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Masked presenter ridicules Hezbollah leader
Masked presenter ridicules Hezbollah leader 
 
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah Photo: EPA
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah Photo: EPA
 
President Bashar Assad Photo: EPA
President Bashar Assad Photo: EPA
 
 

Syrian opposition mocks Nasrallah in video

Satiric clip staring masked woman ridicules Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah for supporting Bahrain upheaval while backing Syria's brutal regime. Presenter: Take Assad as a gift if you love him so

Roee Nahmias
Published: 08.17.11, 10:07 / Israel News

As part of the Syrian opposition's continued front against President Bashar Assad's brutal crackdown of protests across the country, it has recently released a satiric online video mocking Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

 

In the video, part of an online series called "Even a Goat can Fly," a masked woman is seen standing with the slogan "Free Syria" displayed behind her. She is presented as someone who was "deployed in Syria by external enemies," as she begins to poke fun at the Hezbollah leader.

  

Watch: Syrian opposition mocks Nasrallah

 

"Since the beginning of the Syrian upheaval, the position of the honorable Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has been clear: He is against the Syrian revolution," the presenter says. "He supported the Egyptian upheaval, the Libyan upheaval, Tunisia, Yemen and of course – the upheaval in Bahrain (where the Shiite majority revolted against the Sunni regime – writer's note), but here he was against it. Why? Why, you "Sheikh of resistance?"

 

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In the video, parts of Nasrallah's speeches are presented in which he explained why he backs the Syrian regime on the one hand, but also supported the protesters in Bahrain.

 

"From all of the 'ring countries' (countries surrounding Israel) there is only one regime that supports the opposition – and that's the Syrian regime," says Nasrallah in the clip.

 

"Yes, this is the same 'opposition' that reported the fall of Quneitra nearly 72 hours before a Zionist soldier entered it. This is the same opposition which sent our youth to the Golan Heights without weapons while his (Assad's) weapons were put to use in Daraa," remarked the presenter.


"תמכת במהפכה בבחריין. מדוע לא בזו שבסוריה?". מפגין בבחריין (צילום: AP)

'Why not support Syrian upheaval?' (Photo: AP)

 

Nasrallah continues to show support for the Bahrain rallies. "People were participating in non-violent protests. Hundreds were killed and injured. Hundreds were arrested," he said in another speech.

 

"Wow, you've seen hundreds being killed in Bahrain, but no one killed in Syria? We've reached 2,000 already," mocked the presenter. "Mr. Hassan Nasrallah, the blood of the deprived is dear to us, whether they are Sunni or Shiites."

 

'Follow blood trail'

In the video, the Hezbollah leader asks: "Where are the Syrian people?" and the presenter answers: "You know what? Take a plane and come to Halab. From there continue to the city of Halab (Aleppo)… There you'll find a minority of 500,000 people. If you want to, continue to Homs, Daraa, and Jisr ash-Shugur. If you're lost – follow the blood trail."


"מימנו את הסרט: ארה"ב וישראל". טנק סורי בעיר חמה (צילום: רויטרס)

Syrian tank in Hama (Photo: Reuters)

 

"The protesters don't use guns, pistols and not even a knife. They didn't conquer cities or villages. This is one grave injustice," Nasrallah speaks of Bahrain demonstrators in another clip.

 

In response, the masked presenter replays: "Here Syrian protesters go out to rallies with swords. There are a million tanks near the first line of protesters, oh - excuse me - vehicles modified to work with helicopters… While security forces throw roses at them."

 

"Because you love him so much, take Bashar Assad, his family, Rami Makhlouf (Assad's billionaire first cousin), the regime bullies and the people's council – take them all as a present from the Syrian people. But one important note: All goods leaving Syria can not return," the presenter states.

 

The video satirically gives credit to "the United States, some radical emirates, the Muslim Brotherhood, (Saudi prince) Bandar bin Sultan, the evil ones in Lebanon, Israel and al-Qaeda" for sponsoring the film.

 

 

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