Sayyed Nasrallah… Embracing a Nation, Taking Care of a State
Many were those who bet on the Iranian nuclear agreement and its early positive outcomes on the Lebanese situation, noting that Iran had already made an achievement in this file a couple of years ago when the very first talks between Iran and the P5+1 were held. When Lebanon has received lately Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s political opponents in Lebanon where divided in their analyses before, during and after the visit.
Some of them welcomed the visit in principle, for Dr. Zarif’s reputation of elegant speech and fine behavior that reflect the Iranian diplomacy even during Iran’s worst times on both regional and international levels. Some welcomed a conditioned reconsolidation of relationships, while others wished that the nuclear agreement would influence the Iranian-Saudi relationships in which the forthcoming president would be produced, although there isn’t any regional or international influence on the internal path, unless it is convenient with the Lebanese sovereignty based on the strong belief in the national strategy of resistance whether on the military borderline level or on the level of political performance and popular embracement.
It was reported that after visiting Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri, Dr. Zarif reasserted Iran’s policy not to interfere in the Lebanese internal affairs, especially what is related to the presidential elections. He also asserted that Sayyed Nasrallah is the reference in this regard. Dr. Zarif meant to clarify that even if electing the president requires regional agreement, this agreement must go through the Lebanese national paths.
The Iranian foreign minister’s statement isn’t but a reflection of almost all Lebanese opinions. Perhaps Sayyed Nasrallah was destined to carry out the weapon and defend the borders against the aggressive racism in the south and the crawling Takfir from the east with his first hand, and raise the banner of civil peace with his other. Then he would be the sponsor of calls for internal dialogue especially after forming the “national interest” government, in which such dialogues continue their minimum activity, with the absence of agreement on electing the president of the state, and amidst disagreements on the mechanism by which the Council of Ministers is performing, besides the immoderate policy adapted by some against other partners in the nation.
Prior to the very special appearance from Al-Hujeir Valley, his eminence called President Saad Al-Hariri and the Future Movement in two previous appearances for holding talks with the partners in the nation, namely the Free Patriotic Movement. He also stressed on the rights General Michael Aoun is demanding for the Christian partners. But when Sayyed Nasrallah says “stop turning outwards,” then it means that the situation in the governmental institutions couldn’t tolerate any more delay or temporization, nor to keep the country hostage in the hands of those “who their nation is an airplane, even if the nation flew away!”
Besides the importance of that area blessed with the blood of martyrs, Sayyed Nasrallah wanted the Al-Hujeir Valley appearance not only to be a greeting for those who fused the Zionist tanks with the shreds of the aggressors, not only a sign of loyalty to the resistance fighters and the families of the martyrs, and not only to send clear visionary messages for both the inside and the outside regarding the forthcoming risks of splitting the region in favor of Israel, and even not only a clear, frank and bold support for the allies who backed up the resistance in making the July 2006 victory, but he rather went back to the history of the Al-Hujeir Valley, and the national message that was carried by scholars in this great Lebanese valley. He recalled his eminence Imam Sayyed Musa Sadr, and the school of scholars who established the culture of pure, noble Lebanese resistance.
Sayyed Nasrallah said: I will recite some words from the message delivered by Sayyed Abdul Hussein Sharafeddine form Al-Hujeir Valley in 1920, because we need them now in Lebanon, and we are in urgent need for them both Muslims and Christians: “O’ keen and brave guys, the religion is the advice, should I guide you to what if you have done you will triumph, let the brutal intruder lose his chances by your self-control, extinguish riot with your good patience, for none of the groups have taken the other as enemy but to ignite sectarian strife and civil war, so that if its claim and dream of strife was achieved, it would settle in the country under the pretext of protecting minorities (as Israel is presenting itself nowadays as protecting the sectarian minorities in the region). The Christians are your brothers in God, nation and destiny, you should love to them what you love to yourselves and protect their souls and money as you protect your souls and money, in this way you extinguish the strife and apply the teachings of your religion and the teachings of your Messenger.”
This is the national gathering and embracing school, in which Sayyed Nasrallah is seeking to make a model in building the real and just state of partnership, without any dominance from anybody, any group or any sect. Those who don’t learn lessons from the past events and the present lessons will definitely exclude themselves from the project of building the state as well as from the conscience of the country and the vivid dreams of the Lebanese people.
Finally, we must observe the words of Dr. Abdul Sattar Qassem, professor of political sciences at the An-Najah University in Nablus, as he said four days ago in a panoramic satellite interview, regarding the situations of the Arab regimes and states that collapsed and were victims of the “Arab Spring”:
“We, in the whole Arab world, don’t have any leader or a leading figure that has the collective national and patriotic sense other than Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. I call educated Arab youths from all countries to hold a general conference to save what could be saved as a result of the mistakes made by the Arab regimes all over their history, and that Sayyed Nasrallah be the model of social unity for a future where nations and dignities are saved…”