Islamic Resistance Week

Blow-by-blow live coverage from Nowlebanon (or see naharnet here – not a permalink):

‘Nasrallah: Israeli aggressions against Lebanon have not stopped since 1984 (sic – Nasrallah actually said 1948, of course)
Nasrallah: I tell the poor Lebanese who speak of war-and-peace decisions that this decision is not in your hands, but in Israeli hands. We are exercising our right to retaliate against Israeli aggressions.
Nasrallah: Let us turn to the memory of Moussa Sadr when we deal with the Arab-Israeli conflict and internal issues.
Nasrallah: Hajj Imad Mugniyah was among the most prominent leaders in the recent confrontations with the enemy.
Nasrallah: In his position in Hezbollah, Hajj Imad Mugniyah was the leader of victory from 2000 to 2006.
Nasrallah: They think the murder of Imad Mugniyah is an achievement. We consider that his battle against the enemy for 25 years is the achievement.

Nasrallah: The investigation into Mugniyah’s assassination is ongoing, and it is a Syrian responsibility. All that was said about a Syrian-Iranian committee is untrue.
Nasrallah: All indications so far have added to our conviction that Isreal is responsible for the assassination.
Nasrallah: We are surprised by some Arab nations’ advice for their nationals to avoid Lebanon. If the point is to make their people afraid of us, let it be known that our only enemy is Israel. I hope that these are not warnings that confirm that the situation in Lebanon is moving toward destruction, collapse, and consequently, the internationalization of the crisis.
Nasrallah: We continue to support the adoption of a defense strategy in which the state and all Lebanese participate.
Nasrallah: The demise of Israel is a historical and divine fact, and it is inevitable. I believe this historical fact will happen very soon.
Nasrallah: Islamic and Arab people cannot reach out to the Israelis, even if some rulers do so to maintain their thrones.
Nasrallah: We are pleased that Olmert remains in power, because if we must choose between a strong leader for our enemy or a weak and stupid one, we would naturally prefer the weak and stupid one.
Nasrallah: In Lebanon, there are those who are saddened that Lebanon is a space for victory.
Nasrallah: Imad Mugniyah’s assassination is a preview of what Israel is preparing for the region.
Nasrallah: They think that a few leaders formed the strength of Hezbollah during the July War, and so they must strike these leaders to win the next war.
Nasrallah: Some politicians have returned to a tone of speech that reassures their supporters that Hezbollah will lose the future war, and therefore, they are in no hurry to reach a solution.
Nasrallah: Some politicians consider the commemoration of the Hariri assassination evidence that they are the majority, and especially the majority of the Christian population. If the demonstrations were a measure of popular representation, I propose we invite pro-government and opposition supporters to demonstrate without drawing on any martyrs to reveal who has the majority of popular support.
Nasrallah: They use the February 14 commemoration to disrupt all possible solutions.
Nasrallah: If they wanted to settle the dispute, they would not need all these international tours. They hear what America says to them about the next war, which will overthrow Hezbollah, and then Lebanon will be theirs.
Nasrallah: Israel’s only remaining bet is a sweeping occupation of the land in southern Lebanon, after the Air Force proved incapable of ending the battle.
Nasrallah: We are ready for a new battle and to resist and achieve a new victory. No one can protect them from our missiles. We are ready for any war on land.
Nasrallah: When we are killed, especially outside the borders of our nation… we cannot allow the enemy to reach that far.
Nasrallah: Is the Special Tribunal, whose chief prosecuter lives in Maarab and whose judge lives in Clemenceau, a means to justice?
Nasrallah: We will defend ourselves in any place we choose, at any time we choose, and in any way we choose.’

(note: Maarab is the home town of Samir Geagea (Lebanese Forces) and Clemenceau is the street where Walid Jumblatt’s Beirut house is)

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