Lebanese researcher Rafic Nasrallah said in a July 31, 2022 show on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that if Israel or the U.S. begin terrorizing Lebanon again, then Lebanon's best option is to go to war. He said that Lebanon can completely destroy all of northern Israel and that Lebanon is already "half dead." In addition, he criticized Lebanon's historical corruption. For more about Rafic Nasrallah, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9321, 9115, and 5319.
Rafic Nasrallah: "They might target [Lebanon's] security. They might use car bombs against us..."
Moderator: "The Israelis?"
Nasrallah: "The Israelis, the Americans, and all the parties involved in the chaos in the region. Okay? They will go back to their old practices. What happened during the time of the terror attacks? They would send car bombs, causing security chaos in Lebanon.
"They will do this in order to undermine our domestic stability. What will you do then? Take the plunge and go to war. This will be the best option. If that's what they do, we also have options. We can entirely destroy northern Israel."
Moderator: "Can Lebanon withstand a war?"
Nasrallah: "It can withstand..."
Moderator: "In light of the difficult economic situation..."
Nasrallah: "Can Lebanon withstand death? Aren't we already half dead?"
Moderator: "Are you convinced that this 'death' of the Lebanese stems from the 'siege'?"
Moderator: "Doesn't it stem from the corruption?"
Nasrallah: "Part of it does. A small part. We have had corruption since the days of the Phoenicians. We have always been the most corrupt people – both the public and the rulers. I am not accusing everybody else. I am accusing all of us. We are all corrupt."