Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Enter Hizbullah

Hizbullah's entry into the current Gaza Crisis may be morally satisfying to some pro-Palestinian commentators, but even some of them have noted that it doesn't make much tactical or strategic sense, even by the Palestinians' high standards for miscalculation. Given the divisions within Hamas and Mubarak's claim that Damascus was behind the Hamas rejection of the prisoner swap, I begin to suspect that the current crisis was completely manufactured by foreign, rather than Palestinian interests, and that at the very least Syria has hopped onto the crisis to advance its own agenda. May I dare suggest that Damascus is looking for ways to get back into Lebanon, and is counting on Israel to create an opening, one which would also benefit the pro-Syrian Hizbullah? Let's see what happens.

(Crossposted to American Footprints.)


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