Hizbullah Is Caught in an Al-Qaeda Vise – Michael Young
In the car bomb in the Bekaa Valley, near the village of Sbouba, a large quantity of explosives was used and the blast occurred near a Hizbullah base, which must have been under observation for some time. This indicated a level of professionalism similar to the one evident in the bombings at the Iranian Embassy in October. Such operations are taking place in a wider context of al-Qaeda’s reaffirming itself regionally, especially in a swathe of territory stretching from Iraq to Syria and now extending increasingly to Lebanon.
Hizbullah now finds itself transformed into cannon fodder in a battle against al-Qaeda, when its initial goal was merely to defend Assad rule. (Daily Star-Lebanon)