- Oh look! they’re withdrawing! -
If you watched CNN today, you can’t escape the part of the news that covers the American withdrawal from Iraq. There are endless videos of military vehicles streaming out of Iraq. There are interviews with happy soldiers. There’s even a reporter embedded inside one of the withdrawing vehicles. It’s one of those news items that just go on and on without end and leave you wishing there was a “next item” button.
Why am I bringing this up? Because this is something Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah told us will never happen. Here’s what he said in his Ashoura speech on December 7th:
If you open the Arab and international satellites you will not find any news about the withdrawal from Iraq, no picture about the tanks’ or the army’s pullout, knowing that yesterday I read in a newspaper the number of American soldiers who are still present in Iraq.
How did 150,000 soldiers pullout from Iraq without anyone recognizing or even knowing about the issue? They did succeed in that.
This was –you guessed it– a conspiracy to hide the humiliation of a retreating American army that was vanquished by the “Iraqi Mujahideen”. The great American propaganda machine supposedly took great care in hiding images of the dog running with its tail between its legs, and “it succeeded”, Sayyed Nasrallah magnanimously conceded…
Alas, with Hezbollah, there’s always a conspiracy lurking around the corner. It’s the tinted glass they see the world with: A world that is out to get them against which they have to stay guarded, armed to the teeth and united. It is one thing to know a paranoid person. It is completely another to be ruled by one.