"Those who rejoiced at the election results in Lebanon on June 7 had a big surprise this week, as the tables seemed to turn on the pro-Western coalition in favor of the Hezbollah-led opposition, and Damascus." Moubayad
Walid Jumblatt is moving away from the Jeff Feltman (and US) backed 14 March movement in Lebanon and toward the "evil" Syria and Iran backing 8 March movement. Translation: If he goes all the way into a political alliance with the "8ers," this will effectively reverse the Lebanese parliamentary election held in June.
Why is the Druze enigma taking his tribesmen in this direction? Wadih! (Clear!) He sees that Syria's position is improving vis a vis the US and in that context the obvious paramilitary strength of Hizbullah mandates a change in his posture.
There will be consternation in Israel over this. pl