Sunday, August 06, 2006

Syria and Iran: Bring it on, Israel!

[A must watch video: George Galloway on Sky]

The Syrian Foreign Minister today was emboldened enough to say:"Syria is ready for the possibility of a regional war if the Israeli aggression continues...[and] as Syria's foreign minister I hope to be a soldier in the resistance.''

From the beginning, the war on Lebanon was a losing battle. The more Israel kills Lebanese civilians and destroys Lebanon's infrastructure the stronger Hezbollah becomes.

The only way to have hurt Hezbollah and Iran is to have focused on Syria and its weak regime. But now it is too late.

With a change of regime in Syria, attacks in Iraq would stopped so would weapons to Hezbollah. The Syrian opposition made it clear that fighting Israel is not its intention and I wonder why the Israelis did not see this option.

Ariel Sharon understood that. He was the one who sent planes to bomb Palestinian bases in Syria. He scared them.

Lebanon is and was always a trap for Israel. Ehud Olmert and his army of hotheads and criminals did not see that and they fell right into it.

It would have been simple, Israel hits the Syrian military and regime aparatus and the opposition takes over in no time. Iran would not have intervened and if it did than it would have been threatened with deadly force.

At the same time, Israel makes peace with the Palestinian moderates and things would have come to an end.

But today, Israel looks very weak and the Syrians know it.


Blogger JoseyWales said...

Here's still hoping they do hit Syria and "martyr" Walid-el-7mar, since he seems so eager.

06 August, 2006 23:37  
Anonymous gee said...

Hahaha, Israel is weak :))))
Israel is interested in Syrian regime to stay. And at the same time Israel is interested in removing Hezbollah. So far so good.

06 August, 2006 23:53  
Blogger Joel said...

Look, if Syria wants to call Israel "weak" and stop fighting to the last Lebanese, that's fine.

Just because it's more difficult for Israel to elimiate Hezbollards in their ratholes while trying to avoid civilian casualties than it would be to turn the Syrian army and airforce into flaming wreckage again doesn't really reassure the Syrians; if it did, they'd have tried to roll into Lebanon, again.

07 August, 2006 00:03  
Blogger Carmel said...

I'm really afraid of this Syrian arrogance, the last thing we need is a men's penis competition. since i know for a fact "ours is much longer" I'm afraid we won't be able to keep it in our pants anymore.

Israel is everything but weak. i mourn it's unleashed strength that was built for years on the expense of everything else i value. Syrian army *is* weak and easy to handle unlike guerrilla fighters. i wish to God they're a barking dog that wont' dare to bite into this WW3 scenario. i can't see more death from any side.

07 August, 2006 01:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kol calb bidi yomo

07 August, 2006 01:23  
Anonymous Outraged! said...

Carmen, are you confirming that the Israeli government does not a brain have? they actually think thru their penis? Yours might be longer, but it is definitely proving to be impotent. What will you do once the US cuts the Viagra?

07 August, 2006 02:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Outraged!
Welldone, and well said. I always thought they don't have much of brain. They are too easy to scare. JUST Looke at them! they die just cuz of being scared. cut the viagra. lool

07 August, 2006 04:07  
Blogger TheBottomLine said...

Syria is full of air. There army is weak and they know it. The Israeli army will run them over like Bo Jackson ran over Brian Bosworth on the goal line.

07 August, 2006 05:52  
Anonymous DOtheRIGHTthing said...


as an israeli abroad, I can't really agree that israel looks weak. esp. when we know it has been using kidsglove so far.

however, couldnt agree more with you on the Syrian issues.

we should have fiercely responded to Hezbollah, and unfortunately trying to shut down lebanese connections to Syria and iran (read airport and roads), but before hitting any target in Beirut, we should have bombed the syrian military and govt to try and force a regime change nad cut out hezbollah from the territorial proximity with syria.

lebanon is very sadly a casualty in a war it did not ask for, but could have try to prevent it.

and while i dont think israel is weaker, apparently we found what hezbollah's true secret and surprising weapon is - the int'l media.

israel seems weaker because that's the way the media paints it. i know, i see it.

i do think militarily, hezbollah will think twice before starting something up again.

the biggest danger we all face - both in israel and in lebanon (and i daresay in the west) is granting a resolution and a cease-fire agreement that could in anyway be positive for hezbollah.

now is the time for the lebanese to do what should have been done long ago. now is the time where a civil war wont erupt in the country if you disarm hezbollah and take control of the country. now is the time for you to definitively root syria out. the lebanese people and their leaders need courage more than ever before.

support through demonstrations and in diplomatic hallways (if not possible officially) a resolution that demand hezbollah be disarmed and an int'l force that can hel your army take control of the south.

support a resolution nthat calls iran and syria to stop meddling in lebanese affairs.

do not insist on a ridiculous dispute over the sheba farms which the whole world sees as a syrian pretext to have kept lebanon "at war" with israel and sided with syria, and which served as hezbollah's pretext. even if we give it to lebanon (and i dont think most israelis would care, actually), i guarantee you hezbollah will find some other pretext to keep fighting a war with israel.

now is the time. let's all do the right thing.

i am 100000% sure if this happens israel will retreat back to its borders, and even help if the lebanese allow it with humanitarian efforts to rebuild the country.

differently, than most people might think, we have nothing most respect for the ordinary lebanese. what we don't much care for is having a bunch of fanatics on our doorsteps that fire rockets and kidnaps our soldiers, and hope to annihilate us as a people and a country.

Salam to all of us. I think we all deserve it.


07 August, 2006 07:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a good article on the I-won-culture by Hizballah.,7340,L-3287220,00.html

07 August, 2006 07:35  
Blogger Carmel said...

guys, you're watching too much television or else i dunno what looks so weak to you. Israel is clearly loosing the media war since it's not as concerned about it as it is in the field and unfortunately there lies what really matters. guerrilla cannot be defeated by armies, everyone is "weak" in that aspect, even uncle Viagra (loved that one, outraged).

Israeli men and Arab men share the same faults and it seems nobody's doing any thinking in this misfortune corner of the world.
maybe instead of celebrating that mutual stupidity, we all could take advantage of this amazing technology that enables us to communicate in those absurd conditions and show some ability to think who are we going to be after this ends. how we'll rebuilt all of this and how will we communicate even though we barely trust each other so this won't repeat itself. how about that, guys?

07 August, 2006 15:06  
Blogger PeaceMan said...

What does the Arabic word jihad mean?

One answer came last week, when Saddam Hussein had his Islamic leaders appeal to Muslims worldwide to join his jihad to defeat the "wicked Americans" should they attack Iraq; then he himself threatened the United States with jihad.

As this suggests, jihad is "holy war." Or, more precisely: It means the legal, compulsory, communal effort to expand the territories ruled by Muslims at the expense of territories ruled by non-Muslims.

The purpose of jihad, in other words, is not directly to spread the Islamic faith but to extend sovereign Muslim power (faith, of course, often follows the flag). Jihad is thus unabashedly offensive in nature, with the eventual goal of achieving Muslim dominion over the entire globe.

Jihad did have two variant meanings through the centuries, one more radical, one less so. The first holds that Muslims who interpret their faith differently are infidels and therefore legitimate targets of jihad. (This is why Algerians, Egyptians and Afghans have found themselves, like Americans and Israelis, so often the victims of jihadist aggression.) The second meaning, associated with mystics, rejects the legal definition of jihad as armed conflict and tells Muslims to withdraw from the worldly concerns to achieve spiritual depth.

Jihad in the sense of territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life. That's how Muslims came to rule much of the Arabian Peninsula by the time of the Prophet Muhammad's death in 632. It's how, a century later, Muslims had conquered a region from Afghanistan to Spain. Subsequently, jihad spurred and justified Muslim conquests of such territories as India, Sudan, Anatolia, and the Balkans.

Today, jihad is the world's foremost source of terrorism, inspiring a worldwide campaign of violence by self-proclaimed jihadist groups:

The International Islamic Front for the Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders: Osama bin Laden's organization;
Laskar Jihad: responsible for the murder of more than 10,000 Christians in Indonesia;
Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami: a leading cause of violence in Kashmir;
Palestinian Islamic Jihad: the most vicious anti-Israel terrorist group of them all;
Egyptian Islamic Jihad: killed Anwar El-Sadat in 1981, many others since, and
Yemeni Islamic Jihad: killed three American missionaries on Monday.
But jihad's most ghastly present reality is in Sudan, where until recently the ruling party bore the slogan "Jihad, Victory and Martyrdom." For two decades, under government auspices, jihadists there have physically attacked non-Muslims, looted their belongings and killed their males.

Jihadists then enslaved tens of thousands of females and children, forced them to convert to Islam, sent them on forced marches, beat them and set them to hard labor. The women and older girls also suffered ritual gang-rape, genital mutilation and a life of sexual servitude.

Sudan's state-sponsored jihad has caused about 2 million deaths and the displacement of another 4 million - making it the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our era.

07 August, 2006 15:42  
Blogger mikealpha said...

Hezballah is fighting to the death in southern Lebanon , their troops aren't being resupplied or redeployed. So they'll all be killed. It took the US marines more than a month to kill almost every Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima,which is 5 by 2 miles, the last surviving Japanese retreated into the sea still firing at the end. Hezb'allah can't fight as well as the Japanese did primarilly because they are being deployed and expended for public relations, not military, objectives. My guess is that only once the area south of the Litani is free of hezballeem and the bekka is in play will Israel consider taking on targets within Syria.

The Syrian army is 30 year old undermaintained junk. Aside from intimidating Lebanese and slaughtering their own citizens they havent seen action since their last rout decades ago. They can't stop Israel from buzzing their presidential palace at will. They might last a day and know it. I suspect they will avoid a fight as best they can, even if targets within Syria close to the border get hit.

07 August, 2006 16:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07 August, 2006 18:22  
Blogger Carmel said...

actually, if you ask the Sufi people, which is the Islam mysticism, they'll tell you Jihad should only happen in the soul level, it's an inner struggle. Kabala, Jewish mysticism thinks the same of this promised land, that it is actually a metaphor for the soul occupying the body etc.

now look what people have done because they're taking things literally. the real truths of this world shouldn't be left coded, it's destructive.

07 August, 2006 23:59  
Blogger Fares said...

Israel, a Peace Loving Nation???

08 August, 2006 02:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It's hard to type with 2 hands and hold a gun. Try it. :D That's why I've never taken to cybersex. You can't masturbate and type at the same time, either! Well, at least I can't.

Maybe that's the answer! Get all the Jihadis to wage their Jihad on the Internet instead of in person! Make 'em type instead of shooting!

Whaddaya think? Will it work?

Duchess Of Austin

08 August, 2006 02:43  
Blogger PeaceMan said...

Hizballah's propaganda arm falls on hard times. "Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance," from Reuters:

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.

08 August, 2006 03:24  
Blogger M. Simon said...

A look at the future

Tactics, Strategy, Grand Strategy

The coming fall of the Syrian regime at: Syria Has a Problem. Its days are numbered. Sixty to ninety days. Possibly less.

08 August, 2006 09:31  
Blogger Fearless said...

Bernard aykal in Al Sharq Al Awsat:


So what of Hezbollah's psychological victory and is it merely illusory? The experience of much more powerful nations than the Arab ones, like Germany and Japan, indicate that this “victory” will amount to nothing stronger than a spider’s web. The only real victory for any people in the modern world is to educate themselves and to compete with other nations not on the field of battle but in the spheres of industry, ideas and innovation. We must ask ourselves how many of the most brilliant and accomplished Arab minds will leave Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East to work in the West as a result of this conflict? With each emigrant, the Arab and Muslim worlds are losing a battle to the West. And the legacy for the Arabs and Muslims will be destruction and heart-rending loss of innocent life.

08 August, 2006 13:48  
Blogger Fearless said...

Hizbullah captive, who participated in the kidnapping, tell how he was trained in Iran.

08 August, 2006 15:14  
Blogger Fearless said...

The French-Hezbollah Connection
Olivier Guitta
The Weekly Standard

FRANCE HAS A LONG HISTORY in Lebanon, a country it administered under a League of Nations mandate from 1920 to 1943 and whose elite is bilingual in French and Arabic. France also has a history with Hezbollah, going back to the group’s beginnings more than twenty years ago.
In order to appreciate why French president Jacques Chirac is so far hanging tough for the disarming of Hezbollah in the present crisis, it is useful to cast a backward glance. For those 241 U.S. servicemen blown up in their barracks by Hezbollah on October 23, 1983, were not the only Western soldiers to die in Beirut at the hands of the Islamists that day.

A good place to begin the story is 1978, when France contributed troops to UNIFIL, a United Nations force created to monitor the Lebanese-Israeli border. After a long series of Palestinian cross-border raids killing Israelis, the Israeli army had crossed into Lebanon and pushed the Palestine Liberation Organization north of the Litani River. UNIFIL’s job was to police the peace. The peace didn’t last. In 1982, after another Israeli incursion, some 800 French troops joined an equal number of U.S. Marines and 400 Italian troops to supervise the evacuation of the PLO from Lebanon and serve, once again, as peacekeepers. The same year, Hezbollah was born.

This new Shiite force created and funded by Iran lost no time in targeting the French in Lebanon. First came a rocket attack on soldiers in April 1983 ; then in August, the hijacking of an Air France jet in Tehran. The hijackers, who belonged to a closely allied pro-Iranian terrorist group, Islamic Amal, demanded France’s withdrawal from Lebanon, an end to French military aid to Iraq (then at war with Iran), and the liberation of Lebanese prisoners from French jails.

The mastermind of this operation was Hussein Moussaoui, who, for his next trick, attacked the U.S. and French barracks in Beirut, killing not only those 241 U.S. servicemen but also 58 French soldiers. Two weeks later, the DGSE (the French equivalent to the CIA) learned that the Iranian embassy in Beirut had ordered the murder of Gilles Vidal, number two at the French embassy. The DGSE attempted a preemptive strike. They packed 500 kilos of explosives in a French military jeep marked with the Red Cross emblem and parked it next to the Iranian embassy. The trigger failed, so the French agents tried to ignite the explosives with bazooka shots, but this also failed. The Iranians discovered the jeep and with it proof of French responsibility.

The next day, Tehran pointed the finger at France. An influential member of the Iranian parliament, Hojatoleslam Mohammed Ali Mohavedi Kermani, addressing that body, taunted : "The French people are so scared that they could not find anyone ready to martyr himself with their rigged Jeep operation against the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Only the agents of Hezbollah are capable of doing such things."

It was war. In retaliation for the barracks attack, France bombed the Islamic Amal and Hezbollah camp in Baalbek. The success of this operation is still debated. While some insist no terrorists were killed, a secret report to President François Mitterrand (subsequently made public) listed more than 20 Lebanese Shiite militants dead (39 according to Lebanese forces), along with 12 Iranian "advisers." The Ayatollah Khomeini denounced France as a "terrorist state."

Iran’s revenge was not slow in coming. Hezbollah bombed the French embassy in Kuwait on December 12, then killed ten French soldiers in Lebanon.

On December 21, after a bloody truck bomb attack on a French position, the Islamic Jihad (another name for Hezbollah) claimed responsibility and gave France ten days to leave Lebanon or suffer reprisals. On the 23rd, Paris expelled six Iranian "diplomats" suspected of terrorist ties. And on December 31, Islamic Jihad made good on its threat by bombing simultaneously the Marseilles train station and the high speed Paris- Marseilles train, killing four.

In 1984, to Hezbollah’s great satisfaction, French troops left Lebanon for good. Nevertheless, Iran again ordered Hezbollah to target France, mostly because of French support for Saddam Hussein. Between March 1985 and January 1987, Hezbollah took 16 French citizens hostage in Lebanon, most of them journalists and diplomats. Some remained in captivity for as long as three years, and one was murdered.

Boasting of Iran’s sponsorship of these activities, Sheikh Fadlallah, "spiritual" leader of Hezbollah, was quoted in the French daily Libération as saying : "France is standing in front of a locked vault. There are three keys. The smallest is the Lebanese one. So even if I were holding your countrymen, I could not free them by myself. My little key is not enough. The Syrian key is larger. But it is not enough, either. You need to get the third key, that of Iran."

In addition to kidnappings, Iran, working through Hezbollah, orchestrated a terror campaign in the streets of France between December 1985 and September 1986 that killed 13 and injured hundreds. Alain Marsaud, head of the French counterterrorism unit, summed up the purpose of the campaign this way : "Iran, the sponsor of the attacks, used a Lebanon-based Hezbollah network plus a Maghrebi logistics cell to convince France to change its foreign policy."

In fact, the Tunisian mastermind of the 1986 attacks, Fouad Ali Saleh, was close to many of Hezbollah’s top leaders. He had spent three years studying in Qom, Iran, under Ayatollah Khomeini. Upon his arrest, Saleh stated : "Islam’s stronghold is Iran. Your country, helping Iraq fight Iran, is an enemy. . . . Our main goal is to bring France back to reason by violent actions."

The DST, the French equivalent of the FBI, noted in its final report to Prime Minister Chirac : "Nothing could have been decided without the blessing of either Iranian parliament president Rafsanjani or Ayatollah Montazeri."

The 1990s were comparatively uneventful, but in February 2000, left-wing prime minister Lionel Jospin described Hezbollah as a "terrorist" group during a press conference in Israel. The French foreign minister, Hubert Védrine, traveling with Jospin, whispered to him : "You went a little too far there !" Whereupon President Chirac angrily reminded Jospin that the president shapes France’s foreign policy, not the prime minister. Obviously, Chirac, remembering the bombings and kidnappings of the 1980s, did not want to provoke Hezbollah. Which is why, despite Hezbollah’s blood-soaked pedigree, Chirac invited Hassan Nasrallah, the group’s secretary general, to attend the Francophone Summit in Beirut in October 2002.

But on December 17, 2003, Chirac’s semi-good relationship with Hezbollah came crashing down. By supporting the ban on the hijab—the headscarf worn by some Muslim women—in France’s public schools, Chirac incurred the wrath of Sheikh Fadlallah. In a letter to Chirac, Fadlallah threatened "likely complications" if the ban were passed, which it was in 2004.

In recent years, there has been some equivocation in French policy towards Hezbollah. Thus, in May 2004, the French ambassador to the United States, Jean-David Levitte, called Hezbollah mostly a "social" organization. Furthermore, Levitte argued that there was no reason to put the group on the European Union’s terrorist list.

Nevertheless, in August 2004, France and the United States cosponsored U.N. Resolution 1559 calling for the removal of Syrian troops from Lebanon and the disarming of militias including Hezbollah, although the French initially hedged on the second point, stressing that Hezbollah could be disarmed only by the Lebanese authorities.

And at home, France took some unilateral actions against Hezbollah. Notably, in December 2004, France banned Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s virulently anti-Semitic and propagandistic television channel, though it did so only under tremendous pressure from outraged French politicians and members of the public. The hate speech common on Al-Manar could no longer be ignored in light of the tough French laws on anti-Semitism. The real tipping point in French policy, though, was the murder on February 14, 2005, of Rafik Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon and a close friend of Jacques Chirac.

France reacted by adopting a tougher stand towards Hezbollah. On August 29, Chirac, addressing French ambassadors, stated that every aspect of Resolution 1559 must be enforced, and Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy reiterated this a few days later in an interview with the newspaper Asharq Al Awsat. Minister of European Affairs Catherine Colonna went so far as to condemn Hezbollah’s "illegal and violent actions" against Israel.

Only on the matter of putting Hezbollah on the E.U.’s list of terrorist organizations has France continued to drag its feet. Hezbollah is a political party, say the French, and to declare it a terrorist organization could destabilize Lebanon. Yet France is edging toward linking the T-word with Hezbollah. Gérard Araud, French ambassador to Israel, declared on September 27 that France wants to give Hezbollah "a share in the democratic process and to understand that in this democratic process there’s no place for weapons and for terrorism." He went on to say that putting Hezbollah on the terrorist list would change nothing but would play into the hands of the Arab world, which would see in this action "an American-Zionist plot." France "does not want to give them that pleasure."

Then last year, Iran threatened to reactivate its deadly proxy, Hezbollah, if France were to take a harsher stance against it at the U.N. Security Council. This may explain why President Chirac delivered a speech on terrorism on January 19, 2006, in which he declared that in case of a terrorist attack against French allies (most likely the Gulf monarchies) and/or national interests (including oil facilities), the French response might be nuclear. The message was clearly intended for Iran—and Hezbollah.

Since the current fighting in Lebanon began on July 12, after Hezbollah fighters killed eight Israeli soldiers and abducted two more, France’s reactions have been a mixed bag. While Chirac has criticized Israel for using "disproportionate force," he has also said there is "no other long-term solution" than to disarm Hezbollah "as soon as possible."

While visiting Haifa on July 23, Foreign Minister Douste-Blazy had to take cover from Hezbollah-launched Katyusha rockets, an event that may have reinforced France’s resolve. Said Douste-Blazy, "The first condition for a cease-fire is of course the disarming of Hezbollah." The war of words continues. Now let’s see what France does.

08 August, 2006 16:11  
Blogger FreeCyprus said...

Breaking news:

Hizbollah fighter tells Israel he trained in Iran

fact or fiction?

-- FreeCyprus
Hellenic Reporter

08 August, 2006 20:50  
Anonymous D.S. Israel said...

Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Siniora fought back tears yesterday – and we alas, couldn't find the tissue to wipe them away. In fact we have no intention of looking for such a tissue.

Instead of weeping in front of representatives donned in suits and ties, Mr Siniora ought to search and find Hassan Nasrallah in his hiding place in the Lebanese capital, and show him the way out of the land of the cedars; otherwise Nasrallah will bring about the demise of Siniora's country.

09 August, 2006 13:24  
Anonymous outsider said...

Fearless: interesting article.

I had forgotten the Marseilles bombing, and all the issues with the Iranian embassies. What is even more interesting is France's approach, about a million miles away from the "shock and awe" that passes as int'l relations these days. Despite the very deep reasons for despising both Iran and Ha, France and Russia are keeping the communication lines open. It would on the face of it seem like a more pro-active approach than simply waiting for something to happen.

Let's cross our fingers on that one. I'd also welcome the participation of Jordan in some sort of regional discussion regarding the Palestine.

09 August, 2006 18:34  
Blogger FreeCyprus said...

I fear you are right. At first I thought perhaps Hizbullah had miscalculated but now it seems that Israel may have entered a trap. The goal is to neutralize Hizbullah as a threat but the katyushas keep falling on Israel, despite all the damage the IDF has caused in Lebanon

10 August, 2006 14:04  
Blogger FreeCyprus said...

fearless, you have a lot to say on the current Israel-Hizbullah conflict. Why don't you start your own blog ?

10 August, 2006 14:06  
Blogger Toki said...

Link to this post or see it live on

آخر المناشير فوق العاصمة بيروت

10 August, 2006 14:41  
Blogger PeaceMan said...

From Brigitte Gabriel who grew up in Lebanon during the Civil War and lived in a bomb shelter as Hezbollah and the PLO lobbed Katsushas into her town, the last remaining Christian town in South Lebanon not taken over by the guerilla groups at the time. She now lives in the USA with her family.

Brigitte_Gabriel_Discusses_Lebanon - Israel and Hezbollah on CNN_07-19-06

10 August, 2006 17:44  
Blogger Fares said...

Israeli Arrogance and Bush latest Trick

Breaking the cycle of violence

11 August, 2006 05:59  
Anonymous nealpoems said...

To People of the Good Will in Lebanon.
Is it possible that You aren’t bored with Israel’s firings?! Why don’t You suppress the Hesbollah? After all, they had attacked first. We are bored with the bombardments, and we are bored to stay on Your territory. Let’s make united efforts to get rid of the Hesbollah! Let’s stop to be afraid of one another! Why, it’s clear that the war is profitable for the politicians only. They are sitting in their armchairs, they are not bombed. May Nasrallah and Olmert with their families come out for the duel! And we’ll look at them – we and You.

12 August, 2006 01:53  
Blogger Phil said...

Nealpoems: We Americans will be happy to throw Bush in as well (we REALLY don't want him anyway). Anyone else want to ante-up with their political leaders? All they do is hurt us!

13 August, 2006 07:56  
Anonymous Delbarre said...

Tehran has meanwhile ordered Nasrallah to keep Israel engaged in combat for another 3 to 4 days. As a result of which he suddenly backed away from his pledges to France and the Siniora government Saturday to accept a ceasefire and a UNIFIL force in south Lebanon.

At five minutes notice, the thunderstruck Lebanese ministers called off their meeting to discuss the deployment of their forces in the south and the disarming of Hizballah.
August 13, 2006, 7:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Lebanese government postponed a meeting Sunday afternoon on disarming Hizballah. Nasrallah reversed his conditional consent to the UN ceasefire which included a veto on an arms embargo and Hizballah’s withdrawal from Lebanon.

Then, after the Israeli cabinet approved the UN ceasefire, he told the Siniora government the deal was off. Iran and Syria warned the Lebanese government not to let its troops and the 15,000-strong international force try and disarm Hizballah.

13 August, 2006 20:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supporters of Hezbollah in Lebanon today are confident of their victory. They have survived therefore they win. Israel killed hundreds of Lebanese and destroyed our infrastructure and still Hezbollah won. Hundred of thousands of refugees and Hezbollah supporters say that they are victorious.

If this is victory, what is defeat?

Maybe Hassan Nasrallah can explain to me what he meant when he said that if his fighters retreat it is not important because it is just a little bit of land and it is not precious enough to hold on to.

What are the Shebaa Farms then? A little bit of unpopulated land?

What are the 3 prisoners held in Israel compared to the hundreds of children that Israel killed?

Get out of Lebanon Hassan and take your ideology of death and hate with you. Take your supporters and your complexes and go to your beloved Islamic Republic of Iran.

Leave us, the people who actually believe in a country called Lebanon, alone. You are not part of us. Go live your Islamic battles somewhere else. Go to heaven and let us live in the pro-American hell in peace and prosperity like many other places in the Middle East and Asia.

13 August, 2006 20:36  

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