Hezbollah Helped Save Syria From Complete Destruction — And We Should All Be Thankful

One of the key participants in the Syrian conflict, Hezbollah, is also one of the most overlooked players in the region. Since the start of the civil war, Hezbollah has played a key role both militarily and politically, in order to protect Syria and it government from outside meddlers and illegal foreign interventions.

Hezbollah is a predominantly Shia Muslim political party in Lebanon, which boasts one of the strongest militaries in the Middle East. Hezbollah is not new to military success; in 2006 the Israeli army was swiftly defeated in under two months and was expelled from south Lebanon.

Since the start of the conflict, Hezbollah has been involved in military operations in Syria with great success.

Around 2000-5000 Hezbollah fighters have participated or are currently active in the conflict since 2012-2013, however this number could be higher or lower due to variable sources.

Hezbollah has played a crucial role in many operations with the Syrian Arab Army in areas such as Aleppo, Homs and Rif Demashq regions respectively.

Hezbollah has been criticized by the west for its involvement in the Syrian conflict, which doesn’t come as a surprise as the group has been wrongfully designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union, Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. All the usual suspects.

Of course, the true terrorists are the countries listed above. Without them the Middle East would be stable and terrorism wouldn’t exist as it does today.

Hezbollah is one of the few players in the world which is actually fighting terrorism alongside Russia, Iran and Syria as well as others, yet they are criticized for it.

The west had a plan to destabilize Syria; they thought they could isolate Syria just as they did with Iraq—but they failed.

So naturally, those who defended Syria from the real terrorists are now being vilified.

Despite its critical role in helping to save Syria from destruction, Hezbollah has kept a relatively low profile.

Contrast their efforts to the US-led coalition bragging about bombing empty desert, and you’ll begin to understand why the western narrative about the war in Syria is completely inverted.

Of course, Syria’s fate is far from decided. But like so many human triumphs over evil, the true heroes are once again being maligned and vilified by Washington.

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‘Russians fighting for Syria, for the world, for their own national interests’

Well spoken!

 
Smack down! I’ve always liked these particular journalists.

16 Nov, 2016

The Syrian President has praised the help of Syria’s main allies in the region, Iran and Hezbollah, as well as that of Russia, in what he called an “international war against Syria.”

“Russians always base their policies on values, and these values are the sovereignty of other countries, international law, respecting other people, other cultures, so they don’t interfere in whatever is related to the future of Syria or the Syrian people,” Assad said, adding that Syria has been “not partially, but fully free” to determine its own future.

Assad argued that terrorists inside the country have been backed by “tens of foreign countries.” Asked if he regards Russian President Vladimir Putin as his main ally, Assad refused to single out any of his allies as the most important.

Assad also dismissed speculation surrounding Russia’s role in Syria, rejecting the assumption that Moscow uses Syria to serve its own political interests thus making it to surrender sovereignty in return for the help in the battle against jihadists.

“Russians always base their policies on values, and these values are the sovereignty of other countries, international law, respecting other people, other cultures, so they don’t interfere in whatever is related to the future of Syria or the Syrian people,” Assad said, adding that Syria has been “not partially, but fully free” to determine its own future.

Moreover, Russia is defending own interests by fighting terrorists in Syria and helping uphold international law, which is something Western powers should also realize and acknowledge, Assad said.

“The Russians are fighting for us, for the world, and for their self,” he said.

While the involvement of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict has been greenlighted by the Syrian government, which had sought their help, the Western powers’ intervention was uncalled for and only complicated the problem, Assad said.

“That’s why I always say the Syrian problem as isolated case, as Syrian case, is not very complicated. What makes it complicated is the interference from the outside, especially the Western interference,” he said, expressing hopes that new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres would succeed in mediating between all the parities of the multidimensional conflict.

Assad pointed out that some of these state actors, such as “Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and some Western countries including the United States” still land their support to terrorists. He added that despite the hardships of people and daily destruction, there is “only option that we have in that regard [which] is to win.”

Meanwhile, US legislators aim to put additional pressure on Assad with a new bill targeting the Syrian government and “all those responsible for the atrocities against the people of Syria,” with new sanctions, Congressman Adam Kinzinger tweeted.

The bill called the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act envisages sanctions on Syrian Central Bank and Syrian oil industry as well as on those who participate in business projects involving Syrian intelligence or army agencies. The legislation still needs to be approved by the Senate and President Barack Obama.

Liberman unveils ‘big banana shtick’ policy for Palestinians

August 17, 2016

 The Israeli Russian reveals plan to punish hometowns of  occupation resistance, while also improving direct contact with Palestinians. BOOM haha!

Occupation Minister Avigdor Liberman unveiled a new plan on Wednesday to punish Palestinians with the shtick who resist the occupation, or the “Big Banana” for those who surrender. All they have to do is go and get it.

Under the proposal, known as “The shtick, the hits and the big banana,” Liberman also intends to take the bananas away from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom Israel has long accused of not working hard enough for them.

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Palestinian villages in the West Bank from where the resistance regularly emanate, which are marked in red in Liberman’s mind, will face a series of Israeli attacks— which he referred to as “TBOSL”  (The Burden Of Security LOL) — including additional occupation troop presence in the area and increased enforcement of laws.

The project is expected to cost NIS 400 million US tax payer money over the next two years, but Liberman said that’s ok.

“No one wants a Molotov cocktail thrown at them in the middle of the night when occupation troops operate terror raids of homes and villages.

Occupation Soldiers load a Palestinian, believed to have taken part in protests, into the back of an armored personnel carrier in Qalqilya on January 14, 2016. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel, File)

 

Liberman, who has in the past inquired into the possibility of deporting the families of the occupation resistance, told reporters that the option was no longer on the table as it was “not legally tenable. So we have to keep culling them incrementally”, he said.

The Russian minister discussed at length his opposition to the practice of returning the bodies of dissected Palestinians to their families, which has put him at odds with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and the Shin Bet security service.

“It’s funny that you have two government offices with two different policies, and therefore I will bring up this topic again at the next cabinet meeting,” he said.

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That is really funny! That is SO funny! You Jews are SO funny! Can I be US president now?

“If Mandelblit does not uphold the position of the High Court of Justice [to suspend the return of the bodies], I will do it myself. But if the Supreme Court decides otherwise, against my position, I will honor that as I have done in the past,” he said.

“I can disagree with the Shin Bet too,” Liberman added.

In response, Mandelblit said that the heads of the various security agencies had reviewed the issues and determined that there are no “security conditions” that “justify the total prevention of returning bodies after the organs have been “donated to us.”

Israel will now return the bodies. A bit altered..

The Big Banana

While the name of the offense minister’s plan seemed to indicate that the proposal would also include benefits for Palestinians, few were listed, LOL.

The offense minister proposed allowing additional construction of an industrial park near Nablus, an economic corridor between Jericho and Jordan, along with some other general construction in the Palestinian cities that have not been the hometown of the resistance, which were marked in green in  Liberman’s mind. What the hell, what do we have bombs for?

Palestinians cross the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside of the West bank city of Ramallah, as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to attend the second Friday prayers of Ramadan, June 17, 2016. (Flash90)

Haha! Palestinians cross the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside of the West bank city of Ramallah, as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City to attend the second Friday prayers of Ramadan, June 17, 2016.

 

Another exception was the minister’s promise to improve the checkpoints between the West Bank and Israel. They may have 10 minutes dropped from their 5 hour waiting time.

Liberman has ordered the creation of an Israeli news site in Arabic for the population of the West Bank and Gaza, something he first proposed prior to becoming offense minister.

imageedit_306_5989488489The website will cost approximately NIS 10 million US tax payer dollars and is expected to go live in January 2017, he said. It will be run by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, or COGAT, a unit of the Occupation Ministry.

In an attempt to change the power dynamic in the West Bank, Liberman has also proposed removing some of the barriers of communication between Israelis officials and their Palestinian counterparts.

Today much of that exchange is approved by Abbas, something Liberman hopes to avoid in the future.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

“An asymmetry has formed in the West Bank, in which Abu Mazen speaks freely with Israeli officials, but the opposite does not happen. Abu Mazen is an obstacle to an agreement,” Liberman said, using Abbas’s nom de guerre.

“We can hold a dialogue [with other Palestinian leaders in the West Bank] bypassing Abu Mazen as he is a barrier and is unhelpful,” Liberman said.

Zio-Analysis: 10 years after latest Lebanon War, next one will be far more brutal

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the Islamic Resistance, is credited by most Lebanese with driving Israeli troops from southern Lebanon in 2002 after a 22-year occupation.

As Israel continues the bombing campaign that has turned parts of Lebanon into rubble, environmentalists are warning of widespread and lasting damage. Spilled and burning oil, along with forest fires, toxic waste flows and growing garbage heaps have gone from nuisances to threats to people and wildlife, they say, marring a country traditionally known for its clean air and scenic greenery. Many of Lebanon’s once pristine beaches and much of its coastline have been coated with a thick sludge that threatens marine life.

More brutal than this?

The 2006 Israeli attack of Lebanon:  Israeli warplanes launched some 7,000 bomb and missile strikes,  which were supplemented by numerous artillery attacks and naval bombardment, resulted in at least 1,109 Lebanese deaths, the vast majority of whom were civilians, 4,399 injured, severely damaged Lebanese civil infrastructure. 165 Israeli soldiers killed in battle with people with no warplanes, no illegal chemical weapons, no illegal daisy cutters, no bunker buster bombs, the Israelis were not poisoned through dissemination of Depleted Uranium and toxic substances released after oil and chemical depots are bombed. This never happens to Israelis but such happens to all who do not accept Zionist occupation.

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As the 10th anniversary of the July 2006 Lebanon War approaches, tensions remain high in Lebanon in anticipation of a next round, which could much more severely disrupt the country as a functioning state this time around.

Due to regional and internal political conditions in Lebanon, that country would fare far worse after a devastating round of Israeli attacks targeting Hezbollah and state infrastructure.

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Lebanon is already suffering a refugee crisis with 1.5 million Syrians among its population of 4.5 million, giving the country the highest per capita refugee count in the world, according to a New York Times report earlier this month.

In addition, Hezbollah’s war to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad has led to a spillover of the sectarian conflict into the country.

Moreover, Hezbollah is more powerful inside the country now than it was in 2006 – so much so that Saudi Arabia has cut off military aid and the Gulf states have imposed sanctions on Hezbollah. (Saudi Arabia belongs to the Zionist axis of evil)

Tony Badran, a Lebanon expert and research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Jerusalem Post in addition to the refugee situation resulting from the ongoing war in Syria, “the level of destruction during the next war with Hezbollah promises to be even greater than in 2006, as Hezbollah military infrastructure is dispersed in civilian areas, which will now be treated as military targets.” (Ha! Nothing new here!)

“What’s more, Syria is no longer a safe haven for Shi’ite refugees,” he said.

Israel creates refugees for the purpose of  chaos (destabilizing the region), to move populations and weaken other countries due  to a refugee overpopulation crisis.

It took Hezbollah several years to complete reconstruction in Shi’ite areas destroyed in the second Lebanon war. “Now, unlike in 2006,” Badran said, “it is not necessarily a given that Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states will rush to donate money for reconstruction.”

Saudi abruptly cut $3 billion in military aid and $1b. to the security services in February. The Saudi action was triggered by Lebanon’s failure to join other Arab governments in condemning attacks earlier this year on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Saudi Arabia spearheaded efforts to get Gulf Arab states and the Arab League to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, which led to reports of Lebanese nationals being forced to leave Gulf countries because of alleged Hezbollah links.

Submit to Zionists or they will kill your children

They will kill all your family

Various statements by senior IDF officials in recent years have threatened to deliver a blow in the next war against Hezbollah more devastating than the destruction wrought on the Lebanese state the last time around.

For example, Israeli Air Force chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel warned in 2014 that “thousands” of Hezbollah bases in residential buildings would be destroyed in a future conflict, even at the cost of civilian lives. (they historically destroy everything and everyone no matter who they are or where they are)

“We will have to deal aggressively with thousands of Hezbollah bases that threaten the State of Israel and mainly our interior,” Eshel said in a speech, citing Beirut, the Bekaa Valley and southern Lebanon among the locations of the bases. (Hezbollah nor any other resistance group or country has ever attacked Israel without Israeli aggression being the cause)

Israel has strongly rejected a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling on it to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

“And that is where the war will be. That is where we will have to fight in order to stop it and win. Whoever stays in these bases will simply be hit and will risk their lives. Whoever goes out will live.”

The Post contacted numerous Lebanese citizens for this article; all but one refused to comment because of the risk involved and the ban on contacts with Israel.

One anonymous source from Beirut told the Post, “First, I hope there will be no future war – not least as it will be destructive for both sides. Secondly, I think the repercussions of the 2006 war are more dramatic than the mere casualties that occurred.”

This, continued the source, is because Lebanese see the Israeli government as preparing in a more deliberate and calculated manner to wage another war, “in contrast to previous decades when the decision to go to war was more whimsical and hardly ever planned for in an educated manner.”

A Lebanese woman walks past the rubble in a destroyed neighborhood of Beirut – Augut 28, 2006

“I am not even sure why the Israeli government would want to go to war with Lebanon at this stage. There is no clear conflict at this point in time after the withdrawal and prisoners’ release. Would the Israeli government want to attack us just because Hezbollah is arming up more heavily?”

Asked if the feeling is another war is coming, the Beirut resident responded that it does not seem likely since both sides prefer not to wage war now.

“No one is thirsty for war [here],” said the source.

And Lebanese children receive the gifts.

Mentioning that the Israeli government sees Hezbollah as the enemy not the Lebanese people, the source responded, “The Lebanese don’t trust that because the Israeli governments are famous for their disproportionate response and collective punishment.”

Badran went on to point out that in a future war, Lebanon will be hit much harder because of how Hezbollah has effectively turned much of the country into a military base.

“Hezbollah has effectively painted a target on the back of Lebanon, both with its ongoing war in Syria as well as in a future war with Israel.”