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Nasrallah's address to the people of Lebanon

by Peter Khan Zendran Friday, Jul. 21, 2006 at 7:29 PM

Please send around.

On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 13:00:11 -0400 (GMT-04:00), necdp@onepalestine.org

said:

> **Please forward**

>

> The address of the General Secretary of Hizballah, His

> Excellency Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, to the Nation, the

> Lebanese people, the resistance fighters, the

> Zionists, and the Arab leaders.

>

> Translated by Muhammad Abu Nasr

>

> Friday, 14 July 2006.

>

> Peace be upon you and the mercy of God and His

> blessings!

>

> To begin with, in this first address that I make to

> you since Operation True Promise [on which Hizballah

> captured two Zionist soldiers] and the events that

> followed it, I would like, to begin with, to offer my

> appreciation and condolences to the families of the

> martyrs, those who gave the dearest of their loved

> ones on during these hard and difficult days, and all

> they have given in the noblest confrontation and

> battle that the modern age has known or rather that

> all history has known. I want to salute the wounded

> and beseech God, be He glorified and exalted, to

> sustain them, heal them and bring them health. I also

> wish to salute our steadfast people in all the cities,

> towns and villages who are standing firm and

> immoveable, rooted in their land as they are rooted in

> their faith. I also salute my brothers the

> Mujahideen, the steadfast resistance fighters,

> enduring hardship at their posts and in all our ranks,

> ever ready for sacrifice in the path of what they

> believe. They always have and always will regard

> their own safety lightly and hold their heads high

> with pride.

>

> In this first address that I give in these days

> following Operation True Promise, I would like to say

> a few words – a word to the Lebanese people, a word to

> the resistance fighters, a word to the Zionists, and a

> word to the Arab rulers. I will not offer words to

> the international community because I have never for

> one day believed that there is any such thing as an

> international community, just as many in our nation

> feel.

>

> First, I say to the Lebanese people: dear people – who

> embraced the resistance, by whom the resistance was

> victorious, and for whom the resistance won its

> victory on 25 May 2000 – this people who were the

> makers of the first victory in the history of the Arab

> struggle with the Israeli enemy, despite the basic

> inequality in forces, and in spite of the fact that

> the majority of our Arab brothers and the majority of

> our Muslim brothers abandoned us and despite the

> silence of the whole world, this Lebanese people made

> the miracle of the victory that stunned the world and

> humiliated the Zionists. Those Zionists look upon

> this people in a special, unique way because they

> accomplished in the history of the struggle with them

> a special and unique accomplishment. The battle today

> is no longer a battle over prisoners or the exchange

> of prisoners. It might be said that the Zionist enemy

> is responding any time there is any operation where

> men are captured anywhere in any part of the world, by

> any army or any state that has borders and

> regulations. What is taking place today is not a

> response to a capture of their soldiers; it is a

> squaring of accounts with the people, resistance,

> state, army, political forces, regions, villages, and

> families that inflicted that historic defeat on that

> aggressive usurper entity that has never accepted its

> defeat.

>

> Today, therefore, this is a total war that Zionism is

> waging to clear its whole account with Lebanon, the

> Lebanese people, the Lebanese state, the Lebanese

> army, and the Lebanese resistance, in revenge and

> reprisal for the victory they won on 25 May 2000.

>

> Dear steadfast, mujahid, and noble people, I know that

> the overwhelming majority of this people, in their

> minds, hearts, wills, culture, thoughts, love,

> passion, and sacrifice are a people of nobility,

> dignity, honor, distinction, and pride, not a people

> of servility, subservience, submissiveness, and

> surrender. I say to you that in this battle we are

> faced with two choices – not "we" as in Hizballah, or

> as in the resistance, the Hizballah resistance – but

> Lebanon as a state, a people, an army, a resistance,

> and a political power – we are faced with two choices:

> either to submit today to the conditions that the

> Zionist enemy wants to dictate to us all, using the

> pressure, support, and backing it has from America,

> from around the world, and, I'm sorry to say, from

> Arabs. Either we submit completely to its conditions,

> which means taking Lebanon into an Israeli age under

> Israeli domination – in total frankness this is the

> extent of the matter – or we stand steadfast. That is

> the other choice: that we persevere, that we persevere

> and confront. I, relying on God the Exalted, and on

> my faith in Him and the mujahideen and in you, knowing

> this people and this enemy, just as I always used to

> promise you victory, now I promise you victory once

> again. During the Grapes of Wrath in 1996, or the

> clearing of accounts in 1993, in the beginning they

> had the upper hand and our situation was much worse.

> But today, the situation is different. Believe me,

> and I mean this, the situation now is different. All

> that we need is to persevere, stand steadfast, and

> confront them united, and I know and I will bet that

> the majority of our people are a people of

> steadfastness, a mujahid people who can sacrifice, who

> have no need for pep talks. What I'm saying now is

> only by way of completing the idea, and affirming the

> choice, and clarifying what this means.

>

> Now, as for my words for the resistance fighters, for

> my dear and beloved brothers: upon them rest the

> hopes of every Lebanese, every Palestinian, every

> Arab, every Muslim, every free and decent person in

> this world, every oppressed, tortured victim of

> injustice, every lover of steadfastness, courage,

> dignity, values, and nobility – the characteristics

> they embody by their presence on the field of battle

> and in their fight with this enemy, the fight of

> valiant heroes. I say to them: today, after God the

> Highest, you are the hope of our Nation. You are the

> symbol of our nobility. Our honor is in your hands.

> This honor is yours and by means of you, our honor is

> preserved. After God the Exalted, it was you who were

> responsible for the victory of 2000. Today it is you,

> before all others, who are responsible for preserving

> the victory, for achieving liberation, standing

> steadfast, and with honor. This places demands on you

> that you, in practice, have proved until now and

> during these days that you are entirely worthy of, as

> you are worthy of our esteem. Those who put their

> trust in you, after God, their charge is great, the

> reward will be grand, and the mighty victory – a clear

> triumph – is near.

>

> To the Zionists, to the people of the Zionist entity

> at this hour I say to them: you will soon discover how

> foolish and stupid are your new rulers, your new

> leaders. They do not know how to assess reality.

> They have no experience in this area. You Zionists

> say in opinion polls that you believe me more than you

> believe your officials. So now I call on you to

> listen well and believe me. Today we have persevered

> despite the attack that took place last night in the

> southern suburbs. However the attacks multiply in

> every village, neighborhood, street, and home in

> Lebanon, there is no difference between the south

> Beirut suburbs, the City of Beirut, or any home in

> south Lebanon, in the Beqaa, or the north, or Mount

> Lebanon, or any corner of Lebanon.

>

> The equation has now changed. I will not say today

> that if you strike Beirut, we will strike Haifa. I

> will not tell you that if you hit the south Beirut

> suburbs, we will hit Haifa. You wanted to get rid of

> that equation, so now we and you have got rid of it in

> actuality. You wanted open warfare, and we are going

> into open warfare. We are ready for it, a war on

> every level. To Haifa, and, believe me, to beyond

> Haifa, and to beyond beyond Haifa. Not only we will

> be paying a price. Not only our houses will be

> destroyed. Not only our children will be killed. Not

> only our people will be displaced. Those days are

> past. That was how it was before 1982, and before the

> year 2000. Those times have come to an end. I

> promise you those times have passed. Therefore you

> must also bear the responsibility for what your

> government has done, for what that government has

> undertaken. From now on, you wanted open warfare, so

> it will be open warfare. You wanted it. Your

> government wanted to change the rules of the game, so

> let the rules then be changed. You don't know today

> whom you're fighting. You are fighting the children

> of Muhammad, of Ali, of al-Hasan, of al-Husayn, of the

> Prophet's family, the Prophet's Companions. You are

> fighting a people who have faith such as no one else

> on the face of the earth possesses. And you have

> chosen open warfare with a people who take pride in

> their history, their civilization, and their culture,

> and who also possess material power, ability,

> expertise, knowledge, calm, imagination,

> determination, steadfastness, and courage. In the

> coming days it will be between us and you, God

> willing.

>

> As to the Arab rulers, I don't want to ask you about

> your history. I just want to say a few words. We are

> adventurers. We in Hizballah are adventurers, yes.

> But we have been adventurers since 1982. And we have

> brought to our country only victory, freedom,

> liberation, dignity, honor, and pride. This is our

> history. This is our experience. This is our

> adventure. In the year 1982 you said and the world

> said that we were crazy. But we proved that we were

> the rational ones, so who then was crazy? This is

> something else and I don't want to get into an

> argument with anyone. So I tell them simply: go bet

> on your reason and we will bet on our adventure, with

> God as our Supporter and Benefactor. We have never

> for one day counted on you. We have trusted in God,

> our people, our hearts, our hands, and our children.

> Today we do the same, and God willing, victory will

> follow. The surprises that I promised you will begin

> starting now. Now, out at sea off the coast of Beirut

> an Israeli military vessel that attacked our

> infrastructure, that struck the homes of our people,

> our civilians; you can see it burning. It will sink

> and with it dozens of Zionist Israeli troops. This is

> the beginning. There will be a lot more said before

> the end.

>

> Peace be upon you and the mercy of God!

>

> Arabic original at:

> http://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/phpfolder/loadpage.php?page=JOU214.html

>

>

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