TRAINED SOLDIERS AND COMMITTED WELFARE WORKERS, NOT "GUNMEN"
Despite the removal of Hezbollah and Iran from U.S. threat list after a security assessment in March 2015, the mainstream media persistently refers to Hezbollah fighters as ""gunmen."" Al-Nusra and ISIL invaders are addressed as "rebels" or "rebel fighters," sometimes going to the extent of calling them "jihadist fighters." They are carefully never specified as "terrorists" since the Western collaboration with Al Qaeda began in March 2011. Fierce Buddhist mobs loitering across towns and villages in Burma with machetes, knives, spears and swords hunting down the defenseless minority are spoken of as ""intrinsically peaceful."" But Hezbollah, fighting for the preservation of their homeland against Israeli occupation of south Lebanese territories and Al Qaeda's attempted occupation of the Qalamoun region are supposed to be""gunmen."" Fortunately this tittle-tattle isn't having too magical an affect any longer. Truth eventually catches up. It has come to a point when even the non-political dummies often enjoy a hearty laugh at the quality bulk rubbish that glorifies brazen violence with a new twist, distorting the principle of genuine self-defense and in the process defacing the undisputed fundamentals of sovereignty and civilization.
Taking a quick look at the incident in Israeli-occupied Sheebaa Farm, January 2015. If you refresh your memory a bit, you will recall that Israel carried out an unprovoked airstrike fatally wounding 10 Hezbollah soldiers and three prominent members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Quneitra District of Syria near Golan Heights. Hezbollah held Israel responsible for the needless offensive and said it would retaliate. Keeping its promise, Hezbollah responded on January 27, killing two Israeli soldiers and wounding 7. Israel's usual panic and guilt resulted in a flurry of 50 artillery shells that only succeeded in killing a Spanish UN peacekeeper. The conflict left Israel red-faced and pretty much trounced by Hezbollah. Two days after Israel's humiliating defeat, Syyed Hassan Nasrallah made a splendid speech with nothing to hide and honest to the core, at a ceremony in memory of the Quneitra martyrs making it clear that it was now a tit-for-tat war.
Hassan Nasrallah in memory of the Quneitra martyrs:
"They killed us in broad daylight, we killed them in broad daylight. They killed us around 11:30 am, we killed them at 11:30 am. They targeted two cars, we targeted two cars. They had killed and wounded, we too had martyrs". Hezbollah is no longer concerned with anything called the 'rules of engagement'. It is our right, our legal right and our moral right, to confront the aggression at any time, any place and in any form whatsoever. We do not want a war—this is not weak talk—but we are not afraid of war."
No comments from the cowards nor their allies. Revenge is sought through disparaging comments stamping a party of honorable soldiers fighting for the defense and sovereignty of their homeland as ""gunmen.""
Similarly not a word within the international community on Hezbollah's series of spectacular victories against Western backed ANF and ISIL in the region of Qalamoun mountains (on both sides of Lebanese-Syrian border) other than the boundless propaganda by BBC on "loss of civilian lives" using that tape-recorded hyperbole - Assad's barrel bombs and Hezbollah gunmen - as if those heavily armed Al Qaeda invaders were peacefully enjoying popsicles and ice-cream instead of wreaking havoc in Al-Zabadani and using civilians as human shields, all too common a strategy taught to Al-Qaeda by Mossad.
Hezbollah, described by Leith Fadel, has a unique way of accomplishing its goal like none other. They don't seek praise nor attention. They simply do their job to protect the sovereignty of their land and people, and then they leave without a trace. They never wait even to be congratulated. Quoting an excerpt from Fadel's refreshing piece, "Unseen Vanguard of Resistance:"
The thought of martyrdom is not something they fear, it's something they welcome as their duty to Allah .. Hezbollah is not open to public. Those select few that fight for Hezbollah belong to a fraternity of men that fight that derive from Lebanon's Shiia population (predominantly the Naatiyeh, Beqaa and Beirut Governorates). They captured most of the Qalamoun Mountains without boasting many pictures or videos of their successes. In fact most of the media images that are presented to the public from the Qalamoun belong to the National Defense Forces and the Syrian Arab Army's 1st Armored Division; however, just one problem, Hezbollah did most of the fighting on the border of Lebanon. Not surprising, when the historical village of Ma'loula was liberated, Hezbollah did most of the fighting. Once the battle was won, a Hezbollah soldier rang the church bell to announce victory. As the media and civilians from neighboring towns rushed to Ma'loula after the battle, Hezbollah was nowhere to be found."
Hezbollah participates in the Lebanese Parliament and is an integral part of the country's government. They have their own Army which is about the most disciplined and organized fighting force in the world. They make their own weapons, have their own flag and uniforms ... unlike the Saudis who import both weapons and uniforms and have audaciously desecrated the Shahadah on their flag by associating it with the sword.
Along with the superb work of Resisting the bullies and periodically thrashing them, Hezbollah is the most efficient and trusted NON-PROFIT social welfare organization for Lebanese Shiites, legally registered with the Lebanese Government. If you step into any branch of Hezbollah's welfare office, you will be more than just a little impressed. Hezbolllah workers are dedicatedly attending to customers within its numerous branches consisting of a highly organized system of social-service. It includes Islamic Health unit (unlike the super-flop Hillarycare and Obamacare), Education unit, Loan application unit, the Jihad Construction Foundation, the Martyrs’ Foundation, the Foundation for the Wounded and the Khomeini Support Committee. Hezbollah’s Martyrs’ Foundation is further extended having the Social Unit that provides service to those affected by Hezbollah’s military struggle with Israel, offering financial assistance, health and social support to the families of martyrs who have been killed in combat. The Foundation for the Wounded grants assistance to civilians injured by Israeli assaults. No periodical "austerity cuts" as we perpetually dread prior to the announcement of every federal budget. Hezbollah's non-profit welfare system works without the inseparable Western concept of sky-high taxes so the bandits in suits and neckties can live in luxury and retire a decade earlier than the common citizens with a six-figure yearly pension.
Both Hezbollah members and the Lebanese Shiite population are fully confidant that Hezbollah will selflessly meet the needs of the suffering residents when they become victims of conﬂict, concerning which Hezbollah has never failed in the past. This is just the summary. Details on the variety of services provided by Hezbollah to its community would go on for pages.
Voice of the oppressed, model of justice, never mealy-
mouthed nor pretentious - the gentle and loyal Hezbollah
leader has no such time wasting gimmicks as "turning the
other cheek" in his neat book of policies .. you play fair
with me, I'll play fair with you.