Sounds to me like a blood-alcohol level of at least .14:
“They have no boundaries, limits, or taboos when it comes to killing human beings. Who are they? Where did they come from? Are they human beings? ‘They are like cattle, nay, more misguided.’ A bunch of bloodthirsty barbarians. Next to them, all the criminals of the world seem righteous.”
Did he really say “nay”? Gay.
Nasrallah’s threatening to fire rockets at Tel Aviv if Israel hits Beirut again, which strikes me as awfully curious when there’s a UN resolution in the works calling for immediate ceasefire. Dan the Man Gillerman has already said it’ll mean “doomsday” if they follow through. Why would Nasrallah want to widen the war just when the supreme soviet is ready to bring Israel to heel? Why would Iran want to take Israel on before it has nukes? The only explanation I can think of is that it’ll impress the Muslim masses and shore up regional support for Iranian expansion — but only if they win, which is unlikely.
Oh, here’s the scandal du jour: Sid Blumenthal accuses the NSA of sharing intel with Israel on Syrian/Iranian shipments of weapons to Hezbollah. To which I say: good. Blumenthal claims it’s a neocon pretext for expanding the war, but um, how is it a “pretext” if the shipments actually are occurring? It reminds me of that exchange from “Barcelona”:
Fred: And one of the things that keeps popping up is this about “subtext.” Plays, novels, songs – they all have a “subtext,” which I take to mean a hidden message or import of some kind. So subtext we know. But what do you call the message or meaning that’s right there on the surface, completely open and obvious? They never talk about that. What do you call what’s above the subtext?
Ted: The text.
Fred: OK, that’s right, but they never talk about that.
Text, Sid. Not subtext or pretext. If it’s pretexts you want, let King Abdullah fill you in.
I leave you with The Man, commenting on Iran, Nasrallah, and our friends at the UN.
“This is truly ugly,” said a former senior aide to Madeleine K. Albright, secretary of state in the Clinton administration. “It’s unfortunate and not reflective of the Palestinian people, and they should be upset about it. But you have to ignore these things, you can’t respond to them.”
Mein Kampf reached number six on the Palestinian best-seller list as recently as 1999.
Update: Evan Coyne Maloney knows a hudna when he sees one.
Update: An Israeli official says the IAF will “devastate” Lebanon if Tel Aviv is hit.
Update: Just across on Drudge: two explosions have been heard south of Beirut. Brace yourselves.
Update: Tony Blair declares Ahmadinejad’s Nazi yammering “deeply unhelpful.” That’s telling him, Tony.