Hezbollah’s no. 2 accuses March 14 of aiming to destroy Lebanon

Hezbollah Number 2 leader Sheikh Naim Qassem on Saturday accused March 14 of aiming to cause chaos and destroy Lebanon because they are no longer in power.

“Lebanon could not hold its head up and become the center of attention if not for the Resistance,” a statement issued by Hezbollah quoted Qassem as saying.

“The March 14 administration failed because it incited tension in Lebanon and prioritized sectarian interests over national ones,” Qassem added.

Qassem called for speeding up cabinet formation ” since further delay is harmful on the moral and the practical levels.”

Qassem’s comments come after Caretaker PM Saad Harir on Thursday slammed what he called Iran’s “flagrant intervention” in Lebanese and Arab affairs, saying his country will not be an Iranian protectorate.

Hariri accused Iran of meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain and Kuwait and added this is “not acceptable anymore.”

On Wednesday Hariri slammed Hezbollah and its arms :

“Our project is to end the mandate of illegitimate arms, including Hezbollah’s weapons, in the political life in the country .”

Hariri added that ” non-state arms are aimed at bullying the State.”

However, he said that the resistance is “a Lebanese right…that should come from within the state.”

“ It is unacceptable to violate the constitution and threaten the Lebanese under the pretext of resistance.” Hariri stressed

Addressing the relations between Lebanon and Bahrain , he said:

“We’re working together with our brothers in the Gulf, especially with our Bahraini brothers, to end the repercussions of the irresponsible and unjustified political alignment which has nothing to do with Lebanese patriotism or Arab nationalism. It’s rather part of the Iranian plot which I have described as an attempt to dominate Lebanon and the Arab region.”

This was a possible reference to the travel ban imposed by Bahrain against travel to Lebanon when Hezbollah openly sided with the protesters against the government . Bahrain branded Hezbollah a “terrorist organization”.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast responded to Hariri’s attacks by saying: “Hariri’s position on Iran is deceptive”, adding that” it is not in Lebanon’s interest and threatens stability of the region”.

The unrest in Bahrain, which erupted in February, has played out against the region’s deep rivalries between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. Protesters from Bahrain’s Shiite majority have demanded that the kingdom’s Sunni minority rulers grant them equal rights and a political voice.

Saudi Arabia, a largely Sunni nation, has rushed to the aid of Bahrain by sending in troops, while other Gulf countries have accused predominantly Shiite Iran of meddling in Bahrain’s affairs by trying to stir Shiite unrest there.

Wilayat al Faqih

MP Walid Jumblatt told the An Nahar newspaper in remarks published on Saturday: “Based on my experience with Hezbollah and the Shiite sect, Hariri must understand the party’s cultural and ideological structure and its connection with Wilayat al-Faqih ( Iran’s supreme leader ) .”

With reference to Hezbollah arms he said :

“Hariri and others must realize that these arms are aimed at protecting the residents of the South.”

  • FadiAbboud

    this guys is a comedian

  • Anonymous

    this guys is a comedian

    • Anonymous

      Qassem is a psychopath and a degenerate human being just like Nassrallah. They loathe Lebanon and willing to sacrifice it for Lebanon and their rule of Waliat AL Faqih. The hell with Hezbollah, Syria and Iran and everyone in March 8th camp and their dumb ass supporters.

  • J J

    Go Mr Hariri. This Qassem of Hezbollah is one joke. Hezbollah is obviously bullying the state to change the constitution. Why should one political party have access to weapons that only strengthen its position over others. All you see behind this imbecile is his party’s flag…Where is the Lebanese flag Mr Qassem?

    • Fadi81

      im glad he doesn’t have a lebanese flag behind him, it would make me sick! Somehow these guys think we’re all loosing our minds or something…its like reverse-logic is the IN thing for the M8 morons, I mean the more it doesn’t make sense the better it sounds to them….their supporters must be really deranged people to say the least…

  • J J

    Go Mr Hariri. This Qassem of Hezbollah is one joke. Hezbollah is obviously bullying the state to change the constitution. Why should one political party have access to weapons that only strengthen its position over others. All you see behind this imbecile is his party’s flag…Where is the Lebanese flag Mr Qassem?

  • J J

    Go Mr Hariri. This Qassem of Hezbollah is one joke. Hezbollah is obviously bullying the state to change the constitution. Why should one political party have access to weapons that only strengthen its position over others. All you see behind this imbecile is his party’s flag…Where is the Lebanese flag Mr Qassem?

    • Anonymous

      im glad he doesn’t have a lebanese flag behind him, it would make me sick! Somehow these guys think we’re all loosing our minds or something…its like reverse-logic is the IN thing for the M8 morons, I mean the more it doesn’t make sense the better it sounds to them….their supporters must be really deranged people to say the least…

  • guss043

    why you dont get A SHIITE GIRL FOR PLEASURE MARRIAGE AND BUZZ OFF

  • guss043

    why you dont get A SHIITE GIRL FOR PLEASURE MARRIAGE AND BUZZ OFF

  • plomca

    Part of the strategy of Hezbollah to accuse the other side of the same tactics, when they themselves are destroying Lebanon. As terrorist/criminal organization, you cannot expect honesty from these thugs. Have you ever met a criminal not too lie?

    It has been proven that any criminal organization, such as Hezbollah, that their major goal is to be achieved in whatever means, even if it goes against the law of the country, let alone the laws of God.

    Lebanon can and may be destroyed one day, if Hezbollah gains control. Corruption, lies, stealing and murder can only go so far in controlling it’s people. The same tactics Hezbollah is currently carrying out to gain and keep control they have now.

    People will rise up and demand justice and freedom. Just look at history: Soviet Union, and now Egypt. And look what’s taking place in Syria and even in Iran. People are fed up with these corrupt regimes. You really think the people of Lebanon will tolerate a Hezbollah regime? They will eventually rise up also, including the Shia.

    In the end, God and justice prevails. But before that happens, many Lebanese will suffer at the hands of Hezbollah.

  • Anonymous

    Part of the strategy of Hezbollah to accuse the other side of the same tactics, when they themselves are destroying Lebanon. As terrorist/criminal organization, you cannot expect honesty from these thugs. Have you ever met a criminal not too lie?

    It has been proven that any criminal organization, such as Hezbollah, that their major goal is to be achieved in whatever means, even if it goes against the law of the country, let alone the laws of God.

    Lebanon can and may be destroyed one day, if Hezbollah gains control. Corruption, lies, stealing and murder can only go so far in controlling it’s people. The same tactics Hezbollah is currently carrying out to gain and keep control they have now.

    People will rise up and demand justice and freedom. Just look at history: Soviet Union, and now Egypt. And look what’s taking place in Syria and even in Iran. People are fed up with these corrupt regimes. You really think the people of Lebanon will tolerate a Hezbollah regime? They will eventually rise up also, including the Shia.

    In the end, God and justice prevails. But before that happens, many Lebanese will suffer at the hands of Hezbollah.

  • Rafic

    Sheikh Kassem is eithr naive or funny guy if he was worried abouth the government formation that the delay is harmful on the moral and practical level then why his party delayed for much longer time the formation in 2008 P.M. Harriri’s (not that I am siding with PM Harriri) Cabinet, so now he discovered that the country is stalled ,we are waiting for Tourist season to open up and what kind of message we are sending to the world, we are all suffering Muslims and Christians when outside money(legitimate ) does not come in.

  • Anonymous

    Sheikh Kassem is eithr naive or funny guy if he was worried abouth the government formation that the delay is harmful on the moral and practical level then why his party delayed for much longer time the formation in 2008 P.M. Harriri’s (not that I am siding with PM Harriri) Cabinet, so now he discovered that the country is stalled ,we are waiting for Tourist season to open up and what kind of message we are sending to the world, we are all suffering Muslims and Christians when outside money(legitimate ) does not come in.

  • antar2011

    they accuse the other of advocating sectarian methods yet they themselves practice it.

    they accuse the other of distabiling lebanon yet they themselves are doing everythign they can to destabilise the country.

    they accuse the other of exporting arms to other countries, yet they themselves recieve illegal arms from other countries.

    they swear that they have loyalty to an independent lebanon yet they themselves are putting their hands and vehemetly defending the foreigner against fellow lebanese.

    they call themsleves in the name of Allah, yet they are very far from what Allah wants His Creations to behave.

    those are the hypocrites.

    those are Hizbullah leaders.

  • Anonymous

    they accuse the other of advocating sectarian methods yet they themselves practice it.

    they accuse the other of distabiling lebanon yet they themselves are doing everythign they can to destabilise the country.

    they accuse the other of exporting arms to other countries, yet they themselves recieve illegal arms from other countries.

    they swear that they have loyalty to an independent lebanon yet they themselves are putting their hands and vehemetly defending the foreigner against fellow lebanese.

    they call themsleves in the name of Allah, yet they are very far from what Allah wants His Creations to behave.

    those are the hypocrites.

    those are Hizbullah leaders.

  • Beiruti

    When I pick up my dictionary and look for the word

    Naim Qassem: The lowest scumbag known to humanity yet… after Nasrallah.

  • Anonymous

    When I pick up my dictionary and look for the word

    Naim Qassem: The lowest scumbag known to humanity yet… after Nasrallah.

  • lebnaneh

    just by looking at his face you can tell thats he is a first class liar a cheater and a treator they will sell you anything for a little money what a scams they are

  • Anonymous

    just by looking at his face you can tell thats he is a first class liar a cheater and a treator they will sell you anything for a little money what a scams they are

  • master09

    Well people we have a line, on one side we have EVIL and on the other GOOD, we all can’t be on one side but from what I read from all comments made you are choosing the GOOD side, this means we still have people who will fight and support LOVE, peace and the good of mankind. Let the others ( evil ) burn in hell. We now what Iran is doing and that is to take control of the ME and rule it on thier terms. and Lebanon is the stepping stone. We supported them in 1982 (HA) and look at what they are doing and if we do not stop them what else will they do. The Lebanese army can be the resistance not a gang of thugs working for Iran..

  • Anonymous

    Well people we have a line, on one side we have EVIL and on the other GOOD, we all can’t be on one side but from what I read from all comments made you are choosing the GOOD side, this means we still have people who will fight and support LOVE, peace and the good of mankind. Let the others ( evil ) burn in hell. We now what Iran is doing and that is to take control of the ME and rule it on thier terms. and Lebanon is the stepping stone. We supported them in 1982 (HA) and look at what they are doing and if we do not stop them what else will they do. The Lebanese army can be the resistance not a gang of thugs working for Iran..