Nasrallah Fights Uphill Battle for Assad

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah knows that if Syrian President Bashar Assad falls, his own organization’s future is burka-black. However, a call-to-arms to his Shi’ite brothers in Iraq is failing to win support.

“You’re traitors,” said Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to Muqtada al-Sadr, the separatist Iraqi Shi’ite leader. The accusation was the climax of the bitter dispute that developed between the two Shi’ite leaders after Sadr...