Civil Wars On Demand is something of a specialty to the Lebanese people. Let us see how things will evolve in the coming few months following the assassination of the anti Syrian, anti Hizbullah, General Wissam Al Hassan, couple of days ago in Beirut.
The only way for Lebanon to become a regular sovereign state would require it to do the following: 1- Disarm Hezbollah and all the militias. 2- Abolish the sectarian rule that requires a Christian Maronite to be president and a Sunni Muslim to be prime minister, basically abolish the system altogether. 3- Absorb the Palestinian refugees and provide them with citizenship. 4- Hold elections, and rotate the presidency among all the religious sects with the prime minister from the winning party, regardless of his or her religion, forming the government. Basically follow the Israeli and the Turkish forms of parliamentary government. The Christians in Lebanon who think that they could lose privileges and be swept away, need not to fear it, it will not happen, a new identity will be created called the Lebanese identity with one elected government and one security apparatus that will look after all citizens regardless of their backgrounds.
Picture is courtesy of the New York Times for the continuous riots and protests today in the streets of Beirut following the assassination of the Intelligence Police Chief Wissam Al hassan.