Lebanon forms government after 10-month deadlock

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riposte wrote:

good first step…hope Lebanon, can take its country back, from the Iranian controlled minority…if anyone doubts Iran’s intentions in the middle east…let them look at Iraq, Lebanon and Syria…all today, peaceful, in control of their own destiny, religious tolerance for all….NOT

Feb 15, 2014 8:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
karimnn wrote:

@riposte: I agree with you about a sovereign Lebanon, however your statement about Iranian controlled minority is incorrect, they are a majority.

Feb 15, 2014 11:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ragnarock wrote:

Well Lebanon is not really a powerhouse in the region and will need to align with a regional power to survive…what should not be surprising to so many is what an easy choice it is for most Lebanese when it becomes apparent that decision affecting our country will either need to be taken out of Damascus/Tehran, or Tel Aviv/Washington…THAT is why Hezbollah has the support of MOST (Christians included)!

Feb 15, 2014 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

Lebanon’s has a built-in institutionalized sectarian system of government, where only certain religious groups can be elected to certain position, and where Ministries become power basis and sources of revenue for the religious group that person come from. So there’s no inclusiveness and no democracy in this system, only the opposite; further polarization and further sectarianism. In short, no hope for democracy for Lebanon, ever. The alternative though is worse: civil war, so they’re stuck with this terrible system of governance.

Feb 15, 2014 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

Wish Reuters would have an “edit” button)
Corrected:
Lebanon’s has a built-in institutionalized sectarian system of government, where only certain religious groups can be elected to certain position, and where Ministries become power basis and sources of revenue for only that religious group. Hence there’s no inclusiveness and no democracy in this system, only the opposite; further polarization and further sectarianism. In short, there’s no hope for democracy in Lebanon, ever. The alternative though is worse; Civil War, so, they’re stuck with this terrible system of governance.

Feb 15, 2014 2:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
XianSheng wrote:

Corrected:
Lebanon has a built-in institutionalized sectarian system of government, where only certain religious groups can be elected to certain position, and where Ministries become power basis and sources of revenue for only that religious group. Hence there’s no inclusiveness and no democracy in this system, only the opposite; further polarization and further sectarianism. In short, there’s no hope for democracy in Lebanon, ever. The alternative though is worse; Civil War. So, they’re stuck with this terrible system of governance.

Feb 15, 2014 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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