Another unsolved mystery
This appeared on the front page of the Saudi newspaper Al-Jazirah on Thursday September 27. Datelined Beirut, it quotes Lebanese Hizbullah leader Nasrullah praising Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to the skies and extolling the vast benefits of the Saudi postwar aid. A passage in the middle of this gives the flavor:
...the initiatives of the Kingdom have been full and comprehensive, and have not been limited to one area and not another; they have covered all areas; and all of the sons of Lebanon have benefited; and this is not unexpected under the reign of the custodian of the holy places King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may God protect him...Nasrullah is quoted as adding that he plans "to visit the Kingdom soon, once there is more stability in conditions in the region, given the continuing Israeli arrogance, whose ambition is to spread ruination and destruction to all of the Arab and Islamic lands..."
Here's how the piece looked:
* بيروت - خاص - محمد المناع:
And here is the link.
Pretty meaningful stuff, the friendly face and flowery greetings of Nasrullah on the front page of a major Saudi newspaper. There's only one problem. According to Al-Quds al-Arabi today (Friday September 29), Nasrullah's office said Nasrullah didn't have any interview with Al-Jazirah. Al-Quds al-Arabi notes that al-Jazirah said he did, and quoted him as promising to visit the Kingdom to thank the government and people for the post-war aid, including meetings with the King and Prince Sultan.