Hezbollah officially takes over Lebanese government,

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    Hezbollah is running Lebanon, soon the muslim brotherhood will be in charge in Egypt, and Al-Quida and it allies will be running Yemen.


    Hezbollah rise in Lebanon gives Syria, Iran sway

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    Lebanese army soldier, removes burning tyre barricades which were set by supporters of Tala Arslan a Druse politician, after they blocked the southern highway by burning tyres and setting earthen barriers, in Khaldeh south of Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday June 13, 2011. Talal Arslan, a politician from the tiny Druse sect, resigned Monday from the new cabinet after it was announced he was named to the post of state minister without portfolio. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (AP Photo/Hussein Malla



    BEIRUT—Hezbollah and its allies rose to a position of unprecedented dominance in Lebanon's government Monday, giving its patrons Syria and Iran greater sway in the Middle East.

    Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced a new Cabinet dominated by the militant group and its allies after the country has operated for five months without a functioning government. The move caps Hezbollah's steady rise over decades from resistance group against Israel to Lebanon's most powerful military and political force.

    Opponents of Hezbollah -- which the U.S. considers a terrorist organization -- say having it in control of Lebanon's government could lead to international isolation. The group's most ardent supporters are Iran and Syria, which dominated Lebanon for 29 years.

    The new government opens the door for renewed Syrian influence in Lebanon at a time the Syrian leadership is struggling at home. It's a remarkable turnaround from 2005, when fallout from the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri led to massive anti-Syrian protests in Lebanon. The protests, dubbed the "Cedar Revolution," drove tens of thousands of Syrian troops out of Lebanon and ended decades of Syrian domination over its smaller neighbor.

    The ascendancy of Hezbollah is a setback for the United States, which has provided Lebanon with $720 million in military aid since 2006 and has tried in vain to move the country firmly into a Western sphere and end Iranian and Syrian influence. It also underscores Iran's growing influence in the region at a time when Washington's is falling.


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    Lebanon is basically a state of Iran anyways.
     
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    Hezbollah holdin' Lebanese gov't. hostage...
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    Hezbollah tightens its grip on Lebanon
    June 15, 2011 - HEZBOLLAH has strengthened its grip on Lebanon, taking the majority of cabinet positions in the new government.
     
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    Hezbollah did it...
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    Four Hezbollah members named in Hariri murder
    Sat, Jul 02, 2011 - Lebanon yesterday braced for a possible backlash after a UN-backed tribunal issued an indictment in the 2005 murder of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri in which four Hezbollah members were named.
     
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    Lebanon is a democracy.

    So what's the problem?
     
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    these people don't like democracies.
     
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