I can’t remember where I read it, but someone pointed out that, while in Iraq the terrorists like to show themselves, Hezbollah prefers an off camera presence, with the emphasis on the real and imagined bomb damage to Lebanese people and structures. It is interesting, therefore, to see at least one Hezbollah face. The video below is from the interrogation of Salim ali Saliman, a long-time Hezbollah fighter, trained in Iran and by Iranians, who participated in the kidnapping that precipitated this war. It’s a fascinating, sad, scary video. A silly thing that leapt out at me was his birthday: July 14, 1984, a date that brought with it two associations: Bastille Day (July 14, 1789) and the Orwellian world of 1984.