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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In the next war, Syria and Lebanon are one

The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reported on Monday that Syria and Hezbullah have agreed to make a joint military command and coordinate between them in any future war against Israel.
Speaking with al-Rai Monday, sources have indicated that Hezbollah and Syria have formed a joint headquarters meant to orchestrate the cooperation between the two forces, which is to be commanded by two officers – one from the Syrian military and one from Hezbollah.

The joint command, the report said, would ensure full cooperation in land, sea, and air warfare, as well as take care of the positioning of anti-aircraft missiles in both Lebanon and Syria in order to confront the possibility of an Israeli nuclear assault.

Recent exchanges between the two organizations reportedly included trading information regarding strategic sites within Israel, including airports and other facilities, as well as dividing up the prospective war fronts between themselves.

The report also stated that Damascus and Hezbollah also worked together on the possibility of joint artillery strike against Israel, as well as drawing up a collective plan for the defense of vital Lebanon, Syria sites in case of an Israeli attack.

The two organizations also reportedly shared information gather by Hezbollah following the Second Lebanon War in 2006, including military conclusions and tactics.

The al-Rai report also stated Syria's contentment with Turkey's recent announcement that it would ban Israeli warplanes from entering its airspace, since it prevents the possibility of an Israeli airstrike from that direction.
Earlier on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with 'Lebanese Prime Minister' Sa'ad Hariri to urge Hariri to support Hezbullah. It also sounds like the Lebanese 'government' will soon be cooperating with Syria.
Lebanese Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus early on Monday, to discuss Syrian-Lebanese ties and to consolidate "coordination between the two countries in all fields," Syria's state-run news agency SANA reported Monday.

Hariri has visited Damascus repeatedly this year in a sign of Syria's renewed influence over Lebanon in the years since Damascus withdrew its military in 2005, ending a nearly three-decade hold on Lebanon.

According to the report, Assad called for "calm and dialogue to solve impending problems." He also reiterated his support for the "resistance against foreign threats," and urged Hariri to support Hizbullah.
It has also been reported that the Lebanese Armed Forces will be getting French HOT anti-tank missiles despite American and Israeli objections.

What could go wrong?


At 6:57 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

More good news!

Maybe Israel should go after Sonny Assad's military.

If the road indeed runs through Damascus rather than Beirut.



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