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Submitted by Ian Mordant (United Kingdom), Aug 1, 2006 at 16:24

Daniel Pipes is right; Hisb' Allah (party of God) to spell it correctly, will not stop until its Syrian lifeline is cut.

But that does mean israel being prepared to smash Syria, and perhaps iran in war. Can this be done in a non-nuclear way?

In other words, this will only work if the US helps.

WOW!, and yet Dr Pipes's logic seems impeccable. Hisb' Allah cannot be beaten in Lebanon itself, Lebanon is Israel's Vietnam. It can only be beaten if Syrian and persian support can be stopped. For little Israel to do this on its own, seems impossible.

Its either massive war or else Hisb' Allah wins, it seems. Or will a better chance recur in future? The chance seems very small, as Iran gets stronger by the day.

Ian Mordant

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