Hassan Nasrallah… Why So Silent?

Anyone else wondering why the head of Hezbollah is abnormally silent these days regarding almost everything going on?

I mean, a week into the Egyptian revolution and we had already gotten a speech about the greatness Egypt was going through. And yet, a week into the Syrian revolution and the Hezbollah camp is more silent that a mute person.

This takes me back to a point I made earlier, about the hypocrisy of said party and leader. When things are going their way, it’s very easy for them to come on TV and issue a speech about it. But when their second most trusted ally in the region is under fire, the same arguments given to support what was going in Egypt and Tunisia and Bahrain suddenly go down the drain.

Aren’t the Syrian people deserving of life and freedom and everything that you said the Egyptian people deserved? Aren’t they deserving of democracy and a leader that doesn’t bash them left and right? Or is that only applicable when the leader is loyal to you?

Moreover, Al Manar TV, also known as Hezbollah’s TV, said yesterday that the March 14 camp might be behind the Syrian uprising.

Syrian TV said the protests are filmed in Tripoli, Lebanon and March 14 is behind them as well.

I have a few questions to ask:

1) Do you really think this makes sense?

2) Do you think that if it did make sense, the March 14 camp has the resources to do a whole uprising in Syria?

3) Do you think if the March 14 camp even had the resources, they’d be able to use them in Syria? They’re struggling to get themselves together in Lebanon, let alone a country that is as hostile to their existence as the Iceland volcano?

Too many questions… too little answers and one whole load of bull.

11 thoughts on “Hassan Nasrallah… Why So Silent?

  1. I find this a little funny. Okay, let me explain. Al Manar – aka Hezballah TV – always states that it is “against the fitan inside the nation”. So hypocritical because they ARE the fitneh inside of Lebanon. They sit there and make up lies against their fellow Lebanese so their position and political standings stay “sfae”. In other words – Nasrallah is quiet because the fire is now a little to close 3a teezo. Like come on – the videos were recorded in Tripoli, Lebanon? Thats the Ummayid Mosque, no other mosque in the world looks like it! It’s so funny – but the silly part is my timeline on twitter is filled with STUPID Lebanese who actually believed Al Manar!

    Back to the hypocrisy for a second. Nasrallah supported Egypt’s revolution because the downfall of Husni Mubarak will weaken the March 14 coalition and allow them to mobilize in Egypt – something they couldnt do after. Joke is on them – Baradei is the perosn expected to take the presidency in Egypt. He is gonna up-root the hell out of Hezballah and anything to do with them in Egypt.

    They support Bahrian only because Shiites are “wanting freedoms”. And of course because having a shiite-run state there poses a theat to Saudi Arabia – and helps out Iran. Too bad for them once again because guess what? Saudi Arabia declared Bahrain one of it’s provinces. Meaning they have the green card from the world to do whatever they want. Arrest, uproot…etc.

    Hezballah supported LIbya because of Qaddafi getting rid of Sadr. Sadr, for those who don’t know, was given 75 million dollars from Qaddafi to “re-build” South Lebanon. It went missing. He gave him another 20 million dollars, and then they went missing too. So did he.

    In other words, who cares why he is silent. The man is a hypocrite, He is a sham, and PHONY as hell. And as my Syrian friend told me “he is officially a liar in our books”- so let him be silent… he’s just exposing himself more and more.

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    • 1) The degree of brainwashing among some Lebanese is just unbelievable. I thought we had gotten past that level of ignorance.

      2) I agree with almost everything you said. I mean, I didn’t feel like elaborating on why Hezbollah and Nasrallah would want an Egyptian, Libyan and Bahraini change in regime because I thought it was pretty obvious.
      My point was to say that like the people of Egypt didn’t really need Nasrallah’s input, so are the people of Syria. This is just helping in exposing him as simply a politician who calculates his every move and hopefully, little by little, this shroud of invincibility many have adorned him with will be torn.
      #GoingPoetic :p

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  2. If you want to know why the Shia of Lebanon cling tightly to Hezb and Amal it is because of these racist attitudes displayed towards us since Lebanon got it’s independence, the view that we are sheeple, that we are second class citizens and that the Shia have to be put back in their “place”. I am sick and tired of being called a goon of Iran just because I am Shia.

    I dont like talking like this, but the amount of vitriol is truly sickening, you know what mate? cry more we are here to stay.

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    • The fact that you see stereotypes against the shiites of Lebanon in this post is such a big failure in reading.
      1) I have never questioned your existence.
      2) Disagreeing with you politically does not mean I want you to be gone.
      3) I expect the same level of respect that I give you, which is sadly not given to me.
      4) If you’re here to stay, then what do you say of those who have been here far longer than you. Keep dreaming Jnoubi.

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  3. I see stereotypes about Shia every other post here mate, it is not a big failure in reading, either you are a racist (which i believe you are) or you dont know how to articulate yourself clearly.

    Regarding:
    1+2) I know you did not question my existence as a Shia in Lebanon, but you will not accept the decision of more than 90 % of the Shia in choosing their representatives in order for their views to be accepted and them they must not side with Hezb.

    Once again Elie, the reason why Shia cling to Hezb and Amal is that, since the inception of Lebanon the South wasn’t considered a part of this country and Im talking about the neglect of development and the fact the government did absolutely nothing while the people of the South where killed and raped by the Israelis, do you really expect the Jnoubis to forget who liberated them, who did not steal from them? and furthermore do you really expect that they will stand with the disarmament of Hezb if there isn’t a viable alternative to protect them from the horrors caused by the Israeli’s in the past?

    3) Can you tell me how I disrespected you?

    4) when did I say that you are not here to stay good sir?
    because no where in my post did I say anything about not wanting you gone. please enlighten me

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    • Funny you should mention 90% of Shiites who choose their representatives… when these “militias” didnt respect 98% of Sunni votes when it came to who represents them 😉 – where is our vote? Your not the only “mazloumin” in this country…. the nation as a whole is… but I forgot, you guys “fought Israel” so time to trample on everyone in your path.

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  4. I see stereotypes about Shia every other post here mate, it is not a big failure in reading, either you are a racist (which i believe you are) or you dont know how to articulate yourself clearly.

    Regarding:
    1+2) I know you did not question my existence as a Shia in Lebanon, but you will not accept the decision of more than 90 % of the Shia in choosing their representatives in order for their views to be accepted and them they must not side with Hezb.

    Once again Elie, the reason why Shia cling to Hezb and Amal is that, since the inception of Lebanon the South wasn’t considered a part of this country and Im talking about the neglect of development and the fact the government did absolutely nothing while the people of the South where killed and raped by the Israelis, do you really expect the Jnoubis to forget who liberated them, who did not steal from them? and furthermore do you really expect that they will stand with the disarmament of Hezb if there isn’t a viable alternative to protect them from the horrors caused by the Israeli’s in the past?

    3) Can you tell me how I disrespected you?

    EDIT 4) when did I say that you are not here to stay good sir?
    because no where in my post did I say anything about wanting you gone. please enlighten me

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    • 1) Nowhere in my post have I written something against Shiites. Writing against the political group endorsed by most the Shiites in Lebanon does not mean I’m stereotyping against them.

      2) One of my closest friends happens to be a Shiite girl from Blida. Therefore, I am not a racist and you were disrespectful when you called me so.

      3) The North (where I come from) is, in some aspect, even worse than the South when it comes to development. Akkar is the poorest area in Lebanon. And we don’t have a powerful political group (financially speaking) to help us.

      4) Regarding Israel. I totally agree. But you shouldn’t forget that many, many Lebanese (and I mean Christians mostly) got hammered by the Syrian occupation of the country: they were killed, tortured, exiled… everyone acknowledges Israel as the country’s enemy. But many love Syria. Just saying.

      5) Regarding your votes, granted. Well, i voted against Gebran Bassil in the last parliamentary elections and he lost. Why the hell is a minister? Also, the Lebanese people chose against Hezbollah + allies in the last elections. Why are they ruling? You cannot talk about democracy and elections in a country where some groups, like hezbollah, have weapons that they can simply flaunt and make people freak out.

      6) Regarding your last point: you said you’re here to stay. I’m simply saying that I’m here to stay more since my existence in Lebanon as a Maronite is threatened way more than you as a Shiite.

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  5. 1) In that case I apologise, but reading too many blogs where anyone Shia is automatically equated to a Syrian Mukhabbarat goon got to me, again i apologise.

    2)I also apologise from calling you a racist.

    3+4+5) I agree the North is worse off than the South in many areas. as for the atrocities commited by the Syrians i condemn them (believe it or not the Syrian mukhabarrat commited atrocities in the South too) and also agree that the fate of the missing Lebanese there has to be revealed.

    As for the democracy there will be no real democracy in Lebanon until the whole system is changed from one based on sects and to a secular system, until then the leaders of the parties can do whatever they want (and i mean both M8 and M14) and so long as they are voted for based on their sect and not on their achievments the neglect and corruption is going nowhere. As for why M8 are ruling well, blame Jumblatt.

    I agree that the weapons of Hezb freak some people out that is understandable but until a viable alternative becomes available, the weapons will not go, their weapons where a reult of the neglect of the consecutive governments in finding a solution to what was happening in the South, I agree the weapons freak out some people but until the alternative is here it seems that they will stay.

    6) I totally agree with you that not only Maronites, but the whole existence of christians in the ME is in the balance and endangered and their right of existence must be protected as is the right of existence for all minorities and you have every right to be worried, what I am trying to say is that hezb and the shia do not want to harm christians hezb are religous but they are not extremists it is up tp you to believe me or not.

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    • I’m glad we got all that sorted out 🙂

      Regarding the weapons, ultimately, they need to go. The situation cannot remain like this.
      And the political system has got to change – but I don’t think that the whole “how people vote” thing applies to Lebanon only. We all vote for different reasons, after all.

      And yeah, minorities are threatened, and I know that Hezbollah are not extremists. But I believe that with the way they treat themselves right now: arms, no one is allowed to come near us, etc… they freak people out and that’s not really the best way for a minority to preserve itself. Besides, are shiites really a minority in the region? If you count in Iran, definitely not :p

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      • I definetly count shia as a minority in the region, in the majority of the countries in the middle east they are.

        At the moment I am living in a gulf country (not SA) and the casual manner in which shia are subjected to racist accusations not only by the public but by the media and extremist public figures itself is very worrying, basically Shia are being openly called spies, sons of adultery and that there danger to Islam is greater than that of “infidels” etc etc .

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