disregard of international law and the freedom of religion
Fadlullah: The world is living, albeit in different levels,
under the pressure of the American empire that seeks to promote its
own interests and impose its own laws. It pays no attention to
international law and sees to ensure its domination over the entire
in his weekly seminar the following question: Analysts
are talking about the state of security and economic turmoil in
the entire world as a result of the struggle between the
"force of law" and the "law of force" that
is demonstrated by the American and Israeli mentality…
How do you
view this struggle and how do you see the image of the world in
the future in the light of this struggle?
Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
is living, albeit in different levels, under the pressure of the
American empire that seeks to promote its own interests and
impose its own laws. It pays no attention to international law
and seeks to ensure its domination over the entire world.
accomplish its hegemony, the US administration has chosen two
means. The first is to resort to international law whenever it
suits its interests, as in the Afghani war.
But if it
does not, it will try to manipulate this law or find some
loopholes in it, as in the war on Iraq which the UN Secretary
General has declared lately that it was not illegal from the
point of view of international law.
declaration, although very significant did not provoke
extraordinary political reactions whether inside the US or
outside it, the fact that it is a crime that should be tried by
international tribunals since it led to the killing of thousands
of innocent civilians notwithstanding.
the only super power that is invading the whole world starting
by the Arab and Islamic world, which it has invaded directly by
its troops while it is trying to impose its hegemony over the
rest of the world.
we agree with what the official in the Vatican said when he
described what is going on as World War Four that is led by the
Americans. He added that the pervious wars used to be waged in
certain parts of the world while this war has the entire world
as its arena.
despite its entire devastating military machine, the US was not
able to achieve any victory whether in Afghanistan or in Iraq,
but rather it was stuck in their quicksand. President Bush
himself admitted that he did not except to face such big
obstacles; proving that his administration does not have a
future view for change.
All it can
do is using this machine to cause as much destruction as
possible and kill thousands of civilians in a way that is
unmatched in history except by Israel, whose brutal atrocities
are in fact encouraged if not demanded by the US
has supported Israel to act as a regional power in the region
and an American extra arm. It supported the Israeli occupation
of Palestine and some of the territories in other neighboring
countries, and used it as military and nuclear club in the face
of regional states. Thus Israel invaded at times and bombed at
others, like its bombing of the nuclear reactor in Baghdad.
resorted to threatening as in the case of threatening Iran due
to the latter’s nuclear, but peaceful, program.
Palestine in particular, Israel ignored the most basic rules of
international law, killing civilians, demolishing houses,
founding new settlements and building the racial separating
was approved by America, although it might sometimes claim that
it is against certain practices, to the extent that it threatens
to veto any resolution the Security Council might take against
Israel, as in the case of the racist wall that the International
Court ruled against.
therefore, is the world's first rogue state and the first
creator of anarchy in the world. It is the one that helped
Israel to become a nuclear superpower. And it continues to
defend Israel's arrogance and crimes, as well as its possession
of weapons of mass destruction, while at the same time promising
not to let Iran possess nuclear technology although the Islamic
Republic has declared that it considers nuclear bombs unlawful
and that its use of nuclear power is solely for peaceful
purposes. It has been pressurizing the EU states to ignore
international law, although Iran has signed the additional
protocol of the International Atomic Agency; an act that proves
yet again that it wants to use International law as a tool that
fosters its interests.
We call on
all the nations and states of the world to confront this
American arrogance that made the entire world live in a state of
confusion and concern as a result of this deliberate disregard
of international law and the following absence of legal and
would like the European states whom we heard some of its
ambassadors whisper that it is the American pressures that
forced them to take such a stance against Iran, the Arab and
Muslim states, to show their concern towards protecting the
moral and humanistic rules that are being violated daily by
America and Israel, or at least move to ask for the
implementation of UN resolutions instead of adopting new
resolutions asking Syria to withdraw from Lebanon while they are
not making any effort to implement the UN resolutions that call
for Israeli withdrawal from the occupied lands.
needs a degree of boldness in its stances, lest even the
countries that do not consider themselves as developing or part
of the Third World will be threatened, and become oppressed or
at least forced to remain silent.