Michael Totten

Hezbollah Quits the Government

Hezbollah and Amal resigned from the Lebanese cabinet after the majority March 14 bloc refused to surrender to their undemocratic demands for more power. I will not even guess what might happen next.
UPDATE: Charles Malik has some thoughts on this at the Lebanese Political Journal.
He phoned the (Sunni/Hariri) Future Movement Youth Organization office and got the following (paraphrased) response: “Too hell with Hezbollah. They dragged us through a mess this summer. They’re trying to do it again, but this time we are determined to stop them. We’ve got plenty of Shia we can appoint to fill their positions, and we’ll give Aoun positions in the government if he wants them. That way, it will be the entire nation against Hezbollah and Amal.”