The above article is from Challenge Weekly of October 4, 2010. Of interest, in connection with it, is an Associated Press article headlined “Ahmadinejad boosts Hezbollah with Lebanon visit”, by Elizabeth A. Kennedy and Bassem Mroue, dated October 14, 2010 (New Zealand time). This includes the following passage:
- A group of 250 [Lebanese] politicians, lawyers and activists sent an open letter to [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad on Tuesday, criticizing Tehran’s backing of Hezbollah and expressing worry
Iran was looking to drag Lebanon into a war with Israel.
“One group in Lebanon draws power from you … and has wielded it over another group and the state,”
the letter said, addressing Ahmadinejad.
“Your talk of ‘changing the face of the region starting with Lebanon’ and ‘wiping Israel off the map through the force of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon’ (emphasis added) … makes it seem
like your visit is that of a high commander to his front line,” it said.
Note the highlighted section, in which the much-trumpeted allegation that Ahmadinejad threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” (he didn’t) has the words “through the force of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon” added to it. This extension of the allegation is new to me.
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