Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on March 1, 2022, devoted to the thoughts of his predecessor, Sayed Abbas Mousawi (assassinated by Israel in 1992).
Source : video.moqawama.org
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[…] Allow me to devote the few minutes I have left to the current situation (in Ukraine), because I cannot avoid talking about it, although I will content myself with a few quick comments for now.
What is happening today in the battle between Russia and Ukraine is of (great) concern to the whole world. It is already clear that the impact and repercussions of these events are far-reaching and dangerous for the world, especially for Russia and Europe. We do not know in which direction the situation will develop nor how far things will go. There are serious fears among some people that this will go further than a Russian-European conflict, that is a Third World War, God forbid. Either way, what is happening is very dangerous, and anything is possible.
Regardless of the stance anyone may take on the battle going on there —some support Russia, some oppose its intervention, some remain neutral, but I am not going to address this issue now—, I want to make an appeal, something many people already did, but I want to add my voice to them: I call on (everyone) to follow (closely) this major international event in its developments as well as in its implications and consequences, and to draw lessons from what is happening every day and every hour. Because the events that are unfolding are full of lessons and teachings on which we, the inhabitants of this region, of this country, can and even must base ourselves, in our struggles and in what is happening at home, both for our present and for our future.
I will only cite a few examples (of the lessons that we must learn). First, one such example that many people talk about—thank goodness a lot of people see clearly—is double standards. Double standards. Russia intervened in Ukraine and carried out a major military operation, a war. And we see how the whole world reacted. Of course, there is a fear that European countries will go to war with Russia, that the United States will go to war with Russia, but apart from directly fighting (Russia), they have done everything they can to do (to punish Russia): blockade, sanctions, whether for the media, the economy, the banks, closure of airspace, straits, seas, ports, sending weapons in Ukraine, opening doors for volunteers from all over the world to go (fight) there, supporting Ukraine, glorifying the so-called “Ukrainian Resistance”… You see how the world is reacting.
Speaking of double standards, when the United States invaded Afghanistan, how did the world react to the Americans? You know the answer. When the United States invaded Iraq, and in truth (completely) destroyed it, killing hundreds of thousands of people, just as they ravaged Afghanistan and killed tens of thousands of people at least, how did the world behave with the United States? And in all the wars started by the United States, which constitute the majority of the wars that have occurred in the world, how has the world reacted? And how does it behave now (against Russia)? How does the world deal with the Israeli enemy, this temporary entity, in the face of its past and present wars against the Palestinians, its wars and its blockade against Gaza, during the recent battle of the “Sword of Al-Quds (in May 2021)? Or in the Israeli wars against Lebanon, the massacres it perpetrated there, the 33-day war in July 2006… How did the world behave? And how is it currently behaving (in the face of Russian intervention in Ukraine)? And what about the war against Yemen, which has been going on for 7 years and is entering its 8th year? Years of bombardments, massacres, destruction, children (killed by the hundreds), epidemics, blockade, famine, etc. How does the world behave in the face of this? This point is clear (double standards).
We must therefore base ourselves on this reality to understand things. We live in a world that only respects the powerful. The United States, because they are powerful, arrogant, hegemonic, holding by the neck many (countries and governments that are enslaved to them), can commit all (kinds of aggression and) injustice without the world protesting. One of the latest acts of oppression by the United States was the seizure of $7 billion from the Afghan central bank on deposit in the United States. With one signature, Biden took half of that money to give it to the victims of the September 11 attacks—while the Afghan people had nothing to do with the attacks in New York, so this decision is totally unjustified—and will decide what to do with the remaining 3.5 billion for Afghanistan. With the stroke of a pen, he stole 3 billion 500 million dollars from the Afghan people who today suffer from hunger, cold and basic needs. Has anyone in the world opened their mouth (to condemn this act)? It’s pure and simple robbery, it couldn’t be more blatant. No one dared to open their mouths! Whereas if it was another State that had done even much less than that, the whole world would have been outraged and turned against it—the world would have stood up against this country, and would not have sat down (anytime soon).
Among the lessons to be learned from these events is to see the fate awaiting those who lay down their weapons, handing them over to others [reference to Ukraine’s 1994 renouncement of its nuclear arsenal inherited from the USSR, and/or the incessant calls to disarm Hezbollah] and relying on guarantees given by such or such country to ensure its security. Then, when war breaks out, all they can do is call for help, asking for arms and support.
But one of the most important lessons to be learned from today’s events is the responsibility of the United States in these events, confirmed by His Excellency Imam Khamenei shortly before my intervention in a televised speech. The responsibility for the current events in Ukraine lies with the United States. The United States instigated and pushed things in this direction, and never worked for a political and diplomatic resolution of this crisis, which is (by no means) a crisis between Russia and Ukraine. It is a crisis between Russia and Europe, between Russia and the United States, between Russia and NATO. The United States did nothing to prevent the situation from coming to this, quite the contrary: they did EVERYTHING to get it there, to push things towards war. And in the end, those who will pay the price are Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, Russia and the Russian people, and Europe if we expand the scope a little, while the United States remain undisturbed far away, observing the situation, inciting, sending arms, preventing (peaceful) resolutions to the conflict and negotiations, setting conditions, making things worse, and pushing the situation in that direction. Everyone will be a loser, but the United States is trying to be the winner in this battle, while the whole world is in (great) danger. The United States instigated and pushed (Ukraine) to this war, but now they are abandoning them, doing nothing more for them than praying: Biden called to pray for Ukraine, he will send some weapons, impose some sanctions, hoping God will provide the rest, and then we’ll see.
It is also a lesson for everyone, especially those who trust the United States, who place their hopes in them, who count on them. We must all know that the current crisis, its difficulties and the dangers it poses to the whole world, it is in the first place the United States which bears the responsibility, (they whom we designate as) the Great Satan. This must be clearly present in our minds and in our stance. […]
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“Any amount counts, because a little money here and there, it’s like drops of water that can become rivers, seas or oceans…”
Powerful statement, that, from a man who’s witnessed US government insidiousness first-hand!
Here are excerpts from the speech by Imam Khamenei that Nasrallah referred to, also quite powerful:
“Iran supports ending the war in Ukraine; US root of Ukraine crisis”
Washington Post* and others are reporting the U.S. government is preparing a guerilla war for the Ukraine. According to the Post weapons are being moved into the Ukraine, and a “government in exile” is being set up.
In all likelihood such a war would be fought by foreign mercinaries. Nevertheless it is for the Ukrainian people to think this through. No guerrilla would can go on for long if it is not supported by the people of the area. Putin may take the Ukrainian country, but a drawn out guerilla war would take the very soul out of every person in the Ukraine, and probably the souls out of the rest of the world too. The Ukraine will continue to exist as a great Nation so long as no guerrilla war takes place.
One must realize the Ukraine is but a pawn in a much greater geo-political “game.” As Biden in all his wisdom already said “No” to direct U.S. military support for the Ukraine, he essentially resolved to let that expendable pawn go for the sake of not further inflaming an already too dangerous conflict Why then are there so many around him still out to fan the flames of this war?
I usually do not listen to U.S. mainstream television news, e.g. CNN,FOX, MSNBC, as I only have an antenna attached to my TV, and thus do not recieve such broadcasts. However, I did see a some mainstream news yesterday from a TV in a store that I happened to be in. I was aghast. What is being broadcast to the American public is not news. It is hysteria. What is being termed “information war” has nothing to do with disseminating information of any sort; true or false. Something completely different is going on. What is happening in the media should be more properly termed “pycho-ops warfare.” What is the purpose for this? We should be all be toning down inflamming rhetoric in an effort to relieve tensions, rather than ratcheting them up.
Nasaralla says, there is a great satan at work here. I could not agree more. We need to realize this. It is for us people, especially the Ukrainian people for their own sake, to take control of our senses and emotions that are being tickled in an evil way, and let our higher brains do some thinking as to what is going on around us, and act accordingly.
Nothing is more inportant than a speedy end to this war.
The foreign mercs do not speak the local language, should the locals tire of a protracted guerrilla war, there are no shortage of cell phones to call a special Kremlin Hot Line, toll free……1 800 WhaKaMerC.
If such a guerilla war is being planed Russia needs to evacuate all UKN civilians from those areas.
And in response Russia should fund & support US patriots taking on the crazed & evil administration in Washington and also those in the EU & UK.
Why does everybody assumes, the US will get out of this undamaged? Especially when the EU goes down in flames, it would hit the US tremendously. It’s one thing to cut of Eu from Russia’s resources, but when Western economy goes bankrupt, nobody will be able to buy the over-expensive stuff from the US. Thus the Amuricans will suffer,too, not to mention the investments of the American financial brokers.
Regarding a guerilla war in the Ukraine with mercenaries, Europe better watch what it’s looking for. Every Jihaddi and other terrorists is not only fighting in a country at the border of Russia, but also on the borders of Polnia, Hungary, Romania etc.
The danger of those people running rampant in those country, when the luck of war isn’t on their side, will be ridiculous.
Good luck with this! The 30 year-war should have taught a lesson in Europe, how fast alliances and scenes of action change. Mercenaries don’t care whom they are looting to survive, when chaos breaks out.
That second cartoon in particular aptly captures what this entire Ukraine War is all about.
Since Americans in general don’t really like complex arguments, facts, or evidence, I would repeatedly show that cartoon to them so they can understand what this war is really about.
Namely, the Americans and its Western “democratic” allies have been manipulating Ukraine to:
1). Bait Russia into this military intervention
2). Fight Russia to the last Ukrainian.
In order to effectively communicate with a people who live in a Marvel comic book reality, you have to speak a language that they can comprehend.
The KISS principle overwhelmingly applies to America and its allies.
Keep It Simple Stupid.
@xvsb you are so right: “The KISS principle overwhelmingly applies to America and its allies.
Keep It Simple Stupid.”
Also the besieged mind responds to pictures before words and rationality. It is not capable of well structured thought when drenched in adrenaline. Everything reverts to tribalism.
As for words – imagine you are scribbling an argument on a beer mat – anything longer or more complicated than that is going to be lost in the noise. Nobody will be able to read beyond three lines as attention span is also severely curtailed by fear – and then tunnel vision approaches mental paralysis.
Obviously hair-trigger Covid hysteria was VERY effective preparation for this stage of the PsyOP.
Now it is virtuous to censor and cancel, and the RIGHT Racism (against Russians) is justified.
Sad but true.
Great speech by Hezbollah leader and directly to the point.
US and the worlds double standards and thieving activities in various formats.
But the whole agenda is ultimately about theft from other nations.
If explained I doubt the average person in US UK Europe etc would support their wicked Govt policies but a lot of people are waking up there and elsewhere.
This is where Russia, Iran and other sensible countries should work to set up a long term free media network to report the facts of anything and everything to the world not just a propaganda network like the BBC always was and US networks very quickly became.
I don’t think any of these US or 5 Eye comedians have the stomach to fight Russia under clearly defined rules of engagement. It’s always some patsy fall guy country with optional foreign proxies.
There’s only one man with the gonads to fight the bear, who was traded as a 1st pick prisoner of the Vietcong, who rallied his Hayat Tahtir Al= Sham militias on the Turkish-Syrian border, who strong-armed Bulgaria to reject Russian energy transit routes, at great cost to their economy.
This man if alive would have stood on the bow of USS Gerald R Ford, the $20 Billion non-operational Floating Barge just like the Doge of Venice did during the Crusades. I give you Senator John McCain.
Can anyone see Blinken or Truss sword in hand leading the charge?
McCain in front? Ha, ha! After almost sinking the USS Forrestal by dropping his bombs into the deck fire, McCain then went below to the ready room and watched on closed circuit television as desperate firefighting crews got blasted to pieces. The 1,000# bombs removed the aft section of the Forrestal, thereafter called the “Forest Fire”. McCain then, without leave, boarded a helicopter evacuating seriously burned and wounded sailors to give himself at Subic Bay.
The one defining characteristic of John McCain is that he was a coward. Typical of cowards, he was deadly to the helpless. He was instrumental in obstructing the release of the POWs that North Vietnam has either held to this day or executed. His father was LBJ’s pick to stifle the attempted false flag attack on the USS Liberty that was destined to be LBJ’s pretext for nuking Cairo. LBJ wanted to go down in history as the second president to drop an atomic bomb on a city.
If the world would listen to, consider and investigate the words of this man, it’s troubles – of the Satanic kind – would be over.
Further to my other post the ongoing agenda is that elite pigs in the EU & UK with their US minons want to control the world monetary system and its resources particularly oil and gas.
International Piracy on global scale.
Hence the attacks on Iraq, Iran and Russia.
Every country in the world needs to work to undermine that system and opt of of it if possible otherwise they be hostage of it. The window of time for doing so is rapidly closing as after a certain point they wont.
Fortunately Iran, Russia and few others have.
“Speaking of double standards, when the United States invaded Afghanistan, how did the world react to the Americans? You know the answer. When the United States invaded Iraq, and in truth (completely) destroyed it, killing hundreds of thousands of people, just as they ravaged Afghanistan and killed tens of thousands of people at least, how did the world behave with the United States? And in all the wars started by the United States, which constitute the majority of the wars that have occurred in the world, how has the world reacted? And what about the war against Yemen, which has been going on for 7 years and is entering its 8th year? Years of bombardments, massacres, destruction, children (killed by the hundreds), epidemics, blockade, famine, etc. How does the world behave in the face of this? This point is clear (double standards).”
On the contrary as a Muslim, I can say that the “point is not clear”, why would you expect “your enemy” to apply the same standard to you as he does to himself or his allies? That is like expecting the “Great Satan” to apply the same standard to Saints as he does to Satanists, it makes no sense especially for us, where ‘fighting is prescribed for us’ therefore there is no excuse nor justification to expect “sympathy from the Great Satan”.
This narrative has no theological basis, and it is mainly peddled by those who don’t want to fight, the Taliban, for example never went around complaining about “double standards” rather they fought, as they ought to, battered who they had to until they gained victory, period. That is how the world works since Kane and Abel and will continue to do so till kingdom comes, to expect otherwise is probably the greatest deception, which is “peace on Earth”, that is probably how Massih ad-Dajjal (False Messiah) will hoodwink a large swathe fantasists.
Then there is this strange re-occurring entity called “the world”, as in “how has the world reacted”, who or what exactly is “the world”? an individual? an institution? a Bedouin in the desert or an Eskimo in the arctic? these abstractions are if anything an attempt to deal with reality by hiding behind “hyperrealistic chimera” like “the world”, then assigning to it human attributes like “react”, how do we know when “the world” acts or reacts? when CNN or BBC says so? or perhaps when the UN says so? do CNN or BBC or UN or the world or the golden calf speak?
This is akin to what idol worshippers do, create an idol, then attribute actions and reactions to it, which become hyperrealistic arbiters of reality, not by the idols’ own volition, ironically, but by the collective volition of the idol worshippers to escape the responsibility and in some cases duty, of a reaction or action. Otto van Bismarck understood this phenomena quite clearly when he [allegedly] said, “I have always found the word ‘Europe’ on the lips of those who wanted something from others which they dared not demand in their own names!”
So how do you explain this, a German Christian Protestant understood what a Lebanese Shia Muslim didn’t? To go into any further details would open up a can of worms, we’re better off leaving this kettle of fish undisturbed. For now. Suffice it to say that while some might be pacified and dazzled by “powerful speeches”, I prefer “powerful convictions” matched by “powerful actions”.
Show your enemy the due respect he deserves by loving for him what you hate for yourself when he attacks, attack, when he defends, attack, but always remember the goal is the same, either he annihilates your or you annihilate him and as Khalid ibn Walid said, “May the eyes of the cowards never see sleep!”
Dear As-Saffah, Nasrallah is the epitome of strong convictions and powerful actions, and as a plus he gives really powerful speeches too. One has to be blind or acting like one to not know that.
Are you really quoting Bishmark in front of Nasrallah… woow… infants!