EU Still Hairsplitting on Hizbullah

(American Interest) Walter Russell Mead - Despite repeated American claims that Hizbullah is assisting Butcher Assad in Syria and preparing attacks abroad, the EU continues its refusal to mark the Lebanese group down as a terrorist organization. EU officials claim that because Hizbullah is a political party in addition to a militant group, it should not be classified as a terrorist group. It's hard to imagine why the EU should keep ignoring all that fundraising for Hizbullah within its borders - as the Assad regime, the group's sugar daddy, is dragged kicking and screaming off this earth, we might just see its proxy's military wing dust off its armaments (and maybe acquire some new chemical ones.)

2012-08-22 00:00:00

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