Four Years had the former US ambassador to Lebanon Jeffery Feltman spend in Lebanon, and the only success he scored is the establishment of a “house of ghosts”.
To him, the mission was accomplished: a house of US allies aimed to weaken the resistance axis from within the internal Lebanese arena.
Three years later, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Feltman had to quickly pack his stuff and return back to Beirut that devastated all the pro-”Israeli” man’s plans.
Syria is on the way to overcome its crisis.
The Official Lebanon distanced itself from the crisis.
The continuous smuggling of weapons into Syria has recently been hit by a major blow resembled by the Lebanese army’s success in intercepting the arms ship “Lutfullah II”.
Moreover, the Iranian giant is present in Lebanon with a hand of cooperation to lift the small country on the economic and the financial level.
All this, and the 2013 parliamentary Lebanese elections knocks the Lebanese door amid an opposition that struggles to revive and a majority that proved to be invincible.
In an attempt to unveil some of the hidden aspects of the surprising US visit to Lebanon, moqawama.org interviewed former Lebanese information minister Michel Smeha.
US to Attack Syria from Lebanon
According to Smeha, “based on the US strategy in the Middle East to confront the resistance and its allies, the US diplomat came to interfere and to issue his instructions after evaluating the internal Lebanese situation.”
“It is clear the Feltman’s visit to Lebanon aimed at organizing the home he had constructed during his presence as a US ambassador to Lebanon,” he stressed.
Smeha further clarified that “Feltman’s meetings came in the first place to tighten the joints of his weak team that resembles the Lebanese spearhead against the Syrian regime.”
“The US blatant interference crossed all norms,” the minister confirmed, highlighting that “Feltman was accompanied by the US Senator Joseph Lieberman who came to organize and supervise the smuggling of weapons from Syria to Lebanon under the humanitarian cover.”
“Before heading to Lebanon, Lieberman visited with the US Senator John McCain Turkey where he met the sponsors of terrorism against Syria,” Smeha unveiled.
He also recalled that the two men- who urged their government to militarily interfere in Syria- form with US Vice President Joseph Biden the fathers of the Iraq’s division law.
“They both work with the forces of division in our region to reach a sectarian strife,” Smeha emphasized, noting that “after his visit to Turkey and particularly the Turkish borders with Syria, Lieberman headed to Saudi Arabia where he met the officials there.”
The former minister moved on to mention that “from the Gulf Kingdom, Lieberman came to Lebanon with a list of accusations to the Lebanese government of supporting the “illegal” Syrian regime and banning the aid to Syrian armed opposition and refugees.”
“The US delegation aimed to complicate the internal situation at this moment by escalating the tone against Syria as well as condensing the possibility of arming terrorism in Syria,” Smeha explained, unveiling that ” the arms ship was part of the titles present in the US discussions.”
Feltman Met “Israeli” Officials
Based on the rule that the letter’s title reveals its content, Smeha uncovered to our website that “along his way to Beirut, the US diplomat met in Frankfort with top “Israeli” officers to discuss the Syrian and Lebanese developments.”
“He also met with British officials in the United Kingdom for the same reason,” he said.
To the well-informed politician, “all the announced visits and undeclared meetings especially with the Lebanese figures are to be set within the frame of finding a way to apply the plan Feltman had set in December 2011.”
“On that visit to Lebanon, Feltman sought to arm a Lebanese party in face of the resistance weapons and particularly Hizbullah,” Smeha stressed.
In this context, he stated that “Feltman aimed to set the following equation: the Weapons of the North vs. the Resistance Weapons in the South.”
Feltman’s visit came to renew his orders that the first US goal is to isolate the resistance and its allies by attacking the weapons.”
“From that moment, the resistance arms was set in the forefront and according to Feltman’s agenda it will be at the head of the slogans of the scheduled Festival of the “Future movement on the 7th of May.”
US Launched March 14 Campaign
On the internal level, Smeha said that “the US aimed to launch “March 14″ parliamentary elections under the slogan “Your Win is A US Need.”"
On this level, Smeha told moqawama.org that “supporting the Syrian opposition, economically seizing Damascus and targeting the resistance weapons are the three titles Feltman had set for “March 14″ campaign.”
“Lieberman came from the KSA with an invitation to [the head of the National Struggle Front] MP Walid Jumblatt to meet the king under the condition he is to break ties with Hizbullah,” Smeha revealed.
He also recalled the undeclared meetings and negotiations ahead of the 2005 parliamentary elections warning that “this US interest with the criminal Samir Geagea is to be manifested by leading him to the Lebanese Presidency if “March 14″ wins the electoral poll.”
US Afraid of Iranian Giant in Lebanon
In parallel, Smeha shed light on the synchronization of the US visit with the visit of the Iranian vice President to Lebanon.
“Of course, the US wanted to break through the Iranian barrier in Lebanon,” he confirmed, pointing out that “Washington wanted to inform the Lebanese government that there are limits to its relations with Iran especially on the economic level.”
A new road map, a new agenda or a new list of orders: These are different names with one goal “Protecting the Sacred “Israel”.” “After dividing Iraq, US eyes are on striking Syria, dividing Lebanon and settling the Palestinian refugees,” Smeha viewed, assuring that “the US plans will again prove to be mirage in face of the resistance will.”
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