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    hurburble

    Is what I intended.   rereading this, I think I hit the right chord in regard to that.  It for sure helped.

    •  This is an example of the simplistic analysis (0+ / 0-)

      that is going on in the West.

      Pretty much all experts said that this would be the kiss of political death and assure that Hezbollah would come into power. But as it turns out, it appears that they have slipped further in status.

      Hizballah won all the seats they were running for.  Their position in the Parliament may have increased.  The Aoun-led FPM were the losers in the election.  He is a Maronite with a more secular point of view than his right-wing Christian rivals in March 14.

      Members of the March 14 coalition include al-Qaeda supporters.  

      The three hardest tasks in the world...: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong". Sydney J. Harris

      by soysauce on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 10:32:42 AM PDT

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      •  However (0+ / 0-)

        They for sure did worse than expected.  It's not just about the absolute numbers (which are a disappointment for Hezbollah supporters) but about perception and psychology.  Things changed there significantly last week as a result of the results of the election.  To deny that is, well, simplistic.

        •  I think we are back to the same situation the (1+ / 0-)
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          palestinian professor

          country was in before, only now Lebanon has to renegotiate if the opposition will have a veto or not.

          It won't be long before Qatar has to be called in to sort out the mess.

          The three hardest tasks in the world...: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong". Sydney J. Harris

          by soysauce on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 12:22:38 PM PDT

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