Aletho News


Nasrallah: US fails to protect Christians

December 27, 2009
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah gave a speech in Beirut’s southern suburb Dahiyeh on Sunday. “Today in Dahiyeh… we declare that the American scheme of hegemony threatens our nation, values, and the future of our peoples. We condemn its schemes and wars on our countries and peoples. We condemn its full partnership with Israel in those crimes. We also call upon the nation to be aware of the real nature of this enemy and this plot and not to be mislead by the fake slogans about freedom.”

Nasralah continued with warnings about collaboration with Zionism. “There are millions of Palestinian refugees living away from their homes and there are more than 11 thousand prisoners in Israeli jails…We call on the ummah not to confuse between the friend and the foe and not to listen to US and Israeli proxies who want to exchange this enemy with a brother. We call for ending the siege of Gaza. What kind of ummah is this, an ummah of 1.4 billion Muslims watching 1.5 million Palestinians living in harsh conditions due to the siege? A year ago, we told Egypt a word of truth and we were railed at. Today, in addition to the siege, there is the iron wall and the flow of water in tunnels to finish off the rest of the narrow veins that give some hope to Gaza. Today, I call on Egypt to stop building this wall and the break the siege. This should be condemned by all honest Arabs. Silence cannot continue at the expense of a whole people, regardless of the pretexts.”

Lebanon’s achievement in overcoming division was noted. “And what had been schemed for Lebanon was frightening in terms of wars, seditions, and divisions as well as a suspicious role for Lebanon in the new Middle East; the sectarian, ethnic, and conflicting Mideast that would yield to Israel. Today we have crossed this stage and we are entering a new one with fixing ties with Syria being one of its most important characteristics. Today we have a national unity government that comprises most of the powers and this gives us a chance to move forward to solve our country’s problems.”

The Hezbollah leader addressed the Christian community in Lebanon. “I call on them for a quiet dialogue away from ardent rhetoric; a dialogue among themselves over their present and future options. I call them to recall past experiences and conclude whether bargaining on Israel, by some parties, was good for Lebanon or was it the contrary. I call on them to review the bargaining of some on the American administration. Today, we have 150 thousand American soldiers in Iraq and they did not provide security for the Christians who can’t even gather in their churches to mark the birth of Christ. Can the United States provide security? I tell them that the interest of the Christian community in Lebanon lies in Lebanon, not anywhere else. It’s in their interest to cooperate with the rest of the Lebanese. Today the Lebanese have the chance to acknowledge one another; and this is a chance that must not be wasted.”

December 27, 2009 - Posted by | Progressive Hypocrite

1 Comment

  1. Back in the days of King Farouq, one of the Egyptian prime ministers – I think it was Nuqrashi Pasha, but it may have been Sa’d Zaghloul Pasha – was attending a conference abroad. He was asked at the airport whether he feared being deposed while he was away.

    His answer was illuminating and sadly far too relevant today: “The Egyptians are the slaves of whomever rules them”.

    It would appear that the Egyptians are still willing to be the slaves of their rulers for the time being – and today it’s Hosni Mubarak on behalf of Israel and the United States.

    It beggars belief that a person who might claim to be a Muslim and a population that makes a public virtue out of their Islam could tolerate for the blink of an eye the closing of the Rafah Crossing into Gaza and the tunnels, and the willing extension of the Apartheid Wall, to make the Israeli siege of Gaza more effective.

    What do they look for from these Enemies of God? Do they not still find in their masahif the verses “a yabtaghouna ‘indahumu-l ‘izzah…” (are they looking for dignity from them?…) and “a fa tu’minouna bi ba’di-l kitabi wa takfurouna bi ba’d…” (do you believe in a part of the book and reject a part?…)?

    They should remember the concluding statements of that latter verse that reveals the recompense for thos who do that: “khizyun fi-l hayati-d dunya wa bi-l akhirati ‘azabun ‘azeem” (humiliation in the life of This World and on the Last Day a mighty torment).


    Comment by Daoud | December 28, 2009

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.