Nasser Kandil wrote: What is known well by the Americans
- Some people wonder about what can the axis of resistance do if America strikes Syrian goals, forgetting that America has troops and bases in Syria and Iraq with at least approximately ten equipped thousands soldiers.
- Thirty-five years ago the American forces were in Beirut and the forces of axis of the resistance did not have capabilities which they have today, and their war with America was not existential as it is today, but when they decided to confront America, the targeting of the Marines headquarters in Beirut was enough reason for their ousting.
- The Americans know that their bases in Syria and Iraq are besieged by thousands of suicide bombers along with thousands of missiles which are capable of destroying their bases and killing their soldiers and generals, so if they think of a military strike they have to take into consideration what was said by their former Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey that the military involvement in Syria requires to mobilize half a million soldiers and one trillion dollars each year for twenty years without expecting a decisive victory
- The Americans threaten that they will try not to reach to better negotiations and to stop the progress of the Syrian army and the approach of the moment of their exit from Syria and Iraq, but when they find themselves face to face with the war they will do what their former ambassador to Syria Robert Ford advised them, to pack their bags for departure.
Translated by Lina Shehadeh,