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Post time 2012-7-27 12:59:44 |Display all floors
Nasrallah justifies what the regime is doing in Syria on the grounds of confronting a Zionist conspiracy to dismantle the only Arab army that is standing up to Israel. This is despite the fact that for more than a year, the whole world has witnessed the Syrian army, with the logistical assistance of the Russians and the Iranians, fighting against Syrian revolutionaries who began with a peaceful revolution, before they later on received the military support of army defectors. Yet no one has sought to offer heavy or advanced weaponry to the revolutionaries. The international community remains reserved, Jordan is abstaining from offering any assistance in order to ensure its internal security, Turkey has failed to impose a buffer zone, whereas in Lebanon, the Syrian regime's opponents do not dare to bring even a motorbike or a kite across the border into Syria.


Nasrallah says that the West refuses to arm any country that may pose a threat to Israel, but does not object to arming the Gulf States. Yet the irony here is that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iran's ally and Nasrallah's rival, last week appealed to Washington to help arm the Iraqi army's air and ground forces. In the coming period, especially after the fall of the al-Assad regime, Iraq will be of great importance to the regional dispute between the Arabs and their Persian rival.


The other striking issue in Nasrallah’s speech is that he neglected to mention that during the Syrian revolution, the Syrian regime's forces, including elements from Hezbollah, have bombarded Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Al-Raml camp in Latakia was shelled by gunboats, and the regime’s forces also attacked Yarmouk camp in Damascus, as well as camps in Aleppo, Hamah and Homs. In his speech, Nasrallah dared to warn the Palestinians against returning the Palestinian cause to the Arabs, claiming that it would be lost for another 60 years. He reminded them that the “resistance” axis that has sided with them in recent years is now on the verge of collapse.


Nasrallah is well aware that the Palestinian resistance factions, especially Hamas, have agreed a truce with Israel and that, ever since the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin eight years ago - may God rest his soul, we can no longer count the number of ceasefires and armistices that Hamas has brokered with Israel. Ahmed Yassin, whose assassination was bemoaned by all Arabs, was a symbol of pure struggle and resistance, and hence, he received considerable Arab support. The day of his release from an Israeli jail in 1997 was a cause for real celebration, and Arab states like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar all competed to provide treatment for him. He headed first to Egypt under the invitation of President Hosni Mubarak, and then on to Saudi Arabia where he received a hero’s welcome and a royal reception, and was visited in hospital by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, who was crown prince at the time. The King was quoted as saying to him "I have come to emphasize to the world that I adopt the same stance as you." At the time, Ahmed Yassin was heading the resistance movement, and despite his intellectual and methodical differences with the Palestinian Authority, he was keen for the reconciliation of the Palestinian people and was even keener for improved Arab relations. In fact, we can say that the Palestinians only abandoned their resistance to Israel and became embroiled in in-fighting after the Palestinian cause became a commodity to be bought and sold by Ayatollah Khamenei.


In reality, the Palestinian cause has never once been detached from the Arab mindset, apart from Gaza, which is subject to the domination of an estranged government that has chosen to side with others. As for the Palestinian cause, with all its historical and human depth, it has remained in the hearts of all Arab states.


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Post time 2012-8-8 22:24:45 |Display all floors
After the 2006 war in Lebanon, which took place in the wake of Hezbollah’s kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers and claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 Lebanese, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah came out in response to a Saudi statement at the time, which had described the war as a Hezbollah “adventure”, to say that: “you gamble on your reason and we will gamble on our adventure”.

After that the principle of realism or rationality was turned into an insult, thanks to the Iranian media machine and its affiliates in our region, it became synonymous with subservience and surrender. It was emptied of all its content like other terms that have fallen victim to the Islamists, Arabists, the resistance movement and others with false slogans. Realism became an accusation that could spell the end of anyone who adopted it, or a sign that they were agents of Israel or America, but now all has changed. These days realism has become an Iranian commodity, purely because of the situation in Syria! Today, quite simply, Iran has come out calling for a conference to be held on the situation in Syria, with Tehran saying that only those with “realistic positions” towards what is happening will be invited!


Now, thank God, realism has become a necessity for Iran and its agents in the region, even though this same realism was considered a shortcoming in the past; a cause for condemnation towards all those who advocated it…Now Iran and its agents in the region have become realistic! But is there really any element of realism in all that Iran does in Gaza, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Egypt and so on? One might say that Iran must be a superpower in order to intervene in all these countries, but the answer is simple. Iran does not intervene to build, rather to destroy, exploiting sectarianism, its agents and terrorists. Sabotage is easier than building of course.

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Post time 2012-8-8 22:25:46 |Display all floors
Therefore, the question now is what kind of realists, or rationalists, would answer Iran’s invitation to attend a conference on Syria? Anyone with an ounce of rationality will refuse to participate in a meeting that is purely intended to justify al-Assad’s crimes against the unarmed Syrians. Anyone who acts on the contrary has nothing to do with realism at all, which has now become a necessity for Iran.


The truth is that we must not only chastise Iran and Hezbollah for advocating realism today after cursing it in the past, but we should also chastise all those who believed them in our region, from politicians to intellectuals. Ever since the assassination of Rafik Hariri, through to the 2006 war in Lebanon, the Gaza war and other events in our region, we have read and heard shameful rhetoric from certain politicians and intellectuals who have justified Iran and Hezbollah, and al-Assad of course, and their crimes in the region. These intellectuals and politicians were deceived by the false slogans of the Iranian alliance, such as opposition and resistance, and unfortunately certain Saudi writers were among these intellectuals, both academic and non-academic. Should they not be ashamed of their populist stances now, especially as they hear Iran advocating realism when it considered it a disgrace in the past?


Thus the conference that Iran has called for today regarding Syria ought to be named the “conference for those implicated in the fall of al-Assad”, rather than a conference of realists, because Tehran’s allies, or those who believe them in our region, cannot be considered realistic or rational in any way.

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Post time 2012-8-8 22:30:21 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-7-23 17:46
it is  simplistic sunny extremists view of situation, not all Sunny agree with it thou .........it ...

Good, let them kill each other, it'll save us the trouble and billions of dollars. The world is better off without them, except the good ones, who do have a place amongst civilised people!

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Post time 2012-8-8 22:31:56 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-7-24 09:01
Non stop civil war as long as Assad is around.

This is what  the Pudding wants.

...annnnd, so Russia can still have a market for weapons!

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Post time 2012-8-8 22:33:37 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-7-25 08:33
that is not his stuff , copy pasted from Arab News.

surely you know how to use search engine, no? ...

Yes, but even copy/pasted stuff has to be attributed or else it's blatant plagiarism. Thought a "smart" guy like you knew that!

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Post time 2012-8-9 03:14:28 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-8-8 22:33
Yes, but even copy/pasted stuff has to be attributed or else it's blatant plagiarism. Thought a "s ...

You tokin to me K!ke?

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