Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rewriting History at the SMH

"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?!

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