MembersANALYSIS: Lebanon’s Worsening Crisis Could Lead to Iranian Takeover

Lebanon is on the verge of total collapse and Iran is waiting to swoop in and reassemble the Cedar nation in its image

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Hezbollah, Lebanon
The flag of Lebanon torn and tattered alongside the flag of Hezbollah
Photo: David Cohen/Flash90

Photo: A torn and tattered Lebanese flag flying alongside that of Hezbollah on the border with Israel. A fitting analogy of what’s happening today in the Cedar nation.

The unprecedented economic, political and social crises in Lebanon seems to worsen every day and the caretaker government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab gives the impression of not having any clue what to do to tackle the country’s myriad problems.

Those problems include staggering inflation caused by the devaluation of the lira that has lost 90 percent of its value. More than fifty percent of Lebanese are now living below the poverty line, the country has defaulted on its debts, and it can no longer import essential goods.

Israel is concerned that the crisis will strengthen the Iranian proxy Hezbollah and lead to a full takeover of Lebanon by the Islamic Republic.

Lebanon is “in the heart of great danger,” and needs “friendly countries” to save it, Diab said just 10 days ago.

“Either you save it (Lebanon) now before it’s too late or...

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