Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Doesn't Hizbollah Brake at Red Lights?

A Hizbollah Takeover of Lebanon

Another development that could occur in Lebanon as a result of a prolonged political crisis is the far-reaching possibility that Hizbollah might take over the country, almost certainly with the support of Syria and Iran. The term "takeover" may relate to two scenarios, first of all, a takeover by force. In terms of capabilities, Hizbollah is capable, with the assistance of partners inside or outside of Lebanon, to physically conquer large sections of the country (the south, the Bekaa valley). However, Hizbollah is saving this possibility for extreme scenarios, under which the Lebanese country alone, or with the assistance of foreign elements, would declare war against Hizbollah for the purpose of disarming it, or as a possible outcome of a civil war.

Full article: http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/sa/9_4_02.html
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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