I agree with Jumbalat's statement - I would go further than say that the Army stays idly while non-Sheas are slaughtered, It is clear from all articles on the web - the Army steps in before Hezbollah and along side - to clear areas and allow almost no fire to be shot back at Hezbollah. It is in all measures a coup - and a betray of Sunni, Christians and Druze by the army generals:
Hariri and Jumblatt were besieged Friday in their residences in Muslim western Beirut, The Associated Press reported, while Prime Minister Fuad Saniora was believed to be under protection at his downtown office.
Besieged by who? You'd assume Hezbollah - you would be wrong, besieged by Lebanon's army, which merged with Hezbollah under the terrorists control.
Here's a quote from ya-libnan:
'All media channels have shut down and were place under the control of the army after we received threats from armed elements of Hezbollah,' said a company official.
Simply comparing contradicting paragraphs in ya-libnan's reporting - with some false reporting from CNN, tells me the picture is much uglier than reported. It is a coup. It is a collaboration between the Shea generals of Lebanon's army and the terror leaders who promised to chop non-Shea hands.
Will the UN, the US, the EU stand aside while a former "semi" western Arab country goes down the toilet and becomes another bastion of Terrorists like Gaza? France, Germany, Italians and others hold troops in southern Lebanon - are they still going to sit on their hands?
I remember in 2006 - when Israel fraught Hezbollah, the news wires were spreading ridiculous posts like "Beautiful Beirut is demolished by Israeli bombs" (or something like that) - where is the outcry regarding what Hezbollah is doing to Beirut today? How could western media whore themselves in favor of Hezbollah (even if only by comparison to their coverage from 2 years ago)? Unsubstantiated claims of ethnic cleansing are off handed regarding Israeli/Arab relationship (against Israel of course)- If Beirut is emptied of non-Shea - how do you label that? Strife? Sectarian? Forcefully removing opposite population has a very clear and simple synonym.
Live coverage at Ya-Libnan.
Part of the Iranian plan is to take over the press.
And then again, blame the Jews.
It does seem like Lebanon surrendered with very little battle, after the Army stood aside and let it happen. Will vangance for historic disputes commence next week? Can the Shiite restrain themselves? Not if you listen again to Nasrallah's speech from yesterday. Today they are actively hunting for Jumblatt and Hariri.