“Lebanese and Iraqi Shias resent, are contemptuous of, and will not take dictation from Iranians” Update: “Iran Is Racing To Resupply Hezbollah,” from the New York Sun, with thanks to Arjun:
TEL AVIV, Israel “” Iran is racing to resupply Hezbollah across the Syrian border ahead of a possible cease-fire being ironed out this week at the United Nations. Meanwhile, Israeli jets have begun a new bombardment of Beirut’s suburbs and Hezbollah is threatening to launch a missile attack on Tel Aviv.
Israeli military and intelligence officials here say Iranian technicians were aboard a flight to Damascus on Monday with the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki….
The Iranians this week began a double game in Lebanon best summed up by President Ahmadinejad’s message to Muslim nations yesterday in Malaysia: “Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented.”