by Sayed Hasan
Since his election campaign, Donald Trump has not hidden his fierce hostility to the international deal on Iran’s nuclear program, calling it the worst of the agreements in history and promising to dismantle it. On February 2, 2017, following a conventional ballistic missile test by Iran that did not contravene the agreement, Trump said in a Tweet that Iran, as a dissipated student, had been “formally warned” and should be “grateful” for the “horrible” deal with Tehran by the Obama administration. On February 3, new US sanctions were announced by the US Treasury Department. And on February 6, in an interview, Trump declared Iran the “number one terrorist state”.
Sayed Ali Khamenei never concealed the fact that he considered the diplomatic efforts of the Rouhani administration vain, convinced that the United States were not sincere in their approach and would renounce their commitments. Iran had already denounced several times violations of the letter and spirit of the agreement by the United States under Obama, and is now threatened with new sanctions and even aggression, which can only strengthen a nation that has been submitted to 38 years of international and unsuccessful wars aimed at destroying the Islamic Republic, and is now a regional power that cannot be ignored. Tehran, which in addition to its traditional allies, Syria and Hezbollah, now has two major strategic allies, Russia and China, has responded with its own sanctions against the United States, and by a message of the Supreme Leader.
As for Hezbollah, which also became a first-class armed force after its victories against Israel and against the Daech nebula in Syria, it certainly constituted, with Iran, the main subject of discussion of the meeting between Trump and Netanyahu on February 15. Sayed Hassan Nasrallah also wanted to send a small message to Donald Trump before its holding.
PS: About the nuclear deal, see also The Triumph of the Islamic Republic and The Islamic Republic sticks to its guns
Sayed Ali Khamenei : Trump Reveals the True Nature of America (video)
Speech by Sayed Hali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with commanders and personnel of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, on February 7, 2017
The meeting was held on the occasion of the historic pledge of allegiance of Air Force officers to Imam Khomeini on the eve of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution.
Source : http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4625/The-New-US-President-Reveals-the-True-Nature-of-America
[…] A Quranic ayah in holy Sura Noor says, “Their deeds are like a mirage in sandy deserts, which [the man parched with thirst] mistakes for water.” Like a mirage, a thirsty individual mistakes a piece of dry land for water. Later on when he gets closer, he sees that there is nothing: “Until when he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing: But he finds God ever with him” [The Holy Quran, 24: 39]. He sees that there is nothing. Pinning one’s hope on shaitans is like this. Pinning one’s hope on materialistic and satanic powers is like this.
Employing reason and adopting a reasonable approach on different matters – matters related to diplomacy, management of domestic affairs in the country, resource provision, knowledge, industry and other such areas – is a necessary task, but trusting shaitans and trusting those individuals who are opposed to the essence of your existence is a grave mistake. A power that cannot endure and accept the essence of the Islamic Republic’s existence and the essence of Islamic power cannot be trusted and relied on: “Like a mirage in sandy deserts, which [the man parched with thirst] mistakes for water.”
This is a statement that each and every one of us should keep in mind forever. Each and every person among the people of Iran should keep this in mind. You should try and work hard, you should show innovation, you should bring your real and God-given power to the arena and you should move forward with reliance on God and on His assistance and then God will help. However, if you sit and wait for Shaitan – the Great Shaitan – to come and help, then the ayah “Like a mirage in sandy deserts, which [the man parched with thirst] mistakes for water” will come true because no good comes from Shaitan.
Now, the gentleman that has recently taken office in the United States says that we should be grateful to America and to Obama administration. Why should we be grateful? We are not grateful at all. He was part of the same system that imposed those heavy sanctions on the people of Iran with the purpose of paralyzing the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation. They hoped to paralyze us. Of course, their hope was not fulfilled and it will never be fulfilled because no enemy can paralyze Iran. He says that we should be grateful, but this is not the case and we are not grateful at all. Why should we be grateful? Because of sanctions? Because of creating DAESH? Because of setting fire to the region? They set Syria on fire. They set Iraq on fire. Why should we be grateful? Should we be grateful because of supporting the fitna that they created during the elections of the year 1388 ?
On the one hand, he wrote a letter to me expressing his respect, kindness and cooperation and on the other hand, he supported the seditionists openly saying to them that they had stood behind them, thus revealing their intention to provoke fitna in the country. This is the true face of hypocrisy. He was wearing that velvet glove to cover his iron fist. I have spoken about this many times.
We do not thank them at all. We know what they have done. We know what they were doing. He says that we should thank Obama and that we should be afraid of him [Donald Trump]! We are not afraid of you either! On the 22nd of Bahman [February 11th], the people will respond to these threats and statements on the streets. They will show what position the people of Iran adopt in the face of threats. We are not afraid of anyone’s threats either.
Yes, we thank to the mister who has taken office recently. We thank him because he saved us the trouble of revealing the true nature of America. What we having been saying repeatedly in the past 30-plus years – about political corruption, economic corruption, moral corruption and social corruption in the ruling apparatus of America – was fully displayed and manifested by that mister as he revealed the naked truth about America during and after the elections. In the present time too, he is showing the truth about America with the things that he is doing. He is showing what American human rights means- they put handcuffs on a five-year-old kid- this is their human rights!
The people of Iran have found their path. The people of Iran are pushing their movement forward and taking this path with logic, reason and reliance on God and they are doing so at great speed and in a self-confident manner. Today, the people of Iran trust themselves. Our youth are working with self-confidence. Our academic organizations and institutes are filled with new thoughts in the area of science. The same is true of the area of infrastructure and various other areas. Today, rationality is the first important issue in the country. However, it is accompanied by reliance on and trust in Allah the Exalted. We know that the people of Iran will surely achieve victory on this path and that they will attain their ideal results and desires.
God’s mercy be upon our magnanimous Imam (r.a.) who clarified the truths about these matters for the people of Iran during the 10 years of his blessed life in the beginning of the Revolution. You should look at Imam’s (r.a.) speeches. He identified the friends and the enemies. He knew who the people of Iran were and he identified the goals. The reason why Imam (r.a.) said over and over again that we should not trust Shaitan and the enemy and the reason why he said that we should beware of trusting the enemy was that he knew the enemy. Of course, we used to make these statements, but today they are on the screen and everyone is watching it. The behavior of that gentleman reveals what the true nature of America is and of the comments that they make about human rights, philanthropy and other such matters. This is what we can obtain from this situation and from deliberating on Imam’s (r.a.) statements.
I hope that the Lord of the worlds bestows success on you. I hope that by Allah’s favor, you youth will be prepared so that you can carry out the great task that befalls you. Your generation should carry out a great task. The generation before you accomplished great tasks, but there are other important tasks that you should accomplish. I hope that you will prepare yourselves with reliance on Allah the Exalted and that you will deliver this duty – which you have held in trust – to future generations.
Greetings be upon you and Allah’s mercy and blessings.
Hasan Nasrallah: Trump must be thanked for his bluntness and stupidity (video)
Speech of Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on February 12, 2017, during the funeral of Cheikh Hussein ‘Obaid
Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfOIOSg59Is
Translation : http://sayed7asan.blogspot.fr
Lastly – on Thursday [February 16], if God keeps us alive, we will speak specifically about the regional situation, but allow me only to say a word to all those who have declared and written in the last weeks… (I have seen many statements) that Hezbollah is worried, that Hezbollah is intimidated, that Hezbollah is frightened. What is it about, friends? Trump took power. Yes, Trump is here. So what? What’s new?
The new, as said His Eminence the Guide Sayed Khamenei, may God prolong his noble life. What changes is that before, there was someone who had put on his face a veil of hypocrisy [Obama]. A veil of hypocrisy. He speaks to you in a convivial way, he sends you his greetings for your holidays, but what does he do? He imposes sanctions on you, he wages an international war against you, he makes thousands strikes that have killed thousands of civilians, he supports and becomes involved in wars like the one against Yemen where hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, wounded, starved and besieged. He supports despotic regimes such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. He does all (evil) and creates Daech for you, so that it may sully your religion, your Prophet, your Qur’an, that it may shed your blood, take your women captive, demolish your society and your countries. But he’s jovial, and your heart is supposed to burn for him because his skin is black.
The new positive thing is that now there is someone who has put hypocrisy aside, and who says – and that is why His Eminence the Imam Leader [Khamenei] said, we should thank Trump because he revealed again the true face of the racist, cruel, criminal, murderous American government, which spills blood, represses liberties, seizes the wealth of others, plots unceasingly against the oppressed peoples.
Thank you! We are not sorry, we are grateful to Trump. Because since he took power, the real face of the American administration has been revealed, and the peoples whose discernment has been obscured and misled can finally understand it.
As for fear, it is something long gone (for Hezbollah). To all those who write, discourse, think, analyze, I say [in the name] of the white hair of Sheikh Hussein ‘Obaid, one of the great founders of Hezbollah in 1982 : We were here in 1982, and we are now in 2017. In 1982, we were only a handful of oppressed believers, fearing at any time to be captured by our opponents [Cf. Quran, VIII, 26]. The invincible Israeli army occupied half of Lebanon. 100,000 Israeli officers and soldiers were in Lebanon. 25,000 US, French, British and Italian officers and soldiers were in Lebanon [along with Israel]. There were the internal problems in Lebanon, the battleship New Jersey and others in the sea… And we were only a handful, we and the other members of the factions and resistant parties. And we were not afraid. We were not worried. We did not hesitate. Our cause was clear and certain. And after, after, after, George Bush came, with the armies again, with the battleships, aggressing countries, pushing Israel to war against us, but we were not worried nor frightened nor hesitant. We had the certainty that God would grant us victory.
This victory that God promised us in His Book, and which Imam Khomeini promised us, to Sheikh Hussein ‘Obaid, to Sayed Abbas, to the House of the brothers [founders of Hezbollah], when they went to see the Imam at the beginning of the creation of the movement, and he confirmed to them that the choice of the Resistance was the only one, and told them not to count on anyone, to expect nothing from whoever in the world, nor from us [Iran], but to rely on God and on yourselves, carry out the tasks that are incumbent on you.
And on that day, as the documents testify, on that day, when many in the Arab and Islamic world considered Lebanon to have entered the Israeli era, Imam Khomeini told the 9 [Hezbollah] people, including Sayed Abbas al-Musawi (former Secretary General of Hezbollah) and Sheikh Hussein ‘Obaid: “If you resist, I see victory engraved on your foreheads.”
This victory was achieved in 1985 (Israeli withdrawal in southern Lebanon), in 2000, in 2006, and is being realized today in Syria, in Iraq, and it will be realized in Yemen, God willing. Neither Trump nor his father nor his grandfather, neither George Bush, nor his father, nor his grandfather, or any of these racists, can infringe upon the courage, will, determination or faith of any of our children, so what about our men (adults) and our elders ?
That is why we are not at all worried but very optimistic, because when the White House is inhabited by a fool who (openly) displays his stupidity, this is the beginning of liberation for the oppressed in the world.
May God have mercy on our great and dear Sheikh, whose sad loss we regret, and may He make him dwell in His vast paradise, and raise him up with the martyrs, and let the peace of God be upon you all, His Mercy and His Blessings.
“That is why we are not at all worried but very optimistic, because when the White House is inhabited by a fool who (openly) displays his stupidity, this is the beginning of liberation for the oppressed in the world.”
It’s heartening to know the axis of resistance to NeoconZionism is as committed as ever and getting stronger by the day it seems.
I wish I could say the same about the Russian commitment but there are huge fault lines on that front and a big question mark hovers over its deeds in Syria.
I’m afraid we will never hear a similar speech by Mr Putin, as in calling a spade a spade and stopping the subterfuges disguised as diplomatic protocol.
Wrong. There are more than a dozen Putin speeches outlining exactly the same sentiments – but
Putin is more diplomatic in his language. You tubes of him at St Petersburg economic forum, at Valdai Forum, during his marathon end of year press conferences (4+hours).
Spend just 10 mins on a you-tube search and you will discover for yourself how completely incorrect your statement is.
Right. Also Putin speech at UN is crystal clear.
Amen amen Ya rub al Alameen
Ya Rubbu – or Rabbi – al-Alameen means O lord of the worlds in Semitic language.
Barry Davis, aka Ziobama, was a pathological liar who spoke Orwellian Newspeak because he was/is a (talmudist and) CIA Roth-child agent.
President Trump does not necessarily spell out everything he knows or intends to do either, neither does e.g. President Putin. They might play dumb intentionally. Gearóid Ó Colmáin thinks that possible (Bannon’s methodological madness), the Israelis don’t trust it entirely either: http://www.gearoidocolmain.org/trump-killing-israel-kindness/
Out of topic but it is coming from PRAVDA.
Donetsk and Luhansk militia ready to liberate Dombas from Kiev junta by military means.
Is this another respond to Trump administration?
Donetsk and Luhansk militia ready to liberate Donbas from Kiev junta by military means
17.02.2017 | Source: Pravda.Ru
The heads of self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko announced their readiness to take Kiev-controlled areas of the Donbas region by military means.
“We have always said that the liberation of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is our collective task, and we have always said that one should do it by political means. If they do not understand, then let me remind them that we can do it by force,” Zakharchenko said, Interfax reports.
I saw an interesting comment on, I think, Southfront. Comment was that Russia, by recognising these ID docs – if things take a turn dramatically for the worse, resulting in a sudden tide of people fleeing over the border to russia – these Donbass people will be legitimately identified.. Reduces the capacity for a whole bunch of undocumented people from parts unknown to join in and flood thru open borders.
what happened to the dear Sheikh Obaid ? I didn’t find his name with a quick search .
Crimea Is ‘Our Land’ – Russia Firmly Tells US That It Will Not Be ‘Given Back’ To Ukraine
Moscow is adamant that Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine.
A day after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Crimea should be “returned” to Ukraine – Russia lashed back saying in no way will Crimea be “given back” to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in response.
During the election campaign Trump claimed he would “consider” recognizing Crimea as part of Russia following the referendum in the peninsula, adding that the Crimeans wanted to live in Russia.
With the recent resignation of Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, over alleged discussions he had with the Russian Ambassador, and the current rhetoric coming out of Washington, puts the proposed US-Russia detente in limbo. The next few hours and days will be very telling.
Dear America! Crimea is Russia. That is all – Zakharova
telling the world that russia should give back crimea to ukraine just might be a stalling tactic against the formidable array of warmongers of all stripes, to shut them up for a while.
sadly, they will see it as weakness and become even more furocious as they smell blood in the water like the sharks they all are, concerning the ouster of flynn.
Unfortunately Trump has been misinformed as to how much of a threat Iran poses. He should be calling Saudi Arabia the number one terrorist state. Last time I checked it was ISIS, not Hezbollah, growing exponentially. Israel and the Zionist controlled media of America have been over-exaggerating the threat of Iran for a long time now, and though the Israelis do not express it openly, Mossad knows very well that the enemies of their enemies are their friends. I am starting to doubt the hopes of an American-Russian alliance or that it may be a superficial one as Trumps meetings with Netanyahu could cause a conflict of interest. Also, with Flynn gone, will Trumps efforts to destroy Islamic State be misguided like Obama’s (albeit intentional or not)? I guess only time will tell.
Global Security to Deteriorate Should Israel Obtain Nuclear Weapons – Moscow
“The possible presence of nuclear weapons in Israel would be a negative factor for the Middle East and the world, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Tuesday.
“This would have a negative significance for the situation not only in the Middle Eastern region, but the world as a whole. Russia is against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” Gatilov said.”
Is Russia planning to force israel out into the open regarding israeli nukes? Or going further, pressure the israelis to give up their nuclear arsenal? The israeli nuclear arsenal is being discussed here in the context of the Non Proliferation Treaty whom israel is not a party to.
“The UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements demonstrates a shift in the international community’s attitude to the conflict between Israel and Palestine and allows to hope for the resumption of the talks between the two countries, Gatilov said.
“A resolution condemning Israel’s construction of settlements on the occupied territory was adopted [by the UN Security Council] unanimously not long ago. And, to a certain extent, it was a shift in the position of the international community because until then the UN Security Council had failed to make a coordinated decision on that issue, firstly, because of the United States’… policy,” he said.”
Important reiterating of the Russia position, I think, given the threats from the tuppence regime harpy haley regarding the UN vote mentioned in the article. This being an extension of the far right israeli zionazis by the tuppence regime is likely to be another source of conflict between them and Russia.
Hezbollah Threatens to Hit Israel’s Nuclear Facility If Confrontations Escalate
“Lebanese Hezbollah movement threatened Thursday to strike the Dimona nuclear facility located in the south of Israel in case of further confrontations with the country.
“We can make the Dimona facility, already threatening the region, a threat to Israel’s existence,” Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, said as quoted by Al-Manar TV channel.
He also urged Israel to empty the ammonia tank in Haifa, which has been at the center of the recent bilateral confrontations, and to shut down the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Nasrallah characterized unloading of the ammonia reservoir as “a sign that the enemy [Israel] is aware of Lebanon’s possibilities for resistance”.
On Sunday the Haifa Court for Local Affairs ruled that an ammonia tank menacing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the area must be emptied within 10 days. The ruling came after Hezbollah issued a statement threatening to strike Haifa.
The Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev desert has been seen as threatening the lives of people in Israel and neighboring Jordan since 2008.”
I like N very much but find his attitude too passionate. That may be useful to enthuse his follows but might be more counterproductive then helpful. Russia is much better in that sort of situation, not to antagonise your opponent and make him more harmful then before ( if that is possible).
K. should have invited him to Iran and show him the country and the people he is about to destroy. Show him the camps were the Palestinians live. ( The Palestinians should erect a board Arbeit macht Frei at there entrance)
What I means is to try as long as possible to unnerve your opponent and in the meantime be prepared for the worst.
I always said that Trump was the worst and that I considered Sanders as worster and Killary as worstest.
But there is no reason to despair about Trump. The chances of war with Russia is let us hope gone – at least for the time being. So is war with China. His people mentioned war with China in 5 to 10 years. The term for a president is 4, if twice 8. Jerusalem may not happen. But he has to deal with the devil otherwise he will be eliminated by the said thing and Pence , .. don’t think about it
All is well God is in his heaven.
It’s good that there is a resistance to the New World Order, but religious fundamentalism of any kind worries me. US has written on their money “In God we trust”, and merely replacing one bunch of God botherers with another… dunno, doesn’t seem like much of a progress to me.
What happened to Mr. Khan’s article on Iran and Shia violence against Sunni civilians?
I shall post my reply here since the article appears to have been pulled from this site:
Thank you, Mr. Khan for a thought-provoking essay.
“… the creation and employment of Wahhabi violence for the service of Empire— often make them blinded to the excesses of Shia outfits and Iran, as they are deemed the “resistance” block.”
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Faced with the Hegemon and Wahhabi and Baathist hostility in Iraq, sadly, I don’t see what else a Shia nation state like Iran could do except trying to consolidate power and control in post-Saddam Iraq.
To do anything else would be to give power to enemies of Shia Islam and Iran.
There are dark impulses and hate in the masses, which find an outlet in sectarian warfare, and which have nothing to do with the religion they claim to follow and in whose name they claim to act.