‘One of Hezbollah’s Giants I Respect A Lot’July 4, 2010 15:06 by BackSpin Editor
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)