Hezbollah gaining power in lebanon

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    Lebanon announces unity government with Hezbollah members - Times Online

    Five months after elections that were touted as a rare example of Middle Eastern democracy, Lebanese politicians have announced a national unity Cabinet with a strong opposition presence led by Hezbollah.

    The Prime Minister, Saad Hariri,said on Monday: “Finally, the national unity Cabinet is born.” In June he led a pro-Western coalition to election victory, but the parties have since been locked in stalemate over forming a government.

    The compromise line-up offers an effective power of veto to the opposition, which is led by the militant Islamist group Hezbollah — considered a terrorist organisation by countries including the US.

    The presence of ten opposition ministers in a 30-strong Cabinet has raised concerns in Israel about the growing influence of Hezbollah. There was speculation that the Iranian-backed party could affect Lebanese policy if talks between Tehran and the West broke down
     
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    Check out the body count the last time Hezbollah pulled their crap...
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    ‘Prepare to Invade Israel,’ Hezbollah Leader Tells Followers
    Thursday, February 17, 2011 – Hezbollah's leader told his Shiite guerrilla group Wednesday to be prepared to invade northern Israel, a day after Israel's defense minister warned that the quiet along the tense border could erupt into violence.
     
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    Hezbollah Opens Direct Weapons Route To Lebanon...
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    Syrian-Hizballah’s capture of Qusayr opens direct weapons route to Lebanon
    May 19, 2013, Shortly after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday, May 19, to maintain Israeli operations in Syria against the passage of advanced Iranian weapons to the Lebanese Hizballah, Syrian troops and their Hizballah comrades stormed Al-Qasayr, the northwestern town which commands the high road from Syrian Homs to Lebanon’s Hermel Mountains.
     
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    Hezbollah gets hit by rockets in Beirut...
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    Two rockets hit Hezbollah district of Beirut
    26 May 2013 - At least three people have been wounded by a rocket strike on the southern part of the Lebanese capital Beirut.

     
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    ISRAEL killed 1200 Lebanese and 90 percent were civilians. 40 to 50 percent were children
     
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    The doctor in Lebanon, in Tyre, sees his home bombed and the dead drug out of buildings, babies and the elderly. The American journalist asks, why did Israel bomb this building. He says thats American Democracy in action. And he says he hates America and he will fight them everyday. During the 34 day war in 2006, the US shipped multiple shipments of weapons to Israel and tried to block UN calls for a ceasefire. At the end of the war, I read one report stating that over 90 percent of people supported Hezbollah. Killing civilians in Lebanon increases Lebanese support of Hezbollah, an resistance organization created in the 80s after Israel went on another bombing campaign and killed 20000 civilians in Beirut. They were created to resist Israels Occupation of Lebanon that lasted for many years.
     
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    This is a video of the kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers which was widely spoken of as starting the 2006 war. What all should keep in mind is that Israels response was to commit war crimes against the civilian population in Lebanon. Further, Israel was regularly invading Lebanons airspace on a regular basis before the kidnapping and was and still is occupying Lebanese lands, Sheeba Farms.
     
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