December 9, 2006


Hezbollah vows end to Lebanon government (SAM F. GHATTAS, 12/08/06, Associated Press)

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah promised thousands of supporters Thursday that they would eventually bring down Lebanon's Western-backed government, but the prime minister vowed to stand firm against protesters. [...]

Hezbollah has gained increasing political clout after the war, which began after Hezbollah guerrillas snatched two Israeli soldiers patrolling the south Lebanon border. It wants to topple Saniora's government because it has rejected demands for forming a national unity government that would give the pro-Hezbollah factions veto power in the Cabinet.

Lebanon would be best served by disunification instead.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 9, 2006 10:00 AM

So how do you see it being partitioned?

Posted by: Bartman at December 9, 2006 10:06 AM

that's the best part, once the Shi'a get their own state the Christians, Sunni, Druze etc, will turn on each other like starved sharks. The only thing that holds them together is the knowledge that the Shi'a would win fair elections.

Posted by: oj at December 9, 2006 10:09 AM

Hezbollah doesn't want to rule only South Lebanon as a state. They want to rule all of Lebanon. There isn't going to be "disunification". There's going to be civil war. Which Hezbollah will lose because they have weaker patrons.

Posted by: Brandon at December 9, 2006 12:14 PM

Hezbollah doesn't matter.

Posted by: oj at December 9, 2006 1:28 PM
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