On the eleventh anniversary of the Resistance and Liberation Day, the 25th of May 2011, Hizbullah organized a ceremony celebrating the first and sole victory in the region against the so-called unbeatable "Israeli" enemy.
Following the festival program, which included the national anthem and some chants, Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appeared via video-link to address the people gathering in the rally, this time in Baalbeck, in The Martyr Sayyed Abbas Moussawi shrine.
Thousands of people cheered, chanted and, waved their flags as Sayyed nasrallah appeared on screen to deliver his speech on this victorious day.
Hizbullah Secretary General at the beginning thanked the crowds of people who gathered to take part in this ceremony. Addressing the people, he hoped they would accept their humble participation and waiting in the sun as part of the 30 year struggle of the resistance fighters under the heat of the sun a nd in face of the Zionist enemy. The leader congratulated the people, the Islamic and Arab world on this day also as it coincides with the birth of Sayyida Fatima Al Zahraa, daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Choosing the location of the festival had a message, Sayyed Nasrallah, which is that this area was of the first Lebanese areas that witnessed the birth of the Resistance and was a bridge of communication between the Lebanese resistance fighters particularly during the occupation.
Sayyed Nasrallah also recalled the sacrifices of Sayyed Abbas, and the lands that were drenched with the bloods of the martyrs in the Bekaa as they trained and fought against the enemy, and reminded this land will always be part of the Resistance path.
Sayyed Nasrallah divided his speech on the festival event, the Palestinian cause, the situation in the Arab world, Syria, Lebanon. Also he tackled the latest speeches of the two "Leaders of occupation" concerning Lebanon and the region.
"In this speech, I will talk about the event [Liberation day], the situation in Palestine, the Arab world, Syria and finally in Lebanon. I will also be concerned to discuss the political event that cannot be ignored, hence, the stances and speeches Obama and Netanyahu declared in the recent days," Sayyed Nasrallah said.
Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated this ceremony does not concern a certain people, sect, or party. He said that the 25th of May is the fruit of all sacrifics since the year 1948, adding "This ceremony is eternal, because what happened on that day changed the face of the region. There is a strategic and moral need to commemorate this holiday. In modern history, there is the Nakba day and the Naksa day, and our nation needs days of victories in order to get rid of the moral, spiritual, political, and military meanings of the Nakba [Catasrophe] and the Naksa [Setback] during the dark days then."
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The Resistance leader moved on to discuss the Palestinian cause. He reminded of the speeches made by "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama in which in the AIPAC conference before the congress. Sayyed Nasrallah said that such speeches make us only realize more that our decisions have been correct all the way from the beginning. "The events during the past three decades have proved that the correct, realistic, logical, productive choice which allows reaching the targets and aims is the choice of the popular armed resistance," Sayyed explained.
Reiterating the reiterating the importance of this resistance, Sayyed Nasrallah said that "if we were to wait in Lebanon for a national consensus, an Arab united stance, or an international move, our land would have still been under occupation and "Israel" would have remained in Lebanon as an occupation, and settlements would have been built on the territories of Lebanon. The resistance in fact achieved the desired result, liberated the land and retrieved the dignities with no conditions."
Also, recalling the words of Netanyahu in the year 2007, which again reiterate the righteous path of the resistance, Sayyed Nasrallah quoted the Zionist PM as saying that "the historic path of the "Israeli" entity has been turned upside-down since the beginning of the withdrawal from Lebanon in the year 2000 all the way until the "Israeli" withdrawal from the Gaza strip. And so, in the eyes of the Arabs "Israel" is no longer invincible." That same fear Netanyhu lived in 2007; Sayyed Nasrallah said was obvious in his eyes during his speech in the AIPAC conference, as he spoke about the rockets of Hizbullah and Hamas.
Hizbullah SG said that the latest speeches of Netanyahu and Obama were an unprecedented assurance that both entities are to preserve their mutual security. "Obama renewed his commitment to "Israel's" security and its prevalence over the region. He pushed the US-"Israeli" relations and cooperation to an unprecedented level. He declared his rejection to a Palestinian State and rejected the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, and talked about an unarmed Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and then backed up after two days."
Continuing on Netanyahu, Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say "As for Netanyahu, there were more applause than talk in the Congress as he gave his speech, which means that both Republicans and Democrats totally agree on what he said. Netanyahu said he wants al-Quds as an eternal capital to "Israel", and that the Palestinian refugee issue should be discussed outside the borders, wants an acknowledgement to a Jewish "Israeli" state and "Israeli" military presence at the Jordan River, and a Palestinian armless State with total rejection to the 1967 borders. He also asked (PA head Mahmoud) Abbas to tear apart any agreement with Hamas and return to negotiations."
Sayyed Nasrallah said all that is misleading and that there is nothing left for the Palestinians to negotiate for, adding "the US and "Israel" clearly determined their stances, who is the friend and who is the foe when they talked about Iran, Syria, Hizbullah and Hamas. Yesterday, Netanyahu and Obama delivered the final and deadly strike to the so-called Arab peace process." Hizbullah SG demanded that this initiative be pulled out after the speeches of the US and "Israeli" leaders.
Ending on the Palestinian issue, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the Palestinians have no other choice than resistance to realize liberation. "I call you all to meet together and gather around this choice, l call on all the Ummah to embrace the choice of the resistance as the entire ummah is threatened," Sayyed Nasrallah concluded.
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Concerning the situation in the Arab world, Sayyed Nasrallah said that there have been some rumors by some media outlets and internet websites particularly in Lebanon quoting a NATO Forces General, saying that Hizbullah has military bases in Ben Ghazi [Libya] or quoting the Libyan government as saying that Hizbullah snipers are present in Misrata. "This is not true," Sayyed Nasrallah said. He explained that such was the case in Yemen at the time there were clashes between the Yemeni government and the Houthis, as some went to claim that Hizbullah is fighting in Yemen and has some 50 martyrs. So was the case when a Syrian TV claimed that some 3000 Hizbullah fighters also are in Damascus fighting and supporting the Syrian government. "I tell all the liars in the Arab world, whether these were channels, newspapers, or websites that they write for the money of Feltman," His Eminence pointed out adding "Any military interference in any Arab country in not our responsibility, and if we do go some day to a certain battle field, we have the guts to say that we are there to fight and get martyred."
Hizbullah leader, addressing the Arab revolutions said "We have been united in our stances, on the side of the peoples in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain." He warned that "America and "Israel" want to confiscate these revolutions, which was clear in Obama's sweet talk addressing the Arab revolutions [in his speech]. Sayyed Nasrallah further tackled Obama and Netanyahu hypocrisy and double standards on the Arab world and people. He said that Netanyahu harshly humiliated Arab leaders, Kings, Princes, and regimes when he said that 300 million Arabs do not enjoy any freedom, dignity or democracy. Answering Netanyahu His Eminence said "If the rest of the world does not want to answer you, I tell you, we in Lebanon are the free people of the world, and we made this freedom with our blood, victories and sword." He reiterated his support to the Arab revolutionary peoples in their demand and action of reforms.
Again moving on to Obama, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted an example on the US President's disrespect as he has remained in Iraq as an occupying force, calling on the revolutionary people to beware the American policies as they should not fall for these policies anymore.
Collapse of Syrian Regime...An "Israeli"-American Interest
Moving on to the Situation in Syria, Sayyed Nasrallah said Syria has presented so much to Lebanon, as it prevented division in Lebanon and the region, stopped the bloody civil war in Lebanon, and supported Lebanon and its resistance and so Lebanon achieved the 1985 liberation in Mount Lebanon, Beirut, Saida, and Tyr all the way until the liberation day on the 25th of May 2000, when all Lebanon was liberated except for the Kafarshouba Hills and Shebaa farms, not to mention the 2007 victory after the July war.
"No one denies that Syria has committed mistakes, but no one can deny the historic achievement of Syria to Lebanon, also Syria's stance on "Israel" and the Palestinian Resistance, in addition to Syria's stance on the new Middle East Project," Hizbullah SG said reiterating the Syrian positive role that cannot be ignored. Also, on the internal Syrian situation, Sayyed Nasrallah said that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad believes in reform and is serious in his attempt of reforms in the country. His Eminence underscored that the majority of the Syrian people still support Al Assad and his regime, and that the collapse of the Syrian regime is an American-"Israeli" interest.
"All these issues imply that we, as Lebanese and as a Resistance movement in face of "Israel" should take a responsible stance. First, we should all be concerned about the stability and security of Syria, whether the regime, the people or the army. Second, we call on the Syrians to preserve their country and their resistance regime and to give this regime the space to execute reforms. Third, we as Lebanese should not interfere in Syrian affairs. Fourth we should reject any sanctions, which the US and the West raised and wanted Lebanon to abide by and I say, this was one of the goals of the Feltman latest visit to Lebanon." Sayyed Nasrallah concluded on Syria, reminding that a strong Syria is in the interest of Syria, Lebanon and the entire Arab Ummah.
On the Lebanese arena, Sayyed Nasrallah tackled the accusation Obama pointed at Hizbullah during the AIPAC speech when he said that Hizbullah is executing political assassinations. "US hostility towards the Resistance is not new," Sayyed Nasrallah said. He explained that the US pays pledge to "Israel" with such words, words based on no evidence. "This assures what we said earlier about what is being prepared, which comes in contest of the conspiracy of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and he [Obama] declared what we were waiting [STL General Prosecutor] Daniel Bellemare to declare," Sayyed Nasrallah said. He further noted that Obama's speech assured that the tribunal is American-"Israeli' where the US is the prosecutor, the judge and the executioner.
"The US, which speaks about political assassination is the country most involved in political assassination. I remind Obama of what investigations and facts proved, that American intelligence was behind the car bombing in the crowded street of Bir Al Abed, which targeted Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah back then and led to the martyrdom of hundreds of Lebanese most of which were women and children," Sayyed Nasrallah reminded.
Sarcastically, Sayyed Nasrallah said he had the honor to be a target to Obama and Netanyahu, reiterating "When they attack us we feel proud, because this mean we are of great importance and position in the regional and local equation," his eminence said reminding that this is one of the teachings of Imam Khomeini, as when the devil praises you, you should be concerned.
Concerning the government formation, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the new majority has not been able to form a government so far, which is no problem. He recalled how certain sides in Lebanon instigated tension when said that an overthrow is being prepared by Hizbullah, but soon they figured out there is no such thing. Still, Sayyed said, these cries were messages to the US and the West and some Arab countries, because Hizbullah was ‘taking over the country' as they claim. His Eminence assured that the government formation has been hampered due to American and European demands even though all sides try to deny this fact.
Sayyed Nasrallah said "Concerning the government, we believe that a government should be formed as soon as possible, and that the country cannot remain in void like that. There is no replacement for the government as it is the base in solving and facing problems in the country," Sayyed Nasrallah assured. He underscored that it is the concern and in the interest of the Hizbullah to have a strong and capable government that can resolve crisis in the country, as Hizbulah does not want to form a state within another state, but rather wants a one State. His Eminence Assured that more effort will be put to form a government without any pressure.
Hizbullah leader said that Hizbullah supports parliament Speaker Nabih Berri's initiative to reactivate the Parliament and pointed out that the party will take part in the sessions to be held.
Nothing Intimidates the Resistance, "Israel" is Weaker than A Spider Web
He finally reassured that neither Obama nor Netanyahu or their military fleets intimidate the Resistance, saying "We belong to this land which defeated all fleets in 1982, we are not afraid of intimidation or threats. What Netanyahu said should be a message to all those who discuss the resistance arms. Netanyahu himself fears the rockets that will remain to protect Lebanon and that will remain to be present in the regional equation. No one in Lebanon or in the entire world can disarm us." He also saluted the souls of those who fell martyrs on the Nakba anniversary at the borders with Palestine on the 15th of May in Maroun Al Ras and Majdal Shams.
Hizbullah Secretary General at the very end, reiterated that the Resistance will remain loyal to its aims, path, pains, blood, martyrs, reminding "Again I tell you like I said in 2006, the time of victories has arrived and that of defeats has gone. "Israel", which I said on 25 May 2000 is weaker than a spider web, and repeated the same phrase after the July war and Gaza war, the Maroun Al Ras and Majdal Shams incidents, again I say, I swear, "Israel' is weaker than a spider web."