Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lebanese Israel-Hating Hezbollah Terrorists in Syria Fighting With Assad

Nadene Goldfoot
Today's headline in the Oregonian of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, saying he will fight for Syria's Assad,  is reminiscent of what I wrote in 2008.  This group of terrorists promises to fight for President Bashar Assad in his bloody civil war.  Their warning is that if Damascus falls, the extremists will plunge the Middle East into a "dark place."  I think it's already in that dark place and the extremists are plentiful, coming in all sorts of names such as rebels and Hezbollah.  They say they are fighting against Islamic radicals who pose a danger to Lebanon.  If this is so, what on earth do they think that they are if not the same? 80,000 Syrian citizens have already been killed in this civil war of 2 years.

They are guarding the areas along the Lebanese border and promises that they will turn the tide of the conflict in Assad's favor.

The Syrian government troops are backed by Hezbollah and have been fighting in Qusair.  These are Lebanese Shiite groups that are fighting with Assad.  They shelled this town in trying to make the rebels leave.  Saturday 30 people, of which 27 were the rebels, were killed and dozens were wounded in this town which has strategic importance for both groups.

Hezbollah's main goal is to eliminate Israel.  "Hezbollah's 1985 manifesto listed its four main goals as "Israel's final departure from Lebanon as a prelude to its final obliteration", ending "any imperialist power in Lebanon", submission of the Phalangists to "just rule" and bringing them to trial for their crimes, and giving the people the chance to choose "with full freedom the system of government they want", while not hiding its commitment to the rule of Islam.  Hezbollah leaders have also made numerous statements calling for the destruction of the state of Israel, which they refer to as the "Zionist entity". Hezbollah is financed by Syria and Iran.

Palestinian terrorists had been camped in Lebanon that had been shelling northern Israel.  I was in Safed during the 1982 Lebanon War when Sharon let Major Hadad go in to fight the terrorists.  They didn't exactly fight against them.  Evidently it turned out to be much worse, like a slaughter.  Both Hadad and Sharon were in a lot of  trouble for that.  In defense, it wasn't Hadad or Sharon who started the problem.  Northern Israel had been shelled constantly and people were living in the bomb shelters.  The terrorists'  own aggression put them in harm's way.

Oregonian newspaper 5/27/13 page A11.

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