In a message relayed by Aljazeera, mass murderer Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Lebanese to reject UNSC 1701 and "other resolutions that humiliate Muslims." The Egyptian born terrorist said this resolution "acknowledges the presence of the Hebrew state and isolate the Mujahideen in Palestine and separate them from Muslims in Lebanon." He described UNIFIL as "forces hostile to Islam" and called on Lebanese to "not surrender to Western pressure" and to organize a popular Jihadist war on Israel and the west.
ودعا ايضا الظواهري اللبنانيين الى رفض القرار 1701 الصادر عن مجلس الامن الدولي في شريط فيديو عرضت مقتطفات منه محطة الجزيرة الفضائية القطرية اليوم. وقال الظواهري ان "المصيبة الكبرى في القرار 1701 وامثاله من قرارات الاذلال للمسلمين انه يقر بوجود الدولة العبرية وبعزل المجاهدين في فلسطين وفصلهم عن المسلمين في لبنان ويرسخ هذا الانفصال بقوات دولية معادية للاسلام ويؤكد على تجريم الجهاد ضد الدولة اليهودية وحقها في ضرب المجاهدين، وللاسف فان كل من يوافق على هذا القرار يقر بكل هذه الكوارث".
واكدت الجزيرة ان الظواهري دعا اللبنانيين الى "رفض القرار" و"الا يستسلموا امام ضغوط الغربية" وان ينظموا "حربا جهادية شعبية ضد الاسرائيليين والغرب.
Zawahiri said the Gulf states and Israel will be the next targets, and advised "the west" to enhance their defenses in those two locations and to stop wasting their time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Zawahiri did not mention whether he will target international troops in Lebanon. According to the Kuwaiti paper al-Seyassah, however, that task is left to Bashar Assad.
Al-Seyassah on Sunday (10 September) quoted Druze sources close to the Assad regime as saying that the Syrian military intelligence's Lebanon branch is training Jihadist fighters from Syria, Jordan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia to carry out terrorist operations against UNIFIL, and to "create military confrontations between Sunnis and Shias in Lebanon as in Iraq".
The paper said that the Assad regime has established a close relationship with several Sunni Islamists organizations in Lebanon close to Bin Laden, and that "their primary mission has been over the past three years to train fighters and send them to Iraq via Syria."
The former head of Syrian intelligence in Lebanon, Rustom Ghazale, is heading these efforts. According to al-Seyassah, Lebanese security sources didn't put it past the Assad regime to resort to blowing up UNIFIL targets, especially after Assad's repeated "warnings" of al-Qaeda operatives sneaking into Lebanon.
Al-Seyassah had published a report on Saturday claiming that France threatened to use force against Syria should its forces be subject to terrorist attacks.
Finally, the paper disturbingly reported that UNIFIL is worried that all major Lebanese security agencies, including airport security, the army, the internal security forces and intelligence agencies have not changed since the Syrian era. The Siniora government has not been able to change a single person, and these agencies are still infiltrated by Syrian intelligence, Hizbullah and Nabih Berri's Amal, who have facilitated the transfer of money and weapons to Hizbullah through the Lebanese ports and airports. Syrian intelligence, the paper reports citing Lebanese security sources, still receives passenger manifest information of all flights departing from and arriving at the Beirut international airport. Interior minister Ahmad Fatfat is quoted as acknowledging that his ministry is still "unable to create a unified security apparatus, especially for the airport."