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Sunday, September 02, 2012
Prothero is back: reporting from his "sources" in Beirut--not known if they were paid like the men who played paint ball with him
"Hezbollah sources in Beirut..." When you read this in any Western article, stop reading. You know that the rest is fabricated. I mean that. And later further he cites: "One Hezbollah commander said..." This makes me wonder: are the sources and the "commander" one and the same or are they different? Of course, one Hizbullah "commander" cited before by Prothero turned out to be a local crook in the southern suburbs who goes around talking to journalists (for a fee) as a "Hizbullah commander". It is a hilarious business, if you think about it. But that is not it: Hizbullah sources then decided to divulge more dangerous information to Prothero: "While
Hezbollah sources denied that Daqduq was being run directly by the militant
group while he was in Iraq, they suggested he had been effectively seconded to
an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander while he was operating in Iraq." The "sources" then told Prothero that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization and that the US should bomb their cells everywhere.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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