The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.
We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.
Since its very inception, Israel has been a threat.
We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
You cannot reform your society or institution without opening your mind.
It is natural that we should always expect an Israeli attack, even when it does not threaten.
Syria is geographically and politically in the middle of the Middle East.
Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.
As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed.
The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.
Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.
Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.
When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country.
When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.
The problem with the West is that they start with political reform going towards democracy. If you want to go towards democracy, the first thing is to involve the people in decision making, not to make it.
Armies are not only for offensives.
Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
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.
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