A recent survey conducted by the Beirut Center for Research and Information revealed that 67% of Lebanon’s Christians believe that country’s Islamic resistance Hizbullah is protecting Lebanon from ISIL terrorists and Israel.
The survey revealed that 67 percent of Christians support Hizbullah’s military actions in Syria, in comparison to only 39 percent in June 2013 and 53 percent in February 2014.
Moreover, 58 percent of those surveyed are against replacing members of Hizbullah with international peacekeeping forces, such as INIFIL, to counter attacks by extremist groups on the eastern borders with Syria.
The survey also revealed that 65 percent of those surveyed do not believe that the threat of ISIL attacking Lebanon is in retaliation for Hizbullah’s presence in Syria, contrary to what certain political factions believe.
Furthermore, 73 percent of those surveyed said they “do not believe that the US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria aim at eradicating ISIS.”
On Monday, Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned ISIL terrorists operating along Syrian-Lebanon border to retreat or die.
Nasrallah said the militants on the outskirts of Ersal and Qalamoun will either die or surrender. “The takfiris are incapable of invading the Bekaa Valley because they are surrounded and trapped,” Nasrallah asserted. “These militants only have two options: either to die from cold or leave in civilian clothing to Lebanon and Syria.”
Nasrallah said “with every passing day, we become more certain that our fighting in Syria is for the protection of Lebanon.”
“The Resistance axis is in a triumphant position today,” Nasrallah said, adding that “when you thwart the enemy’s plans you triumph, knowing that it will be a long fight before the final victory.”
Nasrallah sees it as a “golden opportunity to end the takfiri’s project.”
According to Nasrallah, the war in Syria does not aim at toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but at redrawing the map of the region, stressing that ISIS serves the interests of the US and Turkey.
In this context, Nasrallah noted that the international coalition’s attacks against ISIS are “hemming in” the group by establishing red lines, near Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Erbil, that are not to be crossed, adding that all the US-led airstrikes on ISIS do not amount to even one day of airstrikes launched by Israel on Lebanon in 2006.
Nasrallah said the US is using ISIS to intimidate and manipulate the countries in the Middle East in order to impose its dominance on the region, especially in Syria and Iraq, adding that Turkey will not join the coalition or provide assistance for Syrian Kurds in Kobane unless it is granted substantial strategic or geographical gains that might include taking full control of Aleppo.
In April 2012, Sheikh Nasrallah was interviewed by Julian Assange for RT. During the interview Nasrallah called Israel an illegal entity built on Palestinian land. And just becuase the Jews are occupying the land by force – it doesn’t make it their country under international and moral laws.
Andrew McGregor in an article at Jewish The Jamestown Foundation on April 18, 2014 said that Syrian army was able to defeat anti-Assad rebels only when Hizbullah fighters intervened in Syria along Lebanese border. He also claimed that Hizbullah military success in Syria sent a powerful message to Israel that it’s now capable of inflicting more damage to Israeli forces than it did in 2006.
Since Hizbullah fighters were able to force Israeli occupation forces and their Christian Phalagist allies to withdraw from south Lebanon in 2000 after waging an eighteen-year arms resistance, the organization changed from a Shia religious-social organization into national defenders. In 2006, when Hizbullah humiliated Jewish army and its western supporters during the 34-day war, it won the hearts of all patriotic Lebanese, Shias, Sunnis, Christians and Druze.
Watch below, Lebanon’s top female singer Julia Boutros showing her Christian love for Hizbullah.