I read Beirut Notes’ post and could only shake my head. The first thought that came to mind were those trite sayings you hear as a child, like “If
Hezbollah may serve Iran and Syria, but the majority of its supporters are poor and miserable people who need welfare. Be patient and unite and defend your brothers even if they are wrong.
It’s precisely this attitude that landed Lebanon in the position it is now. Had the Lebanese disarmed Hezbollah over the last six years and taken control of the border, we wouldn’t be in this mess.