Monday, August 06, 2007

Phalange fascists booted out

The seat formerly held by the Christian Phalange leader Amin Gemayel, has been lost to Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, which is part of the opposition. Gemayel has responded by pouring vitriol on the Armenian Christians who may now have to contend with the violent pro-Gemayel 'Lebanese Forces', and by resorting to racist, sectarian arguments. The opposition seemed like it had pretty much pissed away its near-victory last year due to the conservative strategy of Hezbollah and Aoun, but this is an encouraging blow to the "March 14th movement" and its overseas allies.

Now, the UN are whinging that arms are flowing to Hezbollah, as if Lebanon's big problem isn't the pachyderm that keeps invading the room. As if the world's biggest arms dealers aren't threatening Lebanon all the time.