Skip to comments.Hezbollah’s Victory
Posted on 05/23/2008 2:26:26 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
The majority coalition would never elect him if they could pick whomever they want. Suleiman is well-known as a moderate pro-Syrian. He may be an improvement over Lebanons last president, Emile Lahoud, who was nothing if not a tool of Syrias tyrant Bashar Assad, but frankly no one could be worse than Lahoud outside the ranks of the blatantly fascist Syrian Social Nationalist Party.
Hezbollah still gets to keep the unilaterally installed high-tech surveillance system in Lebanons only international airport, and of course its fighters will hold onto their illegal weapons. With freshly minted blocking minority powers, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has effectively neutralized any and all government power that gets in the way of his own. He cant rule the whole country; nobody can. But he and his militia have the radical freedom to do whatever they please. They can unilaterally start wars with other countries and murder anyone in Lebanon who gets in the way. Hezbollahs power is now at its apogee.
It may take a while, but something will give. If disgruntled radical Sunnis dont pick a fight with their belligerent Shia counterparts, Hezbollah will eventually face the Israel Defense Forces again. No one can know what exactly will happen and when, but more war is inevitable as long as violent resistance is Hezbollahs raison dêtre.
During Nasrallahs July 2006 war against Israel, thousands of Shia refugees from Hezbollahs bombarded strongholds fled north to Beirut as refugees. Christian and Sunni Lebanese took these people in despite anger at Hezbollah for starting a war no one else wanted. Dont expect that to happen again. Hezbollahs supporters may find themselves facing conflict on two fronts next time the Israel Defense Forces show up in a bad mood.
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Yep, no other way to look at it than another victory for the Hezzies.
I wish the earthquake in China and primaries in the US had not overshadowed this invasion of Lebanon.