February 23, 2013

Hezbollah-Sunni War Is About to Start

Hanin Ghaddar, NOW Lebanon

AP Photo

So Hezbollah has decided to be part of an upcoming regional war, and to drag Lebanon into it. The war between Alawite/Shiite fighters and Sunni jihadists will not stay within the parameters of Qusayr along the Lebanese-Syrian borders. The spillover of the Syrian crisis to Lebanon will possibly take the form of increased military clashes in more than one area in Lebanon. Jihadists from both groups will not limit their clashes to Syrian territories and become friends back at home.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Syria, Lebanon, Hezbollah


February 22, 2013
Free Syrian Army vs. Hezbollah in Lebanon
Michael Totten, Dispatches
Syrian rebels are (again) threatening to attack Hezbollah targets in Lebanon to retaliate for Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria’s civil war. They’ve said this before and it was just talk. I assume it’s still only talk. I... more ››
February 22, 2013
New Law Reduces Lebanese to Sect
Sami Atallah, Daily Star
If approved by Parliament, the Orthodox law will structure political and social interactions by making sectarian identity politically most salient. This is troubling since the needs, concerns and preferences of most Lebanese... more ››
February 11, 2013
Iran, Hezbollah Building Militias in Syria
DeYoung & Warrick, Wash Post
Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al- Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from... more ››
February 18, 2013
Bulgaria Unmasks Hezbollah
Tom Donilon, New York Times
On Feb. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver and... more ››
February 19, 2013
Why Europe Won't Name Terrorists
Benny Avni, New York Post
Under pressure from Washington, Europe is finally edging toward calling one of the world’s leading terrorist organizations a . . . well, terrorist organization. more ››