February 11, 2007

Ridiculous News

Soon I will publish my interview with Lebanese Druze leader and Member of Parliament Walid Jumblatt.

In the meantime, here is some news from my favorite failed state.

CONFISCATORS: The Lebanese army confiscated some of Hezbollah’s weapons. Hezbollah says give ’em back.

PANDERERS: The Lebanese army pretends it seized Hezbollah’s weapons to fight Israel.

FLATTERERS: Hezbollah pretends to respect the Lebanese army.

TOOLS: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Seniora gives Hezbollah yet another excuse to call him a “Zionist hand” by dismissing Hassan Nasrallah’s most recent claim about the supposedly expansionist Little Satan.

UPDATE: "Tools" and "Little Satan" are sarcasm.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at February 11, 2007 08:06 PM

Israel can be so, um, useful.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at February 11, 2007 11:56 PM

another funny news...the hamas spokeman said that they will send 100 kassams because of the works near Al-Akza...they can find better excuses don't you think?

Posted by: alon at February 12, 2007 02:50 AM

What? Should Saniora have instead lied & given in to crazy conspiracy theories and agreed that UNIFIL was moving the border in some ludicrous supposed conspiracy?

Posted by: Zvi at February 12, 2007 03:41 AM

MJT, is Lebanon (or parts of it) safe for a tourist to visit?

Posted by: Ron Snyder at February 12, 2007 03:59 AM

WHO GOES THERE: A Cox and Forkum cartoon. ;-)

Posted by: Renée C. at February 12, 2007 10:23 AM

Zvi: Should Saniora have instead lied & given in to crazy conspiracy theories and agreed that UNIFIL was moving the border in some ludicrous supposed conspiracy?

No, Zvi, Seniora did the right thing. Is that not clear? "Little Satan" is sarcasm.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at February 12, 2007 10:46 AM

When you click on the cartoon link, scroll down to the bottom. ;-)

Posted by: Renée C. at February 12, 2007 12:06 PM

It won't matter what siniora does, hezbollah will always find something against him. Hasn't the world learned yet what the strategy and tactics of the islamists are?

And the reality is that they work.


Posted by: fp at February 12, 2007 02:01 PM

Looks like the oldest university in the UK has dhimmi-ed itself. Another example of the effectiveness of the strategy:


Posted by: fp at February 12, 2007 03:09 PM


HE WHO HATES will himself become hated. He who loves hate destroys his own soul. He who wishes death on others invites his own death. He who fights peace will have no peace. He who lives in hate will die in hate. He who dies in hate will pour his own blood into the sand, no trace of it to be revered by those who knew him. He who is without caring will live amongst those without caring. He who will not love will not be loved.

Posted by: DemocracyRules at February 12, 2007 03:23 PM

uhuh. How about timing?

Posted by: fp at February 12, 2007 03:29 PM

Michael, this is ridiculous and it is supposed to be news:


Sawyer vs. Assad.

Posted by: mikek at February 12, 2007 07:38 PM

Good morning America


Who watches this sh*t?

Posted by: mikek at February 15, 2007 12:17 AM
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