Hizbullah Asks State to Identify Backers of Dahiyeh Attack Culprits: We'll Continue Our Path despite All Intimidation

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Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, on Sunday commented on the rocket attack that targeted the Shiyyah area, urging state authorities to identify the supporters of the culprits and stressing that the party will not be daunted by “all the intimidation.”

“The attack's modus operandi reveals one thing, that the attackers are cowards,” Safieddine said, calling on the Lebanese state to “uncover the sides that are financing, supporting and equipping” the perpetrators.

“It is the state's duty … and they must be punished because this is a coward, cheap act,” the Hizbullah official added.

But he stressed that Hizbullah “will continue its path despite all the intimidation, through which they want us to retreat and back down.”

“Based on our experience and realistic calculations, when we voice a stance, we shoulder the responsibility and create the equation and the change, drawing the strength, resolve, determination and steadfastness from the path of our martyrs, until we achieve all the goals and remain strong and honorable in out country and regions,” Safieddine added.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Nabil Qaouq, deputy head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, said “those who bombed Beirut's southern suburbs were trying to achieve an objective that is Israeli par excellence.”

“But they have failed if they wanted to terrorize us or intimidate us or to pressure the resistance, because the resistance cannot be blackmailed and will not allow anyone to blackmail it. It does not practice terrorism against anyone and will not allow anyone to terrorize it,” Qaouq added.

"We will cut off any domestic or foreign hand that tries to stab the resistance in its back," he vowed.

He noted that "it is the same chain of terrorism, from Baghdad to Damascus and from Qusayr to Dahiyeh.”

“It is the same side, the same objective and the same scheme while the interests are Israeli, the administration is American and Arabs are behind the financing and arming,” Qaouq added.

But he pledged that Hizbullah "will not be dragged into strife" and "will not allow any force in Lebanon or outside to harm the capabilities or equations of the resistance's weapons."

Four people were wounded on Sunday morning in a rocket attack on Beirut's southern suburbs. The Lebanese army said in a statement that a rocket was fired at a car dealership near the Mar Mikhael church and another landed in the Maroun Misk neighborhood.

The incident comes just hours after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed "victory" in Syria, where Hizbullah fighters are engaged in fierce battles against Syrian rebels in Qusayr.

Nasrallah had previously justified the organization’s involvement in Syria by saying they were defending border villages inhabited by Lebanese residents and holy sites in Damascus province.

But the offensive on the mostly-Sunni town of Qusayr forced the movement to change its argument.

"Syria is the rear guard of the resistance (Hizbullah's fight with Israel), its backbone, and the resistance cannot stay with its arms folded when its rear guard is exposed," Nasrallah said on Saturday.

"We are idiots if we do not act," he added.

Comments 39
Missing samiam 26 May 2013, 20:49

and then the state should issue arrest warrants, but not go after them.

quid pro quo

Missing peace 26 May 2013, 20:49

well said, double hezbi standards as usual...

Thumb justice 26 May 2013, 20:57

The state issued arrest warrants for HA terrorists in the late Harriri murder, did you support the state and got those "saints" to appear in front of the justice system? No, your mercenary Mustapha Badreddine ( the main suspect in this case) is leading the "divine" liberation of Al Qusayr instead. You and your likes are nothing but filth. You destroyed my beautiful country and its future!

Missing mfawaz 26 May 2013, 21:00

Wow...what he actualy said was here is some rope for you to hang yourself. You may call names, but it is obvious that the resistance knows who did it, but is allowing the government to deal with them. As for your crying about massacares, please log on to you tube and see what the so called FSA has done to people. Furthermore, mercernaries, are people that take money for hire...ie..50,000.00 each rebel gets. Go play with the little kids, your an idiot.

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 26 May 2013, 21:41

Make up your damn mind. Is it 50000 or 75000? And log onto YouTube and see what the govt has done. Or do you just like watching one side because your feeble mind can't grasp at both sides?

Thumb arzak-ya-libnan 26 May 2013, 22:43

You keep repeating that FT. And while you're at it click your heals three times and akeed it will come true. This was an oppressive bunch of butchers before the uprising. Remained butchers when the uprisings began largely peacefully. If you don't want to see videos of Syrian soldiers kicking and throwing cinder blocks of the heads of people and telling them to say la illah ila bashar that's your prerogative. Doesn't change the reality.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 26 May 2013, 22:52

FT - you disappoint. You know that you are lying.

Thumb lebnanfirst 26 May 2013, 23:09

Invited a friend for dinner a couple of nights ago who holds opinions similar to yours (yes, we are still friends). He surprised me by stating for the first time that he now believes Assad can not stay in power after all this and that maybe if offered a face saving exit he will leave. He also stated that HA has no business going into Syria, again for the first time! He still supports Aoun but is slowly recognizing the imminent danger to Christians in Lebanon due to the politics espoused by Aoun, HA and M8.
We agreed that the influx of Salafis and hard line Sunni Islamists is now a clear and present danger to Lebanon and the Christians.
That said, my friend is wise enough not to believe as you do because he realizes that HA's is predisposed to doing the same vis artists, free thinkers etc. given the chance. At least he is realistic about the FPM/HA alliance. Please, you are smarter than defending the flip side of the Islamist extremist coin.

Missing peace 27 May 2013, 01:15

dreaaaamz.... are my realityyyyyyyyyyy ....

Thumb LebDinosaur 26 May 2013, 21:13

1. "We are idiots if we do not act." Well, they are idiots where they act or not. He got that half-right.

2. "...urging state authorities to identify the supporters of the culprits." Ah, and how come when the state identified Hezb suspects related to the Hariri crime, he refused to hand them over?

Maybe these missiles were aimed at him. I wouldn't be surprised.

Thumb dasphinx 26 May 2013, 21:17

I do not know who backed it or is behind it, but I know for sure who caused it. Hezbollah is the one and only reason why Lebanon does not enjoy peace and prosperity.

Thumb dasphinx 26 May 2013, 21:30

When it is the end of the month and no money in the pocket, curse Nasrallah not the country.

Thumb Elemental 26 May 2013, 21:20

“It is the state's duty … and they must be punished because this is a coward, cheap act,” STATE? I thought you guys were your own little Iranian state within Lebanon, now you want the "state" to help? Be specific which one.

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 21:26

Look at the picture, focus on his shoulder.... Then close your eyes and imagine the Djinn whispering evil things. cet homme est le diable incarné, il faut le brûler pour expier ses pêchers.

Thumb dasphinx 26 May 2013, 21:29

Pas le Djinn.. Plutot le Shaytan.

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 21:32

Azrael in person indeed!

Thumb dasphinx 26 May 2013, 21:53

Azrael is an angel (though the angel of death). I insist on Shaytan

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 22:27

Then Shaytan it'll be.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 26 May 2013, 23:01

FT - why do you keep regurgitating such statements. The government is the main culprit in massacres, murders and human right violations. This is attested it to by almost all human rights organizations. As for the case in which an idiot ate the heart of a dead syrian soldier, this has been condemned by the main opposition factions and the FSA. As for blowing up mosques and masscring pe, this is the specialty of the regime.

Missing ArabDemocrat.com 27 May 2013, 06:08

FT - that is the problem with people in your camp. Al-manar (etc) quote human rights organizations when they generate damning reports about israel. Even here in Canada, the most effective weapons we have in fighting israeli discrimination against palestinians are the reports about israeli brutality toward palestinians. Pro-israel groups and propagandists level venomous attacks against these same organizations. As to the rebels, we can all agree to condemn the extremists and I did on several occasions. But when the mainstream opposition comes up (as they did) with a rational roadmap to a democratic, pluralistic society, you should have the courage to state so.

Default-user-icon Neal (Guest) 26 May 2013, 21:30

you guys remember this : Hezbollah will drag Lebanon into a civil war or at least a sectarian war (Sunni Shiaa ) . it doesn't matter who will win or loose but Lebanon won't be the same after that .

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 21:42

There are no winners after wars.... No such things as divine victories after killing human beings.

Thumb dasphinx 26 May 2013, 21:54

It will be a war that involves all of Lebanon since it will be for the choice between the State of Lebanon and the Islamic Wilayat al Fakih. No one could stand on the side in this one

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 22:29

Ain't not paid to post messages, are you?

Thumb benzona 26 May 2013, 22:29


Missing ihatepersia 27 May 2013, 13:51

where do i sign up to get paid to post?
i want in.

Thumb beiruti 26 May 2013, 21:57

It was Hezbollah that engaged the rocket attack on Dahyieh for the very reason to allow this guy, Qauaq and the rest to pipe up in the press that "Hezbollah will not be intimidated".
Assad does this very same thing, setting off bombs in Damascus to create the needed provocation.

And from where did Assad and Nasrallah learn the tactic of self inspired misdirection?? Well, from the Israelis, of course. The war in 1982 was started over an attack on an Israeli ambassador in London. And who attacked him? Mossad, for a cassus belli. This is more of the same

Missing peace 26 May 2013, 23:07

yes true the same old arsonist/fireman trick the syrians are expert at....

Missing peace 27 May 2013, 01:14

yes true the same old arsonist/fireman trick the baathist syrians are expert at....

Missing maroun 27 May 2013, 11:08

anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot..they want to justify there involvement in Syria at any cost to lebanon..only a fool follow the evil hizb.

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 26 May 2013, 22:16

Sorry if you get involved in wars in Israel and Syria without the permission of the government of Lebanon you can defend your own neighborhoods. Thanks Nasrallah for bringing the Syrian civil war to Lebanon with your interference.

Default-user-icon whatever (Guest) 26 May 2013, 22:40

I guess it is the same people who killed Hariri and Tueni...etc are responsible for this attack too?

Missing coco199 26 May 2013, 23:25

I don't believe that Hezbollah is trying to provoke a conflict in Lebanon
But some declaration have to make him think at a nightmare if he is going on supporting Assad and fighting in Syria.
a)The leaders of Jihadist movements in Egypt called on the Sunnis in
Lebanon and the Mujahedeen around the world to fight Hezbollah on
Lebanese territory because of the latter’s military role in the battles
in Syria’s Al-Qusayr.
b)Kuwait urged its citizens on Sunday to avoid traveling to Lebanon
and those who are there to “leave as quickly as possible,”
c)European Union moved closer on Monday to sanctioning the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah.

The result will be the isolation of Lebanon in Arab League and in Europe and a Hezbollah - AlQaeda match at home. All the country will be affected.The crisis and unemployment will go higher and based on social issues a sectarian war will emerge again.

Missing hmorsel 27 May 2013, 00:39

since when are the lebanese these idiots from iran slaves. what is everyone afraid of. these cowards are nothing but cowards, with syria in chambles, hizb al shitan cannot alienate the lebanese , its time for people to get up and tell then what we think of these thugs. if we dont then will be their slaves for ever.
I wish there was a stronger president in the us than that coward Obama to nuc iran and get that misrable country off our backs

Missing peace 27 May 2013, 01:28

funny how M8ers used to defend hezbis a few weeks ago pretending hezbis were ONLY in syria just to defend border villages... that bashar did not need their help...we told them that hezbis were already in syria backing the shabbihas... NO! they insulted us by saying it was western propaganda! LOL
now they are fully involved and still find other excuses for not respecting the gvt's disassociation policy.... oh! yes the oqab sakr/asir excuse now... but for people boasting to be better than others and patriots why are they not showing it by abiding by the gvt's policy and set the example!
they even pretended that the syrian affairs were not lebanese concern and that bashar could fully handle it ...
seems now something changed their mind to be so desperate and eager to support bashar's army...
waw! true little puppets they are, manipulated as hezbis want them to be! lalalalala....LOL.....

Missing fidelcastro1 27 May 2013, 04:03

Now Hezb Iran wants the government to protect them ,two days ago the evil of all attacked the government in his five minutes of fame speech .I think Hezb Iran & the scum from Tripoli, should go to their beloved mother land Syria and Fight there, this way they can kill eachother & rid Lebanon of the filth .

Missing syria4life 27 May 2013, 06:53

Its ashame to see how much people are againdy the hezb if it wasnt for them israel would be running lebanon I guess use will be happier then

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 27 May 2013, 07:57

You are the State ya Hibollcrime ! You identified who killed Hariri so quickly you can identify the culprits in this instance too!

Missing people-power 27 May 2013, 20:05

HezbIran, and Nasrocrap, the most hated group and person in the Middle East