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Edible Oils The Soft Option

re-enter the fray if the Gemayel government's formal existence is threatened. The anti-government forces in Leban- non should gain significantly from the recent development. The Druzes and the Shii forces are not controlled by Syria, though there is a limited convergence of their interests in that both desire a reduced role for US forces so as to step up pressure on Gemayel. But their interests diverge on the question of integrity and independence of Lebanon which Syria (and. of course, Israel), would like to circumscribe. Lebanese nationalism is presently playing second fiddle, to assertion of communal identities, but it is not dead. The Druzes and Shii militias want a redrawing of the communally- based power structure which at present gives disproportionate weightage to the Phalangists. The Lebanese government of Amin Gemayel is under pressure to move to accommodate this demand

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