Lieberman: Hizbullah, Syria Not Interested in Conflict with Israel

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Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that neither Hizbullah nor the Syrian regime were interested in engaging in war with the Jewish state.

"Hizbullah and (Syrian President Bashar) Assad are not interested in a conflict with Israel. They understand the consequences of Israel entering the battlefield and beginning to play an active role," Lieberman told Israeli Army radio.

Only "an extreme incident" would necessitate an Israeli response, he said.

The former foreign minister stressed that the transfer of chemical weapons to Hizbullah or a missile attack on Israel were cases that would require a military response.

Lieberman said that, while Israel has no interest in becoming involved in Syria's civil war, a possible strike by the U.S. and its allies against Assad could potentially "drag" Israel into the conflict.

He told his interviewer that the U.S. position as the world's leading super power and Washington's ability to influence world events would be judged by whether or not it strikes Syria.

Western countries including the U.S. are considering their response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Assad's regime on August 21.

But the Syrian government, which is backed by Hizbullah members in its fight against the armed opposition, accused rebels of using the chemical weapons.

It also warned Washington not to launch any military action, saying such a move would set the Middle East ablaze.

Syria is intertwined in alliances with Iran, Hizbullah and Palestinian militant groups. The country also borders its longtime foe and U.S. ally Israel, making the fallout from military action unpredictable.

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Thumb Lebanese_Templar 27 August 2013, 13:41

Whether they are Rebels or Syrian Regime who committed Chemical attacks, massacres and War should end, blood should not be wasted anymore. The syrian regime and the dictature in it are responsible for all this mess. This where the non liberty of expression leads.


Thumb geha 27 August 2013, 15:07

this is a serious message being sent by Israel to hizbushaitan, as well Feltman delivered the same message to iran yesterday.
if the Iranians have any common sense, they will not get involved in this.
the Syrian regime is going to be crushed, whatever they try to do. what remains to be seen is will they be stupid and get involved? I hope so, so that we will be delivered finally from the Iranians.

Missing plantmorecedar 27 August 2013, 19:17

I wish you would fact check the information, before trying to stir up conspiracy theories. First of all,the document being used by the video was an injected file. The I.P adresses and clock time on the files are identical, meaning that unless the whole file, including the emails, reports, pdfs and documents were sent all at once, in some 5d land where 2 years for them could happen within a second of our world's time, then it's impossible.

Missing plantmorecedar 27 August 2013, 19:20

Secondly, if you crossed reference with applicable information of where "checmical weapons" landed, it would imply that there were atleast three other actors. The information you provided only brings up one, and I should say, they mentioned the wrong munitions from what the reports are saying landed in Eastern Damascus. It doesn't assess the fact that the area was bombarded, all projectile trails originated from Regime controlled areas. I could keep going, but I think it would be smarter for you to take what I wrote and look it up.

Thumb insideman101 27 August 2013, 23:18

@Geha weather HA is involved or not, How stupid are you to think that if the US, Israel and their Saudi dogs start a war with Syria that Libnan wont get effected???? Are you really that coked up???
Im really starting to believe your not even Lebanese...disgusting
Saudi intelligence or something, your a disgrace.

Thumb geha 28 August 2013, 07:11

actually the ones supporting the Iranian terrorist militia are a disgrace and traitors to their country.
as for being affected:
- don't you think we are affected daily by the actions of this occupying Iranian terrorist militia?
- do you think our economy is flourishing due to their actions?
- ...
yes I believe we will be affected, but positively if we are rid from these Iranian terrorist militia.

Default-user-icon quadom (Guest) 28 August 2013, 19:38

down with the Iranian terrorist militia. up with the sanni terrorist militia, aka minnina

Missing VINCENT 28 August 2013, 00:29

I listened and watched the video. Wondering who is the source of this published material?

Missing formerlebaniz 28 August 2013, 02:49

LOL They removed the video because of obvious discrepancies in the video. They commented on their facebook page why they removed the video because they doubt the accuracy of some of the facts displayed. There are hundreds of discrepancies in the document.

Missing george710 28 August 2013, 03:43

Stop speculating it makes you come off as an ignorant war monger. Only God knows what will happen.

Default-user-icon Arturio Belligoze (Guest) 28 August 2013, 18:31

Call it wishful thinking! And when the Israelis get to this point it means that they are out of good options and so they flock to the wailing wall in droves, and this is always a good thing.