CNN editor mourns the death of terrorist supporting Hezb'allah cleric
You know what they say; One man's terrorist is another's murderer of innocents."
From Daniel Halper at the Weekly Standard blog:
How did CNN senior editor of Middle East affairs Octavia Nasr celebrate July 4? By mourning the passing of Hezbollah's Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Here's what the CNN editor posted on her Twitter account:
Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah.. One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot..#Lebanon
Fadlallah "famously justified suicide bombings," as the New York Times recalls in its obituary for him:
In a 2002 interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph, he was quoted as saying of the Palestinians: "They have had their land stolen, their families killed, their homes destroyed, and the Israelis are using weapons, such as the F16 aircraft, which are meant only for major wars. There is no other way for the Palestinians to push back those mountains, apart from martyrdom operations."
The Times also reports in its obit that Fadlallah is believed to be responsible for the killing of 241 U.S. Marines during the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings:
Fadlallah was one of the biggest obstructors of political progress in Lebanon over these last 5 years. He regularly refused compromise and, despite other Shiite clerics who worked for an independent Lebanon, he was considered pro-Syria by most.