Let us surpass the internal differences and rifts by
setting out a new mechanism for political and economic confrontation
Asked in his weekly seminar about how he views the
impact of the coming stage on Lebanon and the region the Religious
Authority H.E. Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah answered:
The general picture in the region shows that the
international players have been drawn in to the impasse together with
the regional players. Even the Untied States, that provided cover and
support to the enemy in its war against the Palestinian people, seems
unable to go further ahead with the regional settlement. In this
respect the talk about the suggested international conference is a
kind of deceit or a way to run forward by some general theories that
are not accompanied by any mechanism to carry them out.
Thus all parties have entered the impasse that was
intended for the Palestinians by means of various pressures and
ready-made classifications of terrorism.
Although the American Administration is trying to
suggest that is has subjected the whole world and forced it to take
part in confronting the so-called terror, it is evident that there are
still certain international as well as regional differences that will
reveal itself every now and then. The assertion that there is a
decisive consensus on every political detail in the region is
certainly not true.
Therefore, all the confrontation forces in the
region, states, liberation movements and trends of change should not
be intimidated by this political and informational campaign that aims
at convincing all concerned that the Americans have established full
control and have already contained the Arab and Muslim support of the
Palestinian rebellion on Israeli aggression and terror.
As for Lebanon, we are beginning to see new
diverging and different views between the Americans and the Europeans
regarding the political and security situation in South Lebanon as
well as the economic crisis. In this respect, we would like to draw
the attention of the Lebanese that they still have many cards to play.
This does not mean that the dangers the Lebanese face are not grave,
but it means that they should try to find new ways and mechanisms that
could establish a new state of economic and political balance, that
would be added to the balance of terror that the Resistance
accomplished in the South.
But the problem lies in the Lebanese internal
political, economic and electoral performance that suggests to others
that Lebanon has yielded and that it no longer wishes to confront.
Thus, there is an urgent need to hurry up and set out new rules to
surpass the internal rifts that have begun to seriously threaten the
political and economic stability in the country. We ought to utilize
every available resource before the temple falls on the heads of all