The jihadists and their stooges rejoice and boast. “Iran, Syria Praise Hezbollah, Mock U.S.,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Hezbollah has “hoisted the banner of victory” over Israel and toppled U.S.-led plans for the Middle East. Hezbollah’s main backers _ Iran and Syria _ struck nearly identical tones a day after a cease-fire took effect in Lebanon: heaping praise on the guerrillas as perceived victors for the Islamic world and claiming that Western influence in the region was dealt a serious blow.
“God’s promises have come true,” Ahmadinejad told a huge crowd in Arbadil in northwestern Iran. “On one side, it’s corrupt powers of the criminal U.S. and Britain and the Zionists … with modern bombs and planes. And on the other side is a group of pious youth relying on God.”
Yes, he’s right in a sense. On one side is technology, but little or no will to fight. On the other side is plenty of will to fight, but vastly fewer resources. Yet ultimately the will to win will prevail — unless things change in the West.
In Damascus, Syrian President Syrian President Bashar Assad said Washington’s plans for the Middle East were turned into “an illusion” by Hezbollah’s resistance to the Israeli military during the 34-day conflict.
Israel “was defeated” and Hezbollah “hoisted the banner of victory,” Ahmadinejad told the crowd, including many people waving yellow Hezbollah banners and Iranian flags.
Ahmadinejad drew cheers when he said Hezbollah foiled what he called the plans of Washington and its allies “to create the so-called new Middle East.”
“The people of the region are also after the new Middle East, but a Middle East that is free from U.S. and British domination,” he said.