Posts Tagged: Hezbollah
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.
Syria has become the weak leg of its tripod with Iran and Hezbollah.
Israel is clearly taking advantage of a severely weakened Syrian regime, correctly predicting that the Syrians are not in a position to retaliate.
Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.
Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
The arrest of a "suspected" Hezbollah operative who is "suspected" of a plan to kill Israeli tourists has become the equivalent of an actual terrorist attack.
Shortly before the national elections, the Tunisian narrative shifted from the socio-economic crisis which fueled the revolt to religion.
Iran's support for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad further mocks the Islamic Revolution.
The capture of CIA sources in Beirut represents a coup for Hezbollah.
Lebanon's complexity can be sorted out when viewed through the lens of history.