What’s missing from this New York Times article on yesterday’s strike on Hebollah and Iranians in the Golan Heights?
Context. BIG context. The New York Times elides a threat by Hezbollah to invade Israel in the next conflict.
Nasrallah said in the interview that Hezbollah was ready to fight a new war against Israel in Lebanon and renewed a threat to invade the Galilee region of northern Israel. Hezbollah fighters “must be prepared”, he said.
“When the resistance (Hezbollah) leadership… asks you (fighters)… to enter into Galilee, that means the resistance must be ready to enter into Galilee and to go even beyond the Galilee.”
Here’s how the Times spins that.
The attack, targeting two vehicles traveling in the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights, came days after Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said Israeli strikes in Syria constituted serious aggression and that Syria and its allies had a right to respond.
The interview where Nasrallah threatened to invade the Galilee was broadcast days before the missile attack. The missile attack killed Hezbollah commanders–and also an Iranian general. Gee. Whatever could an Iranian general be doing on the Syrian border with Israel, we wonder?
Watch for the Iranian retaliation. They work fast, too. Last week, an Argentinian prosecutor said that Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez covered up the Iranian role in the bombing of the Jewish Center in Buenos Aires in 1994. He was found murdered in his apartment on the day he was to testify about the coverup.
But don’t worry, the Times will definitely blame any Iranian and Hezbollah attacks on Israel. For killing “fighters” on her border with Syria.