Will Hezbollah’s Hold on Power Survive the Mass Protests in Lebanon?
The largest Lebanese protests in 15 years have brought the nation to a standstill. Government corruption, massive national debt and the collapse of simple services such as trash collection are drawing all Lebanese sects onto the streets. Surprisingly, much of the public anger is being directed at Hezbollah, including by fellow Shiites.
On Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah decried the demonstrations, saying that they could bring the nation toward civil war. Some Hezbollah supporters have already clashed with Lebanese protestors.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal draws attention to Nasrallah’s comments, as well as how the current Shiite schism inside Lebanon could hasten the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.