Can The Center Hold?

BEN CURTIS / AP

CROWD: Hizballah supporters on the streets of Beirut

Hundreds of Hizballah supporters cruised the streets of central Beirut last week, honking their car horns and waving the militant Shi'ite Muslim group's yellow flag. The demonstration had a festive air, but it may have signaled the start of [an error occurred while processing this directive] something ominous: massive street protests threatened by Hizballah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah to bring down Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's Western-backed government.

The government is already in crisis. Six pro-Syrian ministers quit last week after Siniora refused Hizballah's demand for a new government...

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