25 May 2010

Hezbollah v. Israel--Governance

Rebels, especially successful rebels, were of necessity bad subjects and worse governors. Feisal's sorry duty would be to rid himself of his war-friends, and replace them by those elements which had been most useful to the...government.

T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
Foreign Policy reports on the state of southern Lebanon following the Israeli withdrawal nearly ten years ago. Suffice to say that, while they may be an effective fighting force in southern Lebanon, their support is tenuous at best.

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