Wahhab Says 'Tawhid Brigades' to Start Operating Soon


Arab Tawhid Party chief Wiam Wahhab announced Sunday that an apparently paramilitary group affiliated with his party will “soon” start operating in “all Lebanese regions.”

The group, dubbed Tawhid Brigades, will “stand by the Lebanese army and Lebanese security forces in repelling any threat that Lebanon might face,” Wahhab said.

“It will not be confined to a certain region or certain community and it will allow everyone to join it,” the ex-minister added.

Wahhab, who is close to Damascus and Hizbullah, did not say whether the new group will be part of the controversial Hizbullah-linked Resistance Brigades.

Last month, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq blasted the Resistance Brigades as “occupation brigades.”

The decision to create the Resistance Brigades was taken in 1997 by Hizbullah's leadership. The group comprised Lebanese young men who wanted to fight the Israeli occupation of south Lebanon without having to officially join Hizbullah.

The group was not disbanded after Israel's withdrawal from the South in the year 2000 and Hizbullah's rivals have in recent years accused the Brigades of recruiting “thugs” and individuals who have criminal records and of stirring tensions in several regions.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 09 October 2016, 19:05

Shias are heavily represented in Hezbullah and are more than half of Lebanon's population, but are prevented from expressing their political will in the electoral process due to Article 24 of the Lebanese Constitution which reserves half of Parliament's seats to Christians. The Sunni minority has, through its supposed leaders, gone along with this scheme.

Default-user-icon Clarity (Guest) 10 October 2016, 01:23

The Shiite plan to exert influence over Lebanon by procreating like rabbits is heavily flawed, just like the same Palestinian plan in the occupied territories. The reason that Israel is the strongest country in the Middle East is not because they have the highest population; it's because almost every one of their citizens is highly educated and works for the benefit of their cause and not the cause of an external sponsor. You see, it's more about quality than it is about quantity. This means that if there is a family with ten children, but only two of them have are productive members of society, the other eight don't count for anything other than votes. This is not to say that votes aren’t important, but remember that there are many more Christians of Lebanese origin in the world than there are of any other sect, and most of them have the right to vote in Lebanon. So, in reality, Christians should actually be allocated more than half of the Parliament seats.

Thumb oompa-loompas 10 October 2016, 05:09

"Shias are more than half of Lebanon's population"
did you pull this bogus little known fact out of your arse or can you back up it up with actual facts eh Cliff Clavin..

these are the true fact dumdum, can you read?


the irony is you posting your twaddle on an article about the Druze militia of a fringe Druze party

Thumb Puppet 10 October 2016, 07:32

I have a lot of respect for Mr. chrisrushlau because he is Christian and it shows.

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 09 October 2016, 19:34

Religion in politic keeps the population divided, the feudal system alive ,job security for warlords and misery for the ordinary and decent people.

Thumb shab 09 October 2016, 21:02

more militia....God save Lebanon

Default-user-icon Saad Abdo (Guest) 10 October 2016, 05:37

Monday, October 10, 2016. Wiam WAHHAB wants to create his own militia. The Syrian regime believes winner and sets the stage for a war in Lebanon.
In a country that respects itself, the simple declaration of Wiam WAHHAB would have triggered lawsuits against him and his party.
What does he want this servant of Bashar Al Assad? If all parties would do the same, where are we going?
The main issue is a mandatory condition for any hope of peace in Lebanon. This is the disarmament of all militias and the dissolution of all religious parties.

Default-user-icon hi (Guest) 10 October 2016, 17:13