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#Lebanon Prime Minister @saadhariri speaking from the Grand Serail - very close to Riad Solh Square where protests are taking place.

"In spite of everything, we are one family... What we saw yesterday is the pain of the Lebanese. I with them as long as they are peaceful."
#Lebanon PM Hariri: "The question is how do we move forward and find solutions.

"Though people expressed their pain on the streets yesterday, I've been working for 3 years to fixing these problems... we are spending more than we make."
#Lebanon PM Hariri: "Electricity costs $2b a year, and we are committed to increase public sector worker salaries but they cost another $2b

I said the solution is to lower the deficit of the budget.

I told everyone the true solution is to increase investment into the country
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The elephant in the room that prompted #Lebanon's protests. A Whatsapp tax? Who came with this silly idea? thenational.ae/business/econo… #IMF
You don't tax a population without first providing services. The Lebanese state doesn't provide basic services. However, the #IMF has one size fits all policy to make the state collect taxes when it lends money, and it doesn't care about other aspects of the economy.
Let's talk about services the Lebanese state provides to its citizens:
Water? Barely
Health care? A big No
Internet? Slowest in the world
Electricity? No
Infrastructure? No
Qs arise to where did international loan money go & why shld citizens pay taxes w/o receiving services?
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#BREAKING
Oct 18 - Beirut, #Lebanon
Peaceful demonstration protesting poor economic conditions & government corruption near the Prime Minister's palace.
People are chanting for a revolution. Other cities are also witnessing such demonstrations.
#BREAKING
Oct 18 - Beirut, #Lebanon
Tension rising in the streets of the Lebanese capital as security forces resort to force against demonstrators.
60 reported injured.
#Lebanon
Scenes of protesters chanting, "People demand government overthrow!" being escorted by security forces.

My take:
Reports on Friday of security forces attacking demonstrators indicate #Iran's role, similar to Iraq where snipers targeted civilians.
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Thread for my non-Lebanese followers on on-going protests in #Lebanon.

1. It did not start yesterday. Different sectors/syndicates/groups have been staging limited protests against harsh austerity measures; demanding that the corrupt elite start with themselves.

#لبنان_ينتقض
2. Protests intensified yesterday, paralysing the entire country. Unlike 2015 protests (garbage crisis), this is not "civil society" organisations taking it to the streets. This is "the actual street", society at large, spontaneously showing up (as @bassel67 put it to me).
3. Yesterday's protests were triggered by the introduction of a list of new taxes (including a fee on Whatsapp!). Minister of Communications went live on TV & pledged that proposed taxes were reversed. Yet protests continued to grow, raising broader demands against corrupt rulers
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Oct 17 - Lebanon
9 pm local time
Demonstrators chanting:
"People demand the government's overthrow!"

Reminder:
Lebanon, like Iraq, is under #Iran's influence through Hezbollah. People are fed up & are demanding change.
#UPDATE - #Lebanon
-Demonstrations in various regions across the country, including Beirut
-Reports of people fainting due to extensive use of tear gas by security forces, ambulances transferring the injured
-Protesters stormed a telecom company in Beirut
#UPDATE - #Lebanon
People reporting masked supporters of #Iran-backed Hezbollah are vandalizing shops to portray a negative image of the Lebanese people's demonstrations.

My take:
Tehran has taught its proxies well.
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ِA thread on #Lebanon: The depth of the protests are much more than expected & does not exclude any leader, including Nasrallah & Hariri. Protests took the political class by surprise, Hariri is expected to deliver a speech soon, here's where things stand politically:
Joumblat wants Hariri to resign & Aoun wants him to convene the government, these contradictory requests are at the core of the country's political crisis, which has nothing to do with the protests: Hariri will have to decide whether to stay in the 2016 presidential deal or exit
#Hezbollah has been concerned about protests in Shiite areas & Nasrallah has been trying to rally political allies to deal with the economic crisis, including the prevention of new taxes. Criticism of Hezb & Berri were unprecedented today, this will impact Nasrallah's calculation
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Protesters in Lebanon are gathering downtown and blocking some roads with burning tires against government attempts to increase taxes. Though it’s unclear, disorganized and chaotic, one thing is clear: people are frustrated w/ the economic situation.
This comes after fires that spread across the country and the state was helpless to put them out bc the government didn’t pay to maintain the aircraft capable of putting out fires. People have had enough it seems
Protests in Lebanon continue. So much discontent over decades of corruption, economic stagnation and decline and a political elite that enriched itself while the country crumbles. This is similar I think to the frustrations that provoked protests in Iraq.
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The fires destroying #Lebanon are not of Mother Nature but of ignorance, corruption, greed & petty sectarianism- the latest manifestation of total moral, social & political meltdown- toxic rivers, overflowing landfills, skyrocketing cancer rates & financial collapse #لبنان_تحترق
There is no doubt this catastrophe is in fact man made, but not as their conspiracy theories suggest, but of the systematic environmental degradation & the heaps of trash dumped daily throughout once green valleys.
Lebanon is reduced to begging help from Cyprus, Greece & others while the fire fighting helicopters gifted to it only few years ago sit idle, no longer operational due to lack of service & parts.
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For the past week, #Iraq has been burning in the flames of the protests of a disgruntled population over the poor state of people's livelihoods. A key #slogan in the nationwide popular uprising since Oct 1 has been the call to expel #Iran's regime and its agents from Iraq.
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On Sept 20, 2019,#AliKhamenei's representative in #Mashhad said: "Today #Iran is not limited by its borders. Today #Iraq's Hashd Al-Shaabi is Iran. #Lebanese Hezbollah is Iran. #Yemen's Houthi militia is Iran. The #Vatani front in #Syria is Iran. #Palestine's #HAMAS is Iran."
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The #diplomatic cover for the activities of #Quds Force officers and #MOIS agents has given the regime the ability to use #Iraq as a serious base for meddling in other regional countries, including #Syria, #Lebanon, #SaudiArabia, #Jordan, and #Turkey.
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Residents of #Lordegan county, Charmahal & Bakhtiari Province in southern #Iran, held a rally on Saturday, October 5, protesting regime authorities’ negligence in using infected syringes that led to nearly 300 residents being infected with the #HIV virus. #NoImpunity4Mullahs
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While the #Iranian regime spends billions of dollars on terrorism and warfare in #Syria, #Lebanon, and #Yemen, it uses a common syringe to check blood tests that have caused hundreds of people to contract AIDS. #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @ForeignOffice
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Western governments must end their policy of #appeasement with the regime and support and be on side of the #Iranian people for #Iranregimechange.
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @DutchMFA @NorwayMFA
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#Turquie L’armée et ses alliés franchiront sous peu la frontière avec la #Syrie.
"Les militants des #YPG ont deux options: ils peuvent faire défection ou nous allons les empêcher de perturber nos efforts contre #ISIS."
#Turkey #Daesh #EI #Kurds #Syria washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
#Syrie "Au cours d'un appel téléphonique avec le président Recep Tayyip #Erdogan dimanche, le président #Trump a accepté de transférer la direction de la campagne contre l'État islamique à la #Turquie."
selon le porte-parole d'Erdogan, dans le #WashingtonPost
#Syria #Turkey #USA
#Syrie L’offensive de la #Turquie & ses alliés djihadistes viserait Tal Abiad & Ras al Ain dans quelques heures (à confirmer).
Cette nuit, des cellules de l'#EI ont attaqué des postes de police & d'autres centres à #Raqqa.
#ISIS #Daesh #Turkey #Syria
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45. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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#BREAKING
#Iran
Oct 5
#Lordegan residents came in streets to protest against horrible injection of HIV viruse by regime medical center to 250 men, women and children with contaminated syring
Security forces brutaly attacked the ppl
#IranProtests
#Iran
Oct 5
Clashes erupted between Mullahs regime forces and brave #Lordegan protesters who are in streets to express their objection
Iran regime officials instead of answering to people complain have blamed innocent ppl affected by #HIV
#Iranprotests
#Iran
Oct 5
Angry protesters in #Lordegan gathered outside the governor's office demanding that the regime be held accountable for the 200+ ppl who contaminated to #HIV for using used syringes by health center
#IranProtests
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Globally there are more than 65 million displaced people/ #refugees. A vast majority of these are feeing wars, conflicts and gross human rights abuses. Most of the refugees are hosted by countries outside Europe. /1
#Oughterard #DirectProvision #Ireland
Some refugee hosting nations are among the poorer countries. #Turkey #Lebanon #Bangladesh #Jordan #Egypt #Sudan #Pakistan #Uganda #Iran #Ethiopia host majority of the global #refugees /2
When someone is fleeing war or torture or human rights abuses, the first and foremost duty of humanity is to open our doors to refugees. No good to let people die at our doorsteps while we discuss where and how #AsylumSeekers should be hosted.
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10. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
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44. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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#Nasrallah speaking now.
Usual greetings. Speech will start with what happened yesterday in #Avivim.
#Nasrallah says Resistance fighters were ready on the border with occupied Palestine round the clock. It is thank to them that we achieve what we achieve, protect the country and retaliate against the enemy. The wear their blood on their sleeve.
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1 \ Syrians deported by #Lebanon have been arrested at home. A
new policy forcibly returns thousands. There is no due process. @hrw hrw.org/news/2019/09/0… #Syria
2 \ Lebanon is putting Syrians at grave risk by returning them to the country they fled and handing them over to a government that is responsible for mass atrocities. @lamamfakih
3 \ Lebanon is legally obligated to allow people to challenge their deportation and argue for protection. And it is forbidden by law to return anyone to face persecution or torture.
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Today is a good day to remind everyone that #ISRAEL HAS BEEN ARMING AND FUNDING ISIS & AL-QAEDA in Syria, while #HEZBOLLAH HAS BEEN FIGHTING ISIS & AL-QAEDA in Syria.

This thread is especially for you #MAGA folk that have a fixation with licking Netanyahu a**!
Israel's bombing of Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis and Iranians has NOTHING to do with Israel "defending itself" - rather, #Israel is attempting to punish #Lebanon, #Syria, #Iraq and #Iran for DEFEATING THE TERRORISTS THAT ISRAEL HELPED ARM AND FUND:

foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/06/in-…
#Israel has been arming, funding and supporting both #ISIS and #AlQaeda in Syria:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sy…
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#Breaking: Just in - Conflict hits #Lebanon and #Israel right now, shootings being reported on both sides with an anti-tank missile being launched from Lebanon into Israel.
#Update: Reminder keep eyes open for a possible retaliation from #Gaza, as militant factions like #Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have promised to join the fight with #Hezbollah towards #Israel.
#Update: Just in - Video of Israeli shelling landing in #Lebanon close to the border of #Israel, after a anti-tank missile was launched from Lebanon.
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#Breaking IDF reports that an anti-tank missile was fired from #Lebanon towards #Israel, near the border community of Avivim
Picture from the incident, unclear what the missile targeted #Israel, #Lebanon
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FYI: Israel steals land, bulldozes homes, shoots Palestinian protesters, shoots medics, shoots journalists, builds illegal settlements, besieges Gaza, tortures children, arms terrorists, violates Lebanese airspace daily. And it was Saddam who attacked Iran at the behest of the US
Israel's bombing of Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese and Iranians has NOTHING to do with Israel "defending itself" - rather, #Israel is attempting to punish Iraq, #Syria, #Lebanon and #Iran for DEFEATING THE TERRORISTS THAT ISRAEL HELPED ARM AND FUND:

foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/06/in-…
#Israel has been arming, funding and supporting both #ISIS and #AlQaeda in Syria:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sy…
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