IN THE past few days, the ‘Hezbollah’ group has been raising a whirlwind in confronting the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri. Its Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah considers the resignation a statement “written by Saudi ink” and it is not from the Lebanese Future Movement’s rhetoric.
This assumption comes despite the meetings that Al-Hariri is holding with foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Riyadh, as well as his visit to Abu Dhabi to meet Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed.
This is in addition to the reception he received from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his participation in receiving King Salman after his return from the holy city of Madinah. In spite of all that, ‘Hezb Al-Shaytan’ and its discordant Iranian orchestra still insist that Al-Hariri is being held in Riyadh.
If the resignation statement was written as alleged by Nasrallah, is the statement issued by the Future Movement recently from Beirut also written by Saudi ink? Or isn’t the statement a historic stance for the movement?
The position of the movement has never changed since ‘Hezbollah’ assassinated its founder — the late Rafiq Al-Hariri, who persisted in standing firm in front of frivolities by the micro-state on Lebanon’s State institutions. This is the same danger his son is facing now, thus, the latter exited from Lebanon before he turned into a martyr like his father.
If that happened, Lebanon would have returned to the May 7, 2008 ‘merry-go-round’ whose outcome was clear in terms of crippling the State’s authority and its decision due to the act of the ‘not high’ Iranian commissioner living in the hallways of Lebanon’s town — Dahieh.
Nasrallah and those behind him — the entire orchestra propagating Iranian terrorism — thought that the compromises made to give soul to State institutions graced by Arab countries with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on top give him the right to unilaterally take decisions.
This is in the aspect of pushing thousands of youths to frivolous deaths in Syria; or interference in Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to serve the Iranian expansionism scheme; or suppressing anyone who deviates from the Iranian line drawn for Lebanon.
He made himself the ‘mini-guardian of the Islamic jurist’ for the Lebanese who are fed up with speeches on death and blood, especially the oppressed Shias who receive masked visitors at night.
When the ‘Future Movement’ demanded for Arab solidarity in facing Iran’s interference and its ‘tools’ in Lebanon and the Arab world, as well as condemning the organized campaign against Saudi Arabia; the movement put forward an equivocal reality before the entire world.
The movement is telling the world that the statement of its Prime Minister in Riyadh is what every Lebanese is saying, not just the ‘Future Movement’ or ‘March 14 Alliance,’ because enough is enough. The Lebanese can no longer bear the animosity cost borne by Arab surroundings and imposed on them by ‘Hezbollah’.
Even if Saad Rafiq Al-Hariri returns today to Beirut, Hassan Nasrallah will search for another means to attack the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the fact that the objective is not as he claims, “Lebanon’s dignity”.
This is the dignity that he keeps on claiming to be the same dignity which he himself wasted when he wasted the blood of Syrians, Iraqis, Yemenis and Bahrainis, and before them, the Lebanese; as well as his efforts to attract hostility toward his country and people. The actual objective is to lift his stake before his Iranian masters.
Why does Nasrallah, who insists that Al-Hariri is jailed in Saudi Arabia, not visit Riyadh to personally confirm the freedom of somebody who fears assassination? We assure him a good reception in the Kingdom and he will not be arrested, because betrayal is not one of the inhabitants in the Arabian Peninsula.
We also assure his return to his hallway in Dahieh. Or is he insisting on Al-Hariri’s return to Lebanon so it becomes less difficult to assassinate him, and as usual, blame Israel the way they did to Rafiq Al-Hariri and the rest of those they assassinated?
In the year 2005, the Lebanese rose up in revenge of Rafiq Al-Hariri and his colleagues who managed to peacefully expel the Syrian Army from Lebanon.
Today, they can also force disarmament of ‘Hezbollah’ through the protests of every social caliber. These protests have no relations with the resistance claim against Israel. Without any doubt, the road towards it does not pass through Aleppo or Sanaa or Baghdad where the Lebanese youths who are fascinated by them are dying.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times