How To Soft-Sell A Terrorist Takeover

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Smoke rises from Alley area during clashes between Hezbollah gunmen and Druze pro-government fighters in Mount Lebanon May 11, 2008.
(Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

Step 1: Give It A Weak Headline.

Hezbollah steps up pressure on rivals

Sounds like the routine give-and-take of politics, doesn’t it? It’s the same language you’d expect to see in our presidential race: “Clinton steps up pressure on superdelegates to head off more defections to Obama.”

Except in this case, the “pressure” has a body count. Hezbollah’s idea of “stepped-up pressure” is to kill several people to intimidate the survivors.

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