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Close But No Cigar

An Iraqi website has apparently reported that Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah was almost sent to meet his 72 raisins.

An Iraqi news website on Wednesday quoted “high-ranking diplomatic sources in Beirut” as saying that Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah survived a poisoning attempt.

According to the state-affiliated website, Nasrallah survived an assassination by a highly toxic chemical just a few days ago.

The report has yet to be confirmed by any official source, and Hizbullah media made no mention of the alleged attempt on the Hizbullah chief’s life.

According to the Iraqi website’s report, Nasrallah suffered grave effects from the poison, and a team of 15 Iranian physicians was flown to Beirut to attend him, and eventually managed to stabilize his condition.

The report quoted “western diplomatic sources” as saying that Israel was apparently behind the assassination attempt, adding that the Shiite group has launched an investigation into the incident.

The origin of the chemical may indicate who was behind the assassination attempt, according to the report.

Arutz Sheva quotes Iranian newspaper Khoursid as saying essentially the same thing, and adds:

The report may explain rumors 10 days ago that Nasrallah has appointed his heir in case he is assassinated. Safi al-Din, the chairman of the terrorist organization’s executive council and Nasrallah’s cousin, will take over the leadership of Hizbullah if “the Zionists succeed in assassinating Hassan Nasrallah,” the newspaper reported.

Whether or not it was the Mossad behind the assassination attempt is a matter of speculation. But if it was, it looks like we are not having too much luck with poison.

Meanwhile, you have to love this Hizbullah denial.

A senior Hizbullah figure called the report a “fabrication”, saying “I haven’t seen Nasrallah in a week, but I know he is in good health.”

In other words, “I don’t know what the f*** I’m talking about, but I’ll say he’s in good health.”

Did this senior Hizbullah figure ever stop to think why he has not seen Nasrallah in a week?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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