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Jan 09, 2005
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Advisor to Lebanese President Lahoud: Hizbullah Is Our Only Card

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Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

The following are excerpts from an interview with the international affairs advisor for Lebanese president Lahoud, Dr. George Dib on Al-Manar TV that aired on January 9, 2005:

Dib: He [Lahoud] believes that the only card Lebanon can play - to prevent the resettlement [of refugees in Lebanon], and to eventually get compensation as part of the basic solution, and to protect our water in the South is the card of resistance. Classic war is worthless. Any country can invade another, if one of them is powerful and the other is weak, within a week.

Host: Do you believe the card of the resistance is safe today, despite all this pressure and the call to implement resolution 1559?

Dib: We need to keep it secure. We need to keep the resistance safe, because that is the only card that we can play.

I believe in this policy of President Lahoud. And I believe that I've said it before, and I'll say it again, give me a card other than resistance, that will guarantee that there will be no resettlement of refugees and I'll abandon the resistance. Any other card. Give me any card other than the resistance card. Classic war has no value.

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