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It must be the end of the world

As'ad Abu Khalil wrote something I actually agree with, if you ignore the whole blame Harriri thing at the end:

Just a word of caution on Lebanon.
These are historic times in Lebanon. I have been thinking about the
significance of them as I am trying to finish my article for Al-Akhbar,
and I have been experiencing my first writer's bloc. I am not pleased
with the exuberance that is exhibited by some leftists toward the
developments in Lebanon. I believe that the radical left, or the
revolutionary left, should be careful in evaluating the situation. I
see that the Lebanese Communist Party has for all purposes conflated
its position with that of Hizbullah–at least during this crisis. The
radical left should keep a distance from an organization (i.e.
Hizbullah) with which it does not share an ideology–a religious
fundamentalist one at that. Today, I kept thinking of the leader of the
Iranian Communist Party who sang the praises of Khumayni only to be
forced to appear on TV (after the revolution) and make Stalinist-style
"confessions". He later was executed as were other communists. The
radical left, it has to be ascertained is fiercely opposed to the
US/Israeli/Saudi plan and its implementers in Lebanon (Jumblat, Hariri,
and Ja`ja` and the other gangs of March 14), and is dedicated to the
liberation of Palestine. But it can't abandon its other important
principles of social justice, secularism, and pluralist politics–and
these are issues that Hizbullah either opposes or has a bad record on.
The Left in Lebanon remains the only group without a militia and it is
not an accident: the March 14 and the Hizbullah-led opposition don't
want the left to play a role in Lebanon, and this was something that
the Syrian regime and Iran (and Israel of course) agreed on. I was also
displeased with the closure of Hariri media, as much as I detest them
and as much as I believe that they have been engaged in acute sectarian
mobilization that is exactly the same as of the propaganda of
Al-Qa`idah. I will not enjoy writing in Al-Akhbar and attacking my
opponents if they are not on an equal footing: especially if their
media are closed. One sided polemics are the stuff of which the Saudi
and Syrian media are made, and we can't replicate that in Lebanon.
Having said that: i still blame the Hariri Inc for the crisis, and
their external backers: the agenda of the external backers pose the
biggest threat to Lebanon and Palestine, but that does not mean that
the left should be a mere cheerleader of organizations that are not
leftist.

Amen!

Iran is behind the 9/11 zionist conspiracy

Ayamn Al Zawahry comes in the defense of the Jewish state , and he is blaming the conspiracy talk on Iran and Hezbollah. Imagine that!

Osama bin Laden's chief deputy on Tuesday denied a theory that Israel carried out the Sept. 11 attacks and blamed Iran and Shiite Hezbollah for spreading the idea to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida's strike against the U.S.

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One of the questioners asked about the theory that has circulated in
the Middle East and elsewhere that Israel was behind the 2001 attacks
on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah's Al-Manar television of starting the rumor.

"The purpose of this lie is clear — (to suggest) that there are no
heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history.
Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he said.

"Iran's aim here is also clear — to cover up its involvement with America in invading the homes of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.

Those damn Iranians!