Underneath the euphoria of the Lebanese people protesting the removal of Syria from the country, Hezbollah is staging their own pro-Syrian rallies -
Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Lebanese flooded central Beirut on Tuesday for a pro-Syrian rally called by Hizbollah that dwarfed previous protests demanding that Syrian troops quit Lebanon.
Hizbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah urged the Lebanese opposition to join a national unity government and reject a U.N. demand for the Syrians to leave and his own militia to disarm.
"We call ... for the formation of a government of national unity and we ask the opposition to join it," he told the rally.
Nasrallah said no one in Lebanon feared the United States, whose troops left Beirut in 1984, a few months after a suicide bomber killed 241 Marines at their headquarters in the capital.
"We have defeated them in the past and if they come again we will defeat them again," he said, drawing chants of "Death to America" from the sea of demonstrators.
This could spell trouble for those Lebanese that want self-determination. When Syria withdraws will Hezbollah step in to fill the vacuum? If they come to power in Lebanon, will Israel and the US step in? This could get very messy.