Syria: MB Calls US, Iran ’Threat’ To Lebanon’s Unity
|Thursday, December 14,2006 00:00|
The Syrian offshoot of Muslim Brotherhood released a statement, on December 12, 2006, warning that both US and Iranian schemes pose a serious threat to Lebanon’s stability and unity.
"The US occupation of Iraq has created chaos elsewhere and has given way for the Iranian scheme to expand and could eventually impose its hegemony on the region", the statement said, adding that Arabs should regard what is happening in Lebanon and Iraq as a dual and dubious scheme which, if given free rein, will spill over into the entire region; these happenings are not domestic affairs as some claim.
The statement cautioned that a sectarian scheme is concocted behind the scenes by Iran to eventually settle old accounts, citing the ongoing incidents in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria alike." In light of the decline of the US scheme, the Persian scheme has come to mushroom and expand under glimmering, but hollow, slogans to deceive the naïve and cash in on the events to have its sway on Iraq and Lebanon", the statement said, lamenting that with the Persian silence the US scheme expanded its occupation to include Afghanistan and Iraq.
The statement attributed the Iranian silence towards the US crimes in Iraq to the Iranians’ hope to have part of the cake, or the whole cake in case the US scheme falters or declines. It decried the dead silence of the Arab and Muslim peoples in general and their leaders and elites in particular, for leaving the nation between the hammer of the US scheme and the anvil of the Persian one; the two are regarded by the statement as the worst of both worlds.
The ongoing crisis in Lebanon was the focus of the statement which stressed that Lebanon cannot attain unity and integrity if it is ruled by one single sect whatever it is, with the statement declining to name a sect, but it apparently hinted at the Iran backed Hezbollah Party. "Democracy is not made through taking to streets but through ballot boxes and constructive national dialogue, resorting to law and constitution when any issue arises", the statement said, reiterating that what is happening in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria is no longer a domestic affair but it is an episode of a series of intrigues threatening "our nation from Afghanistan to Central Asia cutting through Arab Peninsula, Egypt and Sudan".
The statement regarded both the US and Iran schemes as equally serious threats and called on the Arab and Muslim nation to take a course of action before it is too late.