December 10, 2007

TRY NOT TO THINK OF A REPUBLIC:

The Dragon Still Devours Lebanon (Elias Bejjani, 12/10/07, FrontPageMagazine.com)

The whole world ought to be fully aware that this "Lebanese opposition," which is led by Hezbollah, represent nothing that is Lebanese based on worldwide norms and criteria. Hezbollah is an Iranian-Syrian army stationed in Lebanon: no more no less. The opposition coalition that revolves around Hezbollah has one and only one paramount objective and that is to topple by all means the Lebanese multicultural, parliamentary, democratic, peaceful, and free regime in a bid to erect in its place a religious state that replicates the Iranian mullahs' theocracy.

Which very nearly frames the issue properly: Hezbollah does indeed represent the end of the Lebanon fiction, which imposes an unrepresentative regime on the Shi'ites, offering them instead an opportunity for self-determination.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 10, 2007 7:10 AM
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