Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thoughts on a Sunday...

The battle of narratives continues as this week's Economist quietly insinuates that it was Imad Mughniyeh who was behind the spate of bombings that took place in Lebanon from 2005 until 2008. What they don't mention in the slightest is that in 2008 Hezbullah took over Beirut in about 6 hours, destroying the power base of the March 14th movement, temporarily closing down the Future TV main studios and encircling Walid Jumblatt's home, demanding that he surrender the weapons he had stockpiled within, all listed down to the last bullet and pistol. Of course the Economist does not like Hezbullah, so it's objectivity only covers particular spheres whilst ignoring others.

In another article, I read with interest the details of Israel's latest gas finds, something that has already attracted the attention of the Lebanese and, I am sure, that of Hezbullah. It is a certainty that the Israelis are aware of Hezbullah's ability to target their shipping and off-shore interests, and all decisions and developments surrounding this issue will most certainly factor such abilities into account. The next war against Lebanon will be absolutely ferocious.

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