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Keeping a Watchful Eye

| thurs, january 13, 2011 |

I have felt an urgent need to pay close attention to the events currently taking place in Lebanon. The government of Lebanon has collapsed.

Yesterday (1/12) At the US State Department, during the daily press briefing, a reporter asked State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley, "P.J., Hezbollah ministers and their allies have resigned at the same time when President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Hariri."

Here is an excerpt of the exchange that followed:

MR. CROWLEY: Yeah, what a coincidence.

QUESTION: What do you think about the timing, first?

MR. CROWLEY: Well, again, this goes to the transparency of their tactics. We question whether Hezbollah really does have the interests of the people of Lebanon at - in - as their focus. We believe they're serving the interest of outsiders and are trying to divide Lebanon rather than try to continue to support Lebanon's long-term interest.

QUESTION: They've said that the deal between Saudi Arabia and Syria regarding Lebanon failed to reach an agreement regarding the stability in Lebanon. Was there any American role behind all this?

MR. CROWLEY: Behind what?

QUESTION: Behind the failure of the Saudi/Syrian role?

MR. CROWLEY: Well, I mean -


MR. CROWLEY: We have an interest in Lebanon. We continue to support stability and the sovereignty of Lebanon. We can't speak for a country like Syria, and we've expressed our concerns many times about Syria's support of Hezbollah and what that means in terms of the sovereignty of Lebanon. We want to see Lebanon prosper. We want to see a government that enjoys the support of the Lebanese people and is serving the interest of the people of Lebanon. We think this government was doing that, and we regret that these actions have been taken today, and we would hope to see a government emerge that is again focused on Lebanon's long-term interest. And obviously, we'll continue to support the work of the tribunal.

Keep in mind that this comes days after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a personal visit to the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia as he recovers in New York from surgery and after President Obama appointed a new envoy to Syria after 5 years of the position being vacant.

Hezbollah is an enemy of Israel and currently has stockpiled over 40,000 rockets and missiles for the sole purpose of war against Israel. As these events continue to escalate, let us pray that the Will of our Father will move forward and His purpose for Israel will continue to come to LIGHT. Jesus Christ will soon come and take what is His!

God Bless, Daniel