Quote(s) of the Day: Sayed Hassan Nasrallah & Robert Fisk

Here’s what Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, the chairman of Hizbollah, said to me when I asked him to explain the mind of a suicide bomber. “Think of a person being in a sauna bath for a long time. He is very thirsty and tired and hot and he is suffering from the effects of a high temperature. Then he is told that if he opens the door, he can go into a quiet, comfortable room, drink a nice cocktail and hear classical music. Then he will open the door and go through without hesitation.”

That’s definitely in the “Ouch!” painful-truth bracket…

— Robert Fisk (The Independent)