[Marxism] Is Lebanon on the verge of a new fighting?

yossi schwartz ssschwartz8 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 10:18:10 MDT 2008

One person has been killed and at least 24 injured in  Tripoli  in  a
military clash  between supporters of the imperialist -backed ruling
majority and the Hezbollah-led opposition.

This clash is taking  place while  PM Fouad Siniora, is   forming,  a  new
government of "national unity",   that includes Hezbollah according  to the
 deal brokered  in  Qatar.

This deal  made last  month was declared  by the leaders of the Arab League
to end  the deep divisions leading  Lebanon  to the brink of civil war.
However, history , so it seems does not listen to such declarations and has
its own laws. Clearly  this deal does not resolve the problems of the masses
in Lebanon.

Hezbollah leadership readiness to enter the government of "National Unity"
indicates the degree of their reformism, but it is not a solution to the
economic and political crisis that is part of the historical crisis of this
epoch.  The idea that Hezbollah participation in a government that will
police the working class and the masses of poor peasants who trusted
Hezbollah,  will end the crisis,  is to mistaken  the symptoms of the
problems with the roots of the problems in Lebanon


Lebanon was created artificially by the British and French imperialism. It
is deeply divided along religious lines that correspondent to large degree
with class division. Lebanon economy is controlled by the imperialists via
the world bank. The Middle East including Lebanon needs a democratic
revolution, but neither the capitalist class led by Seniora nor the petit
bourgeois Hezbollah seeking a slice of the cake can lead such a revolution.
The tasks  of  this revolution are  falling on the shoulders of the working
class  once the workers will take power and continue not only resolving the
democratic tasks but  with the tasks of building a workers state as part of
the world revolution.  Exactly as Leon Trotsky explained in the theory of
the Permanent Revolution that have been forgotten by many who say they are

The only solution  that will prevent new blood bath  is  a socialist
revolution. But for this to happen a working class revolutionary party is
essential. This party can be build only through the revolutionary practice
of the most advance workers, as Lenin explained so many years ago and his
message was lost by many who consider themselves  Marxists,

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