Hizbullah Secretary General, His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on the Lebanese people to realize the threats posed by the Zionist entity, calling on all sides to carry their responsibilities to defend Lebanon in face of all threats.On the 16th of February, commemorating the anniversary of Hizbullah martyr leaders, Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawi, Sheikh Ragheb Harb and Haj Imad Mughniyeh, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a televised speech via al-Manar TV, tackling the latest local and regional developments.
On the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah saluted the souls of the leader martyrs, as well as the souls of all Resistance martyrs who sacrificed their lives to defend their just cause.
"I salute the souls of the martyr leaders Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawi, Sheikh Ragheb Harb and Hajj Imad Mughniyeh and the souls of the martyrs of Palestine, Lebanon and the Arab world, who achieved all these victories. I also salute all the martyrs of the Lebanese army and Internal Security Forces," he said.
Also addressing the martyrs and their families of the latest terrorist takfiri bombings that took place in the Dahiyeh and Hermel areas, Sayyed Nasrallah saluted them and expressed condolences, wishing all the injured quick recovery.
"Israel" Looming Threat to PalestineThe Hizbullah leader noted that "Israel" is a threat to all peoples in the region, stressing "We always should remind of the "Israeli" threat posing against Palestine, its sanctities and future."
Nowadays, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted "as the people of each country are preoccupied with the situations in their own country, unfortunately we might reach a period in which no one wants to talk or hear about Palestine, and this is what the enemy wants," accentuating that the US administration aims at liquidizing the Palestinian cause as well."
The Hizbullah leader noted that "Israel" is a threat to all peoples in the region, stressing "We always should remind of the "Israeli" threat posing against Palestine, its sanctities and future."
Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say "They [the "Israel" and the US] want us to forget about the Palestinian cause, and one must admit they have succeeded in this to a large extent, but it's not too late to address the matter, because we still have available choices."
The Hizbullah Secretary General also reminded that "Israel" is an enemy and a threat to Lebanon, its security, sovereignty, oil and water riches.
He added that in the past, Sayyed Mousa Sadr and other scholars spoke up and supported the Resistance against the "Israeli" enemy, recalling that after the 1982 "Israeli" invasion to Lebanon, Sheikh Ragheb Harb raised his voice to call on the people to resist occupation, at the time many justified that the "Israeli" invasion to Lebanon was to expel the PLO from Lebanon.
According to Sayyed Nasrallah, the "Israelis" stayed in Lebanon and tried to impose their hegemony. They killed, detained and prepared to build settlements in southern Lebanon. He assured that "Lebanon would have been still occupied if it weren't for the Resistance."
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah echoed that the Zionists realize well Hizbullah is the biggest threat to "Israel", and that the Resistance is a real menace to the Zionist entity's existence, which makes "Israel" think a thousand times before it makes any step or takes action, hoping that the Lebanese army would become the only party capable of protecting Lebanon.
His Eminence further pointed out "We hope to see the day when we will have a Lebanese state that can protect and defend Lebanon, its dignity and sovereignty."
"We support everything that can strengthen the army in terms of equipment, personnel and advanced weapons to be used to protect Lebanon in the face of "Israeli" threats. Days will prove if there is a will in the international community to offer these arms to the army or not. Should this assistance take place, we will thank anyone who offers weapons to the army," Sayyed Nasrallah further stated.
Takfiri Terror Threats All
Hizbullah Secretary General stressed that takfiri terrorism is a threat to the entire region and is present in all the countries of the region, iterating that all people from different sects and backgrounds are under the threat of takfiris.
He assured that these terrorist groups have killed people, took women as captives and raped them, and slaughtered children.
"Al-Nusra Front, the ISIL and other groups are fighting each other, killing each other, taking each other's women as captives and waging merciless suicide bombings against each other," he pointed out to the actions of these takfiri terrorist groups.
Sayyed Nasrallah assured that the aim behind these groups, which are being used by "Israel" the US and some of their Arab supporters to carry out the suicide bombings in Lebanon, aim at sowing strife among the Muslims.
Furthermore, he added that most countries financing and supporting fighters to go to Syria have started talking about fears of their victory and their returning to these countries and the threats that will have on those societies.
"Why don't we have the right to be worried of those terrorist takfiri groups if other countries are worried about their residents fighting with them? Tunisia, KSA... banned their residents from going to fight in Syria," Sayyed Nasrallah wondered.
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that some in Lebanon said these bombings would not have happened had it not been for Hizbullah's intervention in Syria, stating "they're still endorsing this approach even though we are now in the same cabinet."
"Before our intervention in Syria, wasn't there a war that was imposed by these groups in a (Palestinian) camp in Lebanon or in some of the Christian areas?! These incidents happened before the Syrian conflict," he explained, assuring that Lebanon is already part of the takfiri scheme.
"Had the takfiris triumphed in Syria, it would have become more dangerous than Afghanistan," he emphasized.
"In our opinion, they [the takfiris] intended to come to Lebanon and what invites them to come to Lebanon is their creed," Sayyed Nasrallah believed, asking why isn't it possible for Lebanon to take precautionary measures to defend its borders and people.
Sayyed Nasrallah also iterated the Lebanese army should play its role in defending Lebanon against the takfiri threat that intimidates all Lebanon.
"Why do the US, France, Canada, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia have the right to have concerns over the presence of their youths in Syria, while we don't have the right as Lebanese, who are on Syria's border, to worry, take measures and launch a preemptive war? What did the government do regarding the threat other than burying its head in the sand through the dissociation policy?" Sayyed Nasrallah wondered, further asking "Why don't we have the right to intervene to fend off the threat of looting, rape and murder against 30,000 Lebanese citizens who were living in the Qusayr region?"
Current Government Not All-Encompassing
He said the current government is only a settlement cabinet, highlighting "We want a government of national unity to be formed and we will enter it with the intent of launching dialogue, not with the intent of setting up barricades inside it. It should relieve tensions in the country and lower the intensity of political rhetoric in the country.
Assuring Hizbullah's desire to be part of a national unity government, he accentuated "The party who disrupted the formation of the cabinet for months was the one who refused a political government and the participation of Hizbullah."
"I do not consider this government an all-encompassing one, because there are significant parties that were not represented in it. We hope that this government will be able to hold the presidential elections and that it would resolve the issue of terrorism," Sayyed Nasrallah expressed.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the party which disrupted the government formation accuses Hizbullah of being the disrupter, yet he drew attention to the fact that Hizbullah and the Amal Movement opened the door for national reconciliation.
"Had we insisted on the 6-9-9 government formula, no government would have been formed, but we were the major compromisers and made the most sacrifices on this issue," he explained, adding "We did not want vacuum, or a neutral or a fait accompli government. The only solution was a settlement government, or a national interest government."
Ending his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah saluted the Bahraini people, who undergo tyranny and oppression for the third year in a row as they continue their peaceful protests despite all terror practiced by the Bahraini regime.
He finally called on the people of Palestine, all the Palestinian factions, Lebanese, Syrians, and all Arabs to stop the war in Syria.