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03/28/2015

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Charles N. Steele

I do think Nasrallah is serious. These are words used as political weapons, and truth is irrelevant. He just picked the bogeyman appropriate for his audience.

But more importantly, I think you are quite right about how the left (and popular media) has mischaracterized Islam and the entire Middle East. Israel is usually presented as the big problem, but the divides between Sunni-Shia, religious party-secular party, and various ethnic & tribal groups (especially Persian-Arab) are far more destructive, and they are certainly of indigenous origin, not something imposed by outsiders from the West.

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