Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced Saturday that the resistance these days is stronger and more capable at all levels, adding that the resistance issue had always been a matter of controversy
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced Saturday that the resistance these days is stronger and more capable at all levels, adding that the resistance issue had always been a matter of controversy.
In a televised speech at the launch of the Jabal Amel Culture and Literature forum in the Southern town of Ainatha, Sayyed Nasrallah said that there had always been “a big challenge named the Zionist scheme, and the challenge still exists, some are trying to ignore it or consider it non-existent, this is a great sin,” adding that the only choice that remains is the resistance.
“The resistance issue is holier and deeper than a tiny problem with any party or organization. Every offense against the resistance is an offense to everyone who represents the resistance not to a specific group, this will have consequences and will be unveiled in a few days,” the Secretary General said.
“I want to announce today from this liberated area that the resistance today, as it was in July, is stronger and more capable at all levels. Israelis know very well that the resistance is not only strong, but stronger and more capable on the human, financial, and military levels. It is more ready for victory.”
Sayyed Nasrallah said that some people do not know that the resistance in Lebanon exists since 1948 “because they do not know what the resistance means. The Lebanese resistance existed since the first moment of the occupation and it gained its legitimacy since that moment.” “These people know nothing about what border villages witness, nor do they know about the Zionist violation to our land, sea and air.”
“The debate on the resistance choice had always been a matter of controversy. There had never been a concensus over the resistance, who's saying that is mistaken,” His eminence said.
Gold is gold
In response to President Michel Sleiman's stance on the army-people-resistance equation which he dubbed "wooden equation", Sayyed Nasrallah said: “Gold will always remain gold. If gold was in front of us and someone said that it’s tin or wood it doesn’t mean that it has become so. Others descriptions of things do not change the reality of these things.”
“Lebanon’s gold does not exist in the whole world, and with wood, the Lebanese had built coffins of Israeli soldiers, and will continue to exist for each occupier to this holy Land," he indicated.
The Problem with Hezbollah Political
On the Syrian issue, Sayyed Nasrallah said the “problem with us in the Syrian issue is our political position and not our military intervention which came after the intervention of everyone. Since the first day we said we're not with this conflict nor with the overthrow of the regime or government.”
“Since the beginning we talked about a political solution while the Arab regimes wanted to overthrow the regime,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. “After three years the decisions of the Arab summit all talked about the same solution. It took them three years to say what should have been said since the first day,” he added.
The S.G. said the battle in Syria has reached this stage as a result of the size of the regional and international intervention to what is related to the resistance, its existence and identity. “We did not violate Syria's sovereignty, we rather intervened after receiving the Syrian cabinet's approval,” he stressed.
“We went to Syria to defend the Holy shrine of Sayyeda Zainab (AS) which is respected and loved by all Muslims,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. “Today, the Turkish government discusses that there is a shrine to grandfather the greatest of the sons of Ottoman, who does not know his name lots of Muslims, and considers that it’s a Turkish right to intervene militarily in Syria to protect this shrine.”
On the Takfiri threat, his eminence said some Lebanese have not realized yet that what is happening in Syria is a threat to the country. “If Takfiris were defeated in Syria, the Lebanese will be protected. If Takfiri terrorism won in Syria, we will all come to an end. Don't you see what's happening in Aleppo, Idlib, Raqqa, Deir Ez-Zour, in Falluja and Anbar?”
Presidential Elections On Time
Concerning the Lebanese presidential elections, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “We are more than anyone keen to have the presidential election held on time and as soon as possible in order to lay a basis for a future stage to hold a dialogue on defense strategy other things.”
“I call for the implementation of the presidential election away from accusations, we are against excluding anybody, and today we have an opportunity to take a deep breath and not to wait for the situation in the region.”
Hezbollah’s S.G. also talked about the ceremony and the symbolism of Jabal Amel which gave birth to many educated and respected scholars. “Some people wants us to isolate ourselves from the region's issues, however, Jabal Amel scholars and despite the poor situation had always been in support for the region's causes, not only in Syria, Palestine or Iraq but also in Libya.” “We inherit from these scholars this culture, mentality and conception,” he said.