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The Fantasy of Hizbullah moderation. By Brig-Gen (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira

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Submitted by debka (Israel), Jun 6, 2010 at 05:21

Hizbullah is not a national Lebanese movement, as has been frequently claimed in the West. Hizbullah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, and his men are not loyal to the president of Lebanon or to the government of Lebanon, but rather to Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei
In the words of U.S. Defense Secretary William Gates, one should view Hizbullah's military force – which extends far beyond the military force of any other political movement in the world, as well as beyond the force of many sovereign states – as the long arm of Iran.

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