- It is time America understood Hezbollah for what it really
is, not what the Israelis and their Zionist friends say it is. Unfortunately,
our President, Bush, and Conde Rice, misunderstand, or prefer to remain
ignorant of, the truth about Hezbollah.
- Hezbollah is a social, political, educational, medical
and military organization based primarily among the Shi'a of Lebanon. In
addition, Hezbollah also includes many Sunni and even Christians who ally
themselves with Hezbollah because of the good this organization does in
Lebanon. Many of the doctors who work in their centers, as well as teachers
in their schools are Christian and Druze.
- As the Christian President of Lebanon, Emile Lahoud said
of Hezbollah, when it was under attack by Presiden Bush, "Hezbollah
is an integral part of the Lebanese government, it is also part of our
military, it part of our social order." This was echoed by the late,
beloved, Prime Minister, Rafik Harriri.
- This is the truth about Hezbollah; not what Bush and
his Zionist cronies, and the uneducated Conde Rice has to say about the
- Let us look at what Hezbollah has done in Lebanon: it
has set up over 50 hospitals; it has set up over 100 schools (secular schools
primarily) and many libraries; it has participated in the governing of
Lebanon in the parliament and in the life of the country; it has driven
the Israelis out of southern Lebanon and kept them out-to this day, it
is the force that stands guard against another Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Many of us who witnessed that, and Robert Fisk, the esteemed, award-winning
columnist for the Independent of the United Kingdom, will back me up on
this, we saw Hezbollah fighters, armed with small arms, mines, bazookas
chase the Israeli tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, armored cars and troops
out of Lebanon. It was an amazing sight to behold; this is fact. Even with
planes and helicopters, the Israelis could not sustain themselves in Lebanon;
they were defeated by the Hezbollah. They have sought political revenge
- Thus, at this point, Israel is the biggest campaigner
to have Hezbollah labeled a "terrorist organization" by the world-but
all that Hezbollah did was to kick the Israelis out of Lebanese land-to
kick the occupying Israeli IDF off of Lebanese soil This was defensive
action; not offensive action.
- Hezbollah has never invaded Israel, nor has Hezbollah
ever attacked Americans-though the U.S. media said it has.This is nothing
but a lie. True, some of the Shi'a did fight back, as Amal, against the
Americans when the American troops were siding with the Falangist Gemeyal
family in attacking the Muslims, especially the Shi'a-but it was not then
Hezbollah and every honest historian knows this. But there is no end to
lies that the Zionists will go to because of their shame at being beaten
- So why is Hezbollah labeled as a "terrorist organization"-it's
pure and simple, because it is a strong nationalist Lebanese force that
refuses to bow to Israel or America or the Falangists.
- Remember in America the patriots who fought against the
British; Hezbollah is like those American patriots-just fighting for their
land, their country. As an American, I am all for that. Any decent, educated
and moral human being is for that.
- We must call those who label as liars those who call
Hezbollah a "terrorist organization" because they have no facts
to back up their assertions. That Hezbollah defeated the Israelis is a
fact, that the Israelis were an illegal occupying force in southern Lebanon
(the area of the Shi'a) is a fact, that Hezbollah is now part of the Lebanese
defense forces is a fact, that Hezbollah ever attacked American troops
is an out and out lie.
- It is time the world, especially the American people,
knew the truth about Hezbollah and its charitable work, its social work,
its medical work, its educational work and its standing in the hearts of
most Lebanese and its standing in the Lebanese government. The lies of
President Bush and his mistress of state, Conde Rice, must be undone. Tell
your friends the truth; perhaps in that way, the truth will prevail over
the propaganda Bush and Rice are putting out in the world.
- Professor Sam Hamod is an expert on the Middle East and
has written extensively on the Arab world, Islam and other parts of the
Third World; he is the founder and editor of 3rd World News and 3rd World
News Service in Wash, DC (retired); Director of The Islamic Center of Wash,
DC (retired) and has taught at Princeton, Michigan & Iowa; he may be
reached at email@example.com Dr. Hamod also edits http://www.todaysalternativenews.com