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by Free Arab Voice
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2006 at 3:23 PM
by Nabila Harb, on the behalf of the editorial board of the Free Arab Voice
To every Arab Nationalist, to every Muslim, to every supporter of the Resistance against imperialist and/or Zionist aggression, to every supporter of justice and freedom:
The enemy's aim to divide and conquer will succeed if we do not unite behind the legitimate Resistance of groups like Hizb'ullah in Lebanon. We cannot afford to think in terms of 'regions' or of sectarian interests. We must unite to support EVERY strike against foreign occupation and foreign aggression against the Arab Nation.
Any one who attempts to argue that Hizb'ullah is nothing more than a Lebanese Shi'a organisation might as well give active support to the Zionists. Any one who attempts to argue that Hizb'ullah is the instigator of unprovoked aggression here has his/her head in the sand and is in danger of finding a new world map when he/she finally takes a look at the world.
Western media propaganda is as far from the truth as the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Surely the Arab Nation, constantly victimised by Zionist-dominated Western media, has the sense to look elsewhere for the facts! We know that the majority of Arab leaders are corrupt and are concerned only with their own selfish and greedy interests. Motivated by a combination of greed and fear, they have seen fit to bow to Western pressure and have abandoned the forces who actually have the courage and determination to strike a blow against the enemies of the Arab Nation. Who will dare to show the same sort of courage?
Nasr'ullah declared: '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.'
Unfortunately, we are witnessing the response of the real 'international community' in Lebanon. The 'international community' is fleeing from Lebanon like rats fleeing from a sinking ship. Why then should any so-called 'leaders' of this 'international community' have any jurisdiction over the Arab Nation and legitimate resistance from foreign Occupation? The Arab nation of Palestine has been struggling under the foreign oppressive Zionist occupation now for almost a century and the 'international community' has not seen fit to stop the ongoing Zionist depredations nor to effectively kerb its rapacious ambitions.
A fact that evidently has escaped notice in the West is that the earliest Zionists in the 19th century had a plan to invade Lebanon and incorporate the entire South of Lebanon in what they purported to define as 'Greater Israel'. This early ambition was reiterated in the 1950s, long before the 'Grapes of Wrath' invasion by the Zionist entity. People have the unqualified right to resist against a foreign invasion and no amount of strictly 'humanitarian relief' will protect the Lebanese people from Zionist ambitions.
The so-called 'international community' now wishes to send observers into Lebanon to make certain that aid to the victims of Zionist bombs and Zionist ground troops does not include any weapons that could be used by these victims in defending themselves! Some of the members of this so-called community come from nations that would not even exist were it not for people who armed themselves and fought for the right to self-determination! Yet, a different standard evidently applies when the Zionists are involved in the equation.
Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly clear that some members of the so-called international community are not even pretending to be objective in this situation. While some call solely for 'humanitarian aid', disregarding the fact that the Lebanese have an unqualified right to resist foreign invasion, the U.S. government actually is rushing shipments of precision-guided bombs to the Zionists to use against the Lebanese people.
The history of this region is steeped in acts of Zionist aggression and Hizb'ullah's actions are no more than legitimate acts of self-defence against a foreign militarised imperialist entity that never has abandoned its plans for total domination of the region.
Under the spurious guise of 'eternal victim', the Zionists once again are attempting to distort the facts.
Justice itself calls on every person in Lebanon, whatever passport you carry or do not carry, whatever your nationality, whatever your religion, to stand fast against the Zionist invasion. If you do not have the courage or the capacity to fight, at least act as a shield for the Arab Nation or raise your voice in support of the Resistance! This injustice never will end if you turn tail when the murderers cross the borders, whether by air, land or sea.
This is not a sectarian conflict. Hizb'ullah stands for the Arab Nation, and strikes a blow for freedom for the entire Arab Nation. The call from the people has been clear and desperate: 'Is there a helper to help us?' Hizb'ullah answered that call. Who will join them here?
Junior Bush would like to pretend that Hizb'ullah is no more than a puppet acting on behalf of Syria or Iran, when in fact Hizb'ullah acts for the entire Arab Nation and unlike so many other organisations, never has compromised its essential principle of resistance against the Zionists.
This is a situation in which every Arab should be involved. In that sense, it does concern Syria but no more than it concerns any one in any part of or with any ties to the Arab Nation in general. It would be a grave error for any one to pretend otherwise.
This is not a conflict only for the Shi'a, although every Shi'a should support Hizb'ullah's actions. This is not a conflict only for Muslims, although every Muslim should support this Resistance. This is a conflict in which every Muslim, every Christian, every secularist, every Arab and every individual anywhere who believes in justice must support Hizb'ullah's Resistance.
The people of Iraq are struggling under the yoke of foreign Occupation and oppression and a puppet government that only concerns itself with its own selfish and sectarian interests. The people of Palestine are struggling under the burden of foreign Occupation and a continuing programme of dispossession and genocide. The people of the Arab Nation from sea to sea are struggling under the corrupt rule of leaders who bow to U.S./Zionist propaganda and foreign interests daily. The aim of the U.S. alliance ultimately is the destruction of every vestige of strength and independence in the Arab Nation. The Zionist entity was the foreign seed of destruction that was allowed by the West to take root in the heart of the Arab Nation for the sole purpose of weakening it. Will the Arab Nation continue to ignore the parasite that devours it from within?
'Democracy' in the U.S./Zionist lexicon signifies any group that works together to facilitate U.S./Zionist economic and political goals. If any organisation or leader anywhere in the world, however democratic in fact, opposes U.S./Zionist economic and political goals it conveniently will be labelled a 'terrorist' leader or group, making it obvious that 'democracy' is a meaningless term in this context. In the same manner, 'freedom' in the U.S./Zionist lexicon signifies freedom solely for the U.S. and its Zionist ally to impose its visions upon the rest of the world. In any event, the idea that 'democracy' is the only valid form of government is absurd when promoted on the one hand by the Oligarchy of the U.S. and the racist Zionist foreign Occupation on the other, neither of them true democracies. 'Democracy' in most instances is a sham, a means by which a few candidates representing special interests are put forward and 'the people' are forced to choose between them, as if somehow this represented a valid process. In any land that groans beneath the oppression of a foreign Occupation, whether Occupied Iraq or Occupied Palestine, the entire process of any 'election' is corrupt and cannot represent the true interests of the people. In any case, the best ruler or leader is the one that protects the true interests of the Nation. In the circumstances, who can believe in any of the definitions promoted by the Western media?
There is no middle ground here. If you fail to support the Resistance in any part of the Arab Nation, you fail to support the Arab Nation and in doing so, you are committing slow suicide. Hizb'ullah may be a Lebanese Shi'a organisation but it is striking against the Zionist enemy and in doing so, represents the interests of every true Arab Nationalist. Hizb'ullah never has had ambitions outside of Lebanon, despite American/Zionist propaganda that it 'threatens' the world. On the other hand, when Hizb'ullah launches a missile at Haifa, it launches a weapon against the Zionist cancer that infects the very heart of the Arab Nation.
Make no mistake: the Zionists never are idle, nor do they ever halt their programme of aggression and occupation. Each day witnesses the matyrdom and dispossession of more Palestinians by the Zionist entity. The Western media turns a blind eye to Zionist aggression but when any Palestinian Resistance group or Hizb'ullah responds, it is loud in its condemnation of what in fact is no more than a legitimate proportionate response to a criminal act of aggression.
Iraqi children are massacred daily by the U.S. invaders and its allies and yet that is nothing more than 'collateral damage'. How many children are murdered in Palestine daily by the Zionists? Yet, when Hizb'ullah sent a missile that landed in Nazareth, the Western media immediately shouted about the death of two children. The family of the martyred children actually have been loud and firm in their support of Hizb'ullah, making it clear that their blood is on the hands of the Zionists as the criminals who have raped the Arab Nation. In contrast, the murder of scores of children in Lebanon by the Zionists achieves little media coverage.
Moreover, reminiscent of Zionist terror programmes of 1948, the Zionist entity now is raining down not only bombs and missiles on the Lebanese countryside but written propaganda messages ordering the inhabitants to flee their homes or face death. This is how the Zionists 'cleansed' much of Palestine of its native Palestinian population in 1948. Will it be successful in 'cleansing' the South of Lebanon of its people as well?
It is Hizb'ullah that stands between the Zionists and their intention to destroy Arab independence and morale. The Zionist declare that they intend to crush Hizb'ullah but it is the Arab Nation itself that they wish to destroy.
We must not allow Western propaganda to rewrite the history of the Arab Nation. In the same way as it seeks to foster sectarian violence in Iraq to destroy the Iraqi people while it continues to support a puppet government, it seeks to portray Hizb'ullah as a 'rogue terrorist organisation' when in fact, Hizb'ullah is the champion of the Arab Nation. Who will stand in support of this courageous group of Resistance fighters?
It is becoming increasingly clear moreover that some members of the so-called international community are not even pretending to be objective in this situation. The U.S. government actually is rushing shipments of precision-guided bombs to the Zionists to use against the Lebanese people.
The Arab Nation needed a boost of morale and Hizb'ullah has provided it. Every true Arab Nationalist must be heartened by the thought of any Arab Resistance group with the courage and steadfastness to oppose the Zionists in this fashion. When the majority of Arab leaders either have been bribed or intimidated not into mere silence but into actual betrayal of the cause of the Arab Nation, it becomes vital for every Arab voice to be raised in support of the Resistance.
In Gaza, Shaima al-Quqa, daughter of martyr Al-Abd Al-Quqa, announced the formation of special armed brigades of female human bombs and declared that the women of Palestine 'take upon ourselves before Allah to do what the sleeping leaders and armies of the Arab Nations have failed to do. We are carrying arms alongside the fighters and embarking on the path of the Resistance and the Jihad.'
May the entire Arab Nation take note of their courage and may it inspire an awakening to Resistance among other women and men alike!
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