Nasrallah, who called the tribunal an "Israeli project" in a previous hysterical speech, denied any Hizbullah members were involved. After expressing relief that the Assad regime and its former cohorts in Lebanon will not be indicted, he lashed out at March 14 (remember them?), asking them to atone for their past mistakes (a la Jumblatt) and apologize to their supporters, Syria, and to the "resistance" for "nearly dragging the country into destruction".
He also asked them to go to the UN to stop this tribunal business.
I guess Nasrallah feels that March 14 owes him that much, after </sarcasm> wrongly accusing Syria of killing those intellectuals, and after dragging the country into confrontation with the eternal enemy, costing him missiles and sweat. March 14 owes him because their horrid anti-constitutional mistakes drove him to occupy the capital and to pit his army against defenseless civilians who once believed in the purity of the resistance.
March 14 alo wronged Hizbullah by subscribing to the American/Israeli project to eliminate all voices opposed to Iran and the Assad regime. </sarcasm>
Those who remain in March 14 might not have the wisdom to confront Hizbullah, but they are not that stupid to not see through Nasrallah's big freak out.
Nasrallah said he wasn't afraid of the indictment, and issued a couple of veiled threats. However, his hysterical reactions of late suggest panic. It's almost better to accuse the Assad regime at this point. Hizbullah's mythical purity would not get tarnished by an international court.
Nasrallah can say what he wants about the tribunal. If it were indeed true that Hizbullah members were involved, then he and his Iranian masters will find themselves in a pickle, to say the least. Hariri and the Saudis have nearly declared bygones with the Assad regime, which must feel immune in light of these reports. And for a change, stronger than Hizbullah. (One wonders if Hariri's overtures towards Syria were psychologically facilitated by the indictment he allegedly was informed about).
Hizbullah might be spared an internal confrontation by Jumblatt and Hariri. But who will spare Iran and its militia in Lebanon the humiliation? Hizbullah members do not act alone, and Nasrallah knows that we know it. Hariri assuring him that he will declare they went rogue means nothing. Hizbullah members killing a Sunni Arab Prime Minister means Iran's militia killed a Sunni Arab Prime Minister. No other explanation will fly. Not even the good old "Israeli/American conspiracy".
Hizbullah over the past few years has been building a bastion in Lebanon. They built cities in mountains. They consolidated their control of the General Security. "Spies" have been purged, while they roamed free, acting as agents for Iran. Even when the pro-Hariri information branch helped them expose alleged Israeli spy networks, they cast doubts and accused the fledgling intelligence apparatus of conspiring against them. Because no one can be more powerful than Hizbullah. Meanwhile, the media in Lebanon was effectively muzzled. Anti-Syrian and anti-Iranian cries died down, with a few exceptions. Anyone who dared break the embargo got sidelined. Even Hariri ordered his journalists to shut up about Syria.
Things were looking good for Nasrallah, until reports of a Hizbullah indictment resurfaced. This being Lebanon, nobody gains the upper hand for too long. And while Hizbullah controls more strings today than ever before, nothing is permanent.
And Nasrallah knows it.