In the course of the “Arab International Forum for the Support of the Resistance”, which commenced today in Beirut, the Secretary General of Hizbullah His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a short speech on resistance movements and the future of the struggle in the region.
His Eminence began his speech by welcoming the audience and participators in the forum to “the Lebanon” of resistance that broke the rule ‘Lebanon’s strength is in its weakness’, and thanked the audience for its “support of the resistance, especially in these tough times,” assuring them that their presence will have great impact on the citizens of their countries.
Sayyed Nasrallah then began to tell a short history of the “Israeli” wars in the region starting from 1948, going through the 1973 war which brought hope and light for the resistance movements against the Zionist entity, after which the Egyptian regime removed Egypt from the equation…and a few years following that cam the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran which played its part in supporting the resistance movement…then in 1982 when Lebanon was invaded by the Zionists only to be kicked out by the resistance a few years later through the steadfastness of the resistance and “the blood of women, children, and the elderly”… driving “Israel” off its land in 25-05-2000 “with its tail between its legs”.
Then, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah noted, came the rise of the Palestinian Intifada shortly after, making “Great Isreal” feel weak, confused and vulnerable, making the mere presence in Palestine intricate.
Hence, the intifada in Palestine arised, and great isreal felt weak, confused…and even staying in Palestine became difficult. Sayyed Nasrallah declared that it is not “Israel” that would drown Gaza in the sea, but Gaza would drown “Israel” God willing.
Then His Eminenece mentioned the role of the strong role of the resistance and the resistance society in Lebanon in the July 2006 war against Lebanon, whereas “Israel’s” deterrence was lost, as its dream of ‘great “Israel”‘ were obliterated in Bint Jubeil and Maroun Al-Raas, to be sealed by the blood of the resistance.
Nasrallah considered that “Israel” today lives a true dilemma which it tries to fix by threatening with war and words…”but these threats frighten on weaklings” he declared, adding that those who have tried “Israel” only feel provoked to make new victories against it.
Then His Eminence shifted the subject to the United States and its regional role, saying that the US reached its climax of influence in the region in the past two decades, meddling in Iraq and Iran, and attempting to stir troubles into Syria and Lebanon, aside to the American sponsorship of wars against Lebanon and Gaza. He declared that the States was up to its elbows in every attempt to crush resistance movements in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and around the globe, going as far as opposing pro-resistance regimes such as Iran, Syria, and Sudan. Nasrallah noted the US role in attempting to resolve the issues of Palestine on “Israeli” terms, reiterating the name which was given to the US project in the region at the time declared by Condi Rice.
Sayyed Nasrallah considered that the resistance and its steadfast people created great accomplishments, standing stong in the face of all difficulties, stating that the nations of resistance movements have absorbed and taken on the ideology of Jihad, moving in opposition with the New Middle East project which has fallen apart due to the sacrifices and blood or the women, children, and elderly, due to the sacrifices of the resistance, and due to the devastation and destruction those wars against the resistance created.
“We can talk of US failures, weakness, and defeat,” Nasrallah said of the fallen US project.
“The special point is that this victory occurred in light of the worst Arab circumstances,” Nasrallah stressed, declaring that the resistance lived through the terrible state of isolation, neglect,
discrimination, to the point where it was even fought by its own Arab brothers. His Eminence considered resistance to be “a true, logical, victorious choice” which “is in need of all forms of support, particularly in the face of psychological warfare, ” which he considered took its most vile form in the shape of media distortion against the resistance to target the trust of the people in the resistance trying to make them question the benefit of resistance, whereas the resistance was being accused of crimes it is not only innocent of, but also condemns, in an attempt to lure public opinion away from resistance ideology. Sayyed Nasrallah also mentioned the vile attempt to dispute the victories and icons of the resistance, accuse the resistance of sectarianism, accuse resistance movements of blind loyalty to Iran and Syria who Nasrallah thanked for their sponsorship roles, and accuse resistance of terrorism and spreading a “death” ideology.
Nasrallah noted the closing in on the resistance and the attempts to involve resistance movements in internal disputes and pressuring the resistance to change.
Nasrallah also brought up the subject of the employment and role of Arab media outlets in fighting the resistance.
“I call on this Forum, if I may, to stand by the resistance in [fighting] this psychological warfare,” which Nasrallah considered as “the most dangerous of wars.”
“I assure u we will not be moved by this war or by any form of this war. We will face it,” Nasrallah added, mentioning the Quranic verse: Men said to them: “A great army is gathering against you”: And frightened them: But it (only) increased their Faith: They said: “For us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.”
“For us,” Nasrallah reiterated, “God suffices, and He is the best disposer of all affairs.”
Sayyed Nasrallah promised “in face of all terror” and in any “future confrontation we will win and defeat the enemy and change the face of the region.”
“I assure u the future of this region is that of freedom, and resistance,” Sayyed Nasrallah concluded, “”Israel” and occupation are set for defeat and disappearance!”