Even as Lebanon tries to recover from the terrible wounds inflicted by the devastating explosion that took place at the port of Beirut on August 4, another explosion could hit the country on the 18th of this month: the Hague’s verdict on the alleged perpetrators of the assassination of Lebanese PM Rafic Hariri.
On August 4, when Beirut Port was destroyed by a massive explosion, Hezbollah suffered a blow—but its ability to shift its illegal arms smuggling and drug export operations from Beirut to other locations in Lebanon will enable it to remain in control of the country.
‘Presumed to have been issued by Iranian religious leaders, the fatwa reportedly read: We are making drugs for Satan — America and the Jews. If we cannot kill them with guns, we will kill them with drugs.’ — Matthew Levitt, Hezbollah: The Global
Wang further warns that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is likely to initiate a military conflict in the South China Sea region before the November 3 U.S. presidential election, speculating that ‘stirring up external frictions, especially military