by Jonathan Azaziah
Today should be called Eid Amaliyat Ansariyeh. As what happened on this day 21 years ago in the town of Ansariyeh in Lebanon’s ever-gorgeous, ever-resilient Jnoub, changed everything. Because of this truth, it should be celebrated regionwide. Worldwide even. For Hizbullah’s Ambush at Ansariyeh was, at the time, the most concussive, most remarkable, most comprehensive defeat of the usurping Zionist entity’s occupation army in history. As a standalone operation, it still very well may hold that distinction to this day. Continue reading On The 21st Anniversary Of Hizbullah’s Ambush At Ansariyeh, We Celebrate The Event That Shook ‘Israel’ To Its Rotten Core
by Jonathan Azaziah
International Al-Quds Day just wouldn’t be complete without a Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speech! And what a speech it was! Speaking from Sayyed al-Shouhada Complex in Dahiyeh, the saintly leader of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance gave us one for the ages in honor of the annual event for Palestine and Al-Quds set up by Imam Khomeini (R.A.) 38 years ago. Sayyed Abou Hadi was his usual fiery and eloquent self of course, stomping mudholes in Saudi Arabia for deepening its ties with the Zionist enemy as well as its baseless and idiotic threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran. As expected, he saluted the steadfast Yemeni nation for its militant and principled opposition to Zionism and its efforts to mobilize for Al-Quds, emphatically declaring, “Yemen proved that it will never be part of the scheme to sell out Palestine, neither for a throne, nor Trump. It is still fighting and will continue fighting until the end.” Continue reading Sayyed Nasrallah Gives Game-Changing Speech For Al-Quds Day, Says Hundreds Of Thousands Of Arab and Muslim Fighters Could Hit ‘Israel’ In Next War
by Jonathan Azaziah
And the final word, not to mention the best word, goes to his Eminence, our guide and our pride, the liberator of Lebanon, the leader of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance and the chief representative of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) legacy in our age, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah! In his latest speech 48 hours ago, Hizbullah’s Secretary-General took to task Saudi Arabia’s “Crown Prince” Mohammad Bin Salman in a way that only Nasrallah himself could and delivered what can solely be described as a megaton-knockout blow on the matter of Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.): “The advent of Al-Mahdi is not conjecture but an absolute fact. It is an inevitability. He will emerge in the holy city of Mecca and the people of the Arabian Peninsula will pledge allegiance to him and follow him. When he arrives, there isn’t any unjust king or tyrant who will survive. That day is coming and neither you o’ Saud, nor your children, nor your fathers, nor your grandfathers can change this Divinely-mandated destiny.” BANG! Sayyed Abou Hadi went on to say, in a full-on reinforcement of just how important Islamic unity is to the Resistance Axis, that there is no dispute among Sunnis or Shi’a about how the prophesied reign of Imam al-Qa’im (A.S.)–regardless of the difference in opinion of some whether his birth happened or is set to come–will eradicate oppression and topple tyranny. Typically, as the whole “Islamic” world sat on its hands, choked and silenced by Khaleeji petro-cash, while Al-Saud insulted a core belief held by just about the entirety of the Ummah, it was none other than Nasrallah who once more came to our rescue. Continue reading Sayyed Nasrallah At His Best: Destroys Al-Saud For Its Attack On Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.) and Tells ‘Israel’ That No Fence Will Stop Hizbullah From Entering Palestine
by Jonathan Azaziah
Striking Star Salutes, salaams, bent knees, bowed heads, tilted fitteds, RIPs, raised fists and Al-Fatiha for Hajj Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.), assassinated by the usurping Zionist entity’s Mossad 9 years ago today in the Kfar Sousa area of Damascus. The architect of Hizbullah’s hybrid conventional-asymmetrical military doctrine and the most formidable moujahid of the last 100 years (and then some) hands down, left this world fighting the enemy he spent his whole life outmaneuvering, outthinking, outfighting and defeating at every turn. It may ***seem*** contradictory or incorrect even to make such a statement, considering it was indeed the Jewish supremacist tumor which murdered Mughniyeh in the “end”. But… Funny word, “end”, isn’t it? Because when we look at what Hajj Imad left behind in the wake of his martyrdom, it should be as evident to all as the night sky is black and the day sky is blue that the only thing ‘Israel’ killed on February 12th, 2008, and the only thing ‘Israel’ brought an “end” to, is the physical body of the larger-than-LIFE Hizbullah Commander. Continue reading Now 9 Years Since His Assassination, Hizbullah Grand Martyr Hajj Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.) Still Strikes Fear Deep In The Blackened Hearts Of Zionists
by Jonathan Azaziah
If you don’t believe in miracles, it is only because you never heard of Ali “Bilal” Saleh. This legendary Hizbullah martyr, who was also known for being a leading moujahid on the Nabatiyeh front prior to the historic liberation of Lebanon in May 2000, singlehandedly changed the course of the 2006 July War. Before the aggression came to a close, the ‘Israelis’ (Unit 162) had made their way into the ultra-vital arena of Wadi al-Hujeir with a horde of their allegedly “invincible” Merkava tanks and were looking to set up shop on the Litani River, not only for military positioning but also for energy purposes, as stealing precious Lebanese water resources has always been a strategic goal of the Zionist occupation.
But Bilal, a glorious guerrilla veteran with genius-level battlefield intellect and the “eyes of an eagle” who had accuracy with projectiles unlike anything ever seen before in the Resistance’s history, was NOT about to let such a calamity happen on his watch. He declared that the advancement of the Zionists’ tanks had be halted and with his comrades wounded all around him, he adopted this mission as his alone. Bilal himself was hurt as well but it didn’t matter! He moved from Syrian-provided Kornet launcher to Syrian-provided Kornet launcher, neutralizing tank after tank while taking cover behind the rocks and trees of Lebanon’s heavenly landscape like the true son of the Jnoub he was; like a formidable, elusive, Mouqawamist ninja-jinn! For the last 30 years, the ‘Israeli’ military leadership has routinedly described Hizbullah’s moujahideen as “ghosts” the way they deliver an attack on a target and then collapse into the background like they never were even there to begin with. Ali “Bilal” Saleh, may ALLAH (SWT) be pleased with him, proved himself to be the Prince of the Ghosts. Continue reading Hizbullah Martyr Ali “Bilal” Saleh: One Man Army, Miracle-Maker and Superhero
by Jonathan Azaziah
Today is a day of celebration brothers and sisters. Because today is the day, ten years ago, that Hizbullah saved the world. Egged on by the Judaic Neocon Shadow Government that perpetrated 9/11 and controlled the Bush presidency, ‘Israel’ invaded Lebanon on July 12th, 2006 with the express purpose of decapitating the Lebanese Islamic Resistance, reoccupying Lebanon and finalizing the New Middle East project that would ultimately topple the Palestinian Mouqawamah in Gaza, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Iraqi Resistance and the Islamic Republic of Iran. But Hizbullah, led by that babyfaced beacon of hope known as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and guided on the battlefield by (now-martyred) luminaries like Hajj Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.), Hajj Moustafa “Sayyed Zulfiqar” Badreddine (R.A.), Muhammad “Abou Issa” Issa (R.A.) and Hajj Alaa Bosnia Ali Fayyad (R.A.), had other ideas entirely. Continue reading Ten Years Since The July War, When Hizbullah Defeated ‘Israel’ and Saved The World
by Amal Saad, Al-Akhbar English
Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria has been criticized by many in the Arab world as a sign that “they have abandoned resistance to fight fellow Muslims.” Their recent qualitative operation in Sheba’a against an Israeli military convoy, however, serves as a reminder that the movement has not shifted its focus away from Israel and is able to fight on several fronts simultaneously.
Hezbollah’s continued prioritization of its resistance activity, while entangled in multiple military theaters across the region, indicates that it has transcended its original, singular mission of resisting Israel. Confronting Israel is now one role among several others Hezbollah has assumed in the post-uprising regional political order, which has ushered in the rise of Takfirism. Outgrowing its resistance role, Hezbollah now assumes responsibility for guarding Lebanon’s borders, facilitating homeland security and counter-terrorism, as well as counter-insurgency operations in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading From Classic to Post-Resistance: On Hizbullah’s Transformation
Israeli calculations don’t always meet their goals. In 1982, the Israeli army invaded Lebanon and killed more than 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinians — mostly civilians, as usual — in the hope of ridding Lebanon of the Israeli occupation’s enemies. The results of that invasion are well-known, but let’s just say that Israel never had more formidable opponents and resisters than the ones that its own brutality and savagery produced in Lebanon. Furthermore, Israel often casually invades and bombs for electoral benefit. Shimon Peres could never run a campaign without engaging in a massacre or bombing campaign. Crimes and massacres are part of Israel’s electoral politics.
It’s unclear what Israel’s motives are in this campaign. Typically, Western media and Arab oil media volunteer that those who were killed were planning an attack on Israel. No one asks how the Israeli military is able to read Arab minds and predict what every Arab is up to at any point of their existence. It can thus tell when an Arab considers engaging in a “terrorist” attack, and kills him before he acts. This gives Israel the right to kill any Arab anywhere.
It’s possible that Israel was testing the readiness and vigilance of its enemy, Hezbollah. It is also possible that Israel has assumed that Hezbollah is too distracted to respond to Israeli attacks. On both counts, Israel was wrong. Israel does not understand Hezbollah, and has a long history of misunderstanding its enemies. Israel (like the Saudi clients in Lebanon) assumes wrongly that Hizbullah is no more than a client of the Iranian regime and that it has no domestic home-grown basis. In fact, Hizbullah’s roots in Lebanon are now more entrenched than ever, and it has succeeded in equipping the population (even beyond its constituency) with a culture of resistance to Israel and its aggression. Continue reading Hizbullah and the New Rules of Engagement
by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, Open Democracy
One of the main “lessons learned” from the war of July-August 2006 is that the modern concept of asymmetric warfare, which emerged in the late 1990s in the United States, is already in dire need of revision. Hizbollah’s military performance during the war demonstrates that asymmetric warfare can no longer be identified exclusively with political actors who adopt “non-traditional” methods “that differ significantly from the opponent’s usual mode of operations” (as per the US military’s definition). Continue reading The Hizbullah Project: Last War, Next War