Update: Lebanon (Walid Phares)

Here’s an excerpt…

As of last week, the mighty Hezbollah, armed to the teeth with 30,000 rockets and missiles and aligning thousands of self described “Divine soldiers” has been marching across the capital, terrorizing its population, shutting down media, taking its politicians and the Prime Minister as hostages, and looting at will. The hordes of Lebanon’s “Khomeinist Janjaweeds” have conquered already half of the Middle East’s cultural capital, Beirut. As we have reported before, Hezbollah has occupied West Beirut and has since sent its storm troops in multiple directions to resume the blitz.Unstoppable — including the Lebanese Army which Commander Michel Sleiman has allowed the slaughter to occur — the Pasdaran-founded militia is now hurdling towards the Druze Mountain and positioning its forces against the Sunni North and the Christian Mount Lebanon.Ironically, the geographical bases of Hezbollah, in southern Lebanon, are well guarded by the United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL). Per a UNSCR 1701 in 2006, more than 10,000 international troops are stationed across the southern parts of Lebanon, technically protecting the 200 Shia towns and villages from where the bulk of Hezbollah fighters came from. Hence, free from guarding their own areas, perhaps more than ten thousand trained “Hezbollahis” have marched north to join another 5,000 already based in the southern suburbs of Beirut.

Read the rest of the Walid Phares article at Human EventsLebanon’s ‘300’

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