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Hezbollah Helped Save Syria From Complete Destruction — And We Should All Be Thankful

Those who defended Syria from the real terrorists are now being vilified by the west

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One of the key participants in the Syrian conflict, Hezbollah, is also one of the most overlooked players in the region. Since the start of the civil war, Hezbollah has played a key role both militarily and politically, in order to protect Syria and it government from outside meddlers and illegal foreign interventions.

Hezbollah is a predominantly Shia Muslim political party in Lebanon, which boasts one of the strongest militaries in the Middle East. Hezbollah is not new to military success; in 2006 the Israeli army was swiftly defeated in under two months and was expelled from south Lebanon. 

Since the start of the conflict, Hezbollah has been involved in military operations in Syria with great success. Around 2000-5000 Hezbollah fighters have participated or are currently active in the conflict since 2012-2013, however this number could be higher or lower due to variable sources. Hezbollah has played a crucial role in many operations with the Syrian Arab Army in areas such as Aleppo, Homs and Rif Demashq regions respectively.

Hezbollah has been criticized by the west for its involvement in the Syrian conflict, which doesn’t come as a surprise as the group has been wrongfully designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union, Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. All the usual suspects. 

Of course, the true terrorists are the countries listed above. Without them the Middle East would be stable and terrorism wouldn’t exist as it does today. Hezbollah is one of the few players in the world which is actually fighting terrorism alongside Russia, Iran and Syria as well as others, yet they are criticized for it.

The west had a plan to destabilize Syria; they thought they could isolate Syria just as they did with Iraq—but they failed.

So naturally, those who defended Syria from the real terrorists are now being vilified.  

Despite its critical role in helping to save Syria from destruction, Hezbollah has kept a relatively low profile. Contrast their efforts to the US-led coalition bragging about bombing empty desert, and you'll begin to understand why the western narrative about the war in Syria is completely inverted. 

Of course, Syria's fate is far from decided. But like so many human triumphs over evil, the true heroes are once again being maligned and vilified by Washington. 


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