Israel Comes Face to Face with the Man Who Would Wipe It Off the Map

(Independent-UK) Robert Fisk - Watching Ahmadinejad, you got the feeling that he really believed all this flannel, that the fawning and pampering and ecstasy might have gone to his head. Was this not, after all, the same Ahmadinejad who claimed that a ghostly halo hung over his head when he first addressed the United Nations? The Shias of the southern suburbs of Beirut and of southern Lebanon - and the Hizbullah, who are trained, paid and armed by his country - showed their adoration at every turn. A story - which I am told is true - goes that Ahmadinejad called Nasrallah during the 2006 Hizbullah war with Israel and promised to pay for the rebuilding of all Beirut if Nasrallah wanted to fire rockets at Tel Aviv. Nasrallah chose not to.

2010-10-15 10:01:47

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