Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Fatah al-Islam Finally Defeated

Fatah al-Islam has been defeated by the Lebanese Army in a battle which has been going on since May.

The conclusion of the battle now allows Lebanon to focus on the upcoming election. The Shia Hezbollah and its allies hope to give an electoral death blow to the March 14 Alliance of Christians, Sunnis, and Druze. The election will play a key role. Lebanon can either become an ally in the War on Terrorism and a beacon of pluralistic democracy in the Middle East, or it can become an Iranian client state. Syria already has Iranian military in it, all of Lebanon may be subject next.

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