The resistance will stay on alert as long as our people's security is threatened. Even if Israel withdraws, the resistance is an element of strength in Lebanon's hand. Why then give it up and to whom?
The arms of the resistance are not exclusively linked to an Israeli withdrawal from
They are part of an equation to protect Lebanon as long as it needs such a protection because neither a truce with the Israelis would reassure the Lebanese, nor would international resolutions shield us
The resistance is aware of the Zionist danger to Lebanon and can't relinquish its duty to defend Lebanon if it is attacked by Israel
Friday, February 03, 2006
How am I supposed to react to this?
Naharnet has quoted Hizballah MP Raad as saying the following:
It is now clearer than ever before: Qais's hypothesis is correct. Hizballah will never relinquish its arms (at least willingly). It seeks to create a Lebanese Basij (if in fact, it has not already done so)... It seeks perpetual war with the state of Israel to justify its armed component, which it ultimately uses to perpetuate itself.
In Iran, the Basij has been used to crush student uprisings and kill desenters. The Iranian Basij is as much an internal security force as it is a protection against external threats. I wonder what makes Lebanese (specifically Lebanese of the Shi'a sect) so sure that Hizballah will not use its own Basij in a similar fashion?
I ask myself: what is the use of having someone represent me in parliament if every time I went and complained that he was not doing a good enough job, he would retort that I was blasphemous... or not praying to god enough??? Okay now assume that this man of god has weapons! So if I decide to run against him or to support a competing candidate in the next round of elections, I may end up seeing his dead mother before he does!
Ahhhh... religion, politics and weapons! What a refreshing mix!
*Picture: A group of enthusiastic members of the Iranian Basij. Look familiar?