Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech in which he threatened the apartheid “Israeli” entity that any aggression against any Resistance fighter will make Hizbullah respond outside Shebaa farms.
Addressing a large crowd of people at the ceremony held in honor of the Resistance Leader Great Martyr Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine, Sayyed Nasrallah condoled the family of the Martyr, his honorable mother, wife, children and siblings.
In parallel, His Eminence thanked all people who showed their solidarity with the Resistance over Sayyed Mustafa’s martyrdom.
Talking about the martyr’s personality, Sayyed Nasrallah mentioned: “During the lives of martyrs, we use their codenames. But after their martyrdom, we use their real names. So let me introduce you to Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine, this great Jihadi commander.”
“Sayyed Mustafa was one of the first members of this Resistance, from its beginning hours. He was at the forefront of confronting the “Israeli” enemy with a group of mujahideen who formed the first brigades of the Islamic Resistance,” he mentioned.
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted that “the martyr fought during the battle of Khalde and fought with the Palestinian Resistance. He was also wounded during his Jihadi activities, and this injury affected his legs and the way he walked until his martyrdom. In fact, he was one of the first Islamic Resistance mujahideen ever wounded. His injuries traced all his life until martyrdom.”
“Sayyed Mustafa took in 1995 the leadership of the Resistance military’s Central Command until mid-1996. He worked on the development of the Resistance’s military.”
According to His Eminence, “one of the major points in martyr Bareddine’s leadership is the one that related to the “Israeli” aggression, “the Grapes of Wrath”, and the massacre of Qana in 1996.”
“The resistance remained steadfast and it succeeded in failing the “Israeli” targets. The war ended with the so-called April Understanding, which laid the foundations of a new stage in the Resistance work,” he added.
In addition, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that Sayyed Badreddine played a key role alongside Haj Imad Mughniyeh in the Ansariya ambush and in the 2006 war against “Israel” before assuming several responsibilities.
“One of the achievements that have occurred during his leadership is developing the media war and psychological war. After that, he continued his work in Hizbullah. Our martyr confronted the terrorist networks in Lebanon and contributed to their dismantling.” he said.
Moving on to discuss the Martyr’s role in Syria, he stressed that “when Hizbullah decided to enter Syria, our martyr was tasked with overseeing Hizbullah’s security and military units in the Syrian territories.”
“Sayyed Mustafa was also the commander of our operations in Syria and worked side by side with the Syrian Arab Army and the popular forces in defeating the takfiri groups,” he explained.
The Resistance Leader went on to say: “Sayyed Mustafa was in fact a main pillar of preventing Syria from falling into Takfiri hands and the hands of their American-Zionist masters.”
“At the beginning, he ran our Syria operations from Beirut and told me he wanted to go to the battlefield and be with his brothers on the ground. I told him no, as I wanted to preserve his life, because this fight was very dangerous. But I could not keep him from what he loved to do; he loved the Resistance, he loved the confrontation with the enemy and he loved martyrdom.”
On this level, Sayyed Nasrallah unveiled that “martyr Baddredine insisted on going personally to Syria. When he strongly insisted on going into Syria, I told him that he is different than the other jihadi leaders and that if he gets martyred in Syria, major controversy would arise from that due to the fact that foreign media has turned him into a controversial figure.”
“The battle for Syria is the most important battle he told me, and he was martyred as he lived, upholding the dignity of the Islamic Resistance and fighting for the freedom of our people.”
Asserting the importance of Syria battle and the value of blood in it, he affirmed that “The martyrs of the Resistance are the martyrs of the Resistance, whether they’re martyred in South Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq or Syria or any other place. They’re all our martyrs. Because the enemy is the same and the battle is one.”
On this level, he confirmed: “The status of the martyrs is related to those who die in the name of God, confronting occupation and aggression. They died defending the oppressed, the homelands, the sanctities, their religion and our cause.”
“Our Resistance had the honor of contributing to the achievements of the Syrian army and all the allies, topped by preventing the fall of Syria into the hands of the Takfiris and their American masters and the spies in the region.”
He further asserted that “the Resistance fighters are confronting American-“Israeli” hegemony. Whether they’re killed directly by “Israel” and America or their Takfiri proxies.” On the comments and fabrications that emerged after Sayyed Mustafa’s martyrdom, Sayyed Nasrallah viewed that the vindictive “Israeli” enemy was fair with us.
However, the so-called Arabs from American- “Israeli” agents claimed that Hizbullah didn’t accuse “Israel” because it is afraid of “Israel” and unable to face the repercussions of the response.
“Unfortunately, our malicious “Israeli” enemy was fair towards us but some Arabs were the ones who circulated rumors when they said that Hizbullah did not accuse “Israel” of killing Mustafa out of cowardice because that would have obliged it to retaliate.”
Slamming some Arabs, who are the biggest liars and hypocrites, and did not believe anything we said, he viewed that the “Israeli” enemy acknowledged the Resistance’s honesty
“History shows we don’t back down in the face of the Zionist enemy. We are not afraid and never were. Today, on the occasion of Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine, I tell you once more O’ Zionists – If you kill any of our mujahideen, not just our commanders, I tell you “Israel” and all the traitorous, collaborationist, godless Arabs, we will hit you back and respond to you even beyond the Shebaa Farms!”
Sayyed Nasrallah further recalled the fact that Hizbullah always responds to any “Israeli” attack: “I want to repeat the same stance within the framework I’ve spoken of previously. When we have evidence, we accuse the Zionist enemy. Whether it’s circumstantial like the martyrdom of Hajj Imad Mughniyeh or directly like the Quneitra martyrs. And we have this evidence, we retaliate.”
“Our history is a testament to us keeping our promises. When we pledge to respond, we always respond. We tell you very clear that we are always ready for war with “Israel”. After the response for the Quneitra Martyrs, we evacuated our military posts and our command centers where there were thousands of trainees still learning, because we felt we were on the brink of war. When Samir al-Quntar was martyred, despite all ‘Israeli’ threats that if we did something, they’d do something bigger, our men went deep into the Shebaa Farms and planted a huge bomb. We were prepared for the repercussions and are prepared no matter what.”
On this level, His Eminence highlighted that the Resistance’s investigations found no indications that lead to “Israel” in the probe into the Great Leader’s martyrdom.
However, he insisted that although we don’t acquit “Israel”, we are also not accusing it. Separately, he dismissed all media reports concerning the Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL]. “To us, the file of the STL does not exist and we’re not concerned with anything it may request,” he said.
In a message of assurance to the Resistance people and a threat to the enemy, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “The Islamic Resistance is not made up of one commander, five or ten. Our Resistance has a generation of commanders. If one is martyred in this holy struggle against “Israel” and its tools, another takes his place, for Hizbullah is a complete organization that cannot be broken with the martyrdom of a single personality, even it was as special as Sayyed Mustafa.”
“I say to you with all confidence, throughout our 34 years, we have witnessed worse circumstances than what we’re dealing with today. And with our loyalty, steadfastness and commitment to the ongoing march on our path of Resistance, we shall overcome this new phase as well. In this battle, we are advancing and achieving victories. The Americans, the Zionists and Al Saud said they’d gobble up Syria five years ago, but yet Syria still stands today! This is because of the sacrifices of our martyrs.”
He also reiterated that “Due to its direct failure and the failure of the “Israeli” army in the region, the US resorted to using the takfiri groups in the fight against the Resistance.” In this context, he denounced Al Saud’s actions in the region, particularly in Syria.
“According to all indications and even statements by US Vice President Biden, Saudi Arabia is intervening in Syria through sending arms and money. The Saudi remarks about freedoms, constitutions, elections, reforms and the multi-party system are the worst form of hypocrisy.”
Meanwhile, he wondered: “Saudi Arabia seeks a new constitution in Syria. Does they have one? They seek early Parliamentary and Presidential elections in Syria, do they ever have one?”
“War on Syria is not about freedom or democracy or elections or constitutions. This is about the Syrian government not kneeling. This is about Syria refusing to be a tool of American-Zionist hegemony. This is because Syria holds on to Resistance, refuses to betray Iran, defends Palestine, demands the return of the Golan Heights and maintains its sovereignty. This is because Syria is still a bastion of Arabism. Mark my words, if Bashar al-Assad was to say right now that he’d become a slave for the US-“Israel” scheme, the war against Syria would be over tomorrow.”
Back to the event, Sayyed Nasrallah stated that the martyrdom of any of the leaders has not pushed us to leave any battlefield and Badreddine’s blood will push us to a bigger presence in Syria. “Our decision about continuing this fight is a simple one. I say to all of you who propagandized we’d leave Syria because of Sayyed Mustafa’s martyrdom – The martyrdom of any of our commanders has never made us leave any battle. Quite to the contrary, their martyrdoms will only make us increase our presence in Syria. We will be in Syria in greater numbers and different forms until victory. This is how we honor our martyrs and bring defeat to the US-Zionist-Takfiri-Saudi scheme. We will continue the battle and we are confident that our efforts, blood and modest contributions, alongside all the other efforts, will lead to defeating the US-“Israeli”-takfiri-Saudi scheme. This project will fall; this project will be destroyed. I vow to you once more, Syria will never become the tool of our enemies, and they will never get control of our region.”
His Eminence concluded with a vow to continue the battle in Sayyed Mustafa’s honor: “The latest military achievements in Syria, namely the rapid advance through Eastern Ghouta, bear the fingerprints of Sayyed Mustafa. It was our great Jihadi Commander who worked towards making the areas of Damascus International Airport and the Sayyeda Zeinab Shrine safe, and this is exactly what our men and the Syrian Arab Army have accomplished in the past several days. It was this area where Sayyed Mustafa was martyred by the Zionists’ Takfiri tools. On this day, I say that Hizbullah’s vengeance for Sayyed Mustafa will be holding on to our role in Syria, defeating the Takfiri terrorist scourge and preserving the Resistance which Sayyed Mustafa was martyred for.”
Source: al-Ahed news