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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Nov 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

"While America churns in a frenzy of Trump-related news, the Middle East may be quietly devolving into further chaos. In the days since Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his surprise resignation this past weekend, one question has moved quickly to the fore: Is another war brewing in the region?

The question comes, in large part, because of the strange circumstances surrounding Hariri's resignation on Saturday. In a televised address from Saudi Arabia, Hariri said that he was stepping down because he feared that he would suffer the same fate as his father, Rafic, twelve years ago. In 2005, during his own term as prime minister, the elder Hariri was killed by a massive car bomb in Beirut by operatives alleged to have been working with Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria, both of which have strong connections to Iran. For obvious reasons, Saad Hariri has long had a contentious relationship with Hezbollah, which now holds 12 seats in the Lebanese Parliament, and he is known to have significant business ties with Saudi Arabia, Iran's chief regional rival. (He also holds Saudi citizenship…."
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Cacique Caribe13 Nov 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

Yeah, our US tv media would rather have fits over someone's sacrilegious use of ketchup on steak, or speculate on the pardoning of a bird, than inform us about the real news. Print isn't much better.

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nsolomon9913 Nov 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

Its all probably not going to end well …. sigh!

Cacique Caribe13 Nov 2017 10:52 p.m. PST

I fear you are absolutely right.


Hafen von Schlockenberg13 Nov 2017 11:39 p.m. PST

Maybe you're following the wrong news outlets. NPR and PBS have been on it since the beginning.

Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 1:03 a.m. PST

Those two yes. But hardly anyone else.


Hafen von Schlockenberg14 Nov 2017 2:16 a.m. PST

Try here!


Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 2:37 a.m. PST

Oh no no no no no no no ….


shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

a new war? it is still the same one going on for years!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Nov 2017 9:16 a.m. PST



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