Monday, June 22, 2009

Lebanon's Own Basij

In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, Lebanese Hezbollah scouts carry a poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a march to mark Ashoura day in Beirut's southern suburbs of Dahiyeh, Lebanon. Iran has had an impressive run for the past decade — expanding its regional muscle through proxy militias, its expanding missile capabilities and its big brother role with Iraq's Shiites after the toppling of arch-foe Saddam Hussein. But the fallout from the post-election unrest will most likely bring tougher times for Iran's ambitions beyond its borders. Beside Iraq, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah would be the group affected the most by who wins Iran's ongoing confrontation. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Image and caption via Yahoo!News. For more on the fight for freedom and democracy in Iran check the links provided in this post.

For more on the Lebanon wing (or extension) of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard check here and here (Tony Badran always brings the goods), and for more on their violent actions against the Lebanese check here and here and here ... and that's just for starters.

3 comments:

  1. Hezbollah, established, trained and funded by the Iranian National Guard has never expressed a belief in Lebanon as a state. Hezbollah is the antithesis of Lebanese sovereignty and independence and must be treated as such.

    Make no mistake about it, the recent events in Tehran will affect Lebanese domestic politics. If an Iranian ex PM finds it appropriate to say that the emperor has no clothes then I sure hope that some Lebanese pols ( read Hariri and Jumblatt) will find the courage to do the same.

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  2. Anonymous11:01 PM

    "If an Iranian ex PM finds it appropriate to say that the emperor has no clothes then I sure hope that some Lebanese pols ( read Hariri and Jumblatt) will find the courage to do the same."

    And then what?

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  3. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Anon. 4:01
    You must be a moron.

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