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The US is waging a war on poor, unfortunate Lebanon, which has been an unruly playground of Western misdeeds for decades

The growing crisis in Beirut, fueling concerns of another bloody civil war, is not the fault of Hezbollah or Iran, but of the Western powers and Israel who want to keep the country weak, divided and bereft of majority rule.

Lebanon is a country in crisis. Its economy is on the brink, teetering under power shortages and experiencing sporadic political violence and unrest, with six people having been shot dead on Thursday. Some are contemplating that it may now be classed as a ‘failed state’.

The mainstream media craft a narrative that the militia group, Hezbollah, is exclusively responsible for Lebanon's woes, and claim that its presence is malign, illegitimate and threatens the country’s democracy and institutions. The standoff has seen the country laden with sanctions from the US and the EU. The West makes the argument that if this ‘Iran-linked group’ was to simply go away, then all would be milk and honey in this Mediterranean country, right? But that isn't the full side of the story, not even a fraction of it.

As a friend who runs the online magazine, The Cradle, once told me, the United States is “waging a war on Lebanon.” It’s something that has stuck with me ever since, because even though it is not a war in literal terms right now, (although there has been plenty of that in Lebanon’s troubled history) it perfectly conceptualizes and depicts the strenuous campaign of deliberate interference, manipulation and strife in the country's affairs as a broader geopolitical aspect of the ‘Anti-Iran’ and ‘Anti-Syria’ agendas.

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