Guest: Elijah Magnier. Israel and Hezbollah are on the brink of war. We discuss the recent Israeli bombings in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, the political situation and the impending retaliation by Hezbollah. Also we talk about the purpose and importance of the occupation of al Tanf and the battle for Idlib including Turkey’s realignment and the Astana agreement.
Elijah Magnier is a veteran war correspondent and political analyst with over 35 years of experience covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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Recorded on August 30, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey.
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2:30 Recent Israeli bombings in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, violation of 2006 rules of engagement
10:30 Hezbollah warnings of retaliation, preparation for war
14:00 Political situation in Lebanon and Israel, Hezbollah response before Israeli elections
22:45 Hezbollah response to recent attacks is imminent
29:00 Political impact on Netanyahu, Trump/Netanyahu alliance, risk to American soldiers after bombings in Iraq
36:00 Israeli launched attacks in Iraq from an American base
41:45 Al Tanf base, economic warfare
49:30 Situation in Idlib, Syrian army advance, Turkey realignment and withdrawal of support for former allied jihadi groups; Astana agreement