The Future of Hizbullah

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Adel Al Toraifi - When the Arab Spring broke out, Hizbullah adopted the official Iranian stance in support of regime change, but as the uprisings continued, Syria changed the rules of the game, whereby Hizbullah sided with the Assad regime at the expense of unarmed Syrian citizens. This can be considered the critical moment when the party lost its regional popularity, and transformed into a sectarian and ideological opponent for broad sectors of the region. Hizbullah is no longer considered a hero in the Arab world, but rather the odious enemy of the masses, who used to boast of the party's achievements a few years ago. This could change the position of Hizbullah and its forces not only in Lebanon but in the whole region. In the event of the fall of the Assad regime, there are no guarantees that the war will not spread towards Hizbullah's areas of influence inside Lebanon, and the party could soon find itself confronted by many forces greater than it.

2013-03-01 00:00:00

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