Today, as I read the news when I should have actually written my legal memo on 4th Amendment, I realized that I was wrong! Ok, I confess to everyone I was wrong! Hezbollah did win the battle with Israel. I used to argue that Hezbollah did not win the war and neither did Israel. I used to say that as a result of this war, only people died with no one actually winning anything. However, as we look at Lebanon today, Hezbollah did win. Let me accept another thing: Iran is winning and the U.S. is losing! That's it, I give up, I was really really wrong.
Today, as we glance at Lebanon, I realized that Hezbollah and Iran came out victorious in the battle against the West.
Today, we have Lebanon in edge of a deadly civil war and guess who is going to benefit from it? YES, HIZBOLLAH AND IRAN. This is a perfect example of Iran's quest for destroying every chance of any nation in the region to achieve democracy. How do they implement their plan? Very simply, through religion and sectarian differences. They used to try to do the same thing through uniting Muslims against Israel, now they are even going as far as divining societies through different sects of the same religion. They are uniting Muslims against Muslims. Wow, some Islamic Republic they are! I wonder how would the Prophet feel if he was alive today!
Hezbollah came out of that battle stronger than ever. Even though Lebanon was destroyed, but Hezbollah benefited from this destruction. They used this new support to gain control in Lebanon. Now Iran with Syria are assisting Hezbollah in order to gain more power in Lebanon's government. Iran and Syria both know that would only lead to civil war. That is exactly what they want. A civil war would destroy this new weak democracy backed by the U.S. and this would role back the U.S influence in the region. Iran simply doesn't want any democracy in the region because it would destabilize Iran's government. Iran's government is already struggling to resist the internal democratic forces such as student groups. A flourishing democracy such as Iraq and Lebanon in the region would just make the matter ten times worst. Now, Iran is in the quest to destroy democracy where ever they can find it through sectarian violence. They are going to point out to Iranian citizens that U.S backed democracy would only lead to war and destruction. U.S is losing this battle, especially in Iraq and it is too late to do anything.
In the mist of all these, who is dying and paying the price? Countries such as Lebanon and Iraq. Today, I realized Hezbollah really won the battle with Israel because now they can utilize that self-proclaimed victory over Israel to destroy any opposition in Lebanon. They are claiming that they are defender of Lebanon and as they need to represented in the government. The question is: how is that possible when they have ties to Iran and Syria? Hezbollah wants to be represented in the government while they are taking orders from Iran. Is that really possible? Now they are going for the real victory by taking over the government or just dragging Lebanon into a Civil War. The civil war would be enough for Hezbollah because that is what Iran wants. It does not really matter whether Hezbollah is present in the ruling government of Lebanon, as long as they drag Lebanon into a civil war, mission is accomplished. Iran and Hezbollah are already winners. They do not need to worry about anything.
Let me correct myself one more time: Israel did not Lose, Lebanon and people of Lebanon lost!