Across the Bay

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Toilet Paper Revisited

I recently posted an item showing how Aoun's idiotic "memorandum of understanding" was worth little more than toilet paper and how his stupid claim about "Lebanonizing" Hezbollah is worth even less.

This item from The Independent yesterday should put to rest any notion that Hezbollah is a "local resistance movement" and not an arm of -- or rather, organic extension of -- the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps reaching far beyond Lebanon:

Lebanon's Hizbollah has trained Shia fighters from Iraq in advanced guerrilla warfare tactics, according to Mehdi army militants who have been fighting British forces in the south of the country. Members of Muqtada al-Sadr's powerful militia said they had received instruction from fellow Shias from Hizbollah.

But just like Aoun "Lebanonized" the whole of Iran, he apparently has "Lebanonized" Sadr and his militia as well.

So... toilet paper, anyone?