I usually try to stay away from criticizing political parties and leaders, mainly because all of them are partners in crime. When you know that you have a bag of rotten and corrupt oranges, there is no point of simply evaluating which orange is more rotten than the other, which one has more mould, or the reeks the most. The logical decision at that point is to get rid of the whole bag, start with fresh and shiny oranges.
Today, though, I feel compelled to pinpoint one political party, the party with a gun, the party that approves no festive party, the “party of god”, the one and only Hezbollah.
Hezbollah, unlike the rest of its Lebanese partners in crime, has never concealed its tight relationship with Iran. It is Iran after all that created Hezbollah and continues to train its fighters. Hezbollah’s infamous leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has publicly decalred that Hezbollah will jump to defend Iran if it is ever attacked by Israel, and his latest declaration was in September 2012. For those with the slightest knowledge about Hezbollah and the Middle East, I am not sharing with you something new, but for those who receive this information as a revelation, check out the resemblance between the emblem of Hezbollah and that of the Pasdaran, a.k.a Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.
So what’s new? Why am I shedding light on what is already obvious? Why target Hezbollah today, out of all the parties that have been selling Lebanon?
Today, more than ever, Hezbollah and Iran owe Lebanon an explanation. Take a look at the 10 Riyal postage stamp that is circulated in Iran.
The stamp commemorates the martyrs of Hezbollah in Lebanon. Isn’t this an obvious breach of Lebanon’s sovereignty as a nation? I understand the bff relationship between Iran and Hezbollah, but why does Iran need to have Hezbollah’s emblem covering the Lebanese territories instead of the Lebanese flag? Why does Iran need to commemorate the Lebanese martyrs in the first place?
What does Hezbollah have to say about this in the first place? How can Hezbollah justify such a demeaning document? What can its big-bellied, tie-less MPs and representatives say to logically justify this? Will they even attempt to justify it, or consider it normal and not even worth concealing with the whole world’s knowledge of its non-matrimonial marriage to Iran.
As a Lebanese, I ask my government (which is controlled by Hezbollah) to question the Iranian ambassador about the motives of this stamp and ban its circulation.
As a Lebanese, I ask Hezbollah to denounce the usage and circulation of this stamp in Iran and ask the Iranian state for an apology to the Lebanese people and its government.