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Al-Rai al-Aam a good source on Hizbullah’s thinking: its all about the balance

Exactly… translated from our MIDEASTWIRE.COM in tonight’s briefing:

On August 28, the independent Al-Rai al-Aam daily carried the following report: “Official sources in Hezbollah indicated that the party has been placed in a state of high alert in bracing for the near term arrival of the western war ships and their entry to the Mediterranean. The sources also told Al-Rai that “the command of Hezbollah is closely following the developments of the situation in light of the decision taken by the western countries, which stepped over the Security Council.”

“The sources revealed that “Hezbollah is interested in learning the extent of the western movement and whether the war will consist of a punitive strike against the Syrian regime or whether this will consist of a strike with the aim of breaking the balance.”

“The sources further insisted that “in the event that the United States and Britain decide to deal a military strike in order to tip the balance in favor of one party in Syria, then Hezbollah will not be able to just stand still and watch the threats to the heart of the Resistance axis.” The sources threatened that “any reaction carried by Hezbollah will not aim at deviating the world’s attention from the Syrian situation and will rather be based on the common destiny [between Hezbollah and Syria].”

“The sources also indicated that “some Lebanese parties are anxiously waiting for the western strike against Syria since they erroneously believe that this kind of development will flip the balance in Lebanon.” The sources added that “this is impossible and a mere illusion.””


Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 29, 2013 at 1:01 am

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