June 28, 2008

The Iraqification of Lebanon

Hezbollah is alarming its Lebanese opponents by expanding its territory through the purchase of property outside Shia areas in Lebanon. Former civil war-era President Amin Gemayel went on television Thursday and said what many Lebanese have feared for months now while this has unfolded.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at June 28, 2008 12:52 PM
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The fact remains that Hezbollah no longer has the ability to maintain kinetic contact with the Isrealis along the border like they did before 2006 because of the UNIFIL buffer zone created after the July War.
So naturally they are turning their attention to where their militia can be effectively used.
Unless Hezbollah is in a state of crisis they cant maintain their militant stance or justify bearing arms.
They will blame the U.S. and Israel for "meddling" in Lebanese affairs to justify their aggression against their fellow Lebanese.
Until our civilization educates itself on the tactics of media-saavy totalitarians these sort of tactics will continue to be rewarded over and over.
Posted by: Freedom Now at June 29, 2008 10:38 am
Robert Heinlein famously wrote that an armed society is a polite society, but he didn
Posted by: programmmer_craig at June 29, 2008 2:14 pm
When societal structures have broken down (or when they never existed in the first place) then you have to expect it to be the law of the gun.....Palestine haven't had any functional societal structures in decades, and it shows
So why is it that the Palestinian Arabs haven't established stable, functional, or, more importantly, positive and constructive societal and governmental institutions? Enough EU, American, and UNRWA money has been thrown their way for decades, and the only viable "political" parties are different flavours of Jew-hating genocidal extremist ideology.
Posted by: Li'l Mamzer at June 29, 2008 2:43 pm
Robert Heinlein famously wrote that an armed society is a polite society, but he didn
Posted by: Li'l Mamzer at June 29, 2008 3:00 pm
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