Hezbollah Takes Power In Lebanon

Lebanon’s president, prime minister and speaker of parliament will all be aligned to Hezbollah. The PM designate, Najib Mikati, is not only part of the Hezbollah bloc; he has strong ties to Syria. Thus, Syria will regain control over Lebanon, with heavy Iranian influence.

Lebanon will essentially become a satellite of Syria and Iran, and will be treated as such by Israel.

“Lebanon’s president has appointed Najib Mikati, who is backed by the Shia Islamist group Hezbollah and its allies, as prime minister-designate.

The move came despite demonstrations by thousands of supporters of outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the city of Tripoli as part of a “day of rage”.

Smaller protests were also reported in the capital, Beirut, and elsewhere. Mr Hariri has condemned acts of violence.

Analysts say many Sunnis are alarmed by Hezbollah’s growing political power.

They accuse the Iran-backed group of staging a “coup”, because it brought down the Western-backed government earlier this month after a row over the UN tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of Mr Hariri’s father, Rafik. Reports say Hezbollah figures will be implicated.

The US government has also said it would have “great concerns about a government within which Hezbollah plays a leading role”.

‘Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati appointed Lebanese PM’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12273178

26 January, 2011

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