Political and social observations from two aspiring hedgehogs who love the Isaiah Berlin essay.
Monday, October 15, 2007
In case you harbored any illusions about who is really in charge of Hezbollah, this story should resolve them. The London-based pan-Arabic daily newspaper Asharq Alawsat reported Thursday that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, pictured at left, is no longer in charge of the military wing of the Lebanese Islamist organization, according to stories carried by both YNet and the Jerusalem Post. Nasrallah was replaced at the direction of none other than Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (photo right). Anyone who would have you believe that Hezbollah is an independent Lebanese nationalist movement, as opposed to a puppet of Iran and Syria, is a liar or a dupe.