Monday, May 19, 2014

Lebanese president urges Hezbollah to leave Syria

Yes, I'm sure this will sit well with Hezbollah.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman on Saturday urged Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria to avoid future repercussions on the tiny Arab state that suffered through 15 years of its own civil war. [...]

“I appeal for the return to Lebanon and to withdraw from neighboring arenas to avoid future repercussions on Lebanon,” said Suleiman, a critic of Hezbollah backing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.

Hezbollah, which openly joined the battles in Syria last year, is not likely to abide by Suleiman’s call. Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has vowed to keep his fighters in Syria as long as needed to shore up Assad’s struggle against Syria’s rebels.

I think Hezbollah should stay in Syria and keep fighting Al Qaeda. It's a win-win. Besides, nobody like a quitter.