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Hezbollah’s Karma in Syria

What goes around.

7:34 AM, Aug 10, 2012 • By DAVID SCHENKER
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Regardless of exactly who these alleged “pilgrims” are—and we may never know—there is some poetic justice in Nasrallah suffering the frustration of vulnerability in the face of kidnapping. At the same time, by supporting the massacres over the past 16 months, Nasrallah and Hezbollah engendered the hatred of millions of Sunnis next door who almost assuredly will hold a grudge after Assad. Ultimately, this dynamic is likely to exacerbate sectarian tensions along the Lebanese/Syrian border, exposing Lebanon’s Shiites to violence on a scale not seen in decades.

David Schenker is director of the program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. 

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