Sunday, January 23, 2011

We Want Peace and We'll Cut Off the Hands of Anybody Who Says Otherwise #tcot

Tim Cavanaugh | January 23, 2011

Lebanon’s political situation took the usual turn for the worse Friday as Walid Jumblatt announced his support for the Syrian/Hezbollah faction that is attempting to gain control of the government. This is a major reversal for Jumblatt, the strong man of Lebanon’s 200,000-strong Druze population, who earlier in the week had been voicing his support for acting Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Hariri’s liberal government collapsed two weeks ago after 11 pro-Hezbollah cabinet ministers quit over a U.N. investigation into the 2005 assassination of Hariri’s father, the former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.