Is Iran's Lebanese Client Hizbullah Losing Its Grip?

(Weekly Standard) Lee Smith - The fact that Jihad Mughniyeh and his cohorts were killed in the Golan Heights is an embarrassment for Hizbullah and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah. In an interview with a pro-Hizbullah TV station just two days before the Israeli strike, Nasrallah claimed that Hizbullah was not active in the Golan. In Hizbullah's stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs, everything is worse than when I was last here nearly three years ago. There's less electricity and more blackouts, the water shortages are worse, and so is the sewage. The economy is moribund and parents are urging their children to get out of Lebanon and start a career and family elsewhere.

2015-01-26 00:00:00

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