Hariri: What will Hezbollah's do after Assad falls?

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hariri def 3Beirut,Lebanon- Former Prime Minister and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri blasted on Saturday Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent speech and said it threatened to further involve Lebanon in the Syria war.

“Nasrallah’s speech did not contribute to defusing tension in Lebanon on the contrary it served as an escalation of Lebanon’s involvement in the Syrian fire.” Hariri said adding: “Sedition is the essence of terrorism, and the most dangerous kind.”

Once again, Nasrallah’s speech failed to break the cycle of escalation,” Hariri stressed.

Hariri reiterated his condemnation of the car bombing in the Ruwaiss neighborhood of Hezbollah’s Dhahieh stronghold, south of the capital Beirut , but said :

“What happened in Ruwaiss is an ugly crime, but Hezbollah’s war in Syria is a crime as well,” Hariri posted on his twitter account.

The explosion that rocked the Ruwaiss area on Thursday killed over 27 people and wounded hundreds.

In his speech on Friday, that marked the anniversary of the end of the 2006 war with Israel the Hezbollah chief called for restraint but at the same time accused takfiri groups ( Sunni Muslim extremists ) of standing behind the Ruwaiss blast and the Bir Al Abed explosion that hit the Hezbollah stronghold last Julythe resulted in the wounding of dozens of civilians.

Nasrallah said he was ready to personally fight in Syria if the battle with takfiris required us to do so.

“I listened to the speech of the Hezbollah secretary general. It was rather balanced at first but catastrophic toward the end,” Hariri said.

“How can a responsible man contradict himself so drastically ; calling for self-restraint and announcing his readiness to personally go to Syria in the same speech ?” Hariri asked.

Hariri said that Hezbollah was defining terrorism based on its own interests . “It is good the Secretary General of Hezbollah is enthusiastic over combating terrorism, Hariri said but we still don’t understand, (referring to the deadly 2007 battles between the Lebanese Army and the Islamist Fatah al-Islam group in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared of north Lebanon) why he drew a red line in Nahr al-Bared. Wasn’t it takfiri weapons fighting the army then?.”

Fatah al-Islam is a radical extremist Sunni Islamist group that draws inspiration from al-Qaeda. During its 2007 war with the Lebanese army it was led by Shaker al-Abssi who was a former officer in the Syrian army .Fatah al-Islam has close ties to the Syrian regime and much of its leadership is made up of Syrian officers, according to Al Hayat newspaper

“Terrorism is terrorism , regardless of the faces it takes, but Hezbollah explains it according to its own interests,” Hariri stressed.

Takfiris in both Sunni and Shiite sects consider people who do not share their religious views as infidels.

“Hezbollah’s logic reminds me of American logic for invading Iraq under the pretext of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD),” Hariri tweeted, referring to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

“The same will happen in Syria and the takfiris will prove to be a tiny minority which will have no place in Syria after Bashar’s fall,” he said.

“Takfiris have no place in Syria after the fall of Bashar. But what will Hezbollah do after Bashar falls?,” Hariri asked.

“Logically it will withdraw from Syria but what will it do in Lebanon? America withdrew from Iraq to America where Iraq is not its neighbor.”

“ Nasrallah is laying the foundations for a tense neighborhood with the new Syria,” Hariri said.

The former prime minister added that the Lebanese state could protect the country.

“Whenever there is a common collective decision we can really protect Lebanon. The State is the common ground for all,” he said.

“The army represents the entire people, from all categories, sects and regions. The people resist through their army. We no longer need the resistance that considers itself above the state ”

The Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group has been widely criticized by Lebanese and Arab leaders for supporting the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad in its sectarian war against the mostly Sunni Syrian rebels who are trying to overthrow the 40 year old dictatorship. Thousands of Hezbollah fighters are fighting in Syria alongside the forces loyal to Assad and hundreds of them have been brought in coffins for burial in Lebanon.

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14 responses to “Hariri: What will Hezbollah's do after Assad falls?”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    The man may, with reason, live in fear elsewhere …. but he is not stupid.
    Perhaps in rambling around the world, he is also learning. One can hope.
    Too bad he needs to restrict himself to 149 characters too often.

    1. Leaders are supposed to be learned…not lead and learn at the same time…Hes no better…look what he says Takfiris have no place in Syria after the fall of Bashar…so is he implying they can be used for now? Last week they released a video of a 14 and 16 year old boy that they put in front of a firing squad….the week before they burnt 3 kurds alive….hes got oqab saqr sitting in turkey from day one funnelling money weapons and fighters….all the same all we can do is sit and wait til this eventually finishes.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Yes. We can only wait. But you can’t expect anyone to know everything. We learn all through life … if we’re interested in it.

        1. Sorry,Lebanon cant wait…we need real leaders which are sor;ey lacking…he has that luxury our nation dosent. He wont come back til assad is gone via damascus as he said. You live in america i assume? Would he make it as a politician there?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Dateam … I don’t live in America .. thank goodness. :-)))
            But we have stupid politicians too. It’s a fault of democracy, that generally well-run countries face … ‘the people’ don’t bother showing up to vote all the time. The system runs along fairly well most of the time. And no-one starves or is killed by lack of instant health care, like my friends in Tripoli for sure. Not that it’s perfect … but even an idiot politician can’t screw it up too badly, because the ‘information flow’ whacks them down eventually. Personally, I think we should be fining people like Belgium does, if they don’t get out to vote.
            The ‘Leader’ is supposed to be the servant of the wishes of a majority of the people. But there is more than ONE ‘Leader’ serving the public too. And most people want assurances of the freedom to work … buy a home, food, clothes … and to not live in daily fear for their survival. If the majority screws it up, which they have on occasion and will again, they get another chance in 4 years after thinking about it … unless they elect a Hitler, of course, but in 2013 that’s highly unlikely – there are checks built into the system. And everyone is free to talk about the idiots.
            We all know that ‘money’ is a huge factor in who ‘runs’ … not so much as in America … and Hariri could well be a politician if he has a following. I don’t think he’s off-base in too much of what he says. But if he ‘made it’ to the top of the political dung-heap, he’d still need to watch himself … because everyone else would be too. We have had them pumped out again in as little as 6 months.
            It’s a better ‘system’.
            Hmmm … I don’t see a ‘system’ at all in Lebanon. Just saying ….. 😉

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    The man may, with reason, live in fear elsewhere …. but he is not stupid.

    1. Leaders are supposed to be learned…not lead and learn at the same time…Hes no better…look what he says Takfiris have no place in Syria after the fall of Bashar…so is he implying they can be used for now? Last week they released a video of a 14 and 16 year old boy that they put in front of a firing squad….the week before they burnt 3 kurds alive….hes got oqab saqr sitting in turkey from day one funnelling money weapons and fighters….all the same all we can do is sit and wait til this eventually finishes.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Yes. We can only wait. But you can’t expect anyone to know everything. We learn all through life … if we’re interested in it.

        1. Sorry,Lebanon cant wait…we need real leaders which are sor;ey lacking…he has that luxury our nation dosent. He wont come back til assad is gone via damascus as he said. You live in america i assume? Would he make it as a politician there?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Dateam … I don’t live in America .. thank goodness. :-)))
            But we have stupid politicians too. It’s a fault of democracy, that generally well-run countries face … ‘the people’ don’t bother showing up to vote all the time. The system runs along fairly well most of the time. And no-one starves or is killed by lack of instant health care, like my friends in Tripoli for sure. Not that it’s perfect … but even an idiot politician can’t screw it up too badly, because the ‘information flow’ whacks them down eventually. Personally, I think we should be fining people like Belgium does, if they don’t get out to vote.
            The ‘Leader’ is supposed to be the servant of the wishes of a majority of the people. But there is more than ONE ‘Leader’ serving the public too. And most people want assurances of the freedom to work … buy a home, food, clothes … and to not live in daily fear for their survival. If the majority screws it up, which they have on occasion and will again, they get another chance in 4 years after thinking about it … unless they elect a Hitler, of course, but in 2013 that’s highly unlikely – there are checks built into the system. And everyone is free to talk about the idiots.
            We all know that ‘money’ is a huge factor in who ‘runs’ … not so much as in America … and Hariri could well be a politician if he has a following. I don’t think he’s off-base in much of what he says. But if he ‘made it’ to the top of the political dung-heap, he’d still need to watch himself … because everyone else would be too. We have had them pumped out again in as little as 6 months.
            It’s a better ‘system’.
            Hmmm … I don’t see a ‘system’ at all in Lebanon. Just saying ….. 😉

  3. wargame1 Avatar

    Very cleaver speech with strong logic. Nasrullah can only read this speech again and again to memorize it. This speech will work like a nail in his butt. Well I heard some one says Karma is a biatch . I didnt get it but I felt the impact of the statement.

  4. wargame1 Avatar

    Very cleaver speech with strong logic. Nasrullah can only read this speech again and again to memorize it. This speech will work like a nail in his butt. Well I heard some one says Karma is a biatch . I didnt get it but I felt the impact of the statement.

  5. essa yousef Avatar
    essa yousef

    please give the salary in saudi oger,,the staff are realy struglling

  6. essa yousef Avatar
    essa yousef

    please give the salary in saudi oger,,the staff are realy struglling

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