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Hezbollah: Biden Interfering In Election

From his fans at the Associated Press:

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens to the translation of Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman’s news conference at the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, May 22, 2009.

Hezbollah says Biden visit interferes in election

By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press Writer

BEIRUT – Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed strong American support for Lebanon’s government Friday as the deeply divided country prepares for crucial elections in two weeks that could see the pro-Western faction ousted by Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies.

Hezbollah has accused Washington of trying to influence the June 7 vote in favor of the pro-Western faction that dominates the government. The militant group said the visits by Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton a month ago raised "strong suspicion and amounted to a clear and detailed interference in Lebanon’s affairs." …

With the election 16 days away, the nation is in the throes of an increasingly abrasive election campaign that has split voters into two main camps. A pro-Western faction made up mainly of Sunnis favors close ties to America, France and moderate Sunni Arab countries while the other faction is dominated by Shiites and backed by U.S. foes Iran and Syria…

U.S. officials have said they will review assistance to Lebanon depending on the composition of the next government, a warning clearly aimed at Hezbollah and its allies. They have not specified, but apparently meant military aid.

The U.S. has provided Lebanon with more than a billion dollars in assistance since 2006, including $410 million to the military and the police. The White House said Biden will announce further assistance for the Lebanese military while in the country…

We realize that the administration is eager to get the Vice President out of the country.

And probably they figure, the more dangerous the destination the better.

But isn’t there already enough instability in the Middle East without sending Mr. Biden to Lebanon?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Hezbollah: Biden Interfering In Election”

  1. proreason says:

    You gotta laugh.

    It never stops.

  2. wirenut says:

    Mr. Biden has accepted the MC position for Lebanon’s version of The Gong Show. Take it awaaay, Jooooeeeyy!!!!

  3. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    So we’ve given over a billion dollars to the Lebanese government since 2006 in addition to 410 million to their army and police? And now were promising even more money? Dang, no wonder our economy is so screwed up. We keep tossing away money into the most unstable regions of the world. As for Hezbollah, who are they to talk about outside interference? They and their puppet masters from Iran have been meddling in the region ever since the days of Ayatollah Khomeini.

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    Maybe o-blah-blah, the CiC (Clown In Charge), could take his whole gang and do some world citizen campaigning in say .. all of the “tempid” middle east countries.

  5. TwilightZoned says:

    I hear a call for ACORN.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Hezbollah won’t work for Kool cigarettes or a Deuce Deuce of Old English 800. I really think the hate lazy people too!! (so much for ACORN)

  6. JohnMG says:

    …..”Hezbollah says Biden visit interferes in election…..”

    Probably. That’s precisely what the Moron wants. Either way, he can say “Things just didn’t work out the way we thought they would”. It fits his M.O. perfectly.

  7. mybrotherkeeper says:

    Are they KIDDING? Biden’s a mover and shaker now? (They obviously haven’t been observing his VP job performance.)
    Methinks the Western-leaning side should be crying foul.

  8. canary says:

    This contradicts everything Obama has said and believes in. And Obama has a way of distorting history. It was our fault that Japan bombed us. His blames America on everything wrong in the world. This will only make the bad guys’ angrier. In Idonesia where they are mostly all muslim and fighting and head chopping for centuries, is Bushes fault. And Iraq was a dumb war, and not our business. Oh and Grenada was absolutely the wrong thing to do. He changes history of that too.

    • proreason says:

      canary, anything can be distorted and taken out of context, and they do. It is so common that as soon as I hear something they or the msm say, I’m sure that it isn’t true. Even if it sounds plausible, I know there is some kind of a scheme behind it.

      A few weeks ago, I wrote about a theory that says religions developed once manking developed sophisticated speech, because people realized it is so easy to lie convincingly. The theory says that religions created communal structures that allowed people to detect outsiders and reject them (because the outsiders would not know the rituals and insider knowledge).

      What we see today is the TMCC rushing to control every means of communication in the country, and undermining every non-government social structure with the goal of absolutely controlling the message.

      Then there will be nothing and nobody to challenge their lies.

      And they are most of the way there already.

  9. canary says:

    Biden told press that closing Gitmo Prisoner is like opening pandora’s box and that there was no plan yet. Goofy guy. Obama chose Biden, because he was a good liar. Obama should give him a break. Obama had his life to make-believe.

  10. republicguard says:

    Considering who his replacement is, you gotta hope he stays safe in Lebanon.

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