By Mohammed Hussein,
Special to Ya Libnan
Beirut, Lebanon - Hezbollah's ongoing propaganda campaign to brainwash its followers has resulted in hundreds of thousands of misinformed people, manipulated into believing that their government is illegitimate.
Hezbollah has ordered its followers to take the streets to overthrow the government, and they rallied support by charging the government with serving Israel's interests and being corrupt without any proof of either. Instead of campaigning on positive change for Lebanon, Hezbollah have taken the far easier route of filling the heads of their faithful with hatred and lies.
Reports emerged from confused protesters that they received orders to participate in the Hezbollah rally from the party's leadership. The BBC captured several instances of Hezbollah's internal police inflicting pain upon their followers sporting the yellow Hezbollah party flag.
If the totalitarian inner workings of Hezbollah are a preview of what government they wish to impose on the free people of Lebanon. Hezbollah's dangerous trio, Nasrallah, Aoun and Lahoud, have hidden behind the facade of democracy to pursue their will by anything but democracy.
The masses that filled the streets of downtown Beirut were told by Syria's top ally in Lebanon - president Lahoud - to disregard the orders of the democratically elected government and to listen only to Hezbollah.
Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun called Lebanon's Army a militia and gangs because they protected Lebanon's Prime Minister from a storm of violent protesters, and ultimately because they stood in the way of Aoun's primary goal - to force his way into the presidency.
Wake up and smell the coffee
The timing of Hezbollah's self imposed war with Israel and the current attempt to overthrow the government are desperate moves on the part of the militia to maintain control of their arms and avoid the inevitable - a future Lebanon free of non-democratic armed militias.
Syria and Iran have every reason in the world to maintain control and influence over Lebanon. Without Hezbollah and Lahoud, Iran will lose its sickle and Syria will lose its hammer.
With the current government in place, Lahoud will be replaced in 2007 with someone far less intimate with Syria. A new president who holds Lebanon's interests before those of any foreign country will work with the government towards disarming the Hezbollah militia, a move that will not sit well with Syria and Iran.
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