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Stands >2003 Stands >The Stand of Rajab 26  -1424H /September 23 2003A.D.

 

America continues to destroy Iraq, support the Israeli plot of eradicating the Palestinians and threaten Syria and Iran

Sayyed Fadlullah: Any attempt to put an end to the state of weakness and imbalance the nation is currently witnessing could not be undertaken unless we devise a comprehensive plan for internal change in the face of the change being imposed from the outside, which aims at destroying whatever sources of strength we have left

Asked in his weekly seminar the following question : At a time the American Administration is talking about an “historical opportunity for change in the Middle East” American pressures on Syria continue, and the state of security worsens in Iraq as the Americans continue their aggressions on the social and political security of the Iraqis… Meanwhile Israel continues its brutal aggression on the Palestinians. What kind of change in the region does America promise?

The Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:

It is quite astonishing and ionic, especially in this stage, that the American Administration, which was the major cause of the chaos in Iraq and whose aggressions encourage Sharon to escalate his barbaric policies of atrocities and massacres against the Palestinians… It is ironic and even cynical that this administration is trying to present itself as the savior that will relief the region from the mounting security chaos and political turmoil…It even claims that Bush is the first American president who is working on establishing a Palestinian state, as if this state is an American gift. Nevertheless, the Palestinians had a state under the British mandate, although it was not an independent one.

The Americans say that we accuse them of not being serious about the “Road Map”. But this is not an accusation; it is a fact. Whoever wants to work on a project especially if it is as big as building a state in Palestine has to adopt a certain balance between all parties. Yet, what is taking place in Palestine proves that the American Administration is more Israeli than the Israelis. It pronounces the Intifada organization and the martyr operations as terrorism, while it does not condemn the Israeli organized eradication of the Palestinians, including the assassinations, the closure the mass detention, demolishing houses… the separating fence ...etc.

Moreover, America is not serious in implementing the Road Map. It only wants it to provide a cover that allows the Israelis to say to the world that watches their atrocities that it is trying to work for a political solution while in actual fact it continues its policy of eradication.

As for Syria, America talks with Syria as if it is a dictator talking to its subjects; it only gives orders, imposing its will and refusing any discussions or dialogue. What is the meaning then of all the talk about freedom and democracy that America claims it wants to see in this region, if this is the way it talks with an independent state like Syria whose role and significance are quite acknowledged by all the parties in the region?

Furthermore, what applies to Syria applies to Iran as well, for it also has a significant and an independent role that is widely acknowledged. Yet America continues to threaten Iran accusing it of being a terrorist or a rogue state, or any other term that the successive administrations have used to promote their political projects at the expense of the region’s states and nations.

America is, in the end, the one responsible for the state of instability in the region. It is responsible for everything that is going on in Palestine. It is also responsible for starving the Iraqi people and for undermining its economy.

It is also trying to make Iraq as a whole an item for sale to the American and other companies.

Iraq is part of the nation, and, as such, nobody has the right to sell it. It belongs to its people and to its nation. We have to voice our opposition to those who trying to sell the Iraqi economy claiming that they are encouraging foreign investment...

Finally, any attempt to put an end to the state of weakness and imbalance the nation is currently witnessing could not be undertaken unless we devise a comprehensive plan for internal change in the face of the change being imposed from the outside, which aims at destroying whatever sources of strength we have left.