Lebanese journalist Rami Naim said in an August 16, 2022 show on Voice of Lebanon Radio that Hizbullah fears domestic war more than it fears an external war, and that if Hizbullah does not allow Lebanon to become a sovereign country, then it should go to war, since the Lebanese people and Hizbullah cannot live together. He said that Hizbullah and its followers can "go die" and become martyrs for their cause, but that he wants his children to live. Naim said that Lebanon is a peaceful country that wants to live in peace and love, and he said that Hizbullah can "feel free to die." For more information about Rami Naim, see MEMRI TV clip no 8345.
Rami Naim: "[Hizbullah] fears a domestic war more than an external war. They are the ones who are afraid today. It is our duty to tell Hizbullah: If you do not let us turn [Lebanon] into a sovereign country – go to war."
Reporter: "Or let us go our separate ways..."
Rami Naim: "Brother, let them go to war. We tried to call for partition. But they refuse. 'Lebanon will not be partitioned,' they say. What can we do? How can we live together? I want to live. You want to die. Go die. Go and take your son with you so he can be martyred for your cause. I want my son to live.
"I am willing for my son to be martyred for Lebanon, but if it's not for Lebanon – I did not bring my son to this life in order to die. I brought him to this world to love. I want him to live.
"We are a peaceful country. We are not a fighting country. We are not a nuclear country. We are a peaceful country. We are a small country and we want to live in peace and love. We want to live with one another. Go die and let us live. Feel free to die. I don't want to die. I want to live."