Monday, March 10, 2008

Allies of Syria and Iran Ready for War

Osama Saad, Lebanese M.P. (Photo: Courtesy of Alasdair Soussi)

Beirut, 10 Mar 08, 19:29

Political factions backed by Syria and Iran on Monday said they are prepared to confront any Israeli attack on Lebanon and declared support for the killing of eight students at a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem.

The self-labeled Lebanese Parties issued a statement after their regular meeting at the offices in Sidon of Ousama Saad's Popular Nasserite Organization (1) claiming the United States has dispatched Naval vessels to the Mediterranean to "support the ruling majority."

The statement said the groups are "fully prepared and perfectly ready to confront any Zionist aggression that leaders of the Zionist entity's criminal terror could launch."

It praised as "heroic" the killing of Jewish religious students in Jerusalem saying it was the "real and factual response to Fascist-Zionist practices carried out by the enemy's army in Gaza."

Interviewed by Alasdair Soussi-Sidon, Lebanon-March 18, 2007 for WorldPress he said:
"I'm optimistic about Lebanon's future, but I am wary about America's plans in the Middle East, especially when it comes to Iran and Syria. We must be vigilant and must make sure that we're not used as a pawn in the middle of any (conflict) as we're a small country and very vulnerable." (Interview)

(1) The Popular Nasserite Organization (Arabic: التنظيم الشعبي الناصري) is a political party in Lebanon created in 1973 by Maarouf Saad. The party is led today by Ousama Saad, who is an MP in the Parliament and aligns with the opposition.


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