Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon (Part One)
By Jean Shaoul; 23 August 2012 – WSWS
The media is presenting the sectarian kidnappings and violence in Lebanon as an all but inevitable “spill-over” from the civil war in Syria. This is a cynical attempt to conceal what is, in fact, a concerted campaign by the United States and its regional allies to eliminate the Shi’ite Hezbollah movement, which is backed by Syria and Iran, as a political and military force in Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and, above all, the US and Israel are using jihadists, salafists and