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Could “Tough Love” Salvage Lebanon?

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 3:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

Could “Tough Love” Salvage Lebanon? by FRANKLIN LAMB “You could qualify for U.S. and Western aid to salvage Lebanon or you can cede what’s left of your country’s sovereignty to Iran. But you cannot do both.” A US Congressional staffer after ... More >>

Hezbollah Claims a 20-Seat Parliamentary Majority

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:27 pm | Franklin Lamb

Hezbollah Claims a 20-Seat Parliamentary Majority . Now will it grant Palestinians the right to work? More >>

Putin Gives Israel the Green Light, Iran the Red Light

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 2:18 pm | Franklin Lamb

Putin Gives Israel the Green Light, Iran the Red Light and Assad/Trump the Yellow Light in Syria by FRANKLIN LAMB More >>

We pray the “Mother” of our Revolution is Scylla

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 5:35 pm | Franklin Lamb

Were one to credit the notion that Bashar Assad, Ali Khamenei, Hassan Nasrallah, some Gulf countries, Israel, the USA and several countries in the West, among others, are Stepmothers of ISIS and coddled them to varying degrees since the March 2011 ... More >>

The Multiple Stepmothers of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:04 am | Franklin Lamb

Last month, 186 of the 193-Member States of the UN claimed that they want all foreign forces out of Syria. Iran with its 18 Shia militia recruited from the region, Russia, America, France, the UK—the Lot. Most urgently wanting all these countries and ... More >>

Is this the Death Knell for Iran’s Regional Project?

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:38 am | Franklin Lamb

It’s been a rough past few months for Iran’s Velayat-e faqih, Supreme Leader, Ali Hosseni Khamenei, and his personal army, the IRGC’s Al Quds Force, as well as its ambitious and increasingly edgy leader, General Qassim Solemani. More >>

Palestinian refugees suffer setback in Lebanon’s Election

Friday, 11 May 2018, 12:17 pm | Franklin Lamb

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have no right to vote and that has never been a significant issue with them. As refugees they are not citizens of Lebanon and have never sought naturalization. Rather, their focus continues to be on acquiring at least some elementary ... More >>

Lebanon’s Politicians insist Syrian Refugees return Home now

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:40 am | Franklin Lamb

These are the words perhaps most regularly heard by Meals for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon (MSRCL ) volunteers and other NGO’s who work with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. And expressed by orphan children’s fellow squatters and remaining extended ... More >>

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 >>





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