The leader of Lebanese Islamic Resistance group Hizbullah, Sheikh Hasan Nasrallah in a televised speech on April 30, 2013, predicted that USrael-sponsored Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat pro-Assad milirary.
Nasrallah warned the US and its Arab puppets that friends of the ‘Axis of Resistance’ would not shy-away from defending their ally in Damascus.
“Syria has real friends, in the region and the world, who will not let it fall in the hands of America, Israel, and Takfiri (Wahabi/Salafi) groups,” said Nasrallah.
Hizbullah is the only Arab militia which defeated the Jewish army in Summer 2006.
Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, a Lebanese academic and writer wrote the following two days ago.
When the same resistance that fought and defeated the Zionist enemy in 2006 becomes militarily engaged in Syria, this only confirms the fact that this is not a “revolution” against the Syrian “regime” but a war on the Syrian Arab Republic and the Resistance Axis of which it is part. This war is an extension of the July War, and it is no coincidence that it is backed by the same Arab and Western powers which backed Israel’s onslaught against Lebanon. Just as Hizbullah was accused of neglecting its resistance priority in May 2008 when it was dragged into clashes with Lebanese Sunnis, it is being similarly accused today of turning its guns against fellow Muslims. What many fail to understand however, is that as in 2008 when March 14 tried to dismantle Hizbullah’s telecom network and drag it into a civil war, the movement’s involvement in Syria today IS a defense of its resistance and not merely a defense of its Syrian ally.
Protecting Lebanese and Syrians in neighbouring villages, assisting the Syrian army in liberating areas occupied by takfiri jihadis which border Lebanese villages — and hence pose a strategic threat to its resistance— and training the government backed Popular Committees in guerilla warfare are all part and parcel of Hizbullah’s defense of the resistance which will be the first casualty of any regime change in Syria, as opposition forces have been promising for two years now. While this may seem distasteful to many Arabs who pay lip service to supporting Palestine, such are the sacrifices that must be made for the liberation of Palestine and the region from the Zionist entity. It is also the price that must be paid for preserving Syria’s territorial intergrity and holding in check those who seek to annihilate Christians, Shias and mainstream Sunnis. To prevent a regional sectarian war, Hizbullah has no choice but to help defend Syria from those whose primary agenda is precisely that.
And for those who believe western and Arab media’s exaggerated reports about the scope of Hizbullah’s military activity in Syria, one need only point to the limited number of martyrs Hizbullah has lost (around 35) and remind them that if Hizbullah did indeed deploy large numbers of fighters to Syria, much of Syria would have been liberated by now.
The results of the latest New York Times/CBS poll released on April 30, 2013, showing broad opposition among American voters to the idea of invading either Syria or North Korea, with past data showing that despite the rhetoric, Americans are no more on board with potential future wars in the Middle East for Israel.