Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Ministers of Hezbollah and AMAL Resign

Well, now Lebanon is heading towards a new level of bi-polarity. Today the Shiite Ministers distributed as follows:

Hezbollah Ministers: Two
AMAL Ministers: Two
In Between the two parties: One

Now the government barely represents 50% of the Lebanese as the largest Sect have resigned from the government as threatened in case their demand for a united national government. 14th of March block refuted to submit to any demands of the 8th of March.

We all know the demands are groundless from 8th of March as they are aware that Seniora's block will not step down. 14th of March in return have been phoney dialogue meetings while refuting to listen to the other. This takes things to the next level: Demonstrations in case real negotiations between both camps fail. Yet, neither camp is willing to the other.

Hezbollah, for the first time participated in the government ever since the Syrians withdrew. They were part of 14th of March alliance during elections (ie seeing the Lebanese Forces and Hezbollah shaking hands, and even Nasrallah did a semi-fatwa to vote for el-Harriri in the face of Aoun's block). Hezbollah started as a 100% Islamic party and ended up as a grassroot political party with an armed wing.

14th of March elected Hezbollah and AMAL to government as they gladly accepted. The government during the July war became a legitimate target but due to US pressure Israel stepped down to bombard the houses of the ministers and most of Beirut since the government was Anti-Syrian. 14th of March refutes peace with Israel due to the racist government of ZIONIST Israel + the ongoing massacres for the Palestinians. Another reason for refuting peace is also the trigger of another Lebanese Civil War in Lebanon. Olmert is aware of that fact and that is why he tries to appear the peacemaker who is always wronged by those "vicious peace hating" arabs.

Nevertheless what is happening now? Hezbollah with their alliance with the Christian dominant force Free Patriotic Movement are gambling to either kick away Seniora or gain a larger share of the government.

Nasrallah's political alliance is also with Syria and Iran. When it comes to Lebanese politics, it is Syria who is involved more than Iran. So if the anti-government is blown away, Syria can achieve another political victory over the US-UK-Israel block (since Syria claimed Lebanon's truimph over the Israelis as its own while watching the Lebanese being displaced or massacred instead opening the Golan Heights).

YET!! 14th of March are not idiots, and the issue is not only related to the international court (to be established due to the assassination of ex-PM Rafiq el Harriri), on the contrary, they are sure that it is Syria behind the assassination and their arch-enemies' names involved in the murder would pop up one after the other (this is first scenario)

Second, to push Hezbollah out of the government while recieving weaponry from the United States (even though Iran proposed to give the Lebanese Army anti-air missiles against Israel's greatest military advantage: Airplanes). This would leave the government out of the targeted area as Hezbollah threatened today that any aggression against Lebanon (which includes the on-going Israeli breaches to UN 1701) allows the resistance to retaliate.

Third, the 14th of March are openly challenging 8th of March which means that they are gambling that street riots would kill the image of Hezbollah. This is not the case as simple as that, Hezbollah have the most disciplined organizations, but the worry to open such ways is from the supporters of AMAL since they got the trouble-makers (on street level); but again Hezbollah managed to force on all its Muslim or Christian allies to behave while demonstrating.

The problem is Trad Hmaidi took a decision that only a Hezbollah member can take such a decision, which is regarded with the universities (check 2 posts down) since 14th of March would be denounced as Zionist agents. With Hezbollah stepping down, a 14th of March would make sure that such a decision regarding foreign students and Financial aids is shut down (a slap to the Palestinian).

It is important to note that 14th of March are seriously aggrevating the situation by encouraging their foes to hit the street while 8th of March are well-prepared for demonstrations (as seen with Nasrallah's last public speech).

It is important to note that Hezbollah have been the first time participating on the inner details of Lebanese politics since their goal is to fight Israel. Problem is if they disarm, they will end up as a regular party, and Syria would be disappointed since they are their allies (unlike what is said as zombies) and balancers of power against 14th of March.

Tomorrow more details would rise... to see what is going on, this surely needs a round 2 post.


PS: The Proletariat are more divided than ever over here


Anonymous said...

Enjoy with your new freinds...only war with the racist zionist will help you...

Angry Anarchist said...

Bravo!!! Long-awaited move, and may they never go back to the corrupt government and "march 14" group that they were allies with! because if they do, they will never get my respect, however much they fight israel and defeat it.

MarxistFromLebanon said...

Anarchist they are all business men

Angry Anarchist said...

No.... At least HezbAllah ministers aren't.

Berri, definitely. Amal is the tail, it can't help but do what HezbAllah does, otherwise Amal wouldn't have resigned.

Any proof that HezbAllah is involved in monetary funnelling/stealing?? I don't think so. But we all know the record of Berri and the rest.

They are politicians, yes, if that's what you meant to say. Whatever HezbAllah's intentions are, it remains the only party that "gives back" to the people. I think that warrants more respect than anything else. I don't care if they do it for their own purposes. The rest don't even do that. They only think about themselves. That's where HezbAllah differs. Anyway, I would trust the country being run by HezbAllah more than I trust these clowns who have been "running" it. I'm not too worried about Wilayat al-Faqih. Frankly it's overrated. :D

MarxistFromLebanon said...

well as a Marxist I oppose all... I may support their resistance (beyond any imagination) as part of the national resistance... but again... politically I got serious problems with them...

Angry Anarchist said...

Well here is what I disagree with you on, the issue of the "national resistance". I support HezbAllah not because of its "national" resistance, I guess that much ought to have been clearn. I support it because of their resistance against colonialism and imperialism, which Israel is an applier of. Anyway, I've had this discussion before on the issue of why I support HezbAllah regardless of its wrongdoings in many regards, I support it because it is the lesser evil in the regional and global struggle against all sorts of authoritarian rule. Irrespective of the fact that HezbAllah itself is quite a bit authoritarian within its circles, but the fight (not internal/Lebanese) cannot have a serious chance of success for us if we abandon whatever means we have of fighting. The days of "peaceful resistance" are over, it's a sham put forward by the capitalist-oriented "leftist"/"liberal" circles in the U.S and U.K. One cannot compare India to Palestine or Lebanon. A whole different set of factors and actors. This does not mean wholeheartedly engaging in domestic Lebanese politics and defending whatever HezbAllah does in this respect; however, it does mean (at least for me) supporting whatever would enable their existence as an armed force. Engaging them in an internal struggle with the purpose of forceful disarmament would deal a blow to the struggle (offensive, not just defensive) against Israel. I think people tend to overlook the argument that just because you support HezbAllah's arms, its fight against Israel, its existence as an armed force until such time as Israel is eliminated, you do not necessarily have to support all of HezbAllah's actions.

Politically I have serious problems with everyone who is not of my view. :D But that does not mean I should adopt Thoreau's model, though come to think of it, the guy was quite brilliant. ;)

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it, whether it is of the devil or of God, and have somewhat hastily concluded that it is the chief end of man here to "glorify God and enjoy him forever." - Henry David Thoreau , brilliant dude. :D

MarxistFromLebanon said...

I was refering to national resistence to make it clear it is not Iran (not that I view Iran as the Devil Terorist) and represented the surrounding people. Afterall, I do not believe in any form of Nationalism, which is 8th or 14th of March.

Hezbollah's defence is wonderful but I have several objections which needs a whole post (partly having Talal Irslan and We'am Wahhab back as ministers). Yet that is a minor detail, I will tackle it when I have blasted time :(