- Political powers today in Lebanon are clustered into two opposing fronts. First is Al-Mostaqbal movement, lead by Saad Hariry, the son of the assassinated former prime minister Rafiq Hariry. The supporters of this movement plus the Lebanese formal army, being the Socialist Party of Lebanon and Qataib that is a Sonnet armed militate in a sense. Second front is lead by Hezbollah and its leader, and supported by Amal movement (both are Shiites organizations having their own militias too) as well as a secular patriotic movement gathering a variety of Lebanese streams in a highly diversified society.
- Power game is the eminent element in the Lebanese crisis. It is neither about the war in 2006, nor about Hariry assassination. It is a power seeking dispute between Hezbollah who perceive his victory to be more entitling for more power, and others, specifically Walid Junbalat and Saad Hariry who has always opposed. I see it more like a power game based on fractional loyalties more than a patriotic dispute for sake of Lebanon by any mean.
- Overseas parties are very there in the Lebanse dispute. USA and its regional representatives in the Gulf region, mainly Saudi Arabia (who had also held a fishy linkage with Rafiq Hariry) supports Junbalat and Hariry as they always did. Syria and Iran supports Hezbollah as theu have always did as well. Each for his very own sake, non for the sake of Lebanon.
Now, let us start with the major quotes in Nasrallah speech in May 2008. I will comment it here by its chronological sequence other than its importance or relevance;
- He welcomed the election of Soliman as a good step forward. Then he praised the strategies of the assassinated prime minister Rafiq Hariry, accommodating both development and resistance hand by hand.
- He answered who claims Hezbollah to be a clergy lead party. Stating this to be a pride for this party, and that the clergy mentality advises them to accommodate the Lebanese diversity. This I surely disagree too. Theocracy can never bear diversity. Being a clergy background man was always the annoying thing about Nasrallah to myself. Yet, I still respect the freedom fighter in him.
- He had stated a good point when he linked the armed resistance to its causative reasoning. Stating he will be ready to disarm his forces once Lebanon has the suitable power and regimen to protect the Lebanese land and interests. Then, claimed the talks about a new Israeli war to disarm Hezbollah is exaggerating the situation to pressure the nation. Which I believe to be true. No army in the world can disarm a militia. Very true.
- He called Iraqis to reject the legal framework required by the US to legalize its existence in Iraq. Calling it a major choice and calling for the continuation of armed resistance. Which I support.
That was it, but I am sure the dear Fantasia wanted me to comment on a specific thing that I did not catch. Maybe because I did not listen to the entire speech.