Monday, July 24, 2006

Unintended consequences: Israel's War for Hegemony is likely to bolster Hizballah and Lend Influence to Iran in Lebanon

The Daily Star - Opinion Articles - When bombs stir a Shiite political revival: "At a time of heightened sectarian tensions in the Arab world, fed largely by the civil war in Iraq, the consolidation of Lebanese Shiite identity is likely to greatly complicate the challenges facing the US in the Middle East. The fact that this seems to be so poorly understood in the upper reaches of the Bush administration is alarming. The result is a facile analysis buttressing the administration's approach to the region, and its support for Israel's war in Lebanon, in particular. "

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