The mounting American
pressure on the region
Fadlullah: The nation is still alive and well , but it lacks the
Asked in his weekly seminar the
following question: What is the best way to minimize the losses as
the internal and external pressures in the region mount…
The Religious Authority
Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
It is ironic and cynical that as the
Arabian order collapses, an order that was not able to protect its
peoples or the general Arab and Muslim causes… As this order
collapses we find that the Arab regimes agree on one point only:
giving the American master all he asks for in return of a promise that
these regimes will not be overthrown…
What happened in Iraq should have
acted as a shock that ought to have led the regimes to turn to their
peoples. Instead, they threw themselves into the American lap, to the
extent that some of them have been trying to explore beforehand what
the Americans want and act accordingly.
Therefore, the fragmentation and
disintegration we are seeing in the Arab and Islamic region is, to a
large extent, caused by the attempt of the ruling class to adopt to
its new realities, at a time the Zionist enemy and the American
arrogance is waiting for a chance, to extend the Iraqi model to the
rest of the Arab states under the pretence of looking for a new
compromise that includes a democratic rule in the region.
Despite the allegation that they are
implementing the Road Map, we are afraid that what is happening in
Palestine is a new phase in the American -Israeli game that aims at
rescuing the occupier from the security impasse by talking about
solutions while giving Israel sufficient time to build the security
wall. The plan aims at restoring Israel’s security and revitalizing
its economy at the expense of the Palestinian security and economy.
The American Administration which
coordinates all these steps with Israel and continues to lie and make
fun of the world by talking about preparing for new solutions, is
playing the same dubious game in Palestine and Iraq... As it paves the
way for new power centers and new facts to emerge and become
established, it exerts pressure on several Arab and International
states to besiege them and prevent them from taking any action that
might deter the occupier in both countries.
Thus, we have to strive, even if at
the level of building the foundations, to create a unitary project
that is sensitive to the dangers and threats that face the nation and
that tries to find the way out of this impasse.
The nation is still alive and well,
but it lacks the dynamism that unites the opposition movements here
and there in the service of the grand project of the nation and not
any private and marginal interests.