BEIRUT, Lebanon – During an electoral rally Sunday aimed at promoting the joint Hezbollah and Amal Movement electoral list for the Nabatieh, south Lebanon district, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said that the platform represented the two tenants of hope and loyalty.
“We have deliberately chosen the name of our united lists with Amal movement [Hope and Loyalty]. Both hope and loyalty are parts of our ideology,” he said at the rally in Nabatieh in south Lebanon.
Hezbollah and Amal have dominated the southern district in successive elections but with the new proportional electoral law agreed last year there is great concern about losing some seats to opposition candidates who are contesting seats, specially because of the party’s involvement in Syria which has resulted in the killing of over a thousand young Lebanese Shiite fighters in defense of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad
Calling the parliament the “mother of institutions” in the country Nasrallah called on supporters to turn out in large numbers on May 6 parliamentary election.
He accused U.S. and Israel of trying to eliminate the resistance since 2000
He said that the conspiracy against the stability and security in Lebanon dated back to the year 2000 when the Israeli occupying regime suddenly withdrew its troops from the south of Lebanon without informing the Lebanon’s Army and the mercenaries, adding that the resistance has continued relentlessly after 2000.
He added that the second conspiracy was after the September 11 incident, when US vice president Dick Cheney had offered him billions of dollars in exchange for cooperation with the Americans and giving up the resistance.
He went on to say that the third conspiracy was in 2005, when the western powers once again offered Hezbollah money and power in exchange for giving up the resistance.
According to Nasrallah the 2006 war was a conspiracy aimed at putting an end to the resistance.
Addressing the 2008 confrontation against Hezbollah prompted by an order to dismantle the party’s telecoms network, he said that the intention was to spark clashes between Hezbollah and the Security Forces.
Nasrallah labeled the crisis in Syria in 2011 as another conspiracy in order to put an end to the resistance once more time.
Finally he also warned that ” the enemies are looking for starting a civil war in Lebanon” calling such development as the most dangerous tool to attack the resistance movement”.
He reiterated his call on supporters to participate in the May 6 elections to repel the threats.
Addressing the financial and economic situation in Lebanon, he said that it was very delicate and needs exceptional measures to manage. He said that Hezbollah opposed tax and threatened take to the streets to oppose any new taxes placed on the Lebanese.
Nasrallah: On some rival lists, there are friends, but there are also enemies.
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Nasrallah warned that Hizbullah might organize street protests to confront any attempt to “impose new taxes on the poor and low-income citizens.”
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Nasrallah called for “immunizing the resistance politically” through ensuring a “strong presence” in parliament, government and the presidencies.
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Nasrallah: Nowadays, inside and outside Lebanon and in the U.S. and the Gulf there are new bets on this clash and this battle. Our guarantee is having a strong presence in state institutions. In 2006, the strongest guarantee was represented in Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
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Nasrallah: In 2006, the government and its prime minister ordered the Army Command, during the July War, to confiscate any truck carrying arms to the resistance… One truck was confiscated and he who made the decision was betting on a clash between the resistance and the army, but the wisdom of the two parties and political interventions contained the situation at the time – though difficultly due to the insistence of the then-premier on his decision.
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Nasrallah: The Americans conducted surveys and studies within the ranks of the Lebanese Army to determine whether the command, the officers and the soldiers were willing to fight against the resistance. The surveys were conducted on a sectarian basis… They realized at the time that the army will not clash with the resistance and this was among the reasons that expedited the 2006 Israeli war.
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Nasrallah: The most dangerous plot against the resistance in Lebanon was the attempt to stir internal strife by pushing the army to clash with the resistance in 2005.