Originally Posted by wta_zuperfann
Reporter Engel at first says that he does not have actual proof that these are Hezbollah troops. But then he says they are so because they drive BMW's and Mercedes Benz cars and are young.
No he did NOT say that. YOU said that, which mostly proves that reading isn't amongst your skills.
What the AUTHOR wrote was
a) the way they behave,
b) their age group
c) their body language.
d) they are basically the only young men in this city.
Sure they mentioned cars later, and even that is interesting.
more young men with slight beards, short haircuts, tee-shirts and jeans driving around with radios and late model Mercedes and BMWs.
f) 'late model Mercedes and BMWs'
Those cost money. Where do they get it?
Hmmm ... "terrorists" usually travel in military convoys, wear uniforms, and carry weaponry rather than high tech radios for their entertainment.
How interesting. And exactly why are you an expert on what terrorists 'usually' do? SMART terrorists would AVOID travelling in military convoysm or wearing uniforms. Of course, its YOU who says they were wearing 'uniforms', not the author.
Why they would choose to dress conspicuously
'slight beards, short haircuts, tee-shirts and jeans'
and go around unarmed with armed Israeli troops around is beyond all reason.
This is during the 48 hour hiatus inthe bombing. There ARE no Israel troops around.
Moreover, Hezbollah are Orthodox Shiia Muslims and disdain Western attire whereas Engel describes them as wearing jeans. They also disdain ostentatious Western materialism such as pricey cars as view them as examples of decadence.
Forgive me, but nothing you've written so far makes you seem like anyone who in a position to know the people who become Hezbollah fighters.
They have fertile ground to get fighters from based solely on the relatives of those the Israelis have killed. Religious orientation need have nothing to do with it.
I suppose it would make some people feel better to hope it all a fabrication. After all, it's gotta be a lot better, han having to accept Hezbollah actual knows what their doing. And provides services to the poor.