Monday, July 31, 2006

Ad-Diyar newspaper, which seems to be receiving funds from Qatar as of late (in addition to funding from Al-Walid bin Talal who must not have enjoyed Ayyub's labeling of the Saudi King as "criminal" and "Zionist"), reported on the behind-the-scenes negotiations that averted a storming of the US embassy in Lebanon. Hizbullah, Amal, and the Lebanese Army all worked hard to avoid (and cancel) a demonstration in front of the US embassy in `Awkar outside of Beirut for fear of things getting out of hand. Many of the demonstrators yesterday were refugees from South Lebanon.