But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.
As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own… Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.
Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.
The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country.
Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.
You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.
America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit.
Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.
Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.
None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel.
We are dealing with treachery and threats, which accompanied the establishment of Israel.
Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.