Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Ashura Speech January 5th

A selected part from the speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during Ashura's central council in Sayyed Ashuhadaa (pbuh) Compound in Rweiss – Beirut Southern Suburbs. Muharram 8, 1430

During July War, some Arabs showed up to say that we are adventurers and that what does Hezbollah possess? It has nothing compared to Israel. That's true. What do we own compared to Israel? What we had – if we were talking on a materialistic level – is incomparable. Israel owns the most powerful air force in the Middle East. It has a full fledged army and great capacities… That's why we were labeled as adventurers. Still the resistance gained victory in Lebanon. Now they are labeling our brethrens in Gaza Strip as adventurers saying they are doing wrong and we don't know what they are doing. They are saying that the capacities of the Strip are incomparable to Hezbollah's capacities. They can't be compared. Well, in the past, you used to say that Hezbollah's capacities are incomparable to the capacities of the Arab armies which were defeated by Israel. The issue does not have to do with capacities! The common factor as I said is faith and trust in Allah. This is what we are asking from Allah. This is what we are praying for from Allah, Al Mighty. This is what I add today to the duty of offering our assistance and support on all possible levels whether morally, materialistically, politically, media and publicly. Indeed the massive participation we find today all over the world is something very important. They ought to be thanked for such participation and show of solidarity. This is among Allah's blessings. But never underestimate praying for those steadfast fighters and steady resisting people in the Gaza Strip and for all who back this resistance. At the end the whole issue is in the hand of Allah. What we are witnessing today is among the fruits of such faith, conviction and steady heroic steadfastness. The same number of rockets is being fired. There's no retreat in that. So far the land resistance is firm and strong. The only achievement made by the Israelis so far is similar to what they did during July War. They break into some rear lands and kill women and children. This does not need a strong army. This firmness and steadiness so far is but a miraculous epic and divine evidence. So indeed man can remain steadfast even if in a limited space and with humble capacities but with great faith. Man can resist and make victory at the end.