Nasrallah admits Hezbollah is helping Assad in Syria uprising

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Hezbollah is helping Assad fight Syria uprising, says Hassan NasrallahHassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, has confirmed for the first time that members of the powerful Lebanese Shia organisation are helping President Bashar al-Assad fight the uprising against his rule – and will stand by him.

Nasrallah – a close ally of Assad – also hinted that Russia and Iran, Syria’s principal supporters, would intervene militarily to prevent his defeat.

“Syria has real friends in the region and the world that will not let Syria fall in the hands of America, Israel or Takfiri (extreme jihadi) groups,” Nasrallah said in a broadcast on Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV channel. “How will this happen? Details will come later. I say this based on information … rather than wishful thinking.”

Alluding to concerns about growing sectarianism in the region, Nasrallah that there would be “dangerous retribution” if any harm befell the historic Sayyida Zeinab Shia shrine near Damascus.

Fighting in the Qusayr region inside Syria but close to the Lebanese border, was “not over,” he said. Overall, his combative statement was widely seen as a pledge of public support for the Damascus government – and as such an escalation of the already grave crisis.

“Nasrallah just made sure Syria will get a lot worse,” commented analyst Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The speech was broadcast a day after Nasrallah arrived in Tehran to attend an Islamic conference.

Hezbollah had acted in defence of Lebanese border villages attacked by anti-Assad rebels so it was “normal to offer every possible and necessary aid to help the Syrian army, popular committees (pro-government militia) and the Lebanese,” Nasrallah said

Hezbollah fighters have been seen in Syria helping the government from early on in the 25-month uprising but their presence, long formally denied, has become much both more open and large-scale in recent weeks, and funerals of fighters killed there are now a regular occurrence in Lebanon

Hezbollah counts itself as a key participant in the “axis of resistance” comprising Syria, Iran and Palestinian groups which are opposed to both the PLO and Israel. It is thought likely to respond to any Israel attempt to target’s Iran’s nuclear programme. But Nasrallah denied it had launched a drone downed in Israeli.

Hezbollah’s arsenal, especially of long-range rockets, makes it the most powerful military force in Lebanon.

Guardian

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  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Taa – Dahhh.

    1. Hannibal Avatar
      Hannibal

      You use Windows? LOL

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        🙂 on a crystal ball …

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Taa – Dahhh.

    1. Hannibal Avatar
      Hannibal

      You use Windows? LOL

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        🙂 on a crystal ball …

  3. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    This guy is completely ignoring the Lebanese government and army and all the non-Shiaa Lebanese. This is becoming really dangerous. With his speech televised from Tehran he’s spilling oil on fire. He may as well proclaim himself as the President of the Lebanese republic, as he is acting as such….Just incredible !!! It seems the situation in Lebanon is going to get much worse…..Allah Yestur…very discouraging….

  4. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    This guy is completely ignoring the Lebanese government and army and all the non-Shiaa Lebanese. This is becoming really dangerous. With his speech televised from Tehran he’s spilling oil on fire. He may as well proclaim himself as the President of the Lebanese republic, as he is acting as such….Just incredible !!! It seems the situation in Lebanon is going to get much worse…..Allah Yestur…very discouraging….

  5. lebanesesam Avatar
    lebanesesam

    HA has confirmed for the first time that members of the powerful Lebanese Shia organization are helping President Bashar al-Assad. NO SH*T… like it is something new. The only reason zabrallah admitted is because there’s more proof and videos online/news now and he can’t lie. What a lame person, and who’s worse, are the people that believe in him… bunch of morons

  6. lebanesesam Avatar
    lebanesesam

    HA has confirmed for the first time that members of the powerful Lebanese Shia organization are helping President Bashar al-Assad. NO SH*T… like it is something new. The only reason zabrallah admitted is because there’s more proof and videos online/news now and he can’t lie. What a lame person, and who’s worse, are the people that believe in him… bunch of morons

  7. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    Nasrallah you are an idiot.

    1. Its not Syria`s allies but Assad`s allies. The Butcher of Damascus is not representative of Syria. Not by far.

    2. Spare us you blabber of defending Lebanese who chose to live in Syria. Sounds like what Hitler did when he invaded Czekoslavakia in WWII to justify protecting the Germans living in the western provinces.

    3. Why are you also in Damascus? Oh yeah, defending a shrine… Sure!

    4. Iran`s Revolutionary Militia..ahem…Guard are in Syria. No point denying fact.

    Nasrallah go back to Iran!

    1. AntiFSA Avatar
      AntiFSA

      So let me get this straight, when this fake revolution started and the millions of people in Syria who protested on a number of occasions to show support for Assad, was fake. Whether you like it or not, Assad has most of the country supporting him. Think about it. If he did not have that support wouldn’t he have fallen by now like Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Arabs who went through the same thing. More than 2 years later and the Army is still one. I would love to know how you are so sure that the people are against him. And please base you answer around proof, not bullshit media outlets.

      1. kamille1 Avatar
        kamille1

        Back in the 80’s, lebanon had a president named amine gemayel. you probably never heard that, since you don’t find it in any of your history books, but i witnessed his presidency myself. anyway at one point in his presidency, sheikh amine was trying to make peace in lebanon so he got close and cozy with the syrian regime of assad the father, in returns, to reward him, the syrians arranged a visit by sheikh amine to tripoli, a visit which any gemayel will only dream about. i never in my life seen so many people “staged” at his reception in tripoli, thousands upon thousands, even looked like millions, they carried him on their shoulders throughout the city, imagine that. so was that real?????? this is the only regime in the world that is still capable of propaganda and staging demonstrations. and one more thing, the syrian army is still one??? where do u live????

        1. Hannibal Avatar
          Hannibal

          Gemayel was played by Assad and his cronies… As an entire nation is still played by his Hyena son. Hezbollah is serving its purpose. If he survives this, Bashar will turn on them as quickly as they would blink. He has no loyalty except to himself. The guy has trisomy. Look closer, really, the shape of his head and the ears etc… They prove genetic defects, therefore the lack of empathy.

  8. Beiruti Avatar
    Beiruti

    Nasrallah you are an idiot.

    1. Its not Syria`s allies but Assad`s allies. The Butcher of Damascus is not representative of Syria. Not by far.

    2. Spare us you blabber of defending Lebanese who chose to live in Syria. Sounds like what Hitler did when he invaded Czekoslavakia in WWII to justify protecting the Germans living in the western provinces.

    3. Why are you also in Damascus? Oh yeah, defending a shrine… Sure!

    4. Iran`s Revolutionary Militia..ahem…Guard are in Syria. No point denying fact.

    Nasrallah go back to Iran!

    1. So let me get this straight, when this fake revolution started and the millions of people in Syria who protested on a number of occasions to show support for Assad, was fake. Whether you like it or not, Assad has most of the country supporting him. Think about it. If he did not have that support wouldn’t he have fallen by now like Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Arabs who went through the same thing. More than 2 years later and the Army is still one. I would love to know how you are so sure that the people are against him. And please base you answer around proof, not bullshit media outlets.

      1. kamille1 Avatar
        kamille1

        Back in the 80’s, lebanon had a president named amine gemayel. you probably never heard that, since you don’t find it in any of your history books, but i witnessed his presidency myself. anyway at one point in his presidency, sheikh amine was trying to make peace in lebanon so he got close and cozy with the syrian regime of assad the father, in returns, to reward him, the syrians arranged a visit by sheikh amine to tripoli, a visit which any gemayel will only dream about. i never in my life seen so many people “staged” at his reception in tripoli, thousands upon thousands, even looked like millions, they carried him on their shoulders throughout the city, imagine that. so was that real?????? this is the only regime in the world that is still capable of propaganda and staging demonstrations. and one more thing, the syrian army is still one??? where do u live????

        1. Hannibal Avatar
          Hannibal

          Gemayel was played by Assad and his cronies… As an entire nation is still played by his Hyena son. Hezbollah is serving its purpose. If he survives this, Bashar will turn on them as quickly as they would blink. He has no loyalty except to himself. The guy has trisomy. Look closer, really, the shape of his head and the ears etc… They prove genetic defects, therefore the lack of empathy.

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