From the safety of his underground bunker, where he has been hiding from Zionist assassins since 2006, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, vitamin D deficiency and all, delivered a televised speech marking “Martyr Leaders Day” Tuesday evening, telling the Lebanese people that “the Israelis believe they are facing two opportunities [in Syria]: the first is establishing relations and alliances with the Sunni Arab states by taking advantage of the confrontation with Iran; and the other is changing the regime in Syria.”
Giving an example about Hezbollah ‘s deterrence capabilities, Nasrallah noted that a couple of rockets are capable of causing a catastrophe in the northern Israeli city of Haifa that would be equivalent to a “nuclear bomb” attack. “An Israeli expert has said that Haifa’s residents fear a deadly attack on the ammonia storage tanks, which contain more than 15,000 tons of this gas,” Nasrallah said. “This would lead to the death of tens of thousands of residents and 800,000 Israelis would be affected,” he quoted the Israeli expert.
“This would be exactly as a nuclear bomb and we can say that Lebanon today has a nuclear bomb, seeing as any rocket that might hit these tanks is capable of creating a nuclear bomb effect,” Nasrallah added.
Nasrallah noted that “Israel also believes that it is facing two threats: the first is Iran and the second is the resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon.” He suggested that his viewers “monitor the Israeli media to realize that the Israeli rhetoric has become identical to the rhetoric reflected in some Arab media, especially in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia.”
Mother Nasrallah didn’t raise a fool. To some extent, the war on its northern border has been a gift from God for Israel, especially as it has been drawing in its Hezbollah foes, and grinding them in large numbers. But Nasrallah is not the repentant type, and does not see how his own decisions since 2011 may have contributed to the steady procession of Lebanese-born martyrs coming home in wooden boxes.
“The Israeli entity is presenting itself as a friend of the Sunni community in Lebanon as it presented itself as a friend for Christians in Lebanon and Palestine and then for Druze, before presenting itself as a defender of Shiites in Lebanon in the face of the Palestinians. It is now presenting itself as an ally and defender of the Sunni sect and this is being endorsed in some Arab capitals and the circumstances are being exploited in order to move some Arab-Israeli ties from the shadows to the public arena,” Nasrallah continued, and, trying to shame his enemies, asked: “Do you accept as a friend someone occupying Sunni land in Palestine? Can you become friends with an entity that has committed the most horrible massacres against the Sunni community?”
Mind you, Nasrallah has been friends with just that kind off entity, whose name is Bashar al-Assad, and he has murdered hundreds of thousands of his people, mostly Sunni. But, naturally, that’s not the entity the Lebanese terrorist had in mind.
“Israel agrees with Saudi Arabia and Turkey that they must not allow a solution for Syria that keeps President Assad in power, even if it involves the presence of the moderate Syrian opposition in a national unity government. The Saudis, Turks and Israelis have rejected this and that’s why they are paralyzing the negotiations. They are putting preconditions and raising the ceiling on their demands, something even the US has begun to criticize.”
By the US he means the Obama Administration, renowned for being a bulwark against Shiite expansionism in the region…
“They want to partition Syrian into four states – a Sunni state, an Alawite state, a Druze state and a Kurdish state,” Nasrallah said, which is indeed a solution that’s been bandied about. And why not? Syria has always been the most dreadful example of the worst the infamous Sykes–Picot Agreement produced, having created it using nothing more than a ruler and a number 2 pencil. Why shouldn’t the four population groups of Syria get their own, independent plot of land under heaven?
“Israel has failed to push Syria into a partitioning phase, because the Syrian army and its allies are fighting in Latakia, northern Aleppo, the southern Daraa, Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor,” Nasrallah argued, omitting all the other participants in this multinational debate in which Israel actually does not have a seat at the table. “This means that the national decision in Syria is to reject partitioning. Those who claim that the war in Syria is aimed at creating a state of a certain nature are spreading lies.”