Text and video/Open Letter From Elias Bejjani to the LF Party MP, Melhem Riachi: Hezbollah is an Iranian, jihadist, and terrorist organization, not Lebanese, and its members are mercenaries according to international military standards

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Text and video/Open letter from Elias Bejjani to the LF Party Deputy Melhem Riachi: Hezbollah is an Iranian, jihadist, and terrorist organization, not Lebanese, and its members are mercenaries according to international military standards.
Elias Bejjani/January 26, 2024
(Both Videos are in Arabic)

اضغط هنا لقراءة المقالة التي في أسفل باللغة العربية/Click here to read the below piece in Arabic

In an interview with the LF Party MP, Melhem Riachi on Al Jadeed TV, broadcasted yesterday (the link to the video clip of the interview in Arabic is posted below, forming the basis of our commentary), Riachi asserted that Hezbollah is Lebanese political party, and an ally of Iran.

This rhetoric is totally contradicted by the practical, public, and doctrinal stances of Hezbollah itself.
All its leaders, including Mr. Hassan Nasrallah, proudly declare allegiance to the Supreme Iranian Leader, “Al Waley Al Fakeh”, emphasizing that they are soldiers in its army and that all their resources—money, weapons, training, creed, and funding—are exclusively Iranian.

Hezbollah, is unlicensed in Lebanon, and adopts the name “Islamic Resistance in Lebanon.

In a context entirely detached from Lebanon, Hezbollah eulogizes those killed in its ranks on various battlefronts (Iranian fronts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and other countries) using religious and jihadist terminology, without acknowledging Lebanon, viewing them as having “ascended while performing jihadist missions.

It is crucial to note that Lebanon is not an Islamic jihadist state; it is a secular state with no official religion.
The problem, and perhaps the dilemma, with Mr. Riachi and all others who claim, both in words and theory, to defend sovereignty, independence, identity, freedoms, and coexistence, is their (Dhimmitudeذمية ) reluctance to describe Hezbollah’s status as openly and proudly asserted by Hezbollah leadership and its documented list of aims, creed, affiliation and missions.

A piece of advice to MP, Riachi, and those who claim to defend sovereignty, including leaders, politicians, and citizens: if you lack the courage to testify to the truth and call things by their names, it is more honorable for you to remain silent. “No one is asking you for compromising Dhimmitude stances and rhetoric. Hezbollah does not care about your cajoling rhetoric, and it won’t believe or respect you, no matter how eloquent your words may be.

In conclusion, Hezbollah is an Iranian, jihadist, and terrorist organization, not Lebanese, and its leaders and members can be deemed mercenaries according to all international military standards.

MP, Riachi’s Interview Link

Elias Bejjani
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