Military Intelligence: Assad Trusts Hizbullah More than His Own Army

[Ynet News] Roni Sofer - Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Israeli Cabinet Sunday that Syria "has become the bargain basement for Hizbullah weaponry." He said Syrian President Bashar Assad "trusts Hizbullah more than he does his own troops" and that the Syrians "have made all of their strategic capabilities available to Hizbullah." Syria is still as radical as Iran, Yadlin said. "Syria and Iran have bought the Lebanese regime. They keep pumping in cash to bribe statesmen and push shady deals....Iran's recent offer to help re-outfit the Lebanese army is nothing more than an attempt to take over Lebanon." As for the peace talks between Israel and Syria, Military Intelligence indicates that Assad would like to pursue the option, but only on his own terms.

2008-10-27 01:00:00

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