Hezbollah's Extended Hands! So Would Saudi Arabia Talk To Hasan Nasrallah?
08 August 2016
By Dr. Khaled M.
AFTER Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah's speech last Friday, I
was invited to discuss it on a Lebanese satellite TV, Almayadeen. The
interview went like this:
Host: So would Saudi Arabia talk to Hasan Nasrallah? He is calling for
negotiations regarding all disputed issues, including Yemen, Bahrain, Syria,
Iraq and Palestine.
Me: He forgot his own country! After all, he represents a Lebanese political
party. If he has any right to talk on behalf of any nation, it should be
Lebanon — after getting a government permission, of course!
But what you know! The man wants Saudi Arabia to negotiate with ''him'' about
its relations with other Arab countries and regarding Arab world affairs!
This is the man who proudly admitted to being an agent of a foreign country,
Iran, and pronounced in a televised speech that his project is to make Lebanon
a province of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is also the one who proudly
bragged that he was a slave of ''Alwali Alfaqeeh'' (the Ruling Religious
Scholar) in Tehran. This is the man who fought on behalf of the Farsi nation
in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. He is the boss of a criminal organization that
manufactures and trades in drugs, orchestrates and participates in government
coups, political assassinations, hostage grabbing, airliner hijacking, money
laundering, terrorist training and operations — the works! The man who
participated in the killing, injuring and displacing of millions of Syrians
I say to him that Saudi Arabia only talks to masters not to slaves. The
Kingdom ceased negotiations with his masters in Tehran, why in the world would
it consider talking to him, instead?
Host: But he talks about extending hands for negotiations!
Me: We saw those hands in action. A videotape aired recently showed a
Hezbollah trainer, in a Yemeni militia camp, instructing suicide bombers for
operations in Riyadh.
In Bahrain, they have been training locals and supplying them with explosives
to topple the government.
Kuwait has been the one country Iran approaches to help improve relations with
Saudi and other GCC countries. Its emir visited Iran in 2014 and praised
Ayatollah Ali Khamaeni, calling him a wise leader we could all learn from.
Still, days after the last good will visit of Iran's foreign minister, last
year, Kuwaitis uncovered four Hezbollah terrorist cells with tons of weapons
and explosives. The Revolutionary Guards was involved under the direct
supervision of … guess who? ''The wise leader'' himself!
In the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, many Hezbollah cells were found.
If those were the extended hands of Nasrallah — they are the hands worth
cutting not accepting.
Host: Nasrallah criticizes what he argued were Saudi attempts to normalize
relations with Israel. What do you say to that?
Me: First, Iran and its slaves are the last to criticize contacts with Israel.
Iranians have been dealing with the Zionist since IranContra scandal in the
eighties. During the Reagan presidency, senior US administration officials
secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an
arms embargo. The scandal began as an operation to free the seven American
hostages being held in Lebanon by Hezbollah. It was planned that Israel would
ship weapons to Iran, and then the United States would resupply Israel and
receive the Israeli payment. The Iranian recipients promised to do everything
in their power to achieve the release of the US hostages.
If Iran was, as it claims, the sworn enemy of Israel, then it is missing every
chance to prove it! For years, now, they have a strong military presence in
Syria. Israel has attacked Syrian, Hezbollah and Iranian posts, repeatedly. In
response, all Iran could do is to strongly denounce these attacks, promising
responses that never materialized.
Second, Saudi Arabia has never normalized relations with Israel. It has made
it a condition that only after the Zionist regime accepts the Arab Peace
Initiative presented by the Arab Summit in Beirut 2002 would normal relations
be possible. An individual visit to Jerusalem, or his contacts with Israelis,
are not officially condoned.
Host: What is your response to Nasrallah's accusation that Whabbism is the
doctrine terrorists are following, therefore, Saudi Arabia is to be held
Me: Iran and its slaves have been using this argument against Saudi Arabia for
ages. The fact is many of those terrorists are Salafi while others are not.
The terrorist who invited Sunni Muslims to a restaurant in Munich then killed
them in cold blood is a Shiite Iranian, with an Iranian passport. He came from
a culture that believes the Farsi race relates to the Ari, and therefore
superior to Arabs and others. Still, Iran was not held responsible, so why
would Saudi Arabia be accountable to every crime a Salafi commits? Let's
instead look for links and sponsors, and so far all roads are leading to
Tehran and Beirut!
— Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi is a Saudi writer based in Jeddah. He can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him at Twitter:@kbatarfi