By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
What! If members of Lebanon’s largest single religious group that accounts for over 45 of the country’s population had not taken the historic decision in the early 1980s to form the now famous anti-terrorist organization, Hezbollah?
The answer is obvious. Lebanon would have long ceased to be on the world map today, with most of its Muslim and Christian population driven into neighbouring Syria as refugees.
It would have either been swallowed up entirely by the illegal Zionist entity, or turned into a ‘Phalangist Land’ under Israel’s tutelage, as a favourite pleasure den for the oil-rich Saudis, the Emiratis, the Kuwaitis and others, to literally bathe in wine and immerse in all other vices that they cannot openly indulge in at home.
Now we understand why the US, whose intruding forces were forced to flee Lebanon in 1983, spares no effort in undermining the sovereignty and economy of the country that stands as a formidable bastion against Israeli designs.
This is the reason the reactionary and unrepresentative Arab regimes want the Lebanese economy to collapse in the vain hope of weakening the Resistance Front, since whenever they have tried to prop up against Lebanon’s popular forces, elements of a fraction of a minority they influence, their plots have boomeranged.
Israel is also aware of its inability and impotency. The Zionist entity which in 2006 had suffered a humiliating defeat in its 33-day war, maybe licking its wounds, but despite the massive military and monetary support from the US, it lacks both psychological power or physical strength to start any military conflict against Lebanon.
It knows fully well that one wrong move and the Lebanese people, led by the indomitable Hezbollah, would be marching deep into Occupied Palestine to trigger a massive uprising of the oppressed Palestinian people that might erase Israel from the map of the Levant.
In view of these undeniable facts, the enemies of Lebanon and the Lebanese people are committing another big blunder.
They think the Americans under the idiotic Donald Trump, who has shifted the US embassy to the occupied Islamic city of Bayt al-Moqaddas and is backing child-killer Netanyahu’s bid to annex the West Bank of River Jordan to the Zionist entity, can freely meddle in the internal affairs of Lebanon by openly attacking the country’s popular forces and the leader of the majority of the Lebanese people, Seyyed Hassan Nasrollah.
It is a suicidal step as Dorothy Shea, the US ambassador in Beirut, is beginning to realize, after a judge issued the verdict banning media outlets from speaking to her or reporting her comments for a year, or else face a $200,000 fine and a broadcasting ban.
The hag, in an interview on the Saudi state-owned TV channel al-Hadath, had tried to blame Hezbollah for the current financial crisis which is actually the result of the illegal American sanctions that are nothing but economic terrorism.
It is worth recalling that Seyyed Nasrallah in his speech on June 16 had said Lebanon’s financial problems were the result of US conspiracy, since Washington wrongly thinks that it can starve Lebanon into submission.
The popular leader, who in his latest comments reminded Dorothy Shea that she is merely the US ambassador in Beirut and not the military ruler of Lebanon, had earlier expressed confidence in defeating the US plots well before they could be carried out.
This is not tall talk but the words of an experienced and sagacious person whose leadership has over the years defeated the most intricate plots by the US and its Zionist and Arab clients throughout the Levant.