Administration wants to subjugate the Entire Islamic and Arabic region
The Nation should set out a comprehensive confrontation plan instead
of waiting for the new American target.
Asked in his weekly seminar about the
goals and dimensions of the American accusations to its allies in the
region, especially Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the Religious Authority
Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
It has become evident for all
concerned that the US administration wants to dominate the entire Arab
region and turn it into a satellite that does not object, or even
express different views, especially in what concerns Palestine and
This is perhaps what
explains the latest American stances towards Egypt (threatening to
freeze the aid) and the recent consecutive messages to Saudi Arabia,
the last of which the compensations it was asked to pay to the victims
of the 11th of September explosions, claiming that Saudi
Arabia is responsible for all what its citizens do.
Thus, America has
begun to tell all the countries of the region that they have to abide
by the dictates of its policies in the Middle East. Therefore, the latest American threats could only be seen in the
framework of the pressures that aim at making several regimes,
including those that have been loyal to the US for decades, lose face.
We believe that the
US is trying to make several Arab regimes understand that they no
longer can have a say, even as a marginal advisory one, in the
decisions it takes regarding the Middle East, for Washington is
suggesting that the stick is the only remaining policy and that all
parties have to agree without any objection.
Arab countries, especially those that were targeted by the last
American campaign, have got to adopt a new policy based on protecting
themselves and relying on their peoples.
They have to be
honest and frank with their peoples, if they wish to resist the
American pressures, especially that America, which feels after the
Afghani war that nothing can stop her, has started to suggest that it
is going to overthrow many a regime in the region.
As we believe that
the spheres of opposition and confrontation in the region have not
been completely irradiated, and that there are still certain states,
especially Syria and Iran, that can act as an axis for the counter
movement, we feel that the situation calls for an urgent political
movement on all levels, especially the popular one, for it is no
longer a matter of regimes; it targets the entire nation and its
Instead of waiting to
find out where America is going to strike next, we have to prepare a
comprehensive plan of confrontation.