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Thread #93009   Message #1785998
Posted By: Ron Davies
17-Jul-06 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Subject: RE: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
"Last I saw Hezbollah and Hamas were not fraternal clubs gathered together for the common good."

Actually, sarcasm is out of place here.

The fact is that for many Lebanese Hezbollah has been exactly that--see my post of 15 July 2006 11:19 AM on the Gaza Strip thread.

Hezbollah has a huge and very efficient network delivering social services to Lebanese--often far more efficiently than the Lebanese government--Source: Wall St Journal, 10 July 2006. This is one of the sources of its strength among the Lebanese population in general--and will vastly complicate any attempt to remove them from the Lebanese government.