[Marxism] Another supporter of Assad's "steadfastness" front

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 06:41:15 MST 2015

Assad is the least harmful: Israeli official


January 15, 2015
Assad is the least harmful: Israeli official

Dan Halutz, former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army. File photo

ARA News

Beirut, Lebanon – The Former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Dan 
Halutz, said that the Western countries should strengthen the Syrian 
regime’s steadfastness in the face of its opponents, especially after 
the recent terrorist attacks in France.

Halutz’s statement came in a press interview on Wednesday morning with 
an official Hebrew radio.

“The Western countries should be more pragmatic and put their own 
interests and those of Israeli at the forefront of their priorities and 
seek reconciliation between the Syrian regime and the moderate 
opposition, rather than enabling radical Islamist groups to achieve 
victory against the regime,” Halutz added

Halutz argued if the Western countries allowed the fall of President 
Bashar al-Assad’s regime, “they would have committed the most egregious 
mistake”, adding that this has become recognized by many political 
elites in Europe and the United States.

“The collapse of the Syrian regime would turn the region into a fertile 
ground for the jihadist groups with radical Islamic ideology, which will 
target Europe and Israel with their terrorist operations, in contrast to 
the Syrian regime which would never think of such steps if guaranteed to 
remain in power,” the Former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army 

For his part, the Israeli military analyst, Roni Daniel, said there is 
an implicit coordination between the Syrian regime and the international 
coalition’s forces on the ground.

“The ongoing coordination between the regime and the coalition is 
indirect collaboration through Jordan or Iraq, and Israel has demanded 
the coalition to expand the list of targets to include all Sunni 
jihadist organizations stationed in Syria,” Daniel commented.

Reporting by: Salman Mohammed 

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