Hizbollah is Feeling a Little Pressure

In light of the outcry cause by the recent murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri there has been a lot of maneuvering and posturing within Syria and I suspect that to a lesser degree there is some in Iran.

The reason is that there has been a resumption of efforts to force Syria to relinquish its grip upon Lebanon. And as has been documented Hizbollah is supported by both Syria and Iran.

“Today we are responsible for a nation that came out of the civil war … but we face acute problems, especially this year and in the past few months,” the black-turbaned cleric said.

“As Lebanese, we have no choice for remedying our crises and problems except to discuss and meet, even if we are angry and tense,” he said. “We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.”

Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah

And of course this has been mirrored by rhetoric by Syrian officials:

“We agree on how critical the situation is in Lebanon and that it must not be used to stir civil strife,” Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara said in Damascus.

Rats running from a sinking ship. We can hope that the momentum generated by this murder continues and that it leads to better things.

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1 Comment

  1. mquest February 20, 2005 at 5:34 am

    We send people to Syria for torture.

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