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Syria says fully backs Hizbollah against Israel
WaPo ^ | July 14, 2006 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Posted on 07/14/2006 6:50:24 PM PDT by holden

"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 communiqu¿ 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 al-Assad was aware of the seriousness of the situation in the region.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; hezbollah; israel; letthepwnagecommence; notagain; syria; usa
The Oracle of Damascus spoken in Isaiah 17:1 has been a long time coming.

HF

1 posted on 07/14/2006 6:50:26 PM PDT by holden
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To: holden

Middle East Live Thread



2 posted on 07/14/2006 6:51:04 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: holden
If this thread gets pulled, look for and post this and the link over here:
7/15: Middle East Live Thread.
3 posted on 07/14/2006 6:51:45 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: holden
Assad wouldn't have his people saying this unless he thought he could win. I wonder what other coutries are about to get in on this hit parade against Israel?

And I wonder what WMD Syria has lined up since there is ZERO change they would defeat Israel in a straight up conventional fight.

I think Iran and Egypt might jump in at the last minute.

4 posted on 07/14/2006 6:53:57 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If you're going to lie; do it well.)
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To: holden

Youv'e hit the nail on the head brother.


5 posted on 07/14/2006 6:59:09 PM PDT by diverteach
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To: Centurion2000

same crap from iran. they are just like a pack of dogs. one on one they'll run.

interestingly, as a pack, all of a sudden cowards Can have nuts.

thats the only way they might hang a lickin on Israel 5 or 6 on one.


6 posted on 07/14/2006 7:01:51 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: himno hero

7 posted on 07/14/2006 7:06:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: holden

israel wouldnt be kickin beirut and shelling lebanon if Syria/Irans agents were not there hiding behind the skirts of lebanon!

If the iranian/syrian intermeddling stopped, there would be no issue.


8 posted on 07/14/2006 7:07:12 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: holden

Syria can fully die with them then..


9 posted on 07/14/2006 7:09:50 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: holden
Sounds like an invitation for a can of whup ass to be opened up on Syria.

Go Jews!!

10 posted on 07/14/2006 7:16:28 PM PDT by CrawDaddyCA (Tancredo/Paul 2008)
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To: holden

"are trying to wipe out Arab resistance in every land under occupation"

Good grief, ok what about 9/11, Madrid bombing, London Bombing, and all the other crap they keep on trying to do. They have a very odd perspective on things...


11 posted on 07/14/2006 7:20:14 PM PDT by sasha123 (Where's Jack?)
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To: holden
It said Israel and the United States "are trying to wipe out Arab resistance in every land under occupation" and that President Bashar al-Assad was aware of the seriousness of the situation in the region.

Arab resistance? Hah? Wha? Who?

This President Asswad guy makes no sense.

12 posted on 07/14/2006 7:20:33 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: holden

Doesn't look to me like Syria is doing much supporting. They talk the talk but are too afraid to walk the walk. Israel would stomp the Syrians AGAIN if they jump into this.


13 posted on 07/14/2006 7:21:59 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: holden

Guess he's craving another Bakka Valley turkey shoot.


14 posted on 07/14/2006 7:22:34 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: sheik yerbouty
This is a grave tactical mistake for Syria. Bye-Bye Syria.
15 posted on 07/14/2006 7:23:21 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: rfreedom4u

Syria just wants to get back in control of Lebannon. Syria was running a major money laundering scheme with the Russian mob through Lebanese banks before they were kicked out. This was a major part of the Syrian economy and kept the leaders rolling in cash to prop up their dictatorship.
Plus Lebannon supplies Syria with the majority of their grown food and water.

No matter what happens in Lebannon, we cannot allow Syria to get their meat hooks back in there.
Even if it means putting US ground troops there. Syria musn't be allowed back in there. End of story.


16 posted on 07/14/2006 7:27:46 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: holden
Syria says fully backs Hizbollah against Israel

They've always fully backed them -- no secret there. But to openly admit it is an invitation for disaster (for Syria).

17 posted on 07/14/2006 7:30:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Agree completely. ...and I think that's where this is all headed. Lebanon will be cleansed of Hezbollah and all other Syrian presence.


18 posted on 07/14/2006 7:32:54 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: himno hero
thats the only way they might hang a lickin on Israel 5 or 6 on one.
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that entire region could attack Israel and they would still loose. They are terrified to death of any technological, organized, disciplined, army with armor, and air and naval support. Iraq stood for 3 weeks and toppled. In 1991 desert storm was more powerful than a hurricane Katrina. Even when two muslim countries fight each other....they both loose. They are the least disciplined, least intelligent, least unified, most disorganized, poorly equipped fighting force in the history of warfare. Israel needs to turn towards Syria, march through and don't stop till they destroy Iran, nukes, E-moms and muslim jihadists .
19 posted on 07/14/2006 7:41:06 PM PDT by photodawg
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To: photodawg

http://www.meforum.org/article/441

"Arabic-speaking armies have been generally ineffective in the modern era. Egyptian regular forces did poorly against Yemeni irregulars in the 1960s.1 Syrians could only impose their will in Lebanon during the mid-1970s by the use of overwhelming weaponry and numbers.2 Iraqis showed ineptness against an Iranian military ripped apart by revolutionary turmoil in the 1980s and could not win a three-decades-long war against the Kurds.3 The Arab military performance on both sides of the 1990 Kuwait war was mediocre.4 And the Arabs have done poorly in nearly all the military confrontations with Israel. Why this unimpressive record? There are many factors—economic, ideological, technical—but perhaps the most important has to do with culture and certain societal attributes which inhibit Arabs from producing an effective military force..."

Long article, but very very interesting and timely in the light of current events.


20 posted on 07/14/2006 7:57:27 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: holden; Allegra

First heard this on the radio, and honestly thought it was a misquote.

If true, then the war will go regional.


21 posted on 07/14/2006 8:00:44 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: neverdem; Tolik

ah, well... the liars and cowards are now strutting about spouting their true alleigiance in the light of day... time for the gloves to come off


22 posted on 07/14/2006 8:04:34 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: King Prout
ah, well... the liars and cowards are now strutting about spouting their true alleigiance in the light of day... time for the gloves to come off

I suppose it is better to lance this boil early rather than to let it fester. If this has to happen, better sooner than later. I would love to see this resolved once and for all.

23 posted on 07/14/2006 8:09:22 PM PDT by tortoise
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To: sasha123
" They have a very odd perspective on things..."

Looks like the Pope does too.

24 posted on 07/14/2006 8:14:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: Mr. Mojo

The world leaders are trying to act shocked that Israel came out with soo much force.

I know exactly what Israel is doing. This has been building up for a long, long time. Hezbollah is going to be cleared out of Southern Lebannon and the Bakka valley is going to cleared out as well. Israel is not going to end this anytime soon. All they are doing is cutting off Hezbollahs resupply routes and escape routes. Iran and Syria cannot fly in resupplies anymore. They will within the week start a huge ground campaign into southern Lebannnon. As soon as I read a couple days ago that Israel has called up all reserves to report for duty, I knew that a ground campaign in southern lebannon was going to happen and very soon.
Its going to get very ugly. But this is long overdue and Hezbollah is going to get exactly what is coming to them.

But Syria is going to be all talk about this. Even if Israel turns the bakaa valley into a smoking crater. Syria knows they will be completely ripped to pieces in a fight with the Israeli army.
Syria doesn't have many friends in the middle-east anymore. They royally pissed off the arabs by assainating Rafic Hariri. He was very close the leaders of Saudi Arabia. Quietly, the arabs want some major payback for that.


25 posted on 07/14/2006 8:15:14 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: tortoise

IMO, this *is* "later"
we in thew West have, for far too long, coerced Israel to fight under Marquis of Queensbury rules.
During the Cold War, this made some sense, but there's no excuse for the continuation of this policy after the fall of the USSR.


26 posted on 07/14/2006 8:29:34 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Syria knows they will be completely ripped to pieces in a fight with the Israeli army. Syria doesn't have many friends in the middle-east anymore.

What about Iran in these circumstances? After all, Hesbollah is the Iranian client first and foremost... Would that crazy Amajin[whatshisname] stand still?

27 posted on 07/14/2006 8:32:08 PM PDT by Neophyte (Nazis, Communists, Islamists... what the heck is the difference?)
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To: photodawg

perhaps it should be propositioned another way

ass kickin or ass lickin?

you compare iraq standing for three weeks. if i recollect, in 1967 they had a war wrapped up in 5 days. Today if they elect it could be a 9 minute war, and, using traditional techniques (if they got serious) 5 days again is not out of the question.

i agree , israel is the best capitalized and most organized.
they have done the wrong thing pushing Israel into a corner and they will pay. EVEN the saudis recognize this. AND yes, they should take it to those intermeddlers, syria and iran. They are todays root, worse yet, crying crocodile tears for lebanon.


28 posted on 07/14/2006 8:32:41 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Well if US troops are sent I just hope we take a lseeon from the Israelis and not try to be so "sensitive" and wind up with more casualties than neccessary.


29 posted on 07/14/2006 8:44:27 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: rfreedom4u

This won't be a "winning their hearts and minds" campaign this time, thats for sure.


30 posted on 07/14/2006 8:52:04 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I cant wait to hear the wailing that will be sounding from syria in the not too distant future.these people just dont get it,but they are about to.


31 posted on 07/14/2006 9:17:43 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: holden
For some reason, this: "Damascus will cease being a city. A ruinous heap." Seems appropriate to many threads.

5.56mm

32 posted on 07/14/2006 9:21:16 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Does wiping out Hezbollah mean they won't be able to attack the US when we hit Iran's centrifuge targets?

I'd heard threats from Iran about that. What percentage of Hezbollah could be wiped out in a war with Israel?

I seems like Iran's proxy is about to be neutered; is that correct?


33 posted on 07/14/2006 10:03:52 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Americans need to remember Osama's "strong horse" -"weak horse" analogy. Let's stop acting weak.)
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To: himno hero

Not going to happen, 5 to 1 or not, Israel will end up winning this in a military sense. But the politics could block a total victory again, and the pattern would then continue.


34 posted on 07/14/2006 10:07:48 PM PDT by veryconernedamerican
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To: King Prout
IMO, this *is* "later" we in thew West have, for far too long, coerced Israel to fight under Marquis of Queensbury rules.

There is nothing you have said here that I disagree with. It was more the observation that this could easily drag on another half century.

35 posted on 07/14/2006 10:29:33 PM PDT by tortoise
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To: tortoise
It was more the observation that this could easily drag on another half century.

or longer, true. I agree: the time to end this nonsense is now - while it can be done rather unilaterally.

36 posted on 07/14/2006 10:49:56 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: redgolum; holden
If true, then the war will go regional.

So far, Iran and Syria are only yakking.

I haven't lost a moment's sleep over this yet.

We'll see, though.

37 posted on 07/14/2006 11:00:36 PM PDT by Allegra (FReeping LIVE! from suddenly one of the safer places in the Middle East)
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To: holden

Bye bye Syria. Soon we'll know what you did with the weapons you hid for Saddam.


38 posted on 07/14/2006 11:53:45 PM PDT by greccogirl
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To: holden

That's like saying that the US fully backs the USMC. It is an arm of their military, funded by Iran and jointly controlled.


39 posted on 07/15/2006 12:36:45 AM PDT by Defiant (MSM are holding us hostage. Vote Dems into power, or they will let the terrorists win.)
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To: Allegra
According to the Captain's Quarters ....Assad is refusing to come out of his bunker so the Syriaian and Iranian powers met anyway to come up with this statement!

ROFL!!!

Syrian Power Structure Bypassing Assad?

40 posted on 07/15/2006 10:56:00 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: All

41 posted on 07/15/2006 10:57:50 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Diogenesis
Al-Ass and Kerry.......which one is the dummy figure?

Leni

42 posted on 07/15/2006 11:00:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Allegra
Again from CQ:

Nasrallah Bugging Out?

he couldn't take the heat from the IDF>>>>HAH!

43 posted on 07/15/2006 11:05:44 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: FreeRep

The five day forecast in Damascus is three days!


44 posted on 07/15/2006 5:10:30 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: MinuteGal

45 posted on 07/31/2006 7:46:35 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: MinuteGal

46 posted on 07/31/2006 7:47:56 PM PDT by Arcy
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