Why Hizbullah Should Be Condemned

[Times-UK] Dean Godson - Why does Hizbullah's putsch of 2008 not excite stern criticism? When the legitimate, democratic government of Lebanon dared to challenge Hizbullah, it went on a sectarian rampage, murdering scores of opponents and destroying much of the country's free media. Yet there has been not a peep from concerned humanitarians. Hizbullah and its allies - which command only 30% of the Lebanese vote - seek to make good its democratic deficit at the polls through the use of force. Hizbullah claims that it is an entirely indigenous "resistance" movement, but if so, why have pictures gone up of the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, and the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, for the first time in Beirut since the Cedar Revolution of 2005? The writer is research director of the Policy Exchange think-tank.

2008-05-15 01:00:00

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