Hizbollah coup camp out continues
From the International Herald Tribune
BEIRUT, Lebanon: Hundreds of thousands of Hezbollah and allied protesters deluged central Beirut on Sunday demanding government change as combat troops added more layers of barbed wire around the offices of the embattled U.S.-backed prime minister who has refused to step down.
Some fear the massive, peaceful rally could be a tipping point in the anti-Syrian government’s tense political standoff with the opposition.
Buoyed by the turnout, the pro-Syrian opposition gave Prime Minister Fuad Saniora an ultimatum of a “few days” to accept its demand for a national unity government or face an incessant campaign to oust him.
But Saniora, who has been holed up in his fortified office downtown, refuted the opposition’s demands and asked them to return to the negotiation table.
The opposition should “return to the constitutional institutions to discuss differences and reach real solutions,” he said in a written statement.
Syria, Iran and their Hizbollah lapdogs are attempting nothing less than a regime change to overthrow the elected government in Lebanon.