The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is a natural reaction of anyone, who has a sense of dignity and self esteem, is forced to accept his continued presence in a team that threatens his ministers with arms and extortion and supports a sectarian system with no purpose other than to destabilize the region and indulges in money laundering, drug trafficking and militia financing.
Hezbollah is undeniably and unmistakably a terrorist organization that does not deserve to live in a respectful and honorable manner, and therefore it has no place to continue officially in Lebanese political life even if some Lebanese decide to accept this criminal group and “beautify it” by giving it funny titles such as the resistance movement or the opposition axis.
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This criminal group is accused of killing former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and dozens of other political and media figures. It is also accused of financing terrorism and supporting militias in different places around the world.
This gang is led by Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist par excellence, who in the garb of religion and resistance in fact indulges in criminal activities which have nothing to do with Israel. As a matter of fact the terrorist Hassan Nasrallah was never subjected to any assassination attempt by Israel.
Hezbollah is undeniably and unmistakably a terrorist organization that does not deserve to live in a respectful and honorable mannerHussein Shobokshi
A stark reality
This is a stark reality that must be recognized by all. The terrorist organization serves as a link and a great starting point for the Iranian project of exporting the sectarian revolution in the region. Iran has used these Lebanese tools and means for years for its nefarious design.
The Arab world remained quiet until Iran and its tools, led by Hezbollah, the terrorist organization, and its leader Hassan Nasrallah joined hands with sectarian Khamenei, who has been spearheading his vicious and divisive agenda in the region from Qom for a long time.
The nefarious and diabolic design took its toll on of Lebanon, resulting in the rise of sectarian rift, social strife and political upheaval. It also gave rise to the financial corruption, as it is evident that the Lebanese banking system is facing serious because of Hezbollah's terrorism.
There can be no more evidence of Hezbollah’s terrorism than the evidence of its involvement in the “Abdali cell” in Kuwait, which was explicitly seeking to overthrow the regime, just as in Bahrain through its terrorist intervention.
The same is said about what happened in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Lebanon is kidnapped, occupied and threatened by an organization with no honor, no morals, and no loyalty but to Iran. If Lebanon is led by a group that is absent and chooses to be absent, the Arab world does not have to cope with this nonsense and political hypocrisy.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on November 20, 2017.
Hussein Shobokshi is a businessman and prominent columnist. Shobokshi hosts the weekly current affairs program al-Takreer on Al Arabiya, and in 1995, he was chosen as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Management from the University of Tulsa. His twitter handle is @husseinshoboksh.