Fadlullah calls for rallying all Arab and Islamic resources to face
pressures and plots:
Palestinians are still able to inject the Nationís veins with the
spirit of giving.
in his weekly seminar about the future prospect amid the talk of an
eminent invasion to Iraq, the religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad
Hussein Fadlullah said:
We do not agree with those who believe that the nation has
grown weaker and that its ability to resist has become fragile. But
this does not mean that the stage we are going through is not one of
the most dangerous stages, and that the international balance of force
has not had its impact on the Nation and its causes. The Nation has
lost much of its strength, enabling the American- Israeli front to
prepare for a new offensive that threatens the Nation in many fields.
Nevertheless, we also
believe that the nation is still capable of changing the present stage
of pressure and siege into a better one, for the Nation still
possesses the resources and the forces that made her produce a
resistance that fought the occupier in Lebanon and forced it to
It also produced a
state of Jihad and popular resistance in Palestine that is almost
unique among the revolutions against occupation in history. This
Intifada was able to impose itself on the world and to bring back the
Palestinian cause to the forefront, in spite of the world war it
confronted and is still confronting.
Thus, while we
believe that there are many elements and circumstances that reflect a
state of weakness, tempting the enemies to continue their aggression
to plunder the Nationís wealth, we also believe that there are many
elements and forces of confrontation and resistance that could
undermine any project and rebel against any attempt of subjection.
In this respect, the
struggle of the Palestinians is but one of the samples that tell the
world everyday that the nation is not dead, and that its ability of
giving is bigger than all what it faces, even with all the
developments that followed the eleventh of SeptemberÖ
We are not saying
that there are not international arrogant, and particularly American
plots to embark on a new direct invasion against the Nation starting
by Iraq, but we believe that it is not as easy at it seems.
Because there are
many factors that might reshuffle the cards, and enable new states of
resistance to be born. Such fronts may not be noticed now by the
arrogant powers, because they are currently hidden, although
continuous oppression will bring life to them anew.
The Palestinians are
still able to inject the nationís veins with the spirit of giving.
But the active forces in the Nation should react with this people and
start to act politically and militantly, to circumvent any project or
It is not important
what plots they prepare, what is really important is the ability to
circumvent and undermine them, The Nation still has a lot of
potentials even though some might not be able to activate them.