by Elias Bejjani
The bloody terrorist riots that Hizbullah inflicted on Lebanon and its peaceful people recently, tragically shows that Lebanon today is confronting challenges of a magnitude unseen since the end of its civil war in 1990.
Hizbullah’s military and criminal acts against the Lebanese civilians, and its armed coup d’état against the country’s legitimate government were not, in fact, a surprise to those well-informed observers and political activists who have been closely monitoring this Iranian armed militia since it was founded by the Iranian mullahs (Shiite clergymen) in 1982. It is worth mentioning that Hizbullah’s main mission is to export, advocate for, force and spread Ayatollah Khomeini’s religious ideology and revolution to all the Middle Eastern countries.
Hizbullah is NOT a Lebanese party by any criteria, but a foreign army in Lebanon, no more and no less. Its decision-making process, financing, ideology, training, supplies and weapons all come from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards headquarters. It is well documented by many neutral informed sources that Iran annually pays Hizbullah more than three billion dollars.
Hizbullah’s Iranian mission has never been a secret at any time. It is public and well-known to each and every Lebanese, while Hizbullah boasts of its divinity every day. This group, as planned by its masters (the Iranian mullahs), has been working from day one on all levels, and by all means, to topple the Lebanese democratic, peaceful, consensual, multicultural, free and liberal regime, in a bid to replace it with a religious state, a replica of the regime forced upon the Iranian people for over the last 30 years.
Hizbullah has an actual state inside the Lebanese central state, fully controlling more than 40% of Beirut, the south, and the Bekaa Valley. Its state was erected during the Syrian occupation era of Lebanon (1976-2005). Iran, with Syria, helped Hizbullah to control the Shiite Lebanese community and to take its members as hostages of intimidation and oppression. The Lebanese people in general and the Shiite Lebanese community in particular had no say whatsoever in this matter. Syria forced
Hizbullah on the Shiites and on the rest of the Lebanese communities through murder, kidnapping, terror and violence.
When the Syrian army was forced to withdraw from Lebanon in 2005, after 30 years of "nasty" occupation, Hizbullah replaced Syria in its criminal role. Since then, it has been purposefully crippling the country and not allowing its democratic process to take place. Numerous pro-Lebanon, anti-Syrian MPs, journalists, officials, army officers and intellectuals (including ex-Prime Minister Raffic Hariri) were assassinated by Hizbullah and Syria.
The country’s parliament was closed by force and the MP’s have been unable to elect a President. In 2006, Hizbullah instigated a devastating war with Israel that cost the country more than 1,500 victims and about 30 billion dollars in losses.
Hizbullah refuses to disarm, and has kept the central Lebanese government and its authority on all levels outside its closed cantons. It has its own army (60,000 well-armed and well-trained men); it runs its own schools, jail, hospital, social services, construction companies, communication network, transportation and foreign relations. Hizbullah’s General Secretary, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, is threatening to sever the hands and cut the necks of anyone who dares approach his party’s weapons. Nasrallah tagged his weapons as "holy and sacred" and tied their fate to the Koran and Jihad.
The solid and proven fact that no one in the entire world should ignore is that Hizbullah, like the rest of the regional and global terrorist groups, understands and bows to only one language. This language that they master and understand is a combination of force, deterrence and decisiveness. Hopefully the world will be able to communicate with Hizbullah in its own language!
Editor’s Note: The people of Lebanon that have suffered the most are the Christians. Once a major part of the population of Lebanon (mostly in the south) today they have been systematically eliminated by violence and murder or have been driven out of their country. We have many Lebanese friends of this ministry who are praying that the truth about Hizbullah and their country will become known to the praying Christians in North America!