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Jun 23, 2013
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Lebanese March 14 Politician Compares Hizbullah to Nazism and Fascism

#3912 | 01:52
Source: MTV (Lebanon)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Saleh El Machnouk, a Lebanese politician of the March 14 Alliance, which aired on Murr TV on June 23, 3013:


Saleh El Machnouk: Our country is occupied by a terror organization called Hizbullah. It controls the state, controls the security agencies...


Interviewer: How can you say that the resistance, which defends the land, is occupying it?


Saleh El Machnouk: That is a lie, which was born not today, but in 1983. The resistance to the occupation is a lie.


Interviewer: The liberation of South Lebanon was a lie?


Saleh El Machnouk: It is all a lie. Let me say clearly: If in 1991, the Syrian regime and Hizbullah had let the Lebanese army enter the south, Israel would have withdrawn that very day. It is all a lie.


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Interviewer: You can criticize Hizbullah, but you must admit the victories they had.


Saleh El Machnouk: Hitler gained victories in World War II. That is not a criterion. Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini all had victories. Force is not a criterion for justice or patriotism. There is a core issue here – this country is under occupation. We must comprehend that we are living in an occupied country, with a terror organization – true, one that enjoys popular support, but an organization that is terrorist in nature and ideology.


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The March 14 Alliance must not sit in the same government as Hizbullah, because this time, it is not a question of concessions. It is about treason. Anyone who sits with Hizbullah in the government is a traitor. This is complicity in the spilling of Syrian blood.


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