Syrian YouTube Video Mocking Hezbollah and Ahmadinejad Gains Popularity in Egypt
Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah’s support for Bashar Al-Assad outraged many across the Arab and the Muslim world. A young Syrian girl created YouTube video slamming Nasrallah’s double standards for supporting protests in Bahrain while backing brutal Syrian regime.
The video presenter also questioned Nasarallah’s morality and conscience for ignoring atrocities by Hezbollah’s allies in Damascus and the Syrian people revolt against the regime. The clip, which shows the Syrian activist wearing mask for fear of retaliation by Syrian regime, was viewed by more than 170 thousands visitors of the internet video sharing website, and widely shared on facebook in Egypt.
Comments condemned Al-Assad and his supporters, along with Iran’s leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for their latest speeches in support of Syrian regime.
“Nasrallah and Ahamdinejad have shown their true faces, and they have lost the support they once enjoyed in Egypt" said one of the comments on the video.
"Many of my friends, co-workers and neighbors have little respect for them [Nasrallah and Nejad], and if any for their support of Al -Assad”, said another
Activist Osama Nour Eldeen said “Nasrallah and Iran’s Leaders speeches have garnered nothing but disgust and fury after both demonstrated complete disregard of Syrians and their legitimate rights, and put their narrow sectarian interests above everything"
The following is a summary translation of the video content:
In the video, part of an online series called "Even a Goat can Fly," a masked woman is seen standing with the slogan "Free Syria" displayed behind her. She is presented as someone who was "deployed in Syria by external enemies," as she begins to poke fun at the Hezbollah leader.
"Since the beginning of the Syrian upheaval, the position of the honorable Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has been clear: He is against the Syrian revolution," the presenter says. "He supported the Egyptian upheaval, the Libyan upheaval, Tunisia, Yemen and of course – the upheaval in Bahrain (where the Shiite majority revolted against the Sunni regime – writer’s note), but here he was against it. Why? Why, you "Sheikh of resistance?"
In the video, parts of Nasrallah’s speeches are presented in which he explained why he backs the Syrian regime on the one hand, but also supported the protesters in Bahrain.
"From all of the ‘ring countries’ (countries surrounding Israel) there is only one regime that supports the opposition – and that’s the Syrian regime," says Nasrallah in the clip.
"Yes, this is the same ‘opposition’ that reported the fall of Quneitra nearly 72 hours before a Zionist soldier entered it. This is the same opposition which sent our youth to the Golan Heights without weapons while his (Assad’s) weapons were put to use in Daraa," remarked the presenter.
Nasrallah continues to show support for the Bahrain rallies. "People were participating in non-violent protests. Hundreds were killed and injured. Hundreds were arrested," he said in another speech.
"Wow, you’ve seen hundreds being killed in Bahrain, but no one killed in Syria? We’ve reached 2,000 already," mocked the presenter. "Mr. Hassan Nasrallah, the blood of the deprived is dear to us, whether they are Sunni or Shiites."
‘Follow blood trail’
In the video, the Hezbollah leader asks: "Where are the Syrian people?" and the presenter answers: "You know what? Take a plane and come to Halab. From there continue to the city of Halab (Aleppo)… There you’ll find a minority of 500,000 people. If you want to, continue to Homs, Daraa, and Jisr ash-Shugur. If you’re lost – follow the blood trail."
"The protesters don’t use guns, pistols and not even a knife. They didn’t conquer cities or villages. This is one grave injustice," Nasrallah speaks of Bahrain demonstrators in another clip.
In response, the masked presenter replays: "Here Syrian protesters go out to rallies with swords. There are a million tanks near the first line of protesters, oh – excuse me – vehicles modified to work with helicopters… While security forces throw roses at them."
"Because you love him so much, take Bashar Assad, his family, Rami Makhlouf (Assad’s billionaire first cousin), the regime bullies and the people’s council – take them all as a present from the Syrian people. But one important note: All goods leaving Syria cannot return," the presenter states.
The video satirically gives credit to "the United States, some radical emirates, the Muslim Brotherhood, (Saudi prince) Bandar bin Sultan, the evil ones in Lebanon, Israel and al-Qaeda" for sponsoring the film.