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Lebanon Calls for US Help to Pilfer Israeli Gas

Lebanon never had claims to Israeli coastal waters until they learned area had natural gas
'Tamar'  gas rig off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

'Tamar' gas rig off Israel's Mediterranean coast.
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Lebanon’s parliament speaker announced Thursday that Beirut would ask the United States for help to cut in on Israel’s natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea, the Times of Israel reported Thursday.

The field is located off the coast of Nahariya, south of Lebanon’s territorial waters. The area in question is a 1,400- square kilometre maritime that is considered part of Israel’s exclusive economic zone. US geologists believe the area contains up to 123 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.7 billion barrels of oil.

Until that discovery was made, Lebanon had never laid claim to the area.  Since then, however, Hezbollah spokespeople have mentioned the issue repeatedly in their speeches, apparently planning to turn the area into a “maritime Sheba Farms,” a reference to the area of Israel that Hezbollah claims as “occupied” Lebanese territory. The United Nations regards that area as part of Syria, where as UN maps show the site as clearly being inside Israel.

For Hezbollah, however the supposedly-“occupied” Farms create pretext to continue preparations to fight the Israeli enemy.

Seize the momentum

Apparently seeking to seize on the momentum created when the United States legitimised Hamas’ participation in the Palestinian unity government, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri asked Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday to intervene on Lebanon’s behalf. who paid a surprise visit to Lebanon Wednesday.

TOI quoted the as-Safir newsper, which said that Berri told Kerry he hoped the US would mediate between Lebanon and Israel “in a balanced and fair manner.” Berri also apparently tried to bribe Kerry, offering an opportunity for US companies to become “partner(s) in oil exploitation in Lebanon,” the website added.

Lebanese factions fought a devastating civil war from 1975-90, destroying the country’s tourism industry and much of its export trade. In the past, the country, which is poor in natural resources, has been a haven of cultural freedom and tolerance, with a thriving nightlife and culture scene in the capital, Beirut.  Since then, the country’s economy has basically stagnated.

In addition, Lebanon has essentially been taken over by Iran, via its local proxy, Hezbollah. Following Israel’s withdrawal from the security zone the terror group has repeatedly kidnapped Israeli soldiers, most recently provoking the Second Lebanon War in 2006. As a result, Beirut has incurred massive national debt with little ability to repay it.

TOI reported that the United States has asked Lebanese officials to hold off on drilling in disputed waters until a final deal on borders can be reached.

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48 Responses to “Lebanon Calls for US Help to Pilfer Israeli Gas”

  1. David Green says:

    redrawing borders to pilfer natural resources , sounds like neo- lebensraum to me

  2. Shane Cobert says:

    They just need to stop trying to take over and control everything that is legitamatly Israel’s

  3. NO, NO, NO……..BETTER NOT TRY…..!!!!!

  4. NO ….. Kerry , DON’T DO IT !

  5. Dawn Wyatt says:

    Those are Israel’s oil fields and are located in Israel’s territorial waters.

  6. Laura Swire says:

    As usual I only want it after Israel has made it profitable. Same old story.

  7. This is an outrage!

  8. Karen Bryant says:

    Israel doesn’t have to do it. They own their own country. We (usa) doesn’t .

  9. Why can’t this idiotic Obama admin understand that every time you show Muslim weakness or five them an inch they want to take more than their whole mile.

  10. Get your own gas ya free loading a holes.

  11. Seth Miller says:

    WTH IS WRONG This Picture.

  12. James Adkins says:

    Damn John Kerry to HELL if the bastard goes through with it

  13. Israel Should Just Annex lebanon Any Way!

  14. Ira Abramson says:

    Why do not the Palestinians pay their electric bill to Israel?

  15. time to tell both Lebanon & the US where to get off

  16. Well they asked the right person, that Muslim lover Kerry will try to help them

  17. If all this Arabs country where pro Israel they where prosperous .

  18. It’s difficult to read about the level of injustice that is repeatedly done to Israel!

  19. The Obama Administration has been a complete and total failure they are all a bunch if freeloading pigs! I’m ready to get these idiots out of the White House some will say it don’t matter either way politics are politics but if we don’t stand with our long time ally Israel what will become of this country? Total destruction is what will become of it Obama and all his croonies are a joke and they spit on the constitution my father and grandfathers fought for

  20. GOD GAVE THIS TO ISRAELI AND WILL PROVIDE THE GAS OPENING!!!

  21. Since when did those lebon bastards become our allies?

  22. Israelyitya izzy alway’s. <——-

  23. no surprise, I am sure Kerry will relent and condemn Israel….

  24. Polly Dorst says:

    Stay off Israel’s land/water.

  25. They who rise a hand to destroy Israel or the Jewish people shall be undone.

  26. Kerry and Hamas are Idiots!

  27. The SOB will probably do this. Stick his. Nose into a sovereign country that found the gas to give it up to appease terrorists.

  28. Hope it doesn’t blow up

  29. I agree, Joyce. It seems that every day I read a news story about the Arabs and/or Muslims that really gets to me. Today it’s this one. It typifies the view that Arabs really want to obliterate the Jewish state and take it all for themselves.

  30. Of course Kerry will! Anything to screw the Jews.

  31. And Obama and Kerry are intent on helping them do it.

  32. Faye Olson says:

    This is unacceptable. Get lost Kerry

  33. Were Kerry puts his hands only to promote troubles

  34. Becky Clark says:

    No way!! They need leave Israel gas alone! Kerry huge disappoint fell into Obama snare!

  35. Beware of Obama he will try to give it to them.

  36. Mark D Wall says:

    By the original map Lebanon e
    Was part of Israel. As was Gaza ,Syria and a big part of Jordan.

  37. FK THOSE ARABS MUSLIMSS AND FK OUR GOVRNMTT WHO SUPPORTING THEM!! DO NOT MESS WITH ISRAEL !!!!

  38. The dirty dogs and probably obama… the idiot of all times! will probably go along with it

  39. David Bryan says:

    Dear lebanon, kiss my ass

  40. Jay Grosflam says:

    So much stupidity on one page.

  41. Tony Zreik says:

    Goodluck with that!!

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