“Let Hizbullah Wipe Out Israel; Say ‘No’ to the Ceasefire” And The Heroic Destiny of Hizbollah

August 10, 2006

We have noted earlier that,

Israel has lost the war in Lebanon. The south of that country has been reduced to cement dust, half of that country’s infrastructure is a memory and parts of the area south of Beirut look like a moonscape, but hey, if Hizbollah says Israel has lost the war, it must be so. Hizbollah has always had Lebanon’s best interests in mind, right? Look for the Israeli government to insist on losing as may wars as they can, in the future.

Hey, it isn’t as if Hizbollah would lie, is it? It isn’t as if Hizbollah would attempt to manipulate the media, right? Hizbollah and their apologists and supporters are insisting Hizbollah is winning the war.

It’s hard to argue with logic. Egyptian Liberal intellectual, Mamoun Fandy, call upon the Arab world to support Hizbollah as it fulfills it’s destiny as victorious and heroic Arab warriors. Arabs he states, must resist and refuse a ceasefire.

“Since Hizbullah is ‘rubbing Israel’s nose in the dirt,’ defeating the Israeli army, and putting an end to its legend – something we have not seen in all of the previous Arab-Israeli wars – I am surprised at our demand, as Arabs, for a ceasefire! Please, let Hizbullah teach those scoundrels a lesson. Let Hizbullah continue its struggle to annihilate this ‘foundling nation.’

“The history of ceasefires as far as we, the Arabs, are concerned is one big deception. Did not the international community demand that we [agree to] a truce [hudna] in 1948? And what was the result of this truce? The result was that the ‘Zionist gangs’ deceived us and built the State of Israel, from whose crimes we have been suffering for 50 years, during which Israel occupied our land, massacred our children, and destroyed our houses. If only we hadn’t accepted the ceasefire at that time, everything that happened would not have happened!”

“Our Television Screens Tell Us That Victory is at Hand… I Do Not Think That They Would Lie to Us Again”

“In addition, why should we agree to a ceasefire when the secretary-general of Hizbullah has said to us that he will strike Tel Aviv? Do we not know that the Israelis are cowards who will flee when their army is defeated? Israel, as Secretary-General [Nasrallah] said, is not ‘a state with an army, but rather an army with a state.’ When this army is defeated, the country will fall apart, and the Jews will flee Palestine. Why, then, should we grant Israel this opportunity [to save itself through a ceasefire]? If the Israeli Army is being defeated day by day in Maroun Al-Ras, Taibeh, and Aitaroun, why should we let it catch its breath? Let Hizbullah wipe it out, and say together with me ‘no’ to the ceasefire, for we are advancing, and there is no need for us to be burned once again by the fire of the truce and the deception.

“What is the meaning of a ceasefire according to the Israeli conditions? The ceasefire in Israel’s view, dear sirs, means the presence of international forces made up of 15,000-25,000 foreign soldiers in southern Lebanon. It means that Israel would only withdraw after southern Lebanon is handed over to another foreign occupation – and most of these forces would be French!

“How can those of us who are intelligent agree to replacing Israeli occupation with a different foreign occupation, which would have 25,000 heavily armed soldiers, would take over southern Lebanon, and would have the force and the equipment to strike at the Lebanese coming from north of the Litani river to its south. How can we agree to this when we are winning? Our television screens tell us that victory is at hand, and are mobilizing us and equipping us for victory. The speakers on the television screens are our people, and I do not think that they would lie to us again.”

“Is It Logical That People are Saying That Hizbullah’s Jihad… Did Not Liberate Lebanon, But Rather Set us Back 50 Years…?”

“In light of all of the above, we have no choice but to be certain of victory and to be aware of the enemy’s deception.

“The great deception today is that the forces that will occupy southern Lebanon will be French forces. How can we agree to French occupation of southern Lebanon? Is this a return to the French Mandate once again? Did Lebanon not sacrifice sons, money, and everything else, whether expensive or cheap, in order to rid itself of the French Mandate in Lebanon? How can it be that we expel colonialism from Lebanon’s front door, just so that the French will enter Lebanon once more, as an occupying force, through the back door? What thinking person would agree to this?

“Is it logical that people are saying that Hizbullah’s jihad and the defeat it is handing to Israel did not liberate Lebanon, but rather set us back 50 years, and handed over at least part of southern Lebanon to French forces?”

“How Can We Agree to the Return of the [French] Mandate…?”

“A French force in southern Lebanon comprising at least 10,000 heavily armed soldiers would mean the return of French influence to Lebanon, backed with the threat of arms – meaning that the Mandate is back. How can we agree to the return of the Mandate at a time when we are winning, at a time when we have wiped out the legend of the undefeatable Israeli Army? We must not accept this – and so I say no to the ceasefire!

“No to the ceasefire – not only because Hizbullah is winning on the ground, but also because it is winning on the television screens, and because all the Arab public stands behind Hizbullah and the secretary-general of Hizbullah. This public has never united behind any Arab leader in the past – not [even] behind Gamal ‘Abd Al-Nasser himself. Why, at a time of such unity, at a time when people are giving that which is [most] precious, at a time when thousands and even hundreds of thousands are volunteering to give up their lives – why, at a time when we have all this strength at our disposal, should we demand a ceasefire?

“The Arab media is telling us day by day that the Israeli army will be defeated within an hour. It is only a question of time. The Israelis are not capable of a land fight; they can only attack from the air. Bit by bit they will run out of planes and bit by bit they will feel the defeat. They will have no choice but to enter Lebanon, and then Hizbullah will pulverize them, since the equation on the ground, in an unbalanced war between a regular army and a group that is experienced in guerilla warfare, is in Hizbullah’s favor – as [Al-Jazeera correspondent in Israel] Walid Al-’Umri and [Al-Jazeera correspondent in the Palestinian Authority] Guevara Al-Badiri say. If this is so, then we will win the war, and there is no need whatsoever for a ceasefire.”

“There is A NuclearState That Stands Behind Our Jihad… Israel… Will Not Be Able to Beat the Arab-Persian Coalition”

“A ceasefire would save the Zionist state. We must not grant them that opportunity at a time when we have the upper hand. Israel is now at the edge of the abyss, and its army has lost its morale. Let Hizbullah… drive them into their foxholes or disperse them back whence they came. These gangs that came from Europe are groups that are interested in luxury, and are not able to fight those who are armed with faith. The battle today is turning in our favor as it never has in the past. In addition to all of this, there is a nuclear state that stands behind our jihad, and it is capable of pulverizing Israel with missiles. This country is, of course, Iran. Israel has beaten the Arabs in the past, but this time it will not be able to beat the Arab-Persian coalition.

“We say no to the ceasefire, since Israel’s and the multinational forces’ plan would place southern Lebanon once again under the French Mandate. Is it logical that the outcome of Hizbullah’s struggle and of all these casualties would be the return of the French Mandate of Lebanon – that is, that this jihad would set Lebanon back 50 years? This is completely unacceptable. If we are to hand Lebanon over from one foreign occupier to another foreign occupier every 10 or 20 years, then our struggle is meaningless and our victory is meaningless.”

I Hope People “Will Not Interpret This Article as Being Ironic”

“In light of all this, and in the general mood according to which we are winning, we must say ‘no’ a thousand times to the ceasefire, and continue the struggle until Israel’s end arrives. There is no need to pay attention to the games of Washington and Paris, since they are [just] the replacement of one occupation with another.

“I hope that those who consider what I have said will not interpret this article as being ironic. The truth is that I am very serious. I just want the ideas I have raised to arrive at their logical conclusion.”

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7 Responses to ““Let Hizbullah Wipe Out Israel; Say ‘No’ to the Ceasefire” And The Heroic Destiny of Hizbollah”

  1. You know, Hizballah really is winning the war, but not because of the idiotic reasons highlighted in the quoted text in your post.

    They’re winning the war because despite 1 month of relentless IAF strikes and IDF incursions, despite the destruction of the infrastructure of an entire country, despite the murder of countless children and civilians, the Israeli government and armed forces have nothing to show for it. Hizballah still lobbs 200 rockets a day at Israel’s north, they still have the two captured prisoners, and because of the viciousness and indiscrimminate nature of Israel’s response they have solidified their place as a legitimate deterrent Israeli actions in Lebanon.

    Please don’t think that I’m being arrogant or gloating. As a matter of fact, I’m don’t think a victory for Hizballah would be beneficial for my country (Lebanon). For the past year (and more) we the Lebanese have been working towards a disarmament of the group in a way that wouldn’t tear the country apart from the inside out. When the IDF soldiers were abducted, Lebanese government officials up to the Prime Minister himself condemned the act and were immediately maneuvering towards a final disarmament of the group (and subsequent return of the soldiers) in a peaceful manner. What the IDF did was set back the possibility of Hizballah being disarmed through a national consensus by attacking the very people that were working towards that disarmament.

    The Lebanese and the Israelis could have used this crisis to work together towards a better future, instead the IDF has hijacked your nation’s longterm stability just as Hizballah has hijacked ours.

    I hope you can see this. I have written extensively in the past week about this state of affairs and am looking to write more on my blog to which you’ve already been:


    I’ve replied to the comment you left there so I hope you check it out…

    …I also hope you can correctly identify elements in both our societies which are fervently working against peace as being extremists, and reach out to the more moderate among us.

  2. SC&A Says:

    Those remarks were sarcastic and meant to be read that way, I believe.

    While I concur that Hizbollah’s lobbing rockets into Israel certainly does not indicate a Hizbollah loss, Israel’s incursion into Lebanon will serve as an important lesson to Nasrallah.

    When this is all over, If Nasrallah ries to attack Israel again, he undertands now what Lebanon will face.

    In the end, it won’t just be the Israelis that will be looking to kill Nasrallah. The Lebanese may very well do the job themselves.

  3. Why would you think the remarks were meant to be sarcastic?

    Do you really think the IDF has managed to secure any military victories in this war?

    If the IDF manages to kill 5 Hizballah fighters while at the same time killing a family of 12 haven’t they just ensured that those 5 fighters will be replaced 10 others?

    Hizballah doesn’t care if the IDF destroys a moderate, non-Islamic Lebanon, it will just make it easier for them to impose an extremist, fundamentalist regime in its place.

    That is the issue that you don’t seem to understand. This war, all these wars, are not between Arabs and Israelis, they are a war waged by exteremists on either side of the divide against moderates who seek to live in peace.

    I’ve posted an entire 4 part series on my site about how to dismantle HIzballah peacefully, effectively. They can’t be defeated militarily, no guerrilla army can. There has to be a political solution if both our nations want to live in peace.

  4. SC&A Says:

    The Egyptian writer was commenting on the absurdity of Hizbollah claims.

    The IDF has failed to destroy Hizbollah, to date. They have weakened Hizbollah, but in fact, Hizbollah is still standing. Had the Israelis done what the French did in Belgrade (10,000 dead in air bombings of Belgrade, about 30,000 overall) then yes, they would have destroyed Hizbollah.

    Now, you say, “That is the issue that you don’t seem to understand. This war, all these wars, are not between Arabs and Israelis, they are a war waged by exteremists on either side of the divide against moderates who seek to live in peace.”

    I wish that were true, but it is not. I have been to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and the Guld states- as well as Israel. They are not equals, morally or otherwise.

    To start with, see this

    The level of everyday anti semitism that is taught in schools, reinforced in media and preached from the pulpit is astonishing.

    Evey day Arabs are not like every day Israelis. Now, don’t get me wrong- the Arabs I visited were kind, hospitable and caring, to be sure. When it came to israel- adn Jews- they just short circuited. I do not balme them for that, because that hate is what they are force fed, everyday, to the exclusion of real education. According to UN reports on progress, the Arab world is just about at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to eduaction. Why? Because that serves the needs of the smorgasbord of the most corrupt and dysfunctional leaders in the world.

    See this.


    Lastly, see this to understand where I come from

  5. I can’t carry on a discussion with you if your starting premise is that people in Israel and people in Lebanon aren’t equal.

    I’m Lebanese, if you want I’m Arab, I’m trying to have a direct, mature discussion with you about Israel and I’m not short-circuiting.

    Arabs are semites, like Jews, so unless they’re self-hating, they can’t be anti-semitic.

    I’ve personally tried to see the other side of the picture, I’ve put the images of death and destruction in my country aside and tried to understand what is going on in Israel because I know that we can’t wish our neighbours away and hope for the best, we must learn to live in peace with each other. It is a lesson that we the Christians in Lebanon have learned through the wars that have been imposed on us by all our neighbors who still want to use us and our country as a proxy for their own, arrogant causes. It is a lesson all the Israelis will have to learn. It is a lesson their supporters in the US will have to learn.

    You can’t bomb a people out of existence.

  6. SC&A Says:

    Let me be clear- it is not only the people of Lebanon that are not moral equals the Israelis, but the entire Arab world as well, are no where near equals.

    These are ideas clearly stated by Fouaid Ajami: He said of the Passover Massacre, “The suicide bomber of the Passover massacre did not descend from the sky; he walked straight
    out of the culture of incitement let loose on the land, a menace hovering over Israel, a great Palestinian and Arab refusal to let that country be, to cede it a place among the nations, he partook of the culture all around him – the glee that greets those brutal deeds of terror, the cult that rises around the martyrs and their families.”

    Do you consider the Israelis and Arabs morally equal? By what standard of measurement?

    What do you say about governments that teach and promise that they will ‘Finish the job Hitler started?”

    What do you say about the fact that in the Palestinian elections, there were 25 candidates who referred to themselves as ‘abu Hitler,’ a derivative thereof?

    WHat do you say about government controlled media that routinely broadcasts some of the most vile anto Jewish material in the world?

    What do you say about an entire culture and society where Mein Kampf is a perennial best seller?

    Do you really believe those countries are the moral equivalent of Israel or any other civilized regime?

    I could go on and on, as you must realize by now. In fact, I suspect you, more than I, know of the dysfunction that has rendered a once great nation into a class of professional victims that will not commit to fixing their world- because being a victim and buying into hate is much easier than actually building something.

    Societies, cultures and religions are measured by what they build for their adherents- not for what they destroy- and that applied to Muslims as well. The Golden Era wasn’t known for what ot destroyed.

    You sadly- and deliberately mislead, if you presume my comments to be anti Arab- My comments are directed at current Arab society and culture, both of which have been relegated to insignificance, because of the tyranny and oppresion that are a now part of the Arab world- and astonishingly, supported.

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