Jumblat Urges 'Patience' when Tackling Hizbullah Fighting in Syria, Says Assad is 'the Devil'

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Friday called for “patience” while dealing with Hizbullah's involvement in Syria's war, explaining that any confrontation with the party will lead to “falling in the trap of sectarianism.”

"A confrontation will Hizbullah will not lead to any result because Sunnis and Shiites must live together in Lebanon,” Jumblat said in an interview with the American cable channel CNN that was published on the network's website.

Noting that Hizbullah belongs to a “larger organization which is the Islamic Republic of Iran," Jumblat added: "Facing the party leads to falling in the trap of sectarianism that has started in Iraq and Syria and could extend to Lebanon.”

"We have to be patient and careful when dealing with this.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced on Thursday that 104 Hizbullah members had been killed in Syria since last autumn.

Hizbullah combatants have become increasingly involved in Syria's conflict, fighting alongside President Assad's forces.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said before that his party's involvement in Syria's war aimed at defending 13 Syrian villages along the border where Lebanese Shiites live, and the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine, revered by Shiites around the world.

But on Saturday, however, the Hizbullah leader pointed out that Syria is “the backbone of the resistance, assuring that he will not let this bone break.

The Druze leader accused "the world and the United States of abandoning the Syrian people after making many promises, among them (Syrian President) Bashar Assad stepping down.”

“Assad will run for the the so-called (presidential) elections in 2014,” Jumblat assured.

“It is because the West, particularly U.S. President Barack Obama, lack compassion towards the Syrian people's future and fate.”

Jumblat explained: "No real aid was provided to the people of Syria except for some money from Arab countries, but no weapons were given whereas the Russian-Iranian alliance are largely supplying Assad with military and financial assistance.”

He said there is a conflict of interest between a Russian-Iranian axis on one side, and the U.S. on the other: “To preserve what is left of Syria and to provide the Syrian people with aid, there must be a conference that joins together the U.S., Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia.”

Regarding his stance towards the Syrian jihadist al-Nusra Front, Jumblat denied saying that he supports the movement, explaining that he meant instead that he backs “anyone fighting against Assad.”

"The West said al-Nusra is the devil but no, I say Assad is the devil.”

Comments 9
Thumb geha 31 May 2013, 18:47

in a way, it is good that hizbushaitan is involved in Syria.
at the ongoing rate of deaths of their militia men, in a few minths there will all have died there :)
so yes joumblat: patience, let them die elsewhere.....

Thumb geha 31 May 2013, 18:58

sorry many mistakes :)
in a way, it is good that hizbushaitan is involved in Syria.
at the ongoing rate of deaths of their militia men, in a few months they will all have died there :)
so yes joumblat: patience, let them die elsewhere.....

Thumb _citizen_ 31 May 2013, 19:15

What a profound statement Mr. Jumblatt.... Patience?! Will see where patience leads this country. We know what got us here: patience and tolerance of this evil party.

Thumb primesuspect 31 May 2013, 21:45

Patience? He's sick, him and his son out of politics immediately. Yalla, fuera. Get the hell out you sectarian monster.

Thumb benzona 31 May 2013, 22:42

I feel sorry for my Druze friends. They've got no valid politician to represent them.... Entre la peste Arslan, et le choléra Jumblatt.... Personne de valable. Allah yirham Kamal Jumblatt.

Thumb faridz 01 June 2013, 03:49

And this prime suspect I think you're a sick kid or something I feel bad for for you

Missing doctorlove1 01 June 2013, 12:07

The only snake is your Asir .

Thumb benzona 01 June 2013, 15:44

Asir is insignificant, he doesn't have blood on his hands like Nasrallah.

Thumb benzona 01 June 2013, 15:43

Is it forbidden to dislike a political leader? is it forbidden to criticize someone's who's got blood on his hands? someone who allied himself with his father's killers? A turncoat and a half-witt?

To me, it sounds reasonnable, keep your leader and do whatever you want with him. As of me, I feel empathy for my druze friends (and I have many) because they're trully cursed with this not so innocent nepotist.