The Shia taxi driver who brought me home from the airport a few nights ago answered my question about the fate of the 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims kidnaped in Syria with a rather shocking statement: “We don’t care. We don’t want them back if this causes any humiliation to the Sayyed. He will not apologize to anyone.” Of course, the Sayyed here is Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah. And the humiliation would be agreeing to the kidnapers’ request for Nasrallah to apologize to the Syrian people for supporting the Syrian regime. [Link]