THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS YESTERDAY:Michael Totten
Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt now says he “supports” Hezbollah and the ghastly regime in Syria that murdered his father and his friend Rafik Hariri. Hezbollah’s fan boys should not kid themselves here. Jumblatt is under duress and is only saying what he must to ensure his own survival and that of his people.
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UH-OH: DRUZE LEADER JUMBLATT SIDES WITH HIZBALLAH AGINST HARIRIAL JAZEERA:
Walid Jumblatt, a Druze leader from Lebanon's opposition camp, has announced his support behind Hezbollah in a move that could give the group and its allies a veto over who becomes the country's next prime minister.
Hezbollah, which has a parliamentary bloc as well as a powerful military wing, commands overwhelmingly support among Lebanon's Shia Muslim community.
Jumblatt said the aim of his decision on Friday was to preserve Lebanon's stability.
"I am announcing the right political stand ... by assuring the steadfastness of the group [Progressive Socialist Party] alongside Syria and the resistance [Hezbollah]," he said.
Jumblatt leads a bloc of 11 parliamentarians and his support is crucial to decide who forms the new government out of the two rivals: Hezbollah or Saad Hariri, the caretaker prime minister.
THIS IS A BAD DEVELOPMENT. AND IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE SAUDI WITHDRAWAL FROM ARBITRATIONS.STAY TUNED...