Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Anne Barnard and Hasan Nasrallah

See what happens when Western journalists rely on unreprestentative people for capturing the views of Hizbullah? Anne Barnard wrote a cover story for the Times just two days ago (see my critique of it) and its main premise (based on the pontification of a "former interpretor" of Hizbullah and current staffer at Al-Mayadin) was that Nasrallah welcomes the American war on ISIS.  Today, Nasrallah put that claim to rest and listed several reasons why his party would not in any way support an American-led effort based on an American agenda.