A dangerous escalation in the “North”
Sayyed Fadlullah: The
United States has participated in planning and coordinating all moves
and actions taken by Israel including preparing the ground for the
aggression on Syria and in providing the necessary
Asked in his weekly
seminar the following question :On the eve of
the thirtieth anniversary of the October war Israel chose to
escalate its aggressions and raided a refugee camp near the Syrian
capital. What in your view are the motives and prospects of this
The Religious Authority
Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
There is no doubt that the Zionist
enemy has deeply sunk in a big impasse, especially since it was
unable to end the Palestinian Intifada. The latter was able to
achieve additional victories as in the Haifa operation.
This prompted the enemy’s
leadership to think about a new aggression that goes beyond
Lebanon and occupied Palestine in a move to run forward and
suggest that the rules of the game have changed, especially after
the polls had shown that Sharon’s popularity has decreased and
the Jews have lost their trust in their government’s policies
that no longer could provide security for the Israelis.
Nevertheless, both the actions on
the ground and the political moves that accompanied them prove
that Israel is not the sole responsible. The United States has
participated in planning and coordinating all moves and actions.
It even took part in preparing the ground for the aggression on
Syria and in providing the necessary “justifications”… Our
study of the American Israeli war on the region concludes that
America fights on behalf on Israeli in Iraq while Israel fights on
behalf of America in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Thus, any war
conducted by any of the two parties is fully coordinated between
them just as in the times of peace.
In this stage, America wants to
intensify its pressures on the Arab world to force it to conform
to its policies and to acknowledge its defeat by Israel that
turned its war against the Palestinians a part of the American war
against the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims into an
integrated fully fletched war that strikes here and there.
It is no coincidence therefore that
the strike against Syria has coincided with the Syrian
We believe that the aggression
against Syria has been planned quite in advance by both America
and Israel. But Israel was waiting for the politically right
moment to make it look as a retaliation that serves its own
interests as well as that of the US. For America has begun to
intimidate the entire region, as evident from its latest
declarations that Iran represents a threat to the region.
Moreover, it is clear that America that plays the role of the
world’s cop wants Israel to a act as the cop of the region.
Consequently, America and Israel represent the danger that
threatens the entire world and not only the Middle East.
Faced by such developments we
wonder about the Islamic stand and the general Arab position from
this violation of the Arab and Islamic security. We ask ourselves:
What happened to the joint Arab defense, and the Arab League which
found it enough to convene at the level of representatives. If
Israel is conducting offensive that leaves no means or weapons it
does not resort to why don’t the Arabs choose to stop using the
simplest weapons as the economic and political boycott. We should
free ourselves from this state of weakness and unbalance before
the enemy seizes what is left of our land, wealth and pride.