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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nasrallah a liar? Who would've thought?

Last week, Hassan Nasrallah gave a gift to Mahmoud Ahmaidinejad of a rifle that he claimed came from an IDF soldier who left it behind in a panic in Lebanon in the 2006 war:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ended a two-day visit to Lebanon by meeting with Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
The overnight meeting took place at the Iranian embassy in Beirut's Bir Hasan neighborhood.

Nasrallah proudly presented to Ahmadinejad an Israeli rifle seized during the 2006 Israel-Hizbullah war.
Turns out, no:

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah deceived Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by giving him a gun he claimed was taken from an Israeli soldier in the 2006 war, an Israeli newspaper said Sunday.

The mass-selling Yediot Aharonot said the gun, which Nasrallah presented to Ahmadinejad in person on his controversial two-day visit to Lebanon, was a type of weapon not been used by the Israeli military since the early 1970s.

The paper quoted a military spokesperson as saying the weapon was "most likely" a FNFAL 7.62 rifle that went out of use in 1974, meaning it could not have been taken from soldiers during Israel's more recent invasion of Lebanon.
I'm shocked that such a principled man, who has not deviated from his genocidal goals one iota, would actually lie!

(h/t Israel Matzav, who predicted this.)