A senior official of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement warned of the Zionist regime’s new plot to attack Lebanon because it thinks that Hezbollah is deeply engaged in the Syrian crisis.
“The Zionist regime is preparing for a new aggression against Lebanon these days based on the false assumption that Hezbollah is busy with the Syrian crisis,” Deputy-Head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Farouk said on Monday.
He underlined Hezbollah’s preparedness to defeat Israel at any time the regime dares to attack Lebanon, and change the regional equations with such a victory.
“The Syrian crisis will never distract us from preparing for confrontation with the Zionist regime’s possible aggression,” Farouk added.
Earlier an American political analyst and radio show host said that undermining and defeating the “arc of dominance” that stretches from Tehran to Baghdad, through Damascus and into Southern Lebanon with Hezbollah is the main reason why the United States and NATO have waged a proxy war on Syria.
“It is the critical role of Syria within what I call the Shiite “arc of dominance” which stretches from Tehran to Baghdad, through Damascus and into Southern Lebanon with Hezbollah. This “arc of dominance” makes it impossible for the imperialists in Washington to isolate Iran and bring about their long-desired war against Tehran and the Islamic Revolution. Syria presents an impossible obstacle on the path to the destruction of Iran, so for that reason, Washington decided that Syria had to be destroyed. However, as I mentioned earlier, US wars of aggression are, with very few exceptions, never about a singular goal,” said Eric Draitser in an interview with FNA early June.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against the Syrian police, border guards, statesmen, army and the civilians being reported across the country.
Thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in most parts of the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies brought the country into chaos through every possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.
The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May, 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.
According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.
Opposition activists who had complained early last year that the rebels were running out of ammunition said later in May (2012) that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.