"Technically, the government decision still requires the approval of President Emile Lahoud, an ally of Syria who has said the decision was unconstitutional given the ministers’ resignations. Without his approval, it would go to parliament, which can be convened only by the speaker, Nabih Berri, an ally of Hezbollah. Berri’s aides say he has no plans as of now to do so." Shadid
What does that mean? The constitution of Lebanon requires that the president (Lahoud) approve such an action by the council of ministers. If he does not give his approval the resolution goes back to the council of ministers. If they approve it again, then it goes to parliament for approval over the president’s objection.
Lahoud will not approve the measure and Nabih Berri (the speaker of parliament) says that he has "no plans" to call parliament into session. Guess what? No bill will be enacted.
One must ask, what is the United States "playing at" in Lebanon and Syria?
On "Late Edition" today Saad Hariri (leader of the US backed faction) was asked by Wolf Blitzer if his side had any actual evidence that the Syrian government had killed either his father (Rafiq) or Pierre Gemayel last week. After mumbling in his very Saudi beard he said something about the two past UN investigations suggesting that the Syrians were involved.
He then also suggested that Syria and Israel were the two parties trying to destabilize Lebanon. Hmmm…
His father had learned not to say hings like that in public.