(BEIRUT, LEBANON 3:40 PM) International analysts are cited saying that the unusual coming together and unity among Lebanon’s 18 diverse religious and ethnic groups are a direct result of Saudi Arabia’s meddling in internal Lebanese politics.
“We see an outbreak of unity in Lebanon for their PM because they saw the attitude of Saudi Arabia as humiliating for Lebanon. It’s interesting that we’ve seen this unity against Saudi — Saudi probably outplayed its hand in this conflict.”
Saudi Arabia’s efforts are a part of its campaign to stifle Hezbollah influence in the region especially Syria, Iraq & Yemen, but as analysts conclude; Saudi Arabia’s actions and strategies are getting more and more irrational as their miscalculations add up and force their hand on issue after issue.
“We’re seeing a series of miscalculations … We tend to think that Saudi Arabia has become an irrational actor in the Middle East,” Dauba-Pantanacce told CNBC Thursday.
“I say this because every single foreign venture they (Saudi Arabia) try has reached the opposite result that they wanted. In Yemen, in Qatar, and now in Lebanon,”