May 17, 2008
IF EVEN THE WHACKOS ARE FIGURING OUT THE SIDES...:
Lebanon May Attract Sunnis Seeking to Wage Jihad (Mitchell Prothero, May 15, 2008, US news)
Hezbollah and its mostly Shiite allies faced little resistance earlier this month as they moved to capture and neutralize offices and media outlets supporting the mostly Sunni "Future Movement" in west Beirut. It was a violent step in the progressive deterioration of civil society that began after Syrian troops were forced out of Lebanon in the wake of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's 2005 assassination.
But their efforts to preserve Hezbollahs military autonomy from Lebanon's pro-western government—as well as to push for what they consider a more fair allocation of political power—might have backfired because the move has been widely seen by the Arab world's Sunni majority as tantamount to a coup by Iranian-backed Shiite militias.
...can the neocons be far behind?
Lebanon Sunnis bitter in Lebanon power shift toward Shiite Hezbollah (The Associated Press, May 16, 2008)
After all, since when does the majority rule in the Middle East?Posted by Orrin Judd at May 17, 2008 6:28 AM