News of the indictments last week led to a televised rant by Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah where he warned on the implications: "we won't allow the resistance to be degraded".
Reuters doesn't cite this veiled threat against the UN tribunal but does inform us:
Sure, it's always the Israelis who are creating tensions while the Lebanese government has:Nasrallah's condemnation of the tribunal as "an Israeli project" drove up tensions in Lebanon.
And no mention by Reuters in this trenchant analysis of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's call to quash the UN investigation as well. Apparently, that doesn't fall under the umbrella of a Q+A on Syria's (imperial) interests in Lebanon.advocated calm in an effort to avoid a repeat of the divisions that led to violence in 2008.
We do learn however, that Reuters specializes in unsupported assertions and red herrings:
Syria, which has lost several wars with Israel, relies on Hezbollah guerrillas to thwart Israel's ambitions in Lebanon and fight a proxy conflict with the Jewish state.