"Hizbullah has so far stood fast, absorbed the strike and has retaken the initiative and made the surprises that it had promised, and there are more surprises," he said, warning that a Hizbullah defeat would be "a defeat for the entire Islamic nation."quoth Nazrallah, leader of the Black Hand gang, a.k.a. Hizbollah.
Micheal also pints to a post by the Partisan Times, pointedly characterizing Nazrallah:
Of course, Nasrallah has been in hiding since Israel began its operation in Lebanon, which leads one to question both his manhood and his sincerity regarding the efficacy of Israeli strikes. After all, if the integrity of Hezbollah's infrastructure remains intact, then there would be no reason for Nasrallah to continue hiding behind women and children.Nice bit of satire I thought. Certainly made me chuckle.
Then again, the size of Nasrallah's balls falls short of boys over the age of three, and girls over the age of 4, so I'm guessing we can expect additional displays of cowardice on his part. Those Islamists sure make great role models.
But then I read this:
EXILED preacher of hate Omar Bakri has begged the Royal Navy to rescue him from war-torn Beirut.Though usually my english never fails me when trying to accurately express my feelings about this or that, all I can come up with right now is a rather low-brow
The Muslim cleric who fled Britain last year, tried to board a ship full of women and children yesterday but was turned away.
He also wrote to the British embassy asking to be allowed back on “humanitarian grounds”.
In an email to officials, dole scrounger Bakri pleaded: “The current situation in Beirut left me without any choice but to appeal to you to grant me a visit visa to see my children for one month.”
BWHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my, somebody hand me a tissue, please.
[INSTANT UPDATE] See this post at Western Resistance for some background on the Islamist chickenhawk. Or rather: This Islamist chicken.
[UPDATE001] Rod Liddle of the Times weighs in on the matter:
Why the about turn? Marxists might call it an explosion of consciousness. But it is more likely the explosion of extremely powerful Israeli ordnance a bit too close to where he is holed up in downtown Beirut.He also has some choice words for the BBC:
I cannot remember the BBC ever having so badly misjudged the weight of a story, of missing its import and underestimating the audience. It is the very essence of “dumbing down”. Right now the continuous news channels have got what they always wanted, what they were in fact designed for — the third world war. And they are missing it all in order to tell us that a woman from Wilmslow thinks Israel has behaved in a quite ghastly manner but she’s looking forward to flying home and seeing Pete and the kids.(h/t USS Neverdock)