The Beginning of the End for Hizbullah

(World Affairs) Michael J. Totten - According to Nadim Koteich, a Lebanese Shiite whose political talk show on Future TV is one of the top-rated in the country, if Assad falls in Syria, the effect on Hizbullah "will be huge. For decades they've had this powerful state behind them, along with a corridor for weapons coming out of Iran. They've had this enormous machine and all its tools at their back, and it will be a tremendous blow when they lose it." Hanin Ghaddar, managing editor of the online magazine NOW Lebanon, said, "Hizbullah is dragging Lebanon into the sectarian war in Syria and dragging the Shia into another war they don't want. Resisting Israel is one thing, but fighting the region's Sunnis is something else." It's a fight they can't win. There are twenty million people in Syria and most are Sunnis.

2013-04-26 00:00:00

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