Syrian DM tells troops to prepare for 'dangers ahead'Ok, here comes the “hasbara” section:
General Habib urges troops to increase training for 'challenges, dangers ahead', says 'Zionist movement taking uprecedented steps, is source for concern.'
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 61st anniversary of the establishment of the Syrian Navy, Habib said that "the Zionist movement is taking unprecedented racist steps and is a source for concern worldwide," adding that Syria was at one of its most sensitive times ever.
Peres told Solana in his meeting, "If Assad is interested in peace with Israel, he must take the route of direct negotiations, without preconditions."
In reference to Hezbollah, Peres said that it is "Syria's reservist army that acts as a terrorist organization in all manners in Syria's service. Assad needs to make a decision whether he wants peace or continued conflict. I think peace with Syria should be attempted, but there is not need to make use of mediators."So, having an army to defend your country is a terrorist act, especially when it's an army that whipped Israels butt in the last war. And now for the "memory loss" section:
He added that it must be remembered that Israel is in the Golan Heights because it was attacked and has a right to ensure that it will not be attacked again.Didn’t you just love that last line there? This one to be exact: “it must be remembered that Israel is in the Golan Heights because it was attacked and has a right to ensure that it will not be attacked again” Now, I understand it’s hard for Israel to admit any fault for why an army had the cheek to fight back. I mean, why on earth would they expect a country that’s been invaded by Israel to actually want to defend itself from the rogue nuclear armed state next door. Hmmm, perhaps Israel should refer to Wiki for the answers as to who has the history of invading it’s neighbours:
After the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, Lebanon became home to more than 110,000 Palestinian refugees from their homes in present day Israel. By 1975, they numbered more than 300,000, The PLO became a powerful force and played an important role in the Lebanese Civil War. Continual violence occurred between Israel and the PLO from 1968, With the signing of the Israel/Egyptian peace treaty in 1979 the Likud Government of Israel hardened its attitude to the Arab world and became more aggressive.Oh My goodness, it was Israel who attacked Lebanon AGAIN. Imagine that. So the Lebanon war in 2006 was simply a remnant of unfinished business from the original beginning of the war, which, I might ad, was begun by Israel.. and it even went so far as to create an “"internationally recognized provocation" Translation, they created a situation by provocation, so they could invade Lebanon with the blessings of the USA. You know, much like they are now doing in Gaza. Some things never change. So let’s talk about the Golan Heights then:
One of the reasons for the invasion, according to Sheldon L. Richman was "the discrediting and destruction of the PLO, which, by June 1982, had observed its cease-fire with Israel for about a year and had been pursuing a diplomatic strategy.". Despite the PLO having observed the ceasefire, Israel continued looking for the "internationally recognized provocation" that Secretary of State Alexander Haig said would be necessary to obtain American support for an Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
The First Lebanon War, began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon
Golan Heights remain a highly contested land straddling the borders of Syria and Israel. Two-thirds of the area is currently governed by Israel. The United Nations, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Arab League, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch consider the Golan Heights to be territory occupied by Israel and not part of Israel proper. Israel has controlled most of the Golan since the Six Day War in 1967. In 1981, Israel passed the Golan Heights Law, which extended Israeli law and administration throughout the Israeli controlled territory, a move which was condemned by the United Nations Security Council in its motion 497So Israel is occupying and colonizing part of another country illegally, sound familiar? Yet the rightful owners of the land have no right to fight back? So, using that same logic, if Canada took over parts of the northern US that’s “A-Ok” with Americans? Or if Mexico took part of Texas , that’s alright as well. America would have no right to fight back? Pardon me whilst I laugh mi arse off. Yet this same logic goes flying right out the window when it’s Israel and it’s Arab neighbours. That’s one reason why America and Israel are hated, double standards.
But hey’ lets not use facts, they get in the way of Israel’s version of history.