Friends don’t let friends get deposed
With US President Barack Obama weighing his options on Syria in light of evidence that chemical weapons were used in attacks there, Arabic news outlets on Wednesday are preoccupied with statements by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who said he would provide backup support should the Syrian regime begin to crumble.
“Nasrallah: Syria has friends who will not allow it to fall,” reads the headline on the website of Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera atop an article featuring an image of Nasrallah in his habitual blue-background TV studio.
“He hinted at the possibility of his party’s intervention along with Iran in the confrontations taking place on the ground, if things develop,” reads the article.
The London-based daily Al-Hayat leads its coverage of Nasrallah’s speech on Al-Manar TV, along with his denial of reports that Hezbollah forces are already engaged in battle with anti-Assad rebels….