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July 16, 2006

Hizbollah's Nasrallah: Dead Man Talking?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

nas2.jpgThe Big Pharoah on the once wide eyed machismo of Nasrallah:

Nasrallah's voice tone was the first thing I noticed when he appeared on TV today. I didn't pay much attention to what he was saying, I was only attracted to his tone of voice and his composure. I was seeing a new Nasrallah. The Hizbollah leader was speaking in an unusually soft voice that was mixed with exhaustion and bewilderment. Yes he was issuing threats and promising more surprises, but the Nasrallah I saw today was very different from the one I know. Gone was the powerful voice, the machismo, and the wide eyes. Today's Nasrallah was confused, soft, and vulnerable.

I believe the new Nasrallah is not just the result of the Israeli bombardment, but of the fact that he finally realized he dragged Lebanon to a terrible war and many Lebanese, as well as almost all Arab governments, won't forgive him for that.

I know Hassan Nasrallah, and he wasn't the same man I saw today.

Sounds promising. Perhaps, as one of TBP's commenters suggests, Lebanon should simply call it quits and surrender.

Ynet seems to agree with TBP, and says that the only people who might have believed that the appearance was proof of his determination, or that the sweat on his brow was due to a "faulty air conditioner" were one or two members of his immediate staff.

On the other hand, anyone who understands a little bit about body language understood that this was one of his most pathetic performances. Without question, it contributed to our decision to attack him and his staff. Even more so was his second speech, delivered by telephone after his headquarters in Beirut was destroyed.

Hat tip to Pageninfidel for the "Dead Man Talking" element in the post title.

Posted by Richard at July 16, 2006 10:22 PM

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