Skip to comments.Syria says fully backs Hizbollah against Israel
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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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.
Youv'e hit the nail on the head brother.
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.
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.
Syria can fully die with them then..
"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...
Arab resistance? Hah? Wha? Who?
This President Asswad guy makes no sense.
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.
Guess he's craving another Bakka Valley turkey shoot.
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.
They've always fully backed them -- no secret there. But to openly admit it is an invitation for disaster (for Syria).
Agree completely. ...and I think that's where this is all headed. Lebanon will be cleansed of Hezbollah and all other Syrian presence.
"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 factorseconomic, ideological, technicalbut 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.
First heard this on the radio, and honestly thought it was a misquote.
If true, then the war will go regional.
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.
Looks like the Pope does too.
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.
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.
What about Iran in these circumstances? After all, Hesbollah is the Iranian client first and foremost... Would that crazy Amajin[whatshisname] stand still?
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.
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.
This won't be a "winning their hearts and minds" campaign this time, thats for sure.
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.
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?
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.
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.
or longer, true. I agree: the time to end this nonsense is now - while it can be done rather unilaterally.
So far, Iran and Syria are only yakking.
I haven't lost a moment's sleep over this yet.
We'll see, though.
Bye bye Syria. Soon we'll know what you did with the weapons you hid for Saddam.
That's like saying that the US fully backs the USMC. It is an arm of their military, funded by Iran and jointly controlled.
he couldn't take the heat from the IDF>>>>HAH!
The five day forecast in Damascus is three days!