Wednesday, August 5, 2009

U-turn puts Hezbollah in the driving seat

By Sami Moubayed
Asia Times

"The opportunistic head of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, has again switched sides, this time turning his back on the United States-backed March 14 Coalition to support the Syrian-backed, Hezbollah-led opposition. A full party defection would hand Hezbollah a majority in parliament, casting serious doubt on Saad Hariri's future as premier....."

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