November 12, 2017

THE SA'UDS VS THE DEMOCRATS:

Hariri 'held for refusing to confront Hezbollah' (Al Jazeera, 11/11/17)

From the moment his plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 3, Saad Hariri was in for a surprise.

There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. [...]

Sources close to Hariri say Saudi Arabia has concluded that the prime minister - a long-time Saudi ally and son of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005 - had to go because he was unwilling to confront Hezbollah.

Posted by at November 12, 2017 5:55 PM

  

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