Nasrallah will not stop accusing the Lebanese government of conspiring against the Lebanese Shia community until more youths and simpletons are brainwashed into believing his lies. As Hitler once believed, the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. And as such, the Iranian-backed outlaw has been consistently rehashing and redacting the details of the summer war—which he started—to make it look like a plot by the Lebanese government against the Shia community.
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said last summer's war with Israel had thwarted U.S. plans for a new Middle East and warned his group will continue to possess a large rocket arsenal to strike Israel again if Lebanon came under attack.
"This war aimed to impose a new Middle East, broken up into confessional and ethnic mini-states, serving the interests of the United States and Israel," Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast Saturday...
He said that "the American project was swept aside by the victory of the Islamic Resistance," the armed wing of Hizbulllah.
Another aim of the war, which cost more than 1,200 lives in Lebanon, mostly of civilians, according to Nasrallah, was to strengthen the government of Prime Minister Fouad Saniora.
"The Israelis and Americans wanted the Saniora government to expand its authority to the whole of Lebanon's territory to the detriment of the resistance, but that was another failure," he said, gesticulating with his right hand to stress his points.
Nasrallah, who keeps reminding us that he and his rockets are ready to "defend ourselves and the country" is setting up another catastrophe, if not civil war. Hizbullah's mouthpiece Al-Manar keeps digging up "evidence" of a conspiracy to allegedly transfer the Shias out of southern Lebanon. Not long ago, Nasrallah himself accused Siniora of trying to dispossess the Shias, 1948 style. In between bouts of accusations, the Hizbullah minions berated the government of allegedly withholding reconstruction funds (which Hizbullah wanted to appropriate). And we all know the charade that is the "national unity government", which is supposed to give Shias the political voice Hizbullah says they lost after their resignation.
Thanks to Hizbullah, the Shia today appear as the only community with questionable allegiance to the state. Their historic marginalization, at one point due to feudalism and state neglect, has been replaced with fundamentalist aspirations. With Hizbullah mobilizing them like toy soldiers, they have lost a struggle to be more than pawns in the Arab Israeli conflict. In the 1970s, you heard many voices in the community speaking against PLO transgression on national sovereignty. In the 1980s, and following the killing of Moussa As-Sadr by Khadafi, the Syrian takeover of Amal, and the invasion of Iran and the birth of Hizbullah, the Shias managed to become a nuisance to everyone contemplating independence from Syria and Iran.
"Divine Victory" does not mask the fact that the Shias of Lebanon are at their worst state ever. Their resistance to Israeli occupation turned into an Iranian tool, Hizbullah takes the credit for what befell the community in terms of destruction and self-inflicted marginalization. The voice of Hizbullah's clerics is the only voice allowed, and it drowns out all other voices, including Hizbullah's so-called allies, Amal. Sadly, Hizbullah is applying the same principle to the rest of Lebanon, demanding a veto power in the government. Nasrallah, a man who claims he single-handedly defeated the American "project" in the region, has actually only destroyed the Lebanese state project, and jeopardized the future of the entire Shia community. If Lebanon is ever broken up into mini states, it will be because of Nasrallah's actions, and not a US plot.
There is no doubt in my mind that Hibzullah's actions will spell disaster for the Shia community. For who will take those villagers in if, as Nasrallah predicts, Israel launches another war on the country? Where will they go? Beirut, occupied by Hizbullah and the scene of recent violent Sunni-Shia clashes will think twice before hosting Shia refugees. Nor will Christian and Druze areas. Is Nasrallah counting on Emile Lahoud to host them in Baabda, or Michel Aoun in Rabieh? Or perhaps Assad will open his borders and host them in his palaces? Or maybe Kadhafi will send them bullet proof tents, now that Nasrallah got them to forget about Moussa As-Sadr.
If Israel attacks Lebanon, the Shia villagers will simply have to die: that is the only option Nasrallah has given them. That is, after all, what keeps the anti-Israeli flame burning: massacres. The Shias, like many in the Arab world, are to stay stuck in time and space until the gods of the anti-Israel struggle, now residing in Damascus and Tehran, decree otherwise.
In Lebanon, it used to be Shias "had tails" or were too poor and unsophisticated for the Sunni aristocracy. Thanks to Nasrallah's backward ideology, Shias sprouted rockets and are ticking time bombs.