| 13 June 2024, Thursday |

Party plays it “SOLD”…It aims for dominance but cannot achieve it!

The recent statement by Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, following the “Kahale” incident, sparked numerous reactions, particularly regarding the media’s handling of the incident. Some individuals attributed responsibility for fomenting “discord” to it. This led observers to question the reasons that prompted Nasrallah to overlook the information and details concerning the American military build-up near the Syrian-Iraqi borders. This build-up is no longer concealed, especially considering its inclusion of advanced weaponry such as destroyers and warships, as well as the reinforcement of American bases with additional personnel.
According to sources, it was notable that Nasrallah focused on domestic matters, which indicates a connection to the prevailing ambiguity in the surrounding environment. This is especially true regarding the trajectory of the Iranian-Saudi agreement and the American military presence, particularly in the eastern Euphrates region. In this region, the mobilized militias of the Khamenei regime from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon cast their influence over Hezbollah’s orientations. Despite its firm footing in the Lebanese arena and its grip on various aspects of the state, Hezbollah remains incapable of securing the presidency for its candidate.
An opposition source to the Axis of Resistance confirms to “Sawt Beirut International” that the recorded tapes about the military displays, which went beyond individual and portable weapons to include tanks, and were preceded by narratives and showcases to divert attention from the incident’s repercussions, have cast their shadow over what remains of the party’s perceived “authority.” This authority had drawn from ministerial statements that imposed an unignorable triad as a prerequisite for the government to see the light and receive blessings to proceed, thereby maintaining dominance over the remnants of the republic’s sovereignty. However, this triad has lost its effectiveness today and has become one of the signs of confusion, as the party now senses an imminent threat to its role and its bet on controlling all of Lebanon.
Information from crucial Arab diplomatic sources suggests that Hezbollah appears to be seeking control over the situation in “Ain al-Hilweh” camp, as well as other camps that are still not under its authority. It aims to achieve this through its alliances with Islamist factions. The information also confirms that Hezbollah is advancing in its strategy, focusing on gaining control first over the Ain al-Hilweh camp, followed by the Rashidiyeh camp. These camps still remain partially outside the complete control of Islamic factions associated with Hezbollah. Consequently, it’s evident that Hezbollah is implementing an Israeli agenda “behind the scenes.” Israel seems to have no issue with the Islamists maintaining control over Gaza; however, it does not want to see a fully-fledged Palestinian state in the West Bank. Hence, the strategy of gaining control over Lebanese camps satisfies Israel to some extent and distances the threat they pose. This situation puts pressure on the leadership of “Fateh” and the Palestinian President.
Hence, observers emphasize the urgent need to address the issue of the camps through the Lebanese Army. Otherwise, further control by Hezbollah over them is anticipated, aligned with its broader aim of solidifying control over Lebanon. As for the concocted allegations and schemes against the “Lebanese Forces” party and other sovereignty-affirming parties, they indicate that the party is playing a cunning game, seeking dominance that it cannot fully achieve. Simultaneously, it perceives the danger posed by both American and Arab pressure, whether in Syria or Lebanon. The upcoming weeks will likely provide answers to these questions in this context!

  • Sawt Beirut International