March 24, 2013

THERE IS NO LEBANON:

With Lebanese PM's resignation, a blow to Sunnis (ELHANAN MILLER March 24, 2013,Times of Israel)


The Saudi news website Elaph reports that Mikati's resignation has brought Lebanon to "its worst crisis since the start of the Syrian crisis." The daily says Mikati's decision came against the backdrop of "a Sunni sense of political alienation in a country controlled by Hezbollah."

"Prime Minister Najib Mikati did well to resign the day before yesterday," writes Imad A-Din Adib in an op-ed Sunday in the Saudi-owned newspaper A-Sharq Al-Awsat.

"The man has struggled to please forces that are impossible to please at the same time. He cannot be the first Sunni politician amid strong Sunni doubts regarding the political role of Shiite forces within the ruling coalition."

He could lead the popular governor of a Sunni nation, but Lebanon isn't one.
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