Hezbollah Now Most Powerful Force In Lebanon Hezbollah today stands unquestioned as the single most powerful force in Lebanon. By routing government-allied militiamen in hours last week, as the army stood by, it proved it can occupy Beirut at will. Its show of strength forced the government into a humiliating retreat from decisions that targeted the group. And the group itself has ensured that the independence of its sprawling military, political and social infrastructure — deemed a state within a state by its opponents — will remain untouched for the foreseeable future.0 Comments
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