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The Next Bloodbath : Lebanon

In Lebanon there is a rare opportunity to cut off a significant part of one of the most important arms of the Iranian octopus, which comprises Syria and Hezbollah.
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Even if the struggle against Iran and its satellites – the Asad regime and Hezbollah – means Jabhat al-Nusra’s taking over Syria and perhaps even Lebanon, the price, from Israel’s point of view, would be lower than the price that we and the Western world would have to pay if we allowed Iran to become a nuclear power. Jabhat al-Nusra is at most a tactical problem with operational aspects, compared with Iran, which is a strategic, existential threat. We must not allow the media who – rightly – always present Jabhat al-Nusra as part of  al-Qaeda, to mislead public opinion and daunt the decision makers. The real, great problem, for us as well as for the world, is Iran, and therefore we must fight with its agents in every way possible, even by supporting Jabhat al-Nusra, if this organization is the only one capable of fighting the Syrian regime and Hezbollah effectively.

This article was written in Hebrew by Dr. Mordechai Kedar for the July 26, 2013 issue of the Makor Rishon newspaper, and translated to English by Sally Zahav.

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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6 Responses to “The Next Bloodbath : Lebanon”

  1. Verna Gabel says:

    THANKS MORDECHAI KEDAR.

  2. Tim Upham says:

    Has not Lebanon already been a bloodbath?

  3. Tim Upham says:

    Has not Lebanon already been a bloodbath?

  4. "The price that the Western world would have to pay allowing Iran to be a nuclear power", thanks to US Ex-President James Earl Carter, do you remeber?

  5. Or why not "Greater Israel" unstead "Greater Syria", perhaps in the Midle East will live in peace?

  6. Herman Rosen says:

    AL QUIDA VS HEZBOLLAH..WHO DOES ONE ROOT FOR? I CAN FORSEE.
    "DEATH TO ISRAEL".."DEATH TO THE U S " BANNERS AND ONE THAT HAS 2 BOXES.
    TO CHECK ONE "DEATH TO HEZBOLLAH" AND "DEATH TO AL QUIDA".
    AND ONE THAT SAYS "DEATH TO LEBANON"…BEING SO DEATH ORIENTED IN ISLAM.
    IT IS NO WONDER THAT KILLING EACH OTHER HAS BECOME A SPORT AHEAD OF.
    FOOTBALL

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