelis are not touching this one. That should tell you something.

Lebanese President: ‘Latest Beirut car bomb has all the fingerprints of Israel’

21WIRE + TDS | The second car bomb in the last two months, with Israel being accused in both events.

One killed, 11 injured as demonstrators collide near Iranian embassy in Beirut

21st Century Wire | A violent clash between “for and against Hezbollah presence in Syria” has erupted near Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

Lebanese Army warns: ‘There is a plot to drag Lebanon into Syria war’

21st Century Wire | Forces outside Lebanon are well aware of political and social cracks, and appear to be exploiting them.

BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets conduct ‘dummy runs’ over Lebanese airspace

21st Century Wire | Israel joins Western efforts to further isolate Hezbollah in Lebanon and also internationally.

US Officials: Iran and Hezbollah build Syrian militia networks in event Assad falls

Karen De YoungWashington Post Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, according to U.S. and Middle Eastern officials. The militias are fighting alongside Syrian government forces […]

DRIVE TO WAR: Obama Wants Europe to Rebrand Hezbollah as a ‘Terrorist Group’

21st Century Wire says… Unable to get an excuse for direct military intervention in Syria, Washington has revived its campaign to brand Hezbollah in Lebanon as an ‘international terrorist organization’, a plan allowing both Europe, the US and Israel enter the theater militarily, under another vague UN or NATO mandate similar to the fast-tracked waiver […]

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Israel’s Bombing of Syria Escalates Threat of Wider War

Wednesday’s bombing of a Syrian military site by Israeli warplanes has ratcheted up the danger that the Western-backed civil war in Syria will spill over into a broader regional conflagration. Bill Van AukenGlobal Research Unnamed US officials cited by the New York Times claimed that the target of Wednesday’s dawn air strike was a military convoy carrying […]

BREAKING: ‘Israeli airstrike intended to stop Syrian scientific military research’

21WIRE + RT | Western NATO allies and Israel will disregard any international law and decorum to advance their own neo-colonial and imperial agenda.

As Syria Continues To Simmer, Lebanon Remains in Limbo

Patrick Henningsen21stCentury WireJanuary 16, 2013 BEIRUT – On arrival to Lebanon’s capital city, all seems very functional and normal on the surface, as the city runs business as usual. Below the surface however, there is a feeling of trepidation, an unspoken collective worry that a city and country who has gradually managed to pick up […]

WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN SYRIA?

21WIRE + RT | 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen explains what is really happening in Syria right now – and why still Libya matters.

While Blood Flows in Cairo, Arab League Call Their Meeting To Discuss… Syria?

Patrick Henningsen | The Arab League has shown itself to be nothing more than a passive functionary of US and NATO nation interests in the Middle East.