Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon (Part Two)
By Jean Shaoul; 24 August 2012 – WSWS
This is the second part of a two-part article examining the background to the current crisis in Lebanon. The first part was posted August 23.
The 2009 elections resulted in a majority vote for Hezbollah and its allies, but translated into a narrow majority in terms of parliamentary seats for the March 14 Alliance, which formed a fractious coalition with Hezbollah’s allies. But the tenure of Saad Hariri’s government was always precarious. It was discredited by the release of cables documenting