Hizbullah has launched a probe into Sunday's attack on UNIFIL troops in southern Lebanon, and vowed to share the findings with the peacekeeping troops and the Lebanese army "if they like". Hizbullah has not indicated whether it would share those findings with the legitimate cabinet, which has yet to release the results of its own investigations into a multitude of attacks on civilians, army, businesses, women and children.
While the government relies on press leaks to point the finger at Syria, Hizbullah will likely point its fingers, toes and other shortcomings in the same direction of its 30,000+ rockets. A statement two days ago by a coalition of pro-Syrian Lebanese parties had insinuated that the attackers singled out Spanish troops for diverging with the US and pulling troops out of Iraq. The Party of God was the first to denounce the attack, which apparently happened in a strategic area (for them) near Khiam, their unofficial headquarters. A Hizbullah statement labeled the attack as "suspicious", which in Hizbullah's dictionary means that it's part of a US/Israeli conspiracy.
Even if Hizbullah's "investigation" finds ties with "al-Qaeda" or some Sunni Islamist variety, will it acknowledge the latter's ties to the Assad regime? The answer is no. For in Hizbullah's world, Islamists arrive through the Beirut airport under the watch of German security experts imported by the anti-Hizbullah ISF. Or this is what they like you to believe. The word on the "opposition's" street is that this Zionist government imported al-Qaeda via the airport and installed them in the north and other places to curb the Shia party. Haven't you read Seymour Hersh? Says a born again Shia salesman who, until recently, had never heard of the American journalist, who a few months ago accused the "pro-US" government of arming Sunni fundamentalists, after he heard it from Robert Fisk, who heard it from someone else, who is nowhere to be found.
This street, which consists of impoverished cab drivers and repressed teenagers in pursuit of an idol, and a few secular "intellectuals" with no peripheral vision, forgets that even if fundamentalists had entered the country through the Rafik Hariri airport, Hizbullah and the Assad regime will have known about their arrival before the ISF, which has limited access to the Hizbullah-run General Security.
But oh what fun it is to lie in Hizbullah's bed. Let them investigate, maybe they will conclude, as Syria's information minister did, that it was Antoine Lahd's defunct South Lebanon Army that regrouped and killed UNIFIL troops out of spite for Syria. After all, doesn't Hizbullah subscribe to the notion that anything that could harm or appear to harm the Assad regime will harm Lebanon? Aren't we supposed to pre-empt any potential harm to that regime by killing our economy, our soldiers, mothers, fathers and children?
What is Lebanon, if not a battleground for Hizbullah, a warehouse for their weapons? And what are Lebanese lives, if not feed for the party, who has transformed itself into a more lethal version of the Guardians of the Cedars? No, Hizbullah is the new South Lebanon Army. They have gone where the Lebanese Forces, the Kataeb and the Young Phoenicians never dared go. They have sold Lebanon to the butcher, and now they want to investigate its collapse.
And they let them. The UNIFIL, which is in Lebanon to support the Lebanese government, is begging an anti-government militia for information. Why not go to Damascus? Oh, I forgot. It's Lebanon first. Meaning: nous, ze French, we sponsor dialogue for les Libanais to try to split the pro-Syrians from the Syrians because if we don't the Syrians will blow us up. We, ze French, say to les Libanais: vous etes Libanais.
Well, bla bla bla. The Assad regime has the Europeans by the balls precisely because UNIFIL is a prime target. While the French try to separate the pro-Syrians from the Syrians, Bashar tries to draw a separate path for the Europeans, away from the US. So he blows up a few Spaniards, and there's more to come.
Voila, Inspector Nasrallah.