lundi 29 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah: Trump uses ISIS to legitimize US Occupation of the Middle East

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, on January 20, 2018




[...] As for regional issues, I'll be brief. What happened during the last days proves conclusively what we and others have said during the early events in the region (in 2011) about American objectives. Well, yesterday, the US Secretary of State, [Rex] Tillerson, announced - it is not a Tweet from Trump: Tillerson spoke after a well-planned meeting with his entourage, an assessment of the situation, etc., this is not a mere Tweet; Trump himself may indeed publish (inconsiderate) Tweets -, (Tillerson) announced that US forces would remain in Iraq, and that US forces would remain in Syria (indefinitely). 
Well, why do you want to stay in Iraq and Syria? In fact, when you created the international coalition, and came to Iraq and Syria at the time, you said that you did not intend to stay - see the hypocrisy of the United States -, you said that you did not intend to stay, that you were only coming to push back ISIS. And the people who have contributed the least to push back and defeat ISIS are you, the Americans. Well, now, what does (Tillerson) say? He said that the US forces and bases will remain in Iraq and Syria to prevent the return of ISIS. Magnificent.

I want to remind what we said a few years ago - you can check the archives. When we said - not just us, many have said it in the region - that the USA have created ISIS to have a pretext and an excuse to return their armed forces in the region, and especially in Iraq, after the people, the government and the heroic resistance of Iraq kicked them out, and after Iraqis refused that the Americans keep military bases and their soldiers and officers receive diplomatic immunity, (so) Obama decided to retreat. 
Well, how do the Americans want the return to Iraq? They need an excuse to return to Iraq. They created ISIS to return to Iraq. And today, on the pretext of ISIS, they want to stay (indefinitely) in Iraq. Similarly, under the pretext of ISIS, they came to Syria, and on the pretext of ISIS, they want to stay (indefinitely) in Syria. As the whole world knows, as Trump himself acknowledged, it's the United States that created ISIS. 
Today I can say to the Americans, so that they do not mislead the public: you want ISIS not to come back? It is sufficient for you to not bring it back, and ISIS will not return. Do not ask your Gulf allies in the region to give ISIS money and weapons, and ISIS will not return. Do not ask countries around the world to provide all kinds of help to the takfiris to join ISIS, and ISIS will not return. Preventing ISIS to return to Iraq and Syria does not require US bases or US forces. Iraqis can take care of preventing ISIS to resurface. And the Syrians will take care to prevent ISIS to resurface. And the claims of the US Secretary of State are only lies, hypocrisy, deceit and deception against the peoples of the region, he fabricates spurious pretexts from thin air in order to maintain US forces and bases in the region, which is the real goal. Today, it is clear and obvious.
Of course, in Syria, the Syrian government announced its position, and it is clear that US forces did not coordinate with the Syrians. But in Iraq, it is unclear if the US government has an agreement with the Iraqi government to keep these bases. We have no information about it. Or is it that the Americans merely inform Irak and Iraqis that they will stay in their territory, without their consent or agreement, whether they like it or not? I consider it as one of the great challenges facing the Iraqi government, the Iraqi people and the Iraqi leaders and political forces :the United States want to impose again, on their conditions, their bases to the Iraqis under the pretext of ISIS. [...]

lundi 22 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah denouces Steven Spielberg's support for Israel

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 19, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the death of Fayez Moghniyeh, father of martyrs Jihad, Fouad and Imad Moghniyeh



[...] The third point concerns the normalization (of relations) with the Israeli enemy. This is a point of dispute and debates in Lebanon, which were held (again) recently. I call that, in a particular place - such as the government, the Assembly -, calmly, with all departments, all people, all parliamentary groups concerned, is held a discussion that will lead to a position on what is to be considered as a sign of normalization with the Israeli enemy. The (rejection) of the principle of normalization (with Israel) is an official Lebanese position. Lebanon is determined not to normalize relations with the Israeli enemy, as long as there is no "just and comprehensive peace" as they call it. Well, where is the "just and comprehensive peace"? Lebanon must implement its commitment not to normalize relations with the Israeli enemy. 

This issue must be addressed and resolved, so that there are no problems in the country. In the sense that tomorrow, on the pretext that this or that falls under the category of art, tourism or whatsoever... We will not go into religious or intellectual debates in this political question. For example, a Lebanese director [Ziad Doueiri] will go to Occupied Palestine, to the Israeli embassy, apply for a visa, goes back and forth, finally makes it (after obtaining the visa) and shoots a movie there, and it would not be normalization? If this is not normalization, you must explain me what normalization is.

dimanche 21 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah dénonce le soutien de Steven Spielberg à Israël

Discours du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, le 19 janvier 2018, à l’occasion de la commémoration du décès du père des martyrs Jihad, Fouad et Imad Moghniyeh

Transcription :  

Le troisième point concerne la normalisation (des relations) avec l’ennemi israélien. C’est un point de discorde et de débats au Liban, qui se sont tenus dernièrement. J’appelle à ce que calmement, dans un endroit déterminé – par exemple au gouvernement, à l’Assemblée –, avec tous les ministères, toutes les personnes, tous les groupes parlementaires concernés, se tienne une discussion qui aboutisse à une position sur ce que sont les signes de normalisation avec l’ennemi israélien. Le (rejet) du principe même de normalisation (avec Israël) est une position libanaise officielle. Le Liban est résolu à ne pas normaliser ses relations avec l’ennemi israélien, tant qu’il n’y aura pas ce qu’ils appellent une « paix juste et globale ».  
Eh bien, où est donc la « paix juste et globale » ? Le Liban doit appliquer son engagement à ne pas normaliser ses relations avec l’ennemi israélien. Cette question doit être adressée et résolue, afin qu’il n’y ait pas de problèmes dans le pays. Au sens où demain, au prétexte que telle ou telle chose relèveraient de l’art, du tourisme ou autre… Nous ne voulons pas entrer dans les débats religieux ou de pensée pour cette question politique. Par exemple, qu’un réalisateur libanais [Ziad Doueiri] se rende en Palestine occupée, à l’ambassade israélienne, demande un visa, y fasse des allers et retour, s’y rende finalement (après obtention du visa) et tourne un film là-bas, et cela ne serait pas de la normalisation ? Si cela n’est pas de la normalisation, il faut nous expliquer ce qu’est la normalisation. O mon frère, je suis un libanais et je te demande de m’expliquer ce que signifie la normalisation des relations avec l’ennemi israélien. Qu’est-ce que c’est ?   

samedi 20 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah answers Trump on Hezbollah's drug trafficking

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 19, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the death of Fayez Moghniyeh, father of martyrs Jihad, Fouad and Imad Moghniyeh



In recent weeks, US accusations were made. They are not new but they are taking a new dimension. The US Department of Justice created a commission of inquiry that will come to Lebanon - I do not know if it is already there, the media have not made it clear - to meet with officials and Lebanese parties and to investigate. About what ? The Hezbollah links with drug trafficking. 

A story was concocted in the US, that Obama would have prevented any investigation on the issue of Hezbollah drug trafficking, but Trump, being more intransigent, formed this Inquiry. The same approach is being carried out by France, and it seems there has been arrests of people linked to drug trafficking, money laundering, etc. 

Anyway, I will not dwell at length on this subject, but I want to remind our unchanging position of principle. I want to tell you and all the spectators, categorically, that these are fabrications and false accusations which are not based on any fact and have no truth. Hezbollah, regarding this issue, has a clear religious, legal and ethic position. For us, the drug trade is illegal, prohibited, and is even among the major sins. And we prohibit drug trafficking even in the society of the enemy. Perhaps someone will say what is wrong with selling drugs to Israeli society to destroy it (from within)? Even the drug trade with Israeli society to destroy it is illicit in our view. The drug trafficking and spread are by principle illicit (whatever the circumstances) even to an enemy society. This has nothing to do with (warfare). Such are our ethics, such is our commitment, which stands absolutely.

Hassan Nasrallah répond aux accusations US sur le trafic de drogue du Hezbollah

Discours du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, le 19 janvier 2018, à loccasion de la commémoration du décès du père des martyrs Jihad, Fouad et Imad Moghniyeh

Transcription : 

[…] Durant les dernières semaines, des accusations américaines ont été portées. Elles ne sont pas nouvelles mais prennent une nouvelle dimension. Le Ministère de la Justice américain a créé une Commission d’enquête qui va venir au Liban – je ne sais pas si elle est déjà là, les médias ne l’ont pas clairement précisé – pour rencontrer des responsables et des partis libanais et faire une enquête. Sur quoi ? Sur les liens du Hezbollah avec le trafic de drogue. Une histoire a été concoctée aux Etats-Unis, selon laquelle Obama aurait empêché toute investigation sur la question du trafic de drogue du Hezbollah, mais que Trump, plus intransigeant, a formé cette Commission d’enquête. La même démarche est actuellement menée par la France, et il y aurait des arrestations de personnes liées au trafic de drogue, au blanchiment d’argent, etc.

Vladimir Poutine : face à Trump, Kim-Jong Un a gagné haut la main

Entretien de Vladimir Poutine  avec les médias et agences de presse russes, 11 janvier 2018

En prélude à la journée de la presse russe, le 13 janvier, Vladimir Poutine s'est rendu à la rédaction du journal Komsomolskaya Pravda avec les médias et les agences de presse russes. La discussion a porté sur les problèmes professionnels actuels.

Transcription :

[...] Journaliste : Monsieur le Président, j'ai une question à propos de la péninsule coréenne. La nouvelle année a apporté de bonnes nouvelles sur les contacts, les tendances et les rencontres possibles. En même temps, il y a des nouvelles alarmantes au sujet des boutons nucléaires et de la question de savoir qui a le plus gros. Que pensez-vous des développements concernant la péninsule coréenne dans les premiers jours de la nouvelle année?

Vladimir Poutine : Je pense que Kim-Jong Un a évidemment gagné ce round. Il a atteint son objectif stratégique. Il a une ogive nucléaire, et maintenant il a aussi un missile avec une portée globale de 13 000 kilomètres, qui peut atteindre presque n'importe quelle partie du globe, au moins sur le territoire de son adversaire potentiel. Et maintenant il veut clarifier, calmer ou dé-escalader la situation. 

jeudi 18 janvier 2018

Norman Finkelstein : l'aide US aux Palestiniens coûte moins qu'un yacht saoudien

Interview de Norman Finkelstein sur Democracy Now, le 10 janvier 2018 

Transcription : 

Amy Goodman : Israël fait face à une éventuelle enquête de la Cour pénale internationale concernant des crimes de guerre durant son agression de 2014 contre Gaza et l’expansion persistante des colonies de peuplement en Cisjordanie occupée. Selon la chaîne de télévision israélienne Channel 10, le Conseil de sécurité nationale israélien a récemment averti les législateurs israéliens que la CPI pourrait ouvrir une enquête durant cette année. Malgré l’avertissement, le ministre israélien de la Défense a annoncé mardi qu’Israël approuverait la construction de centaines de nouvelles habitations en Cisjordanie. Les dirigeants palestiniens ont commencé à demander une enquête de la CPI peu après l’agression de 2014 contre Gaza, qui a tué plus de 2 100 Palestiniens, dont plus de 500 enfants.

Hassan Nasrallah: Trump heads for Armageddon, Israel will be more easily defeated than ISIS

Interview of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah by Al-Mayadeen TV, January 3rd, 2018




[...] Journalist: At the end of the first part of our interview, we concluded on two points. In the first point, you said that the events in Iran will have no consequences and are over, and in the second point we evoked, the most dangerous, is that Trump and Israel are pushing the region towards a big war, and in case this war would be triggered, the Resistance Axis is preparing and has to be prepared. And I ask Your Eminence, are you really worried and concerned that this war happens ? Because I understand from your comments that the war is (a real) possibility, they will perhaps trigger it, and that you (are certain to) be victorious in this war.

Hassan Nasrallah: Listen, regarding the possibility of war, it is real. As for the degree of probability, we cannot rule it out, not even for a moment. Because with such a mentality, such an administration... And whatever they say, it's not just Trump, but the Vice-President, the whole of this administration, their vision... You see how some approached the cause of Al-Quds. He approached it with a religious point of view! These things are related to... 

If you read the statements of the Americans and even the Israelis, you see he wants an Armageddon, he prepares a (real) Armageddon and heads towards it with force. We know their mentality. 

Journalist: They are supported by Christian Zionists. 

mercredi 17 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah : Trump va vers l'Armageddon

Interview du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah par la chaine Al-Mayadeen, 3 janvier 2018

Vidéo censurée par Youtube.

Transcription :

[...] Journaliste : A la fin de la première partie de notre entretien, nous avons conclu sur deux points. Dans le premier point, tu as dit que les événements en Iran étaient sans conséquence et terminés, et le deuxième point dont on parle, le plus dangereux, est que Trump et Israël poussent la région vers une grande guerre, et pour le cas où cette guerre serait déclenchée, l’Axe de la Résistance s’y prépare et doit s’y préparer.  Et je te demandais, est-ce que Ton Eminence est vraiment inquiète et craint que cette guerre advienne ? Car je comprends de tes propos que la guerre est (une possibilité) réelle,  qu’ils vont peut-être la déclencher, et que vous allez être victorieux dans cette guerre.

lundi 15 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah : Israël sera vaincu plus facilement que Daech

Interview du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, par la chaine libanaise Al-Mayadeen, le 3 janvier 2018

Transcription :

[…] Journaliste : Eminent Sayed, afin qu’on ne dise pas directement après cette interview (comme c’est souvent le cas) que tu exagères dans tes propos (et qu’on se demande) comment (le Hezbollah) pourrait être victorieux dans cette guerre (à venir contre Israël) alors qu’il y a (en face) des Etats puissants, l’OTAN, la possibilité d’une guerre mondiale, et tu affirmes cependant que vous allez entrer (en Palestine occupée) au-delà de la Galilée durant la prochaine guerre si elle se produit. Peut-on imaginer raisonnablement que des combattants du Hezbollah vont envahir la Galilée et au-delà ?

Hassan Nasrallah : Si une grande guerre se produit... Maintenant, la question de la Galilée est distincte, c’est une question dont on a parlé par le passé, et nous avons toujours clairement dit que la position de base (annoncée) aux combattants de la Résistance est : « Soyez prêts pour le jour où les dirigeants de la Résistance pourront vous demander d’entrer en Galilée ou de libérer la Galilée ». Pour ce qui est d’aller au-delà de la Galilée, cela est lié à l’idée générale dont on est en train de parler. Si une grande guerre se produit dans la région, tout peut arriver.

dimanche 14 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah Calls for an Online Intifada to defend Al-Quds (Jerusalem)

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on December 7, 2017, following Donald Trump's decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel 


See also: Kafka 2.0: How Youtube’s Political Censorship is Exercised


[...] Regarding our position (against Trump's decision about Al-Quds / Jerusalem), I wish to express some (recommended actions) that I will categorize into two parts. 

The first part concerns the protest against this decision. (On the one hand), any form of protest, condemnation, denunciation, objection, rejection, refusal expressed against this open American aggression and dangerous move, and, on the other hand, any announcement of solidarity, support, expression of the fact that we stand alongside Palestine, the people of Palestine and the cause of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), that it is important for all of us, that it is our responsibility and concerns all of us, are indispensable actions, it is the lesser degree of faith (of struggle imposed on everyone).

Maybe someone will ask what are words good for, but no, it is necessary and indispensable to speak, it is the lesser degree of faith. Let no one devaluate ​​or shrink (the importance of) positions, statements, speeches and all forms of denunciation and protest which I will discuss in a moment. These actions are essential. Of course, more is needed, but if some (countries and factions) do not do more, this responsibility remains nevertheless imposed on each and everyone of us.

samedi 13 janvier 2018

Kafka 2.0: How Youtube’s Political Censorship is Exercised

Five years of archives of resistance to Zionism and imperialism deleted by Google

Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” Thus begins The Trial, Franz Kafka’s 1925 work, in which Joseph K., ordinary bank employee, is arrested at his home by mysterious agents and notified of legal proceedings against him. He is not informed of the offense or crime of which he would allegedly be guilty – he is only given to understand that he must have broken some unknown law – and is notified of a summons to court a certain day, without knowing the exact time or place. The protagonist is dragged into a completely absurd circle, wavering between inspectors, bailiffs, lawyers and judges, and not knowing at any time for what or against whom he must defend himself. He is finally executed by three distinguished executioners who, with “odious politeness”, plant a butcher’s knife in his heart.

The procedure by which Youtube deletes videos and even the entire content of a channel is comparable to this Gothic novel in more ways than one. As I mentioned in a previous article, my channel Sayed Hasan, which, for more than five years, has subtitled in French and English speeches of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah, as well as Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and Sayed Ali Khamenei (in addition to interviews with Norman Finkelstein, content about revolutionary Latin America, etc.), was given two strikes by Youtube in less than one month because of two Hassan Nasrallah speeches, on the pretext of a “violation of the rules concerning violent or graphic content on Youtube”. The total suppression of the channel did not take long, since it occurred on December 20th, 2017, after a third and last strike announcing the guillotine, still because of a Hassan Nasrallah speech published in... 2014 – there is no prescription on Youtube, nor half measure. Thus, 400 videos, more than 6 million views and soon 10,000 subscribers have vanished, at the time of the greatest growth in their history. Youtube strives to hide its censorship behind a pseudo-legalistic procedure, but in fact, as we will see, all creators are under the constant threat of its political blade that drastically restricts tolerated contents.

The first strike is dated October 24, 2017, and concerns a February 2015 speech titled “Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is Israel’s ally and aims Mecca and Medina”. Its complete transcript is available here: As we can see, this speech only denounces the terrorist group ISIS, characterizing it as a danger for Islam, Muslims and all humanity, and recalls its collusion with Israel. It contains absolutely nothing legally reprehensible (call to hatred, murder, etc.). Youtube does not in any way indicate where or how such a video would have violated the “rules regarding violent or graphic content”, probably relying on the acumen of the accused – who finds himself de facto convicted. I have found absolutely nothing wrong with it, even by the strictest standards – unless, of course, any negative mention of Israel is unsustainable for the good souls of the IDF, who are tirelessly and relentlessly striving in this work of cyber-denunciation (their soldiers and mercenaries are more enterprising on the Internet than facing real fighters), and find in Google, Facebook and other giants of the Web a particularly complacent ear. We will come back to this point in more detail.

  Sayed Hasan channel in mid-December 2017

In good faith, I immediately appealed this decision – shockingly, Youtube does not grant more than 200 characters for this “procedure” (spaces included), but true, it is difficult to be loquacious in the face of an unknown crime – and to date, I have received no response. It is a sort of witchcraft trial, where, in violation of the most elementary principles of law, it is up to the accused to prove his innocence in the face of an unspecified violation, and where the mere fact of being suspected by (or denounced to) the all-powerful “Google” Inquisition entails an automatic conviction, without at any time the grievances being clearly stated, the defense, even muzzled, being heard, a semblance of reasoned judgment being rendered or the pseudo-appeal procedure being taken into account, even formally. “We don’t answer questions like that,” opposes a police officer to Joseph K.’s requests regarding the reason for his indictment. “But in general we don’t proceed with trials we’re not certain to win.”

The second strike came on December 14, and concerns a December 11, 2017 speech entitled “Hassan Nasrallah: We are about to liberate Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and all of Palestine,” which only stayed online half an hour before its suppression. Its transcript is available here: Again, beyond the title of the offense regarding “violent or graphic content”, Youtube has not provided any details to justify its decision. It is true that in this extract, Hassan Nasrallah supports the dismantling of the racist, terrorist and colonialist state of Israel, world champion of human rights abuse and international law violations, and invites Palestinians and all the Resistance Axis to take up arms in defense of Palestine and the holy places of Islam and Christianity (he is joined by the Neturei Karta, an orthodox Jewish group that publicly burns Israeli flags in the heart of Jerusalem, as can be seen on its YouTube channel). And it turns out that the rallying slogan “Death to Israel” is spoken by Hassan Nasrallah and echoed by thousands of protesters participating in an opposition rally to Donald Trump and his decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel. But beyond the fact that armed resistance to an occupier is perfectly legal according to international law (United Nations Resolution 37/43 of December 3, 1982 reaffirming “the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle”), the right to information must prevail, because without this, no political speech in a warlike context could be published on Youtube. However, Google does not consider in any way problematic statements much more “violent or graphic” like Donald Trump threatening to “completely destroy” North Korea, the Israeli bragging about bombing Iran and toppling its regime, assassinating Hassan Nasrallah or even General de Gaulle’s June 1940 appeals, or Aimé Césaire’s speeches, which should be banned on Youtube according to a purely literal application of the regulation concerning violent content or call for violence (in these cases, calls to resist against Nazism or colonialism). But obviously, with Kafka, Youtube seems to have also integrated Orwell: “All [contents] are equal but some are more equal than others.” Only videos hostile to imperialism and Zionism are subject to censorship and banishment.

With two strikes in less than a month, the life of my Youtube channel was hanging by a thread: it is true that after 3 months, a warning is removed, but three successive warnings on an account lead to outright removal of the channel and all its content, not just the videos concerned. And it was clear to me that these two unjustified and unprecedented warnings would soon be followed by a third and a complete suppression of my channel. To make a judicial analogy, it is as if a conviction for defamation (which, in any body of law, cannot be held from 3 months to 1 year after the offense, but Google seems to have opted for imprescriptibility) resulted in the removal not only of the passage incriminated (for example, in Emile Zola’s “J’Accuse”, the two incriminated words “by order”, Zola obviously not having the means to prove materially that the second War Wouncil had been forced to acquit Esterhazy by the military hierarchy), but of all the work of the journalist, author – or producer of Youtube content. Without conviction, I conducted the Orwello-Kafkaesque 200-character appeal, protested to Google by email and published an article denouncing this censorship and the announced deletion of my channel. This time, I received a response from Youtube in 12 hours, which showed me, if any doubt still remained, that these procedures are nothing more than a masquerade meant to conceal the totally arbitrariness, or rather political orientation of Google’s censorship: indeed, the answer was in three lines in which Youtube thanked me for having made this appeal procedure, informed me that after a closer examination of the content of my video, they determined that it did not respect the Community rules, and addressed me cordial greetings. Can we conceive of a judgment, let alone an appeal procedure, which is devoid of any argumentation? Google has completely automated the pseudo-legalistic process of deleting content, which is done for the unfortunate victim without any human interlocutor and therefore without any possibility of defense.

vendredi 12 janvier 2018

Norman Finkelstein : Netanyahou est le vrai visage d'Israël

Interview de Norman Finkelstein sur Democracy Now, 10 janvier 2018

Transcription :

[...] Amy Goodman : Je voulais vous poser une question sur Benjamin Netanyahu et sur les enquêtes de corruption auxquelles il est confronté. Bien sûr, Benjamin Netanyahu a récemment parlé de sa relation très proche avec les Kushner, du fait qu’il avait dormi dans la chambre de Jared Kushner lorsqu’il a visité les Etats-Unis, alors qu’il était encore un petit garçon. Le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu fait face à une controverse politique interne après qu’une chaîne de télévision israélienne a diffusé un enregistrement audio secret de son fils devant un club de strip-tease en 2015. Dans l’enregistrement, on entend Yair Netanyahu parler de prostituées, exigeant de l’argent au fils d’un magnat du gaz israélien. Yair sous-entend que son père, le Premier ministre Netanyahu, a aidé à faire passer un accord de 20 milliards de dollars au profit de l’homme d’affaires, disant : « Mon père a arrangé 20 milliards de dollars pour le tien et tu chicanes pour 400 shekels [120 dollars] ? », ce au moment où le Premier ministre Netanyahu est confronté à de multiples enquêtes de corruption.

Vladimir Putin: Shrewd and Mature Kim-Jong Un Won This Round Against Trump

Meeting with heads of Russian print media and news agencies -
January 11, 2018

Ahead of Russian Press Day marked on January 13, Vladimir Putin met with heads of Russian print media and news agencies in the editorial office of the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. The discussion focused on current professional issues. The President congratulated media representatives on their professional holiday.


Editor-in-Chief of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper Vladislav Fronin: Mr President, I have a question about the Korean Peninsula. The new year has brought good news about contacts, trends and possible meetings. At the same time, there is alarming news about nuclear buttons and whose is bigger. What do you think about the developments concerning the Korean Peninsula in the first days of the new year? 

Vladimir Putin: I think that Kim Jong Un has obviously won this round. He has achieved his strategic goal. He has a nuclear warhead, and now he also has a missile with a global range of up to 13,000 kilometres, which can reach almost any part of the globe, at least in the territory of his potential adversary. And now he wants to clear up, smooth over or calm down the situation.

He is a shrewd and mature politician. However, we should be realistic, and based on what we have to go on we must act extremely carefully. If we want to achieve the difficult goal of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, we should do this through dialogue and talks.

I believe that, however difficult this may seem, we can accomplish this mission if all parties to this process, including the North Koreans, become convinced that their security can be also guaranteed without nuclear weapons.

This is how I want to reply in conclusion. It is closely connected with your question and the previous question as well. We are discussing the New START Treaty with our American partners. They have suddenly stated, although their intention fits the letter of the treaty, that they want to convert some of their delivery vehicles – aircraft and submarines – together with silos to prevent their use for launching nuclear weapons.

In principle, this possibility is stipulated in the treaty. But the treaty also says that this is only possible if the other party, in this case Russia, verifies the conversion and is convinced that there is no breakout potential in this, that these silos or aircraft equipment will not be converted back for the use of nuclear weapons.

We have no proof of this so far. And we are therefore concerned about this. But our dialogue is ongoing. I hope it will be positive. [...]

jeudi 11 janvier 2018

Netanyahou à l'ONU : en Antarctique, les pingouins soutiennent Israël avec enthousiasme

Discours de Benyamin Netanyahu le 19 septembre 2017 à l'ONU

Traduction :

Hassan Nasrallah appelle à une Intifada sur les réseaux sociaux en défense d'Al-Quds (Jérusalem)

Discours du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, le 7 décembre 2017, suite à la décision de Donald Trump de reconnaître Al-Quds (Jérusalem) comme capitale d’Israël 

Traduction :

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[…] En ce qui concerne notre position (face à la décision de Trump au sujet d’Al-Quds / Jérusalem), je souhaite énoncer certaines (actions recommandées) que je vais classer en deux parties.

La première partie concerne la protestation contre cette décision. (D’un côté), toute forme de protestation, de condamnation, de dénonciation, d’opposition, de refus, d’annonce de rejet face à cette agression américaine ouverte et à cette mesure dangereuse, et, d’un autre côté, toute annonce de solidarité, de soutien, du fait qu’on se tient aux côtés de la Palestine, du peuple de Palestine et de la cause d’Al-Quds (Jérusalem) qu’elle est importante pour nous tous, est notre responsabilité et nous concerne tous, constituent des actions indispensables, et c’est le moindre degré de foi (de lutte).

Kafka 2.0 : comment s’exerce la censure politique sur Youtube

Cinq années d’archives de résistance au sionisme et à l’impérialisme détruites par Google

« On avait sûrement calomnié Joseph K., car, sans avoir rien fait de mal, il fut arrêté un matin. » Ainsi commence Le Procès, œuvre de Franz Kafka de 1925, dans laquelle Joseph K., employé de banque sans histoires, est arrêté à son domicile par de mystérieux agents et notifié d’une procédure judiciaire engagée à son encontre. Il n’est pas informé du délit ou crime dont il se serait rendu coupable – on lui laisse seulement entendre qu’il aurait enfreint une loi inconnue –, et se voit remettre une convocation au tribunal un certain jour, sans que l’heure ou le lieu exacts soient indiqués. Le protagoniste est entrainé dans un engrenage complètement absurde, balloté entre inspecteurs, huissiers, avocats et juges, et ne sachant à aucun moment de quoi ou contre qui il doit se défendre. Il est finalement exécuté par trois bourreaux distingués qui, avec d’ « horribles politesses », lui plantent un couteau de boucher dans le cœur.

mardi 9 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is Israel’s ally and aims Mecca and Medina

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on February 16, 2015, on the occasion of the commemoration of Hezbollah’s martyred cadres: Sheikh Ragheb Harb (1952-1984); Sayed Abbas Moussaoui (1952-1992); Hajj Imad Moughniyeh (1962-2008)

This subtitled extract and two others caused my whole channel Sayed Hasan to be deleted by Youtube (Google) on the pretext of a violation of the rules concerning violent and graphic content. Upcoming article on this topic.

In this excerpt, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah denounces once again the danger posed by ISIS for the security and stability of the Middle East and the world, with the exception of Israel, which is the first beneficiary. For the first time, he denounces the hand of the Israeli and American secret services behind the terrorist and takfiri movements and the duplicity of the international coalition against ISIS. Hassan Nasrallah identifies in the very barbarity of terrorists a culture of Western inspiration, foreign to the history and morals of the East and Islam. Like Hezbollah’s involvement, he urges all Middle Eastern countries to take the initiative in the confrontation against ISIS in order to preserve their peoples, their countries, the holy cities of Islam and Islam itself, directly endangered by the horrors that are perpetrated in its name.


[...] Well, let’s now briefly talk about the regional situation.

Such is the current situation in the region – putting aside the Israeli threat, because we are talking about new developments and we are not going to remind the old ones: a great danger has submerged new lands and battlefields, namely the threat represented by the takfiri movement whose main denomination is now “ISIS” (ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State”). Well, in the past, we have said that this danger does not just threaten some governments, but all governments. It does not threaten just a few political regimes, but all regimes, all entities, all peoples, all armies. It is not a threat only to religious, sectarian or ethnic minorities, but a threat to ALL. Moreover, we declared from the beginning that this was a threat to Islam, Islam as a religion, as a Message. Since then, all the events that have occurred confirm this vision we had been talking about from the beginning.

Today, the whole world recognizes it. Everyone recognizes that indeed, this takfiri movement and its spearhead “ISIS” now represent a threat to the security of the region and the security of the entire world. Is there anyone in the world still debating this?

Yes! Only Israel does not consider it a danger or a threat. A few days ago, I saw that Israeli War Minister [Moshe] Ya’alon went to the Golan for an inspection and said that ISIS does not represent a threat, that it does not represent a danger (for Israel). Very good. The Al-Nusra Front does not represent a threat, it is not a danger (for Israel). Excellent! At present, there is no one but Israel who considers that ISIS and Al-Nosra do not represent a danger. Today, all the other countries in the world – if only at the level of appearances –, all the countries of the world consider ISIS (we will speak later about Al-Nosra) as a danger and a threat to the security of the region and the security of the whole world. And Israel is perfectly right to consider that they are not a danger to them, because everything ISIS has done so far, and all that they continue to do, serves 100% Israel’s interests, whether ISIS knows it or not.

Well, what’s going on? New frontlines are open, we see new manifestations of barbarism and crime... They imported them straight from Hollywood and I do not know where... The way the captive Jordanian pilot Moaz al -Kasasbeh was burned alive is horrible. The manner in which the defenseless and oppressed Egyptian workers who were seen on TV screens were beheaded is abject and abominable. The beheadings of hostages we are witnessing... Then they opened new frontlines and set themselves new goals.

ISIS has nothing to do with Palestine! They have nothing to do with the House of Sanctities (Al-Quds/Jerusalem)! That’s why [Moshe] Ya’alon says they are not a problem. The real goal of ISIS is Mecca and Medina. Let the brothers of Saudi Arabia calm down a little and think well. The goal is Mecca and Medina. And today I saw the news – I mention it to be precise, because I do not know if they announced today this new allegiance, or if they speak of an older statement, I express myself with caution. But what I heard is that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of ISIS, appointed an Emir for Mecca and an Emir for Medina. The goal is Mecca, and the goal is Medina. This is not the House of Sanctities (Al-Quds/Jerusalem). Why? Because for the caliphate of ISIS, the caliphate cannot be valid without the two Holy Places. It is towards this battle that we are moving.

samedi 6 janvier 2018

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel will be defeated more easily than ISIS

Interview of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah by Al-Mayadeen TV, January 3rd, 2018




[...] Journalist: Eminent Sayed, so that it is not said right after this interview (as is often the case) that you exaggerated in your statements, and how (Hezbollah) could be victorious in this war (to come against Israel) while there are powerful States, NATO, the possibility of a world war, and yet you affirm that you will enter (occupied Palestine) beyond Galilee in the next war if it occurs. Can we imagine reasonably that Hezbollah fighters will invade Galilee and beyond?

Hassan Nasrallah: If a great war happens... Now, the question of Galilee is distinct, it is an issue that was mentioned in the past, and we have always made clear that the basic position (announced to) Resistance fighters is "Be prepared for the day when the Resistance leaders might ask you to enter the Galilee or free the Galilee." 

In terms of going beyond Galilee, this is related to the general idea of which we are speaking. If a major war occurs in the region, anything can happen. 

Journalist: Why are you certain of being victorious, Eminent Sayed? Why this certainty? Does it come from God, from the Invisible (world)? Or is there some real field data?

Hassan Nasrallah: As for God, the Invisible and the question of trust in God Almighty and the Exalted, and in His promise, this obviously has a fundamental place. But God Almighty, even when He assured (believers) of His help and His support, He set (material) conditions: "Prepare against (your enemies) all the forces you can." (Qur'an 8:60) And He said, "If you help (the cause of) Allah, He will support you." (Quran, 47:7) The second part (our own efforts on the ground) is fundamental.

Our reading of the Israeli enemy through all the experiences and all the wars is different. This enemy has no strength in himself. And it is possible to defeat him. That's the first point. This was an old debate but we ended it. No one can question the achievements of the Resistance in Lebanon and Palestine. One of the greatest achievements of the Resistance on the military, moral, cultural, psychological and political levels, is to have shattered the myth of the invincible Israeli army. (We have shown) that this army can be defeated. 

And I'm going even further. Those who are capable of inflicting a defeat on ISIS and takfiri forces in Syria and Iraq are much more capable of defeating the Israeli army. 

Journalist: ISIS is more difficult (to defeat) than the Israeli army? 

Hassan Nasrallah: Of course, there is no doubt about it. The Israeli army has only one point of strength, its aviation. But air force (alone) does not win the battle. As powerful as it may be, the air force cannot win the battle. 

Journalist: And the air force will weaken in the future (due to possible anti-aircraft capability of Hezbollah) ?

Hassan Nasrallah: It must weaken! The fight against takfiri forces is infinitely more difficult than the fight (against Israel). You see, there is a huge difference between the takfiri fighter and the Israeli officer and soldier. I am not exaggerating the strength (of takfiris), no. But I must be honest. When you take part in a battle in which hundreds of suicide bombers face you... I do not consider them martyrs. Hundreds of suicide bombers on a vehicle containing one or two tons of explosives, and they attack your brigade, your battalion or your positions. They are ready to die, without any limit. Regardless of the reasons that led them there (indoctrination, drugs...).

(Hezbollah and other forces fought) on this very dangerous front in Syria for 7 years, a little bit more than 3 years in Iraq, and we managed to inflict a defeat on ISIS, and I declare that it would have been possible to overcome them faster without the support and protection of ISIS by Americans. This must be reported. The Israeli army, Professor Sami, its soldiers, just to move forward, as we saw them in 2006, and also in the last battle in Gaza at Shuja'iya (2014), we saw how the Israeli elite troops were fighting: to move forward, their soldiers and officers must be preceded by armored vehicles, followed by war ambulances, yes, ambulances, and above them, there must be helicopters and air force. Without all that, they do not make a step forward. Such a soldier is defeated (beforehand), he is a coward who has no will to fight, despite all materials and capacity provided. We have seen this in Lebanon, Gaza, and it is this reality that is present inside occupied Palestine.

Today we are facing an Israeli army which got out of several defeats, and since 2006 they do nothing but equipping themselves, training, make maneuvers, again and again...

Journalist: But you too.

Hassan Nasrallah: We don't deny it. But they have not solved their problem. Because their problem is not with tanks, planes and weapons. Their problem is men. The fundamental equation introduced by the Resistance, and in which the Resistance Axis has the upper hand today, in this battle, it's the human equation. I am one of those who sit at a table and say that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, because the result is 3, I am using (indisputable) field data.

Today, for example, one of the most important strengths, we need people to know, one of our key strengths in the great battle (on preparation) against the Zionists is that currently, there are hundreds of thousands of fighters ready to fight this battle without any limits.

Journalist: Shooting down airplanes?

Hassan Nasrallah: You keep questioning me about (the ability to) shoot down planes. 

Journalist: But this is the equation... 

Hassan Nasrallah: (There are hundreds of thousands) of aspirants to martyrdom (ready to fight Israel). You see, in the past - when we met with various Resistance movements, we talked about the past - one Yemeni youth would join such Palestinian faction, as would a young Tunisian, Algerian, Egyptian. 

Today we no longer speak of (some) young people coming from here or there. We're talking about real forces, military and jihadists formations who fought on different grounds, who took part in the most difficult battles, who are not afraid, who are extremely experienced, who trust in God and in themselves. Today they are present in the Resistance Axis.

Journalist: Very good. Everything you say is very promising. But one might argue, Eminent Sayed, that you affirm pompously that you will defeat Israel, invade it and cross borders, but Israel bombs you in Syria, and you do absolutely nothing in return, you have not retaliated. What is the reason?

Hassan Nasrallah: It is in the interest of preparing for the Great (upcoming) War. 

Journalist: That is to say ?

Hassan Nasrallah: First, at the point where things are, we all care not to be led to an escalation in a particular place, unless one has no choice. In Syria, Israel strikes some things. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they fail, they do not succeed every time. I will not evoke these details. But they have not succeeded nor will they succeed in preventing - Israel knows it, I do not reveal a secret here - the capacity, the means and the preparation of the Resistance in Lebanon to increase. This is something we need to endure until further notice, I'm not saying we will tolerate (these attacks) indefinitely. (We patient) until further notice, in the interest of the general strategic objective (ISIS defeat and preparation for the great war against Israel). And that's what I called the rules of engagement.

Journalist: Very good. You warned me that you will not enter into details, but let me ask a question. The Israeli strikes positions, warehouses or factories of Hezbollah's weapons or missiles did not prevent weapons from reaching Hezbollah? This is what you mean?

Hassan Nasrallah: They have not prevented it and will not prevent it. And they know it very well. I do not tell you a secret here, even if it is perhaps the first time that I say it to the media. But the Israelis themselves know it. 

Journalist: There is also a last front (I would like to mention) with your permission before we address the Syrian issue, Eminent Sayed, and it is the front of southern Syria. Much has been said about it, and Israelis are very worried, namely that Hezbollah and Iran, of course with the help and support of the Syrian army who also fought for 7 years, are preparing for Resistance near the border, from the Golan to the entire length of the southern border. Is it true? Is there any new Resistance against Israel at the Syrian-Palestinian border?

Hassan Nasrallah: You see, it is once again somethingthat it's better not (to) speak about.Ultimately...

Journalist: It's a mute interview (withoutrevelations), Eminent Sayed.

Hassan Nasrallah: This is because you insist on difficult (secret) issues. The enemy is quite right to worry, I tell him he's right to worry. Because in the end, what happened in the Syrian south, it is a major experiment that is now a possibility for Syrian youth and the Syrian army. The army as a national army and Syrian youth. Because you know that in Syria it is not only the army that fights. Those that Syrian media refer to as the Allied forces, they are Syrian Popular formations composed of young people from villages, cities and regions, each in his area, Aleppo youth in Aleppo, those of Deraa in Deraa, those of Hama in Hama, those of Homs in Homs, etc., those of Suweida in Suweida, etc., they fought in their provinces. These young people have gained a great and valuable experience, especially on the southern front. Because the nature of the fighting on the southern front was sometimes classic warfare, sometimes guerrilla warfare, on both sides. Concretely, this has created a human structure, at the level of thinking, experience, preparation, which can be assembled in 24 hours. It is not necessary that an effective (permanent) formation exists.

Our very presence in the Syrian south, for reasons related to the nature of the ongoing battle in Syria, wherever we find ourselves, it is natural that Israel be worried, because there is a visceral opposition between us and the Israelis. This is why the Israelis are worried about anything that can happen in southern Syria, and they work, they push, they try to take advantage of US pressure, they try to talk with Russia, they try to threaten, frighten, they yell, so that there is no Resistance and no resistant in the Syrian south. But so far they have not succeeded.

So it happened, there is a presenceof the Resistance, from what I understand from your words, there are resistant cells ready for any coming war against Israel.

Hassan Nasrallah: The Resistance is present in the south of Syria, and anyway, it's a normal thing on the defensive side, and Syria has the right to have this Resistance present at her service, if it is attacked, and it also has the right, at any time, to make the decision to resort to popular Resistance to liberate the Golan (from the Israeli occupation). And if you remember well, in the last years before the events in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad had referred clearly and explicitly to it, stating that they may eventually opt for this choice. And it is a logical and natural choice, that is greatly feared Israel. Israel is very afraid of that. 

Hassan Nasrallah: The Popular Resistance mentioned by President Bashar al-Assad was Syrian.

 Journalist: Yes.

Hassan Nasrallah: But now,  from what I understand from Your Eminence, there is both a Syrian and non-Syrian Popular Resistance on the southern front.

Journalist: Yes. [...]

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