“In October 2007 General Wesley Clarke recounted how, in late 2001, a Pentagon source informed him that US State Department goals were to “to attack and destroy the governments in seven countries in five years. We are going to start with Iraq, and then we’re going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.”
Perhaps even more significantly, General Clarke recounted a conversation he had had with Paul Wolfowitz in 1991, in which the then number 3 in the Pentagon told Clark: “one thing we did learn [from the First Gulf War] is that we can use our military in the region [in the Middle East] and the Soviets won’t stop us. And we’ve got about 5 or 10 years to clean up those old Soviet regimes – Syria, Iran, Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.” “
“Any action that serves sectarian sedition serves takfiri goals,” Nasrallah said. “Takfiris want us to target our Sunni brothers, but this won’t happen.”
“In Iraq, we went to war on the basis of lies originally uttered by fakers and conmen. Now it’s war by YouTube. This doesn’t mean that the terrible images of the gassed and dying Syrian civilians are false. It does mean that any evidence to the contrary is going to have to be suppressed. For example, no-one is going to be interested in persistent reports in Beirut that three Hezbollah members – fighting alongside government troops in Damascus – were apparently struck down by the same gas on the same day, supposedly in tunnels. They are now said to be undergoing treatment in a Beirut hospital. So if Syrian government forces used gas, how come Hezbollah men might have been stricken too? Blowback?”
“I read that the US ambassador in Lebanon condemned the car bomb in Ruways in the southern suburbs of Beirut. But I remembered that back in 1985 the Reagan administration had condemned the car bomb in Bi’r Al-`Abd which targeted Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah. Later Bob Woodward revealed that the bomb was planted by the US and funded by the Saudi government.”
Although Hezbollah is a long-term ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ordinary Hezbollah supporters say it is the threat from Sunni extremism that is the main reason the militia is fighting in Syria.
“It was not a sacrifice for Bashar al-Assad…Muhammad al-Siblani’s sister Nur…said of his decision to fight. “He went because he knew these Takfiris would come one day to his house, his family and his friends, and slaughter them as they did in Qusair.”
“We’ve seen what they’ve done in Iraq, the daily bombings…”
“To undermine Iran…the Bush Administration…has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran.”
“Condoleezza Rice…pointed to the Sunni states as centers of moderation, and said that Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah…have made their choice…to destabilize.””
Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House…It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.”
“The latter [Hassan Nasrallah] said that instead of waiting for the extremist Islamists to come fight us on our doorsteps here in Lebanon, we decided to choose the time and place of this confrontation, which they initiated.
Whether you like him or not Nasrallah is right with this:
“…Hezbollah cannot be on the side of America and Israel, or with those who dig up graves, open chests, and behead other people.”
Unlike the libyan, tunisian or chechen and other Salafis who act as though they are on a “Jihad tour” befalling first Libya, now Syria and later possibly Lebanon and Iraq:
“The resistance is fighting in Syria to prevent the battle from moving to Lebanon”. This is closer to the truth than the nonsense that they have come to Syria to kill Sunnis. If they were after Sunnis they would go to Tripoli.