In a region such as the Middle East, no news is good news. Per the international agreement to end the war between Israel and Hezbollah, Israel has withdrawn all but a few troops from Lebanon. Hezbollah, on the other hand, has refused to disarm. U.N. peacekeepers have refused to attempt to disarm them, and the Lebanese army is too weak to do so.
What we now have is a return to the status quo on both sides of the border, with a weak and ineffectual peacekeeping force separating the antagonists. Hezbollah is re-arming through Syria, and the international force is too ineffectual to stop it.
As Iran is emboldened by the fait accompli North Korea presents to the world, Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, will no doubt also feel emboldened. It is only a matter of time before Iran will once again unleash Hezbollah to spread terror in the region. And again the world will stand idly by, that is until Israel gets too aggressive