Lebanon political situation worsens

Rick Moran, following up on his article for AT Tuesday, describes the worsening of the situation in Lebanon at Rightwing Nuthouse.

Despite the frantic efforts of Middle East diplomats, it appears almost certain that the March 14th Forces and the opposition led by Hezb'allah are headed for some kind of confrontation — possibly in the streets of Beirut — over the continuing cabinet crisis brought about by the resignation of the Shiite bloc of ministers. [....]

...one might wonder why Hezb'allah leader Hassan Nasrallah would consider any kind of compromise at this point; not when it is clear that he holds the whip hand both politically and psychologically.

Any compromise offered brings the March 14th Forces closer to total capitulation. And, like any good gambler, Nasrallah appears ready to double his bet as he ratchets up the fear and tension in Lebanon by threatening to practice 'civil disobedience' in the streets.

Lebanon, a tiny, beautiful country of great history, whose populace includes many highly accomplished people, is a tragic victim of radical Islam. Rick is doing the blogosphere proud with his chronicle of events there. Unfortunately, it will probably take a bloodbath before major media pay much attention.

Thomas Lifson  11 17 06

Rick Moran, following up on his article for AT Tuesday, describes the worsening of the situation in Lebanon at Rightwing Nuthouse.

Despite the frantic efforts of Middle East diplomats, it appears almost certain that the March 14th Forces and the opposition led by Hezb'allah are headed for some kind of confrontation — possibly in the streets of Beirut — over the continuing cabinet crisis brought about by the resignation of the Shiite bloc of ministers. [....]

...one might wonder why Hezb'allah leader Hassan Nasrallah would consider any kind of compromise at this point; not when it is clear that he holds the whip hand both politically and psychologically.

Any compromise offered brings the March 14th Forces closer to total capitulation. And, like any good gambler, Nasrallah appears ready to double his bet as he ratchets up the fear and tension in Lebanon by threatening to practice 'civil disobedience' in the streets.

Lebanon, a tiny, beautiful country of great history, whose populace includes many highly accomplished people, is a tragic victim of radical Islam. Rick is doing the blogosphere proud with his chronicle of events there. Unfortunately, it will probably take a bloodbath before major media pay much attention.

Thomas Lifson  11 17 06