Comments on: Trust in Lebanese financier shakes Hezbollah’s image Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: brian Thu, 24 Sep 2009 01:16:20 +0000 you’re just reinventing the argument now..
Glad you looked up the word saga though I found the rest of your edited definition:
1. A MEDIEVAL ICELANDIC OR NORSE PROSE narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.

2. Any narrative or legend of heroic exploits.

3. Also called saga novel. a form of the novel in which the members or generations of a family or social group are chronicled in a long and leisurely narrative.

By: Bill Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:14:31 +0000 Saga – narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.

If Hezbollah had no idea what he was doing, then they shouldn’t have told people that he was trustworthy. They vouched for this guy, and in southern Lebanon if Hezbollah endorses someone like this, the people will trust him and give him their life savings.

Whether or not they were involved or how involved they were remains to be seen, but is not really the point. By backing away and saying “we didn’t know, not our fault” they are shunning their responsibility as the authority in the region.

Saying Hezbollah bears no responsibility for these people losing their money is like the S.E.C. saying bears no responsibility for Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme going on as long as it did.

By: brian Wed, 23 Sep 2009 05:26:52 +0000 1. look it up in the dictionary.. doesn’t qualify
2. Are we reading the same article? Why was he “supposed” to be helping them? He was not hezbollah, he was a con-man that had EVERYONE fooled, the extent to which he did and was affiliated with hezbollah and the details of what happened to all the money are still UNKNOWN..
There is a difference between reading something and proving something.

Of course they bear some responsibility, but not as much as the people giving their money away and ultimately the con-man himself. Responsibility is the same for everyone and is not even relevant to mixing business, politics and religion, which are impossible to separate.

What are you talking about corruption for? There isn’t even a shred of proof contrary to Hezbollah’s squeaky clean reputation for honesty and lack of corruption that would suggest they knew anything of the con-man’s plans.

A prime example of what a story like this can induce in people.

By: Bill Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:53:13 +0000 1. This is a saga. Why wouldn’t it be?
2. The facts aren’t known? This guy stole the life savings from the same people he was suppose to be helping. Are you suggesting this is a made up conspiracy?

Hizbollah is the political might as well as the moral authority in southern Lebenon. So when they endorse Ezz el-Din, they absolutely bear some responsibility for the lost savings. Responsibility is the ball and chain that comes with authority.

This is why mixing religion with politics with business is a recipe for disaster.

Funny how corruption doesn’t have a creed or color or race. It’s a universal language.

By: brian Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:41:16 +0000 They have a great image to their people, not people like you of course.

Oh by the way the EXACT same thing just happened to the US democrats in the sum of around $290 million fraud by party fundraiser Hassan Nemazee. Now read that article and compare it to how this one is written.. very different slant

By: Joyce Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:45:06 +0000 What image could Hezbollah have that would require further shaking.
Its current one and thus so far – have only been of mischief, mayhem, and killings.

By: brian Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:48:49 +0000 “To what extent will Hezbollah’s image be shaken by the Ezz el-Din saga?”

Is that even quantifiable or are you just encouraging speculation?

1. Its not a saga..
2. The facts are not yet known

“The Ezz el-Din saga has also exposed Hezbollah in a new light.”
Who’s opinion is this, written as fact?
This is not journalism..
Did the Madoff “saga” expose its high profile investors and their affiliations in a new light??

“The overall amount pales in comparison to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme” – “how could Hezbollah have been duped so easily?”
Probably the same way anyone is by a professional con-artist…