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Found this on the web. Pretty cute:

Thank you Nassralla,
First, congratulations. You have succeeded in uniting a country that was torn from inside, after the painful disengagement process.
While we fight right-wing and left-wing, religious and non-religious you came and managed to make peace in the Jewish nation.
Now, we are all united in one holy aspiration: to bring home our soldiers and to smash you.
The truth is, Sheikh Hassan, you owe us your promotion. You may recall, that it were our forces that launched the missile that ended the carrier of your predecessor, Abbas al-Musawi, and got you that promotion.
Thinking back, it wasn't the smartest move in the history. But that's O.K. We can, and will, fix it.
I must admit that when I watched your press conference in Beirut yesterday, I suddenly realized why all the young men in the Arabic world admire you. A 40+ year-old guy stands, a bit sweaty, and with a big smile holds the strongest army in the middle-east by the balls.
Not too bad for a Shiite priest from the remote Lebanon. I'm positive that the Arabic journalists have listened attentively to what you had to say, feeling that they were in the presence of true leadership.
But, the nature of all great leaders, Sheikh Hassan, is that they are always one too many steps ahead.
Julius Caesar wanted to be just "a bit" more of a dictator. Hitler wanted just another front (with Russia) and Hassan Nassralla wanted to prove that he was the master of the fate of all the middle-eastern oppressed. Shiite, Palestinians you pick.
And he fell for the same "spider web" illusion that he created: he believed that the Israeli weakness in a strengthening phenomenon that he can count on.
You know what? Maybe we are a bit weak. We really love our children, and our lives. And we really want quiet, and we dream of peace. And we hope each day that we can solve the dispute between us, the Palestinians and the Arabic world. And even if we are wrong, like in the case of the disengagement from Gaza we can hope it was for a good purpose.
But, when someone puts us to a serious test, that weakness tends to end. It happened a number of times in the short history of this country: In the waiting period of '67, in the Entebbe operation that caused the plain hijacking to reach its peak and in the terrorist war of the 2000's. And when it happens, the Israelis see red in their eyes. It doesn't matter who they are or where they live. They know we reached our limit.
And that is after all the point, Mr. Nassralla. We have no where else to go. And when someone pushes too hard, we push back, harder. That is a lesson that each generation has to learn, yours and ours both.
Than, maybe you will realize that calling us monkeys and pigs is one thing. But putting our lives and very existence in danger is another.
And we, on our side, will realize that not everything may be solved with force (but it is good to have more power than the other side).
I hope I enlightened you about the Israeli society. The next lessons will probably be from the air.

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