Hizbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah pulls the “High Road” card by issuing an apology for the deaths of two Arab boys in a rocket attack on the holy city of Nazereth. The operative word being “Arab.”
If they had been a member of any one of the nations or religions he considers infidels it would have been a different story. Allah Akbar would have echoed through the Bekaa Valley for miles.
The Hizbollah leader said (after crawling out of his rat hole) that a massive Israeli strike on one of Beirut’s southern suburbs, using more than 20 tons of explosives, had not hit its intended target. “I can confirm, without exaggerating or using psychological warfare, that we have not been harmed,” he said.
I tend to believe otherwise. CNN was among many news services that were allowed to visit the site of Israel’s strike on Hezbolloah’s headquarters. Escorted by a jihadist cut throat they were only allowed to examine the site from the periphery.
What was in view was one portable cement mixer that would seem to jive with the assertion it was under construction. It also might, as a more probable scenario, just been a coincidence. The damn things are a common site in the Middle East.
More noteworthy was a large 4 foot by 8 foot sign written in Arabic. Reporter Nic Robertson explained it announced the construction of, and future home of a mosque. What Robertson failed to mention was how a sign of that size, barely 10 meters from a massive bomb crater, erected on a street strewn with gravel, twisted metal and splintered wood for hundreds of meters wasn’t damaged. No schrapnel holes, no bent or burned corners. No evidence it was anywhere near the blast when it occured. Yet there is was, in pristine condition.
Maybe it was on Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s “high road” and missed out on the action. Or the more likely scenario, Robertson played a willing shill to the jihadist cut throats.
Another interesting twist on the war front is who has come out in support of Israel. Ada Aharoni, an Israeli famous for the formation of The Four Mothers peace group has issued a statement of support for the actions of her government’s action over the last ten days.
“We are all for it,” Aharoni said of herself and her like-minded friends. “We are liberating our northern frontier, and we are liberating the Lebanese from the extremists and the Iranians who control them. I think it had to be done.”
“I always think speaking together and negotiating is much better than any military action, and even now we should be talking,” she said. “But they started this. They didn’t try to talk. It’s a situation where you either defend yourself or you’re dead.”
That’s a statement not to be taken lightly. Ada Aharoni efforts on behalf of The Four Mothers brought her world-wide attention and she has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Some have argued her campaign, that started in 1998, led directly to Israels overnight withdrawal from Lebanon in May 2000 that ended the 18-year occupation. Of course it also led to the image above. Kofi, ever the appeasement monkey, shaking the hand of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah a month later.
And six years later a declaration of war on Israel and the west.
UPDATE: Well now, looks like CNN’s Robertson has fessed up to being a tool of Hezbollah.