In what has to be one of the most extraordinary attempts at spinning public opinion since the Nixon White House called Watergate "a fifth-rate burglary," Sheik Hassan Nasrallah Sunday night claimed he never would have invaded Israel, captured the two Israeli soliders, and killed three others if he'd known it would lead to war.
"'We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 ... that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not,' he said in an interview with Lebanon's New TV station."
According to CNN, he claimed, without producing any evidence, that Israel had been planning an October invasion of southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah raid simply moved up the Israeli's timetable.
Of course, since the interview was on Lebanese television, no one bothered to ask him for evidence of this supposed planned Israeli invasion...or even what its purpose might be. Although, given the way even the Western media works, it's unlikely that anyone would have challenged him. Think that's chutzpah? It gets better.
"The Israelis wanted to begin this war," Nasrallah said in the interview, calling it "an American decision" with "many European countries" involved. He insisted Israel was looking for "an Arab cover."
Oh, there was never any intention on our part of starting a war, he proclaimed. Why, not even the families of Lebanese prisoners held by the Israelis would have wanted such an outcome, he said.
Such profound regret. Such deep remorse. Such unmitigated crap.
And he continued to claim that Hezbollah had won the war with Israel, and he showed no regret for the death of Israeli civilians since Lebanon was a victim of Israeli aggression.
The problem for Israel isn't that the Arab world will now take this drivel as gospel. They've been lying to their own people and themselves for so long that they wouldn't know the truth if it was at the end of a guided missile headed up their asses. The problem for Israel is Kofi "Some of my best friends are Jews" Annan and the European anti-Semites who will continue to look for reasons to blame her for this Hezbollah-inspired mess.
When will the world wake up to the danger posed by thugs such as Nasrallah and his Syrian and Iranian puppet masters? And when will the world stop blaming Israel for problems caused by European nation creation at the end of WWI which has resulted in this total disaster in the Middle East?