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Tehran’s Syria-Lebanon project is collapsing the Rial

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 1:24 pm | Franklin Lamb

“Leave Syria, think about us!” and “No to Yemen! No to Lebanon and Hezbollah! Our lives for Iran!” are among graffiti sentiments scrawled across Tehran. The campaign is being led by students, unemployed workers, and other detractors of Iran’s ... More >>

Trump employing R2P to save the remaining Syrian people?

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:23 pm | Franklin Lamb

The word in parts of Beirut this morning is that Trump’s bluster about bombing Syria in the next few days is, are like many of his emotional threats during his three months in office, to be taken with a shovel of salt. Few are rushing to grocery ... More >>

Qassim Solemani pledges to “Weed the Resistance!”

Saturday, 31 March 2018, 12:01 pm | Franklin Lamb

Since he became Tehran’s anointed leader of Syria in early 2012 with final say over Syria’s military and security agencies, Al Quds Force leader Qassim Solemani has been “Weeding the Resistance.” Soleimani’s “Resistance Weeding” is ... More >>

Israel-Hezbollah War Unlikely for the Foreseeable Future

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:28 am | Franklin Lamb

Despite Claims to the Contrary, an Israel-Hezbollah War is Unlikely for the Foreseeable Future. Here’s Why. More >>

As Syrian War Crimes Tribunals Are Readied ...

Friday, 16 March 2018, 9:43 am | Franklin Lamb

As Syrian War Crimes Tribunals Are Readied, Qassim Soleimani Instructs Assad And Iran’s Militia: “No terrorist bodies; no evidence; no evidence; no crime; no crime; no Tribunals. Disappear terrorist bodies!” More >>

Syrian Sentinels are daily risking their lives

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

One of this observer’s favourite meeting spots in bustling central Damascus and which is located just outside the walls of Damascus’ Old City where I like to chat and learn from a range of interlocutors about recent developments, is Marjeh Square, More >>

As Iran’s women continue to rise… Woe be unto the mullahs

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:05 am | Franklin Lamb

Following last month’s protests challenging Iran’s theocratic regime, including women across the country climbing on telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them aloft on sticks, police quickly arrested 29 women accusing them of ... More >>

2018 portends intensification of Syria’s Civil War

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9:56 am | Franklin Lamb

Hama, Syria: Rather than the conventional wisdom of a “wrapping up,” of Syria’s seven years of civil war, this observer calculates that the conflict is on a trajectory to expand during 2018. More >>

Kafkaesque impediments to challenging Iran’s theocracy

Friday, 12 January 2018, 1:46 pm | Franklin Lamb

On several occasions, meeting with brilliant, tech-savvy Iranian university students who are thoroughly charming, fearless and outspoken, this observer is presented a very different picture of what Iranians are facing than what is being offered by ... More >>

What’s behind the ‘Disappearance’ Of 420,000 Palestinians

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 11:15 am | Franklin Lamb

The first ever official census of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon was finally released on 12/21/2017 in Beirut. The village by village and camp by camp survey by 500 specialists found that only 174,422 Palestinian refugees are living these days in the country. ... More >>

USIC Claims DRNK Transferred 3 Nuclear War Heads to Iran

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:12 am | Franklin Lamb

US Intelligence Community (USIC) Claims North Korea Transferred 3 Nuclear War Heads to Iran Last Spring as Both Feverishly Test ICBM’s to Neutralize US And Israeli Threats. Granted, an Interesting Assertation, But Where’s the Beef? More >>

Occupiers of Syria crib Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” Boast

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:20 am | Franklin Lamb

Franklin Lamb Idlib, Syria George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished!” boast takes its name from a banner that was displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during his May 1, 2003 televised address . It referred to his claimed victory ... More >>

Lebanon facing Long ‘Independence’ odds

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 12:53 pm | Franklin Lamb

In many respects the people of Lebanon are gifted if not blessed. Most of whom this observer has been honored to meet are strikingly intelligent, creative, often charming, sometimes cunning and devious, hardworking, ingenious, adaptive, and good natured—much ... More >>

Is Israel Winning “the War Between the Wars”?

Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:08 am | Franklin Lamb

Israeli commanders, stationed along Syria’s southern border and the Golan Heights and Quneitra Valley, with some of their forces now operating daily more than 14 km inside Syrian territory, reportedly are expressing plenty of confidence these days. ... More >>

Giving Palestinians Right to Work Can Save Lebanese Economy

Friday, 27 October 2017, 12:22 pm | Franklin Lamb

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the offspring of nearly 800,000 ethnically cleansed from their homes in Palestine during the 1948-50 Nakba, are today variously labeled by their Lebanese hosts as refugees or sometimes described as a particular category ... More >>

Hezbollah Launches First Phase of Next Israel-Hezbollah War

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:38 am | Franklin Lamb

For Israel, the initial phase of its next long predicted war with Hezbollah is focused on neutralizing Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah while destroying factories allegedly under construction to build long-range missiles. Some Israeli recently bombed sites ... More >>

The 'Musa Sadr is Alive' Hoax Has Deceived Shia For 39 Years

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:18 am | Franklin Lamb

Every year during late August, this observer receives emails from people who love and admire the Iranian born Imam Musa Sadr and his colleagues Sheik Mohammad Yacoub and journalist. Abbas Baddredinne. The three disappeared on August 31, 1978 in Tripoli, ... More >>

Franklin Lamb: Lebanon War - What Price will Hezbollah pay?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:07 pm | Franklin Lamb

Handicapping Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon by Franklin Lamb Oxford, UK Part II Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon: What Price will Hezbollah pay? More >>

Franklin Lamb: Handicapping Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:06 pm | Franklin Lamb

For Israel, it’s widely predicted 6th war on Lebanon won’t be a repeat of June 1967, June 1973, or July 2006. More >>

An post-Christian Middle East with or without ISIS?

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:51 am | Franklin Lamb

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” are reputedly among Jesus’ last words on the Cross at Calvary. Today Christ’s words can be said to apply to all Christians in the Middle East who in this birthplace ... More >>

 

 

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