All right too much rambling from me...good night and it has been a pleasure to debate/discuss with you two. I pray to the Lord for peace and I hope you do as well.
Trust me Skeptic, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. They are seen as causing Israel to leave but since Israel left, and since Syria withdrew, there has been a large movement for them to leave. The fact that they are stronger than the Lebanese Army does not mean people support them...it just means they are powerless to stop them. Their main base of support is the Shiia (because they are pretty much their only real representation in Parliament + the social services they provide) and the Palestinian refugees. If you knew anything about Lebanese history, you would realize that many people were afraid that taking out Hezbollah would trigger a Lebanese civil war. And since Lebanon was crippled during their 16 year civil war that devastated the country and led to at least 5 foreign occupiers, they didn't do so and were hoping to disarm them through national reconciliation but that hadn't happened yet. Please stop speaking out of your a$$ when you clearly have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
Again, you have no idea what you're talking about. The president of Lebanon is a puppet of Syria...if you don't know that then figure out why everyone is trying to get rid of him. Of course some people support Hezbollah but a majority of Lebanese do not. Actually a majority do. though many don'tAnd if you count Lebanese expatriots, it becomes a huge majority of people who are against Hezbollah. Yeah the Shiia do like I have said. Unfortunately, Israel's use of force is only swaying more people to Hezbollah's side because people are growing to hate Israel for using too much force. I'm sure you know people who support Hezbollah. Again, especially now since the Israelis are killing Lebanese civilians. Ask if they supported Hezbollah before this conflict...that is where you shall find your answer. The people i know do not see hizbullah as a terrorist group--they've supported them for all the things they have done for the lebanese people then, and yet they still support them today and probably even tomorrow. A lot of people, like myself, are furious over what they did. Howeever, that goes to say that what they did should not have resulted in the brutal and barbaric response we are seeing on the news from israel. If the government supported Hezbollah...think about it...they would join the battle against Israel. Instead they have distanced themselves from it. Hopefully, Israel won't strike hard enough to force them into it. Like i said, a good number of people in the govt support hizbullah. the lebanese army really has very little power to do anything. people laugh when one suggests that the lebanese army do something. just so you know, i don't support hizbullah nor israel nor any military organization that cannot deal with the situation in a diplomatic fashion