Thursday, June 26, 2014

Research methods of a writer at Carnegie Endowment for International War

"Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, recently boasted during a leadership meeting, “We are ready to sacrifice martyrs in Iraq five times more than what we sacrificed in Syria…” Given Hezbollah’s deepening involvement in Syria and the heightened state of security within Lebanon, the group’s ability to send any large contingent to protect Iraq’s Shia holy sites seems unrealistic. It now seems that Hezbollah will be dealing with its Iraq problems more so at home and in Syria than in Iraq."  By the way, this "boast" was a fabrication of Hariri media.  Saudi media then copied the fabrication, which in turn led the Western media (WSJ) to carry the fabrication and then it became evidence in this report.  That is what I call serious research methods that you can't even learn in graduate school.

PS Even though the author is with the NATO council, Carnegie assures reader that NATO is an objective organization which carries no animus toward Hizbullah.  No strings attached (which does not rhyme with: keep hope alive).