[Marxism] Fwd: As Aleppo Goes, So Goes Syria? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jan 1 09:42:21 MST 2015

(An interesting piece by Franklin Lamb, a mouthpiece for Hezbollah and 
the Baathist dictatorship. It reflects the war-weariness that has 
obviously gripped layers of the Syrian elite.)

Hezbollah is under increasing pressure, even within the Shia community, 
to leave Syria and Iraq partly because their supporters have tired of 
seeing posters of their dead sons plastered around the Bekaa, South 
Beirut, and South Lebanon. Hezbollah leaders have never really convinced 
many people of its necessity to fight in Syria and Iraq to keep the 
“terrorist and takfiris” out of Lebanon. According to virtually every 
poll taken, a majority of Lebanese believe the opposite- believing that 
IS and Al Nusra are coming here because Hezbollah went there and created 
a magnate for jihadists to fight them and target their strongholds. 
Meanwhile some right-wing Israeli politicians, if not the Northern 
Command, reportedly claim Hezbollah is over stretched and they fantasize 
about ‘ turf furloughing’ in Lebanon’ and carpet bombing Hezbollah much 
more severely than during its most recent genocidal ‘lawn-mowing’ in Gaza.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/01/as-aleppo-goes-so-goes-syria/

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