The American threats
and the Israeli actions
Fadlullah: The pressures are escalating, but there
is a ceiling that even America con not penetrate .
Asked in his weekly seminar the
following question: As the coordination between America and Israel
increases, it is noticed that the Israeli aggressions against
Lebanon are mounting, while Iran and Syria too are under
escalating American pressure. What does America want to achieve
strategically in the region?
The Religious Authority
Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
One cannot underestimate the
dangerousness of the American threats on various parts of the
Arab-Islamic world, especially Syria and Iran, nor can one ignore
the USA continuous usage of the term “terrorism” to tame and
control several regimes and forces in the region.
One cannot but see the American threats to Saudi Arabia as falling
in this context, for Iraq was merely a point of departure for the
new American project that is sponsored by several Jewish American
figures, as well as many strategic centers that view the American
interests from an Israeli perspective.
America is focusing in this
stage on making Syria And Iran capitulate; in an effort to let
Israel have the only say in the region. That is why we noticed an
escalation in the threatening language to Syria that included the
threat of the Secretary of State to isolate it if it does not
respond favorably to the American demands by the end of
September… presuming that carrying on at this pace will not give
Syria a chance to catch its breath and pursue its own polices.
Due to its Israeli perspective,
the American Administration is trying to eliminate any element of
strength the nation possesses… and the American threats to Iran
concerning the nuclear issue are a case in point.
They are the result of the
Israeli view that holds that Iran will possess one day, even of it
is in the far future, elements of force that might alter the
strategic balance in the region. Moreover, even if the Iranian
potentials and resources were utilized in peaceful development,
they will constitute a threat from the viewpoint of America and
Israel, especially that the country that seeks to develop is an
Islamic one. This was what America did with Pakistan. It punished
it and gave India a free hand to develop its nuclear arsenal.
It is America that is encouraging
Israel in all its wars of aggression and threats to Syria and
Iran… It also encourages Sharon to escalate his aggression
against Lebanon for it has found that the countries in the region
were able to relieve themselves from the pressures that were made
in the aftermath of September 11. Yet there is a limit no
aggression could surpass, since a certain balance of terror still
exists. Moreover, America does not want the temple to fall on its
head, if the military and security chaos mounts... Thus, there are
certain rules that govern the situation that even America cannot
break at will. The Arab -Islamic nation still has the capabilities
and the resources it can use to deter this enraged aggression on
the entire region.