"A Victory for Lebanon."New YorkerarticleThe Jerusalem Report
The emergence in Lebanon of two rival governments--similar to what is currently the case in the PA--is bound to lead to a de facto partition of the country into spheres of influence. The state bureaucracy as well as the army and the police will split according to sectarian and political affiliations. Hizballah's leaders rightly point out the fact that most parts of Lebanon will accept the authority of the new cabinet: the Shi'ite South and the Bekaa; the Maronite mountains of the Kisrawan and Matn. The Seniora government will be left with a good part of Beirut, the Druse Shouf Mountains and probably Sidon and some smaller enclaves.