Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Iran, Syria And Hizbullah All Together A Happy Family

The leader of Hizbullah a terrorist organisation and Lebanon's Islamist Shiite party has done the obvious. That is to support the last remaining real patron and master left in Lebanon. In a recent report it has become quite clear that Hizbullah has no support among the political parties in Lebanon but is supported, provided for and armed by Syria. Thus it should not come as a surprise that their leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has called upon his longtime mentor Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad to safeguard his regime and his country against western created disturbance steadfastly.

“All indications show that a majority of the Syrian people still support this regime and support Al-Asad,” Nasrallah told a crowd gathered in the eastern Lebanese town of Nabi Sheet on Wednesday to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon. “Al-Asad believes in reform, and he is prepared to undertake far-reaching steps, but in peace, stride and responsibility.”

The friendship between the two started long time back in the 90's when some cleric recognized Al-Asads clan as a part of the Shiite Islam and in return Syria brokered a deal between Hizbullah and its political rivals called Amal.

“Nasrallah’s speech doesn’t surprise me,” Nadim Shehadi, a Lebanon researcher at Chatham House, a London-based think tank, told The Media Line. “In his mind, Syria, Iran and Hizballah are all one front – the resistance alliance.”

“People are burning Hizbullah flags alongside Iranian ones in Syrian demonstrations,” Shehadi said.

Hizbullah until now had kept its distance from the syrian problem but it became increasingly clear that President Bashar Al-Asad is in serious trouble. Thus it was imperative for Hizbullah to try and shore up some support for its main patron.

Omri Nir, a Lebanon expert at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, said that Nasrallah’s fear of a religious Sunni regime taking root in Syria stimulated him to break his silence, even though the secular Syrian regime and the religious Shiite Hizbullah differed in their long-term strategies.

Nasralla's hypocracy came to the fore when he tried to justify the Hizbullah attack on TV channel which was broadcasting interviews from the Syrian rebel camp. Funnily it is the same Nasralla who had publicly opposed all the dictatorial regimes in the Arab world calling for a change.Now when his ideas have reached Syria suddenly he has become defensive. Strange

As for Syria , Bashar al-Assad’s Syria will never break with Iran. No matter how hard the West tries to cajole or compel Damascus, the regime will continue to prize its regional role, bolstered by its alliance with Tehran over any improved relationship with regional and Western powers. Indeed it is an alliance worth more to Syria than even the Golan Heights.

The meeting held Thursday night in Damascus between Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a clear message to the West, that as Ahmadinejad declared, the relationship between Syria and Iran is “as solid as ever.”

Assad, for his part, also stressed that the alliance between the two countries would endure, and said that the political situation in the Middle East favored “resistance groups.”

“We hope the day will come when we can celebrate our religious victories and [the opposing forces’] great loss. This day will come.”