My car rental agent is looking beefed up and has shaved his head. He told me that he is "preparing" to fight on behalf of the Lebanese Forces-- a right-wing Christian militia led by Samir Geagea, that killed a lot of Muslims (and Christians, for that matter) during the civil war, and is now allied with the March 14th ruling coalition (i.e. the esteemed Lebanese government that Israel, the US, France and the UK have so much faith in). "Fight who?", I asked. "Hezbollah". And then he added, "and Israel". I'm not sure I believe him that the LF would fight Israel, their former ally, but that certainly would be an interesting development.
Michael Aoun, the former head of the Lebanese Army who has about 80% of Christian support and is politically allied with Hezbollah, said that the Israelis are bombing the Lebanese Army radar outfits so that they can then smuggle weapons in. Who will they arm? Whoever's willing.
I discussed all this with the head of entertainment on the Desert Queen cruise ship that is evacuating Americans to Cyprus. He said he also knows a lot of people in Achrafieyeh-- a Christian neighborhood-- who are willing to fight.