06 May 2012

Hassan Nasrallah: bury it, before it rots

The following article deserves to be copied in full. It is written by Ahmed Al-Jarallah, a Kuwaiti journalist, author, and the editor-in-chief of the Kuwaiti newspapers Arab Times and Al-Seyassah and owner of the weekly magazine Al-Hadaf.

Honor Nasrallah by ‘burying’ him

THE RECENT call made by Hassan Nasrallah for the Syrian regime and the opposition to lay down their arms simultaneously is a clear indication of fear in someone who sometimes projects himself as Lebanon’s political and religious judge. Some people equate this call to the ‘death’ of Nasrallah’s group and the weakening of his star. This might mean the ‘political death’ of Nasrallah; hence, the need to honor him by burying him.
Radical change indicators in the region can be seen through the headings of letters delivered by junior couriers like Nasrallah —the burrow dweller and television orator. His last speech clearly manifested a self-determination crisis, which exposed itself when Lebanon became the backyard garden where the Tehran and Syrian regimes dump their filth.

Now, all these are over since Nasrallah has announced his death and that of his political group. Since the Syrian regime has started enduring its slow death and its Tehran counterpart is in deep coma, it is imperative to honor Hezbollah by burying it, so its body does not decompose in the open and become a source of diseases or epidemics. This step is necessary after the consecutive exposure of various scandals, the latest of which was the public smuggling of all kinds of spoilt foodstuff and expired medicines, including narcotics, through the so-called ‘military anchorage’ at Beirut Port. Hezbollah has claimed a part of the port for their shipments to go through customs inspection ‘smoothly’.
Nasrallah’s problem worsened when he tried to control the backbone of Lebanon’s economy (the financial sector) to have alternative sources of income, such as money laundering, after Iran’s tap of clean money dried up, and the blockade of land routes to Syria due to the revolution, which has lifted the protection cover of the group.

Undoubtedly, Nasrallah understands that Tehran’s threats against the international community are not more serious than the agony of someone on his deathbed. These threats do not reflect the reality in the political, economical and military sectors in Iran, because it has been ‘quarantined’ by the international community. The local events in Iran suggest the regime has started trembling.
Nasrallah is now looking for someone to protect him from the series of crimes that he and his group committed in Lebanon, the region and the international arena. His recent efforts to flatter the Syrian opposition put him in a tighter corner. His flattery did not find attentive ears among the opposition, which means he will not be entertained in Damascus in the future; at least not the kind of entertainment he gets from the falling Syrian regime. He will not find this form of entertainment even in Lebanon where the current political events are no longer linked with Nasrallah, because the Lebanese are more politically aware now.

Nasrallah’s destiny has become clear. He will never defy his principle of dealing with mercenaries and traitors. Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have thrown money to a spy, and when the latter wanted to shake hands with him, he told the spy he is not honored to shake hands with traitors. Those behind Nasrallah will not succeed. They cannot help him and his group, considering they have been hiding in holes for years.
It is then our duty to honor the dead by burying it without inscribing anything on its grave, so it is completely forgotten. This will give the world respite from disturbing nightmares after taking a break from the Osama bin Laden nightmare.


Dick Stanley said...

"....burrow dweller and television orator." About covers it, okay.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

But what about drug smuggler?