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Feasibility in putting Turkish, Jordanian and Egyptian forces in Southern Lebanon?

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Submitted by Bidyut (United States), Aug 3, 2006 at 05:00

Good Question. The answer is "no". There are two reasons:

(1) Jordan, Turkey and Egypt all have sound diplomatic relationship with Israel. Turkey has strong military ties with Israel and a foe of Iran

(2) Iran is a Shitte country whereas Jordan, Turkey and Egypt are all Sunni majority countries. Iranian hard line Shitte leadership would like Hezbollah to be the in control in Lebanon; and Shiite parties in Iraq so that Iran's influence spreads and it can become a regional superpower dictating the flow and price of oil.

Given the two scenarios a peace keeping or peace enforcing coalition of Jordan, Turkey and Egypt will come under heavy attacks by Hezbollah. The current situation is Lebanon is political. If a coalition of Jordan, Turkey and Egypt steps in, it will bound to become sectarian; and a catastrophic sectarian divide in the region will lead to a bloody situation. We already have an example in Iraq.

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