ISN’T it time for Lebanon to start treating itself from the “corona” of Iranian dominance? Isn’t the international isolation, which tightens its grip on the state due to complete subjugation of terrorist Hassan Nasrallah, enough? Or will the ruling political class continue to resist, thereby increasing the severity of living crisis, and aggravating the political and economic crisis through which Hezbollah pushed this country into a deep pit?
Germany’s decision to blacklist this terrorist group is not the end of the story; instead, it is part of a long series of blackmail, which started with the United States of America, Britain and several European countries, in addition to the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and then Africa.
While this happens, the Lebanese people continue to pay the high price of their livelihood and security. Their leaders continue to yield to Hassan Nasrallah who lives in a basement in the southern suburb of Beirut from where he unleashes antagonisms and empty threats against the whole world, as though his military corps, aircraft carriers and marine fleets are invading the globe.
This miserable scene in Lebanon was obvious and did not come as a surprise to any observer who understands the nature of Iran’s demonic plan in the region and the world, especially with the increasing international isolation of the Mullahs regime, which played a major role in the spread of COVID-19 in its allied countries.
This is how Syria is today. The cost of its presence there became exorbitant for the regime and the people. Therefore, voices began to rise, demanding the exit of the Revolutionary Guards from the country and putting an end to the interference of the Iranian military and political leaders in the daily affairs of the Syrians.
In Iraq, the situation is not better because that regime polluted the relations between the two countries. It used to stir unrest with their neighbors, and prevented Iraq’s constitutional executive authority to run the daily affairs of Iraqis due to the existing political vacuum which gives Tehran more control over Baghdad.
In Yemen, despite the prolonged war, Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition will continue to fight in a bid to abort the destructive plot, and eliminate Iran’s terrorist tool – the Houthis, given that they are today at the brink of an abyss because of their total obedience to Tehran, while the voices of the Yemenis are not being heard.
There is no doubt that the Iranian policy from 1979 to this day has been a mad one by any measure. It continues to create problems for itself, the most recent of which is the latest statements issued by some of its leaders claiming that Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE’s islands belong to Iran.
Undoubtedly, this is a kind of madness for which the only explanation is that Tehran is suicidal. It seeks to engage in war on all fronts, while the world deals with this matter through isolation because it is the best medicine for mad people.
All that is left for us to do is to ask – Is this madness infectious? How come those in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, who walk into the abyss under Iranian orders, manage to hasten their steps into the deadly disease to such an extent that they do not take the slightest preventive measures? Isn’t this a type of madness also?
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times