The Maronite Patriarch’s courageous denunciation of Hezbollah and Iranian influence in Lebanon

And now Hezbollah is directly threatening the Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi. These are the terrible news coming from Beirut, where a group of supporters of the terrorist group Hezbollah – the Iranian proxy par excellence – has decided to spread terror in the streets of the Lebanese capital, traveled by waving the flag of the Islamic Republic and chanting slogans in support of Nasrallah and Khamenei.

The pro-Iranian protest in Beirut started last Sunday, organized as a reaction to the courageous words of denunciation of the Maronite Patriarch al-Rahi regarding what is happening inside Lebanon. In a public speech delivered in front of thousands of people, he denounced internal Lebanese corruption and called for a major international conference, in order to guarantee Lebanon's neutrality and allow the Lebanese army to extend its power throughout the country, such as occurs in the "normal states". Not only that: al-Rahi also denounced how Hezbollah is not a "resistance" group, but a terrorist group employed by a foreign country – Iran – which is filling Lebanon with illegal weapons.

The words of the Maronite Patriarch shook the country, arousing wide approval but also unleashing the anger of the pro-Iranian Shiites, who took to the streets to demonstrate their strength. Along with the popular protest, the "institutional" one arrived: Hezbollah secretary Hassan Nasrallah condemned the proposal for an international conference for Lebanon's neutrality, as did Hezbollah parliamentarian Hassan Fadlallah.

At this point, it would be desirable that the international community receive statements of support for Patriarch al-Rahi and all those in Lebanon who are asking for real change. A change that cannot but necessarily pass through the disarmament of Hezbollah and the end of the disastrous Iranian influence in the country, which in the last thirty years has only caused terror and violence. This opens a window of opportunity not to be wasted, also in respect of the hundreds of victims of the explosion at the Port of Beirut, caused by those who decided to cram tons and tons of ammonium nitrate into that area. The same ammonium nitrate that – as reported months ago by the American ambassador Nathan Sales – Hezbollah allegedly used to strike the Israelis in Burgas in 2012, tried to use in Cyprus at the same time and hidden in some European countries, including the 'Italy

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