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Lebanon: Sectarian tensions rise over Hezbollah involvement in Syria
The Media Line
Published: 20.06.13, 18:38
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1. Hezbollah fueling instability
Get Real ,   UK   (06.20.13)
Catherine Ashton are you listening ?
2. i would have
daniela   (06.20.13)
suggested to Suleiman, that he invites all Hezbollah to move to Syria. That way Lebanon would be able to be independent from their influence and violence. I remember that Lebanon before Hezbollah and the invasion of all those palestinians expelled by Hussein in the 70´s was considered the pearl of the Middle East. Today Lebanon is in the hands of thugs.
3. Having Hezbollah in Syria is in Lebanon's interests
Vlad   (06.21.13)
Hezbollah can keep getting chewed up as it throws it's fighters into the Syrian meat grinder. More than 100 down and counting daily! For a force of 5,000 men, Hezbollah is rapidly depleting itself. Then, Lebanese people will see Hezbollah for what it truly is: an Iranian colonial implant, and young Lebanese men will stop joining Hezbollah. Hezbollah is committing suicide by throwing itself into Syria. Why stop the process?
4. #3...Thats only half the story
Sammy ,   Newcastle   (06.21.13)
Remember that with Iran sponsored Hezbollahs Guns to the head of the Lebanese people they to all intents and purposes control Lebanon They have arrogantly torn Lebanon apart, they dictate who Lebanese should or shouldn't talk to - they have taken away Lebanese independence and freedom But Lebanon as you say is realising Hezbollah ARE NOT invincible - and when pushed Lebanon WILL look after itself and that day is coming...
5. March 14
David V.   (06.21.13)
makes it loud and clear that it stands for Lebanon's national independence, and it is supported by Christians and Sunnis, backed they my be by the Gulf states and the West. But there's even Shia Muslims who are opposed to Hezbollah, like Seyed Ali Al-Amine, Mohammad Al-Hajj Hassan and Mohammad Ali Al-Husseini (who I believe was falsely accused of spying for Israel), and Ahmed al-Assaad (son of the former speaker of Parliament). The Shia are really divided into two streams: those who follow the traditional and quietist line of Sistani, and those who follow the Vilayet-e-Faqih heresy of Khomeini including Hezbollah. The former camp are the ones who need to speak up.
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