US Embassy in Lebanon: An Israeli espionage network

Last month US State Department renewed its warning to American citizens intending to travel to Lebanon which is being threatened by Israeli leaders for another bloody war. King Abdullah II of Jordan has recently commented that an Israeli invasion of Lebanon is “imminent” in the near future.

In March 2010, London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported that US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in a message to Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri via US ambassador to Lebanon, Michele Sison, said that “Washington cannot stop Israel striking in Lebanon as long as Hizb’Allah keeps arming itself”.

In January 2010, Israeli cabinet minister Gen. Yossi Peled told Israel military radio: “We are heading towards a new confrontation in the North but I don’t know when it will happen, just as we did not know when the second Lebanon War (2006) would erupt”.

In an interview, Hizb’Allah’s deputy secretary general, Sheikh Naim Qassem said that Israel’s new Hasbara lie about his organization receiving Scud missiles from Syria – is no more than a trick to conceal its deteriorating ties with the United States and hide its nuclear weapons. By getting isolated from its western support  and 2006 military humiliatiion, he believes that the Zionist entity is not in a position to wage its sixth war against Lebanon. He said the criticism that has been voiced against Hizb’Allah’s possession of arms “passes over us like drizzle of light rain”. “At this stage, Hizb’Allah feels more reassured than ever,” he said.

In February 2010, Iranian president Dr. Ahmadinejad in a telephone conversation with Hizb’Allah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said: “In the event of recurrence of (Israel’s past) mistakes of the Zionist regime (of Israel) must be finished off. The Iranian nation will stand side by side with the nations of the region and Lebanon in this regard”.

Now we have to keep our fingers crossed to find out what new false-flag operation the Zionist entity will pull to get the US and EU on its side in re-invading Lebanon. In 1982, Washington sent 1800 Marines to Beirut to protect US interests in Lebanon. Tel Aviv did not like this move and pulled a False-Flag operation killing 242 Marines to create enemity between the US and the Arab world.

Franklin Lamb, wrote from Beirut, Picnicking on Mount Vesuvius?, exposes the US Embassy in Lebanon using its diplomatic immunity to serve the interests of Israel.

Hezbollah’s Secretary Hassan Nasrallah said the preceding week, that the US Embassy in Beirut engages in espionage activities for Israel and cautioning that the collaboration was very dangerous for Lebanon. “All the information which the US embassy gathers in Beirut reaches Israel. Here we are not speaking about a normal foreign embassy which is gathering information for its own government …”

The Hezbollah Secretary-General is not the only one questioning whether the US Embassy operates as “a normal foreign embassy” with acceptable “mild spying and information gathering” or operates as “an espionage network” for Israel and passing it intelligence reports from US assets throughout Lebanon who monitor all roads and paths from Syria as well as South Lebanon and South Beirut.

The Embassy’s intense and escalating campaign against the Opposition, a main pillar of Lebanon’s government, is also raising questions among International lawyers and government officials whether the Embassy has squandered its diplomatic status under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. A study in underway in Lebanon to determine the extent of the US Embassy abuse of Diplomatic Immunity. Opinions among scholars and analysts range from a raft of challenges to allowing Israel to have an ‘illegal outpost” in Lebanon to sanctioning the Embassy for violations of the Vienna Convention, specifically under Art. 41 which requires that foreign Embassies, “respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State and not interfere in the internal affairs of the receiving State.”

Additional activities viewed as arguably incompatible with its legitimate diplomatic functions is the drum beat of attacks on certain parties in Parliament (those allied with Hezbollah) including the current – widely believed to be fake – “Syria gives Scuds to Hezbollah” charges. On April 15, 2010, Syria emphatically denied the charge and asked for evidence while claiming that Israel was paving the way for new military action in the region with its false allegation.

Zero evidence has been offered by Washington or the Embassy to support this rumor, which like so many these days, originated with Israel’s President Shimon Peres and given credence in the US Congress and now the American Embassy. Inquiries of the American Ambassador at yesterday’s talk by former US Senator Bob Graham (R-Fla.) at the American University of Beirut, as to why the Embassy offered no satellite photos for the large easily detected outdated missiles were meet mutely with a radiant and wide smile.

As of the morning of April 16, 2010 the US Embassy in Beirut, said that, “the United States is “increasingly concerned” about the transfer of more sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah.” But it has now admitted that it has no proof of Scuds being transferred to anyone from Syria.

As of the morning of April 16, 2010 Hezbollah intends that the Lebanese government will review every bi-lateral agreement made with the US Embassy.

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