Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rising Young Hassan Nasrallah

MEMRI has dug up an undated old video of Hassan Nasrallah offering his views. Undated, but partially datable: he refers in present tense to Ayatollah Khomaini, who died in 1989, and since he himslef was born in 1960 and clearly is a figure of some authority at the time of his speech, and Hezbullah was founded only in 1982, it must be sometime in the late 1980s.

His topic wasn't Israel, but rather the overall political positioning of Hezbullah: as he says explicitly, they aren't interested in Lebanon and its sovereignty, but rather in promoting the goals of Iran.

I don't think there's any compelling evidence he has changed his mind at anytime since.

1 comment:

Jack Steiner said...

I wonder if we won't get lucky and find out that he accidentally fell down the stairs. That might be a video worth watching.