This can’t be good:
Lebanon’s President Emile Lahoud has renamed pro-Syrian Omar Karami as prime minister, just two weeks after he resigned the post following massive opposition protests against Syrian influence in Lebanese politics.
The decision Thursday, came after Mr. Lahoud held consultations with parliamentary deputies. The parliament, where Syria’s allies have a majority, overwhelmingly advised in favor of reappointing Mr. Karami.
Mr. Karami, a pro-Syrian Sunni Muslim politician, immediately called for a national unity government and urged the opposition to join, saying it is the only way out of Lebanon’s crisis.
UPDATE: More from Austin Bay:
I cannot speak to this report