Sayyed Nasrallah and the Great Men Theory
Amid the wave of systematic submission and shameful betrayal of most Arab hypocrites [leaders], one great distinguished, brave and loyal man emerges to make the scene absolutely different.
This is Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the man of actions and victories. Sayyed Nasrallah is indeed an appropriate case for international relations inquiries under the Great Men Theory.
Nelson Mandela says, “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is a danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
Indeed, a strong cult of personality has developed around Sayyed Nasrallah, who is now recognised universally as a key figure in regional politics. He is likened to the legendary hero and former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
A man who has transformed the Lebanese resistance into the only potent political and militant force credited in the Arab world with defeating the vitriolic Zionist enemy on the battlefield and leading outstanding guerrilla warfare.
A charismatic cleric, thickly bearded who frequently mocks the illegitimate entity and its lack of military experience, saying its leaders are merely “incompetent morons.”
A quite calculating strategist; skilled eloquent orator with a sense of humour, who powerfully combines military, political, cultural, religious and spiritual experience, whose personality has been catapulted into the hearts and minds of so many Lebanese, Arabs and free people around the globe.
A man of wisdom and commitment, who knows what is right or what is wrong; what is relevant or what is irrelevant, who foresees and analyses deeply and comprehensively. A leader who recurrently improves his resistance’s tactics and solid performance to any possible war, in a certain way that fits the fabric of time, terrain, and the mood of the conflict.
The Secretary-General of Hezbollah was born in Beirut's impoverished northern suburb of Bourj Hammoud on 31 August 1960, son of a poor grocer hailing from the tiny Southern village of Bazuriyeh.
Sayyed Nasrallah was only 16 when he had his early military experience through Lebanon's Amal movement, founded by Imam Musa al-Sadr. He later travelled to the holy city of al-Najaf in Iraq to study Shia theology.
In Najaf, Sayyed Nasrallah was introduced to the Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, founder of the Islamic al-Da’awa. In 1978, many of his fellow students were arrested, tortured and killed, so he had to leave Iraq to escape a wave of persecution launched by the Baathist regime.
Sayyed Nasrallah returned to civil war-torn Lebanon, witnessed the establishment of Hezbollah in the aftermath of the 1980s invasion and has been elected as Hezbollah’s Secretary General since in 1992 after the Zionists assassinated his predecessor, Sayyed Abbas al-Musawi.
Sayyed Nasrallah led the resistance defence operations during the 1996 ‘Grapes of Wrath’ military offensive against Lebanon. He also forced the Zionists’ painful withdrawal from Lebanon in May 2000, after 22 years of occupation, in addition to the 2006 war.
The Hezbollah chief’s popularity soared after the martyrdom of his eldest son Sayyed Hadi on 12th of September 1997. Sayyed Nasrallah gave a particularly powerful demonstration of his stubbornness saying that he is “proud to be, like so many other Lebanese, the father of a martyr.”
This martyrdom turned out as waves of sympathy and respect to the Secretary-General among all the Lebanese religious sects, without exception, Christians, Sunni and Druze. The Lebanese appreciated his attitude, in stark contrast to many politicians who had packed their children off to safety in Europe at the onset of the war.
Last week, the US State Department designated Sayyed Nasrallah’s son Sayyed Jawad Nasrallah a “terrorist” on its ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorists list.’ Sayyed Jawad Nasrallah, 37-year-old, father of four, is not even a senior official within Hezbollah and it is almost impossible to believe that he is the son of Sayyed Nasrallah.
Sayyed Jawad has been an anti-Zionism activist since the martyrdom of his eldest brother Hadi, on 12th of September 1997, near the base of Zionists in southern Lebanon. He is a humble modest poet; published a poetry book, which focuses on the poetry’s role on resistance, and glorifies its honourable victories.
Hundreds of thousands of Sayyed Nasrallah’s followers admire him, hail him as a great resistance leader and eagerly await his defining speeches. In these speeches, Sayyed Nasrallah repeatedly emphasises that the usurper and the brutish Zionist entity will reap no profit from its crimes, nevertheless, it would intensify the resistance.
Under Sayyed Nasrallah’s leadership, Hezbollah has evolved into something totally different. Lebanese politicians, even his opponents, all agree on his considerable charisma and political shrewdness; all the makings of a national leader. His picture can be found on posters and billboards, in innumerable streets, shops and houses.
Sayyed Nasrallah is not only modest but also a good reader of the political arena.
He rejects injustice and stands firmly for the Palestinian cause in the face of the American and Zionist imperialist tyranny. In the time of humiliation, subjugation and silence, Sayyed Nasrallah stands in solidarity with Yemen plight, in which the forces of global arrogance have taken hold.
Since the second day of the Saudi-led coalition’s aggression, Sayyed Nasrallah has presented unique and courageous positions; calling on the criminals to stop shedding the blood of the Yemenites, halting the aggression and lifting the unjust siege by the Saudi killing
To the oppressed nations, Sayyed Nasrallah is a commander of the sincere promise and a man of deeds, who will be recorded in history. Once he delivers a speech, he reveals the injustice of the Yemeni, Palestinian, Bahraini, etc. He is unarguably an inspiring leader for all the free people in the world for his sincerity, honesty, patience and humility.
Recently, Sayyed Nasrallah praised the Lebanese youths for the outstanding courage they demonstrated in battles to purge the country’s border regions of ISIS Takfiri terrorists. He stated that the Zionists could not escape defeat despite their apparent capabilities in any possible military confrontation, stressing that thousands of them are now seeking mental health treatment.
Sayyed Nasrallah points out, “The Israeli army is incapable of recruiting a new generation of soldiers as the draftees lack any sense of motivation to fight. According to Israeli media reports, 44,000 Israeli soldiers sought help from psychiatrists last year. Israel cannot change the spirit of the defeat that is with its military personnel.”
Hezbollah’s experience in Syria has raised its game considerably and has upgraded its fighting capability. The resistance’s fighters have accumulated very valuable experience with helicopters, drones, artillery, tanks and intelligence.
Sayyed Nasrallah says, “The [Zionist] army failed to recover from its ‘crisis of confidence’ and to remove the sense of defeat and mistrust between the commanders and the soldiers.”
Sayyed Nasrallah has recently stressed that the resistance today with its capabilities, experience, faith, will and bravery is more powerful than the Zionist army is. He emphasises, “We achieved full liberation of our borderlands through sustained efforts made by Lebanese army soldiers and resistance fighters.”