Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on Monday that Lebanon will be able to confront any psychological war launched by the Israeli enemy in the future just like it did in July 2006.
Speaking through a giant screen while commemorating the fifth night of Muharram, Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the Israelis telling them that they have tried all forms of psychological wars in the past but failed. "With every psychological war, we became even more courageous and firm. In any upcoming war, we will be the same or even better," his eminence declared.
Sayyed Nasrallah started his speech by noting that the purpose of the Israeli psychological wars is basically to terrorize and intimidate the other side in order to lead to its surrender and withdrawal from the battle. His eminence also noted that the Israeli maneuvers that took place following the July war sought to tell the "Israeli people" that their army is regaining its strength, durability, capacity and vitality.
"Over 33 days, Israelis saw with their own eyes the destroyed tanks, the killed soldiers, and the soldiers returning looking deplorable and sad. In the final end, the confidence of the Israeli people in its political leadership and military and army receded and suffered a major setback," Sayyed Nasrallah said.
While noting that the same happened again when the enemy went to war in Gaza in 2008, Hezbollah Secretary General recalled that Israel had placed two key objectives on its military map for that war: terrorizing the Palestinians and frightening the peoples of the region at one side and convincing Israelis that their defeated army in the July war regained its strength at the other.
Sayyed Nasrallah called on all the peoples of the region to confront the psychological war waged by the enemy just as we confronted its military war with similar means: the fighters confronted by fighters, tanks and armored personnel carriers with anti-armor weapons, aircraft with by available air defenses, and so on. "So each battle is countered according to its type, tools and means, a military means for military war, security for security, economic instruments for economic war, and so when a psychological war is being waged against us, we must face it with similar tools, means and methods that are similar, at times innovative and consistent with our values, culture, ethics and codes of legitimacy."
His eminence emphasized at this level the importance of faith in order to face all kinds of wars. "All our fighting, defending and confrontations whether military, security, economic, political or psychological must be consistent with our background of faith, religion, ideological legitimacy and morality," his eminence explained.
Sayyed Nasrallah recalled that psychological war today has become a science and a competence taught in colleges and universities, bearing in mind that when the Islamic resistance in Lebanon launched its media psychological war throughout all recent years, it did so without any college or university studies in the field. "Its war was based on our innate nature, divine teachings and guidance, which God promised to teach the Mujahideen and guide them to His paths," his eminence said. "It was also due to our constant referral to our faith, beliefs and Qoran which teaches us a great deal, sufficiently enabled us to confront the most powerful psychological warfare throughout history. What is taught in universities and colleges often depends on what is written or composed in the most common materialistically based schools."