The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Why Syria Matters

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In a special report for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Patrick Seale notes the geopolitical significance of the Syrian crisis:

In the eastern Arab world, there are some who detest the strength Hezbollah has acquired in Lebanon, who dread the role of Iran in Arab affairs, and who want to destroy the Alawi-dominated regime in Syria. But there are many others who understand that the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah axis has been the main obstacle to Israeli and American hegemony in the region. If the axis is brought down—as Israel and its American friends fervently desire—there are many who fear that the region will lose what little independence and deterrent capability it has managed to acquire.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

November 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

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