Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Are Secret US-Hezbollah Talks Being Held?

An image grab taken from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV on December 3, 2013 shows Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement (AFP Photo)

Secret US-Hizballah Talks. Washington Plans To Include Lebanon, Syria Deals In Iran Nuclear Pact -- Debka File

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' initiation of a unity pact with the Hamas extremists last week did not come out of the blue. It was prompted by the direct contacts the Obama administration has secretly established with the Lebanese Hizballah. Abbas reasoned that if Washington can start a dialogue with a terrorist organization, so too can his own PLO and Fatah.

debkafile’s Washington sources report that the Obama administration appears to have carried over to Lebanon the doctrine set out by the late Richard Holbrooke for Afghanistan, whereby dialogue with Taliban should be made the centerpiece of Washington's strategy for US troop withdrawal. Holbrooke’s influence on Secretary of State John Kerry dated back to his run for the presidency in 2004.

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Update: US in secret talks with Hezbollah – Israeli reports -- RT

My Comment: Rumors of U.S. - Hezbollah secret talks have been around for awhile. I am chalking up this story as one of those rumors.

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