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Oct 18, 2021
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Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah: The Lebanese Forces Party Is The Biggest Threat To The Existence And Security Of Christians In Lebanon; We Have 100,000 Trained Fighters

#9138 | 02:07
Source: The Internet - "U-News (Lebanon)"

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that Samir Geagea and his Lebanese Forces Party are the greatest threat to the existence and security of the Christians in Lebanon today. He made his remarks in a public address that was aired on U-News (Lebanon) on October 18, 2021. Nasrallah said that the Lebanese Forces Party really wants a civil war in Lebanon, which will drive the Christians into Christian enclaves ruled by the Lebanese Forces Party. He added that Hizbullah has an armed force of 100,000 fighting men. He explained that he is divulging this information in order to "prevent civil war" rather than to instigate one. Nasrallah's speech comes following a recent shootout in which seven members of Hizbullah were killed.

Hassan Nasrallah: "Civil war constitutes the real plan of the Lebanese Forces party, because civil war will lead to demographic changes, which will cram the Christians into a specific area, like in [their] past dreams, where they will establish a Christian canton, a Christian state, or a Christian ghetto, which will be dominated by the Lebanese Forces party.

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"The greatest threat to Christian existence in Lebanon is the Lebanese Forces party and its leader [Samir Geagea]. The greatest threat to the security of the Christian community is that political party and its leader

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"[Geagea,] you should pay attention to the following figure. This is the first time I divulge this figure, and I do it to prevent a civil war, rather than to threaten to start one. You know me, I never say something that is not true. I belong to the school that maintains that lies are not useful even in psychological warfare. Only truth and reliability are useful in psychological warfare.

"Look, the military framework of Hizbullah alone... We do not deny that we have a military framework, weapons, and capabilities. Hizbullah alone... And I am only talking about the men. I am talking only about the Lebanese who have been Lebanese for over 100 years, not from the past decade... Trained men, who are well-organized, armed, experienced, and with high morale... If they were given a signal, not even an order, to storm the mountains, they will remove them... Write it down, there are 100,000 such fighters."

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