Nasrallah declares 'beyond Karish' equation, says 'war more honorable than starvation'
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday announced a new equation resembling his famous “beyond, beyond Haifa” slogan during the 2006 war, threatening to “flip the table on the entire world” if Lebanon does not get allowed to benefit from its offshore oil and gas resources.
“For the first time in the history of the Zionist entity, the resistance launched three drones at the same time and towards the same target, and we have the ability to send armed drones of various sizes and with bigger numbers,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech, referring to Hezbollah’s sending of three unarmed drones towards the Israeli-operated Karish gas field ten days ago.
“The drones message and its magnitude say that we are serious and will be gradual in our choices. We will do what’s needed and this message has been delivered to the enemy. We have various capabilities on land, at sea and in the air and all of these are open choices. We will do anything that serves our cause with the right magnitude, at the right time and in the right way,” Nasrallah added.
Addressing both “enemies and friends,” Hezbollah’s chief said he is “not waging a psychological war.”
“We are serious and this path is the only path to rescue the state. If we continue in this manner, we are heading towards what’s worse than war,” he added.
Noting that there are sides that want to “destroy the country” and to “see people standing in queues and killing each other out of hunger,” Hezbollah’s leader said “threatening with war and going to war would be more honorable than what the enemy wants for us.”
"If we go to war, we might impose our conditions on the enemy," Nasrallah said
“If you don’t allow (international) companies to extract oil (from Lebanon’s offshore fields), we will flip the table on the entire world,” he threatened.
“I tell the Zionist enemy and the Americans that the drones message is a modest beginning for what we might go to,” he warned.
“Write down the new equation: Karish, what’s beyond Karish and what’s beyond, beyond Karish, and we are following up on all fields, wells and platforms across Palestine,” Nasrallah added.
"If the objective is to prevent Lebanon from extracting oil and gas, no one will be able to extract gas and oil nor to sell gas and oil, no matter the consequences," he went on to say.
Moreover, Hezbollah’s secretary general stressed that “the resistance is the only strength that Lebanon possesses to extract gas and oil.”
“Hundreds of billions of dollars can be secured from the offshore gas in order to rescue Lebanon,” he noted.
“There is a golden chance in these coming two months, in light of the U.S.-European need for gas,” Nasrallah said, warning that “Lebanon has the ability to obstruct the sale of gas to Europe.”
Addressing Lebanese officials, Nasrallah stated: “Do not allow the Americans to deceive you and pass time. You should obtain your rights before September, or else things will become more difficult.”
Referring to U.S. energy envoy Amos Hochstein, Nasrallah said “the so-called U.S. mediator is not a mediator but rather a party and he is working for the Israelis.”
“What brought Hochstein on his latest visit (to Lebanon) are two things -- the urgent need to secure an alternative to the Russian gas and the resistance’s serious threats,” Nasrallah boasted.
“We said that we will not stand idly by, we are following up on the developments and we have the right to make any step at any time,” he stressed.
Nasrallah also refrained from directly commenting on the statement issued by caretaker PM Najib Mikati and caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib that criticized Hezbollah for sending the drones. Mikati and Bou Habib said at the time it was an unnecessarily risky action.
"Whether our message was understood in Lebanon or not, we don't care about that. What is important for us is that the enemy gets the message," he said.
The maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel returned to the fore last month after Israel moved a production vessel into Karish, parts of which are claimed by Lebanon.
The move pushed the Lebanese government to call for the resumption of U.S.-mediated negotiations that had hit a wall last year over demarcation disputes.
President Michel Aoun, caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab and senior Israeli sources have in recent days announced that progress has been made in the negotiations and that they expect positive results soon.
U.S. mediator Hochstein is meanwhile accompanying U.S. President Joe Biden on a visit to Israel that began a few hours prior to Nasrallah’s speech. The U.S. mediator is expected to hold talks with Israeli energy officials over the sea border dispute with Lebanon.
13 July 2022, 21:50
Nasrallah: The new equation is "Karish, what's beyond Karish and what's beyond, beyond Karish" and we're following up on all gas fields across Palestine.
13 July 2022, 21:43
Nasrallah: If you don’t allow firms to extract gas, we’ll flip the table on the entire world and going to war would be more honorable if the other choice is for the Lebanese to starve.
13 July 2022, 21:26
Nasrallah: It was the first time ever that three drones together target Israel.
13 July 2022, 21:25
Nasrallah: We wanted the Israelis to shoot down the drones through warplanes and ships because we wanted to witness gunfire in that area.
13 July 2022, 21:24
Nasrallah: There was positive progress but it was not sufficient and it did not meet the Lebanese state's demands.
13 July 2022, 21:22
Nasrallah: We said that we will not stand idly by, we are following up on the developments and we have the right to make any step at any time.
13 July 2022, 21:22
Nasrallah: We do not interfere in the demarcation of the maritime border and this is what we mean by saying that "we are behind the state."
13 July 2022, 21:20
Nasrallah: We did not agree with anyone that we would not do any action.
13 July 2022, 21:19
Nasrallah to Lebanese officials: You can curse us in your meetings with the Americans, but do not disavow us.
13 July 2022, 21:19
Nasrallah to Lebanese officials: The resistance tells you to benefit from it.
13 July 2022, 21:18
Nasrallah: What brought Hochstein on his latest visit are two things -- the urgent need to secure an alternative to the Russian gas and the resistance’s serious threats.
13 July 2022, 21:13
Nasrallah: The so-called U.S. mediator is not a mediator but rather a party and he is working for the Israelis.
13 July 2022, 21:10
Nasrallah to Lebanese officials: Do not allow the Americans to deceive you and pass time. You should obtain your rights before September, or else things will become more difficult.
13 July 2022, 21:08
Nasrallah: Israel has hurried up in Karish because of that.
13 July 2022, 21:08
Nasrallah: Lebanon has the ability to obstruct of sale of gas to Europe.
13 July 2022, 21:07
Nasrallah: There is a golden chance in these coming two months, in light of the U.S.-European need for gas.
13 July 2022, 21:06
Nasrallah: Hundreds of billions of dollars can be secured from the offshore gas in order to rescue Lebanon.
13 July 2022, 21:05
Nasrallah on Hezbollah's military capabilities: This is the only strength that Lebanon possesses to extract gas and oil.
13 July 2022, 21:03
Nasrallah: Today the popular environment in the South is different than it was in 1982 and the resistance's capabilities are also different.
13 July 2022, 21:02
Nasrallah: Gantz's remarks about Beirut, Sidon and Tyre were silly remarks and all Lebanese laughed at them.
13 July 2022, 21:01
Nasrallah: Gantz can ask the generals and forces who tried to advance into Bint Jbeil in 2006.
13 July 2022, 21:00
Nasrallah to Gantz: You do not dare to march a few steps into the besieged Gaza.
13 July 2022, 20:59
Nasrallah: Gantz knows that he was deceiving himself and his people by saying that Israel would again "march to Beirut, Tyre and Sidon."
13 July 2022, 20:58
Nasrallah: Since 2006, Lebanon has enjoyed an excellent security situation as to the conflict with the enemy.
13 July 2022, 20:57
Nasrallah: One of the July War's results was finding an equation of deterrence between Lebanon and the Zionist enemy.
13 July 2022, 20:56
Nasrallah: Biden can exert an effort to end the war on Yemen.
13 July 2022, 20:55
Nasrallah: The U.S. administration has the ability to end the war in Yemen, which is a U.S. war in the first place.
13 July 2022, 20:55
Nasrallah: Biden truly wants a truce in Yemen but he must be asked to end the war in Yemen and not only to maintain a ceasefire.
13 July 2022, 20:54
Nasrallah: The U.S. president has nothing at all to offer to the Palestinian people.
13 July 2022, 20:53
Nasrallah: The U.S. president has nothing to say to the Palestinian people.
13 July 2022, 20:52
Nasrallah: The U.S. is trying to secure alternative gas and oil sources for Europe.
13 July 2022, 20:50
Nasrallah: Today the U.S. is fighting a major war against Russia through the Ukrainians.
13 July 2022, 20:50
Nasrallah: The U.S. president has come to the region to convince the Gulf countries to produce more oil and gas.
13 July 2022, 20:49
Nasrallah: America today is different than America in 2003 and 2006 and the elderly U.S. president reflects the image of the current America.
13 July 2022, 20:46
Nasrallah: The resilience of the resistance and Lebanon in the July War dealt a very harsh blow to the new Middle East scheme.
13 July 2022, 20:44
Nasrallah: One of the resistance's achievements in the July War was defeating America's "new Middle East scheme."
When it came to the maritime borders demarcation file, Hassan Nasrallah, Naiim Qassem, Muhammad Raad, Nabil Qaouk and most Hezballah officials promised to stand behind the Lebanese government, then Khamenei gave the orders. Up went the drones. Nasrallah cannot refuse any of Khamenei's orders because Nasrallah cannot buy new underwear without Iranian financing.
How long did it take him to work out the translation from Persian?
"Resistance" in all its forms is a lie.
Hizbollah (Iran foreign legion) facts for dummies:
Fact 1: Basij killed tens of thousands educated Iranian in 2010 Green Revolution
Fact 2: Great Imam Moussa Saddr would no doubt be Green Revolution prime supporter
Fact 3: Basij created Hizbollah in Lebanon to stop Shia democracy spread into Iran
Fact 4: Basij/Hizbollah would have killed Imam Saddr if we was among us in 2010
Fact 5: All Shia who voted for Hizb/Amal (Basij) voted for Imam Saddr killers
Fact 6: Shia are primary victims of Hizb occupation, isolation & destitution of Lebanon
Fact 7: Free South & Dahie to free Lebanon so it regains its freedom & civility
Fact 8: Hizb threats diminish what Lebanon could get from binding international arbitration
The day this evil Iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.
لو كان في لبنان مليون جائع لما اعطيناهم الخبز بل سنعطيهم البندقية حتى يسقطو النظام ١٩٨٩
The safely hidden Nasrallah is drafting the Lebanese once again to die for his Welayat Al Faqeeh project.
While hiding in the comfort and safety of his underground bunker he prescribes martyrdom to all his followers.
The main force which could stop him is within the Shiite communities. They have to decide if they want to continue to suffer for Iran or they want to live in peace in Lebanon.