Nasrallah Says Hizbullah Prevented ISIL from Reaching Beirut

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Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would have reached Beirut had his party not sent its fighters to Syria.

“Had we not interfered in Syria at the appropriate moment, ISIL would have been in Beirut now,” he told the leaders of al-Mahdi Scouts Association during a meeting on Sunday.

The Hizbullah secretary-general wondered why the party's critics have not condemned ISIL's advance on the Iraqi capital.

In the latest fighting, the militants took control of several neighborhoods of Tal Afar, a mainly Shiite Turkmen town between the rebel-held second city of Mosul and the Syrian border, officials and residents said.

The Iraqi government has insisted it is making progress in retaking territory from the militants, who currently hold most or parts of four provinces north of Baghdad.

The security forces will be joined by a flood of volunteers after a call to arms from top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Nasrallah lauded al-Sistani's call, saying it “aims at protecting Iraq and not just a single sect.”

The Hizbullah chief hinted that some regional and Gulf countries were involved in the fighting in Iraq.

“Who is benefiting from what's going on there?” he asked.

He also raised doubt about Washington's stance as it weighs possible drone strikes against the militants.

Nasrallah expressed relief over the improvement of the security situation in Lebanon. But warned that “this does not mean things have gone back to normal.”

“We should always take precautions,” he said.

He reiterated the need to elect a president who “does not stab the resistance in the back.”

Lebanon has been without a head of state since the expiry of Michel Suleiman's six-year term on May 25.

Parliament failed to elect a successor over differences between the March 8 and 14 alliances on a compromise candidate.

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H.K.

Comments 57
Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 08:19

But it's a fact ISIL is on the other side of Syria & in Iraq.

For them to reach Beirut they need to deal with fsa nusra jind asham & others including Syrian govt forces before reaching lebanese territory.

Thumb geha 17 June 2014, 15:06

Hizbushaitan and nasrallah are using scare tactics to justify their involvement in Syria.

Thumb cedre 17 June 2014, 22:20

and we all know u have evidence from almanar and sana...

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 17 June 2014, 22:51

FT - Reality is ISIL would have been finished in Syria if the regime and its allies rushed to save it the beginning of this year when the rebel moved to crush it. What happened? The regime intensified its attacks on the rebels and provided ISIL air and artillery cover.

Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 08:21

There not eyeing Beirut but looking south east.

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 17 June 2014, 08:33

maykoun baddou merci hal we2e7! hizballa is worse than da3ech/nousra/assad combined!

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 June 2014, 08:36

Hes such a hero and a darling polo player too. First he rescues Lebanon from imperialism and yids now hes stoped the Iraqi invasion. He maybe tipped for Lebanons new coach for the next world cup. Let this relgious nut stop his back patting and actualy do something positive for Lebanon before he takes his next bow.I wish he would take a vacation and gives us some peace from his continuous diatribe.

Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 08:51

The ghost is coming! The ghost is coming! The ghost is coming!

"Oh what there is no ghost?"

(I was scared) , "I scared him of, if it wasn't for me the ghost would of got here by now"

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 17 June 2014, 08:54

What a bunch of crock. If the Syrian regime did not save ISIL when the rebels started fighting it, we would not have them to worry about. Indeed the Assad regime, the Hizb and Iran are the main reason that ISIL is a major actor right now.

Thumb Machia 17 June 2014, 08:55

“Had we not interfered in Syria at the appropriate moment, ISIL would have been in Beirut now,” Nasrallah said. Let's use his "If" logic...
- Had the Assad regime not started shooting at peaceful demonstrators, ISIL would not have existed in Syria.
- Had Maliki not been a sectarian thief and a totally incompetent leader, ISIL would have not gained any grounds in Iraq. existed, our lives would be better.
- Had the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah and the Assad regime not existed, the world would have been a much better place.
- Had Israel accepted a just peace with the Palestinian, the world would have been a much better place.
- Had Lebanon gotten its political house in order in the 1960s, there would not have been a civil war, 150,000 deaths, 17,000 disappeared, hundred of thousands of immigrants.
- Had the parents of Hassan Nasrallah sent him to AUB, he would have been the CEO of Sukleen.

Thumb Machia 17 June 2014, 10:42

Had your schools tought you more about respecting other religions and not wishing to mass murder people, you would have been a good person.
Are you member of ISIL (Internationally Sectarian Ignoramus in Lebanon) by any chance?
Btw my only king, imam, pope and sheikh is my conscience.
Hezbollah and the Islamic Republic of Iran do not represent citizens of countries who happened to be born Shiites, nor does ISIL, Nusra, Al Qaeda represent citizens of countries who happened to be born Sunnis.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah, wahabism, ISIL, Nusrah and Al Qaeda are all extremist and sectarian.
Humanity should reject them equally.

Thumb eagledawn 17 June 2014, 10:51

@ashrafieh must be from dahiyeh

Thumb Machia 17 June 2014, 11:12

Crusade and Jihad...mmmm...very middle ages. Time to get deprogrammed, (definition below).

Missing coolmec 17 June 2014, 12:05

Machia
Very good analysis indeed

Missing patriot10 17 June 2014, 09:02

Cant anyone call the ghostbusters to get this bearded lier?

Thumb theresistance4.0 17 June 2014, 09:22

Labayka ya Nasrallah...ok haters let loose. Have a nice day :)

Missing patriot10 17 June 2014, 09:30

A religious person says labayka ya allah. Only a dogg follow a human person with a labayka.
Its embarresing to hear you say that!
God makes the rules not a person

Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 09:35

Just cause a fact is presented or an error is pointed out & The logic and rationalism does not add up.

It don't mean we hate anyone but the Sheeples believe anything.

Wake up 4.0 look away from the mirror & see reality

Thumb Machia 17 June 2014, 11:07

A patriot would say Labbayka ya Watani. But "labbayka ya Nasrullah" might remind some people of "Hail Hitler". And Nasrallah's designating his fans as "Ashraf Al Nass" sounds like Hitler's Aryan race.
Lebanon needs an importanat sect deprogramming program.
There are 5 steps to deprogramming, according to Sylvia Buford, a specialist:

1.Discredit the figure of authority: the cult leader
2.Present contradictions (ideology versus reality): "How can he preach love when he exploits people?" is an example.
3.The breaking point: When a subject begins to listen to the deprogrammer; when reality begins to take precedence over ideology.
4.Self-expression: When the subject begins to open up and voice gripes against the cult.
5.Identification and transference: when the subject begins to identify with the deprogrammers, starts to think of him- or herself as an opponent of the cult rather than a member of it.

Missing georgeskyp 17 June 2014, 09:58

That's the old republican Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush era tactic. Scare the population into supporting you. Americans are dumb enough to fall for it and so are we.

A united country would not fall into ISIS hands.

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 17 June 2014, 10:05

(will take the war to them and destroy them until the last one )
president Georges Busch after 911
and god bless whoever help in doing so

Missing phillipo 17 June 2014, 10:08

How exactly did they prevent it?
Did they simply turn all the road signs around?

Thumb Maxx 17 June 2014, 10:24

Ha ha! I was wondering how long it will take this guy to exploit the sufferings of the Iraqi people to further his own political agenda.
Claiming that Hizb "prevented" ISIL from reaching Beirut - after having colluded with Baschar to let them enter Syria and then invited them for a few blow-ups in Da7yeh - is like taking a dump on somebody's carpet, and then claim to be such a good guy for cleaning it up for a price. Tfeh!

Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 10:33

Beirut is not Baghdad.

Thumb Kalzyturks 17 June 2014, 10:37

I guess we will be sending fighters to Iraq.

Then say what a success had it been not for us entering Iraq ISIL would have reached Beirut.

Thumb cedar 17 June 2014, 10:48

But wasn't the bombings in Beirut not long ago claimed by ISIL ?? :/

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 11:48

what a joke.... he did not prevent anything. he just wants his sheep to believe that and it works... his brainless zombies believe every word he says...
dictators always play on the plot theory to justify their actions, a plot that they usually set up! nothing new under the totalitarian lies!

Thumb canadianpaul 17 June 2014, 12:11

What are those on his fingers?

Thumb Machia 17 June 2014, 12:37

http://everydayisashoora.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04/rings.html

Missing forces 17 June 2014, 13:11

They belonged to an old Jewish lady that raised him.

Missing forces 17 June 2014, 13:12

True story.

Thumb FlameCatcher 17 June 2014, 14:02

Wow, another DIVINE victory for this blasphemous terrorist ! What a damn lie !

ISIL or Takfiris would not have reached Lebanon and even if they tried, the Lebanese people would unite against any foreign elements trying to disrupt its already messed up inner-balance.

Lebanese people fight each other. Anytime a foreigner wants to join the fight, we will all kick them out.

Hezbollah has no credit for "preventing" Isil from reaching Beirut. This is all a Nasrallah fabrication to provide urgently needed boost of legitimacy to an ILLEGAL and ILLEGITIMATE organisation !

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 14:43

hey! mind your kangouroos and let lebanese politics to lebanese people... you understand nothing just repeat like a Parrot what you read on otv and elmanar idiot aussie... go and kill a few aborigenes like your ancestors did....

Missing voiceofreason 17 June 2014, 14:48

Who's fighting ISIL in Syria right now? Simple question. Just google it or search any recent news articles involving ISIL in Syria.

After you do that, re-read the article and what the leader of the Hezb said.

Exactly. No further discussion needed.

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 14:59

hey coward aussie... the simple fact i stayed in beirut under the bombs and not flee like many gives you the answer.... can you say the same? NO so beat it garbage....

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 15:04

sure aussie.. you would have peed in your pants crying for your mother.. i guess i hid like thousands of beirutis....but if it makes you happy to think i hid then be my guest....

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 15:25

oh! because you behind your screen came to Lebanon to take arms and shot at israelis! waw! what a hero you are!
i guess then the thousands of people from the south who stayed in their homes also deserve no respect from you as they hid under the bombs! and those who stayed in dahiye too!! you don't even know where i live so SHUT up coward aussie LOL

you are just a sick man in desperate need of treatment, poor sicko...

Thumb FlameCatcher 17 June 2014, 16:02

Wow roar, you really are an idiot.

We kicked the biggest terrorist of all time out of the country without a single bullet : BASHAR

Our Lebanese Army exterminated Fath el Islam who was established by Bashar and "protected" by Hezbollah who said attacking them was a red line.

HA doesn't sacrifice anything for Lebanon. Only Iran and endocrinated Shias. In fact, they harass, threaten and even murder shias who refuse to abide by their rule !

There is nothing to be proud of regarding the Kezb. Only sheep can gloat about their achievements because any enlightened person can read between the lies !

Divine Victory, Liberation of the South ... please tell me the story again of Israel begging for mercy and fleeing the country ! Tell me the story of Kezb warriors courageously facing the enemy and not hiding behind civilian populations. Tell me the story of Nasrallah not apologizing the Lebanese people for his mistakes...

Missing peace 17 June 2014, 19:22

yes FT the sissy boy... all you want to make you happy!

if it makes you happy to think i sided with israel be my guest then... i will not offense a mad man... shrinks say it is bad for them....

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 17 June 2014, 14:08

he is 100 pct right on this one. Anyone doubts??

Missing voiceofreason 17 June 2014, 14:47

Who's fighting ISIL in Syria right now? Simple question. Just google it or search any recent news articles involving ISIL in Syria.

After you do that, re-read the article and what the leader of the Hezb said.

Exactly. No further discussion needed.

Thumb beiruti 17 June 2014, 14:56

More fantasy from King Rat. Had Hezbollah not intervened in Syria, the Assad Regime would have fallen long ago and the incubation time needed for the ISIS cancer to fester would have been substantially reduced so that the moderate FSA would have taken control of the country.
Hezbollah and the IRG's intervention in Syria has prolonged the war and made possible the creation of the ISIS militia which grew as a reaction to the Shia intervention in Syria.

Thumb beiruti 17 June 2014, 15:10

LAF I presume refers to the Lebanese Armed Forces, and no they were not getting chopped to pieces in Syria, they were not in Syria. They have done a credible job in Lebanon given the fact that they have to compete with Hezbollah for men and weapons.

Thumb beiruti 17 June 2014, 15:00

Now, ISIS is a major problem. They have taken gold from the banks in Iraq to the tune of over 250 million dollars and have access to oil fields from which they are surreptitiously selling oil. So now the Sunni cancer has a blood supply, it has a money line to give it life. Now Hezbollah has created its own worst enemy. A twin matched equal to Shia fundamentalism, ISIS is Sunni fundamentalism brought to life.

Now that the players have arisen, the region is ripe for Sunni-Shia sectarian warfare. This, Nasrallah is what you have created for Lebanon, not a safe zone, but a hellish warzone.

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 17 June 2014, 15:44

when minister Fayez ghosn spoke about the existence of muslim extremists cells in Lebanon ?
who supported him ? the anti terrorists in leb
who shut him up ? the pro terrorists in leb

Thumb beiruti 17 June 2014, 15:55

Roary, the LAF was doing just fine. It conducted itself well at Nahr el Barid against the precursor to ISIS that Assad sent over to create problems in Tripoli after the Syrian Army departed Lebanon. The security situation at Arsal and other Sunni towns along the border did not get difficult until after Hezbollah intervened in the Syrian War and then Hezbollah interfered with the Army's ability to carry out its duties.
When Hezbollah's intervention caused the Syrian Opposition to plant car bombs in Dahiyeh, who came in to restore security but the LAF and ISF of the Lebanese Government. You guys and your revisionist history. If you want to debate Roary, you are entitled to your opinions, but not to your own set of facts. Facts are facts and you and I can have differing opinions of what they mean, but we have to have the same set of facts.

Missing mehdi_ 17 June 2014, 17:35

Hassan never misses a chance to piss on the Lebanese army while hyping his imaginary accomplishments. Of course Hizbullah prevented ISIL from reaching Beirut, don't be ridiculous. Obviously when ISIL attacked Lebanon with it`s invasion plans the Lebanese army would have scattered like panicked mice leaving the way open for the terrorists to reach Beirut unopposed. But thank Allah that his Nasr, his Hezb and it's Godly men's men of God with their Godly turbans were here. Just show me one time just one time when General Qahwaji was seen with a Godly turban on.. have any of you you ever seen Jean Qahwaji with a turban on, have you.. yeah I thought so, I rest my case.

Signed mehdi, the one and only THE Mehdi /v\..

Thumb scorpyonn 17 June 2014, 18:10

Such archaic and medieaval thinking patterns that are imparted to those lost souls from the South from their Lebanese Iranian vassal, Nasrallah. And what makes it even more laughable and sad is that they still believe in martyrdom for dictators that they will never meet. Hezbollah starts coonflicts or gets involved in conflicts and then claim that they are protecting the Lebanese people. The only problem is that the majority of the Lebanese people are intelligent enough to to buy this garbage and filth.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 17 June 2014, 20:31

parraeels - Hands down yours is the most senseless and meaningless post ever on this web site and this is a difficult feat to achieve.

Thumb Mystic 17 June 2014, 20:57

Very much true, doesn't matter what you M14 minions say. ISIL would have been in Beirut by now, with downtown burned. And all the riches of Beirut looted.

Thumb Kalzyturks 18 June 2014, 09:14

Are you admitting that there will be no divine victory against ISIL?

If they made it to Beirut?

Why does it seem ISIL a ghost to HA

Thumb beiruti 17 June 2014, 21:04

To those on this site who believe what King Rat has to say, I invite you to read today's posing at https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/551852-blame-assad-first-for-isis-rise

Therein, it is documented that the party most responsible for the creation of ISIS was none other than Bashar al Assad, the erstwhile ally of Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah. Assad nurtured these guys and sent them to Iraq to fight the US when it was there, and to discredit the FSA once the Uprising started in Syria. ISIS works in collaboration with the Assad Regime in smuggling oil among other things.
So, when Nasrallah opens his trap about all he is doing to protect Lebanon from the "tikfiri" remember, Nasrallah is enabling the creator of the tikfiri. And, of course Nasrallah lies through his very large teeth.

Default-user-icon Rabih (Guest) 17 June 2014, 21:11

Chab khatim ....haydol chou el khawetim wahaha

Thumb cedre 17 June 2014, 22:21

ISIS and takfiris mainly flourish in countries dominated by shias and alawites. No ISIS in Jordan or KSA or Turkey, why ?

Thumb Mystic 17 June 2014, 22:51

Cedre the big question is. Why don't the Isis and Al qaeda plus Nusra never attack Israel?

Thumb cedre 18 June 2014, 01:54

maybe coz HizbCapton and Bashar protects israeli borders...

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 17 June 2014, 23:25

Waiting for the explanation by Nasrallah when Iran and the US are on the same side soon with US strikes.