Hizbullah: U.S. Embassy, March 14 Associates in Power Involved in Arming Syria Rebelsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah on Sunday claimed that “there are some March 14 associates in power who are involved in facilitating arming and infiltration into Syria,” describing the U.S. embassy in Lebanon as “a military operations room against Syria.”
“The countries that conspired against Syria have admitted that they had engaged in an uncalculated adventure and nowadays we’re noticing how they have started tactical, political retreats,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, deputy head of Hizbullah’s Executive Council, said.
Since the start of the uprising against the Syrian regime in mid-March last year, several reports have suggested that arms were being smuggled from Lebanon into Syria to support the opposition, while major world powers -- including the U.S. -- so far have been opposed to arming the dissidents.
Qaouq noted that Lebanon was immune against any Israeli attempt to take advantage of the crisis in Syria, stressing that “had the Resistance not been strong and capable, Israel would have exploited the crisis in Syria to make up for its defeats in Lebanon.”
“The same as talk has started about tactical military withdrawals from (the Homs neighborhood of) Baba Amr and other regions, today we are witnessing tactical political retreats, in the vein of what happened yesterday in Cairo” during a meeting on Syria between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Arab counterparts, Qaouq added.
“Pro-U.S. Arabs backed down from their professed slogans and plots against Syria and agreed with Russia on a new initiative,” the Hizbullah official said, adding that “it is an official Arab acknowledgement that the objectives of the plot against Syria had failed.”
Slamming the rival March 14 camp, Qaouq accused the March 14 forces of “arming, financing and overseeing the attacks against Syria,” attributing that to “their ambitions to return to power at any price, even if that was over the bodies of the Syrian people.”
“There are some March 14 associates in power who are involved in facilitating arming and infiltration into Syria,” he added.
And as he stressed that “today the U.S. is as weak as ever and going through its worst days in the region, after its July 2006, Iraq and Egypt defeats,” Qaouq asked the March 14 forces: “Why are you heeding the orders of the ambassador of U.S. sedition in Lebanon?”
“The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon (Maura Connelly) is practicing incitement and trying to stir up sedition, and what’s more dangerous is that U.S. officers are overseeing the infiltration, armament and operations against Syria and that the U.S. embassy in Lebanon is a spy den and a military operations room against Syria,” he charged.