#12 Eric - nations, yes; militias, no - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 31.10.07 | 14:46 (IST)

    I agree with you that the Republic of Lebanon has a right to arm and defend itself - for that reason there is a Lebanese Army. But the Hezbollah is an armed militia, whose loyalty is not to Lebanon but to Iran and Syria. Would you like it if the Muslim North African immigrants to France started forming militias of their won? Would the French government stand for it? The only reason for the continued existence of the Hezbollah is the weakness of the Lebanese central government. Instead of encouraging the central government to be stronger, you encourage and defend the Hezbollah? Are you nuts?

    from the article: Israel to UN: Hezbollah has tripled its land-to-sea missile arsenal
    First published 00:00 31.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.10.07
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