Saudis send terrorists—and dollars—to Lebanon

Beirut-Crescent-onlineJanuary, 2014

The Saudi terrorist mastermind, Majed ibn Muhammad al-Majed, has been captured by Lebanese intelligence forces and is being interrogated in Beirut. He is believe to be head of the Saudi-funded Abdullah Azzam Brigade that had masterminded the November 19 twin car bombings of Iran’s embassy in Beirut. The terror bombings killed 26 people and injured another 150. It will be interesting to see what information Majed provides.

January 1, 2014, 18:49 EST

The Saudi regime has historically sponsored terrorists worldwide. From the Sandanistas in Nicaragua in the nineteen eighties to the terrorists it has financed and armed in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and now in Lebanon, their true nature is becoming exposed.

It is well known that 15 of the 19 hijackers of the 911 attacks were Saudis. Several of them were funded by the Saudi embassy in Washington DC through direct payments from the then Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan’s wife, Haifa al-Faisal. Bandar is now chief of Saudi intelligence and he has come out into the open with his terrorist plans.

The Saudi regime set aside $6 billion to finance terrorists in Syria. Bandar is also using his contacts in Washington and close alliance with the Zionists to force the US to attack Syria and remove President Bashar al-Asad from power by force, so far unsuccessfully.

As part of Saudi Arabia’s policy of destabilization, Bandar has extended the terror campaign into Lebanon as well. On December 31, Lebanese intelligence officials announced that they had arrested the mastermind of the twin car bombings of Iran’s embassy in Beirut on November 19 in which at least 26 people were killed and another 150 injured.

Majed ibn Muhammad al-Majed was reportedly arrested last week, together with another accomplice from the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Majed is a Saudi national and believed to be head of the Saudi-funded Abdullah Azzam Brigade, the group that claimed responsibility for the November 19 bombings.

Lebanese intelligence officials said the Saudi national Majed is being interrogated. He is a high-profile terrorist wanted by the United States and had earlier traveled to Syria to pledge allegiance to the notorious terrorist group al-Nusra Front that is responsible for many heinous crimes in Syria.

Majed’s capture occurred a few days before Saudi king Abdullah announced a $3 billion aid package for the Lebanese army. The amount is twice the annual budget of the Lebanese army. The money would be used to purchase weapons from France whose president Francois Hollande was in Riyadh to confer with the ailing Saudi monarch on December 29.

While in Saudi Arabia, Hollande also met the playboy former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, and Ahmed Jarba, head of the Saudi-backed and funded Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Hariri is leading the campaign against Hizbullah, again through Saudi funding and backing, while Jarba is trying to lead the political effort against Asad.

Saudi Arabia is determined to sabotage the Geneva II conference on Syria scheduled for January 22. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on November 23 that a second conference on Syria would be held in Geneva but it looks increasingly unlikely because Saudi-backed political as well as armed groups have said they will not attend unless Asad resigns first.

Meanwhile, the arrest and interrogation of Majed in Lebanon is seen as a blow to the Saudi-sponsored terror campaign in Lebanon. It is likely that Majed will spill the beans and give useful information about the role being played by Bandar bin Sultan.

It will be interesting to see whether the US that has Majed on its list of wanted terrorists, would take any action against Bandar for supporting and financing a well-known terrorist.