Nasrallah condanna l’attentato di Damasco

L’ultimo discorso del sayyid Hasan Nasrallah è avvenuto subito dopo l’esplosione nella sede dell’Ufficio della sicurezza nazionale di Rawda a Damasco.

E così il leader del Partito di Dio ha prontamente condannato l’attentato, incentrando le sue parole sul ruolo svolto dalla Siria nella lotta di resistenza a Israele.

Ha poi salutato come “martiri” (shuhada’) e “compagni d’armi” (rifaq al-silah)  Assef Shawkat, Dawud Rajha e Hasan Turkmani – le tre vittime illustri dell’attentato.

Qui di seguito il discorso completo del sayyid nella traduzione inglese di NowLebanon:

In the name of God, the compassionate the merciful. Peace be upon you. I welcome all of you at the beginning of this ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the 2006 July War. I thank you for attending [this ceremony].

Brothers and sisters, there are many issues I wanted to to speak about, but regional developments, particularly in Syria and what happened today, forces [me] to set aside a part of my speech to [address] regional developments.

First, I want to mention something about an incident in the 2006 July War to reveal one of the Resistance’s achievements—an achievement never mentioned in the past years.

On the sixth anniversary [of the war], Israelis are still in shock over the 2006 defeat. We are not concerned about who considers [the result of the July War] a victory or not. For us, it is enough that the head of the Israeli Mossad [in 2006] to tell [Israeli] PM [at the time] Ehud Olmert that the [July] War was a national catastrophe. The final result was that 250 rockets were fired at Israel during the last day of the [July] War.

On July 14, [2006] the Israeli mini-cabinet met to discuss Operation Quantitative Weight. They [proposed] collecting accurate information about Hezbollah’s rockets and [their] platforms. The defense minister at the time said that they conducted maneuvers in the past years to shell these platforms. He told the [security] cabinet that if the operation was approved, Hezbollah will not be able to fire long and medium range rockets at Israel.

An hour after this operation was approved, more than 40 warplanes launched their attack and targeted what the Israelis said was more than 40 rockets. In 34 minutes, the operation was finished. [Israeli PM Ehud] Olmert was contacted [by an Israeli official] who told him: We won. The war is over.

The truth is that the Resistance found out about the enemy’s [intention to bombard] the platforms, and played along and helped them collect information.  The first security achievement is that the Resistance knew that Israel knew where the platforms were located. The second achievement is that the Resistance was able to change the location of these platforms without allowing the Israelis to find out. [We] transferred the platforms to a different location that Israel did not know. When Israel made the decision to execute [the operation], most of the areas bombed were moved. What happened is that the platforms were re-located and they were ready to attack Tel Aviv.

The operation that [Israel] dubbed as the Quantitative Weight, we call the Quantitative Illusion. The Resistance fought until the last day of the war and was ready to continue doing so. When [Israel] realized the next day that their operation failed, Defense Minister Dan Haltuz told the mini-cabinet that it seemed Israel became involved in an operation that may last for weeks, and [then Israeli Vice Premier] Shimon Peres swallowed his tongue.

We know that the Israelis collect information about us and that it is preparing to attack us. We know what [their] first attack would be in the next war. We will surprise you when you make your first attack. We promise the Israelis of a big surprise. I want the people of the region to have faith in the Resistance’s capabilities. We were victorious in 2000 and 2006, and we can achieve better victories in any war.

If the war against the Resistance succeeded in 2006, the war would not have ended [in Lebanon] but continued to target Syria considering that it supported [us] with weapons. [The second thing they would have done was] overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and destroy Syria, not to establish democracy or reforms but to serve a US scheme. The Resistance’s victory prevented this.

If there was solidarity in Lebanon and if some daggers were not placed in our backs during the last days of the war, political negotiations would have been achieved on the national level. But there were some helping Israel on the political level to get [Israel] out of the crisis it placed itself in. We overcame this phase. And [later], there was Gaza. When Gaza [confronted Israeli aggression], the plan for a new Middle East collapsed. But does this mean that the US scheme ended? No. They are pragmatics, always looking for alternatives.

Former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon said: It was clear that Hezbollah was a rooted phenomenon that could not be crushed through a military operation and that there is no reason for a conclusive military solution to Hezbollah’s [arms]. This is why I encouraged a political action to disarm Hezbollah [through] a domestic Lebanese operation.

Some Lebanese people do what Israel wants, whether they know it or not.

Ya’alon also said: I realized that there was no means to remove Hezbollah from the hearts of the Shia and based on this, I suggested working on a political and military manner to contain Hezbollah and eventually reach the point where Hezbollah is seen in Lebanon as illegitimate.

In Israel, they bet on Lebanese domestic developments. The Lebanese have to wake up. A war like the 2006 July War did not beat the Resistance [so] those who make offenses cannot beat us.

There is a real problem for the Americans and the Israelis in Syria. They saw that there was an important development in Syria in the past phase. First there was a new military strategy in Syria that transferred Syria into a military power and made it capable of possibly threatening Israel. Therefore, Israel viewed Syria with worry in the past years. Second, Syria is a path for the Resistance and a bridge of communication between the Resistance and Iran.

I have two [proofs] for Syria’s [Resistance] role. The first one is that the most important rockets that targeted Haifa and the center of Israel were made by Syrian military and given to the Resistance. Syria was an aid to the Resistance and gave [us] weapons that we used in the July War. Not only in Lebanon, but also in the Gaza Strip.

Israel, today, is afraid of Gaza and afraid for Tel Aviv. Who gave [Gaza fighters] the rockets? The Saudi regime? The Egyptian regime? No. They were rockets from Syria and transferred through Syria. The Syrian leadership was risking its interests and existence in order for the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine to be strong. Show me one Arab regime that does the same.

What does this mean? For Syria to give Hezbollah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement weapons at a time when Arab regimes prevented food and money from being transferred to Gaza? Syria sent weapons and food to Gaza and took a risk to do so. This is Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, the Syria of the martyrs Assef Shawkat, Daoud Rajha and Hassan Turkmani [who died in Wednesday’s explosion in Damascus].

In a day like today, we have to say what is right. Let our words be to the liking of whoever, and he who does not like them can swear all he wants. There is a US-Israeli scheme that prevents a regional state other than Israel from having a strong army. The only army in the region which was not trained by the US and which was not equipped with the US was the Syrian army. There was work underway to destroy this army. The US, the West and their tools in the Arab region used the rightful demands of the Syrian people and engaged Syria in a war.

It is Israel’s right to be happy today because pillars of the Syrian army were targeted and killed. Israel’s aim is for Syria not to have a strong army. We call again to maintain Syria, its people and army. The only solution is to hold dialogue. We owe these prominent leaders [who died today in Syria]. We offer the Syrian leadership, army and people our condolences and we condemn this attack that only serves the interests of the enemy. We have full trust that the Syrian army has the ability to remain standing.

Let us think for a while of who benefits from what is happening in Syria. Israel’s only concern in the past years was Iran. There are dozens of Farsi television stations tasked with inciting against the Iranian people and command. These stations and [incitement] led to protests in Iran. Everything the US and the West could do to Iran, they have done. But Iran is today 100 times stronger than it was thirty years ago and it will become stronger.

Regarding Lebanese developments, when it comes to confronting domestic and foreign threats, there is a national consensus to strengthen the army. But is there really a national consensus? I doubt this. What really weakens the army these days… is to accuse it of sectarianism and [voice] doubt [over] its patriotism and neutrality. The army in the past few years have proven its patriotism and neutrality. It has proved that it is a national guarantee. But accusing the army of working for certain parties threatens it.

We must have a strong position, [and not] fear US envoys or generals. It is [only] then that we can establish a strong army. But if the army’s weapons are American, [it will not be an army], but a security force. The US will not give the Lebanese army strong weapons so it [cannot] fight Israel. They do not want the army to be strong. Iran said it will give the army weapons as donations or on sale for low prices. Iran wants Lebanon’s army to be strong. What Lebanese [official] is strong to decide to accept Iran’s donation? If [we are afraid of] the Americans, how can we [ever] establish a strong army?

I call on the Lebanese people, the cabinet and the national dialogue [committee] to [help] set up a strong army. Let the national dialogue committee recommend the cabinet to accept Iran’s donations and offers to sell [Lebanon] arms for low prices.

There are [also] domestic tensions. And media outlets are [contributing to it]. I am not discussing the media’s rights to [cover events] but there is a national duty that it has to bear.

I call on everyone, especially the Resistance’s supporters, to be patient. You have heard a lot of insults. Do not respond to any provocations that aim to drag you into fighting. Some want to cause strife and chaos in Lebanon. I call on you to be patient and to control yourselves. Some are working to divide society and cause sectarian struggles.

Some preachers have shown a toy and said that the Shia made it and that the toy says: Kill Sayyida Aisha. First, the sound that the toy utters does not say this. Second, how [did] these preachers know that the toy was made by the Shia? This reveals how we can easily get lost. What prevents Western countries and Israel from manufacturing toys that say: Kill Sayyida Aisha, Kill Imam Ali? And we believe this and kill each other.

I call on all of you to be mature. Today there is a lot of sectarian rhetoric. Preachers should confront this. If a Shia says something that insults another sect, we, as Shia scholars have to stand up in his face and silence him. And also, the Sunnis, the Christians and the Druze have to do the same.

[Regarding the cabinet] disputes happen among the current majority. March 14 said that the cabinet was Hezbollah’s when it was formed. March 14 knows that this is not true. March 14 knows about the inheritance they left [for this cabinet] as they participated in it. The cabinet today stands for Lebanon’s interest. [For example,] dissociating Lebanon from [regional developments] serves Lebanon. The cabinet components have different points of view, but [we] resolve these disputes through dialogue.

We confirm the good and strategic relations with our allies. We confirm our relation with Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun. The alliance between us for the past six years cannot be ended by a dispute or a possibility of a dispute. Allies [may] disagree. Neither of us follows the other or cancels the other. Do not expect the FPM to follow Hezbollah and do not expect Hezbollah to follow the FPM.

I hope the majority can [resolve all disagreements] through dialogue and that disputes do not last for long as this does not serve Lebanon.

[At last] we salute the souls of martyrs, officers, soldiers and everyone who supported [us]. I thank everyone who helped achieve this miracle in July 2006. I tell you that what you did will remain immortal.