Syrian Opposition Head: Hizbullah Must Reconsider Positions, Prepare for Post-Assad Phase

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Head of the Syrian National Council Abdel Basset Sayda demanded that Hizbullah and Iran refrain from meddling in the Syrian revolt against President Bashar Assad and his regime, reported the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah daily on Sunday.

He urged Hizbullah to “prepare for the post-Assad phase.”

He hoped that Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's assertions that the party is not interfering in the crisis are true, he told the daily.

“We hope however not to find any evidence that implicates Hizbullah, but recent signs have emerged that indicate that the party is in fact involved,” he noted.

He hoped that his fears would not be realized over this matter.

Sayda called on Hizbullah to “properly assess the situation, prepare for the post-Assad phase, and participate in a serious and constructive dialogue with the Lebanese forces.”

“The developments in Syria are an internal affair and all who are calling against meddling in the crisis should apply those statements to themselves,” said that the head of the Syrian National Council.

A Hizbullah commander and several fighters have been killed inside Syria, a Lebanese security official told the Associated Press earlier in October.

The Syrian opposition has long accused the group of helping the Syrian leadership crack down on the uprising — a claim the group has repeatedly denied.

Hizbullah has stood by Bashar Assad since the uprising began in March 2011, even after the group supported revolts in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Bahrain.

The group says it is backing the Syrian regime because of its support for the anti-Israel resistance movements in Lebanon and Palestine and because it is willing to implement political reforms.

Comments 11
Missing trend 14 October 2012, 10:25

wlek ya reit byene2lo el headquarter te3 el 7izb 3al joulein w battikh y kasser ba3do honik!

Thumb lebanon_first 14 October 2012, 11:12

This guy seems better suited to run the FSA than the other morons that were given air time couple of weeks ago.
The issue is not Assad vs FSA. It is: WHO in the FSA will run the new syria...

Missing fsa79 14 October 2012, 13:04

The scums of persia need to shut up and go back to tehran their ancestral homeland. The FSA's turd is more honorable than the black turban of your master Nasrilat.

Missing sab3a-ayar 14 October 2012, 13:49

please stop your spouting your wahabi b.s. as it wont work on lebanon. all of our glorious resistance are lebanon born. we care nothing about your fake revalution. Qatar, Saudi, Isreali, turkish and american instigated, financed revalution is fake and bought

Missing peace 14 October 2012, 14:11

glorious resistance? LOL! the resistance that decides of war and peace without asking the permission of the people or the state!!! seems more like traitors than resistance! lol!!!!

Missing bigjohn 14 October 2012, 22:30

Ask permission from who, Geaga or Hariri? M8 got 54% of the Peoples vote in the last election, plus the independent Left support any resistance to Israeli aggression.

Default-user-icon Ravi Shankash (Guest) 14 October 2012, 16:27

March 14, you should agree with Sayda. Wouldn't you assume that Hizbullah possibly began to reconsider its position and prepare for the post-Assad phase two years ago immediately after it was announced that the regime had one month before collapsing? Now let's just say that Hizbullah missed that first confirmation. Wouldn't you assume that they picked up on any one of the hundreds of statements that were confirmed pretty much every week or so stating that the Assad regime was again about to collapse? Between you and me, I hope Hizbullah is still not paying attention because then they will suffer badly when the regime collapses before the end of this year as Dr. Moufehmen Kou3omenbou3o's last prediction on the subject. May God expedite this 2012. Wouldn't you say so, March 14? I know I did.

Missing gabby6 14 October 2012, 19:15

This will be an official loss for Hizbcocaine. They are heavily involved, and ASSad it going down.

Missing bigjohn 15 October 2012, 03:11

Also, there is nothing "civilized" about many "states". The governments of states in the world are responsible for most of the aggression, slaughter of civilians, and persecutions...not political parties, rebels or Liberation Movements. The world is not black or white. But, to persons like you, you can never see the real picture.

Missing bigjohn 14 October 2012, 22:22

First, the FSA must disassociate itself from PRO_Israeli Westerners and their Arab puppets. Second, they need to stop praising the King of SA, and at the same time say they are fighting for "Freedom". Third, they need to tell the thousands of Sunni Sectarian Extremists who came from outside of Syria who are fighting with the FSA to go back home. Then, the FSA has the right to criticize HA.

Thumb shab 14 October 2012, 22:58

The filthy militia believe the Mehdi will save them when Assad falls