Hizbullah's War in Syria

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Abdulrahman Al-Rashed - Hizbullah is fighting in Syria alongside the Assad regime based on promises made by Iran to Assad that they will use any means to defend him. Hizbullah has thus become like mercenaries who are brought from Iraq and Afghanistan to fight far away from home upon an Iranian arrangement. As time passed and as more of Hizbullah's fighters died, the group began to run out of excuses, the first of which being that it is fighting in Syria to "defend sacred shrines." It was later revealed that most of its fighters were meeting their ends in areas far away from these shrines. Hizbullah's war in Syria is an Iranian war, and a lost cause too. Hizbullah's participation alongside the Iranians in this war will bring about two disasters: the group will suffer untold human losses, more numerous than the combined losses it suffered during its wars with Israel throughout the past 30 years; moreover, this participation alongside Iran will attract extremist groups to Lebanon and ignite a war on its territory. The writer is general manager of Al-Arabiya television.

2015-05-28 00:00:00

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