Sunday, March 29, 2015

And now the other paper: Anne Barnard distorts and fabricates the words of Hasan Nasrallah: not the first time, of course

"Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, denounced the Saudi-led operation Friday, accusing the kingdom of unleashing Sunni extremists like Al Qaeda against Shiites elsewhere."  This is a total fabrication, of course. He never speaks in such sectarian terms.  He only made one sectarian reference in the speech when he said that Iran supports Hamas and other Palestinian groups who are Sunnis, and he prefaced his remarks by apologizing to the audience for using the sectarian language that he consistently avoids. Barnard, who had studied Russian in college, and who knows not one word of Arabic, relies on supporters of Hariri movement and of Free Syrian Army to report to her about the Arabic speeches.  They made that part of the speech up. He never said that they send Sunnis against Shi`ites.  In every reference that Nasrallah makes about Takfiri group he goes out of his way to say that they pose a greatest dangers to Sunni Muslims.   He did accuse the Kingdom of sending terrorists to Iraq but he didn't speak in the sectarian language that was fabricated in this piece.