"Lebanon's Shiite population is led by Hasan Nasrallah, whose paramilitary organisation Hezbollah has the backing of Iran and Syria, and which provoked a war against Israel in June 2006 after launching a deadly raid on an Israeli border patrol." ($395m budget to catch Hariri's murderer, Jason Koutsoukis, Sydney Morning Herald, 28/2/09)
It is truly beyond belief that a so-called Middle East correspondent, writing for any newspaper, can get such recent history this wrong: Hezbollah "provoked a war against"... whaaat?!