By INU Staff
INU - Although it has been three-and-a-half months since the parliamentary elections in Lebanon, there is still is no government. The delay is down to a dispute over changing the nature of the Lebanese system, which would see legitimate Prime Minister Saad Hariri able to take the title, but not able to carry out any of its key functions (i.e. forming a cabinet).
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has a special interpretation of the results of this election, which puts more Hezbollah affiliates in the Lebanese Parliament, but he has neglected to inform anyone that this interpreted result is coming directly from Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Brigade in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Soleimani recently claimed that Iran has the majority in the Lebanese parliament with 74 MPs out of 128 total, which is a clear reference to the fact that Iran provides Hezbollah with funding in exchange for promoting policies favourable to the Regime in government and helping to attack Iran’s enemies throughout the world.
It is notable that Hezbollah did not object to Soleimani’s comments, indicating that they publically acknowledge being directed by Iran, but still accused Hariri of selecting his cabinets based on the will of someone else.
The struggle in a nutshell is that since 2005, the Lebanese government is split between democratically elected members and the stooges of the Iranian Regime. Any attempts to reconcile the two sides have failed.
In 2005, Hezbollah and Iranian forces assassinated then-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the father of Saad, and ever since the Iranian Regime has covertly (and sometimes overtly) exerted control over Lebanon, including forcing a Hezbollah President upon the people of Lebanon and starting an ill-fated war with Israel. Both of these have only hurt the Lebanese people in order to propagate the policies of Iran.
Iran has destroyed much of the Middle East, from Iraq to Syria to Yemen, largely with the help of Hezbollah, but it has only been to the detriment of Lebanon.
Khairallah Khairallah, an Arab columnist and former managing editor of Al-Hayat, wrote: “There is another analysis of the elections’ result [that] allows Saad Hariri to resist. This is not just due to the fact that he’s assigned to form the cabinet according to constitutional norms and no party can deprive him of this appointment but it’s also because Lebanon has not completely fallen apart yet.”
The Iranian Regime is hellbent on destroying the Middle East in order to take control, but Lebanon and other democratic forces in the region should not submit to the mullahs, as doing so will only allow Iran to wreak further havoc on the countries and the people.