Monday, June 16, 2008

The Neocon & the Hobbit

Lebanese political opportunist and Chouf Montains Druze chieftain, "The Hobbit" Walid Jumblatt, who has been pro and then anti-Syrian more times than anyone (including himself) can count, shakes hands with the Neoconservative U.S. secretary of state, Condoleeza Rice, during her recent visit to Lebanon. The Bush Administration, in which Rice is a major player, has backed the March 14 faction which controls (barely) the Lebanese government with money and political backing, in addition to, reportedly, covert arms sales.
The Hobbit's political party, the Druze Progressive Socialist Party, is a member of the March 14 faction along with Sa'd al-Hariri's Future Movement (Hariri Inc.) and the radical Maronite Catholic party Lebanese Forces, led by convicted war criminal Samir Ja'Ja.

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