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Quds Arabi on Nasrallah speech: Not nearly enough

Nasrallah did NOT take a risk last night on the Syria issue…. and he and Hizbullah will likely be dented for sometime by their reluctance – not as much as Hanin at Nowlebanon thinks, but the cut will be important in decreasing the safety zone of the domestic front.

From our Daily Briefing today, Quds Arabi editorial: “…We used to think, and still do, that Sayyed Nasrallah should have exploited his strong relations with the Syrian authorities and President Bashar al-Assad in particular to demand the discontinuation of the massacres being perpetrated every Friday and the engagement in a real national dialogue that would lead to the immediate and serious launching of the implementation of the reforms which Sayyed Nasrallah said the Syrian president and command were convinced they should be applied. We are well aware of the fact that Sayyed Nasrallah wants to protect Syria, its security and stability, and that he appreciates its role in facing the Israeli conspiracies. There is no arguing with him over that point. However, what is required is for him to understand the demands of the Syrian people and sympathize with them, as they are rebelling against the injustices they are enduring in light of oppressive security apparatuses dealing with them with an iron fist…

“At this critical point in time, the Syrian authorities need the advice of the friends and allies more than their open support, considering that this support might prompt them to adopt additional security solutions that would pave the way before Western colonial interferences that will carry catastrophic results on them and on all those who oppose such interferences, at the head of which is Hezbollah and all those who believe in the resistance path…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm


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