Friday, May 22, 2009

Joe Biden threatens Lebanon's sovereignty

Just ask Hezbollah:
[...] "US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Lebanon on Friday is a clear move by Washington to meddle in the country's internal affairs only two weeks before the elections," Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah said.

"We call on all Lebanese, regardless of their political views, to rise up against such meddling moves which represents a flagrant violation of Lebanese sovereignty," he added. [...]
Elsewhere in the Iranian press Ahmadinejad pontificated that "Efforts to elevate Iran's dignity should continue":
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Friday that the path to dignity and grandeur of Iran should be trodden with better and fuller insight.

"Today’s conditions resemble a launching pad and through better and complete insight of national capacities and capabilities, we should continue the path to enhance dignity and grandeur of Iranian nation," said Ahmadinejad in his first election campaign address broadcast on national radio. [...]
Mottaki, meanwhile, "warned of enemies’ constant plots to divide the world of Islam":
[...] He said the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, relying on traditions of the holy Prophet, has been successful in uniting Shiites, Sunnis and different ethnic groups.

He added that unfortunately, certain Arab leaders and intellectuals were defining the plots, so we should try to confront them. [...]
Funny how that works. They are quoting Ynet quoting Hezbollah, but a PressTV headline reads "Israel plotting to assassinate Nasrallah":
A senior Hezbollah official warns that an Israeli plot to assassinate the movement's leader Seyeyd Hassan Nasrallah would "set the region ablaze".

In an interview with the Arab language daily Asharq al-Awsat Nawaf al-Musawi said Israel was conspiring with "many states" to assassinate Nasrallah.

"A decision was taken in Israel to assassinate Nasrallah, and many states have conspired with Israel on this front", Ynet quoted Musawi as saying on Friday.

He said the assassination -- if materialized -- would "cause an all-out explosion," in the region. [...]
Explosive news . . .

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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