"I will never forget how these same Third Way leftist types who now compete over who is more valuable to the resistance, were once fierce critics of Hizbullah in the mid 1980s and1990s. Their rationale was pretty much the same as it is now—despite its resistance activity, Hizbullah was too authoritarian for their liking and too Islamic for their secular tastes—imposing an Islamic lifestyle in regions under their control, repressing its leftist and other opponents etc. In short, they had the same liberal rights centered grievances that they now have against the Assad regime. All my friends who know me from my youth can testify that as a teenager growing up in England and then a university student in Lebanon, I supported Hizbullah way before it became politically fashionable to do so. In fact, I was often ridiculed for supporting the movement given my un-Islamic appearance and mannerisms. And I know that history will once again vindicate me and all my amazing comrades who have the courage to go against the tide of politically correct discourses and support the Assad leadership against this imperialist-Zionist onslaught against Syria."