Che Visits Hezbollah
By Micah Halpern
Monday October 11, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
Che Guevara was the symbol of revolution. His face was on t-shirts and hats and posters across the world. Che, as he is called, was the person who, together with Castro, was going to change the world.
So when Che's daughter Aleida meets with Sheik Nayim Kassam, the second most important person in all of Hezbollah - all of us should cringe. The whole scary scenario ratchets up when the meeting takes place in Southern Lebanon.
Aleida met the Hezbollah leader Kassam to discuss their shared mission "to fight the occupation" and to "fight colonialism." That, of course, means: confront Israel.
There was more to the meeting than shared ideology. Aleida was presented with an oil painting portrait of her father joining forces with Imad Mugneyah, the Hezbollah leader assassinated in Damascus.
Che's legacy still resonates throughout the world.