Syria says will support Lebanon, Hezbollah against Israel

If Syria does decide to jump in the mix, we could be seeing the final days of the Assad regime.  

Syria will support Hezbollah and Lebanon against Israel’s attacks on the country, the ruling Baath Party said on Friday.

“The Syrian people are ready to extend full support to the Lebanese people and their heroic resistance to remain steadfast and confront the barbaric Israeli aggression and its crimes,” said a communique from the party’s national command issued after a meeting.

It said Israel and the United States “are trying to wipe out Arab resistance in every land under occupation” and that President Bashar Assad was aware of the seriousness of the situation in the region.

The national command is the highest echelon of the Baath Party, which has been in power since 1963.

Assad, who is shaped by his late father’s lifetime of struggle with Israel, was not at the meeting.

Interesting that likely one of the most important statements to come from Syria since he assumed the presidency following his fathers death, and he was not present. There have been speculation of coup attempts in the past but nothing recent that I am aware of.

He has resisted Israeli and American pressure to abandon support for Hezbollah. The guerilla group’s capture of two Israel Defense Forces soldiers and barrage of rocket attacks incited major Israeli military action against Lebanese targets for the first time since it withdrew from south Lebanon in 2000 after a 22-year occupation.

Assad’s and Hizbullah’s ally and likely ringleader in all this, Ianian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday “The Zionist regime does not dare to cast a look with bad intentions at Iran,”

Remember on Wednesday, Iran’s top national security official Ali Larijani had met “Palestinian movement leaders who are against the peace process”, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) and told them they would have the Islamic republic’s “decisive support”.

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  1. maria

    well done israel!

  2. Thank you for your comment Maria.

  3. Joseph

    @Maria,@Darell….

    Thanks Israel for taking the lives of 350 civilians out of which 100 were children. Thanks Israel for making 500000 people homeless, of a country north of you. Thanks for making Abdullah a nine year old kid limbless…thanks for making his mother widow.

  4. Joseph;

    I guess that when it is just Israelis who suffer the casualties it is perfectly ok with you right? As far as the injuries that the people of Lebanon have suffered you should be sending your thank you notes to Nasrallah and his puppet masters in Damascus and Tehran.

    Have a nice day

    Darrell

  5. Tantheblackhearted

    Joseph:

    Who attacked whom here?

    This nonsense is laughable..Israel strikes back and you call foul.

    Unfortunately, those empowered in the ME hide among the innocent.

    It’s disgusting really. But don’t blame Israel for fighting back.

  6. cjd

    Shimon Perez attributes the high collateral damage in Lebanon to Hezbollah keeping weapons in homes. No kidding! If the U. S. would give Hezbollah the same help as it gives Israel, Hezbollah could build decent bases to keep it weapons. Israel fighting Hezbollah is akin to cowboys fighting Indians. As Hezbollah has no air force, it may be more like a turkey shoot.

  7. Sorry Cjd… The US is not in the practice of arming terrorist groups… we leave that to Iran and Syria.

  8. Moe

    The fact that israel wants to defend itself is acceptable, the fact that they are trying to stop an armed malitia is exceptable, Whats Not acceptable is the way they are doing it.

    We all know israels Army/Airforce is amongst the best in the World, Tactical strikes should have been implemented with surgical precision to minimise civilian casualties which should be a walk in the park for them.

  9. Moe;

    The fact that the terrorists hide behind civillians is what is unacceptable. If Israel wanted nothing more than to inflict casualties on Lebanese population they could have done far worse. and the casualty figures would be far higher.

    Have a nice day

  10. chris

    I can’t see how you can make it ok to kill children. to try and justify it makes those that do seem heartless and foolish. I am losing sympathy for Israel’s position the more I read. Put simply you guys are saying sure we fired the rockets, but Hezbollah must take the blame, oh yes and the children for being on the receiving end. Please think what you are saying.

  11. Chris:

    I never said it is ok to kill children, but in war people do die. It isn’t pretty but it is a fact of life. When Rocket launchers that are used to kill Israeli children are placed in residential areas, those residential areas instantly become valid targets. When Ammunition stores are placed in basements of schools, and Mosques those buildings instantly become military instilations and valid targets. You should be outraged at the innocent casualties on both sides of this conflict. Remember One side ignores military targets, and instead launches its attacks against exposed civillian population centers. Case in point: Remember the Israeli Armor that was assembling for days just accross the Lebanesse border? How Many Rocket attacks were launched against them? the answer is ZERO… Instead Hizbollah CHOSE to target population centers, hoping to inflict more casualties against softer targets. Hizbollah chose to target civillians, and uses civillians as human shields. The outrage you feel about the civillian deaths needs to be focused directly on Hizbollah.

    Have a nice day

    Darrell




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