Sabra: Lebanese Govt. Must Prevent Hizbullah from Fighting in Syria

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Interim head of the opposition Syrian National Council George Sabra accused the Syrian regime of attempting drag Lebanon into the conflict in his country and by involving Hizbullah in the crisis, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper Saturday.

He told the daily: “The Lebanese government must assume its responsibilities and prevent Hizbullah from fighting in Syria and meddling with the fate of the Syrian and Lebanese people for the sake of regime that will inevitably collapse.”

“Hizbullah has awakened a sectarian monster that it will not know how to put to rest again,” he lamented.

“The resistance's glory was lost when it directed its arms against Beirut on May 7, 2008 and its weapons turned into shame when they were used in the streets of Damascus and al-Qusayr,” he added.

“The party is now preparing to battle for Aleppo, but Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah should heed our warning and avert strife he will regret for the rest of his life,” Sabra warned.

“We have great affection towards the Lebanese people and we have true allies who are loyal to the Syrian revolt, such as the Mustaqbal Movement, Lebanese Forces, the Democratic Left Movement, the March 14 alliance, and Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat, whose position we understand,” he noted.

Hizbullah fighters spearheaded a devastating 17-day regime assault on the Syrian town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border which culminated on June 5 with its recapture from the rebels.

Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites in the Damascus province.

But during a May 25 speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from Lebanon, Nasrallah said "if Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”

Nasrallah had declared during a speech on Friday that the party will stay involved in the conflict, after having helped Syrian regime forces recapture the key town of Qusayr from rebels.

Comments 9
Thumb geha 15 June 2013, 08:51

at least this guy is true to his country: Syria.
but m8 guys are the real traitors to Lebanon as their agenda and orders are Iranian.

Thumb mckinl 15 June 2013, 10:31

Hahaha ... the vast majority of "rebels" are not Syrians but Qaeda. Sabra speaks with an army of Takfiri soldiers not Syrians ... He is the traitor as is Hariri who is trying to tear Lebanon apart even after it is apparent that his patrons the KSA have lost their gambit in Syria ...

Missing -karim_m3 15 June 2013, 09:18

"...for the sake of regime that will inevitably collapse."

Try saying that to your FSA-Al Qaeda brethren Zabra. They were torn apart in Qusayr and their morale has collapsed, while you're sitting here barking like a madman with no plan while the FSA rebel terrorists get destroyed.

Eh, keep barking like the faithful Al Qaeda dog you are.

Thumb Senescence 15 June 2013, 23:34

ex-coma, jihadists from all around the world (chechnya, afghanistan, uzbekistan,britain,bosnia,russia,qatar,bahrain,etc.) have come to Syria over the last 2 years or so, providing a continuous supply line for replacing their dead, themselves provided a continuous supply of food/small arms/vehicles. Of course it's going to be a long war, this one.

Thumb mckinl 15 June 2013, 10:09

Now that the war in Syria is all but lost Sabra threatens Lebanon. True Hezbollah is in Syria but it is also true that huge amounts of fighters and supplies are passing through northern Lebanon in support.

The facts are these ... German military intelligence says more than 95% of the fighters are not Syrian but Qaeda. The New York Times says there are no leading FSA Commanders on the ground, they are all Qaeda.

The tactics by Qaeda, beheadings, car bombs, suicide bombers, cannabalism, mass ethnic slaughter have turned the political tide.A recent poll of Syrians now give Assad 70% support, 20% undecided and 10% for the "Rebels".

The Syrian gambit by Qatar, the KSA and the USA has failed. The only question left is: Will there be peace or more years of war? More years of war will severely hurt Lebanon. It looks like that is their fall back position ... more years of war.

Default-user-icon Ephenditto Kayzerol (Guest) 15 June 2013, 10:41

Doesn't Dr. Arreet 7akeh of Syria know that he can save his breath ta ykhalles bi kh..a bel awal because we have our own Dr. Arreet 7akeh of amn al moujtama3 al massi7i tole3 kello art 7akeh bi art 7akeh? Plus, does he not know that our "government" is a "Hizbushaitan" government? Perhaps our NostraDamsels can enlighten him! NostraGabbyMarch14, what the heck is with Abou Jreij Sabra?

Missing peace 15 June 2013, 15:20

hezbis claim their right to "resist" but deny this same right to a people because they are against hezbis interests but they back the right to "resist" for the bahreinis... double standards which does not even shock their followers so blinded by hezbis propaganda...

now they say that is is not the syrians who are resisting... very convenient to justify their actions!
plus, they do not even respect the baabda declaration which they must follow more than anyone else as being part of the gvt that has issued it! but then again it does not shock their sheep followers that their party does not respect the state's decisions while claiming they are patriots and for the strenghtening of the state which they weaken whenever they want..

Missing peace 15 June 2013, 19:44

what a lame comment... 2 years ago syrians took to the streets to resist bashar dictatorship...2 years that syrians were shelled killed like rabbits by the syrian army who as "a friend of israel" never shot one single bullet on them in order to protect the israeli border... but that you refuse to see it because it is bad for your propaganda...
so your idiotic propaganda trying to deny the syrians the right to resist is laughable and totally blinded by syrian and hezbi propaganda... and the stupid propaganda saying qaeda is allied with israel is so laughable...

seems only now the rebellion began in M8 eyes!

Missing helicopter 15 June 2013, 17:15

I thought Mr. Mouallem also asked the Lebanese Government to control its borders. Oh I forgot he only wants it selectively controlled. Hezb and AlQeda are two sides of the same coin...... I wish they both vanish into the abyss.