Lebanon

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Group.png Lebanon   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
Lebanon (orthographic projection).svg
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Type nation state
Capital city Beirut
Location Middle East
Member of Arab League

Lebanon was on a list of seven countries which retired 4-star general Wesley Clark (former supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe 1997-2001) stated the US military had plans to invade:

In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’[1]

 

Events

EventDate
1982 Lebanon War6 June 1982 - June 1985
2006 Lebanon War12 July 2006 - 14 August 2006
 

Citizens of Lebanon on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Ziad Abdelnour3 December 1960
Fouad Ajami18 September 194522 June 2014
Brigitte Gabriel21 October 1964
Ziad Jarrah11 May 197511 September 2001
Charles Malik190628 December 1987
Hassan Nasrallah31 August 1960Leader of Hezbollah
Marwan Sehnaoui
Ali Soufan8 July 1971
 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
US Planned Syrian Civilian Catastrophe Since 2007“Nasrallah said he believed that President Bush’s goal was “the drawing of a new map for the region. They want the partition of Iraq. Iraq is not on the edge of a civil war — there is a civil war. There is ethnic and sectarian cleansing. The daily killing and displacement which is taking place in Iraq aims at achieving three Iraqi parts, which will be sectarian and ethnically pure as a prelude to the partition of Iraq. Within one or two years at the most, there will be total Sunni areas, total Shiite areas, and total Kurdish areas. Even in Baghdad, there is a fear that it might be divided into two areas, one Sunni and one Shiite...

“I can say that President Bush is lying when he says he does not want Iraq to be partitioned. All the facts occurring now on the ground make you swear he is dragging Iraq to partition. And a day will come when he will say, ‘I cannot do anything, since the Iraqis want the partition of their country and I honor the wishes of the people of Iraq.’"

Nasrallah said he believed that America also wanted to bring about the partition of Lebanon and of Syria. In Syria, he said, the result would be to push the country “into chaos and internal battles like in Iraq.” In Lebanon, “There will be a Sunni state, an Alawi state, a Christian state, and a Druze state.” But, he said, “I do not know if there will be a Shiite state.””
Wesley Clark“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”Wesley Clark2 March 2007


References

  1. Interview radio Democracy Now, 2007-03-02