Ayman Safadi, The National Abu Dhabi | May 16, 2008
The conflict in Lebanon is part of the larger regional struggle between Arabs and Iran over influence in the region. ++ Hizbollah military action shows that there is a new game in town. ++ While Iran armed, financed and supported Hizbollah, the Arabs limited their support to the legitimate Lebanon government. ++ In fact, Arab league has failed to have any impact on any major development in the Arab world. The Arabs have acted too late and without coordination to stem the growing influence of Hizbollah and Iran.