Hidden fissures: The fickle Arab Street
Remember how surprised everyone was when Hamas did the coup thing in Gaza and killed off in brutal fashion (throwing folks off the tops of buildings for instance and machine gunning children on the way to school) more Fatah rivals than Israel killed in air strikes during Cast Lead? The West Bank Palestinians were suddenly saying all sorts of “racist” things about their Gaza brethren.
Then the Palestinians said all sorts of things about the Lebanese and talked about how good Palestinians in the ‘occupied’ territories under Israeli control had it compared to how horrible the Palestinians in Lebanon are treated when the Lebanese army and Palestinian terrorists were going at it.
Now the Arab Street has turned on Hezbollah. They were lionized when they were going after the joooos but now…a leading Egyptian theologian has called Hezbollah “the devil’s party,” Arab newspapers are calling Nasrallah “a wanted criminal.” “The Arab street has awoken to Hezbollah’s true, ugly visage,” Al-Hayat claimed. Read more
Yeah, well ya know, Hezbollah members are Shiites and they’ve aligned themselves with Syria’s leading minority Alawites and that definitely is going to piss off all the Sunnis.