Posts Tagged: Hezbollah
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
The death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was certainly suspicious. But that doesn't prove a thing about his charges against Iran.
The fate of one Shi’ite cleric hangs over the Gulf like a sword of Damocles.
Hezbollah has squandered any credibility as revolutionaries it had left by supporting the Assad regime in Syria.
During and after Israel's war on Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
Sunni Hamas and Shiite Hezbollah have apparently agreed to disagree on Syria while maintaining a strategic partnership against Israel.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
Despite his better judgment, Obama is poised to make serious mistakes in Syria--all because he made words like "red line" part of his vocabulary.
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.