May 5, 2008, - 2:20 pm
UPDATED: English Language EXCLUSIVE: Hezbo Media Claims Israelis Targeted Hezbo’s Nasrallah–Is Story Propaganda Against Leb Govt?; Meet the New Hezbo Heir Apparent–Detroit Connection
By Debbie Schlussel
In advance of Tuesday’s Martyr’s Day in Lebanon, Hezbollah and pro-Hezbollah media sources are claiming that an elite Israeli unit attempted to assassinate Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Al-Dahia Al Jounoubiah, the Southern sector of Beirut, over the weekend, according to Arabic media–Hezbo media site Wa’ed (“Promise”), Cham Press of Syria, and the anti-Israel Filkka site (sadly, based in Israel, and to which I will not link). And they claim that the Israelis failed.
But my friends in Mid-Eastern intelligence say not necessarily to believe these reports and that they are Hezbollah propaganda. They say that if Israel truly had Nasrallah in their sites, he’d be dead. And I agree.
So why would Hezbollah make this up? To turn the rest of the Lebanese people against the government of the country and to help Hezbollah continue and complete its takeover of the country. Hezbollah and its allied media claim the Lebanese government, under Fouad Siniora, was working with Israel to help identify the whereabouts and target Nasrallah. The Lebanese government does not help the Israelis.
Tuesday is Martyr’s Day in Lebanon. Although it is meant to remember the hanging of Lebanese nationalists by the Ottomans in Beirut on May 6, 1916, Hezbollah and other allied Lebanese Muslim terrorist organizations view the day as an opportunity to celebrate terrorism as a noble cause. And they are doing everything they can to make themselves martyrs and the honored ones on Tuesday. This story goes in that vein.
Even if the Israelis had, indeed, targeted, and succeeded in assassinating Nasrallah–which would have been a huge victory–many Arabic media reports say that Iran has already picked the new leader of Hezbollah, in the event of Nasrallah’s demise and/or removal.
As I noted, last week, on this site, Sayyed Hachem Safieddine, Nasrallah’s first cousin (their mothers are sisters)–who sits on Hezbollah’s seven-member ruling council, the Shurah Al-Karar–has been chosen by Iran as Nasrallah’s heir apparent. As you will note, the two look very much alike.
As I also noted, Mr. Safieddine’s relatives, the Safieddine family of Dearbornistan (which owns many Detroit area gas stations), are related to recently deposed John McCain campaign finance committee member Ali Jawad. Jawad’s brother is married into the Safieddine family, to which he is related.
In related news, over the weekend, Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt called for a ban on all flights from Iran, saying that they were likely carrying arms and cash to Hezbollah. He noted that the head of airport security, General Wafik Shqier, was linked to Hezbollah and showed security communications from Lebanese government officials citing surveillance cameras near the airport used by Hezbollah to look for arriving foreign dignitaries to kidnap.
I believe that ultimately–and soon–Israel will, indeed, be successful in sending Mr. Nasrallah to Jehenim (no, that’s not paradise and the 72 re-virginized; it’s hell). But he will be immediately replaced by a man equally as vicious, bloodthirsty, and hateful.
Lebanon is an extremist Shi’ite cesspool that Israel and America allowed to fester and metastasize, instead of remaining there (both countries abruptly left–and Hezbollah took over the void) and obliterating Hezbollah once and for all in the bloody, nasty way that was called for.
When Nasrallah is ultimately assassinated, it will be a case of one down, many millions more to go. . . just like with Bin Laden (if we ever catch him).