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May 9, 2013 10:39 am

Assad: We Will ‘Give Hezbollah Everything’ In Recognition of its Support

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The U.S. now believes that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, pictured, has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, corroborating an earlier Israeli intelligence assessment. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Hezbollah is a model of resistance against Israel, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was quoted by a Lebanese newspaper as telling a group of Lebanese visitors in Damascus. Assad said that Syria will “give Hezbollah everything” in recognition of its support.

Assad’s comments, published by Al-Akhbar, appeared intended to refute any suggestion that last week’s reported Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets would halt Syrian assistance to the Shiite terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

“For the first time we feel that we and they are living in the same situation and they are not just an ally we help with resistance,” he said, according to an AFP translation.

“We have decided that we must move forward towards them and turn into a nation of resistance like Hezbollah, for the sake of Syria and future generations.”

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Hezbollah is a strong ally of the Assad regime and has sent soldiers to fight alongside it during the country’s current civil war.

Assad was quoted as saying Syria could “easily” respond to Israeli air strikes by “firing a few rockets at Israel.”

“But we want strategic revenge, by opening the door of resistance and turning all of Syria into a country of resistance.”

“After the strike, we are convinced that we are fighting the enemy now, we are pursuing its soldiers deployed throughout our country,” he said, in apparent reference to rebel forces, which the regime has accused of being allied with Israel.

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  • Nadene van Staden

    The Bible talks about Damascus been brought to its knees and being on fire.
    Assad will do anything to destroy Israel.
    We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem,from what i have read in the Scriptures Israel is in for a very hard time and my heart is sad knowing that the nations are to go up against such a tiny nation as Israel but i know that in the end the nations who go up against Israel will be destroyed.

  • jerry hersch

    That stands without question…it is absolutely essential for Assad to protect his southern flank including the route 7 corridor.

  • YES, Assad…VE WULL GIVE YOUSE EFRYTHING VE HAF…ALL DE TORLET PAPER IN OUR CLOSET, ALL D’ MATZO BALLS VE ARE SAFING UP TO THROW ATCHOO, ALL THE WEAPONS VE GOT FROM SYRIA..INCLUDING DE ONES THAT DON’ WORK AND DEM WOT BACKFIRE. AN’ DON’ FERGET;; VE VANT OUR MUNEE BECK ON D’ONES DOT DON’ WORK!

    VICH IZ MOST OF ‘EM.N

    (NEXT TIME VE VILL BUY ARMS FROM D’ jews. shhhhhhh…don’ telll. at leas’ dey work!!

  • Coley

    No weapons leave Syria.

  • EthanP

    If he means it, is it possible this is a ploy to get Israel to up the stakes. Launch major air strikes. This could bring anti Israel support that is currently lacking.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      You are quite perceptive. Assad may well feel dragging Israel in is the only way he can survive.

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