Saturday, March 13, 2010

We All Are Hezbollah

"There is a bizarre anomaly there. Lebanon is a member state of the UN. It happens to have a militia... And it happens to be that this militia doesn't just develop a new long bow or more effective arrows, but it happens to have 45,000 rockets and missiles that happen to cover all Israel and they are part of a deployment that tells that they will activate it, and we have seen that they already did it in the past. This militia happens to have a weapons system that some - many - sovereigns do not have. We cannot accept it. We cannot accept these artificial differentiations between the terrorists of Hizballah and the state of Lebanon and their sponsors. And we keep saying, we do not need any conflict there; we will not lead it toward one. But if attacked, we will not run [after] or chase any individual Hizballah terrorist... but we will take both the Lebanese government and other sources of sponsorship, but mainly the Lebanese government and the Lebanese infrastructure, as part of the equation facing us." (Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Minister speaking at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 26/2/10)

Lebanon (2006)
by David Rovics

Two soldiers had been captured/ They'd crossed to the other side
Two soldiers taken prisoner/ Several others died
This is how it started/ So said the Jewish state
Forget about '96, '82/ '67, '48

Two soldiers taken hostage/ And by the Sea of Galilee
We must defend our borders/ Wherever they may be
We must defend our soldiers/ Wherever they're deployed
Two of them are captured/ One country is destroyed

Somewhere in Tel Aviv/ Generals drawing battle lines
For the town where Jesus/ Turned water into wine
On the ten-year anniversary/ Of a massacre of children
They thought it was a good idea/ To massacre some children

Anyone in the south/ I heard Ehud Olmert say
Everyone's a target/ And may be killed today
And if your home has turned to rubble/ It may be pulverized some more
'Cause to soldiers have been captured/ And we gotta settle up the score

A hundred thousand homes/ Levelled to the ground
Every olive branch on offer/ Burned where it was found
Every chance at dialogue/ Rejected right on cue
If you're gonna burn your bridges/ You might as well bomb them too

They even bombed the prison/ Where they used to torture fighters
Where they had the dogs and leashes/ Cigarettes and lighters
Where they were kept shackled/ Not allowed to stand
Where they torched the forests/ Turned them into sand

Who's the terrorist now?/ And the entire world watches

A few thousand demonstrate/ Governments take action
All too little or too late/ All the telephones are ringing
In case you couldn't read the signs/ This is the IDF
And you're in the firing line

Condoleeza came to visit/ For about an hour
She thought it was a party/ Some kind of baby shower
She said these were the birth pangs/ Of a brand new morn
But in the hospitals today/ All the babies were stillborn

The stars and stripes among the ruins/ Say where they were made
In case anybody wonders/ About all that military aid
In case anybody wonders/ Among the mines around the farms
Or why so many toddlers/ Are missing legs and arms

Or why so many of them ask/ Exactly what was meant
By wiping out their homes/ And then sending them a tent
Or why if you ask them/ Who is Nasrallah?
They'll tell you he's our leader/ And we all are Hezbollah

"Here I am telling the Israelis today: If you hit Dahiyeh, we will hit Tel Aviv. If you strike martyr Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, we'll strike your Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. If you hit our ports, we will hit your ports. If you attack our refineries, we'll attack your refineries. If you bomb our factories, we will bomb your factories. If you strike our power stations, we will strike your power stations. Today on the anniversary of Sayyid Abbass, Sheikh Raghib and Hajj Imad, I announce and accept this challenge. We in Lebanon, as people, army and resistance, are capable forcefully of protecting our country and we do not need anyone in this world to do this for us. This is how we face threats - with counter threats and not with retreat, fear and hiding away. We rather face them with steadfastness, readiness and threats as well. Here I say again we do not want war. We have never sought war. We are a resistance which used to fight to liberate the land and captives. We never wanted to go to war but we are concerned with defending our country, standing firm in our land and preserving the dignity of our people and nation." (Sayyid Nasrallah's Speech on Martyr Leaders' Day, 21/2/10)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting, A Lebanese friend pointed out this recent speech by the Shaik and informs me that he always means what he says, follows through with action and therefore commands great respect. For the record my friend is a Lebanese Christian.