Hizballah's Herald

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is no friend of the West, but he is a force Lebanon can't ignore

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizballah, was so struck by the daily street protests unfolding on the streets of Beirut--full of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon and an end to foreign meddling in the country--that he decided to hold a party of his own. He summoned his supporters to Beirut last week for a counterdemonstration, which drew hundreds of thousands of Shi'ites and other pro-Hizballah Lebanese into the capital's Riad al-Solh Square. Addressing the crowd from a balcony above the square, Nasrallah praised Syria, denounced the U.S. and made it clear that the West should not expect to...

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