1. "Both Hezbollah and Hamas view themselves as being part of a global, Islamic fundamentalist movement whose ultimate goal is to establish Islamic theocracies under Sharia law in every country on the planet." - Jeff N Jeff, you need to look more closely at real fact. Hamas is a LOCAL organization; they want to Islamize their own society, and liberate it from Israel. They split from Muslim Brotherhood on the issue of global Jihad (which they are not part of). Better check their charter too. And Hizballah is "local" too. They were created to resist Israel's invasion (1982); and got US out of Lebanon! Had they been part of Global Jihad, would they not have tried to take over Lebanon first? good point to start thinking. 2. "What happens between Israel and Syria will have little effect on Hezbollah and Hamas because the are religious fanatics" - Jeff N Syria's effect is not through religious inspiration, but thru logistical and material help. Better read Eldar's article and news.
from the article: Between Katzrin and Nahariya