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Hassan Nasrallah’s Drama

Hassan Nasrallah’s Drama

Thursday, 16 August, 2018 - 08:00
Salman Al-Dossary
Salman Al-Dossary is the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

From his secret basement, and with the same loud tone, Hassan Nasrallah came out again. He attacked, misled, falsified and accused others of treason. And because he understood everything, he stuck his nose into every issue, and also involved Lebanon, which he said has been adopting a dissociation policy. From Syria to Canada, passing by Qatar, Yemen, Iraq, the GCC, Turkey, Malaysia, the United States, and of course Iran.

He hoped that “the bet on overthrowing the regime in Iran or changing its course through blockade and sanctions would not be achieved.” He defended Iran, of course, describing it as “stronger than ever, the strongest in the region, and its regime is strong, firm and stable.”

Yes, Iran is the strongest in Nasrallah’s wishes. It is the same language as Khamenei’s, the same logic, the same lies, the same opponents, and of course the same result. As usual, Nasrallah enumerates in his speeches, that no one else can prepare, his victories but without explaining how they are achieved.

He is proud of the passing of 12 years since the war during which he destroyed Lebanon. The master of contradictions forgot that he once said: If I knew that all this damage would happen to Lebanon, I would not have started the war. At the same time, he claims that “Hezbollah is stronger than the Israeli army.” He continues to destroy Lebanon by sabotaging its relations with its neighbors and friends, ignoring the damage resulting from his interference in the affairs of Lebanon’s friendly countries.

He sheds crocodile tears on the Syrians, forgetting that his deputy in the parliament, Mohammad Raad, is the one who said that Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon were a "time bomb".

He practices what he personally condemns. On one hand, he claims that “political conflicts, insults and accusations do not achieve development and services in Lebanon.” But Nasrallah does not change. He is the great man of contradictions, who leads his country into unwanted political conflicts, cursing, throwing accusations and offending. So does what he says achieves development and services in Lebanon?!

Nasrallah’s speeches have no taste and no color even to his audience, which follows him only on screens. He repeats the same words and phrases, the same attack on the friends of Lebanon, and the same defense of the interests of Tehran. Who else would benefit from reciting the lie of the Saudi intervention in Lebanon except the Iranian regime?! Didn’t Nasrallah himself admit that Iran is spending on Hezbollah?

Tehran itself is providing evidence of its interference. In remarks made in October 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that it was not possible at present to take what he considered a decisive action in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and the Gulf region, without Iran.

Saad al-Hariri responded in a Tweet: “Rouhani’s saying that no decision could be taken in Lebanon without Iran is rejected and returned to its owners.” Nasrallah, at the time, could not disagree with his political and spiritual authority. Hezbollah only misled the public opinion and said that Rouhani’s statements were "misunderstood".

Hassan Nasrallah’s speeches have slowly turned into a drama, which nobody cares about and does not affect anyone. Lebanon alone suffers from the consequences of blatant interventions, with salt being added to the state's open wounds. As for Nasrallah and his party, they are only interested in marketing the Iranian model, which is now more isolated than ever, and certainly, Hezbollah and Nasrallah are in the midst of the growing Iranian suffering.

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