Hezbollah has the most direct control over the government of Lebanon including the Parliament, the next 30 seat Cabinet, and the government bureaucracy. Contrary to US-Israel claims the party is not thrilled with having the chance to run the government. Hezbollah sees itself as a resistance movement first, last, and always and many in the party do not relish its “pure mandate” being sullied or getting sidetracked by running Lebanon’s really complicated government.
Local political pressures are mounting on the Party of God Part IV of a series concerning the international campaign to legislate civil rights for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon By Franklin Lamb* (Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut) | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The current relationship between the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Hezbollah is not as… Read More »
Earlier this month, a semi-official Iranian news agency lashed out at Dr. Yousuf al Qaradawi, widely considered one of the most eminent living Muslim religious scholars. The agency, called Muhr, castigated the great Alim, or religious scholar, for an interview he had given to an Egyptian newspaper in which he warned against organized efforts by… Read More »
Sectarian? God forbidâ€¦ Shia and Sunni love each other! We only have â€˜fewâ€™ stupid people like these in the video clip below (aka Iraq New Army!!). Some call themselves Shia (Iraq army) and the other call themselves Sunni (occupation resistance -also western media calls them â€˜insurgentâ€™). Both kill each other on daily bases and come… Read More »
A new poll commissioned by the Council for the National Interest Foundation shows that a significant number of Americans are wary of the power of the Israel lobby, and believe it is behind the invasion of Iraq and the current belligerent tone of the White House and Congress toward Iran. The poll, which was carried… Read More »
Saudis plan to fence off border with chaos Via: Times online Just what Iraq’s need. Saudis Arabia plan to fence off Iraq. They have invited bids for the construction of a security fence (isn’t that the same name used for what is called the Israeli Apartheid Wall?) along the entire length of its 900km (560mile)… Read More »
Two Kuwaiti Shia Muslim lawmakers have called on the interior minister and security officials to protect a Shia mosque that came under attack by a mob of teenagers. The attack took place on the night of October 7 in Jahra, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Kuwait City, when at least 50 people, mostly teenagers,… Read More »