I tend to disagree. Salafist groups in Syria are currently fighting Hezbollah and the Assad govt. Do they stand a chance of beating Assad and then going on to Lebanon to fight Hezbollah? They've said they intend to, and recent bombings in Lebanon show they are continuing. So could Hezbollah lose? I think it could. The population of Sunni in Syria and among Palestinian and Lebanese Sunni is probably enough, over the next 2 or 3 years, to erode Hezbollah down, maybe destroy it. Maybe bring a Sunni jihadi govt to Lebanon. What does that portend for Israel? Hezbollah can't expand much more. It's a Shias only club. There aren't that many Shia in Lebanon that haven't already joined Hezbollah. But Sunni groups...? They have the prospect of near infinite expansion. It's a disturbing trend to see Palestinians joining these groups. If the pace of this picks up, then in 3 or 4 years Israel may be looking at a very large and very committed Sunni extremism in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and among the Palestinians. And all united.
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