Say what you will about terrorist leaders, they’re devious and underhanded but they’re not exactly Alexander the Great. He led his armies into battle from the front, inspiring them to crush their enemies; terrorist kingpins like Hassan Nasrallah order rocket attacks on kids dozens of miles away and then scurry off to hide in some cave or bunker. They pop out like groundhogs to issue some bold new statement (nearly always on tape, recorded earlier, as opposed to live) before ducking back behind the skirts and toys in whatever residential area they’re holed up in. Brave, they are not.

The latest on Nasrallah, by the way, is that he’s hiding out in the Iranian embassy in Beirut. If that’s true, it complicates without necessarily stifling Israel’s efforts to take him out.

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