Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hezbollah: A New Beginning

As I was writing a post for this blog about the latest developments regarding Hezzbollah in Lebanon I recieved the latest entry by AbuKais of From Beirut to the Beltway. His take on the same issue is so good that I decided to share it with you instead of the piece that I wrote. Thanks AK.

There's nothing more hilarious than the sight of farmed Hizbullah "fighters" deploying to Beirut streets to "send a warning message" to the Lebanese population. Nasrallah's men in black might succeed in scaring a few citizens, but their heavy brainwashing will be the death of them. If that is the course the supreme leader of the resistance has chosen for his followers, then he is more confused than we thought.
I mean, seriously? He wants to take over the country when entire armies and heavily armed militias could not? And with whose help? Michel Aoun? The latest joke goes that Aoun, following Ben Ali's escape from Tunisia, is seriously considering moving to Carthage to reclaim the Phoenician throne.
The former general is better off praying for a return of Phoenician rule, for he and his Hizbullah orcs can never sustain a victory in a country like Lebanon. Even Jumblatt will not be able to come to their rescue. The Druze leader might have finally realized the limit of begging for peace. The men of Mount Lebanon are not known to accept humiliation.
The party of God wants to rule Lebanon? Good luck trying.
The Saudis today, after wasting years of Lebanese time milking power-hungry Assad for an "SS" solution, predicted the best that Hizbullah can achieve: fragmentation.
The best Nasrallah could hope to achieve is a protracted civil conflict where he plays the role of occupier, and where a growing resistance will show him and his fighters the price overly arrogant and ambitious sectarian leader pay whenever they try to dominate the other sects in this country.
Hizbullah never got Lebanon, and will never get it. They are an extremist, violent organization powered by an ideology that is alien to the country of honey and orange blossoms. Lebanon might be messed up, but Hizbullah's chances of converting the other Lebanese to its creed by force are negligible.
Even if Hizbullah consolidates its control over the country, it is finished as a resistance movement. This is a group fighting for its survival, as its leaders keep repeating, not understanding the significance of their statements. Had they tried to become part of the Lebanese fabric, they would not be in this situation, being accused of killing the very people they pretended to protect.
May they make more mistakes, and may Nasrallah continue to show his true colors. Welcome to the beginning of the rest of the story.

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