Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Hero's welcome" in Lebanon

I find this a little hard to understand. Well, maybe not hard to understand, exactly, but hard to empathize with. Samir Kuntar was the most high profile Hezbollah prisoner that Israel released today, and his claim to fame was bashing a four year old girl's skull in with a rifle butt, killing her. That's their "hero".

It's really quite tragic when a people become so radicalized that a monster like Kuntar becomes a hero in their minds. And keep in mind that this is Lebanon, not the West Bank or Gaza. This is no better than Palestinians idolizing people who blow themselves up in crowded places.

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