But is Nasrallah worried?
What do you think?
In any case, Hezbollah may be leaving Lebanon for Iran:
Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has instructed the head of Iranian proxy Hizbullah to leave Lebanon and move to Iran if Syria's Bashar Assad falls from power, a Kuwaiti newspaper reports.If true, that would be an immediate benefit to both Lebanon and to Israel.
The paper, A Siasa, explains that the Iranian leadership has been weighing two possible courses of action, in case Iran's protégé and partner Assad is toppled.
The first option includes supplying Hizbullah with state-of-the-art heavy weapons and enlarging the number of Iranian soldiers in Lebanon. This option would have strengthened the Iranian presence in Lebanon as compensation for the loss of Iran's Syrian ally.
The second option is to evacuate all Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers from southern Lebanon and Beirut, and to relocate Nasrallah and other senior commanders from Beirut to Tehran, for fear they would be assassinated if Assad's regime falls.
A Siasa says Iran has apparently chosen the second option.
For Lebanon, it creates the possibility for real stability that the country has been denied for decades.
For Israel, besides removing a terrorist and military threat in general, it would also remove a threat to Israel's oil fields at sea.
There is a downside for Iran: think of all of the safe houses Ahmadinejad is going to have to build for Nasrallah to hide in!
Technorati Tag: Israel and Lebanon and Hezbollah and Iran.