Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Hizbollah rally in Beirut a massive hoax

The giant Hezbollah rally that drew nearly half a million purported supporters of Syria's occupation of Lebanon actually was a staged hoax with non-Lebanese citizens, Syrian workers, students and municipal employees coerced into joining the protest, former Lebanese Prime Minister Michel Aoun told WorldNetDaily in an exclusive interview this morning.

"Yesterday's huge protest calling for Syria to stay made it look to the world like a large segment of the Lebanese population actually wants to live under Syrian occupation," said Aoun, speaking to WND from Paris. "But the protest wasn't what it appeared to be. It was an elaborately staged affair."

I figured as much. It looked like old Soviet agit-prop. But this begs the question of Hizbollah... If Syria leaves Lebanon, who will be there to control this group? Will we have to send in US troops to attack these terrorists on their own turf?