It's all democratic, Hezbollah leaves the coalition, government falls, new elections...
Hezbollah to quit Lebanon govt. over STL
Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah and its allies have said they will relinquish from the Lebanese government unless their demands
over the US-backed tribunal investigating the assassination of Rafiq Hariri are met.
"If the cabinet fails to meet, it means there is no government and as such 11 ministers will tender their resignations this afternoon," Lebanese
Health Minister Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh told AFP on Wednesday.
Hariri is SURE to not cancel the UN tribunal on his father's murder... of course, Hezbollah is likely to blame for the assassination... which
Hezbollah said would not accept and would cut the hand to whoever tries to arrest one of it's members. The evidence is not clear on who REALLY killed
Hariri is in Washington DC right now and Hezbollah and it's allies plan to leave the government coalition at the same time Hariri planned meeting with
Now... if there's new elections, and Hezbollah gain even more seats... or win a majority, I doubt Israel/US would accept that... and invade Lebanon.
Or claim that Hezbollah was planning an armed coup and invade anyway.
Israel is stepping up the gathering of information over Lebanon.
Two Israeli warplanes have penetrated the Lebanese airspace and flown over parts of the country in
flagrant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.
And on the coast... wouldn't surprise me if that was a spy ship.
Israel ship prompts high alert in Lebanon
Israel has deployed a naval vessel dangerously close to the Lebanese coast, prompting Beirut to put the Armed Forces on high alert.
Something big will likely happen in Lebanon in the next few days. Hopefully this will not culminate in a war... but with Israel/Hezbollah... and
Hamas's allies stepping up the rockets attacks on Israel in the last few days... while Hamas calling for calm because they were warned through the
back channels that if they didn't stop launching rockets against Israel, war would ensue...
This is going on...and boiling over... while everyone is too focused on either NKorea... the financial crisis... China's military rise... or the
killing in Arizona... Nobody is watching the middle-east.
EDIT : Allies of Hezbollah : Syria (arming Hezbollah but from their own words, too weak), Iran and Hamas..maybe parts of the Lebanese army... Jordan
just signed a military pact with Lebanon.
Allies of Hariri : USA-Israel.
And Turkey said they would not stand still if Israel invaded Lebanon.
Hizbullah Hezbollah and its allies plan to
resign from the Lebanese Cabinet on Wednesday, a move that would likely topple the government over tensions stemming from the international
investigation into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, officials said.
12:45pm VDL (100.5): Suleiman’s visitors confirmed that Hariri informed the president his rejection to set an immediate date for a cabinet
Meaning Hariri refused Hezbollah demand... meaning they will quit and new elections will happen. Government will fall within hours.
STL indictment may be issued next Monday
That's why Hezbollah wants elections before it comes out... if they can take power before it's released... they can close it.
Israel warplanes make mock attacks over South
Hezbollah members reportedly mobilized
Hezbollah and some other March 8 parties are implementing an unannounced mobilization of their members in readiness for any negative
developments, according to an anonymous Hezbollah source.
“Hezbollah is on alert for any negative escalation of the political situation in the country,” the source told NOW Lebanon in an interview
published on Wednesday.
This is serious business.
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