Mass protests imperil Iran, Hizballah bastions in Lebanon and Iraq. Hizballah deploys special anti-demo squad

The mass anti-government protests engulfing Lebanon and Iraq are strongly infused with resentment of Iran’s influence and Hizballah dominance. Yet both held back on bloody crackdowns.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the ninth day of popular protests in Lebanon, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned in a televised speech that they were putting the country at risk of “chaos, economic collapse and civil war.” This was an attempt post factum to justify his first furtive steps to confront the protesters with force. A special new squad of Hizballah officers and fighters, clad in civvies and armed with clubs, were already scuffling with demonstrators on Beirut’s central Riad al-Solh Square that night. Those heavies may be expected to turn up in the thick of rallies in other parts of Lebanon. To motivate his followers, Nasrallah went on to charge that foreign embassies in Beirut had hijacked the protest movement and the CIA was involved.
The protesters were not impressed: “The government must resign, and everything will be OK. All of them means all of them,” they insisted. They were telling Iran’s foremost proxy, Hizballah, as a powerful political player in Lebanon with a cabinet majority, that its head was also on the block.

DEBKAfile’s sources note that the road from clubs to live ammunition is short. Nasrallah is only waiting for the first shot to be fired by a demonstrator before letting his followers loose with live shots for dispersing the demonstrations.

He is following a preset plan of action which has three points:

  1. A first attempt will be made to break up the demonstrations by club-wielding thugs.
  2. Hizballah’s special forces are using mobile units to unblock the roads, fast highways and traffic intersections jammed by the protesters.
  3. Those forces are also positioned at Shiite-populated town neighborhoods and villages to prevent the anti-regime protest from spilling over into those communities as they have in Iraq.

The resurgence of demonstrations in Iraq on Friday plunged into greater violence that they did in Lebanon, although both are increasingly endangering the main bastions of influence Tehran and its agents have created in Middle East. Those key political and military power centers are shaking and threatening to crumble. This is partly due to the tardy awareness of Tehran and Nasrallah to the force of the street protests sweeping through Beirut and Baghdad. They only woke up when they had spun out of control.

On that same Friday, they were confronted by Iraq’s top religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, aiming an ultimatum to Baghdad to enact economic reforms and start rooting out corruption, in obedience to the protesters demands. He spoke to the accompaniment of a fresh outbreak of exceptionally violent popular protests in Baghdad and the Shiite towns of the south.

In Baghdad, Basra and Nasiriya and other Shiite towns, hundreds of thousands of marching protesters shouted anti-Iran slogans and burned effigies of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. As well as attacking government institutions, for the first time the crowds torched the headquarters of pro-Iranian Iraqi factions and militias. In some places, those militias opened fire on the crowds. Iraq’s Bloody Friday ended with more than 40 dead and some 2,300 injured – and no end in sight.

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62 thoughts on “Mass protests imperil Iran, Hizballah bastions in Lebanon and Iraq. Hizballah deploys special anti-demo squad

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:29 at 12:29

    My god

    It is must acts without even doubt

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:47 at 12:47

      mossada söyleyin iranın dini liderini ve diğer mollaları dervişleri öldürün iran halkını ayaklandırıp iran rejimini yıkın değiştirin

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:15 at 17:15

        Next step: Saudi Arabia which desperately need reformation, viva

        • Oct 26, 2019 @ 18:07 at 18:07

          No, I believe the next step should be in Tehran that’s what the evil resides.

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:37 at 12:37

    ,..wooooow, from the Shia’s themselves,…… Iran has no brain capacity and capability to create a hegemony, they are day dreaming… religious ideology and rag tag militias in pickup? stupid folks, …….. sactions on turkey please,will be good to restart it there also

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 21:02 at 21:02

      They already rule Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and most of Yemen.

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:05 at 23:05

        @DracoHorribilis… Agree, that is why Poor People’s Protest, Poverty, & Deaths happening under Iran Shiia Regimes & Proxies!

        • Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:35 at 5:35

          We’ll see, in the near future, all those pedophile ragheads called Supreme Leader and Imams hanging on public squares at Teheran, Beirut, Basra, Aden and other places where they are abusing other religious denominations. We’ll see Iran, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq so broken and failed as states that what is happening today in Syria is just a little bad compared with what os coming…hold your breath and wait. In the meantime let the Farsis enjoy their free ride while it last.

      • Oct 27, 2019 @ 1:26 at 1:26

        no rule is forever THE DEATH OF THE GREAT ROMAN EMPIRE same will be with IRAN IN 2020

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:46 at 12:46

    Rojava Network

    36 min.36 minuten geleden
    +++The entry of #Russian military convoy in #Kobanê and went to the western countryside of the city.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:13 at 19:13

      Kurds have Multiple Opportunities To Rise But Too Divided!

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:30 at 19:30

        Kurds won’t rise any time soon unless both the US & Russia guarantee their independence. Israel can help tremendously as well.

        • Oct 27, 2019 @ 17:41 at 17:41

          why would Israel help? Do you thing Israel does not have enough troubles of their own that they need to be policeman in the ME?

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:48 at 12:48

    mossada söyleyin iranın dini liderini ve diğer mollaları dervişleri öldürün iran halkını ayaklandırıp iran rejimini yıkın değiştirin

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 17:10 at 17:10

      Hizbullah’ın lideri olan küçük şişko fare Nasrallah’la ve Lübnan’da onu destekleyen İranlılarla başlayın.

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:24 at 13:24

    adiós… ya no intervengo más…

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 13:40 at 13:40

    Sad, but this will achieve nothing in the long run. Corruption is part of Muslim DNA.

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 19:40 at 19:40

      Bibi should be Muslim then

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 15:36 at 15:36

    Good chance to take out the TRANNIE NUTSWALLOWER and General Salami.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:42 at 16:42

      Good staging , that will lead to Iranian Dictatorial regime coming out of it , with Americans and their slaves , become real slaves of the ME.

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:59 at 19:59

        Solomeo… Last Week You Posted The Russians Will Replace America & Rule Mideast Slaves?

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:03 at 17:03

      I think you must be confusing the great General with that ahole licking weasel Bibi ?

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:59 at 16:59

    This is just another Mossad/CIA operation to take a legitimate grievance and use it to sow violence and strife. What else would you expect from the worshippers of ✡Moloch✡ from their ??Synagogue of Satan??..

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:12 at 17:12

      Im sure that Mossad is on the ground helping the people to free themselves from this corruption. Also its good for Israel so i see no problem with this. A prosperous Lebanon would be focusing on trade and tourism and the people would not allow it to become a missile base.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:12 at 17:12

      Elizabeth, you have Syphilis of the Mouth from pleasuring too many Donkeys.

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:36 at 19:36

        Poor donkeys

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:20 at 19:20

      @Elizabeth… The CIA & Mossad Do Not Control These Young People Living Under Elite Puppets Theives!

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 22:11 at 22:11

      Which domestic terrorist group are you affiliated with, Elizabeth?

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:22 at 23:22

      Salman Rushdie was right that muslim pigs are worshippers of Satan in the mosque of satanic allah
      He described it in the book Satanic Verses ?
      They kill their own people every day for asking for bread and water

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:40 at 17:40

    Looks like mossad and Zion are mighty, omnipresent and omnipotent to the likes of Elizabeth ,are you hypnotized, wake up.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 18:01 at 18:01

      Lebanon with Hizballah is probably number one or two on Israelis boogieman list. So if they did not orchestrate this “color revolution” I’m pretty sure that they will be involved now. This would be a proverbial gift from God so its almost inconceivable that Mossad would not be trying to take advantage of the situation. So i suggest you wake up Robert as Elizabeth is most probably right.

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 18:35 at 18:35

        muslim pig ahmed and never tommy
        muslim criminals killing their own people in Iraq for asking for basic rights.
        this is muslim way of thinking, the same pigs that are invading europe

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:03 at 19:03

        Tommyski, Is that what your Russian friends from Veterans Today and RT News told you to publish? Does Putin approve of your workski?

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 18:37 at 18:37

    Let’s not consume our own propaganda too much. Iraqi protesters are unhappy, with good reason – their govt is very corrupt. But the average Iraqi has a much more favourable view of Iran than they do of Israel, and debka keeps glossing over these sorts of facts.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:22 at 19:22

      I agree that the issues are real and the endemic corruption is a cancer in these countries. But that does not discount foreign interference and the using of these real problems to further foriegn government goals.

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:44 at 19:44

      @James… Half True, DEBKA Reveals The Truth Up To Iraqi’s To See Israel Is Not At Fault!

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 18:52 at 18:52

    The Pentagon, with the help of private military companies on Sadcup fuel trucks, is stealing oil belonging to the Syrian government and exporting it to other countries, the Russian Defense Ministry said

    Syria steals oil: Russia reveals Pentagon business

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:34 at 19:34

      @HaseebIqbal… The Only Stealing & Misspending Of Oil Revenues Is In Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, & Yemen!

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:03 at 19:03

    Exactly, 40% of Young People Are Under 24 In Mideast, South America, Asia, & Africa Nations. They Are Guide Less, Joyless, Full Of Internet Anger Preachment By Popularity Polls. This Includes Hong Kong, Lebanon, Chile, Iraq, Iran, China, India, Rising Up to Fight Injustice, Inequality & Demanding Elite Elders Leadership Systems Change. They Do Not Caring How It Will Be Done. Coming Global Conflicts Abound Where No Rule Of Law.

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:07 at 19:07

    Now is the time for spontaneous eruptions of antigovernment protests in Iran! If they get out of hand what might the Mullahs do?

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:27 at 19:27

      @RaElohimPhoenix… Like A Phoenix Rising Again The IRGC Reactions Will Lead To A Greater Reckoning!

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:39 at 19:39

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  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 19:50 at 19:50

    Looks Like The Shiia Message From Mohammed The Messenger Legacy In 632 CE Is Mistaken?

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 20:25 at 20:25

    @ Abu Tommy
    Lebanon is not a real state, it is stalemate following the Syrian occupation ended in 2005.
    The people demand a democratic state, that’s all.
    Something wrong here?
    Are you stupid?

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49

      Nothing wrong with people regaining control over their country. My point is that these types of legitimate problems that the Lebanese people are experiencing are an opportunity for a CIA style Color Revolution that is used by the CIA to install an American Puppet Government.

      So Lebanese people ending up with an American Puppet Government is my only concern here.

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 22:58 at 22:58

        @Tommy… America 200 Years History does not want Puppet Governments. Iran, China, Russia & EU’s Colonialism & Centuries of Histories of Russia’s Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, & Venezuela, China’s Vietnam & North Korea. Iran Shiia Proxies.

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 22:48 at 22:48

    Will the day come when the Islamist pig that rules Turkey receives its deserved punishment?
    It’s an interesting question … because in Capitol Hill they want to adjust their accounts …

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:09 at 23:09

    The biggest stab in the back that can be given to the Islamist Turk is “DECLARING THE BIRTH” of a free, democratic and sovereign “Kurdistan” in Syria.
    It would be Donald Trump’s greatest chess play …

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21

    Strange, Strong Economies For America, Canada, Mexico, Israel, India, South Korea, Australia, England & Gulf Arabia States. As Weaker Economics For China, Japan, EU, Turkey, & Africa. While Russia, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea Suffer Losses & Protests!

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    Israel Even With A 3rd National Election Of Divided Government Under A Free Independent Democratic Rule Of Law Is Doing Great Economically, Technologically, & Globally! Abraham’s Jehovah-Allah Message Of Prosperity!

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 5:39 at 5:39

      We’ll see, in the near future, all those pedophile ragheads called Supreme Leader and Imams hanging on public squares at Teheran, Beirut, Basra, Aden and other places where they are abusing other religious denominations. We’ll see Iran, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq so broken and failed as states that what is happening today in Syria is just a little bad compared with what is coming…hold your breath and wait. In the meantime let the Farsis enjoy their free ride while it last.

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:35 at 23:35

    I don’t know what you mean, Mr. Smith … I think the translation is not very good … I must remind you that the strongest and most powerful economy on the planet, right now, is that of the European Union …

    • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51

      @Becker, EU England Brexit, EU Won’t EU Nationals ISIS Back, & Economies Are Not Humming Like USMCA? Buy a German Bond Lately Negative Interests?

  • Oct 26, 2019 @ 23:44 at 23:44

    President Trump Leadership Is Causing Many People In Many Nations To Seek Individual Freedom & Global Governmental Changes For Global Economic Prosperity! This Is Real Global Climate Change Is Not?

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 0:11 at 0:11

    Top 20 Economies World Ranking:

    1. The United States
    10. Canada
    15. Mexico GDP
    8. Brazil
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    6. India
    10. Canada
    13. Australia
    2. China
    3. Japan
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    13. Australia
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    6. France GDP (California Alone Bigger)
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    13. Spain GDP
    18. Netherlands
    11. Russia GDP
    20. Switzerland
    18. Saudi Arabia GDP
    19. Turkey GDP

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 0:57 at 0:57

    Possible that the Shiites will attempt to provoke Israel in some way that would turn attention to Israel rather than the local governments.

  • Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:22 at 4:22

    NEOLIBERALISM is what has led to such economic problems that are plaguing most countries. This is a revolt by the PRECARIAT. It will spread to many different countries.

    • Oct 27, 2019 @ 4:55 at 4:55

      Ben, unfortunately nothing will spread. The Iranians will drown the revolutions in blood. The US will do nothing. Russia and China will certainly help Iran in order to secure the despotic rule over their own populace. The surviving demonstrators will form an underground ISIS-like movement with a tepid CIA support. Middle East needs a revised Islam for the revolutions to succeed. Some Islamic clerics residing in the West will most likely engage in these revisions.

  • Oct 31, 2019 @ 21:56 at 21:56

    What is needed most urgent is a second Iranian revolution a 2.0 if you will.
    free the people of IRAN from the Fiendish, Nefarious Wicked and Brutal regime
    that the people currently live under.

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