Hezbollah Begins Pullout from Syria

Hezbollah, Now with 30% more corpses

Hezbollah, Now with 30% more corpses

That’s bad news for Assad and Iran which had been relying on the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group to bring it up to par with Sunni terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. But Hezbollah’s image proved to be mostly hype.

Hezbollah took a severe beating in Syria. Its full losses are unknown, but the war is unpopular among Lebanese Shiites. Last year, Hezbollah chief Nasrallah was already begging Al Qaeda for a truce.

Considering how much Al Qaeda hates Shiites (a lot), that was a doomed prospect. Iran has tried to befriend Al Qaeda before, but Al Qaeda treats it just like America, its people are willing to use Iran as a temporary base, but then they just go back to killing Shiites. Nasrallah’s outreach efforts sounded pathetic.

Now Hezbollah is beginning its pullout from Syria. Its men helped Assad push back against Al Qaeda and the Brotherhood, but mostly they got their asses kicked.

According to Arabic media outlets, Hezbollah is withdrawing roughly 1,200 troops from Syria. The fighters were sent in to help Assad retake the city of Qusair, near the border with Lebanon, which they did in early June. They were accused of murdering women and children during the fighting, which exacted a heavy toll on both sides.

Hebollah then redirected its efforts towards Homs, to help Assad’s troops retake that area, and intended to move on afterward to Aleppo.

However, instead of quickly retaking the area, the Hezbollah and Syrian soldiers, and their Iranian advisors, found themselves increasingly trapped in endless bloody skirmishes in the region. Not only did they not retake land from the rebels, but they found themselves suffering heavy losses.

The losses lead to increasing division within Hezbollah, with many criticizing the group’s head, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, for spending Hezbollah lives in a foreign country. Nasrallah’s own brother Khader was among the dead.

Those who have been called back to Lebanon will apparently be replaced by Iranian “volunteers” from the ranks of the Revolutionary Guards, reports say, as part of the increasingly direct involvement of Iranian troops fighting on the ground in Syria on behalf of  Assad.

That’s good news for those who want to see more Iranian Revolutionary Guard terrorists getting shot up for a change. The Iranization of the Syrian Civil War pulls the Shiite terrorist regime deeper into a hopeless fight with Al Qaeda in which no one is likely to emerge victorious.

Every Iranian terrorist agent who gets bogged down fighting ISIS or the Free Syrian Army isn’t out there planting bombs in Thailand or smuggling drugs into America.

Saudi Arabia is thrilled at the idea of giving Iran its own Vietnam, which Syria may easily turn into, if it hasn’t already. Iran meanwhile is still stuck as the odd Islamists out in a region where Sunni Islamists increasingly dominate. Iran had less of a problem with the Arab Socialists than it did with the Islamists, despite its bloody war with Saddam. And it lacks the same class of fanatics it had back during that war. Most of its people are sick and tired of the Islamic regimes and the endless fighting. Its wealthier elites want the good life. The rest just want to be able to afford chicken.

  • Veracious_one

    apparently some pious Muslims prefer to run when then encounter some Muslims who are more pious…..

  • A Z

    The guys in the pictures all have beards. The men, who fought in the Civil War both Union and confederate, looked pretty good in beards. Just mentioning it, because I have nothing against beards. But how are these Hezbollah guys going to get an air tight seal on their gas mask in case of a chemical attack?

    A chemical weapons attack is not something to take lightly in the Middle East. There are more of those than their are rains storms.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Israel makes gas masks that are beard friendly. Maybe Hezbollah can ask them for some.

      • defcon 4

        LOL, “beard friendly”.

    • alihusaini

      Point taken.

  • alihusaini

    Well, Hizbullah was formidable enough to send the Israelis packing in 06′.

    • UCSPanther

      The irony: What they considered a “victory” was merely a stay of execution.

      It’s not uncommon for that kind of braying to occur in the Arab world. Both Nasser and Gaddafi were doing the same thing after their countries got attacked despite the fact that they took severe damage and lost a lot of troops.

      I would hate to see what they consider a loss…

      • alihusaini

        You see Panther , it was a victory and I’ll tell you why.Israels stated purpose of its 2006 Lebanese invasion was the eradication of Hizbullah. Since they did not destroy them, then that is a Hizbullah victory. In fact, it made Hizbullah stronger.

        • Drakken

          Hezbo for some reason keeps running out of bodies to make their little jihad, that is why they are leaving Syria.

        • tennesseetuxedo59

          lolol

        • Biff Henderson

          The Hezbollah whelps are tucking their tails between their legs and making a strong dash at their respective hellhole but I’d hardly call that a display of strength. You polish a turd and infidels are the ones accused of taking Musloid reality out of context. Stretching reality with your sad attempt at tawriya. Mad Mo would be disappointed with your weak game. Walk before you can run, you’re taking away my fun. Punching holes in knee-jerk babble is boring. Donkey boy, take your time. Give me something I can play around with.

          • alihusaini

            Coo-coo!!

          • alihusaini

            You’re too f*ckin stupid!

          • Biff Henderson

            OK. It’s safe to assume you’re one of Mad Mo’s charm school dropouts. Did you impishly stick your tongue out at the monitor? Mumble under your breath? Wet yourself? Any other displays of infantile behavior I failed to mention? Your mommy would be hiding her head in shame if she only knew how her little boy turned out. You put the shame in a culture of shame. Congrats.

          • defcon 4

            I agree.

          • alihusaini

            Stuck my foot in my mouth on that one, huh? Ha ha ha!!!

    • Biff Henderson

      So what you’re saying is It takes a particularly vicious pack of Sunni mongrels to send the Hezbollah whelps a’packing to cower in their holes in the ground. Think some of them will stick around to guard their $6 billion dollar drug crop in Syria or are they going to abandon their main source of revenue? It has been well established that heroin addiction is a major problem in Iran and has been documented that a Sunni resistance movement in Syria issued a fatwa dictating farmers convert their land to drug cultivation. Blind-faith donkeys, no matter what stripe, are in the business of cultivating death in one form or another for their fellow slaves of Allah. It must make you proud to call yourself a faithful adherent of the number one death cult in the world.

      • alihusaini

        I’m proud to be an American!

        • Drakken

          Your not an American, your a muzzy first and foremost, therefore not American.

          • alihusaini

            I love to piss off redneck morons, but………… I’m an American! ! HA HA HA!

          • tennesseetuxedo59

            a nutbar from la la land

          • alihusaini

            Whatever you say Tennessee f*ckstick!

          • tennesseetuxedo59

            lolol i won

          • alihusaini

            Yipeeeeeeeeee!

        • tennesseetuxedo59

          not

        • Biff Henderson

          I can understand why you might be reluctant to claim a sense of pride in being one of Mo’s Mob. No shame in claiming to take pride in being an American. All you have to do is pitch the Donkey Drill Team you’re marching in and you will have arrived.

          • alihusaini

            I am an American and Muslim and no matter how much you all hate that,it IS a fact.

          • Biff Henderson

            And yet you claim pride in being what? I personally don’t hate you taking pride in being an American. At least, living in the land of the free, you might develop a cross-cultural perspective. It is evident you’re a thinking slave and that’s antithetical to Mo’s Mob. Despite your weak game you display a rebellious spirit that mocks the Sunnah and your blasphemous approach to da’wa shows their is hope for you yet.

    • Drakken

      Silly ignorant muzzy, your hezbo friends got their azzes handed to them, if you think that taking a couple thousand casualties over a couple hundred Israeli ones, your clearly deluded. Come on haji, put your money where your big jihadist mouth is and go join them.

      • defcon 4

        His reluctance to engage in the global jihad against the najjis kaffir speaks volumes about his commitment to islam. Would muhahahahamad be proud?

    • A Z

      Hezbollah was dug in in 2006. They also had a few good units with initiative. Their defeat in Syria shows that they are not good on the offensive,. They are not good, when they are not dug in and have not rehearsed a defense plan. Yes they may gave a few good units and the rest are low quality and fit for parade. On the old WW1 scale I would give them a 1 or 2 on a 4 point scale.

      They are BRITTLE.

      I am not all that when it comes to military tactics and strategy, but I at least can see that. the Israelis have been taking notes. Sweet dreams Ali :)

  • Chezwick

    There may be more to this than meets the eye. Could Hezbollah’s withdrawal from Syria be preparation for a new war with Israel? Lebanon will be the principle retaliatory springboard in the event of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program.

    • defcon 4

      Mr. Greenfield reported that there are Iranian “volunteers” on the way to Syria to take up the slack. Maybe Reza will volunteer!

      • Biff Henderson

        Loose the hellhounds…

  • defcon 4

    “…hopeless fight with Al Qaeda in which no one is likely to emerge victorious.” I’d cry if I wasn’t so busy laughing.

  • Darynn Reddy

    Hezbollahs sole purpose in Syria was to secure weapons transport routes. They succeeded. Now they leaving