The Corner

Hezbollah & Iran: Trouble in Paradise?

Ya Libnan, which focuses on Lebanese developments, reports that Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbo honcho, has fought off a coup attempt.  It explains that there are two Hezbollah factions.  Both are pro-Iranian, but one, the Nasrallah wing, wants a semi-independent Hezbollah that serves Iran’s interests but also, equally, its own and Syria’s — which at the moment are geared toward toppling the Siniora government in Lebanon.  The other faction wants Hezbollah run like Iran’s IRGC — totally submissive to Khamenei, taking its marching orders exclusively from the mullahs regardless of its own interests or Syria’s.  Ya Libnan contends that Syria’s designs on Lebanon are not at the top of Iran’s agenda at the moment.

I’m not sure this apparent dispute among our enemies about priorities makes a great deal of difference to us.  Their entire agenda, after all, is nothing but trouble.  But it’s interesting to see dissension in the ranks.

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