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Why Hezbollah Has Openly Joined the Syrian Fight

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The Lebanese Shiite militant organization once denied its involvement in Syria, but is now holding lavish public funerals for its fighters killed in action.


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Kit B (276)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 8:54 am

More killing for religion. Most Americans do not know the differences between the Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam and I honestly doubt they care. Another in a long list of reasons why we sure as hell do not need to involved with religious wars.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:04 pm
Noted. Agree with Kit. We need to stay absolutely out of this. Note that Saddam Hussein was a Sunni, and went in and destroyed the country sparking war between Sunnis and Shiite. Seems like the U.S. can't figure out which side we're on.

Carol H (229)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:02 pm
noted, thank you Cal

Jason S (50)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:48 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:14 am
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." Friedrich Nietzsche


lee e (114)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:53 am
I don't have a desire to know much about the differences between the 2 sects, it was hard enough to learn about the Christian crap - sorry - if I respected these religions I might try to learn more, and I certainly don't want any military involvement in their religious wars !

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:19 am
Sunnis and Shias have been going at it since the death of Muhammad. It's all about who is the successful heir to the prophet basically.
The Assad regime is Shia presiding by draconian law and practice over a Sunni majority. Iran who is Assad's main supporter is a Shia country.
The US and others are trying to destabilize Syria in hope of establishing a Sunni ring of political/military/economic action in order to isolate and disempower Iran whose influence in the Middle East is growing.

Donna Matthews (261)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:26 am
Well I do care! Innocent men, women and children are suffering terribly, Christians are being persecuted and they are passive for Jesus taught us not to fight. I know there have been Christians who have fought wars, but mostly now they are being persecuted and suffering all sorts of abuses because they simply have a faith. Yes; there are many Christians in Syria,and other countries who are being persecuted, even being killed for their faith. And also, I would like to know which groups are kind and innocent and which are killing. It may be a religious war to some, but I think it is mostly about greed, power, hatred, and politics. Still being are being killed when they simply want to live and survive this life. Religious war or otherwise, we need to at least care about the innocence involved!

paul m (93)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:46 am

Noted ,,,See Kit..

Kit B (276)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:08 am

We as a nation are sending humanitarian aid, any more than that and we are planting more seeds for violence.

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:34 am
Why wouldn't Hezbollah join the fight? If Abbas does fall, they have installed themselves in Syria if a new government is to be made-ala the Brotherhood in Egypt.

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:11 am
They should stop the killing over there.

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:44 pm
Stop killing in the name of religion.

Lona G (66)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:55 pm
Noted because we all should know more of the different sects within Islam and about how it has affected and still affects the power play in the Middle East. Had we bothered to learn more about it before sticking our nose in Iraq, Afghanistan, ... things might have turned out very differently.

Debra Tate (17)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:17 pm

Judith Hand (55)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:32 pm
Noted. My ignorance shone when I took the quiz in the source, the Christian Science Monitor. I'd like to think I'd do better a second time around. But I'm still confused about Hezbollah's involvement.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:09 pm
Because the rebels are terrorist.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:11 pm
There are 4 or five times as many Sunni as Shiite Muslims in the world. They are obviously the more successful group and this is no doubt because they are the more violent ones. The Shiites in Syria have become even more violent.
John S. is right: "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." Friedrich Nietzsche

Deborah W (6)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:59 pm
And when they're all on the same page, and unite with others who hate all that America stands for ... will you then take interest or wait until they're at your own back door?

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:31 am
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