’s Secretary General uses every trick in the book in an effort to cement his militia’s credibility within the world and to justify its existence. His speeches are deliberately crafted to con Arabs specifically Palestinians, into thinking he is the hero who will defend and free the occupied territories.
Not content with turning into an Iranian vassal state, using the pretence he puts Lebanese interests first even though he has triggered war with , turned his guns on his compatriots, and dragged his country into the Syrian conflict, Nasrallah has cynically ramped up his pro-Palestinian, anti- rhetoric to lure Palestinians and their sympathisers into his camp.
As several commentators have noted, he is out to win a place in the Palestinian good books with anti- threats at a time when he is viewed throughout the world as a betrayer for propping up the brutal Bashar Al-assad regime.
Nasrallah’s latest rant boasts that has the capacity “to cover the entirety of with missiles” adding that the militia would be the victor in any coming war with nuclear-armed . He was even more specific concerning his plans. An ammonia plant in would be targeted in order to cause a nuclear bomb type explosion.
Those threats are mere flimflam, empty of substance, because, if carried out, would adopt a scorched earth policy in retaliation while every Palestinian would have a target placed on his back. To prove how nonsensical they are in the event were in danger of being obliterated, no American president would sit on his hands witnessing its destruction. That is just a fact which this big-mouthed paper tiger knows only too well.
Until now, neither nor have done anything tangible to aid the Palestinians other than throw them a few dollars and low-grade missiles. They merely hold out the freeing of as a recruitment carrot, one that offers hope to Muslims and, of course, Palestinians in areas where hope is becoming a rare commodity.
He vows to support the Palestinians year-upon-year and so far he has done nothing tangible to that effect. Instead, he has ordered attacks against ; one example is the attack on the Khobar Towers residential complex near carried out by ’s branch in the Kingdom. Moreover, alleges that , together with other groups, murdered guards to release tens of thousands of prisoners during the 2011 revolution, many of them convicted terrorists.
I have advocated for a Palestinian state throughout my adult life. I feel deeply for the suffering of the Palestinians and their frustration in the absence of even a small chink of light. I understand why a small minority may be tempted to grasp at Nasrallah’s straws, but have no doubt that they are being set up for disappointment.
I am sure President understands ’s ruthless game. I do not doubt his patriotism for a second, but I do wonder at his silence. He should dissuade his people from being fooled by with propagandist statements designed to attract recruits who will no doubt be farmed-out to fight elsewhere.
Nasrallah’s agenda is transparent. Last year, he called upon all Palestinians and their supporters to rally behind the Islamic Republic of on such duplicitous reasoning as “’s enemies are the enemies of ”. He was later to claim and its backing of “resistance movements” was “the only hope left for this region, after God.”
When he is not thumping his chest against , he is slamming for its “aggression” against , which is a legitimate, lawful intervention carried out to reinstate the democratically-elected government and to preserve the Kingdom’s security.
On Sunday, ’s Minister of Justice resigned his post saying Nasrallah should be “ashamed” of his attacks on Saudi while describing as “a mere tool” of , adding, “ is turning into an operations room to spread Iranian hegemony.” Never a truer statement has been said. That is exactly what he wants to become – an Iranian puppet enclave.
has been bleeding popularity among Palestinians, many of whom were outraged when in December 2015 he spoke against the backdrop of a map of superimposed with the Iranian flag. That speaks volumes as to his hidden agenda. He does not care about the Palestinians; his interests lie with extending the so-called Shiite Crescent.
I would urge President Abbas to encourage our Palestinian brothers to reject Nasrallah’s blatant lies designed to hijack their just cause and he should emphasise strongly that talks the talk but has never once walked the walk. The US may have scratched from its threat list while it was courting to sign up to the nuclear deal, but history does not lie. It remains a terrorist organisation with both and Western blood staining its hands.
I would also counsel ’s Palestinian residents to assist those of their Lebanese friends struggling to reclaim their country from ’s domination which is alienating , the majority of Gulf States and other predominately countries. ’s control of the country both politically, diplomatically and militarily has resulted in freezing $4bn set to bolster the Lebanese army and domestic security services because it cannot continue indirectly funding its enemy’s proxy militia.
Palestinians, wake up! You are being played. Disassociate yourselves from and its master. Reject false partners for those who have stood shoulder to shoulder with you rather than those with silvery tongues and anti- agendas. If you let him, Nasrallah’s weasel words will lead you down a hellish path with no return.