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Meanwhile, it looks like the "Cedar Revolution" in Lebanon that Dubya Inc. had trumpeted is continuing to dangerously fall apart....

Shiite militia fighters commandeered the television station and newspaper and political offices of the Sunni parliamentary majority leader, Saad Hariri, on Friday and took control of several Beirut neighborhoods.

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Pro-government fighters had mostly abandoned their posts and handed their weapons over to the Shiite militias who were present even in West Beirut.

The Shiite militias closed down the television station and newspaper and political offices of Mr. Hariri, the leader of the largest bloc in Parliament, and handed them over to the Lebanese army. The move was a blunt humiliation for Mr. Hariri, but it was unclear what the developments would mean for Lebanon’s political future.


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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/10/wo...gewanted=print
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