Friday, May 16, 2008

The sad fate of Lebanon

Lebanon always impressed me as a country with "potential". It seemed to have all that was required, good geography, an industrious people, etc. Now, it is increasingly and rapidly becoming Hezbollahstan: It's really only a matter of time before the Shiites take over the country, or it is officially annexed by Syria.

As Bret Stephens wrote in the Wall Street Journal, the blame can be laid in many places; on the U.N., which has ignored the disarmament resolutions it passed in 2006; on the United States, for pursuing an inconsistent, hesitant foreign policy vis-a-vis Syria; on Israel, for not doing real damage to Hezbollah when it had the chance in 2006; and, of course, on Syria and Iran. Regardless, the end result is going to be ugly. If I were a Sunni Muslim or a Christian in Lebanon, I'd think seriously about relocating, and soon................

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