Earlier today, we reported on a protest in Beirut
, organized by Hezbullah, that was aimed at decrying Tony Blair as a stooge of Israeli foreign policy.
Now, coming across the wires, we're treated to photographs of "a religious festival," with the same large throngs of people touting Hezbullah flags.
Coincidence? Or were the people demonstrating earlier today handed signs to carry, not necessarily knowing what was written on them (the English signs, at least)? At the very least, is it not probable that these people were organized, in fact, to primarily celebrate "the 15th day of Shabaan, the birthday of Imam al-Mahdi, a 9th century religious leader?"
I bet you'll find that, once these people showed up to celebrate this religious event, they were handed all kinds of things to hold by their Hezbullah masters. One would even suspect that, being on the 11th of September, you'd even find some anti-American posters somewhere amongst the demonstrators. Our photographers, of course, would adamantly refuse to publish any photographs that would show Hezbullah in a negative light, wouldn't they?
And the propaganda marches on, completely unchecked by a most pliant press.
And, in case anyone was wondering who is really
pulling the strings in Lebanon:
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Israel/Lebanon War 2006