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'One of Hezbollah's Giants I Respect A Lot'
Octavia Nasr, CNN's senior editor of Middle East affairs, is going to get a lot of grief over this tweet about the death of Hezbollah's Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.
What is it about Fadlallah's record that earns Nasr's respect?
Fadlallah's approval of the Hezbollah manifesto, which describes "the necessity for the destruction of Israel?"
Fadlallah's links to the 1983 truck bombing of the US Marine barracks, the 2008 Mercaz HaRav Kook massacre, and his support for the 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran?
A fatwa to boycott Israeli and USA products?
As far as all-time sympathy for the devil goes, Barbara Plett's tears for Arafat still tops the list.
Related reading: Hizbullah in Lebanon
(Hat tip: dejerusalem)
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CNN long ago sold its soul to the sheikhs. I watch CNN from Israel and the only mention of Israel is war and violence while the Emirates are portrayed as heaven on earth. Not surprisingly CNN recently opened a new middle east headquarters in Dhubai.
I do not think that is true Max, coz CNN has been trying very hard to state both sides of the story as well.
I watch CNN here in the UK-
In all the years it has never given Israel any credit for surviving- Much like the BBC-
However the BBC for the first time showed impartiality over the flotilla incident- I am not giving them praise for it- Impartiality should be their remit-
CNN needs to follow suit.