Skip to comments.Hezbollah leader slams Israel in rare public speech
Posted on 08/02/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding on Friday to deliver his first major speech in years, addressing a rally in his southern Beirut stronghold in support of the Palestinian conflict against Israel.
"Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest," Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters in his half-hour speech.
The charismatic Shi'ite cleric has lived mainly in the shadows, fearing assassination, since Hezbollah fought an inconclusive month-long war with Israel in 2006...
Hezbollah emerged in the 1980s as the most prominent Lebanese faction fighting Israel's occupation of south Lebanon, but in recent months has lent its military support to President Bashar al-Assad's battle against Syrian rebels...
Security was heightened in the southern Beirut suburb where Nasrallah spoke, with gunmen stationed at intersections leading to the hall where he delivered his address. Buses were parked across the streets to prevent access to all but pedestrians...
Nasrallah was speaking on the occasion of Jerusalem Day, marked each year on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in accordance with a tradition established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late ruler of Iran...
"Some might think that the elimination of Israel is a Palestinian interest," Nasrallah said. "Yes, it is a Palestinian interest but not just that. It is in the interest of the entire Islamic world, it is in the interest of the entire Arab world and it is also in the national interest for every country in the region."
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Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during iftar, the breaking of fast meal, during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Beirut's southern suburbs July 24, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Sharif Karim
This was a target rich MOAB moment.
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For the worse.
In every way.
Kind of odd he would come out of hiding, give a speech and by coincidence, our embassies are shut down and a travel warning is issued- all in the same weekend.....hmmmm
I wonder if he ever said to his wife, “Make room for daddy”...
Wow this is huge news. Hezbollah zombies have NEVER slammed Israel before.
Hmmmm. Within recent weeks there have been several prison breaks across the ME - Abu Grahib, Libya, and I think in aghanistan. Looks like they’re up to no good. Shut down embassies? End of Ramadan? Zero’s birthday? I wonder who’s going to take the first swing. I’m not a tinfoil hat wearer..but I am taking notice. And here I was canning at least one day a week for the last month thinking I’ll have homemade Christmas presents ready...
Some people are just evil.
They do nothing in their lives except cause trouble, threaten, or kill other people.
His 72 virgins are gonna all be Helen Thomas clones
“Kind of odd he would come out of hiding, give a speech and by coincidence, our embassies are shut down and a travel warning is issued- all in the same weekend.....hmmmm”
during the last week of RAMADAN at that!
A Hezbollah leader who slams Israel. What a novel concept. S/off
He’d been hiding in an outhouse, and slipped back there after the speech. He likes it there, it reminds him of the mosque where he grew up.
I would say his favorite outhousr reminds him of his brain (such as it may be) His thoughts are in the sewer.
And he’s the turd in the punchbowl.