The threat of terrorists in Syria continues to spread, and even other terrorists are fighting them. The Lebanese Hezbollah group ambushed terrorists from the Al-Nusra Front this past weekend. The two terror groups are fighting on opposite sides in the Syrian war, yet this battle occurred not in Syria, but in Lebanon.
The Daily Star, citing a senior security source, said the Hezbollah ambush killed at least 32 Al-Nusra members, with one Hezbollah man dying in clashes. You know things are crazy when bad guys fight bad guys.
The ambush underscores the difficulty in supporting a “side” in the Syrian war. Hezbollah backs the Assad regime, which has murdered tens of thousands of civilians. But the moderate rebels are being outstripped among the opposition by terrorists like Al-Nusra, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda.
While it may have been a good option to back the moderate rebels before, now the best option in Syria may be a ceasefire in order to save civilian lives. After all, who would we even want to win? When both sides have nasty terrorists taking leading roles, the best the West can hope for looks to be a tie.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, December 23, 2013)