We can’t turn a blind eye to what happened in Lebanon in the past few days, as we are in front of an Iranian strategic scheme that has begun in Lebanon and falls within the scheme of dominating the region, as previously announced by many Iranian officials, who said that Iraq, Syria and Lebanon belong to Iran.
The decision of the Lebanese Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim against Lebanese banks is considered a precedent in the history of Lebanon. Ibrahim – known for his affiliation to the loyalists of the two Shiite groups of Hezbollah and Amal Movement- has decided to lay hands on 21 Lebanese banks owned by Christians and a few are Sunnis. But, remarkably, the Bank of Venice is excluded from that decision, because its owner belongs to the same sect of the Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim, Hezbollah, and the Amal movement.
The aim of this plan is controlling the economic sector of Lebanon. The Christians constitute 65% of the sector, while Sunnis constitute 25%. Banks are the oxygen of the Lebanese economy and by controlling them, all economic sectors will be controlled in order to displace the vast majority of Christians before displacing the Sunnis and imposing a fait accompli on the Druzes.
This plan was created when Iran and its arms in Lebanon realized that they can’t control Lebanon militarily, especially after the events of May 7, when Hezbollah seized Beirut, betraying Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and Walid Jumblatt, after launching an attack on al-Chouf region in Mount Lebanon, with a strategic goal of connecting al-Bekaa, specifically Baalbek, to the south, and Dahieh, Hezbollah stronghold, as it can by no means launch a military operation unless these areas are logistically connected. However, Hezbollah lost that battle following fierce clashes with al-Chouf people, since it doesn’t have any helicopters, tanks or long-range artillery such as artillery type 155. The long-range missiles of Hezbollah can’t be used inside Lebanon. After the defeat of the party in al-Chouf, other defeats followed through electing a president. Subsequently, Hezbollah could not achieve any success through the May 7 invasion.
Hezbollah and Iran realized that a battle with the Druzes is not an easy one, and they realized that such a battle is costly and unsuccessful. After its defeat in its battle, Hezbollah retracted, as a battle against them and against Christians and Sunnis would be worse. Thus, the group decided to implement a new strategy, known as the salami-slice strategy (divide and conquer), by targeting the economy, the backbone of the Christians, forcing them to leave Lebanon, before the Sunnis would follow.
This strategy is not unknown for Iran and Hezbollah, it’s the Nazis strategy, and Nazis have always been their model. This has already happened in Syria and Iraq, where millions of Sunnis were killed and displaced; and is now happening in Lebanon, where Christians are no more than 2 million, they are much less than Sunnis in Iraq and Syria.
The first thing that the Nazis did was eliminating the minorities and then moving to the neighboring countries, one by one, and in each country, Nazis were eliminating minorities to prevent any possibility of negotiation. That happened in Warsaw and Bologna, where thousands of Jews, who hadn’t fled, were gathered in Gato and besieged inside walls, starved and then exterminated.
Given all of the above, we see that the attack of Prosecutor Ibrahim aimed on the banking sector is one of a series of links that aim at changing the Maronite Christian governor of the Central Bank, and replacing him with another, belonging to the Shiite sect.
The Palestinian leader Abu Iyad had previously said that the road of Jerusalem liberation passes through Jounieh, and now the two Shiite parties have decided that the Jounieh road passes through the central bank.
The presence of a minimally powerful president in Lebanon will prevent Iran and its arms in the region from implementing such a scheme; nevertheless, they have always adopted the long-breath policy, where they wait for the right opportunity to achieve their goals.
By returning to the Prosecutor’s decision, we see that he didn’t rely on any legal article; he rather relied on the power of his employers, Hezbollah and Amal Movement, throwing away the supreme national interest for the sake of Iran and Hezbollah. However, winds blow counter to what ships desire; the Lebanese President has intervened refusing to compromise security, economy and money of Lebanon, and Cassation’s Public Prosecutor, Judge Ghassan Oweidat, in a bold and heroic stance decided to freeze Ibrahim’s decision.
This reminds us to Esther’s story during the reign of the Persian king, whose wife was Jewish but he didn’t know, and The king’s chief advisor advised the king to kill all the Jews there. When Esther learned, she prayed for her people pleading to God to protect them, then she dared and told her husband that she is one of them, so the king made a decision in support of his orphan wife, appointed her uncle Mordecai in the place of Haman, and gave order to hang Haman. We are not asking the Lebanese president to make a similar decision against Ibrahim, who wanted to destroy the Lebanese economy, but at least to be dismissed and tried on charges of high treason.