Lebanon’s Sectarian Divisions Deepen: Deadly al-Qaida suicide bombings and rocket attacks on border towns - all tied to the raging civil war in Syria - are deepening sectarian divisions in Lebanon. Religious hardliners are benefiting.
Two weeks ago, the town of Hermel, a Shia Muslim community in the Bekaa Valley close to the Syrian border, was struck for the first time in its history by a suicide bomber. Lebanon’s militant Shia movement, Hezbollah, has become deeply involved in the Syrian civil war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, an adherent of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shia Islam.
Deadly Blast Hits Hezbollah Neighborhood in Beirut as Beirut increasingly dragged into Syrian war
And it came a day after reports surfaced of the arrest by Lebanese authorities of a Saudi militant who leads the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a group affiliated with Al Qaeda that claimed responsibility for a November suicide bombing at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. Iran is an ally of Hezbollah.
Areas in Beirut’s southern suburbs, where Hezbollah maintains its headquarters, have been hit twice in the past year with promises to hit at the heart of Hezbollah as long as they are doing Iran's dirty work and interfering in the syrian civil war that has been on going now for 3 years and only shows signs of going on forever.
Beirut increasingly dragged into Syrian war
Hezbollah commander assassinated outside his Beirut home: Though suspicions typically turn to Hezbollah’s sworn enemy Israel, there has been increased tension in Lebanon between Shiite Hezbollah and Sunni extremist groups that oppose its role in the civil war in neighboring Syria,
Recently: Bombing that hit Iran embassy in Lebanon just the beginning
Iran is one of Syria's closest allies, and is the key sponsor of Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite movement that has dispatched thousands of fighters to bolster the regime in its efforts to crush the 32-month uprising.
Syrian war between unsavoury sides: Abbott: Mr Abbott says elements of the Syrian rebel forces are "highly influenced by al-Qaeda" but the Bashar al-Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people is an "unspeakable abomination"
Of course: 6,000 Al Nusra terrorists flooded new al Qaeda training ground to take on Hezbolla and the IRG
Islamists on both sides in Syria taking the lead in the fight for new middle east disorder.
By attacking and defeating Iraq we freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.
The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front to fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!