Aug 04 2006

Israel May Not Be Target Of Hezbollah

Published by at 7:55 am under All General Discussions,Hezbollah,Iraq

I had been hoping this would not happen, but the Shia in Iraq may be mobilizing support for Hezbollah.

Tens of thousands of Shi’ite youths covered in white shrouds gathered Friday in Iraq’s capital for a pro-Hizbullah rally as senior US generals warned that spiraling sectarian violence in Baghdad could lead to civil war.

This is may not be a terminal turn of events. There is a way to remind the Iraqi Shiites that their new found freedom to demonstrate in public is not something to forget. But we do have to recognize that the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah plan may have been the same plan Al Qaeda has had for three years: destabilize Iraq. We shall see if it pans out or not.

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4 Responses to “Israel May Not Be Target Of Hezbollah”

  1. Charles_in_Texas says:


    This post assumes that the Iranian leadership survives. I DO NOT believe it will. The U.S. may, or may not have to intervene. The Mullahs seem to be very frightened at what their own people are doing inside Iran. Iran’s Mullah killers are causing chaos regionally, but I suspect that most of them will soon be killed themselves by Iranian revolutiuonaries.

  2. Charles_in_Texas says:

    revolutionaries (sp) … Anyway, the anti-Regime crowd is large and rebellion is growing.

  3. Terrye says:

    I saw this on TV and the people in the crowd looked like women to me, at any rate they were carrying signs of Sadr and the newsman said the demonstration was in Sadr city. Sadr’s relatives helped start Hezbellah and the little bastard and ties to both Hezbellah and Iran. I don’t think it is eithor or but both Israel and Iraq they hope to destabilize. They hope to use the war as propaganda to whip up the militias. Remember that 60% of Iraq is Shia. Most Shia in Iraq consider Sadr to be a nutcase using the situation for his own ends, but that does not mean he lacks a following.

    I think it is also hard for the people of the region to see the bombing and the fighting without feeling some solidarity with the Shia in the southern part of Lebanon. But so far this seems to be isolated to Sadr and his people.

    Besides, when the EU can not bring itself to call Hezbellah a terrorist group why should we be surprised that so many Arabs see it as the resistance?

  4. Carol_Herman says:

    In Lebanon, where the Shi’a have been experimenting with their freedoms, now, for six years. Their major complaint (and recent worry), is that before they were taken seriously, by government, where they got to lead (through Nasrallah), they had been given the job of collecting garbage.

    There’s no middle-class among them.

    And, what’s worse, is that this “element” has a way of chasing away INVESTMENT CAPITAL. As well as the middle class.

    While Iran and Cuba have both been under despotic rule for 30+ years. And, both countries have been run into the toilet.

    If there’s an indication of what’s up ahead, it’s gonna take a lot of dead Shi’a to “take out the garbage.”

    And, if we’re lucky, hope may be on its way to Cuba. Since Castro won’t wake up again. If he’s not dead. He’s terminal. He’s in a coma. And, Cuban medicine isn’t like first world medicine, where you can have the machines take over. Somebody’s there pressing Castro’s oxygen bag 24/7.

    Iraq? Who knows? But the Kurds won’t go back “to the way things were under Saddam.” After that? It’s just a baby step at a time. While we hold ground.