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Hezbollah chief commits to victory in Syria

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Wait, so the fall of the Syrian regime, would give rise to extremists, worse even then Hezbollah? And given the fact that Hezbollah is frequently nothing more then a tool of Tehran, does this mean now that Iran is taking an active role as well?

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Wait, so the fall of the Syrian regime, would give rise to extremists

Yeah, probably. There is no side there, government or rebel, really worth supporting, and the US and Europe should be very careful with this. There is no doubt that the forces fighting Assad include people that would have to be classed as extremists or terrorists, even though there may be others who do not fit into that category.

Hezbollah is frequently nothing more then a tool of Tehran

Maybe - they at least have similar interests, and play well together.

I do think it is a blunder for Hezbollah to get involved in this, even from their own point of view. They will lose some friends they have, and turn some into enemies. They will also diminish Assad's chances of reestablishing his position through Russian support. Hezbollah could get away with defending their own border, but if they try to "turn the tide of the conflict to Assad's favor," they're going to get smushed by somebody. At least that's how it looks to me.

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In the white corner we have Alawite Assad forces versus Radical Sunni (Saudi,Qatar etc ) backed opposition.

And in the blue corner we have Hezbollah Shiite (Iran, Syria etc) backed fighters versus Assad forces.

So the Western powers have the choice of backing the radical Sunnis against the extremeist Shiites or the other way round.

However, fighting both sides at the same time would be the most likely outcome.

In Iraq we have seen what these guys are capable of.

Syria looks like a nightmare unfolding.

My humble opinion is to just let this one pass and watch it on TV.

Not the most honorable path, but.........

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It's just strange to me that terrorist organizations have spokespeople.

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It's just strange to me that terrorist organizations have spokespeople.

You really need to explain that one. You do realize that they are part of the government, don't you? Also...um... even if they weren't, most terrorists do talk and all that...at least I think they do. Whatever do you mean?

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I'm not interested in getting into a cute vocabulary battle with you.

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Victory of Asad is death message of American agents Like AllSaud ,Qatar ,Kuwait & UAE which are ruling at the cost of poor Arabs blood. These are so called muslims and support extremists & Alqaeda in Syria. Hezobollah is thorn of eyes for Arab Monarchies/ American Agents in middle east.

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I'm not interested in getting into a cute vocabulary battle with you.

No battle on this side. I just have no idea what you're saying.

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I don't doubt that.

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Just guessing that they want to get onside with someone else so they can in turn ally and try to destroy Israel.

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