Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hezbollah vs FSA: 'Bloodbath Looms in Lebanon as Syria War Spills Over'

A powerful blast has struck the Syrian capital - killing 31 people and injuring dozens more. The explosion also caused severe damage - shattering windows and sending a cloud of smoke above the city.It comes as the Free Syrian Army opposition group has given Hezbollah a 48-hour deadline to stop shelling its locations from neighbouring Lebanon. Middle East expert Tariq Ali shares his opinion with RT.

Ali says a negotiated peace could be achieved and included the option for Assad to step down. The idea is to save civilian lives. However, peace could also be achieved if the FSA lost the support of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the US and other involved countries. There would have been no armed conflict without foreign help.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 23rd, 2013.]

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