Nasrallah praises protesters in ME except Syria, Iran

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appeared again today on TV via video link to praise the revolutionaries and protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen for their “faith and high spirituality.”

Addressing the protesters he said : “We are with you and we are ready to help you “

He did not mention anything about the protests in Iran and Syria, despite the fact that several protests have taken place in Iran against the regime and 6 protesters were killed Friday by Syrian security forces and dozens were injured .

He rejected claims that the uprisings are US-manufactured, saying such talk is an injustice to these peoples and unreasonable because their regimes are US allies.

He also condemned embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Qaddafi for his alleged kidnapping of Amal Movement founder Imam Moussa Sadr in 1978, saying, “we are looking forward to the day when Sadr can be liberated from this dictatorial tyrant.”

Calling events in Bahrain a “special injustice”, Nasrallah asked whether Arab silence about the repression of protests there is due to sectarian prejudice against the Shiite-majority opposition.

“I ask some in the Arab and Islamic worlds: Why have you remained mum over the tyranny against our people in Bahrain, is it only because they are Shiites?”

” They sent troops to Bahrain to defend a regime which no one is threatening to topple (See photo). The opposition in Bahrain is purely peaceful and yet Arab armies are being summoned to confront it. This is a bizarre paradox.”

He dismissed the March 14 alliance’s recent campaign against non-state weapons as unworthy of serious discussion, saying that the fact that the campaign had not provoked armed clashes meant that “no one has a gun to their head.”

“The March 13 rally went on without any violent incident and this proves that their allegations are false and that no weapons are pointed at anyone’s head.” He said

He tried to reassured his audience that Hezbollah’s weapons are aimed at Israel and they alone are in a position to defend Lebanon.

“Should Israel threaten any Lebanese government that decides in the future to start oil excavation off the southern coast, only the Resistance would force Israel and the world to respect Lebanon’s right. How would we defend our oil and gas? Through poetry and neckties?”

He added: “Resistance’s arsenal of weapons will always be upgraded and will always be pointed at the (Israeli) enemy, but let no one try to harass us.”

Nasrallah repeated his accusation that some March 14 figures asked that Israel prolong its war on Lebanon in July 2006 to further their political goals and said that Hezbollah is preparing a lawsuit against some of them.

He also accused March 14 of obstructing cabinet formation by calling for a technocratic government, adding that the (new) majority will form a new cabinet headed by PM Najib Mikati.

Commenting on the imminent indictment by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon he said

“As to the STL indictment, we consider it already released and no Sunni-Shiite strife will erupt in Lebanon because of it.”

Popular protests have swept the Arab world in recent months, starting with the ouster of presidents in Tunisia and Egypt. The UN has approved international military intervention to protect Libyan rebels against Qaddafi’s regime and protests have been violently repressed in Bahrain, Yemen, and elsewhere.

The Iranian and Syrian -backed Hezbollah brought down Hariri’s government on January 12 over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) imminent indictment which is widely expected to implicate Hezbollah members in the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005

Nagib Mikati was appointed in January as the PM designate with the backing of the Hezbollah March 8 alliance and MPs Walid Jumblatt and Mohammad Safadi following the collapse of Hariri’s unity government. March 14 leaders have repeatedly said that intimidation from Hezbollah’s weapons helped secure the parliamentary majority for Mikati’s nomination.

Jumblatt and his PSP parliament members reportedly switched allegiance to Hezbollah’s PM candidate, following threats by Hezbollah.

Jumblatt, Mikati and Safadi were all elected on March 14 electoral tickets during the 2009 parliamentary elections.

March 14 parties have announced that they will not take part in the cabinet Mikati is currently forming, and Hariri vowed last week to fight the use of non-state weapons “peacefully and democratically.”

Photo: Supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah wave Bahraini, Egyptian, Tunisian, Libyan, Yemen, Lebanese and Hezbollah flags during the speech of Hezbollah leader  Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah at a rally in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, March 19, 2011,  during which Nasrallah expressed support to people who rose against their regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain.

  • Amine123

    Why not Nasrallah, Iran and Syria are the biggest dictatorship in ME and they need to go down along with you too…

  • Amine123

    Why not Nasrallah, Iran and Syria are the biggest dictatorship in ME and they need to go down along with you too…

  • Anonymous

    Why not Nasrallah, Iran and Syria are the biggest dictatorship in ME and they need to go down along with you too…

  • Fadi81

    hmm, another “video” huh…lol, please Hassouna ur hypocracy is so obvious its sickening…u will defend Lebanon against Israel lol? oh ya like the last time u picked a fight right? u arogant prick, your time is coming, u will pay for every Lebanese life u cost us at the hands of your arrogance….enjoy the darkness of your cave because you will never walk the surface a free and safe man. Im sure his condition is directly related to all the time he spends down in that hole..and BTW Its the West that is about to crush Libya not u or your iranian heros you fool…please take a back seat and enjoy the show cause soon enough you will have a front seat view!

    • M_a_r_w_A

      I do pitty you on your ignorance.

      You really need to wake up and smell the roses buddy, you think America is involving itself for the good of the Arab world?
      little do you know that its involvement is primarly for its power and lust for wealth of the resourses located in the middle east. i.e. Oil

      If it wasnt for the Sayyed, not only would Lebanon be under the occupation of Zionist forces, but the world powers wouldnt think twice about stepping foot into the middle east.

      May God guide you before it’s too late.

      And by the way, it seems like your the one that needs to step out of the darkness, because unitl you do, you will just be another pawn in the Zionist/American game of world domination.

      • FakeGeneral

        You smell and reak ignorance. When has Syria fired a shot at Israel? Why isn’t Israel attacking Jordan, Egypt?

        Your rethoric stinks and your agenda is the Wilaya of Fakih.

        • M_a_r_w_A

          ignorance is something mirrored in your language.
          Evidently, i have taken an approach that is open to confrontation. but if the best thing you can come up with is making accusations and assumptions towards my personal agenda, then you may have to question what your definition of ignorance is.

          Syria has provided financial and moral aid in fighting against Israel.
          Evidently, Israel has not attacked Egypt in the past because of its alliance with Israel throughout the leadership of Mubarak.

          please, think twice before you make such weak statements trying to attack others on an idividual level because of your lack of capacity to challenge them on an intelectual basis.

  • Anonymous

    hmm, another “video” huh…lol, please Hassouna ur hypocracy is so obvious its sickening…u will defend Lebanon against Israel lol? oh ya like the last time u picked a fight right? u arogant prick, your time is coming, u will pay for every Lebanese life u cost us at the hands of your arrogance….enjoy the darkness of your cave because you will never walk the surface a free and safe man. Im sure his condition is directly related to all the time he spends down in that hole..and BTW Its the West that is about to crush Libya not u or your iranian heros you fool…please take a back seat and enjoy the show cause soon enough you will have a front seat view!

    • Anonymous

      I do pitty you on your ignorance.

      You really need to wake up and smell the roses buddy, you think America is involving itself for the good of the Arab world?
      little do you know that its involvement is primarly for its power and lust for wealth of the resourses located in the middle east. i.e. Oil

      If it wasnt for the Sayyed, not only would Lebanon be under the occupation of Zionist forces, but the world powers wouldnt think twice about stepping foot into the middle east.

      May God guide you before it’s too late.

      • Anonymous

        So tell us what is the purpose and involvement of Syria Iran and HA in the Middle east, please tell us what do they want from the ME?

        • Anonymous

          Firstly, they are PART of the middle East, thus thriving for unity in the middle East, in order to achieve interdependence amongst the ME nations.

          this prevents third party world powers from getting involved. :)

        • Anonymous

          This clearly shows no one in Lebanon wants this cancer. They clearly dont care about Lebanon just to use it for war, well done and thank you HA for using our country as a battle field to please Syria and Iran.

          The admission sheds light on the turbulent relationship between the Lebanese government and Hezbollah, who was responsible for starting the 2006 war with Israel. It shows the LAF actively restraining and preventing their countrymen from resupplying arms in wartime.

          Earlier in the meeting, the Lebanese defense minister said he believed that Syria had been able to resupply Hezbollah with 2,500 rockets before Israel destroyed supply roads linking Syria and Lebanon.

          Discussing the possibility that the war would escalate further, Murr told Feltman that he did not believe Hezbollah would follow through on threats to attack Tel Aviv. He said that the order for such an escalation would need to come from Tehran.

          In order for that to happen, he explained, Israel would have to strike downtown Beirut, which he didn’t believe would happen. He said that the only way the IDF would strike the center of Lebanon’s capital was if Hezbollah moved rocket launchers there, something he dismissed as “impossible,” saying, “I have too many soldiers there.”

          Addressing the impending cease fire, Murr told the US ambassador that the LAF was willing to actively confront Hezbollah elements in southern Lebanon.

          According to the American ambassador, “Murr stated clearly that the LAF was prepared to hit back at Hezbollah if they attempted to fire at Israel or tried to draw Israeli fire by placing launchers near to LAF positions.”

          Asked by Feltman if he believed Hezbollah would accept an LAF presence in the south of the country, the Lebanese defense minister said, “Let them play with the Lebanese army. When we’re in the South, anyone who moves, we’ll shoot at. No joke.”

          In order to prevent further Hezbollah rearming, Murr supported the idea of UNIFIL or other United Nations forces deploying at Lebanese air and sea ports, “in order to reassure the Israelis that Hezbollah will not be resupplied.”

          The meeting between Murr and Feltman took place just hours before a Lebanese cabinet session, which approved the deployment of 15,000 LAF troops in southern Lebanon as part of a cease-fire that would only later materialize as part of UNSC Resolution 1701.

      • Anonymous

        You smell and reak ignorance. When has Syria fired a shot at Israel? Why isn’t Israel attacking Jordan, Egypt?

        Your rethoric stinks and your agenda is the Wilaya of Fakih.

        • Anonymous

          ignorance is something mirrored in your language.
          Evidently, i have taken an approach that is open to confrontation. but if the best thing you can come up with is making accusations and assumptions towards my personal agenda, then you may have to question what your definition of ignorance is.

          Syria has provided financial and moral aid in fighting against Israel.
          Evidently, Israel has not attacked Egypt in the past because of its alliance with Israel throughout the leadership of Mubarak.

          please, think twice before you make such weak statements trying to attack others on an idividual level because of your lack of capacity to challenge them on an intelectual basis.

      • Anonymous

        Boogy-boogy Arabs!!! look out the US oil rigs are coming to Libya to take your oil LOL! Your broad reply in regards to the “middle east” and the US intentions is non-sense…We’re discussing Libya and the action taken was ordered from the UN and all the international community stand by this resolution, so get over your old and tired Oil conspiracy theorys, this isn’t Bush in Iraq “buddy”…”American and zionist game of world domination” ya you wish habibi, I think we both know who wishes to “convert” and dominate the world…I would rather be living in any US city than any other Arab Nation besides Lebanon…At leasat in the US there are Moslems, Jews, Christians and everything else out there, Its a modern tolerant country and it sickens you people to the core…Your jealousy of the US is ammusing…and let me remind you, if your HA even farts at Israel they will be flattened in a heart beat without a single Israeli troop setting foot in Lebanon…They are a terrorist element that hides within the population centers and fight a guerrilla style warfare so yes on their soil vs ground troops they will have success’ but please for the sake of Lebanon stop being so over confident in their abilities as it will cost us another 1000 lebanese lives!

        • Anonymous

          I wouldnt call it intolerance.
          i myself live in a Western country and love it!
          But its the lack of tolerance that people like yourself seem to be expressing amongst each other in Arab states.
          if the Arabs themselves would learn to coexist with each other, let alone with others, things wouldnt be so muddled up in the Midle East.

          You say this about the same Hezbollah that freed Lebanon of the Zionist occupation? the same Hezbolah that has Israel on edge, trying to find new ways to get into Lebanon?

          One thing that is notable is that if it weren’t for Hezbollah, Lebanon would still be under the occupation of Israel and its fate , like that of occupied Palestine, would be in the hands of world powers, who look apon the middle east with only feelings of greed and lust.

          You see maybe refering to Hezbollah as both a terrorist and geurilah organisatio9n, is quite an oxymoron.

          Yes, they may have some forms of geurilla style warfare, but thats primarily due to a lack of dependence on government incentives to run this organisation.
          Hezbollah is more than just an army, it aksoprovides plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese. Also, you can now say that Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese government, with members of parliament.

        • Anonymous

          M_a_r_w_A ,
          “I wouldnt call it intolerance.
          i myself live in a Western country and love it!”— thats the point I made, I never said it was intolerant.

          whatever HA did or happened during the civil war and during foreign occupation is now over, many sects did thier part…I dont disagree with HA being a social/political movement or being involved in the government. They must give up the arms and the rhetoric needs to be toned down—and if anyone is found guilty with credible evidence that is affiliated or part of the HA then they need to be turned over (no “arms will be cut off” and similar threats).

        • Anonymous

          This is to Marwa – there was no reply tab on his comment.

          So marwa, from what you are saying about HA providing plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese and it is more than just an army, you have just admitted that they are a state within a state.
          Secondly, if you accept what HA is doing, then you would not have any problems if the Lebanese Forces were equipped with the same weapons and ran a dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese like they did way before HA was in the scene. The Lebanese Forces were resistance fighters as well just like HA.
          Now marwa, would you accept that? Would you like the Lebanese Forces to run the country like HA are doing now?? Of course not, so please put your arguements to rest. At least Bashir never ran scared or hid underground, he always addressed his troops in the open and died a legend.

  • Fauzia45

    ..And why have you remained silent about the protests in Iran and Syria???

  • Fauzia45

    ..And why have you remained silent about the protests in Iran and Syria???

  • Anonymous

    ..And why have you remained silent about the protests in Iran and Syria???

  • Constantin7

    Not only Nasrallah does not talk about the riots in Syria and Iran, and he is ignoring the Syrian support to Gaddafi. All of the members of the Arab league voted against Gaddafi’s massacre of his own people and for the no fly zone, except Syria and Algeria because they are afraid to be next. While the Shiaa in Lebanon are the ones who detest Gaddafi the most of all Arabs. However, the wave of change cannot but intensify and the people’s will will prevail sooner or later. So the minute the Syrian regime falls, HA is finished. I am waiting patiently…the clock is ticking ya Hassan, start preparing for plan B, plan C, plan D etc….Let me speculate: Plan A: is the status quo, Plan B: to run away on an Iran Air flight destination Tehran, Plan C: What if in Iran the people overthrow the Mullah regime, then jump on an Iraqi Airways flight from Beirut to An-Najaf and live as a hermit in one of the mosques there and retire from the political life, Plan D: Suicide with a gun shot in the mouth. Good Luck Hassan…dark days are on their way….

  • Anonymous

    Not only Nasrallah does not talk about the riots in Syria and Iran, and he is ignoring the Syrian support to Gaddafi. All of the members of the Arab league voted against Gaddafi’s massacre of his own people and for the no fly zone, except Syria and Algeria because they are afraid to be next. While the Shiaa in Lebanon are the ones who detest Gaddafi the most of all Arabs. However, the wave of change cannot but intensify and the people’s will will prevail sooner or later. So the minute the Syrian regime falls, HA is finished. I am waiting patiently…the clock is ticking ya Hassan, start preparing for plan B, plan C, plan D etc….Let me speculate: Plan A: is the status quo, Plan B: to run away on an Iran Air flight destination Tehran, Plan C: What if in Iran the people overthrow the Mullah regime, then jump on an Iraqi Airways flight from Beirut to An-Najaf and live as a hermit in one of the mosques there and retire from the political life, Plan D: Suicide with a gun shot in the mouth. Good Luck Hassan…dark days are on their way….

  • Anonymous

    Not only Nasrallah does not talk about the riots in Syria and Iran, and he is ignoring the Syrian support to Gaddafi. All of the members of the Arab league voted against Gaddafi’s massacre of his own people and for the no fly zone, except Syria and Algeria because they are afraid to be next. While the Shiaa in Lebanon are the ones who detest Gaddafi the most of all Arabs. However, the wave of change cannot but intensify and the people’s will will prevail sooner or later. So the minute the Syrian regime falls, HA is finished. I am waiting patiently…the clock is ticking ya Hassan, start preparing for plan B, plan C, plan D etc….Let me speculate: Plan A: is the status quo, Plan B: to run away on an Iran Air flight destination Tehran, Plan C: What if in Iran the people overthrow the Mullah regime, then jump on an Iraqi Airways flight from Beirut to An-Najaf and live as a hermit in one of the mosques there and retire from the political life, Plan D: Suicide with a gun shot in the mouth. Good Luck Hassan…dark days are on their way….

  • M_a_r_w_A

    The person writing this article, is no doubt politically inclined towards American propaganda and it’s manipulating ways.

    No doubt this is a very biased opinion piece and only naieve persons would view this as an objective, informative piece of writing.

    Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns? it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.

    The day will come where all of this will be unveiled, athough most of it has already prevailed, many narrow-minded individuals overlook the main points.

    I pray that your minds will be opened and you will be able to determine the difference between friends and foes.

    • master09

      your not for real are you? who are the Lebanese friends can it be the ones who threaten the people inside the country with the guns,and start wars with Isreal and than say we did not do it or we are the protectors wow. Do YOU WANT PEACE IN LEBANON IT DOES NOT LOOK THAT WAY.

    • Fadi81

      MARWA-“Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns?”

      lol, no marwa their not in it for MY concerns or YOUR concerns or HA’s concerns. Theyre in it for the oppressed Libyans concern, the same Libyans that were crying out for the worlds help while your heros in Syria and Iran and HA did NOTHING!…you people are funny and no matter if the world bends over backwards to kiss your ass you still arn’t satisfied. If the UN didn’t step in everyone would say,”where is the US now when we need them? oh because there isn’t oil here or blablabla they aren’t coming?” always something.

      MARWA-“it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.”

      Yes its a MASS conspiracy, the whole UN (france, germany, US, brits, Canada, Arab league, etc.) are all part of this “strategic and political tactic” you speak about lol. get over your paranoia man, its called ENOUGH is ENOUGH! everyone in the world is “up to something” right? you’re right and the whole world around you is wrong i suppose?…the whole world is conspiring against you somehow by saving Libyan lifes right?

      Im not blind MARWA and I call it how I see it, I do not blindly support any faction/nation/sect I judge based on the situation and the outcome, you should try that sometime it may help free your thought process…

  • Anonymous

    The person writing this article, is no doubt politically inclined towards American propaganda and it’s manipulating ways.

    No doubt this is a very biased opinion piece and only naieve persons would view this as an objective, informative piece of writing.

    Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns? it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.

    The day will come where all of this will be unveiled, athough most of it has already prevailed, many narrow-minded individuals overlook the main points.

    I pray that your minds will be opened and you will be able to determine the difference between friends and foes.

    • Anonymous

      Marwa, friends do not threaten their own citizens in the same country and shoot at them and kill them, friends do not terrorize others in the same country just because they have different political views, friends do not terrorize other sects and the Lebanese government by arms they are holding to their heads, friends do not threaten to have their way all the time or else, only foes do these acts. The vast majority of the Lebanese people did not ask Hassan to protect them from Israel, so in what right he imposes his supposed “protection” on me? I pray for you and your like to see that only the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army has the right, the honor, the privilege and the duty to defend Lebanon and all the Lebanese. Please don’t tell me the army is weak and cannot defend Lebanon because HA is even weaker and less armed than the army, but HA tactics of acting in dark and between civilians and in a Hit and Hide method (a dishonorable method) that gives them the perception that they are strong and can resist a mighty army as the Israeli army. Finally, no we don’t think the world powers care about us or Lebanon, but we do think that our “sister” Syria cares too much about Lebanon to have him always under its control by having Lebanon unstable all the time, and HA is the unstable factor in my country now and causing rift between its own people and making Damascus happy.

      • Anonymous

        the question here is who are really the ones acting apon such principles.
        Was it hezbollah that took to the streets in violent protests against the fall of the government?
        Did Hezbollah close roads that are used by Lebanese people from all works of life by lighting tyres and destroying cars?
        If you feel not the need for the protection of Hezbollah why do you not stand on the front line and fight away the Zionist threats.

        Also, these divisions of sects that you accuse Hezbollah of causing, are evidently non-existing if you watched the most recent lecture of the Sayyed.

        these divisions, if any, are most likely only evident in communinities with a lack of open mindedness, and sheer ignorance.

        I am happy to accept your dialogue, but it would be alot more acceptable if you didnt approach it with such a narrowly inclined mindset. :)

        • Anonymous

          I am no support for any sect but when Iran and HA have only one thing on the mind and that is the destruction of all who do not follow Islam and shiria law, this is said in public by Iran and HA all the time. THEY say destruction to all who are not Muslim.
          Can you tell me how many times Isreal called for peace talks??? they say no we will destroy Isreal of the face of the earth we dont want peace. These radical clowns dont want peace.
          There is more political destruction in Iran and Syria who control thier people like they are Monkeys in a circus.
          The control of the world economy by powers such as UAS has been going on for ever, when China takes over what will you do then???? it will go on forever.

        • Anonymous

          They say this to ISRAEL you are right in this regard.
          but if there were peace talks accepted. what is the first condition on their peace talk??
          It is recognising the existance of the state of Israel. now maybe that for some is an easy task, but for the ones that have been oppressed and forced out of their homes to achieve this, it is not easy.
          i wouldnt find it easy to just give up your land and accept that the occupiers own it, and officially announce this.
          would you personally find this easy to do?

          Especially after generations of repression, humiliation, being robbed of their rights, and classed as second class citizens.

    • Anonymous

      your not for real are you?

    • Anonymous

      MARWA-“Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns?”

      lol, no marwa their not in it for MY concerns or YOUR concerns or HA’s concerns. Theyre in it for the oppressed Libyans concern, the same Libyans that were crying out for the worlds help while your heros in Syria and Iran and HA did NOTHING!…you people are funny and no matter if the world bends over backwards to kiss your ass you still arn’t satisfied. If the UN didn’t step in everyone would say,”where is the US now when we need them? oh because there isn’t oil here or blablabla they aren’t coming?” always something.

      MARWA-“it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.”

      Yes its a MASS conspiracy, the whole UN (france, germany, US, brits, Canada, Arab league, etc.) are all part of this “strategic and political tactic” you speak about lol. get over your paranoia man, its called ENOUGH is ENOUGH! everyone in the world is “up to something” right? you’re right and the whole world around you is wrong i suppose?…the whole world is conspiring against you somehow by saving Libyan lifes right?

      Im not blind MARWA and I call it how I see it, I do not blindly support any faction/nation/sect I judge based on the situation and the outcome, you should try that sometime it may help free your thought process…

  • Guest

    The event that took place on March 13 was a “rally”. I didn’t read or hear otherwise. None of the participants or organizers of the rally either voiced or otherwise demonstrated a declaration of war against Hezeb Allah to would have warranted HA to point their guns to their heads. So, twisted logic again. Nothing new here.

    However, in the same speech he added: “Resistance’s arsenal of weapons will always be upgraded and will always be pointed at the (Israeli) enemy, BUT LET NO ONE TRY TO HARASS US”. Hemm, OK, so “no one” encompasses Israel only. Didn’t know. Got it.

    If HA’s arms are pointed at Israel only, that decision should be ratified by the legitimate government of Lebanon. If Israel threatens the Lebanese government that decides in the future to start oil excavation off the Southern coast, I would hope that a united Lebanon should and would resist to force Israel to back down. Such resistance is not born out of or encouraged by possession of military power only.

    So having said that, the question “how would we defend our natural resources? Through poetry and neckties?” assumes that HA’s army has achieved a level of sophistication and military power that is capable of intimidating Israel, and HA does not and would not need the assistance of the Lebanese Army to join the campaign. OK, just in case HA is not at that level yet and its army is purely against Israeli aggression, then I would err at the side of caution and incorporate HA’s military might with the Lebanese Army. After all, aren’t you stronger if united? I would think yes, and not because you think you have some guns, BUT BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE THE RESOLVE TO DO AND ACHIEVE ANYTHING IN YOUR POWER, WHETHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY, TO STOP OPPRESSIVE AGGRESSION IN ITS TRACKS.

  • Guest

    The event that took place on March 13 was a “rally”. I didn’t read or hear otherwise. None of the participants or organizers of the rally either voiced or otherwise demonstrated a declaration of war against Hezeb Allah to would have warranted HA to point their guns to their heads. So, twisted logic again. Nothing new here.

    However, in the same speech he added: “Resistance’s arsenal of weapons will always be upgraded and will always be pointed at the (Israeli) enemy, BUT LET NO ONE TRY TO HARASS US”. Hemm, OK, so “no one” encompasses Israel only. Didn’t know. Got it.

    If HA’s arms are pointed at Israel only, that decision should be ratified by the legitimate government of Lebanon. If Israel threatens the Lebanese government that decides in the future to start oil excavation off the Southern coast, I would hope that a united Lebanon should and would resist to force Israel to back down. Such resistance is not born out of or encouraged by possession of military power only.

    So having said that, the question “how would we defend our natural resources? Through poetry and neckties?” assumes that HA’s army has achieved a level of sophistication and military power that is capable of intimidating Israel, and HA does not and would not need the assistance of the Lebanese Army to join the campaign. OK, just in case HA is not at that level yet and its army is purely against Israeli aggression, then I would err at the side of caution and incorporate HA’s military might with the Lebanese Army. After all, aren’t you stronger if united? I would think yes, and not because you think you have some guns, BUT BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE THE RESOLVE TO DO AND ACHIEVE ANYTHING IN YOUR POWER, WHETHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY, TO STOP OPPRESSIVE AGGRESSION IN ITS TRACKS.

  • VAHE’ FROUNJIAN

    The event that took place on March 13 was a “rally”. I didn’t read or hear otherwise. None of the participants or organizers of the rally either voiced or otherwise demonstrated a declaration of war against Hezeb Allah to would have warranted HA to point their guns to their heads. So, twisted logic again. Nothing new here.

    However, in the same speech he added: “Resistance’s arsenal of weapons will always be upgraded and will always be pointed at the (Israeli) enemy, BUT LET NO ONE TRY TO HARASS US”. Hemm, OK, so “no one” encompasses Israel only. Didn’t know. Got it.

    If HA’s arms are pointed at Israel only, that decision should be ratified by the legitimate government of Lebanon. If Israel threatens the Lebanese government that decides in the future to start oil excavation off the Southern coast, I would hope that a united Lebanon should and would resist to force Israel to back down. Such resistance is not born out of or encouraged by possession of military power only.

    So having said that, the question “how would we defend our natural resources? Through poetry and neckties?” assumes that HA’s army has achieved a level of sophistication and military power that is capable of intimidating Israel, and HA does not and would not need the assistance of the Lebanese Army to join the campaign. OK, just in case HA is not at that level yet and its army is purely against Israeli aggression, then I would err at the side of caution and incorporate HA’s military might with the Lebanese Army. After all, aren’t you stronger if united? I would think yes, and not because you think you have some guns, BUT BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE THE RESOLVE TO DO AND ACHIEVE ANYTHING IN YOUR POWER, WHETHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY, TO STOP OPPRESSIVE AGGRESSION IN ITS TRACKS.

  • Guest

    You know, I truly understand, acknowledge and appreciate what you say, and I would not want these Zionist !?#!!! anywhere near me. But I truly think that this Iranian regime who is the puppet master for some Lebanese is not any better than the Zionists. I would not want them either.

  • Guest

    You know, I truly understand, acknowledge and appreciate what you say, and I would not want these Zionist !?#!!! anywhere near me. But I truly think that this Iranian regime who is the puppet master for some Lebanese is not any better than the Zionists. I would not want them either.

  • VAHE’ FROUNJIAN

    You know, I truly understand, acknowledge and appreciate what you say, and I would not want these Zionist !?#!!! anywhere near me. But I truly think that this Iranian regime who is the puppet master for some Lebanese is not any better than the Zionists. I would not want them either.

  • FakeGeneral

    Hypocrite!
    Mounafik!

  • FakeGeneral

    Hypocrite!
    Mounafik!

  • Anonymous

    Hypocrite!
    Mounafik!

  • youyes4u

    This man is the Devil himself,vindictive,vengeful and a killer, and whovever support and defend this Iranian idiot is as devilish as the Devil himself. This knuckle head has contributed absolutely nothing to the Lebanese society nor to his own followers.Why doesn’t he come out of hiding once for all, I am hoping that he doesn’t think he is the Messiah.

  • youyes4u

    This man is the Devil himself,vindictive,vengeful and a killer, and whovever support and defend this Iranian idiot is as devilish as the Devil himself. This knuckle head has contributed absolutely nothing to the Lebanese society nor to his own followers.Why doesn’t he come out of hiding once for all, I am hoping that he doesn’t think he is the Messiah.

  • Anonymous

    This man is the Devil himself,vindictive,vengeful and a killer, and whovever support and defend this Iranian idiot is as devilish as the Devil himself. This knuckle head has contributed absolutely nothing to the Lebanese society nor to his own followers.Why doesn’t he come out of hiding once for all, I am hoping that he doesn’t think he is the Messiah.

  • Anonymous

    This man is the Devil himself,vindictive,vengeful and a killer, and whovever support and defend this Iranian idiot is as devilish as the Devil himself. This knuckle head has contributed absolutely nothing to the Lebanese society nor to his own followers.Why doesn’t he come out of hiding once for all, I am hoping that he doesn’t think he is the Messiah.

  • youyes4u

    I wonder why one or more of Hizbos supporters and defenders,always post their comments under different usernames just to make us believe that there are more than one Hizbos lovers out there.keep on entertain us,we are enjoying it.

  • youyes4u

    I wonder why one or more of Hizbos supporters and defenders,always post their comments under different usernames just to make us believe that there are more than one Hizbos lovers out there.keep on entertain us,we are enjoying it.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why one or more of Hizbos supporters and defenders,always post their comments under different usernames just to make us believe that there are more than one Hizbos lovers out there.keep on entertain us,we are enjoying it.

  • Leborigine

    You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, do you now??
    Hassouna, if you want to prove that your loyalties are to your nation, then support the demarcation of our borders with syria, stop sucking up to them against your Lebanese brothers and stop them from interferring in Lebanons affairs through your proxies. Support our nation in moving forward in building better roads, a modern and true infrastructure, social security, pensions, respect and pride for Lebanon. We do not wnat to hear everyday that the zionists did this and they are behind that and the majority of our people are living in squalor. You and only you can stop this $hit, put aoun in his place, join your units with the army and stop carrying on like an old lady about the zionist cospiracy theories. In regards to syria, they love you now, but when they have no use for you anymore, they are going to bite on your a$$. Your supporters unleash their wrath at israel but when it comes to syria, they show their undying love by not saying anything on their behalf. There will be no solution with that attitude!!

  • Anonymous

    You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, do you now??
    Hassouna, if you want to prove that your loyalties are to your nation, then support the demarcation of our borders with syria, stop sucking up to them against your Lebanese brothers and stop them from interferring in Lebanons affairs through your proxies. Support our nation in moving forward in building better roads, a modern and true infrastructure, social security, pensions, respect and pride for Lebanon. We do not wnat to hear everyday that the zionists did this and they are behind that and the majority of our people are living in squalor. You and only you can stop this $hit, put aoun in his place, join your units with the army and stop carrying on like an old lady about the zionist cospiracy theories. In regards to syria, they love you now, but when they have no use for you anymore, they are going to bite on your a$$. Your supporters unleash their wrath at israel but when it comes to syria, they show their undying love by not saying anything on their behalf. There will be no solution with that attitude!!

  • coexpat

    Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah you are another terrorist speaking! what high spirituality? spirituality in killing innocents? faith in promoting violence?!..no wonder the world is not in a better place because from the people like you! speaking peace but behind them is a dagger and the devil speaking in your hearts..no wonder the prophecy of the second coming of ISA and the prophecy will be fulfilled by the anti-christ nations..and you will be trampled upon by God and He will smite you with his awesome power!

  • coexpat

    Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah you are another terrorist speaking! what high spirituality? spirituality in killing innocents? faith in promoting violence?!..no wonder the world is not in a better place because from the people like you! speaking peace but behind them is a dagger and the devil speaking in your hearts..no wonder the prophecy of the second coming of ISA and the prophecy will be fulfilled by the anti-christ nations..and you will be trampled upon by God and He will smite you with his awesome power!

  • Anonymous

    Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah you are another terrorist speaking! what high spirituality? spirituality in killing innocents? faith in promoting violence?!..no wonder the world is not in a better place because from the people like you! speaking peace but behind them is a dagger and the devil speaking in your hearts..no wonder the prophecy of the second coming of ISA and the prophecy will be fulfilled by the anti-christ nations..and you will be trampled upon by God and He will smite you with his awesome power!

  • coexpat

    in the bible prince of persia is described as the anti-Christ! no wonder.. iran is the leading exporter of terrorist?!!

  • Anonymous

    in the bible prince of persia is described as the anti-Christ! no wonder.. iran is the leading exporter of terrorist?!!

  • samsa1

    I smell a hypocrit …of course he wouldn’t praise the Syrians or Iranians who want real freedom from their brutal leaders. The Arab Leaders brought this shame onto themselves by treating their people this way for years. Now we need the Americans and Europeans to help in getting rid of these leaders. At the same time we criticize these same countries? Our leaders created the monster!! We put up with them and their abuse. We are the battered wife who now is not in denial anymore and is fighting back!

  • Anonymous

    I smell a hypocrit …of course he wouldn’t praise the Syrians or Iranians who want real freedom from their brutal leaders. The Arab Leaders brought this shame onto themselves by treating their people this way for years. Now we need the Americans and Europeans to help in getting rid of these leaders. At the same time we criticize these same countries? Our leaders created the monster!! We put up with them and their abuse. We are the battered wife who now is not in denial anymore and is fighting back!

  • ralphsrouji

    More background noise!
    The dog (especially one in a cage) can bark, the caravan will pass.

  • ralphsrouji

    More background noise!
    The dog (especially one in a cage) can bark, the caravan will pass.

  • Anonymous

    More background noise!
    The dog (especially one in a cage) can bark, the caravan will pass.

  • Fadi81

    hmm, another “video” huh…lol, please Hassouna ur hypocracy is so obvious its sickening…u will defend Lebanon against Israel lol? oh ya like the last time u picked a fight right? u arogant prick, your time is coming, u will pay for every Lebanese life u cost us at the hands of your arrogance….enjoy the darkness of your cave because you will never walk the surface a free and safe man. Im sure his condition is directly related to all the time he spends down in that hole..and BTW Its the West that is about to crush Libya not u or your iranian heros you fool…please take a back seat and enjoy the show cause soon enough you will have a front seat view!

  • Constantin7

    Not only Nasrallah does not talk about the riots in Syria and Iran, and he is ignoring the Syrian support to Gaddafi. All of the members of the Arab league voted against Gaddafi’s massacre of his own people and for the no fly zone, except Syria and Algeria because they are afraid to be next. While the Shiaa in Lebanon are the ones who detest Gaddafi the most of all Arabs. However, the wave of change cannot but intensify and the people’s will will prevail sooner or later. So the minute the Syrian regime falls, HA is finished. I am waiting patiently…the clock is ticking ya Hassan, start preparing for plan B, plan C, plan D etc….Let me speculate: Plan A: is the status quo, Plan B: to run away on an Iran Air flight destination Tehran, Plan C: What if in Iran the people overthrow the Mullah regime, then jump on an Iraqi Airways flight from Beirut to An-Najaf and live as a hermit in one of the mosques there and retire from the political life, Plan D: Suicide with a gun shot in the mouth. Good Luck Hassan…dark days are on their way….

  • M_a_r_w_A

    The person writing this article, is no doubt politically inclined towards American propaganda and it’s manipulating ways.

    No doubt this is a very biased opinion piece and only naieve persons would view this as an objective, informative piece of writing.

    Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns? it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.

    The day will come where all of this will be unveiled, athough most of it has already prevailed, many narrow-minded individuals overlook the main points.

    I pray that your minds will be opened and you will be able to determine the difference between friends and foes.

  • M_a_r_w_A

    I do pitty you on your ignorance.

    You really need to wake up and smell the roses buddy, you think America is involving itself for the good of the Arab world?
    little do you know that its involvement is primarly for its power and lust for wealth of the resourses located in the middle east. i.e. Oil

    If it wasnt for the Sayyed, not only would Lebanon be under the occupation of Zionist forces, but the world powers wouldnt think twice about stepping foot into the middle east.

    May God guide you before it’s too late.

    And by the way, it seems like your the one that needs to step out of the darkness, because unitl you do, you will just be another pawn in the Zionist/American game of world domination.

  • Constantin7

    Marwa, friends do not threaten their own citizens in the same country and shoot at them and kill them, friends do not terrorize others in the same country just because they have different political views, friends do not terrorize other sects and the Lebanese government by arms they are holding to their heads, friends do not threaten to have their way all the time or else, only foes do these acts. The vast majority of the Lebanese people did not ask Hassan to protect them from Israel, so in what right he imposes his supposed “protection” on me? I pray for you and your like to see that only the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army has the right, the honor, the privilege and the duty to defend Lebanon and all the Lebanese. Please don’t tell me the army is weak and cannot defend Lebanon because HA is even weaker and less armed than the army, but HA tactics of acting in dark and between civilians and in a Hit and Hide method (a dishonorable method) that gives them the perception that they are strong and can resist a mighty army as the Israeli army. Finally, no we don’t think the world powers care about us or Lebanon, but we do think that our “sister” Syria cares too much about Lebanon to have him always under its control by having Lebanon unstable all the time, and HA is the unstable factor in my country now and causing rift between its own people and making Damascus happy.

  • master09

    your not for real are you? who are the Lebanese friends can it be the ones who threaten the people inside the country with the guns,and start wars with Isreal and than say we did not do it or we are the protectors wow. Do YOU WANT PEACE IN LEBANON IT DOES NOT LOOK THAT WAY.

  • Fadi81

    MARWA-“Wake up people, you think the world powers are in this for your concerns?”

    lol, no marwa their not in it for MY concerns or YOUR concerns or HA’s concerns. Theyre in it for the oppressed Libyans concern, the same Libyans that were crying out for the worlds help while your heros in Syria and Iran and HA did NOTHING!…you people are funny and no matter if the world bends over backwards to kiss your ass you still arn’t satisfied. If the UN didn’t step in everyone would say,”where is the US now when we need them? oh because there isn’t oil here or blablabla they aren’t coming?” always something.

    MARWA-“it is nothing but strategic and political tactics on their behalf.”

    Yes its a MASS conspiracy, the whole UN (france, germany, US, brits, Canada, Arab league, etc.) are all part of this “strategic and political tactic” you speak about lol. get over your paranoia man, its called ENOUGH is ENOUGH! everyone in the world is “up to something” right? you’re right and the whole world around you is wrong i suppose?…the whole world is conspiring against you somehow by saving Libyan lifes right?

    Im not blind MARWA and I call it how I see it, I do not blindly support any faction/nation/sect I judge based on the situation and the outcome, you should try that sometime it may help free your thought process…

  • master09

    So tell us what is the purpose and involvement of Syria Iran and HA in the Middle east, please tell us what do they want from the ME?

  • FakeGeneral

    You smell and reak ignorance. When has Syria fired a shot at Israel? Why isn’t Israel attacking Jordan, Egypt?

    Your rethoric stinks and your agenda is the Wilaya of Fakih.

  • Fadi81

    Boogy-boogy Arabs!!! look out the US oil rigs are coming to Libya to take your oil LOL! Your broad reply in regards to the “middle east” and the US intentions is non-sense…We’re discussing Libya and the action taken was ordered from the UN and all the international community stand by this resolution, so get over your old and tired Oil conspiracy theorys, this isn’t Bush in Iraq “buddy”…”American and zionist game of world domination” ya you wish habibi, I think we both know who wishes to “convert” and dominate the world…I would rather be living in any US city than any other Arab Nation besides Lebanon…At leasat in the US there are Moslems, Jews, Christians and everything else out there, Its a modern tolerant country and it sickens you people to the core…Your jealousy of the US is ammusing…and let me remind you, if your HA even farts at Israel they will be flattened in a heart beat without a single Israeli troop setting foot in Lebanon…They are a terrorist element that hides within the population centers and fight a guerrilla style warfare so yes on their soil vs ground troops they will have success’ but please for the sake of Lebanon stop being so over confident in their abilities as it will cost us another 1000 lebanese lives!

  • M_a_r_w_A

    Firstly, they are PART of the middle East, thus thriving for unity in the middle East, in order to achieve interdependence amongst the ME nations.

    this prevents third party world powers from getting involved. :)

  • M_a_r_w_A

    Firstly, they are PART of the middle East, thus thriving for unity in the middle East, in order to achieve interdependence amongst the ME nations.

    this prevents third party world powers from getting involved. :)

  • master09

    This clearly shows no one in Lebanon wants this cancer. They clearly dont care about Lebanon just to use it for war, well done and thank you HA for using our country as a battle field to please Syria and Iran.

    The admission sheds light on the turbulent relationship between the Lebanese government and Hezbollah, who was responsible for starting the 2006 war with Israel. It shows the LAF actively restraining and preventing their countrymen from resupplying arms in wartime.

    Earlier in the meeting, the Lebanese defense minister said he believed that Syria had been able to resupply Hezbollah with 2,500 rockets before Israel destroyed supply roads linking Syria and Lebanon.

    Discussing the possibility that the war would escalate further, Murr told Feltman that he did not believe Hezbollah would follow through on threats to attack Tel Aviv. He said that the order for such an escalation would need to come from Tehran.

    In order for that to happen, he explained, Israel would have to strike downtown Beirut, which he didn’t believe would happen. He said that the only way the IDF would strike the center of Lebanon’s capital was if Hezbollah moved rocket launchers there, something he dismissed as “impossible,” saying, “I have too many soldiers there.”

    Addressing the impending cease fire, Murr told the US ambassador that the LAF was willing to actively confront Hezbollah elements in southern Lebanon.

    According to the American ambassador, “Murr stated clearly that the LAF was prepared to hit back at Hezbollah if they attempted to fire at Israel or tried to draw Israeli fire by placing launchers near to LAF positions.”

    Asked by Feltman if he believed Hezbollah would accept an LAF presence in the south of the country, the Lebanese defense minister said, “Let them play with the Lebanese army. When we’re in the South, anyone who moves, we’ll shoot at. No joke.”

    In order to prevent further Hezbollah rearming, Murr supported the idea of UNIFIL or other United Nations forces deploying at Lebanese air and sea ports, “in order to reassure the Israelis that Hezbollah will not be resupplied.”

    The meeting between Murr and Feltman took place just hours before a Lebanese cabinet session, which approved the deployment of 15,000 LAF troops in southern Lebanon as part of a cease-fire that would only later materialize as part of UNSC Resolution 1701.

  • M_a_r_w_A

    the question here is who are really the ones acting apon such principles.
    Was it hezbollah that took to the streets in violent protests against the fall of the government?
    Did Hezbollah close roads that are used by Lebanese people from all works of life by lighting tyres and destroying cars?
    If you feel not the need for the protection of Hezbollah why do you not stand on the front line and fight away the Zionist threats.

    Also, these divisions of sects that you accuse Hezbollah of causing, are evidently non-existing if you watched the most recent lecture of the Sayyed.

    these divisions, if any, are most likely only evident in communinities with a lack of open mindedness, and sheer ignorance.

    I am happy to accept your dialogue, but it would be alot more acceptable if you didnt approach it with such a narrowly inclined mindset. :)

  • M_a_r_w_A

    the question here is who are really the ones acting apon such principles.
    Was it hezbollah that took to the streets in violent protests against the fall of the government?
    Did Hezbollah close roads that are used by Lebanese people from all works of life by lighting tyres and destroying cars?
    If you feel not the need for the protection of Hezbollah why do you not stand on the front line and fight away the Zionist threats.

    Also, these divisions of sects that you accuse Hezbollah of causing, are evidently non-existing if you watched the most recent lecture of the Sayyed.

    these divisions, if any, are most likely only evident in communinities with a lack of open mindedness, and sheer ignorance.

    I am happy to accept your dialogue, but it would be alot more acceptable if you didnt approach it with such a narrowly inclined mindset. :)

  • M_a_r_w_A

    ignorance is something mirrored in your language.
    Evidently, i have taken an approach that is open to confrontation. but if the best thing you can come up with is making accusations and assumptions towards my personal agenda, then you may have to question what your definition of ignorance is.

    Syria has provided financial and moral aid in fighting against Israel.
    Evidently, Israel has not attacked Egypt in the past because of its alliance with Israel throughout the leadership of Mubarak.

    please, think twice before you make such weak statements trying to attack others on an idividual level because of your lack of capacity to challenge them on an intelectual basis.

  • coexpat

    in the bible prince of persia is described as the anti-Christ! no wonder.. iran is the leading exporter of terrorist?!!

  • master09

    I am no support for any sect but when Iran and HA have only one thing on the mind and that is the destruction of all who do not follow Islam and shiria law, this is said in public by Iran and HA all the time. THEY say destruction to all who are not Muslim.
    Can you tell me how many times Isreal called for peace talks??? they say no we will destroy Isreal of the face of the earth we dont want peace. These radical clowns dont want peace.
    There is more political destruction in Iran and Syria who control thier people like they are Monkeys in a circus.
    The control of the world economy by powers such as UAS has been going on for ever, when China takes over what will you do then???? it will go on forever.

  • M_a_r_w_A

    They say this to ISRAEL you are right in this regard.
    but if there were peace talks accepted. what is the first condition on their peace talk??
    It is recognising the existance of the state of Israel. now maybe that for some is an easy task, but for the ones that have been oppressed and forced out of their homes to achieve this, it is not easy.
    i wouldnt find it easy to just give up your land and accept that the occupiers own it, and officially announce this.
    would you personally find this easy to do?

    Especially after generations of repression, humiliation, being robbed of their rights, and classed as second class citizens.

  • master09

    I am no support for any sect but when Iran and HA have only one thing on the mind and that is the destruction of all who do not follow Islam and shiria law, this is said in public by Iran and HA all the time. THEY say destruction to all who are not Muslim.
    Can you tell me how many times Isreal called for peace talks??? they say no we will destroy Isreal of the face of the earth we dont want peace. These radical clowns dont want peace.
    There is more political destruction in Iran and Syria who control thier people like they are Monkeys in a circus.
    The control of the world economy by powers such as UAS has been going on for ever, when China takes over what will you do then???? it will go on forever.

  • M_a_r_w_A

    I wouldnt call it intolerance.
    i myself live in a Western country and love it!
    But its the lack of tolerance that people like yourself seem to be expressing amongst each other in Arab states.
    if the Arabs themselves would learn to coexist with each other, let alone with others, things wouldnt be so muddled up in the Midle East.

    You say this about the same Hezbollah that freed Lebanon of the Zionist occupation? the same Hezbolah that has Israel on edge, trying to find new ways to get into Lebanon?

    One thing that is notable is that if it weren’t for Hezbollah, Lebanon would still be under the occupation of Israel and its fate , like that of occupied Palestine, would be in the hands of world powers, who look apon the middle east with only feelings of greed and lust.

    You see maybe refering to Hezbollah as both a terrorist and geurilah organisatio9n, is quite an oxymoron.

    Yes, they may have some forms of geurilla style warfare, but thats primarily due to a lack of dependence on government incentives to run this organisation.
    Hezbollah is more than just an army, it aksoprovides plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese. Also, you can now say that Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese government, with members of parliament.

  • M_a_r_w_A

    I wouldnt call it intolerance.
    i myself live in a Western country and love it!
    But its the lack of tolerance that people like yourself seem to be expressing amongst each other in Arab states.
    if the Arabs themselves would learn to coexist with each other, let alone with others, things wouldnt be so muddled up in the Midle East.

    You say this about the same Hezbollah that freed Lebanon of the Zionist occupation? the same Hezbolah that has Israel on edge, trying to find new ways to get into Lebanon?

    One thing that is notable is that if it weren’t for Hezbollah, Lebanon would still be under the occupation of Israel and its fate , like that of occupied Palestine, would be in the hands of world powers, who look apon the middle east with only feelings of greed and lust.

    You see maybe refering to Hezbollah as both a terrorist and geurilah organisatio9n, is quite an oxymoron.

    Yes, they may have some forms of geurilla style warfare, but thats primarily due to a lack of dependence on government incentives to run this organisation.
    Hezbollah is more than just an army, it aksoprovides plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese. Also, you can now say that Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese government, with members of parliament.

  • Fadi81

    M_a_r_w_A ,
    “I wouldnt call it intolerance.
    i myself live in a Western country and love it!”— thats the point I made, I never said it was intolerant.

    whatever HA did or happened during the civil war and during foreign occupation is now over, many sects did thier part…I dont disagree with HA being a social/political movement or being involved in the government. They must give up the arms and the rhetoric needs to be toned down—and if anyone is found guilty with credible evidence that is affiliated or part of the HA then they need to be turned over (no “arms will be cut off” and similar threats).

  • Fadi81

    M_a_r_w_A ,
    “I wouldnt call it intolerance.
    i myself live in a Western country and love it!”— thats the point I made, I never said it was intolerant.

    whatever HA did or happened during the civil war and during foreign occupation is now over, many sects did thier part…I dont disagree with HA being a social/political movement or being involved in the government. They must give up the arms and the rhetoric needs to be toned down—and if anyone is found guilty with credible evidence that is affiliated or part of the HA then they need to be turned over (no “arms will be cut off” and similar threats).

  • Leborigine

    This is to Marwa – there was no reply tab on his comment.

    So marwa, from what you are saying about HA providing plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese and it is more than just an army, you have just admitted that they are a state within a state.
    Secondly, if you accept what HA is doing, then you would not have any problems if the Lebanese Forces were equipped with the same weapons and ran a dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese like they did way before HA was in the scene. The Lebanese Forces were resistance fighters as well just like HA.
    Now marwa, would you accept that? Would you like the Lebanese Forces to run the country like HA are doing now?? Of course not, so please put your arguements to rest. At least Bashir never ran scared or hid underground, he always addressed his troops in the open and died a legend.

  • Leborigine

    This is to Marwa – there was no reply tab on his comment.

    So marwa, from what you are saying about HA providing plenty of dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese and it is more than just an army, you have just admitted that they are a state within a state.
    Secondly, if you accept what HA is doing, then you would not have any problems if the Lebanese Forces were equipped with the same weapons and ran a dynamic welfare supporting thousands of Lebanese like they did way before HA was in the scene. The Lebanese Forces were resistance fighters as well just like HA.
    Now marwa, would you accept that? Would you like the Lebanese Forces to run the country like HA are doing now?? Of course not, so please put your arguements to rest. At least Bashir never ran scared or hid underground, he always addressed his troops in the open and died a legend.