Skip to comments.Hezbollah resigns from Lebanese government
Posted on 01/12/2011 7:39:59 AM PST by jhpigott
Just crossing the wires in Lebanon's media outlets.
5:10pm Bassil: We announce our resignation from government and we turn to the prime minister to speed up the formation of a new Cabinet.
Same here.....posted the Haaretz story at 5:37 AM EST in front page news. Drew mild interest at the time. Thanks, jhpigott for the update. Bet more are paying attention, now.
I can’t believe it’s not the lead story on FOX. They just started their new news team 12 mins ago, and haven’t even mentioned it.
Faux News is the "Missing White Girl" Channel.
Eh....most news organizations probably won’t cover it until shooting starts and someone dies. The whole “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality.....
I agree, unless and until shooting starts this will only draw mild attention from the US MSM. Too busy trying to blame talk radio for the Gifford shooting.
Hariris meeting with Obama ends
Future News reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister Saad Hariris meeting with US President Barack Obama ended, adding that no statement was issued following their meeting.
To read more: [link to www.nowlebanon.com]
Ostensibly, the UN is supposed to issue their report on the assassination of the murder of Hariri Sr. on Saturday. Looks like an advance copy was leaked to Hezbollah.
Wow! Very dangerous situation!
hearing that folks are lining up at the gas stations in Sidon (southern town just a handful of miles north of the Israeli border)
Sidon: Street Seedawi watching carefully the situation in Beirut and the government rushed to petrol stations
Analysts do not expect to see any military conflict between Hizbollah and the Sunni Muslim followers of Prime Minister Saad al Hariri.
However, they did not rule out the return of street protests, skirmishes, bombings and political killings, like that of Rafik al Hariri, Saad’s slain father.
The resignation is a prelude to Hezbollah and its Christian ally taking over the government to prevent the deportation of those complicit in the Harri (Sr) assassination to the UN.
Things not looking good, I expect an
armed take over, perhaps Syrian intervention.
The descent continues.
I hate to say it but if there is breaking news, especially foreign, I flip the TV to CNN. Fox has always been woefully slow on breaking news and CNN still holds a considerable edge in that department. Even MSNBC is quicker with facts on unfolding events.
Don’t worry, be happy... the story will break on Fox in a few days... :)
I'd be very suprised if a U.N. report actually put the blame on Hezbollah. It will probably be more like the sinking of the South Korean ship, where the U.N. condemned the act without naming anyone.
Right after a Natalie Holloway Update.
probably a good idea (sarc) -
Barak: Israel closely monitoring Lebanon situation
The fall of Lebanon’s national unity government following the resignation of the Hezzbollah ministers and their allies has raised concerns in Israel. Defense minister Ehud Barak addressed the recent developments at a closed door session Wednesday and noted that Israel was “closely monitoring” events in Lebanon. (Attila Somfalvi )
Wonder if the analysts know their history. The 1975 civil war started with a worker’s strike. That led to a political killing of a town mayor. The situation spiraled out of control after that and lasted until the 90s.
I'll be surprised if they release any report at all. The UN has a long and ignominious track record of acquiescing to - when not actively aiding and abetting - Islamist thuggery.
No joke. How about even more recent than that. May 08’ - Hezbollah takes over Beirut and battles with a number of Sunni groups in the mountains east of Beirut
They sure better stock up,,,
Fuel storage tanks won’t last long if the IAF pulls the
Gas was $2.88 here yesterday,,,
No where to go but up...