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Friday, 7 September 2012

U.S. and Israel Prepare for 'October' Attack on Hizbollah, Syria and Iran ?


U.S. and Israel Prepare for 'October' Attack on Iran

Report: Chaos opens door to attack on Hezbollah

by F. Michael Maloof

WASHINGTON – There are increasing indications the United States and allies seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are working with Sunni allies in Lebanon to take advantage of the chaos and attack the Lebanese-based and Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which supports the Shiite Alawite Assad, regional sources have told Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Israel, the sources say, would have an opportunity to launch an attack into Lebanon to eliminate the fighting capability of Hezbollah, which the U.S., Israel and Canada regard as a terrorist group.

Among the “Sunni allies” would be al-Qaida, which already has threatened to attack the Lebanese Hezbollah for its support of Syria’s Assad. Al-Qaida and its Sunni Salafist allies back the Syrian opposition forces seeking Assad’s ouster.

Sources have told WND/G2Bulletin that Hezbollah military forces already are engaged with Sunni forces fighting against Shiites, including Alawites, in and around Tripoli. They add that some of the Sunni units include al-Qaida.

The al-Qaida affiliate, Abdallah Azzam Brigades, which is active in Syria and Lebanon, already has threatened to attack Hezbollah, which would ignite more sectarian violence and conflict in Lebanon, where a protracted sectarian civil war occurred from 1975 to 1990.

In addition, sources say the Sunni effort is backed financially by Saudi Arabia, which also has placed Saudi intelligence operatives in the northern part of Lebanon.

Al-Qaida’s presence in Syria and Lebanon is increasing as the terrorist group takes advantage of the fractious opposition leadership amid the chaos in Syria and the increasing prospect that the civil war in Syria could spill over into Lebanon.

Al-Qaida’s influence developed even as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently met to discuss the situation in Syria. The leaders reportedly called for the U.S. to get its Sunni March 14 allies in Lebanon to force a vote in the Lebanese parliament calling for the deployment of international troops along Lebanon’s northern border with Syria, according to regional sources.

In suggesting this approach, they reportedly dusted off an old plan that was developed following the July 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. That 33-day confrontation revealed Hezbollah had more military capabilities than assessed. It was only recently revealed that the Israeli intent during the 33-day war was to destroy the resistance group.

The plan is said to be called the “Jeffrey Feltman Project,” which was proposed in 2007 at the request of Israel.

In effect, the plan envisages a “liberated geographic zone” to pressure Syria and others with a base for military operations in the region, according to Franklin Lamb, a Beirut-based international lawyer and regional analyst.

“With the Syrian chaos and crisis, the sought opportunity may have arrived with Pentagon analysts and American allies agreeing with Clinton and Erdogan that the time for a regional Kleiat airbase [close to Tripoli] is now,” Lamb said.


Have Iran and Hezbollah let Assad down?

By Abdul Rahman al-Rashe, Saudi Faux alarabiya News

This is what besieged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad believes. It is paradoxical. How can we say Iran is supplying Assad with money, oil, weapons and fighters, and at the same time, claim Iran and its puppet Hezbollah have abandoned him in his hour of need?

Immense support from Tehran to Damascus has never stopped but Assad is far from satisfied with the performance of his allies. In fact, he must be quite angry with them. He’s been expecting more than just material support. For more than a year, he has threatened big events in the region. Nothing of the sort has happened and the fire remains confined to his own home.

Assad was expecting the Iranians to declare war against GCC countries and to exert pressure on them to stop supporting the Syrian freedom fighters. He believed Hezbollah would hasten war against Israel like in 2006, to keep the region busy and force the US, Britain and France to stop supporting the revolution which was spreading chaos across the country.

His disappointment was huge. The Iranians did not attack the GCC countries. Hezbollah did not declare war against Israel. All its members had done was organize demonstrations on the green meadows opposite the barbed wires borders with Israel. The demonstrators sang and danced. The bearded members of the party did not fire a single bullet against Israel.

Assad is left with Ahmed Jibril, the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC). He was hoping Jibril would open a front against Israel but he did not. The Palestinians inside the refugee camps in Syria joined the revolution and openly fought side-by-side with the freedom fighters.

Jibril expressed his well wishes to Assad. He said in an interview the leadership in Iran assured him they would not leave Syria alone against aggression. He claimed that Iranian leaders said they warned the Turks not to play with fire and made it clear that any intervention in Syria was a line that should not be crossed.

The official media in Syria were forced to circulate rumors to drive his allies to clash with his enemies. The media circulated a statement attributed to Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Shoura Council, in which he allegedly said, “The downfall of the Assad regime in Syria is the downfall of Kuwait. You may interpret this in any way you wish.” It was never proved the top Iranian official made the threat. The official media also attributed similar statements to Russian officials who warned against a war that would destroy everything and that Russia would not tolerate the attitudes of countries hostile to Syria. We could not find any truth to these statements. The official media circulated a statement they allegedly attributed to former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in which he said the downfall of Assad would be beneficial to Israel, which would then occupy more Arab lands. The false interview was carried by a comic publication and was quickly marketed by Damascus.

What does Assad expect his allies to do? He thought the Iranians and the Russians would cooperate with each other to open a war front against Turkey to intimidate Erdogan’s government and compel it to kick out the Syrian opposition organizations from Turkish territories, which posed a big threat to him. The Iranians and the Russians did not do this.

He was hoping for a war in the Gulf that would cause Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to shake up their political systems under sectarian justifications, but this did not happen.

Assad was hoping to wake up one morning to find Jordan and Egypt asking for his help against an Israeli aggression because of the deliberate operations in Sinai, but this did not happen.

Many months have passed and the world is preoccupied with one event: The collapse of his regime, which is inevitable.

I once wrote that Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, was too smart to destroy his forces to salvage a falling regime. Though Nasrallah sent his men to fight alongside Assad forces and his militia, he has completely ignored Assad’s wishes to launch war in Lebanon or to start war against Israel. Nasrallah wanted the world to note this when he disowned the kidnapping of a number of Syrians and a Turk in Lebanon. “We have no power over the Shiite kidnappers. Understand this anyway you want,” he said.

The Russians, the Iranians and Hezbollah have known for about a year now that the Assad regime has fallen. They only want to mitigate the damage that might subsequently fall on them following the downfall of the regime. They want to have a say in the new Syria, maybe by dissecting the country into small sectarian states, or launch a civil war that would preoccupy Syrians for many years to come.

(Published in the Saudi-based Arab News on Sept. 7, 2012)



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