Will Hezbollah survive?

By Rita Kairouz, Special to Ya Libnan

In the wake of neighboring revolution, Hezbollah’s stance in maintaining arms has not shown any abrupt variations. Its defiant pursuit of governance in Lebanon has remained diligent. As the second cedar revolution begins, one must ask a fundamental question, as the new Arab world emerges will Hezbollah remain politically confident?

In his latest speech, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah advocated the revolutions in neighboring countries, with specific reference to Bahrain Nasrallah proclaimed, “I ask some in the Arab and Islamic worlds: Why have you remained num over the tyranny against our people in Bahrain, is it only because they are Shiites?”. Nasarllah’s cemented his full support for Shiite revolution but remained silent about the uprisings in Iran and Syria. The question must be asked, what differs the revolution in neighboring countries than those currently occurring in Iran and Syria? They all hold the same belief; the need for decomocracy, freedom of speech and governance without dictatorship. On Thursday the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) acknowledged and responded to Nasrallah’s comments by stating “a collective decision to expel all Lebanese Shiites who are connected to Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” In times of great discomfort for Arab citizens Nasrallah chose to reinforce his ideology disregarding the placements of Shiites in the gulf. A Bahrain official was quoted in saying, “remarks by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah had paved the way for the deportation of thousands of Lebanese Shiites from the Gulf.” The comments disfavored Shiites in the gulf and placed a preempted strain on diplomatic ties between Lebanon and Bahrain.

Nasrallah’s strong alliance with Iran and Syria has given his ideology backbone support. On Tuesday, a leading Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh stated “revolution is at the door”, with multiple deaths due to authoritcal force, protesters are valiantly ignoring their authoritian government. Strong disciplinary actions are being enforced on Syrian reformists. In cities such as Daraa, protesters have responded catalytically defying the fear barrier placed by Assad’s regime. Simultaneously the Iranian opposition is pursuing their desire for change and democracy, displaying their anger and yearning to revolutionize Iranian politics during multiple protests.

Allied support from Syria and Iran may weaken as both countries are being subjected to pressure by reformists. As both nations experience uprisings, the extent of Hezbollah dependence on its loyal allies will begin to strain. Its unwavered alliance is being challenged strongly by activists mounting pressure continues to be sited robustly in Iran and Syria. If activism strengthening in those nations, will the weakening governments of Iran and Syria dismantle Hezbollah’s unwavered allied support?

On the 13th of March, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese gathered to voice their opinions against Hezbollah’s ideology. With loud voices, the Lebanese people cried out for reform against arms held by any militia, directly implicating Hezbollah. With thousands of Lebanese protesting against sectarian influence in politics, public acceptance of Hezbollah’s ideology is on shaking ground.

As the Arab world is getting an encouraging voice from the head of Washington “I am with you”, supporting reform and democratic opinion, will Hezbollah feel alone defending an ideology rejected by the majority of the new Arab world? Hezbollah must re evaluate its politics in Lebanon in the midst of growing revolution. As seen in neighboring countries the choice must be made to coexist with public support or face the inevitable consequences. The Lebanese people are willing to accept different political views and principles but one ideology must govern; the republic of Lebanon will govern itself, without the fear of any militia coup.

  • Beiruti

    Eventually Hezbollah has to go. And eventually they will theres no dirt that can last long. But the Shi’ites better go save themselves in Lebanon because Hezbollah have already ruined their reputation and when Hezbollah leaves wether its 10, 20 or 30 years. Sad to say if Hezbollah keeps putting the gun to our head, in the future when they are done. The Shi’ites are going to be treated like garbage and neglected. So the only effective way for Hezbollah to go is if Shi’ites protest against Nasrallah. Shi’ites save yourself.

    • leobetapar

      LKebaneses are incapable to fight anyone else than themselves everyone know that,if Hizbollah fails lebanon go back to his history of cowardise and servitude to the french,americans,zioniste…
      Hizbollah will last thousands of years so the true and justcie will be etablished in the cedar’s country for thousands of years Amin,Amen

      • Fadi81

        I dont know what history your talking about or stuck on….IF HA fails we will move forard into the future, where we will flourish as a gem on the eastern med. get over your silly talk about the past and try to think about the future.

        • leobetapar

          forget the past and your futur will be like yopur past

      • Guest

        Reading between the lines of your comment, I can deduce that you most likely declared victory in favor of HA over Israel in connection with the 2006 war.

        What type of twisted logic would lead a reasonable person to that conclusion. You call it fighting when the enemy flew over your heads at will and demolished your homes block after block. Where were those brave fighters then? Do you think the rest of Lebanese people like to see it happen again whether in the South, North, East or West?

        • leobetapar

          at least your Hannibal is more objectif than u.Hezbollah win that all if u jealous them join them

      • Amine123

        May be it’s time for you to go to Iran your masters, there are no place for two government in Lebanon…. Lebanese & Iran puppets/ HA is not a Lebanese miltia, they are Iranian and Syrian mobsters who want to take over Lebanon..

  • Anonymous

    Eventually Hezbollah has to go. And eventually they will theres no dirt that can last long. But the Shi’ites better go save themselves in Lebanon because Hezbollah have already ruined their reputation and when Hezbollah leaves wether its 10, 20 or 30 years. Sad to say if Hezbollah keeps putting the gun to our head, in the future when they are done. The Shi’ites are going to be treated like garbage and neglected. So the only effective way for Hezbollah to go is if Shi’ites protest against Nasrallah. Shi’ites save yourself.

    • Anonymous

      LKebaneses are incapable to fight anyone else than themselves everyone know that,if Hizbollah fails lebanon go back to his history of cowardise and servitude to the french,americans,zioniste…
      Hizbollah will last thousands of years so the true and justcie will be etablished in the cedar’s country for thousands of years Amin,Amen

      • Anonymous

        I dont know what history your talking about or stuck on….IF HA fails we will move forard into the future, where we will flourish as a gem on the eastern med. get over your silly talk about the past and try to think about the future.

        • Anonymous

          forget the past and your futur will be like yopur past

      • VVF

        Reading between the lines of your comment, I can deduce that you most likely declared victory in favor of HA over Israel in connection with the 2006 war.

        What type of twisted logic would lead a reasonable person to that conclusion. You call it fighting when the enemy flew over your heads at will and demolished your homes block after block. Where were those brave fighters then? Do you think the rest of Lebanese people like to see it happen again whether in the South, North, East or West?

        • Anonymous

          ok Fadi and vvf you are right as long as history don’t evolve
          i see between the line that you are not Druzes nor Shia so you don’t know how sweet his the humiliation of the tormentor whatever the cost is
          for the futur USA dead guy soon the fucking Zioniastes will go back to sea with yellow safe (boues) Palestine will be liberated by God (i mean the evolutyion of time where we are)

        • VVF

          It really does not matter what religious division you and I belong to. I welcome GOD to liberate all victims of oppressors, and I don’t really care what happens to them. May be GOD should throw them inside an volcano. I am thinking the Turks, German Nazis, Zionist, etc.

          Having said that, if GOD

        • Anonymous

          at least your Hannibal is more objectif than u.Hezbollah win that all if u jealous them join them

      • Anonymous

        May be it’s time for you to go to Iran your masters, there are no place for two government in Lebanon…. Lebanese & Iran puppets/ HA is not a Lebanese miltia, they are Iranian and Syrian mobsters who want to take over Lebanon..

        • Anonymous

          i have no master and am not in lebanon

    • Anonymous

      LKebaneses are incapable to fight anyone else than themselves everyone know that,if Hizbollah fails lebanon go back to his history of cowardise and servitude to the french,americans,zioniste…
      Hizbollah will last thousands of years so the true and justcie will be etablished in the cedar’s country for thousands of years Amin,Amen

    • Anonymous

      LKebaneses are incapable to fight anyone else than themselves everyone know that,if Hizbollah fails lebanon go back to his history of cowardise and servitude to the french,americans,zioniste…
      Hizbollah will last thousands of years so the true and justcie will be etablished in the cedar’s country for thousands of years Amin,Amen

  • plomca

    Sadly Hezbollah will be around, no matter what happens in Syria and Iran. If both countries suddenly fall to reformist and both decide to no longer support Hezbollah, then it would be real struggle for them to move forward. Hezbollah will have to shift their military operations, to a full time criminal organization, to seek the funding they need to survive.

    Do you really believe their current supporters in Lebanon with fill in the void for the cash missing from Iran and Syria. The simply answer is no. Many don’t have the money to support them and great majority are just along for the ride. Once that cash disappears, many so-called Lebanese Hezbollah supporters will disappear also. It is matter of survival for these supporters and they go where the bread is – it’s human nature.

    As I said, Hezbollah will shift to full time criminal activities. Many will not participate. But the hard core thugs will participate, since what are they to do – get regular jobs? Many countries have listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization., which is rightly so. But their criminal activities, ranging from smuggling to fraud to drug trade to diamond trade in regions across the world is also well documented. Even the stealing of baby formula for reselling, food stamp fraud, welfare fraud and credit card fraud in North America and Europe. They are actively engaged in crime, where ever it can exist – inside and ouside of Lebanon.

    So, if you are thinking this group will slowly disappear, because their main financial backers in Iran and Syria will no longer financial and militarily support them, think again. It has been proven before, terrorist just don’t become good guys suddenly. They become full time crime families, like the Mafia. And it becomes another problem to the honest citizens of the world. And insult to God.

    • leobetapar

      c’mon if i understand Phalangiste are representative of christians salafiste or whatever you want are for sunnis but Hiazbollah are for criminals .You have to see a psy man Hizbollah are not “extra terrestres” ET even if they beat israel.It’s just the expression politique on the Shia faith if they look humans don’t be jealous it’s God who want it like that.In any case if it wasn’t for Hizbollah and it’s ggod vigile Lebanon will be actually a province of israel .So everyone LONG LIFE HISBOLLAH

      • plomca

        Man, the propaganda that Hezbollah can spew out and believed by the likes of you, reminds me of the Nazis. During WWII, the Nazis told their followers, how great and invincible they were. They had powerful weapons and that the innervation from above was coming. But in the end, they lost the war and their followers scattered like mice, when the cat came into to room.

        For Israel wanting to turn Lebanon into a province – another of Hezbollah false propaganda. By doing this, this excuses the terrorist organization to keep it’s weapons. And they can use those weapons onto other Lebanese, which they have done so many times.

        The world and finally many Lebanese are starting to see that Hezbollah is nothing but a butch of thugs. And thugs are only good as criminals and terrorists. The only ones that can really fight Hezbollah, is true justice. But for the time being, many will suffer from the hands of this terrorist organization. And including many Shia, who support true justice.

        • leobetapar

          c.mon powerfull weapon .You Lebanese are ridiculous.Hezbollah fight the Zioniste the one you fear so much that you call themm dad with lance grenade and kalacnikov.The point is that you lebanese and the sunnis of Syrie particularly of Darra are coward who don’t want anyone to show courage if it’s not a Zioniastes

        • leobetapar

          you know absolutky nothing so i give u a jewel that u can find in ur book ear kid :In the 4 editions of the international zioniste review 188? there is a picture of Herzl receiving the visit of the great son of Rabbi S. Hitler of the Guemara (the one who wrote about the importance of details if u interested in Guemara stuff) the doctor Hitler an d his son Adolf 9 years.I don’t speak with people ignoring the what about of things and pretend teach

    • leobetapar

      c’mon if i understand Phalangiste are representative of christians salafiste or whatever you want are for sunnis but Hiazbollah are for criminals .You have to see a psy man Hizbollah are not “extra terrestres” ET even if they beat israel.It’s just the expression politique on the Shia faith if they look humans don’t be jealous it’s God who want it like that.In any case if it wasn’t for Hizbollah and it’s ggod vigile Lebanon will be actually a province of israel .So everyone LONG LIFE HISBOLLAH

      • plomca

        Man, the propaganda that Hezbollah can spew out and believed by the likes of you, reminds me of the Nazis. During WWII, the Nazis told their followers, how great and invincible they were. They had powerful weapons and that the innervation from above was coming. But in the end, they lost the war and their followers scattered like mice, when the cat came into to room.

        For Israel wanting to turn Lebanon into a province – another of Hezbollah false propaganda. By doing this, this excuses the terrorist organization to keep it’s weapons. And they can use those weapons onto other Lebanese, which they have done so many times.

        The world and finally many Lebanese are starting to see that Hezbollah is nothing but a butch of thugs. And thugs are only good as criminals and terrorists. The only ones that can really fight Hezbollah, is true justice. But for the time being, many will suffer from the hands of this terrorist organization. And including many Shia, who support true justice.

        • leobetapar

          you know absolutky nothing so i give u a jewel that u can find in ur book ear kid :In the 4 editions of the international zioniste review 188? there is a picture of Herzl receiving the visit of the great son of Rabbi S. Hitler of the Guemara (the one who wrote about the importance of details if u interested in Guemara stuff) the doctor Hitler an d his son Adolf 9 years.I don’t speak with people ignoring the what about of things and pretend teach

  • Anonymous

    Sadly Hezbollah will be around, no matter what happens in Syria and Iran. If both countries suddenly fall to reformist and both decide to no longer support Hezbollah, then it would be real struggle for them to move forward. Hezbollah will have to shift their military operations, to a full time criminal organization, to seek the funding they need to survive.

    Do you really believe their current supporters in Lebanon with fill in the void for the cash missing from Iran and Syria. The simply answer is no. Many don’t have the money to support them and great majority are just along for the ride. Once that cash disappears, many so-called Lebanese Hezbollah supporters will disappear also. It is matter of survival for these supporters and they go where the bread is – it’s human nature.

    As I said, Hezbollah will shift to full time criminal activities. Many will not participate. But the hard core thugs will participate, since what are they to do – get regular jobs? Many countries have listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization., which is rightly so. But their criminal activities, ranging from smuggling to fraud to drug trade to diamond trade in regions across the world is also well documented. Even the stealing of baby formula for reselling, food stamp fraud, welfare fraud and credit card fraud in North America and Europe. They are actively engaged in crime, where ever it can exist – inside and ouside of Lebanon.

    So, if you are thinking this group will slowly disappear, because their main financial backers in Iran and Syria will no longer financial and militarily support them, think again. It has been proven before, terrorist just don’t become good guys suddenly. They become full time crime families, like the Mafia. And it becomes another problem to the honest citizens of the world. And insult to God.

    • Anonymous

      c’mon if i understand Phalangiste are representative of christians salafiste or whatever you want are for sunnis but Hiazbollah are for criminals .You have to see a psy man Hizbollah are not “extra terrestres” ET even if they beat israel.It’s just the expression politique on the Shia faith if they look humans don’t be jealous it’s God who want it like that.In any case if it wasn’t for Hizbollah and it’s ggod vigile Lebanon will be actually a province of israel .So everyone LONG LIFE HISBOLLAH

      • Anonymous

        Man, the propaganda that Hezbollah can spew out and believed by the likes of you, reminds me of the Nazis. During WWII, the Nazis told their followers, how great and invincible they were. They had powerful weapons and that the innervation from above was coming. But in the end, they lost the war and their followers scattered like mice, when the cat came into to room.

        For Israel wanting to turn Lebanon into a province – another of Hezbollah false propaganda. By doing this, this excuses the terrorist organization to keep it’s weapons. And they can use those weapons onto other Lebanese, which they have done so many times.

        The world and finally many Lebanese are starting to see that Hezbollah is nothing but a butch of thugs. And thugs are only good as criminals and terrorists. The only ones that can really fight Hezbollah, is true justice. But for the time being, many will suffer from the hands of this terrorist organization. And including many Shia, who support true justice.

        • Anonymous

          c.mon powerfull weapon .You Lebanese are ridiculous.Hezbollah fight the Zioniste the one you fear so much that you call themm dad with lance grenade and kalacnikov.The point is that you lebanese and the sunnis of Syrie particularly of Darra are coward who don’t want anyone to show courage if it’s not a Zioniastes

        • Anonymous

          you know absolutky nothing so i give u a jewel that u can find in ur book ear kid :In the 4 editions of the international zioniste review 188? there is a picture of Herzl receiving the visit of the great son of Rabbi S. Hitler of the Guemara (the one who wrote about the importance of details if u interested in Guemara stuff) the doctor Hitler an d his son Adolf 9 years.I don’t speak with people ignoring the what about of things and pretend teach

  • Fauzia45

    No regime,or armed group will survive against the will of determined people who want justice ,equality and freedom no matter how powerful they may be!

  • Fauzia45

    No regime,or armed group will survive against the will of determined people who want justice ,equality and freedom no matter how powerful they may be!

  • Anonymous

    No regime,or armed group will survive against the will of determined people who want justice ,equality and freedom no matter how powerful they may be!

  • Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran. What great countries to have shaping your destiny.

  • Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran. What great countries to have shaping your destiny.

    • Anonymous

      sorry Hezbollah shape your destiny the other have just left them shoes for quicker fly in front of the zioniaste

  • Crossed

    I think Hezbollah stands up for human rights of the shi’ites around the m.e. Hezbollah is not a nation, but a party. They chase and implement their own beliefs. Why write an article about whether or not they’ll survive? Ofcourse they will. They have huge support in Lebanon. Why not write one about hariri being a baby? He loses majority and refuses to join the government as a minority. When Hezbollah’s block didnt win the majority, they accepted and joined as a minority. So maybe a better question is, will hariri survive?

    • They joined a minority after taking over the streets of Beirut through use of force. Their minority in cabinet was just as powerful as the majority in legislation since they had a blocking third (veto power). They didn’t exactly respond like mature adults either.

      • Crossed

        I am speaking about the elections that happened in 2009. There was no force, and immediatley after the results were shown, they accepted. That is my point. When Harir was toppled, he took to the street instead of accepting a lesser role.

        Also, you must note that hezbollah used force in Beirut because the government was not legal under the Lebanese constitution, and therefore could not pass any motions. This was taken by hezbollah as an offense by a non state actor. I am not apologizing for anyone, but in reality the “government” had no right to do what it did.

        • Fadi81

          key word ELECTION. they accepted the results wallah???? and if not what? hold us hostage? ya they accepted for a while so they can plan on how to take down the country again. come on man, how do you sleep at night?

        • Hannibal

          I think you should be crossed… from this site that is. LOL

        • leobetapar

          as you see even in the tolerant Lebanon and the more tolerant ya lebnan there his extremist who want that any tongue who don’t speak there language be cut
          you are absolutly right guy and as the usa will not be allowed to play with the Remimbi as it play in 1990 with the yen that means and of the mission for the heretique state and the zioniastes will be whipp off and the jews will be again in exile their religion will be safe the palestinian will have their lands and everyone will be happy.(incredible but true)

    • antar2011

      i think you have forgotten that after the 2009 election, if it wasn’t for Saad Harriri intiating the concept of “reaching out the hand for fellow partners of lebanon”, March 8 would not have just accepted the results.

      i think that was the biggest mistake Harriri did was to give march 8 the benefit of the doubt and treat them in respect when they deserve to be thrown in the zoo.

  • Crossed

    I think Hezbollah stands up for human rights of the shi’ites around the m.e. Hezbollah is not a nation, but a party. They chase and implement their own beliefs. Why write an article about whether or not they’ll survive? Ofcourse they will. They have huge support in Lebanon. Why not write one about hariri being a baby? He loses majority and refuses to join the government as a minority. When Hezbollah’s block didnt win the majority, they accepted and joined as a minority. So maybe a better question is, will hariri survive?

    • They joined a minority after taking over the streets of Beirut through use of force. Their minority in cabinet was just as powerful as the majority in legislation since they had a blocking third (veto power). They didn’t exactly respond like mature adults either.

      • Crossed

        I am speaking about the elections that happened in 2009. There was no force, and immediatley after the results were shown, they accepted. That is my point. When Harir was toppled, he took to the street instead of accepting a lesser role.

        Also, you must note that hezbollah used force in Beirut because the government was not legal under the Lebanese constitution, and therefore could not pass any motions. This was taken by hezbollah as an offense by a non state actor. I am not apologizing for anyone, but in reality the “government” had no right to do what it did.

        • Fadi81

          key word ELECTION. they accepted the results wallah???? and if not what? hold us hostage? ya they accepted for a while so they can plan on how to take down the country again. come on man, how do you sleep at night?

        • Hannibal

          I think you should be crossed… from this site that is. LOL

  • Anonymous

    I think Hezbollah stands up for human rights of the shi’ites around the m.e. Hezbollah is not a nation, but a party. They chase and implement their own beliefs. Why write an article about whether or not they’ll survive? Ofcourse they will. They have huge support in Lebanon. Why not write one about hariri being a baby? He loses majority and refuses to join the government as a minority. When Hezbollah’s block didnt win the majority, they accepted and joined as a minority. So maybe a better question is, will hariri survive?

    • They joined a minority after taking over the streets of Beirut through use of force. Their minority in cabinet was just as powerful as the majority in legislation since they had a blocking third (veto power). They didn’t exactly respond like mature adults either.

      • Anonymous

        I am speaking about the elections that happened in 2009. There was no force, and immediatley after the results were shown, they accepted. That is my point. When Harir was toppled, he took to the street instead of accepting a lesser role.

        Also, you must note that hezbollah used force in Beirut because the government was not legal under the Lebanese constitution, and therefore could not pass any motions. This was taken by hezbollah as an offense by a non state actor. I am not apologizing for anyone, but in reality the “government” had no right to do what it did.

        • Anonymous

          key word ELECTION. they accepted the results wallah???? and if not what? hold us hostage? ya they accepted for a while so they can plan on how to take down the country again. come on man, how do you sleep at night?

        • I think you should be crossed… from this site that is. LOL

        • Anonymous

          as you see even in the tolerant Lebanon and the more tolerant ya lebnan there his extremist who want that any tongue who don’t speak there language be cut
          you are absolutly right guy and as the usa will not be allowed to play with the Remimbi as it play in 1990 with the yen that means and of the mission for the heretique state and the zioniastes will be whipp off and the jews will be again in exile their religion will be safe the palestinian will have their lands and everyone will be happy.(incredible but true)

    • Anonymous

      i think you have forgotten that after the 2009 election, if it wasn’t for Saad Harriri intiating the concept of “reaching out the hand for fellow partners of lebanon”, March 8 would not have just accepted the results.

      i think that was the biggest mistake Harriri did was to give march 8 the benefit of the doubt and treat them in respect when they deserve to be thrown in the zoo.

  • Guest

    I am not sure what type of democracy is suitable for Middle Eastern countries, whether they are ready for it, or how soon and/or how efficiently an appropriate model can be implemented given tribal variations, religious differences, etc. Having said that, the courage of the people has put them on the right path.

    The question is what can Middle Eastern countries learn from, lets say the U.S.? There are negative things in the U.S. that you would want to avoid, and, at the same time, crucial positives attributes that should be considered.

    On one hand, there is the 1st Amendment – Freedom of Speech, and even for stupid and inappropriate remarks. However, in my opinion, the most admirable thing that others can learn from the Americans is: “CONSIDERING THE VAST DIVERSITY OF ITS PEOPLE (RACE, RELIGION, SOCIAL STATUS, ETC.), AMERICANS ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO COME TOGETHER FOR HER WELL BEING AND NATIONAL INTEREST IN TIMES OF NEED. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE WHITE, BLACK, HISPANIC, OR OTHERS LIKE US”.

    Until such time Middle Easterners bridge their differences, they will remain weak, divided and more susceptible to be influenced by other nations’ agendas.

    • leobetapar

      man the Arabs bring the Renaiisance to Europe today they will bring a new kind of Renaissance>They will teach to the european as infinite is real democracy when you have the net with you>I am eager to see the withe start to get they fair share of democracy and that happen only if the Arabs who have bear the pression teach.
      you Lebaneses non Shia, we just ask you to look and comment nothing more

      • Hannibal

        In most of our dictionary there are Lebanese and ONLY Lebanese… Once more STOP the sectarian bull. Lebanese non Shia aal men weyn jeeyeba hayde?

        • leobetapar

          sorry i am not lebanese but i have opinions and state them >The only braves on earth who face the heretiques Zionist deserve applause<

      • Hannibal

        In most of our dictionary there are Lebanese and ONLY Lebanese… Once more STOP the sectarian bull. Lebanese non Shia aal men weyn jeeyeba hayde?

  • VVF

    I am not sure what type of democracy is suitable for Middle Eastern countries, whether they are ready for it, or how soon and/or how efficiently an appropriate model can be implemented given tribal variations, religious differences, etc. Having said that, the courage of the people has put them on the right path.

    The question is what can Middle Eastern countries learn from, lets say the U.S.? There are negative things in the U.S. that you would want to avoid, and, at the same time, crucial positives attributes that should be considered.

    On one hand, there is the 1st Amendment – Freedom of Speech, and even for stupid and inappropriate remarks. However, in my opinion, the most admirable thing that others can learn from the Americans is: “CONSIDERING THE VAST DIVERSITY OF ITS PEOPLE (RACE, RELIGION, SOCIAL STATUS, ETC.), AMERICANS ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO COME TOGETHER FOR HER WELL BEING AND NATIONAL INTEREST IN TIMES OF NEED. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE WHITE, BLACK, HISPANIC, OR OTHERS LIKE US”.

    Until such time Middle Easterners bridge their differences, they will remain weak, divided and more susceptible to be influenced by other nations’ agendas.

    • Anonymous

      man the Arabs bring the Renaiisance to Europe today they will bring a new kind of Renaissance>They will teach to the european as infinite is real democracy when you have the net with you>I am eager to see the withe start to get they fair share of democracy and that happen only if the Arabs who have bear the pression teach.
      you Lebaneses non Shia, we just ask you to look and comment nothing more

      • In most of our dictionary there are Lebanese and ONLY Lebanese… Once more STOP the sectarian bull. Lebanese non Shia aal men weyn jeeyeba hayde?

        • Anonymous

          sorry i am not lebanese but i have opinions and state them >The only braves on earth who face the heretiques Zionist deserve applause<

  • FadiAbboud

    They are free to remain as an unarmed political party..

  • FadiAbboud

    They are free to remain as an unarmed political party..

  • Anonymous

    They are free to remain as an unarmed political party..

  • Anonymous

    They are free to remain as an unarmed political party..

  • george_shalhoub

    Hezbollah is a self-destructive machine and they will definitely destruct and will not survive. They will be lucky once Israel demolish them if the Sunnis and Druse and Christians will finish them off. Hezbollah will not survive because its allegiance to Iran and Iran has its goals. The first goal is to weaken Israel thru Hezbollah and control Lebanon more in the process. Hezbollah is becoming more smarter politically and saying nice things on the surface that they want to co-exists with everyone. But the fact of the matter is that they want to establish the Supreme Leader Goals of Waliat al Faqih and Iran will rule all Middle East using the Shiites populations if needed. That’s why you no longer hear much fight from the Shiites because Hezbollah is oppressing them too and make sure they don’t get out of line. Hezbollah is playing with fire and underestimating Israel after the 2006 war. But all Israel has to do if cornered to use limited Nuclear weapons and that will be the end of Hezbollah. My fear is that Hezbollah and Iran got a shit-load of chemical weapons from the Libyan rebels and other areas. They will also use it against Israel in order to cause fear and panic. In return Israel will reciprocate the acts using chemicals and Nuclear weapons. And who do you think will have chances of Suvival here? Israel and who will not Hezbollah and many innocent Shiites and lebanese in general. If you want to discuss it with me you can call me at 626-215-5353 or 818-264-3830 or email me at creditexpert@hotmail.com

    • sam_shaker_cpa

      George I totally agree with and you’re right on the money. Down with Hezbollah and Long Live Lebanon.

    • leobetapar

      you dream of finishing Hezbollah those “idiots” who show to the world that Zioniaste are not invincible and that the Sunnis and Cristian are just cowards able only to fight between them,i give you the recipe continue meddling to Syrian affairs soon Bashhar will send his troup reoccupied your pass through country and Hezbollah will take power (not because of Syria but because of ICC the bitch who accused them to plant bomb there are year light to be able to fabrique )at this moment if you are not in hidding like it use to be confront Hezbollah if you dare

      • Hannibal

        Those Christians cowards defended Lebanon against a sure take over by the PLO while your people sat by and watched. Who’s the coward now? You totally forgot that the PLO had the shaft up yours until they were purged out by Sharon’s army. After the Israelis’ withdrawal you also forgot who slaughtered the Palestinian civilians… Yeah you guessed it the Christians fanatics and DO NOT FORGET the Shia who finished them up in 7arb el moukhayamaat. BTW that war to limit Palestinian power was to whose benefit? YUP you guessed it… Israel and the Zionists… Helped by whom? the Shiites. So stop your sectarian bull… Nobody should deny Hezbollah’s victory over Israel in Summer 2006 but don’t think for a moment that arms or no arms, as the Lebanese walk with you the extra mile, but if you ever turn your weapons inwards again and all hell break loose, I guarantee you it will be no picnic.
        On a side note dude, use a spell checker or write in French or Arabic… My ears are bleeding.

        • leobetapar

          no problem man
          i absolutly don’t care of the Lebanese who are not Shia and they stupid inter war man
          Every body in the world admire the great Hezbollah and great Nasrallah i am like anybody Vive Hezbollah la lumierre des Arabes

  • Anonymous

    Hezbollah is a self-destructive machine and they will definitely destruct and will not survive. They will be lucky once Israel demolish them if the Sunnis and Druse and Christians will finish them off. Hezbollah will not survive because its allegiance to Iran and Iran has its goals. The first goal is to weaken Israel thru Hezbollah and control Lebanon more in the process. Hezbollah is becoming more smarter politically and saying nice things on the surface that they want to co-exists with everyone. But the fact of the matter is that they want to establish the Supreme Leader Goals of Waliat al Faqih and Iran will rule all Middle East using the Shiites populations if needed. That’s why you no longer hear much fight from the Shiites because Hezbollah is oppressing them too and make sure they don’t get out of line. Hezbollah is playing with fire and underestimating Israel after the 2006 war. But all Israel has to do if cornered to use limited Nuclear weapons and that will be the end of Hezbollah. My fear is that Hezbollah and Iran got a shit-load of chemical weapons from the Libyan rebels and other areas. They will also use it against Israel in order to cause fear and panic. In return Israel will reciprocate the acts using chemicals and Nuclear weapons. And who do you think will have chances of Suvival here? Israel and who will not Hezbollah and many innocent Shiites and lebanese in general. If you want to discuss it with me you can call me at 626-215-5353 or 818-264-3830 or email me at creditexpert@hotmail.com

    • Anonymous

      George I totally agree with and you’re right on the money. Down with Hezbollah and Long Live Lebanon.

    • Anonymous

      you dream of finishing Hezbollah those “idiots” who show to the world that Zioniaste are not invincible and that the Sunnis and Cristian are just cowards able only to fight between them,i give you the recipe continue meddling to Syrian affairs soon Bashhar will send his troup reoccupied your pass through country and Hezbollah will take power (not because of Syria but because of ICC the bitch who accused them to plant bomb there are year light to be able to fabrique )at this moment if you are not in hidding like it use to be confront Hezbollah if you dare

      • Those Christians cowards defended Lebanon against a sure take over by the PLO while your people sat by and watched. Who’s the coward now? You totally forgot that the PLO had the shaft up yours until they were purged out by Sharon’s army. After the Israelis’ withdrawal you also forgot who slaughtered the Palestinian civilians… Yeah you guessed it the Christians fanatics and DO NOT FORGET the Shia who finished them up in 7arb el moukhayamaat. BTW that war to limit Palestinian power was to whose benefit? YUP you guessed it… Israel and the Zionists… Helped by whom? the Shiites. So stop your sectarian bull… Nobody should deny Hezbollah’s victory over Israel in Summer 2006 but don’t think for a moment that arms or no arms, as the Lebanese walk with you the extra mile, but if you ever turn your weapons inwards again and all hell break loose, I guarantee you it will be no picnic.
        On a side note dude, use a spell checker or write in French or Arabic… My ears are bleeding.

        • Anonymous

          no problem man
          i absolutly don’t care of the Lebanese who are not Shia and they stupid inter war man
          Every body in the world admire the great Hezbollah and great Nasrallah i am like anybody Vive Hezbollah la lumierre des Arabes

        • Anonymous

          c’mon the sunnite know one thing in face of the zioniste: left their shoes behind to fly more quickly u can’t afraid even a lamb c’mon a Shia will never fight a monotheiste who have not agress him we have read the Holly book and are waiting for you to do the same (next milleniumj maybe)

  • nagy_michael2000

    George I totally agree with you!

  • Anonymous

    George I totally agree with you!

  • Ibnelkhiam

    I don’t believe Hezbollah that we know today will be around, but if they were to stay it would be as an actual political party that runs with words instead of guns. They’ll pay for the electricity that they are currently stealing from the hard work Lebanese, and they can start paying taxes and contributing to a society they’re raping at will.

    I hope one day Hezbollah will look back and realize how they almost destroyed one of the last true gems of the Middle East.

  • Ibnelkhiam

    I don’t believe Hezbollah that we know today will be around, but if they were to stay it would be as an actual political party that runs with words instead of guns. They’ll pay for the electricity that they are currently stealing from the hard work Lebanese, and they can start paying taxes and contributing to a society they’re raping at will.

    I hope one day Hezbollah will look back and realize how they almost destroyed one of the last true gems of the Middle East.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe Hezbollah that we know today will be around, but if they were to stay it would be as an actual political party that runs with words instead of guns. They’ll pay for the electricity that they are currently stealing from the hard work Lebanese, and they can start paying taxes and contributing to a society they’re raping at will.

    I hope one day Hezbollah will look back and realize how they almost destroyed one of the last true gems of the Middle East.

  • libnan1

    Yes it will, and with Aoun’s alliance Lebanon will survive and flourish as well.

  • Anonymous

    Yes it will, and with Aoun’s alliance Lebanon will survive and flourish as well.