If these clashes continue and spread, it is possible that the Amal militia can become stronger and more popular than Hizbullah. I am already hearing that there is grumbling against Hizbullah among Shi`ite opinion (for its perceived discipline vis-a-vis Hariri machinations). If the sectarian warfare continues and escalates, you may see that Amal may spearhead the opposition side, while the PSP (Jumblat’s party) may lead the other side. Both militias excel in sectarian warfare and killing, and we remember their (unglorious) records from the 1980s when they terrorized Beirut. says Angry Arab.

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