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Lee Smith: A Strong Horse Not To Be Missed

Sometimes the things Lee Smith writes you can disagree with… but then he throws in “facts” that are so wildly off it leaves you understanding better how the core ideas he espouses get their proponents in trouble so consistently… and why healthy breaks from reading his stuff are so necessary.

He says: “…Indeed the myth of the Islamic Republic’s genius has even lent its glow to Tehran’s allies, none more than Hezbollah. And yet over the span of some 30 years Iran has pumped billions of dollars into an organization now led by a man, Hassan Nasrallah, whose claims of a “divine victory” over Israel are belied by the fact that in the 2006 war Hezbollah lost perhaps a quarter of its frontline fighters, while the Shia community suffered so much damage that it fears nothing more than the prospect of another “divine victory.” Furthermore, by banking on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the Iranians are on the verge not only of losing their one Arab state ally, but also forfeiting Hezbollah’s supply line. Elsewhere in the region, the Iranians handed off a significant portion of their Iraq portfolio to Moktada al-Sadr, a man who has not served their interests well.”

— Hizbullah lost 25% of its FRONTLINE fighters in the July 2006 War… I mean, not even the Israelis go this far because it is so silly to say it.

Written by nickbiddlenoe

October 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

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