A decision to hand Lebanon over to Hezbollah?
Ministers and deputies of the Lebanese Future Movement have repeated the statement that there is an international and regional decision to hand Lebanon over to Hezbollah. Through this statement they believe they have deflected the arrows of defeat heading their way as a result of Hezbollah taking precedence over country, government and future. Regrettably, this is also our government, our country and our future. A quick look at this statement shows that there are no solid facts supporting it. The international dimension of this alleged decision is inconsistent with the US administration’s efforts to implement a broad programme of sanctions against Hezbollah. The real purpose of this statement is to remove blame from the Future Movement and place it squarely on the shoulders of the world. Hezbollah, in fact, defeated the Future Movement and other sectarian and political rivals due to reasons directly related to the nature of these forces and the immoral practices. Hezbollah succeeded in defeating failed opponents. No international or regional decision was made to hand Lebanon over to Hezbollah. There is an internal decision by Hezbollah’s alleged opponents to promote this statement – to avoid admitting defeat and corruption, and as a preemptive strike before their failure is exposed to the very people who authorized them as their representatives.