With their fiery speeches, threats and promises, politicians – from Lebanon’s Hassan Nasrallah and Michel Aoun to Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki and Muqtada al-Sadr – sound sincere and principled. But a quick survey of their positions proves otherwise and shows their opportunism and political expediency.
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carry flags and pictures of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a rally marking al-Quds Day, (Jerusalem Day) in Maroun Al-Ras village, near the border with Israel, southern Lebanon June 8, 2018. (Reuters)
Members of the Arab Socialist Baath Party carry a picture depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. (Reuters)