Tension on the Syrian-Israeli Border
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
May 21, 2013
Matthew RJ Brodsky appears on CCTV News where he describes Hezbollah's growing role in the Syrian civil war and Israel's rationale for preventing the transfer of more sophisticated weapons to the terrorist group. He explains how Russia and Iran continue to be the Assad regime's chief weapons supplier with Hezbollah being the regime's main provider of manpower. It is in Iran's interest to make sure that as many high-quality surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles are in Hezbollah's possession if Assad falls from power. He goes on to say that the Geneva 2 conference to be held in June under U.S. and Russian sponsorship represents a rolling back of America's previously articulated foreign policy that stated Assad must "step aside" and that the conference is unlikely to end the conflict.