Jumblat Says he Will Go to Syria Only after Regime Collapses

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat has said that he would visit Syria only if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad collapses and the country is “liberated.”

In remarks to French-language daily L'Orient Le Jour, Jumblat said: “Neither I nor my son have planned for a single moment to go to Damascus.”

“We will head to Damascus when it is liberated from the group that is now in power,” he said.

Jumblat's remarks came in response to accusations by Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali that the PSP chief had contributed to a campaign against the Syrian regime by twisting facts and protecting armed elements.

He said ties between the regime and Jumblat were totally cut.

Reports that the doors of Damascus were open for Jumblat's son Taymour were not true, the diplomat added, drawing the PSP chief's retaliatory remarks.

"He is a deceptive person," Jumblat told the daily about the ambassador.

Ali also lashed out at the U.S. for being the maestro of an aggression which takes Syria as a battlefield.

He said Turkey is an essential springboard for the armed rebels while Saudi Arabia is a major financial backer.

Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad are fighting rebels seeking to topple him.

The fighting erupted in early 2011 when Assad launched a crackdown on pro-democracy protests and has since evolved into a full-blown civil war that has claimed an estimated 126,000 lives.

Comments 21
Thumb mckinl 13 December 2013, 09:32

Sorry Walid, no one invited you to Syria ...

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 09:39

Are you the new Syrian equerry who issues invitations to foreign dignitaries?

Thumb mckinl 13 December 2013, 09:40

Please show us Walid's invitation to Syria ...

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 11:01

I am glad you asked @flamethrower: There is no such thing as a "socialist" but a socialite. We are all capitalists who love tabouleh and kibbe' nayyeh and a bit of the other.

Thumb BeautifulMind 13 December 2013, 11:03

I could not help to notice that you are M14-Saudi, Turkey revolutionist. I have a question for you, do you guys abduct only Arthoudax nuns or, if oppertunity presents itself, you abduct Catholic ones as well?
This question is part of a study of the Abduction in Arab Spring or whats known as (AAS).
Your response is appreciated.
For me, and thank you for asking, we only abduct Santa-Clause.

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 11:03

@flamethrower: What's your take on the word "akid"? Does it mean the same to everybody?

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 11:06

(ice-man shrugs off @sagh as nothing but a cheap imitation of the real thing. ice-man denounces the impostor's failed attempts at copying ice-man's unique debating skills)

Thumb BeautifulMind 13 December 2013, 16:34

Mr. Jumblat, if collapse is what you are waiting for, I have some news for ya,
Nations will collapse, and leaders will collapse but not Syria-Baath Assad.
Do you know why? Remember about 2000 years ago, a wise man called Jesus said, " those who build their homes on rocks, floods, winds and shocks will NEVER able to bring the house down."
Thats how solid Baath in Syria regardless of day-to-day politics.
Now for us, Santa Clause helpers, we build our houses from kids wishes!

Thumb cedre 13 December 2013, 12:59

maybe his in-laws...

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 13 December 2013, 09:50

it seems this time youll go to your grave before since you are already old and the regime is getting younger... if they don't kill you first!

Thumb sophia_angle 13 December 2013, 10:13

nooo haram joujou..however that means he will never go to syria! ;) he will change his mind n stances dats for sure

Thumb benzona 13 December 2013, 11:22

He can't flip on bachar again. So, I believe him when he says such a thing. He knows bachar will be gone after the transitional governement is tasked to take over. On that day, we will all point out with our lovely fingers where the collaborators innlebanon lived, hezzi and fpmers. Let majnaoun defend them again. LoL...

Thumb benzona 13 December 2013, 11:53

BTW, this article was taken from an interview in today's paper lorient lejour.

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 12:43

.... Have you considered assuming a leadership position in Lebanese politics and changing the status quo? You are not only perfect, but a Limited edition.

Thumb ex-fpm 13 December 2013, 12:55

This political class should be exterminated. Yet, I do not hold high hopes for the alternatives judging by this website which is a representative of the Lebanese population's deep divide.

Thumb LebCynic 13 December 2013, 13:48

Oooof oooof oooof what a great loss. Only a matter of time before he crawls to Damascus.

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 13 December 2013, 13:53

hope ya beik the 3arab spring starts in your party and community soon

Default-user-icon Plidon Grueber (Guest) 13 December 2013, 14:01

Thus spoke Arreet 7akeh # 3. As if two Arreet 7akehs, Suleiman and the Doc of Bull, are not enough.

Thumb ice-man 13 December 2013, 14:02

(ice-man does 2 aerial but lateral flip-flops and 3 double axle somersaults, then rolls on the floor laughing)

Thumb thepatriot 13 December 2013, 14:13

@Flame ...lol... yeah M8 don't do that do they...
Sleiman Frangieh
Michel Aoun (His 2 sons in law...thank god he has no son)
Emile Lahoud (lol)
Talal Arslan etc...

Missing watan-libnan 13 December 2013, 16:15

Syria's war is syria's problem why don't you focus on fixing lebanese problems ya walid bek and stop talking about it and do something about it