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May 29, 2015

Is Hezbollah in Trouble?

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An article, Hezbollah's Desperate Recruiting in the Bekaa, appearing earlier this month in an internet magazine, NOW, that bills itself as "the online source for news, features, analysis and much more, covering Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora and the Middle East," raises the question of whether Hezbollah has dug itself into a hole that it can't get out of.

The terrorist organization has increasingly taken on the duties of a regular army in defending the failing Assad regime in Syria. The Syrian army, by many accounts, is collapsing. Reports indicate even its Alawite recruitment base is demoralized. This means the Hezbollah has to step in and provide the manpower.

As the article indicates, Hezbollah has no choice but to take on the expanded role demanded of them by the situation. Although, the terrorist group has demonstrated its effectiveness as a fighting force, it is not a national army and will have difficulty conscripting and training sufficient replacements should it begin to suffer the rate of losses experienced by regular armies attempting to hold onto a large territory that includes major cities.

The article claims that Hezbollah has even begun to expand its recruitment outreach to the Lebanese Christian community, who share their fear of the Sunni Jihadis. But even within the Shiite community in Lebanon, there is resistance to joining the fight. Hezbollah is the most forceful, but not the only, political organization within the Lebanese Shiite community.

The war in Syria appears to be heading toward a new phase. If Hezbollah cannot shore up the Assad regime, it may require the direct intervention of ground forces from Iran.

Posted by SS at May 29, 2015 11:19 AM

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The reason why Hezbollah is having trouble against ISIS in Syria is, Hezbollah has to fight a war where they cant use civilians as human shields.
For years Hezbollah's main strategy against Israel was to fire missiles behind civilians in South Lebanon at Israel.
Israel wouldn't fire back.
Hezbollah cant do this verse ISIS.
Hezbollah knows if they fire missiles behind civilians, ISIS will fire every time back every time.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=116953
Photos, footage expose Hezbollah tactics
Prove intentional use of civilians to shield its weapons, equipment
Dec 6, 06

Posted by: Ken Kelso at May 31, 2015 10:05 PM

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