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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:38 AM

Hezbollah’s No. 2 upbeat on UN Syrian plan, says it helps Assad

During an interview on Saturday with reporters from Al-Manar website, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem sounded hopeful that a political solution is currently being sought for the Syrian crisis as part of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s plan to end hostilities in the strife-stricken country.

“By merely presenting Annan’s 6 point plan , this implies that Syria has entered a new stage in which a political solution is sought and not the toppling of the Syrian regime, adding” this political solution requires some time.”

Hezbollah’s number 2 denied that there were any splits in the composition of the army and security forces of the Syrian regime and also claimed that none of the employees in the Syrian embassies around the world quit their jobs.”

It is not clear on what basis he made the allegations , knowing that the Free Syrian Army FSA was formed by the members of the Syrian army and security forces that defected since the uprising began in March 2011.

Qassem said that Annan’s plan “ directly exposes the failure of the Arab and Western polices that were adopted previously, since the plan leans toward a political solution for the Syrian crisis , something which Western countries and some Arab states had downplayed.”

http://www.yalibnan.com/2012/04/22/hezbollahs-no-2-upbeat-on-un-syrian-plan-says-it-helps-assad/

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:44 AM

1. That's okay. Hezbollah supporters like Norm Finkelstein will still support Assad...

...because that's what his heroes from Hezbollah are doing.

And Finkelstein's cheerleaders will understandably fall into line rather than harm 'the cause'.

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Response to shira (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:33 AM

2. What do you think will happen in Syria?

Doesn't seem like the killing of civilians by the government there is having much of an impact.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

3. Don't know. Looks like it could go either way. n/t

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Response to shira (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:13 PM

4. Assad could hold on?

I really thought he was going the way of Mubarak.

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