Saturday, January 04, 2014

From the Washington Post: or how to make readers sympathetic to a car bomb

"The bombing in the Shiite neighborhood of Haret Hreik, which is controlled by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement".  What does "controlled" mean? And does Amal, which has a most powerful presence there, also control the area? And what about those Shi`ites and atheists and non-Shi`ites who live there: are they also "controlled" by Hizbullah?