Al Manar TV
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah congratulated at the beginning of his speech on Friday night the Muslims and Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), the doer of miracles, which restored to the people the true faith in their creator, pointing out that the Christ was holding a message of jihad (struggle) and sacrifices.
Marking the ninth night at the Sayyed al-Shouhadaa’ compound in Beirut’s southern suburb, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the Jews were the ones who hindered Jesus and accused him and conspired against him, noting that Jesus Christ peace be upon him was a blessing to the people, but that the problem was with the religious, political and financial elite formed by the Jews who found that his mission was a threat to them so they decided to confront him.
Shifting to the political part of his speech, his eminence spoke of the “companies’ owners” and the people who rule the world to serve self-interests, including the Bush and Cheney families and others who own the major companies in the world. Sayyed Nasrallah said that they are concerned about their own projects and end-of-year profits turning a blind eye to the people’s benefits and if they lived in peace or not.
Hezbollah Secretary General warned of the natural disasters that threaten the earth inhabitants when the frozen continent melts which is considered a disaster that scientists have agreed on unanimously wondering what are the actions taken by the world leaders. “Copenhagen Summit was held to try to prevent the global warming. Industrialized countries who are causing this disaster should draw up procedures, but its leaders do not want this.”
His eminence described American leaders as monsters wearing the suit of diplomacy, saying US citizens are the first victims of such leaders and the poverty rate is very high in the suburbs of U.S. cities. “The US is governed by the most brutal and greedy individuals.” Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that U.S. ambitions in the region are many and they did not come to help us, but to control our oil and others. He indicated that the cost of wars waged by George W. Bush during his reign amounted to $ 12 trillion which will be cut from the American taxpayer.
In a reference to the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks Sayyed Nasrallah said that the American democracy has victimized the Iraqi and Afghan people on the pretext that it came to liberate them. Years after the US-led invasion of the two Muslim countries, daily violence is claiming the lives of the people.
Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the Arab people who support the oppressed people emotionally or through taking to the streets urging Arab nations not to accept the logic of failure and defeat and not to obey their leaders if they are mistaken. He also commented on the dire situation of the Palestinians especially in Gaza.
“In Lebanon, despite everything that has happened since the Lebanon war, the Lebanese of all sects want to coexist and converge with each other because all religions call for that, but the problem is with the “elites” who are directing the country according to their narrow interests,” his eminence said.
Hezbollah, Sayyed Nasrallah said, wants to regain occupied Lebanese territories and sovereignty for the sake of the people, their security and stability.
Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the Phalange party, saying that its plan to appeal Article 6 of the Ministerial Statement, which pertains to Hezbollah and its arms, to the Constitutional Council won’t change anything. “What would be changed if you contest the article concerning the arms of Hezbollah.”
The Secretary General said that “the Resistance is at its best despite the many dangerous challenges that it overcame since the 1982 invasion. Therefore, there is no need to create tension among the Lebanese.” He called for giving the national-unity cabinet “a chance to perform its duties,” asking those who “do not want to work for the people’s priorities” to resign from the cabinet.
“We are not afraid of anyone and do not need anyone. If they acknowledge [our party’s presence], then it is an honor for them,” His eminence said. “We are not weak, and we want what is best for both Christians and Muslims in Lebanon.”
Sayyed Nasrallah also called for reaching a one-year “truce” among the Lebanese “to restore calm internally.”