THE REBUTTAL S:
Against the argument EQUATING HIZBALLAH WITH THE SHI'A POPULATION:
When 90% of the Shi'a support the Hizb and Amal...
Against the arguments COMPARING THE HIZB TO OTHER LEBANESE PARTIES
Clearly Hizballah's history puts them head over heals above Lebanon's other militias...
My priority is minimizing the damage hariri and jumblatt have done to the country these last 15 years, and I don't see hizballah doing that much damage...
The thing about Hizballah is that they know they have been more ethical than other militias, so when dealing with them one has to always be mindful and respectful of that...
Will those who articulate these arguments live under the absolute socio-political regime espoused by Hizballah because it is 'less corrupt' and 'more ethical' than its counterparts in Lebanon? I doubt it.
In fact, allow me to go one step further and suggest that a considerable number of people in Lebanon "support" Hizballah not only because of their sectarian impulses BUT ALSO because they are very aware that no matter how powerful Hizballah becomes, it will not be able to impose its social and political agenda on them.
Consequently, their sectarian impulse spurs them to support or 'defend' Hizballah's political positions; and Lebanon's fragmented/sectarian nature makes makes such a position affordable for them because it protects them from Hizballah local agenda.
Against the argument TYING HIZBALLAH'S ARMS WITH SHEBA'A
after all Nasrallah's been transparent in his politics so far and the conditions of giving up his arms have been clearly and rightfully defined in his agreement with the tayyar.
Against the argument TYING HIZBALLAH'S ARMS WITH A COHERENT STRATEGY TOWARDS ISRAEL
Of course, this is not about Sheba'a, this is about keeping pressure on Israel.... Turning the solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict into a one-state solution is the duty of the Palestinians but we as Lebanese have a duty to keep the pressure on Israel through non-violent means and violent means where possible.... If we, the blacks of the Middle East, realize Israel is a racist apartheid state, then don't we have a duty not to leave it alone?
None of us will have a say in Hizballah's disarmament if we don't have a coherent and comprehensive strategy of dealing with Israel as Lebanese.
Well, at least these people are honest - to a certain degree. They claim that Sheba'a is not the issue, but rather, it is Palestine (so much for Hizballah’s transparency/honesty).
In response, I say that Palestine is as useful to Hizballah as Sheba'a is - and I dare anyone who knows anything about Hizballah to challenge that claim. A peaceful Palestine is not in Hizballah/Iran's interest because the Iranians have not gotten what they want from the Americans and Europeans yet. Palestine is a "field" just like Iraq and Lebanon....
As I said in a previous post, if the Palestinians decided that they wanted to come to a settlement with the Israelis tomorrow (i.e. act selfishly), they would not be able to. Too many powers (including the Iranians) are happy to keep the Palestinian field burning because it gives them leverage with the West.
It is here where the humanitarian community plays right into the hands of the most brutal and cruel regimes of this Earth. They ruthlessly attack the Israelis, but completely ignore the Arab and Persian regimes that are doing their best to perpetuate the conflict (whatever the cost to the poor and suffering Palestinians).