My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Are the Lebanese really innocent?

Is the Lebanese army joining Hezbollah?
As Israeli ground forces cross over into Lebanon in an effort to destroy Hizbullah's capacity to fire rockets and missiles at Israeli civilians, the president of Lebanon Emile Lahoud is taking sides and flexing his nation's muscle for the first time.

He told a German magazine that he "respects Hizbullah" and its terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah, and he has threatened to turn the Lebanese army against Israel. This would cause a self-inflicted, and perhaps lethal, wound on Lebanon.

Militias associated with several Lebanese political parties -including the party of the speaker of the parliament and of the Lebanese Communist Party - have already joined Hizbullah in attacking Israel.

Up until now, the Lebanese government has claimed that it has no real army, not even one capable of controlling the Hizbullah terrorists who have "occupied" southern Lebanon. It has claimed an inability to enforce UN resolution 1559 which, adopted by the Security Council in 2004, "calls for the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias," meaning Hizbullah. And it has disclaimed any responsibility for Hizbullah atrocities against Israeli civilians and kidnapped soldiers.

NOW, ALL of a sudden, its tune has changed. Suddenly its army is strong enough to take on Israel, and it is willing to collaborate with the terrorist organization from which it previously sought to disassociate itself. Nor can the Lebanese government plausibly argue that this about-face has been caused by the Israeli decision to have its ground troops cross over into Lebanon.

Intelligence sources have confirmed that elements of the Lebanese army have been working with Hizbullah terrorists from the beginning of this conflict, providing the terrorists with electronic, radar and other logistical supports.

The Lebanese government is not as innocent - not as much of a victim - as it has gotten the international community and the media to believe. It is playing a dangerous and two-faced game of both sides against the middle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey fred! fuck off!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Blueboy said...

You're a dick for even suggesting this...

9:34 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Does Lebanon not have the same right as Israel, as attributed by PMSH, to protect itself against violence?

If the Lebanese forces attack invaded Israeli forces I say this: Kudos, it took you long enough.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Intelligence sources have confirmed that elements of the Lebanese army have been working with Hizbullah terrorists from the beginning of this conflict, providing the terrorists with electronic, radar and other logistical supports."

Who are these sources and where are they getting their information from? There seems to be a lot of sources out there, but how accurate is this information? Most of it isn't true. It is published for gullable people to believe.

As Pete said Lebanon has the same right as Israel to defend itself. Is that wrong because it is a smaller country or because it is a poor country? I think the Lebanese President speaks out of frustration over what is happening in his country, it isn't easy to sit back and watch your country being destroyed and your people dying and you are helpless. So if he wants his army to fight against an Israeli invasion, that is his decision and he has a right to that decision.

You failed to mention that the Lebanese PM and his party aren't supporters of Hezbollah.

I think you should get your facts straight before suggesting this kind of crap.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Ontario Conservative said...

Lebanon has every right to defend itself. It has the same right as Israel to fight Hezbollah, as its PM suggested.

If Lebanon is unable to prevent its territory from being used as a terrorist base, it is not a sovereign state, even after the Cedar Revolution reduced Syrian control. If Lebanon is willingly hosting terrorists, it has committed numerous acts of war against Israel.

In the first case, if Israel is sufficiently successful, perhaps Lebanon will continue to progress towards independence.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

You're right; apparently, they don't have an army until it comes to fighting Israel. It seems to me that this is proof of their intentions all along: keeping terrorists within the country...

They do have the right to defend themselves. Fortunately, it won't do anything.

5:07 PM  

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