Ali defends Hezbollah’s role in Syria blames Lebanon dissociation policy for Arsal violence


ali assadSyrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali defended Hezbollah’s role in Syria and blamed the violence caused by the jihadists in the border town of Arsal earlier this month on the country’s dissociation policy and its alleged compliance with regional and international pressure.

Ali told al-Akhbar newspaper in a report published on Thursday that the militants, who overran the northeastern border town of Arsal earlier this month, can only be confronted through “the respect of facts on the ground rather than accusing Hezbollah’s role in Syria of being the reason behind it.”

Ali accused the Lebanese authorities of turning a blind eye to the infiltration of Syria-based gunmen from illegal border crossings and of releasing suspects who have admitted to carrying out terrorist activities in Syria and Lebanon.

March 14 alliance officials have said the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group’s involvement in Syria’s is behind the attacks by the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front fighters in Arsal.

Tens of thousands of Hezbollah fighters are actively trying to save the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad despite the Baabda accord which calls for distancing Lebanon from the Syrian conflict. Nearly 200,000 have been killed in Syria since the uprising started in March 2011.

By intervening in Syria to save the Assad regime, Hezbollah has made Lebanon a battleground for Syrians and Gulf-supported extremist groups. Several explosions targeting Hezbollah, Iran, or their affiliates have rocked Lebanon over the past year, including a blast in the Shiite village of Nabi Othman on March 17 that killed local Hezbollah leader Abdul Rahman al-Qadhi. A look at the details of each attack is telling: most have been suicide car bombs, the exception being a sniper killing Hezbollah weapons expert Hassan Lakkis. All have been in either Beirut’s southern suburbs or routes going into those areas, or in Hermel, Hezbollah’s stronghold in the north Beqaa. The frequency of attacks has increased in tandem with the degree of Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria. Reports of heavy Hezbollah casualties trickling out of Syria’s Qalamoun area are but the latest sign that the Party’s involvement in Syria will continue to cost it dearly.



12 responses to “Ali defends Hezbollah’s role in Syria blames Lebanon dissociation policy for Arsal violence”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    “…. accused the Lebanese authorities of turning a blind eye to ….”
    #1. Having Ali Abdul Karim Ali as an ‘Ambassador’.

    Any guy with two ‘Ali’s’ in his name has to be a split personality to begin with.
    He’s a bloody ‘double agent’ … a SPY of the lowest type.
    How many bullets has this guy dodged?? They managed to get a few off at Geagea, after all.
    And as for ‘infiltrations’ ….
    Who set up the ‘undefined and undefended’ border in the first place??

    But yes, there’s lots of stupidity to go around. WHAT exactly is ‘disassociation’??
    The only thing it means here is that ‘Lebanon officially’ didn’t want to be SEEN to be on the side of people who wanted some say in how their lives were being handled ‘politically’, and then wanted some justice for their desecrated and dead children.
    But in the end, No Lebanese is disassociated from THAT feeling – or to the plight of refugees.
    ALL Lebanese are refugees in what is supposed to be their own country now. The ones pouring over the non-existent border had a place to go. They thought.
    They just couldn’t escape Assad’s Politics well enough, with jerks like Ali Abdul Karim Ali pulling strings and constantly BEING ASSOCIATED.

    Admittedly, other countries have an advantage. They can boot out the Syrian embassy with less risk of being bombed. But you might give that a try. Disassociate for real. You’re dying anyway.
    Hospitals can’t pay bills.
    People can’t pay bills.
    Electric Company can’t pay bills.
    Hotels can’t pay bills.
    No income = No output = No life. The Place stinks of garbage, sewage, and dead bodies.
    Lebanon … 3rd-World status after years of No Governing is begging for the ‘AID’ it should have welcomed 4 (or 40) years ago.
    ALL Because it listened to Ali Abdul Karim Ali, and his master.
    As it seems to do in ‘news’.

  2. Hannibal Avatar

    Hey Ali,
    You lucky bastard… You live safely in Lebanon while blabbing and babbling.
    One more thing… Wipe that silly smile off your face or we will find a way to give you up to ISIS so they have some fun with you.

    1. arzatna1 Avatar

      You can tell it is a yellow smile , because he knows he is not welcome in Lebanon
      Obviously he is also scared standing in front of Assad’s picture.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        It’s that almost ‘sneer’ which says: ‘You can’t touch me.’
        (practised for years of ‘photo-ops’.)
        (Nastyrallah practiced it too – especially when shaking Aoun’s hand.)

        1. Patience2 Avatar

          By the way … is Nastyrallah still alive??

  3. MekensehParty Avatar

    … And here comes the Syrian declaration of war on the Baabda declaration soon to be followed by the orchestra of local peons who will associate each person who supports the Baabda declaration with IS and the other terrorists.
    The Baabda declaration is the most sensible document produced by a person who proved to be a good president trying to work for all Lebanese and not his hometown. Of course such a nationalistic person who wants the best for the whole country goes against the wishes of the dogs of Damascus and therefore everything he produces will be attacked.
    To the Lebanese: what Ali said proves without any doubt that Suleiman is dead right and that Lebanon, All of Lebanon, should distance itself from the Syrian genocide.

    1. War in Syria is not genocide imho

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Fratricide ?? Brother against brother??

        1. yes, ‘civil’ war?? “revolution”-“orabian spring”?? struggle for power?? i guess labels less incorrect

        2. Comtessa di Alba Avatar
          Comtessa di Alba

          Brothers from Chechnya and 80 different countries around the World..better have a hearth for ISIS? Everybody turned a blind eye when Christians were the first massacred by “rebels”, in 2011

  4. Fauzia45 Avatar

    Why did you turn a blind eye to ^the militants^ and let them spread and control in Syria?I think you know and it is clear!

  5. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    What happens to the syrian and hezbollah relationship if they do eventually succeed in controling syria? Who will be incharge then, will it be bashars or hassans pictures hanging all over the place? Interesting to see if they remain chums or if they turn on each other.

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