To day or not to day #59: Hezbollah's military intervention in Syria is a necessary but costly decision. The once celebrated "national resistance" is now showing its ugly sectarian face. Hezbollah's role in Syria in Lebanon puts old feuds on the edge. The West must not delude it selve that Hezbollah supporters will turn against their leaders now their sons return from Syria in body bags. On the contrary, the Lebanese Shiites bury their martyrs subdued. Their portraits are hung alongside those of their predecessors.
Source: Het Financieele Dagblad, Saturday 29 June 2013. Essay by Leo Kwarten, Arabist and consultant for companies operating in the Middle East.