Monday, October 20, 2008

Saudis resurrect, Subhi Tufayli, as a rival for Hezbollah

Sami Moubayed, in AsiaTimes, here

"Italic...The Saudis, ...under United States urging,.. strongly opposed to Hezbollah, claiming that it is an extension of Iranian influence in the Arab world. More recently, the Saudis have began coordinating with former vice president Abdul-Halim Khaddam to break Hezbollah's influence in Lebanon. The Saudis, however, are reportedly funding a rival wing of Hezbollah itself, modeled around Sheikh Subhi Tufayli, one of the party's original founders who has been sitting in the dark since the 1990s...."

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