October 26, 2010 | National Review Online

Che’s Daughter [Hearts] Hezbollah

“How could you possibly think Islamists and Leftists would work together?” As I think I mentioned to K-Lo when she interviewed me about The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, I was surprised – though I shouldn't have been – that people repeatedly asked me that question. That the two camps work closely together is so obvious, from both history and current events, that the interesting question to me – and the one I explore in the book – is why. The whether it would happen should by now be settled. But for the few who may need more persuading, here's the latest, courtesy of Barry Rubin:

Dr. Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, visited Lebanon recently and voiced support for Hizballah. Guevara, who works at a children's hospital in Havana , laid a wreath at the tomb of Hizballah leader Abbas Al-Musawi….

The Hizballah official escorting her explained, “We are conducting resistance for the sake of liberty and justice, and to liberate our land and people from the Zionist occupation, which receives all the aid it needs from the U.S. administration.”

Guevara responded: “I think that as long as their memory remains within us, we will have more strength, and that strength will grow and develop, until we make great achievements and complete our journey to certain victory….If we do not conduct resistance, we will disappear from the face of the earth. It is the only way to prevail and to continue on our path forward.”

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