Their attitude [on joining the government] is a dramatic change from the past. But they are going to instrumentalise the state to protect the resistance. They know how difficult it will be for the U.S. and Israel to mess with them. The party is not becoming “Lebanonised”; rather it is “Hizbollah-ising” the state.
- Either maintain the current paralysis and a weak Lebanese state
- Or gain a strong state with more centralized authority at the expense of what Saad Ghorayeb termed: the "Hizbollah-ising" of the Lebanese state.