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More Disturbing Mid-East News: New Hezbollah-Majority Cabinet Approved In Lebanon

June 14, 2011 2 comments
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Druze Protests from NYT via Reuters

New York Times via Reuters has just reported that after five months a new cabinet has been proposed in Lebanon.  Not only does it contain a majority of Hezbollah ministers, but also contains more Sunnis than Shiites.  In a related development, Druze minister Talal Arslan, who was nominated to be Minister of State, resigned the government – leading to street protests by local Druze.

To get an idea of what is likely to come out of this government, Prime Minister Najib Mikati made the following statement:

“Let us go to work immediately according to the principles … (of) defending Lebanon’s sovereignty and its independence and liberating land that remains under the occupation of the Israeli enemy.”

If that weren’t scary enough, he also openly supports President Assad in Syria.

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