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Inside Hezbollah, Big Miscalculations

The meeting on July 12 was tense, tinged with desperation. A few hours earlier, in a brazen raid, Hezbollah guerrillas had infiltrated across the heavily fortified border and captured two Israeli soldiers. Lebanon’s prime minister summoned Hussein Khalil, an aide to Hezbollah’s leader, to his office at the Serail, the palatial four-story government headquarters of red tile and colonnades in Beirut’s downtown. “What have you done?” Prime Minister Fouad Siniora asked him. A reconstruction of the period before and soon after the seizure of the soldiers reveals a series of miscalculations on the part of the 24-year-old movement that defies its carefully cultivated reputation for planning and caution. Full Story

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