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“Red-Line” (for USA+Israel) accusations made against Hezbollah for Chem weapons via Saudi media+Syrian Op

Translated in part here, in full by our

Whether true or not is, of course, unknowable for us in the public domain. What is important then is that the Saudi owned press is going to push this angle and so is Syrian opposition…. as an effective tool to stoke Israelis, Americans and others (despite past failures in mobilizing around the “red-line”/WMD angle).


On May 5, the Saudi-owned, London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily newspaper carried the following report: “Syrian oppositionists told Asharq al-Awsat that chemical weapons are being used against the areas controlled by the opposition. They stressed that the so-called Lebanese Hezbollah is present in the area where these weapons have been used, which re-opens the file of these weapons’ transfer to the Party that constitutes a full partner of the regime in its Syrian war.

“Since the very first moment when the issue of the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons was placed under the international microscope and when the USA announced its willingness to strike the regime to punish it for using these weapons against the civilians, the Syrian oppositionists raised their voices and warned against the transfer of these weapons to the Party.


Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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