Roger L. Simon

Hizbullah's new position and Obama in the house

Overwhelmed as we have been by US electoral politics, we can often overlook what may be more important news in the long run. Israel Air Force commander Maj. -Gen. Ido Nehushtan has given an extremely interesting interview to Der Spiegel in which he seems confident of Israel’s ability to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability. He also says the following:

“Hizbullah has been part of the Lebanese government since this spring. It is not a fringe terror organization – it is supported by the state. Militarily, Hizbullah is stronger than the regular Lebanese army. If they attack us, we might react differently [to how we did in the 2006 Second Lebanon War].”

I guess that’s another version of the old saw: Fool me once, shame on…. well, you know the rest.

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda in the person of Rhymin’-Ayman Zawahiri is apparently playing “house music,” accusing Obama of being a house you-know-what.

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slaves.” But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as “house negroes.”

Oh, well, here we go again. Zawahiri wasn’t the first doctor to disobey the Hippocratic Oath (“First, do no harm.”)

QUICK UPDATE: Zawahiri is probably moving quickly to make sure his “faithful” are not infected by “Obama-mania.” That would not be good news for him or the Al Qaeda leadership.