Monday, January 24, 2011

Lebanon Crisis: January 24, 2011

Hizbollah said they wanted a national unity government.  And Druze leader Walid Jumblatt decided to support Hizbollah and their allies.  He also referred to Hizbollah as the "resistance."

So the new Prime Minister, courtesy of Hizbollah, will probably be Najib Mikati, a billionaire, and former PM.  And the Sunnis are really upset.  Mikati has said he'll try to be a unity figure, but the Sunni's aren't buying it.  They're calling this "Hezbollah's coup" (as quoted in the article).

Mikati's web site.

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