Hezbollah expects Syrian crisis to continue for a long time

Hezbollah’s Number two Sheikh Naim Qassem said that the Lebanese opposition should not bet on the developments in Syria to achieve domestic political gains because the crisis in the neighboring country will last a long time and no one knows what the outcome will be like.

“ Again we tell the March 14 group not to count on the developments in Syria, since the crisis will last a long time and cannot bet on the outcome,” Qassem was quoted as saying by the National News Agency on Friday.

Qassem’s statement echoed Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s remarks during a speech last week during which he said that the pro-Western alliance was “betting on the fall of the Syrian regime.”

“If you are getting information that the regime will fall in Syria, all your information is wrong. Do not build your information on wrong estimations,” the Hezbollah chief said.

The Syrian crisis has widened the split between the Hezbollah led March 8 alliance and the March 14 opposition coalition.

Russia, along with Iran, have been Assad government’s few dependable international allies. However, there has been a change of tone in recent comments from Moscow.

On Dec. 13, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the rebels might succeed in ousting Assad, a public acknowledgment that surprised international observers. The Russian government sought to backtrack the next day.

The changing tone in Moscow reflects frustration on the part of the Kremlin over the inability of Syrian president Bashar al Assad to win the war which has bee going on for more than 21 months. Over 44,000 have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011.

  • 5thDrawer

    Myopic slightly cross-eyed Sheikh follows Nastyrallah closely.
    Russia changing ‘tone’ due to having to help a million refugees with support through the UN Dues.
    Assad standing firm on demolition project – wider streets promised for future.

  • 5thDrawer

    Myopic slightly cross-eyed Sheikh follows Nastyrallah closely.
    Russia changing ‘tone’ due to having to help a million refugees with support through the UN Dues.
    Assad standing firm on demolition project – wider streets promised for future.

  • Amine123

    Their wish will never be true, ultimately they will pay dearly for their stand with the murderers and fascist regime.
    Your turn will come crossed eyes and sooner than you think

  • Amine123

    Their wish will never be true, ultimately they will pay dearly for their stand with the murderers and fascist regime.
    Your turn will come crossed eyes and sooner than you think

  • nagy_michael2

    Naim Qassem I am going to pla Michael Hayek and predict your violant death in 2013.. An explosion that will shake the foundations of hezbollah and scare the rat Nassrallah and make him run from his current hole to another. you’re the ones who are prolonging the war in Syria! you’re the one who are destroying Lebanon! you’re the one who is prolonging war with israel. you’re the one who are sucking the daily lives of Lebanese. you’re the one who wants to hold on to weapons of mass destructions and you will bring death and further destruction on Lebanon. I wish you people just disappear and spare us the war that you’re planning for.. leave and let us live in peace. we don’t need your so called resistance.. the only thing you terrorists are resisting is peace and prosperity for Lebanon. May God strike you hard and free us from your evil ways.

  • nagy_michael2

    Naim Qassem I am going to pla Michael Hayek and predict your violant death in 2013.. An explosion that will shake the foundations of hezbollah and scare the rat Nassrallah and make him run from his current hole to another. you’re the ones who are prolonging the war in Syria! you’re the one who are destroying Lebanon! you’re the one who is prolonging war with israel. you’re the one who are sucking the daily lives of Lebanese. you’re the one who wants to hold on to weapons of mass destructions and you will bring death and further destruction on Lebanon. I wish you people just disappear and spare us the war that you’re planning for.. leave and let us live in peace. we don’t need your so called resistance.. the only thing you terrorists are resisting is peace and prosperity for Lebanon. May God strike you hard and free us from your evil ways.

  • rossoferrari

    I thought he was a spiritual man not a delusional!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rossoferrari

    I thought he was a spiritual man not a delusional!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Btru2u

    Hezbollah are still showing stubborn support for the arsehead alawites regime who are in fact cryptic Jews. (secret Jews). Allah guides only those who do right.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      there is nothing wrong with the jews… the pain in the ass is the falafelist/wahha-eblis cancer!

      • Hannibal

        WOW WOW… You are hurting my ears…

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          sorry what?

      • http://www.facebook.com/anasouri.souri.7 Anasouri Souri

        Also the Ali worshipers such as yourself. they are the most evil,,, Iran should be NUKED.

        • IraniAngel

          bring it on…

  • Btru2u

    Hezbollah are still showing stubborn support for the arsehead alawites regime who are in fact cryptic Jews. (secret Jews). Allah guides only those who do right.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      there is nothing wrong with the jews… the pain in the ass is the falafelist/wahha-eblis cancer!

      • Hannibal

        WOW WOW… You are hurting my ears…

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          sorry what?

      • http://www.facebook.com/anasouri.souri.7 Anasouri Souri

        Also the Ali worshipers such as yourself. they are the most evil,,, Iran should be NUKED.

        • IraniAngel

          bring it on…

  • Patience2

    The ‘number one’ is ashamed to propagate such twaddle.  The ‘gopher’ only wishes for trouble to continue so as to rationalize ‘reasons’ for the continued existence of an un-necessary, destructive force (the hezbians, in case you don’t know).

    • dateam

      i do agree on one thing though it will go on for a while yet…i predicted 5 years minimum….lets look at it without the bias and personal opinions and rationally…..if assad were to go tommorrow the army will obviously fall ad their will be a vaccuum…..til now the opposition do not seem to be amalgamated enough to give the west confidence….the internal opposition will not listen to the external opposition members who have not seen any fighting on the ground or who are being groomed by the west…..then the internal opposition who are made up of it seems alot of if not the majority of foreign fighters who will battle out again for power and control….the americans have recognised the opposition yet have placed one of the groups on the terror list??? that in itself is alarming….the minorities will run for their lives and retribution will be carried out all over the country….scores to be settled from years ago…..i mean are we going to sit here and be in denial? when assad falls are the opposition going to suddenly call for free and democratic elections? no sectarianism? or are they going to want sharia law and a caliphate? have we really all thought that far ahead or have we all just gotten caught up on the bandwagon of hate? the americans are not stupid they have treaded very cautiously with this knowing what possibilities may arise? my opinion is the west is happy for it to keep riding like this until they can work out whats to come potentially. god help those that just want to live

      • Patience2

         It could turn out like Lebanon is today! (God forbid!)

        • breakthemould

          At present and so far it is SYRIA that is being hurt. And for how long? Sadly, I am inclined short of a miracle I agree with dateam. We are all losers in this.  But mostly the Syrian families and the poor of Syria. Our culture and religion allow these things to happen. We need to examine what we teach our kids in schools, review it and change some of our teachings so that the next generations conduct their affairs in a completely different ways. Respect the other point of view comes to mind here and that way we can change our politicians at the ballot boxes and not in the battlefields. It won’t happen quickly, but can happen if we can start in investing long term. It will take 100 years before we can see the green shoots of kind of SPRING.

  • Patience2

    The ‘number one’ is ashamed to propagate such twaddle.  The ‘gopher’ only wishes for trouble to continue so as to rationalize ‘reasons’ for the continued existence of an un-necessary, destructive force (the hezbians, in case you don’t know).

    • dateam

      i do agree on one thing though it will go on for a while yet…i predicted 5 years minimum….lets look at it without the bias and personal opinions and rationally…..if assad were to go tommorrow the army will obviously fall ad their will be a vaccuum…..til now the opposition do not seem to be amalgamated enough to give the west confidence….the internal opposition will not listen to the external opposition members who have not seen any fighting on the ground or who are being groomed by the west…..then the internal opposition who are made up of it seems alot of if not the majority of foreign fighters who will battle out again for power and control….the americans have recognised the opposition yet have placed one of the groups on the terror list??? that in itself is alarming….the minorities will run for their lives and retribution will be carried out all over the country….scores to be settled from years ago…..i mean are we going to sit here and be in denial? when assad falls are the opposition going to suddenly call for free and democratic elections? no sectarianism? or are they going to want sharia law and a caliphate? have we really all thought that far ahead or have we all just gotten caught up on the bandwagon of hate? the americans are not stupid they have treaded very cautiously with this knowing what possibilities may arise? my opinion is the west is happy for it to keep riding like this until they can work out whats to come potentially. god help those that just want to live

      • Patience2

         It could turn out like Lebanon is today! (God forbid!)

        • breakthemould

          At present and so far it is SYRIA that is being hurt. And for how long? Sadly, I am inclined short of a miracle I agree with dateam. We are all losers in this.  But mostly the Syrian families and the poor of Syria. Our culture and religion allow these things to happen. We need to examine what we teach our kids in schools, review it and change some of our teachings so that the next generations conduct their affairs in a completely different ways. Respect the other point of view comes to mind here and that way we can change our politicians at the ballot boxes and not in the battlefields. It won’t happen quickly, but can happen if we can start in investing long term. It will take 100 years before we can see the green shoots of kind of SPRING.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2K4S23OFZLXG7ETRIUO4RSLOM Joey

    here come the philosopher they are like crows wak wak wak nothing else since when qassem knows politic what a waist of space and we suppose to read and listen to there crap 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2K4S23OFZLXG7ETRIUO4RSLOM Joey

    here come the philosopher they are like crows wak wak wak nothing else since when qassem knows politic what a waist of space and we suppose to read and listen to there crap