Wednesday, 14 November 2012


By Daniel Mabsout

Important decisive things have their own secret and so the successful Resistance against Israel has its own secret . Its secret lies in the restoration of the order of things, in its connection to the Real order of things -after a great havoc has plagued the Arab/Israeli conflict and caused the loss of Arab and Palestini...
an rights . What is this victorious Resistance against whom the whole world has rallied , and what is its place in the Order of things , and how is this Resistance and its two victories- over the Western allied powers - making the actual history of the world conflict? The truth is that all the turmoil that our region has been witnessing lately, starting from the Arab Springs to the assault on Syria, has for goal the undermining of the victorious Resistance that triumphed over the western establishment by defeating its offspring Israel; a defeat that the western establishment suffered as a whole and is not close to forget.

This defeat- even restricted- cannot be accepted by the western establishment, because it might be the prelude to other more important defeats and, like Ben Gourion said , Israel shall be defeated after it loses the first war, when its weakness and vulnerability will be revealed to all –who will come to know of another Order of things.. Well, this prediction has started materializing to the point that the western establishment is rethinking the project of Israel and reevaluating it and reaching conclusions that are not in favor of the usurping state . Even Kissinger who exerted so much effort for the subsistence of Israel by sowing local conflict everywhere in the Arab world, is saying that, in a decade or so , there will be no Israel and this is not a speculation on his behalf but a realistic statement .

To reach this point -no doubt- means that Israel has become a burden to the west. It has lost its glamour and glory, its strength and its invincibility . The west can no more afford –it seems- such a costly ally who -not only has not been able to expand lately- but has been also shamefully defeated despite his military supremacy, and has been exposed and targeted from all sides. What is the benefit of Israel -the western establishment is asking - and what credit does it give or add to the western luster ? Due to this, great insecurity has taken hold of the Israeli society expressed in the position of many Israeli academicians and intellectuals who are seeking helplessly an answer to the question : in what form and according to which formula and under which label is Israel to continue to exist? No definite answer has been given to this question yet and no answer is closely expected .

This is but to show us that the men of the Lebanese Resistance not only have defeated the 5th army in strength world wide and caused Israel to withdraw twice from Lebanon, but have rocked the very existence of the usurping state; a rogue state whose survival was made possible thanks to the collaboration of affiliated Arab ruling systems and to its capacity to claim strength and invincibility helped and sustained by the world order.. .

Who is this Resistance that shook the world order of things , and who are its men who fulfilled the Arab dream that remained unfulfilled for at least sixty years , and what made these victories possible - after decades of defeats? So many times we- Arabs- have been defeated to the point that the word Arab has become synonym to defeat, as the word Israel has become synonym to power . From one defeat to another we were taken by our failing systems and our dubious affiliated rulers and politicians and by an inadequate- so called- Palestinian Resistance that caused the Palestinian rights to be wasted . No need to mention that partition of the Arab world and acculturation had prepared the ground for this state of surrender and apathy .

Never was Israel met –throughout history – or confronted by any Real resistance , it was met by pseudo resistances that never became real, and by armies that lacked the proper organization and proper initiation into the nature of the enemy and the reality of the conflict. Armies and resistances used to flee in front of the Israeli army and the Arabs dealt with this reality as a bitter irreversible fact . Whenever there was Resistance, as it happened , it was either a matter of isolated acts and limited operations that had no continuity , or a matter of personal initiative on behalf of individuals or groups of people who will not accept surrender or defeat .

Some of these instantaneous and short-lived resistances were successful but they were not capable of forming a permanent ground or a platform for a real Resisting movement.

The real Resistance started with the men of Allah , with Hizbullah, , when the Israelis fleeing Beirut in 1982, chased by the instantaneous armed resistance, settled in the south with their tanks and established there their headquarters. There -in the south -they were going to meet another kind of Resistance which -after 18 years of struggle- will drive them totally out of Lebanon after suffering unimaginable losses and defeats.

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Of course the Lebanese freedom fighters of the Lebanese Resistance -whose towns and villages were occupied -had very little to build on or start from . The Palestinian resistance did not have much to offer -as a model- because simply there hasn’t been- in Lebanon- such a thing called an armed Palestinian resistance even if the camps were filled with armed factions who had taken refuge in Lebanon after their eviction from Jordan in 1970. But these factions –mainly the Fateh movement –which was the largest and most prominent- got immersed in Lebanese local politics instead of fighting for Palestine , the same way the HAMAS is being immersed now in the Syrian conflict, sending Palestinians to fight the Syrian army, getting involved in global sectarian wars- according to foreign agendas- instead of fighting for its own cause .

The Lebanese freedom fighters of Hizbullah are the local people of the southern Lebanese villages and towns and other Lebanese villages and towns who- before embarking on this difficult endeavor of liberating their occupied towns and villages - had to overcome years of conditioning and normalizing with the defeat. They had to shed off the heavy heritage of shameless surrender . They did this by going back to the ordinances of their religion – that is Islam and which all religions share – according to which- they should defend themselves and their country against the intruder and violator by whatever means, in a legitimate act of self defense to which they are entitled . This simple reasoning worked out miracles supported –as it were - by the successful model of the Iranian Revolution who had restored the order of things and restored to the Palestinian and Arab cause its reality and priority and historical dimension , discarding whatever was taking place at the Palestinian and Arab front in terms of negotiations and normalizations.

The stand against normalization taken by Lebanese Resistance leader- sheikh Ragheb Harb- in his famous phrase that says :”Greeting is recognition and non recognition is a weapon” materialized this position of non subjugation . The natural order of things was thus restored and Israel was again the enemy against whom one is to defend oneself . Realizing this, the freedom fighters of the Lebanese Resistance took their destiny in their own hands and decided to provide for themselves and cater to their own cause .

Thus started the Resistance as a pure resolve in the hearts of pure men , of devoted people, religiously committed , with great faith in God and His creation , people who believed in their capacities , who were not swayed by anything , determined to achieve their righteous goal at what ever cost -or price- despite the innumerable difficulties and hardships and despite the huge sacrifices .. Imagine a number of people taking such resolves and sticking to it , what will be the outcome in your opinion?

To say the least , the whole southern environment embraced the cause of the Resistance ; the men , the women the children , all got involved , all helped . This was the Resistance of the people for the people, and nature helped for sure and embraced the Resistance fighters providing for them the shelter they needed, opening for them the forests and the caves , showing them the way , taking them to their destination and carrying them to their destiny .The greatest help came from Iran though who- upon seeing the genuine commitment of the leaders to their cause- not only offered guidance and insight and proper understanding into the nature of the struggle- but offered material help- logistic and other- and supplied the fighters with the weapons they needed.

The freedom fighters of Hizbullah did not strike randomly or just for the show . The plans were studied carefully , the roles distributed , the missions and their goals defined , the enemy infiltrated by agents , his motives , behavior and desires closely observed , his mode of action and response carefully studied , his moves accurately recorded and his officers many times recruited to serve the Resistance . Thus the enemy put- by keen intelligence - under active supervision and tight surveillance became accessible and even easily targeted . The freedom fighters mastered the art of Guerilla war to perfection , every effort was exerted so that the action reaps success and the Resistance victory , no sacrifice or offering was spared . Nothing proved to be too costly for the sake of this Resistance , lives were offered willingly and spontaneously, egos were vanquished and the noble cause ruled over the hearts of the freedom fighters.

Martyrs were the ones who paved and showed the way ; among them spotless leaders like Martyr: Sayyed Abbas al Moussawi and Martyr hero: ‘Imad Mughniyye - the author of the two victories over Israel - and also came out the belovers of martyrdom -for whom death for the cause was life itself- among them the first Martyr of the cause : Ahmad Qasir whose attempt at the military head quarters in 1982 caused the Israelis to withdraw further south after suffering the heaviest losses ever suffered since the establishment of the usurping state. Truly this was the story of David who defeated Goliath and his army with one stone with the help of Providence no doubt.

From this holy endeavor came out victory and liberation and freedom and security and success and happiness and every good thing . Is wrong who thinks that this was restricted to a sect or to a religion, or that this is the property of someone at the exclusion of others . It is true that this started from a sect which is the Shi’a sect and a religion which is Islam , this was rather inspired by true religion that is common to all religions and was never limited or restricted to a sect. The greatest inspiration came from the saga of Imam al Hussein , the event of Karbala’ when the grand son of the Prophet of Islam- and in order to defend the sanctity of the religion – confronted- along with his family and clan and few faithful companions- the whole establishment that has gathered against him.

The freedom fighters never promoted themselves as a sect but promoted themselves as a Resistance movement and offered their victory to all Lebanese, to all Arabs and Muslims, and to all oppressed people around the world, and this is the secret of their success and the secret of their victory that they address all and include all .

You understand now why this Resistance who achieved sovereignty to the Lebanese people and who offers a model to all oppressed people is targeted .You understand now that the Resistance proved that justice could be implemented, and rights restored, and freedom retrieved, and liberation achieved, and that all this is within reach, using modest means, provided there is true commitment and faith and a will to sacrifice for something higher , for one’s dignity and integrity, for the human mind to remain safe and sane , for predators and usurpers to remain under check and their evil endeavors under control.

You understand now why this Resistance is targeted. In the sectarian war it is targeted, in the war on Syria it is targeted, in the campaign against Iran it is targeted. It is so because it is the sure means for the victory of the peoples over the usurpers and the occupiers.

Long live the armed Resistance!

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