Israeli bankruptcy in By members مقالات الاعضاء Posted August 13, 2006 · Report reply The problem for the Lebanese government is that the effectively made Hezbollah the semi-official Army of Southern Lebanon - when the peace treaty that created the new government said that all armed militias were to be disarmed. Hezbollah fighters should have been inducted into the Lebanese Army under central government control if they wanted to pack weapons around and defend southern Lebanon from the Israelis. The same is true in Iraq. If the various militias are not disarmed, or inducted into the Iraqi military under central government control, then Iraq will never know peace and security. Factions like Hezbollah, and Al-Sadr's Mehdi Army, must put primary allegiance not to their sect or political view - but to the national unity of their country. Otherwise, no truly unifed government will arise in either Lebanon or Iraq. Back to Lebanon: some outside force was going to have to push Hezbollah away from the Israeli border. This could either have been:the Lebanese army that had no will or abilitythe Israeli army which is the worst possible playerthe UN peacekeepers that have done squatthe upcoming multi-national force - which will hopefully do better than the UNThis still leaves the Lebanese government (as the Iraqis) with the task of removing armed militias from the zone of their control - or they will never truly have control.