I was telling one of my students from Lebanon today. It is rather sad to see the extent to which Christians and Druzes have been marginalized in Lebanese politics. They have absolutely no significant role. In the 19th century, the Druzes and Maronites ran Lebanon. Lebanon is now a Sunni and Shi`ite affair. They Druzes and Christians will be marginalized even further once the Sunnis and Shi`ites come to an agreement, as they did in Ta’if: when they rendered the position of president empty.
PS And don’t be surprised if Hariri Inc and Hizbullah come to an agreement before the next election, at the expense of Christian forces and Druzes.

Posted on May 14, 2008 by As'ad